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#114990
2017-10-27

Our Ancient Ocean Temperature Records May Be Wrong

Scientists may have miscalculated ancient ocean temperature records. If confirmed, the discovery throws decades of climate research into question and could mean we are living through a period of climate change unparalleled for at least 100 million years.

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#114991
2017-10-27

Why the World Doesn’t Really Know Just How Much Fish it Catches

Catches by local, non-commercial fishers are often ignored or under-reported by governments globally. But Dirk Zeller, a professor at the University of Western Australia, reckons their size may well rival that of industrial fleets.

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#114992
2017-10-27

Shocking Caribbean photos reveal a “sea of plastic and Styrofoam”

We hear about the issue of ocean plastic a lot, but these new photographs demonstrate just how pervasive the pollution is. Roatán-based photographer Caroline Power shared pictures on Facebook taken near the Caribbean island belonging to Honduras, revealing what she calls a “sea of plastic and St ...

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#114993
2017-10-27

Meteorologists and oceanographers join forces on sustainable development agenda

Progress and challenges in improving maritime safety and services, strengthening environmental protection and expanding ocean observing systems are on the agenda of an intergovernmental commission of meteorologists and oceanographers. The meeting also aims to agree a roadmap for future priorities.

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#114994
2017-10-27

Great Barrier Reef could die from eating PLASTIC as coral found to LOVE the taste

Coral reefs regularly eat micro-plastics that have built up in the oceans as the material is delicious to them, researchers at Duke University have found. Marine animals often mistakenly eat plastic debris as they believe it is prey.

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#114995
2017-10-27

Climate Change Is Making Bamboo-Eating Lemurs Go Hungry

Even though it is already the most endangered primate in the world, the greater bamboo lemur just can’t catch a break. Climate change is starving out this Madagascar native, a study published Thursday reports in Current Biology.

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#114996
2017-10-27

Waking Africa up to the realities of climate change

There is a need to explain climate change in a way that bridges the gap between scientific language and general understanding, in the same way that the discussion about HIV/AIDS in Africa had to be broadened

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#114997
2017-10-27

Biomimicry vs. biophilia: A primer

You know you’ve crossed a special threshold in sustainable design when one of your biggest pet peeves is people confusing biophilia and biomimicry. I’m going to put my greeny geekiness on full display by dedicating a whole blog post to straightening out this common confusion.

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#114998
2017-10-27

Ancient Corn is Coming to Whole Foods. Just Don’t Try to Buy it in Mexico.

There is nothing quite like a good tortilla. Unfortunately, almost no one in the U.S. has ever had a good, authentic tortilla—handmade, still warm from the comal it’s been cooked on, from landrace corn grown, nixtamalized, and ground nearby, often by the very same hands making the tortillas. A t ...

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#114999
2017-10-27

When GMOs Are the Movie Star

Three quarters of the way into Food Evolution, a recent documentary about genetically engineered food, agricultural economist Charles Benbrook glances furtively around a crowded lobby. He’s just participated in a public debate over GMO technology, and moviegoers know his angle: Benbrook is the a ...

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#115000
2017-10-27

Curious great white shark plays with camera

Massey scientists captured some astonishing footage of a great white shark on a recent research expedition to the Southwest Pacific.

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#115001
2017-10-27

Agroforestry: An increasingly popular solution for a hot, hungry world

At first glance Cameroon’s western regions seem lush, but a closer look shows a land degraded by overgrazing, unsustainable cropping practices, deforestation of vegetation for firewood, and uncontrolled bush fires.

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#115002
2017-10-27

Call to conserve 'crucial' rare Wales spider species

Action is needed to conserve Wales' rare spider species, including those which only live underground, a review has found. Some of the 500 species of spiders that live in Wales are found almost nowhere else in the world, according to Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

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#115003
2017-10-27

Climate Change Affects Coastal Communities and Beyond

The recent drought in the Western region of the United States, and the hurricanes and floods along the Gulf Coast are extreme weather events on just one continent.

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#114972
2017-10-26

Ocean acidification research makes a strong case for limiting climate change

Experiments and analyses carried out by more than 250 scientists from 20 German institutions clearly indicate that ocean acidification and warming, along with other environmental stressors, impair life in the ocean. A brochure summarises major outcomes of the project for policymakers and the pub ...

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#114973
2017-10-26

UNEP: 'We need to speed up' on climate change

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) head Erik Solheim on Wednesday, October 25, said nations "need to speed up" when it comes to climate change.

