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#133388
2022-02-21

Camera trap surveys provide new insights into two threatened Annamite endemics in Viet Nam and Laos

Effective conservation strategies are required to address accelerating extinction rates across the globe. In order to be effective, these strategies need to rely on scientific knowledge about ecology, distribution and population status of threatened species.

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#133389
2022-02-21

Why Storm Eunice was so severe, and will violent wind storms become more common?

The UK Met Office has issued two red weather warnings in as many months for strong winds. These are the highest threat levels meteorologists can announce, and are the first wind-only red warnings to be issued since 2016's Storm Gertrude.

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#133390
2022-02-21

Drilling of oldest ice on Earth underway

The first ice core drilling campaign of Beyond Epica-Oldest Ice has been successfully completed at the remote Little Dome C site in Antarctica—one of the most extreme places on Earth.

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#133391
2022-02-21

Satellite laser altimetry helps monitor global lake water changes in early 21st century

As the main freshwater resources on Earth's surface, lakes play an important role in maintaining the stability of the ecosystem and the sustainable development of human society.

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#133392
2022-02-21

Lake Michigan ice coverage may be nearing its peak as lake levels continue to drop

Ice coverage may be nearing its peak throughout the Great Lakes in a season that has trended closer to average than originally forecast, as Lake Michigan's water levels are expected to continue their decline well below the string of monthly record highs reached a few years ago.

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#133393
2022-02-21

Bacteria upcycle carbon waste into valuable chemicals

Bacteria are known for breaking down lactose to make yogurt and sugar to make beer. Now researchers led by Northwestern University and LanzaTech have harnessed bacteria to break down waste carbon dioxide (CO2) to make valuable industrial chemicals.

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#133394
2022-02-21

New species of spinosaurid dinosaur discovered in Portugal

A pair of researchers affiliated with both the NOVA School of Science and Technology and Museu da Lourinhã, has found evidence that suggests a group of fossils found 23 years ago in Portugal are the remains of a new species of Spinosaurus—the type of dinosaur featured prominently in the movie Ju ...

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#133395
2022-02-21

'Light of a million suns' key to unlocking secrets of healthier and safer rice

Swinburne scientists are using a football field-sized synchrotron light facility to examine individual grains of rice to help enhance global food security, nutritional value and the food safety of cereal grains.

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#133396
2022-02-21

Trade-offs exist in hydraulic and mechanical traits of plants in Chinese savanna

Evergreen and deciduous species coexist in tropical dry forests and savannas. Previous studies have shown that they exhibit divergent strategies of drought tolerance and hydraulic safety under prolonged seasonal drought.

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#133397
2022-02-21

Consistent guidance needed during euthanasia of stranded cetaceans

New research reviewing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for euthanasia of stranded cetaceans across Australasia has highlighted the need for more detailed guidance and consistency in end-of-life decisions and euthanasia procedures.

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#133398
2022-02-21

Birch trees remove microplastics from the soil

With the help of trees, microplastic-polluted soils could be remediated. For the first time, researchers at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) have shown that birch trees absorb microplastics through their roots during the growth phase.

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#133399
2022-02-21

One fish, two fish: New goby species from the Philippines just dropped

Serendipity underlies some of the greatest scientific discoveries. And it was certainly at play in 2015 when a team of biologists stopped off to relax at a popular waterfall on the Philippine island of Palawan after spending a long day surveying nearby streams to document the island’s freshwater ...

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#133400
2022-02-21

Vinexposium announces detailed plans for Bordeaux Wine Week

In a press conference held during last week’s Paris show, Vinexposium revealed plans for a sharp focus on sustainability and technology during the upcoming Bordeaux Wine Week.

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#133401
2022-02-21

The Surprising Biodiversity Hidden in the World’s Fragile Mangrove Forests

Mangrove forests protect coastal ecosystems around the world from erosion and serve as habitats for an amazing array of fish, birds and other species. But because of the groves’ low levels of plant diversity, scientists have long assumed these famously twisty, salt-tolerant trees didn’t play hos ...

