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#134970
2022-06-14

Indonesia issues long-delayed rules to protect migrant fishing workers

Indonesia has issued a much-anticipated decree to boost the protection of Indonesian deckhands working aboard foreign commercial and fishing vessels.

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#134971
2022-06-14

World is losing ‘magical’ tradition of human-animal mutualism, study warns

Honey gatherers working with birds to find wild bees’ nests; fishers working with dolphins to trap fish — these are examples of what’s known as mutualism, a practice that’s fast dying out, a new study warns.

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#134972
2022-06-14

The 1977 White House climate memo that should have changed the world

In 1977 Star Wars hit movie theaters, New York City had a blackout that lasted 25 hours, and the Apple II personal computer went up for sale. It was also the year that a remarkable one-page memo was circulated at the very highest levels of US government.

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#134973
2022-06-14

Oceans are getting warmer - but what were their temperatures 100 years ago?

Annual average temperatures of the oceans’ surfaces have been diverging from the 20th century (1900-1999) average more and more since the 1980s. In 2021, global ocean surface temperatures were 0.65 degrees Celsius higher than that century’s average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmosphe ...

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#134974
2022-06-14

Australia Has Finally Woken Up to Climate Change

FIRST CAME THE drought. Then the bushfires. Then the floods. And then, on May 21, 2022, came the federal election. After nearly four years as Australian prime minister—a term in office marked by repeated and record-breaking natural disasters—the conservative Scott Morrison was ousted following a ...

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#134975
2022-06-14

Mothers bear brunt of climate change in Pakistan

In Pakistan, temperatures have hit a record-breaking 51 degrees Celsius. People are struggling to breathe, smothered by an unprecedented heatwave. It's one of the most alarming consequences of global warming.

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#134976
2022-06-14

Seals use whiskers to track prey in deep ocean, study shows

When they are in the deep, dark ocean, seals use their whiskers to track down their prey, a study has confirmed after observing the sea mammals in their natural habitat.

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#134977
2022-06-14

Happy the Elephant Isn’t a Person, Top New York Court Rules

An animal advocacy group had argued that the elephant was being illegally detained at the Bronx Zoo, in a case involving deep ethical questions about the basic rights of highly intelligent animals.

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#134978
2022-06-14

Earliest record of wildfires provides insights into Earth's past vegetation and oxygen levels

While wildfires over recent years have raged across much of the western United States and pose significant hazards to wildlife and local populations, wildfires have been a long-standing part of Earth's systems without the influence of humans for hundreds of millions of years.

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#134981
2022-06-14

Assessing the past, present and future of the Third Pole environment

The Third Pole, which encompasses the Tibetan Plateau and its surrounding mountain ranges, is the third largest reservoir of ice and snow after the North and South poles.

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#134982
2022-06-14

Yosemite undergoes forest thinning due to wildfire risk. Environmentalists want it stopped

For more than a century, Yosemite National Park was viewed as a refuge where nature prevails unmolested by man-made forces amid picturesque vistas of granite cliffs, waterfalls and giant sequoias.

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#134983
2022-06-14

France vows cash for urban vegetation as heatwave hits

The French government announced 500 million euros on Tuesday to encourage urban vegetation projects to tackle high temperatures in towns and cities as a heatwave began to strike in the south and southwest.

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#134984
2022-06-14

Pioneering study shows climate played crucial role in changing location of ancient coral reefs

A new study published in Nature Communications demonstrates how changes in temperature and plate tectonics, where the positions of Earth's continents were in very different positions than today, have determined the distribution of corals through the ages.

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#134985
2022-06-14

Research clarifies hazards posed by harmful algal blooms

Research by Oregon State University has shed new light on the hazards associated with harmful algal blooms such as one four years ago that fouled drinking water in Oregon's capital city of Salem.

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#134986
2022-06-14

'Protective cloak' prevents plants from self-harming in very bright conditions

New work led by Carnegie's Petra Redekop, Emanuel Sanz-Luque, and Arthur Grossman probes the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which plants protect themselves from self-harm. Their findings, published by Science Advances, improve our understanding of one of the most-important biochemical proc ...

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#134988
2022-06-14

Climate-associated genetic switches found in plants

Genetic variants that can act as switches directing structural changes in the RNA molecules that code for proteins in plants have been experimentally validated in plants for the first time.

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#134989
2022-06-14

How plants' threat-detection mechanisms raise the alarm

New work led by Carnegie's Zhiyong Wang untangles a complex cellular signaling process that underpins plants' ability to balance expending energy on growth and defending themselves from pathogens. These findings, published in Nature Plants, show how plants use complex cellular circuits to proces ...