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#114974
2017-10-26

The Himalayas

One of the youngest mountain ranges on the planet, the Himalayas separates the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan plateau.

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#114975
2017-10-26

Network of Divers Who Made Possible a Groundbreaking Coral Reef Study

Data collected from across the ocean by 250 diver citizen-scientists has given scientists new insights – and a new way of conducting ocean research – into how climate change is affecting marine life as temperatures rise.

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#114976
2017-10-26

Almost half of threatened vertebrates are on islands — and that could help save them

Nearly half the world’s vertebrates faced with extinction live on islands where it is easier to control the invasive species that may endanger their survival, a study published Wednesday said.

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#114977
2017-10-26

Immerse Yourself in the “Ticos” Ocean

Renowned pianist and composer Manuel Obregón, artist Carlos Hiller, underwater photographer Simón Bolívar, the technical implementation of LUZ ART and the magic of the Children’s Museum unite to give the public an unrivaled trip through the seabed Costa Rica.

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#114978
2017-10-26

Climate change may be worse than believed: study

The current period of climate change may be unparallelled over the last 100 million years, warn scientists who discovered a flaw in the way past ocean temperatures have been estimated up to now.

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#114979
2017-10-26

Why Cuba is home to a bounty of rare species

Replete with rare and endangered species, Cuba is a crown jewel of biodiversity in the Caribbean. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on the ways scientists and conservationists are working to survey and protect the island’s rich, and sometimes unique, wildlife

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#114980
2017-10-26

Was the Extreme 2017 Hurricane Season Driven by Climate Change?

Summer and fall 2017 saw an unusual string of record-breaking hurricanes pummel the U.S. Gulf Coast, eastern seaboard, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

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#114981
2017-10-26

As ice retreats, frozen mosses emerge to tell climate change tale

Some mosses in the eastern Canadian Arctic, long entombed in ice, are now emerging into the sunlight. And the radiocarbon ages of those plants suggest that summertime temperatures in the region are the warmest they’ve been in tens of thousands of years.

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#114982
2017-10-26

Climate Change and the Human Mind: A Noted Psychiatrist Weighs In

Psychiatrist and historian Robert Jay Lifton has delved deep into the some of the darkest issues and most traumatic events of the 20th century with his research into the mindset of Nazi doctors, terrorism, the experiences of prisoners of war, and the aftermath of nuclear attack, which he chronic ...

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#114983
2017-10-26

Author Steven Kotler on tackling the biodiversity crisis with technology

Steven Kotler is a leading thinker on how technology can be employed to halt the global loss of biodiversity. Recently the prolific author and journalist convened a weekend forum for environmentalists and technologists in Tahoe, California, Creating Equilibrium, to bring these disciplines into c ...

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#114984
2017-10-26

Under threat: Hyderabad huffs and puffs as open spaces keep on shrinking

Multiple international studies, in recent times, have established that the India-China belt will undergo massive urban growth -over 30 per cent - during the next two decades.

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#114985
2017-10-26

Cat on a hot tin roof

On the roof of the world, the high mountains and plateaus of Central Asia, lives the enigmatic snow leopard—an endangered wild cat which is said to roam the inhospitable landscapes in over 12 countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, ...

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#114959
2017-10-25

Nature-based Solutions have a place in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in Pacific Island countries

Permanent Secretary for Environment, Mr. Joshua Wycliffe encouraged Pacific countries to embrace Ecosystem or Nature-based Solutions to climate change at a Pacific Regional Dialogue on linking action on climate change, biodiversity management and sustainable development at the Holiday Inn in Suv ...

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#114960
2017-10-25

This video of a starfish strolling on sand is undoubtedly fascinating

The Earth is a vast place, with several creatures and elements you might not have even heard of. 75 per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water while a specific portion of that amount – 71 per cent to be precise, is trapped under oceans. We have reached Mars, yet, there are several cre ...

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#114961
2017-10-25

From ‘ghost nets’ to sustainable luxury: the interface of business and the environment

It was while investigating chemical properties as an applied science student in Sydney that Clinton Squires first crystallised how nature and business must work effectively together for our collective futures.

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#114962
2017-10-25

Save worms and bugs too

Global science chief says biodiversity central to human well-being Governments should extend the protection of nature far beyond iconic creatures such as tigers and elephants to species including worms and beetles that are vital to human prosperity, the chair of a global scientific project said ...

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#114963
2017-10-25

Big companies' climate change targets are 'unambitious', say analysts

Nearly nine out of 10 of the world’s biggest companies have plans in place to reduce carbon emissions, new research has found, but only a fifth of them are doing so for 2030 and beyond.