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#133402
2022-02-22

Invasive alien species threaten agriculture and biodiversity in Africa: Study

Invasive alien species (IAS) of plants, animals and microbes lead to losses running up to billions of dollars annually in every part of the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report. The region has seen the arrival of many IAS in recent years.

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#133403
2022-02-22

Why the conversation about climate change and migration needs to change

If you haven’t seen the projections, you’ve probably still absorbed the gist of them: At some point in the not-too-distant future an astronomical number of people will likely be displaced by climate change. Estimates range from 140 million to 1.2 billion by 2050.

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#133404
2022-02-22

Humans have climate change to thank for the shape of our teeth, fossil reveals

A 300 million-year-old fossil found in the US is shedding new light on how climate change shaped the way our teeth look today. Researchers at the University of Bristol, UK, say this newly discovered extinct reptile species reveals the earliest known origins of mammals’ incisors, canines and molars.

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#133405
2022-02-22

El-Sisi holds talks with Kerry in Cairo on climate change

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressed his aspiration “to continue consultations with the American side on climate change issues during the coming period within the framework of the partnership between Egypt and the United States,” during a meeting with US Presidential Envoy f ...

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#133406
2022-02-22

Climate change is sickening, literally!

Climate change has a major role in the shifting of range and seasonality of several diseases, the most prominent of which includes Lyme disease. In fact, Lyme was initially a summer disease; however, since 1990, warmer climates have shortened winters and, as a result, extended the duration of Ly ...

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#133407
2022-02-22

IPCC: Climate change report to sound warning on impacts

A new report on the impacts of climate change will likely be the most worrying assessment yet of how rising temperatures affect every living thing.

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#133408
2022-02-22

Galapagos Islands, sea life affected by climate change

Sea lions found in the Galapagos Islands are dependent on nutrient-rich cold water, but as sea temperatures rise, the species’ food chain becomes more vulnerable.

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#133409
2022-02-22

Black carbon pollution from tourism and research increasing Antarctic snowmelt, study says

Black carbon pollution from tourism and research activities in Antarctica is likely increasing snowmelt on the continent by an estimated 83 tonnes for each visitor, according to new research.

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#133410
2022-02-22

Antarctic sea ice falls to lowest level since measurements began in 1979

Sea ice around Antarctica has dropped to its lowest level in more than 40 years, according to preliminary data from satellites.

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#133411
2022-02-22

Hope for hedgehogs as numbers in Britain’s towns show signs of recovery

Britain’s urban hedgehogs are showing signs of recovery, according to a new report, but rural populations have fallen by as much as 75% in some regions in just 20 years.

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#133412
2022-02-22

Almost 15,000 ‘ghost flights’ have left UK since pandemic began

Almost 15,000 “ghost flights” have departed from the UK, according to newly revealed official figures. The ghost flights, defined as those with no passengers or less than 10% of passenger capacity, operated from all 32 airports listed in the data.

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#133413
2022-02-22

‘They’re going to get worse and worse’: Marine heat wave persists off Sydney

When conservation ecologist Rob Harcourt went surfing off the coast of Sydney, Australia, he immediately knew the water was warmer than usual.

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#133414
2022-02-22

Ten unexpected edibles from our oceans

If you live in a city or far from the ocean, the word “seafood” might evoke limited imagery. Baked fish fillet. Curry of shrimp, crab or fish. Seaweed jacketing sushi. Or a glob of caviar, if you’re able to afford it.

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#133415
2022-02-22

Indigenous communities uncertain over proposed change to Kenyan forest law

In November 2021, the Kenyan parliament proposed a bill that would effectively eliminate the Kenya Forest Service’s (KFS) role as an intermediary between petitioners and parliament in requests to alter forest boundaries.

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#133416
2022-02-22

Marine scientists keep their ears to the ocean

Scientists are collecting the sounds of the sea to help get a picture of the biodiversity challenges marine life in New Zealand faces. The ocean is louder than you think.

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#133417
2022-02-22

10 of the Most Endangered Species in Canada

Canada is known for its varied landscape, ranging from mountains and rolling plains, to rivers, lakes and Arctic tundras. It is therefore unsurprising that a great variety of animals make this region its home.