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#134987
2022-06-14

Here is a six-step decision framework to include nature-based solutions in city-planning

Cities are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and put at risk many of the life-sustaining ecosystems on which communities and livelihoods depend.

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#134990
2022-06-14

These fish live in sub-freezing waters. Why are so many getting sick?

Antarctic fish have evolved to survive—and thrive—under unbearable conditions. They make their living at the sub-zero Centigrade, freezing temperatures of the ice-filled Southern Ocean, and they keep their bodies from freezing solid by producing an antifreeze protein in their blood.

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#134991
2022-06-14

Hanging out with bats to discover the secrets of their biology

By turns admired and reviled, bats are one of the most mysterious mammals alive. Their nocturnal habits and unique adaptations mean that bat biology still holds many secrets. It is possible that bats may hold the key to understanding diabetes.

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#134992
2022-06-14

New prehistoric plant discovery highlights the unexpected diversity of non-flowering plants

The renowned Apple Bay fossil locality of northern Vancouver Island is helping us reimagine seed plant diversity in the Early Cretaceous, the last of three geologic periods comprising the Mesozoic Era.

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#134993
2022-06-14

Unraveling the diversity of the wild house mouse

Scientists have revealed the genetic structure and diversity and inferred the population history of the wild house mouse across Europe and Asia.

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#134994
2022-06-14

Coal mining threatens Ethiopia’s ancient coffee forest

Sitting high in the hills of southwestern Ethiopia, the thick green forest of Yayu is a haven of biodiversity where Nuradin Aliyi, a third-generation wild-coffee farmer, has lived his whole life intertwined with nature.

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#134995
2022-06-14

Spain cracks down on food waste with supermarket fines and ‘doggy bags’ required at restaurants

Spain is the latest European country to pass new legislation aimed at reducing its high levels of food waste. Supermarkets will be fined for discarding unsold food, and restaurants must be able to provide 'doggy bags' for leftovers.

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#134996
2022-06-14

How heat damages the DNA of endangered purple-crowned fairy wrens

Endangered purple-crowned fairy wrens – tiny but striking Australian songbirds – could be at even greater risk from global heating after a study found that exposure to hot and dry conditions damages nestlings’ DNA.

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#134998
2022-06-14

'We beg God for water': Chilean lake turns to desert, sounding climate change alarm

The Penuelas reservoir in central Chile was until twenty years ago the main source of water for the city of Valparaiso, holding enough water for 38,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Water for only two pools now remains.

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#135000
2022-06-14

What does a healthy coral reef sound like?

When a team of scientists listened to an audio clip recorded underwater off islands in central Indonesia, they heard unusual sounds - something which sounded like a crackling campfire.

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#135001
2022-06-14

Montreal to host delayed Cop15 summit to halt ‘alarming’ global biodiversity loss

The date for a key UN nature summit has finally been confirmed after more than two years of delays and amid fears momentum to halt biodiversity loss across the globe has been lost.

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#134913
2022-06-08

Report: Philanthropy can help protect against climate change:

Philanthropists could help ease the damage from climate change by donating more money to address global warming and the communities most at risk from it, according to a report that the research organization Candid released Wednesday.

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#134914
2022-06-08

Study pinpoints coastal wetlands capable of surviving climate change--with human help

Climate Central today announced the publication of a new peer-reviewed study and interactive mapping tool showing American coastal wetlands' resilience to climate change. The maps incorporate the study's findings to reveal precise locations where wetlands might survive rising seas either by migr ...

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#134915
2022-06-08

How much land is needed to stop the biodiversity crisis?

Environmentalists have been lobbying world leaders to commit to protecting 30% of Earth’s land for biodiversity at an international conference later this year. That number, daunting as it seems, might not be high enough.

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#134916
2022-06-08

Using Indigenous knowledge and Western science to address climate change impacts

Traditional Owners in Australia are the creators of millennia worth of traditional ecological knowledge—an understanding of how to live amid changing environmental conditions. Seasonal calendars are one of the forms of this knowledge best known by non-Indigenous Australians. But as the climate c ...

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#134917
2022-06-08

World Ocean Day: A look at 8 critically endangered marine species

June 8 is World Ocean Day – an annual global event to recognise the major role oceans play in our lives and the challenges faced in preserving this precious environment.

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#134918
2022-06-08

New Zealand farmers propose paying for emissions to tackle climate change

Farming leaders in New Zealand have recommended that the government impose a price on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions for the first time, as the rural sector comes under significant political pressure over its disproportionate contribution to climate change.