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#114964
2017-10-25

Bring politics of biodiversity at same level as climate change – UNEP

Every other nation [has] accepted the climate message, and we should be at the same place by 2020 with biodiversity,' says United Nations Environment Programme head Erik Solheim at an international wildlife conference in Manila.

News Headlines
#114965
2017-10-25

Once were sceptics: What convinced these scientists that climate change is real?

Up until a few years ago, Richard Muller was often quoted by sceptics as a credible, high-profile scientist who doubted the consensus on climate change.Today, he starts his lectures by stating a few things he believes to be facts.

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#114966
2017-10-25

Go organic to beat drought - minister

Agriculture minister Vincent Ssempijja said organic methods can be applied without use of synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticides and livestock feed additives, among others. He was speaking at the 7th annual indigenous and traditional food fair at the Uganda Manufacturers Association gr ...

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#114967
2017-10-25

The seven pillars of the circular economy

Before I outline the seven pillars themselves, let me tell you how we got there… The circular economy is a term that has gained a great deal of popularity among both businesses and governments over the last few years. As with other popular terms, with its growth in usage, the number of ways in w ...

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#114968
2017-10-25

Extinction looms for two rare bird species after devastating hurricanes

Conservation biologist Paul Reillo is torn between two worlds in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria—one of swift action and one of waiting.

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#114969
2017-10-25

Racer snakes, slug sex, and bat dung mountains: David Attenborough's greatest moments

If there’s one thing all British people can agree on, it’s that David Attenborough, at 91, is a sterling national treasure – although the sole dissenting voice might be that of Attenborough himself, who disavowed the term in a 2009 interview with The Telegraph .

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#114970
2017-10-25

Will anyone act to save the caribou? Ontario is not.

Instead of implementing caribou recovery plans, the Ontario government has allowed logging and logging roads to continue to expand into unfragmented forests, causing critical caribou habitat to be lost. Scientists have warned that delays in addressing industrial expansion will result in a lower ...

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#114971
2017-10-25

Understanding our planet’s oceans

Oceans cover three-quarters of the Earth’s surface and contain 97 per cent of the Earth’s water. More than three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. Globally, the market value of marine and coastal resources and industries is estimated at $3 trillion a ...

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#114938
2017-10-24

Rethinking tourism and its contribution to conservation in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of 36 global hotspots for biodiversity. Its unique wildlife is a major draw card for tourists. About three million international visitors arrive in New Zealand each year, adding NZ$15 billion to the economy. At least half explore a national park or protected area (PA), but the ...

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#114939
2017-10-24

UK is 30-40 years away from 'eradication of soil fertility', warns Gove

The UK is 30 to 40 years away from “the fundamental eradication of soil fertility” in parts of the country, the environment secretary Michael Gove has warned. “We have encouraged a type of farming which has damaged the earth,” Gove told the parliamentary launch of the Sustainable Soils Alliance ...

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#114940
2017-10-24

India freezes requests to commercially release GM mustard

India has frozen requests to commercially release a locally developed genetically modified (GM) mustard, an environment ministry document released on Tuesday showed, amid stiff opposition to lab-altered food from activists and politicians.

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#114941
2017-10-24

PH urges nations to conserve intertidal wetlands for migratory species

The Philippines on Tuesday, October 24, made a pitch for the conservation of critical intertidal and other coastal habitats for migratory species at the sidelines of the world's largest wildlife conference for the year.

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#114942
2017-10-24

IUCN and UN Environment launch promotional videos on the Nagoya Protocol in Saint Lucia

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) are increasing efforts to help Caribbean countries boost fair access to their genetic resources and equitable sharing of benefits derived.

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#114943
2017-10-24

Elephant poaching declines in East Africa

While the outlook for elephants looks good in Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, in Central Africa, there have been dramatic losses of elephant populations over the last decade, with levels of illegal killing remaining very high.

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#114944
2017-10-24

Reintroduced marsupials may pose new threat to ground–dwelling birds

Native marsupials reintroduced in south-western Australia are a threat to ground-dwelling birds, a University of Queensland study has found.

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#114945
2017-10-24

Africa: Countries Urged on Green Growth Agenda

With African countries steadily working their way to transformation, environmentalists have again reiterated the need to take into account green growth-to avoid future climate catastrophes that might result from environmentally hazardous decision.

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#114946
2017-10-24

World marks UN 72nd anniversary

October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. The UN promotes and protects human rights, delivers humanitarian aid, promotes sustainable development and upholds international law.

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