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#110936
2016-11-17

Understand pollution, environmental impacts from food in 6 charts

The food manufacturing sector encompasses a massive range of small and large businesses throughout the United States, and a growing population guarantees strong demand. Barely dented by the 2008 recession, the industry has enormous untapped potential for saving money and regulatory compliance co ...

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#110938
2016-11-17

Plastic on the menu as marine pollution spreads

Ten million tonnes of plastic are entering our oceans every year, and environmental experts believe that by 2050, plastic will actually outweigh fish in the sea.

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#110939
2016-11-17

This Tower of Biodiversity is designed to spread seeds throughout Paris

Maison Edouard François designed an incredible sustainable tower for Paris. Clad in eye-catching green panels, the M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity also comprises netting entwined with living flora. The entire structure is designed to spread seeds throughout the city.

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#110898
2016-11-16

Walnut trees for future generations

The largest naturally grown walnut forest in the world provides a livelihood for many people - but the forest is slowly dying. A new sustainable approach is supposed to save it.

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#110899
2016-11-16

Soon, benefit sharing must for using Madhya Pradesh’s bio-resources: Official

Companies or individuals using Madhya Pradesh’s bio-resources like medicinal plants and genetic material will soon have to share benefit with the state, a top official said here on Tuesday.

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#110900
2016-11-16

The Plastic Polluting the Oceans Smells Like Lunch to Marine Life

Think all birds find dinner using their eagle-eye vision? Not so for many seafaring bird species, which rely on an acute sense of smell to locate swarms of tiny krill and fish swirling in currents on the ocean surface.

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#110901
2016-11-16

Where can coral grow best? Scientist researching optimal habitats

Coral populations in the Florida Reef Tract have declined in the last three decades due to extreme-temperature events and other stressors that cause bleaching and disease. Scientists are now working to save the reef by transplanting healthy, nursery-grown corals back onto the reefs.

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#110902
2016-11-16

Alpine highway underpass to help rare mountain pygmy possums meet a mate

Mountain pygmy possum populations separated by the Great Alpine Road in Victoria will soon have a new, specially-designed tunnel to help them meet a mate.

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#110903
2016-11-16

Canada's First Nations clean up latest fuel spill mess

British Columbia, Canada - On the morning of October 13, Tracy Robinson, a hunter and fisherwoman living in the Heiltsuk First Nation community of Bella Bella, British Columbia, was preparing to go out on to the ocean, when the news reached her: An American tugboat and oil barge transiting Canad ...

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#110904
2016-11-16

If you want to tackle carbon emissions let indigenous people control their land

In my native Colombia, the cloud forests of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta have been described as holding the most important concentration of threatened wildlife on Earth. These forests are also the ancestral home of the Koguis, an indigenous group now numbering around 10,000 individuals.

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#110905
2016-11-16

Newly Opened Straupe Earth Market Receives 3,000 Visitors

Earth Markets are special events that have been established according to guidelines based on the Slow Food philosophy. These community-run markets are important meetings that demonstrate solidarity, where local producers offer healthy, quality food directly to consumers at fair prices and guaran ...

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#110906
2016-11-16

Pokemon Go News: How The AR Game Can Help Save Biodiversity

Video games in general have been stereotyped to be somewhat negative for society. For one, it has been accused as cause of violence among teenagers, which until now is still subject for debate. Then here comes Pokemon Go which is tagged as a menace when it comes to preserving public landmarks an ...

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#110848
2016-11-15

To find real solutions, focus beyond climate emissions

If we are to find sustainable solutions to climate change, we have to look at the bigger picture. And in that picture climate change – and carbon emissions – aren’t everything. Neither are biodiversity, water, forests, agriculture or coastal habitats and oceans, gender or communities, education, ...

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#110849
2016-11-15

A technological eye on the future of our seas and our agriculture

From the ocean depths to the vastness of the cosmos, new technologies give scientists a better understanding of the world around us. In this special episode of Futuris, we will meet with modern explorers of the sea, land, and space.

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#110850
2016-11-15

Climate Change, A Goat Farmer’s Gain

Bongekile Ndimande’s family lost more 30 head of cattle to a ravaging drought last season, but a herd of goats survived and is now her bank on four legs. In money value, the drought deprived Ndimande of more than 21,000 dollars. Each goat would be worth an average of 714 dollars if they had surv ...

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#110851
2016-11-15

Rare river crossing by female raises hopes for boost in Florida panther population

Efforts to save the Florida panther may have broken through a longtime barrier: a female cat appears to have forged the Caloosahatchee River to stake out new territory to the north.

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#110852
2016-11-15

Concern over parasites affecting honey bees

Scientists from The University of Western Australia's Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) tagged 200 honey bee workers to find out how a highly-contagious fungal parasite (Nosema apis) impacts their ability to pollinate crops.