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#134919
2022-06-08

US government to ban single-use plastic in national parks within a decade

The Biden administration is to phase out single-use plastic products on US public lands, including the vast network of American national parks, in an attempt to stem the huge tide of plastic pollution that now extends to almost every corner of the world.

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#134920
2022-06-08

Scientists use food puzzles to show how otters learn from each other

Otters are able to learn from each other – but still prefer to solve some puzzles on their own, scientists have found. The semi-aquatic mammals are known to be very social and intelligent creatures, but a study by the University of Exeter has given new insight into their intellect.

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#134921
2022-06-08

World Oceans Day 2022: What is Ocean Acidification?

The IAEA celebrates the United Nations World Oceans Day, 8 June, to raise awareness of the benefits derived from the ocean. While the livelihoods of more than three billion people depend on oceanic resources, the ocean also provides a large fraction of the oxygen we breathe and absorbs greenhous ...

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#134922
2022-06-08

World Oceans Day 2022: 3 Top Destinations On The Great Barrier Reef

Comprising 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands across more than 134,000 square miles off the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef—the world’s largest coral reef system—is an oceanic Valhalla.

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#134923
2022-06-08

World Oceans Day 2022: Italy's fight against illegal fishing

The Mediterranean is the world's most overfished sea and in Italy, illegal fishing has became a big problem.

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#134924
2022-06-08

World Oceans Day 2022: Collective effort needed to protect oceans

A collective effort by all parties is needed to protect the oceans that are increasingly under threat now. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu's Institute of Oceanography and Environment Centre for Ocean Governance head Prof Dr Wan Izatul Asma Wan Talaat said according to the latest United Nations (U ...

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#134925
2022-06-08

World Oceans Day: Joint Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius

World Oceans Day 2022 is about revitalising our blue planet. On this day, we highlight the fundamental importance of the ocean to life on earth, and the need for a collective global approach to protect and restore the ocean, and to use the ocean´s enormous potential in a sustainable way to the b ...

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#134926
2022-06-08

World Oceans Day: In 2022, carbon dioxide is higher than it has been in millions of years. Why this matters?

The heat-trapping carbon dioxide that we see in the atmosphere today has not reached such levels in millions of years. The greenhouse gas which raises the planet’s surface temperatures had been at about the same level 4.1 to 4.5 million years ago in the Pliocene era.

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#134927
2022-06-08

Singapore warily monitors rising sea levels as world marks Oceans Day

On World Oceans Day 2022, climate experts and activists aim to inform the public on the impact of human activity on the seas. It's a familiar topic in Singapore, where rising sea levels pose an existential threat to the city-state of 6 million inhabitants.

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#134928
2022-06-08

World Oceans Day: What is the blue economy?

Wednesday (8 June) is World Oceans Day, and the UN is set to host an Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue shortly after. Non-state actors are set to participate more than ever before – so could this year be a tipping point for scaling investment to create a thriving ‘blue economy’?

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#134929
2022-06-08

On World Oceans Day, Dal experts explore how to better incorporate traditional Indigenous knowledge into ocean science

While it’s pretty difficult to forget about the ocean while on Dal’s campus just steps away from the Atlantic, the annual World Oceans Day presents another opportunity to reflect on the critical role this natural resource plays in everyone’s lives.

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#134930
2022-06-08

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside: World Oceans Day 2022

“No matter who or where we are, we are all dipping our toes in the same enormous connecting body of water. It’s our ocean and it’s our shared responsibility to look after it.”– Sue Ranger, Marine Conservation Society

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#134931
2022-06-08

Experts urge saving biodiversity from extinction

Global warming and climate change are causing many species of animals and plants to slowly die out. This gradual extinction would pose threat to food supplies, said speakers in a seminar on 'biodiversity' at Women University Multan (WUM) on Tuesday.

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#134932
2022-06-08

In Nigeria's disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees

Deep in a forest in Nigeria's Ebute Ipare village, Egbontoluwa Marigi sized up a tall mahogany tree, methodically cut it down with his axe and machete, and as it fell with a crackling sound, he surveyed the forest for the next tree.

News Headlines
#134933
2022-06-08

Air pollution may increase freezing rain in northern hemisphere

Freezing rain is a typical weather disaster in winter and early spring over many regions of the world, even tropical areas. It develops as supercooled water (below 0 °C) in the air and freezes immediately after depositing on cold surfaces. In southern China, freezing rain mainly happens in the m ...

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#134934
2022-06-08

Study: Natural sources of air pollution exceed air quality guidelines in many regions

Alongside climate change, air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health. Tiny particles known as particulate matter or PM2.5 (named for their diameter of just 2.5 micrometers or less) are a particularly hazardous type of pollutant.

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