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#110853
2016-11-15

Are conservation policies a driver of deforestation in Tanzania?

Deforestation in Tanzania is often attributed to unsustainable charcoal production, shifting cultivation, overgrazing and illegal timber harvesting. This is, for instance, the case in The REDD Desk’s resource on Tanzania, but is also reflected in many other popular scientific and media articles.

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#110854
2016-11-15

The People of Ethiopia's Forests

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Like many countries, there is money in Ethiopia’s forestry sector – both regulated and unregulated. The most recent official figures from Global Forest Watch show that the country’s forestry sector contributed $893.7 million to the economy in 2011, or about 3.2 percent of ...

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#110855
2016-11-15

How the Parks of Tomorrow Will Be Different

America’s most special places will always be beautiful, but a warming climate forces us to accept that they can’t be frozen in time.

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#110856
2016-11-15

These 10 Innovators Are Changing the World, From Oceans to Eye Care

Innovators working to protect sea life, combat climate change, and empower women are among the ten winners of this year’s Rolex Awards for Enterprise and will be honored Tuesday night a Los Angeles event marking the 40th anniversary of the international philanthropic program.

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#110857
2016-11-15

Destruction of kelp forests by tropical fish shows impact of ocean temperature rises

Herbivorous tropical fish have destroyed kelp forests in northern New South Wales, showing that even small increases in ocean temperature can lead to kelp deforestation, an Australian study has found.

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#110858
2016-11-15

Vintage travel posters push the allure of now-extinct animals

The allure of travel for many jet-setters is seeing habitats and wildlife that can only be found in one place in the world. From elephants in Africa to giant tortoises in the Galapagos, it's compelling to see species living in their native habitat. Indeed, a country's biggest claim to fame can b ...

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#110859
2016-11-15

The link between birds and coffee

Sometime in 2004, I received a copy of Living On The Wind: Across The Hemisphere With Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul. The American naturalist writes in the book that one of the ways to save migratory songbirds, tropical plants and animals is to “have a cup of coffee”. He says the “tradition ...

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#110860
2016-11-15

Hope for forests at COP22

COP22 has revealed signs of real momentum toward an effective role for tropical forests in achieving a low carbon future, writes Tony Juniper. Now for the hard bit - connecting with realities on the ground to make it happen. This will mean working with indigenous and other forest communities to ...

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#110861
2016-11-15

Ensuring wildlife and livestock coexistence vital for international trade and environmental protection

Victoria Falls - Addressing disease issues that are a result of the coexistence of wildlife and livestock is important to the international trade of beef. Given the importance of both the livestock and wildlife sectors to many countries across the region, Southern Africa has been reevaluating h ...

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#110862
2016-11-15

An Ecosystem’s Lifeblood, Flowing Through Gravel

They are beautiful, glistening icons of the West, filled with life and history. But there is far more to mountain rivers, scientists are learning, than the water churning between their banks.

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#110863
2016-11-15

Three new species of miniaturized tropical salamanders are already endangered

An international team of researchers has completed a decades-long study of tiny salamanders found in the high-mountain forests of Oaxaca, Mexico, and concluded that they represent three new species of the enigmatic genus Thorius. With adults smaller than a matchstick, these salamanders are the s ...

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#110864
2016-11-15

Majority of Southeast Sulawesi coral reefs damaged: Study

A study conducted by WWF Indonesia has found that the majority of coral reefs in waters around Southeast Sulawesi have been damaged. The lack of hard coral cover, high rubble cover and high sedimentation rates are signs that the underwater ecosystem is in a dire state.

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#110866
2016-11-15

Adidas launches mass-produced ocean plastic trainers

Global sportswear company Adidas looks set to push around 7,000 pairs of trainers made from 95% ocean plastic into the market, alongside setting a new goal to produce one million ocean plastic pairs of trainers by 2017.

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#110867
2016-11-15

Is Logging Liquidating Biodiversity in Indiana Forests?

An inventory of Indiana's older forests already has identified more than 1,250 species, with hundreds more still being tallied. (Indiana Forest Alliance)

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#110820
2016-11-14

New report: Brazil’s Cerrado could sidestep conversion for agriculture

The expanse of tropical savanna in Brazil known as the Cerrado faces an uncertain future, as a decades-old trajectory toward more agriculture continues. But a recent report holds that with the right strategy, the region’s natural resources can be protected alongside the region’s most important e ...

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#110821
2016-11-14

How useful are Green Rankings?

There is an unmistakable sustainability tide sweeping across the private sector, as consumers and investors alike become more aware of the environmental impact of businesses.

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#110822
2016-11-14

10 Technologies That Are Helping Save Endangered Species

In today’s world, scientists and conservationists are starting to work together to look for solutions to help the plight of endangered species around the globe. These solutions are primarily using technology to help revitalize different populations of animals that are experiencing a decline. Usi ...

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#110823
2016-11-14

Agriculture Is a Victim of and the Solution to Climate Change

Diplomatic wrangling this week will make the headlines in the fight against climate change, but experts say a bigger but largely unseen battle is set to unfold on the world's farms. Agriculture holds the double distinction of being highly vulnerable to climate change but also offering a solution ...

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#110824
2016-11-14

Zimbabwe: Climate Change Changes Face of Urban Agriculture

Rain is something that Zimbabweans very much look forward to. For years, many have looked up to their rain-fed agricultural projects to bring them food relief in the face of gnawing hunger that has resulted from the country's economic collapse. The unpredictable pattern that now characterises th ...

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#110825
2016-11-14

Climate change in Afghanistan: What does it mean for rural livelihoods and food security?

Climate change in Afghanistan is not an uncertain, “potential” future risk but a very real, present threat— whose impacts have already been felt by millions of farmers and pastoralists across the country. In this report, we show how drought and flood risks have changed over the past thirty years ...

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#110826
2016-11-14

World’s Tallest Tropical Tree is Higher than the Statue of Liberty

In June this year, Malaysia claimed history for having the tallest tropical tree in the world, a Yellow Meranti in Malaysian Borneo standing at 89.5 meters. Five months later, the record was shattered.

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#110827
2016-11-14

Moroccan vault preserves seeds if climate change or doomsday spark crisis

Should a doomsday agricultural crisis hit the world’s driest environments, scientists and farmers will turn to an up-and-coming research centre and seed bank in Morocco to restock their harvests.

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#110828
2016-11-14

Without funding, developing country climate plans will wither

The Paris Agreement’s entry into force should be celebrated. Little will be achieved, however, unless governments turn words into action.Although Latin America and the Caribbean are confronting a difficult economic situation, there is a strong case for implementing the agreement, which can build ...

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#110829
2016-11-14

Promising progress for pilot shellfish reef restoration program

A Western Australian first trial to return oysters to an Albany estuary is exceeding scientists' expectations, a year into the ambitious project.

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#110830
2016-11-14

Enhancing livestock immunity in a changing climate

Management and nutritional strategies are needed to protect livestock from heat stress resulting from climate change, according to a review paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science.

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#110831
2016-11-14

2016 'very likely' to be world's warmest year

2016 looks poised to be the warmest year on record globally, according to preliminary data. With data from just the first nine months, scientists are 90% certain that 2016 will pass the mark set by 2015.

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#110832
2016-11-14

New frog species discovered near Australian airport

In a swamp, just six miles away from the Newcastle airport in New South Wales, Australia, scientists have discovered a new species of frog that is only slightly bigger than a human fingertip.

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#110833
2016-11-14

Move to save Singapore's endangered sea turtles

The gentle sea turtle has long fuelled the imagination, and Singaporeans flock to turtle sanctuaries elsewhere to catch sight of them. But sea turtles also live and nest right here, unknown to many. Unfortunately, the two species of sea turtles most commonly found here - the hawksbill turtle and ...

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#110834
2016-11-14

Dogs Trained To Sniff Out Invasive Species Of Mussels In Montana

Zebra and quagga mussels, the best known Great Lakes invaders, reduce the ability of native mussel species to move, feed and breed.

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#110835
2016-11-14

The impact of climate change on Arctic biodiversity

Most spiders are small. I don’t know if that’s a comfort to you or not,” Dean of Students and Department of Natural Resources Associate Professor Christopher Buddle said to the audience on Nov. 10 at Cutting Edge Lectures in Science, hosted by the Redpath Museum.

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#110797
2016-11-11

Sabah will ‘make a Third of its land’ Totally Protected Areas

Sabah’s government is planning to turn almost a third of the state’s forests into totally protected areas. The total of gazetted areas where no logging or encroachment will be allowed will account for 30% of the state’s land mass. It’s definitely a welcome development, yes, but it could take a d ...

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#110798
2016-11-11

Measuring protection of the world’s rivers

To what extent are the world’s rivers protected? In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an international treaty for the conservation of biodiversity, set a 17% target for the protection of ‘inland waters,’ including rivers. But there was a problem: there was no good way to meas ...

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#110799
2016-11-11

Climate Change Hitting Coral Reefs Hard

As atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rise, very few coral reef ecosystems will be spared the impacts of ocean acidification or sea surface temperature rise, according to a new analysis. The damage will cause the most immediate and serious threats where human dependence on reefs is highest.

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