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#133418
2022-02-22

Forest fires increasingly affecting rivers and streams, for better and worse

Forest fires can have a significant effect on the amount of water flowing in nearby rivers and streams, and the impact can continue even years after the smoke clears.

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#133419
2022-02-22

Jet stream that brought storm Eunice has been getting faster over last century

New research from the University of Southampton shows that the winter jet stream over the North Atlantic and Eurasia has increased its average speed by 8% to 132 miles per hour.

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#133420
2022-02-22

Swiss population in favor of strict food waste rules

ETH researchers have shown that the Swiss population is willing to pay more to reduce food waste. It is in favor of government regulations that set strict reduction targets and ensure transparent monitoring of implementation.

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#133421
2022-02-22

Only nine percent of plastic recycled worldwide: OECD

Less than 10 percent of the plastic used across the world is recycled, the OECD said Tuesday, calling for "coordinated and global solutions" ahead of expected talks on an international plastics treaty.

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#133422
2022-02-22

Local communities around the globe warn of the disappearance of wild edible plants

Local and Indigenous communities warn of a significant decrease in the abundance of wild edible plants and mushrooms that negatively impacts their nutrition and food security, from local to global scales.

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#133423
2022-02-22

Plastic recycling shouldn't be an end in itself

Wanting to keep plastics in circulation is currently en vogue. According to Magdalena Klotz, however, high collection rates are of little use if recyclate only replaces virgin material to a limited extent.

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#133424
2022-02-22

Following the inner compass: How birds find their ways to foreign lands

How migratory animals find their way to the wintering grounds, thousands of kilometers apart from their breeding ground, is a fascinating riddle of nature. Previous studies have suggested they possibly follow the geomagnetic field lines and olfactory cues to determine the direction.

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#133425
2022-02-22

Altruism in birds? Magpies have outwitted scientists by helping each other remove tracking devices

When we attached tiny, backpack-like tracking devices to five Australian magpies for a pilot study, we didn't expect to discover an entirely new social behavior rarely seen in birds.

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#133426
2022-02-22

Researchers discover when pollen comes of age

New research from the University of Georgia has determined when pollen comes of age and begins expressing its own genome, a major life cycle transition in plants.

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#133427
2022-02-22

Scientists discover new soil viruses

Soil is the unsung hero of our lives. It provides nourishment to crops to provide us with food, offers drainage for rainwater into aquifers, and is a habitat for a variety of organisms.

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#133428
2022-02-22

How three biosphere reserves came together to effectively solve the problems of nature conservation

Biodiversity conservation and the careful management of natural resources are key issues today in international relations. In the field of environmental protection, transnational cooperation is growing thanks to the reserves that are part the world network of the UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere ( ...

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#133429
2022-02-22

Study supports distant relationship between Archaea and Bacteria in tree of life

Scientists have found further evidence to support the idea that the primary two domains of life, the Archaea and Bacteria, are separated by a long phylogenetic tree branch and therefore distantly related.

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#133430
2022-02-22

Climate change and the oil economy

It is a big question, and it is a troubling question. To keep the climate change goal of restricting the rise of temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius, it will be necessary to reach net-zero carbon emissions.

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#133431
2022-02-22

Climate change reports on ‘thought/think’ pieces

For these late winter days, here are five especially interesting, provocative, and well-written pieces about climate change – what writers and editors call “thought” or “think” pieces.

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#133432
2022-02-22

Deforestation threat to Amazon indigenous areas if protected status changed - report

Areas of Amazon rainforest with a combined area the size of England could be threatened by new mining and deforestation, a new report claims.

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#133433
2022-02-22

Bringing back large mammals boosts restoration of entire ecosystems: Study

A new study that looks at global opportunities for the restoration, reintroduction and rewilding of large mammals across the world’s terrestrial ecoregions found that just 15% of the world’s land area supports intact large mammal assemblages.

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#133434
2022-02-22

Giraffe populations are on the rise across Africa for the first time in years, according to a major new study.

The survey found there are now around 117,173 giraffes across 21 different African countries – a rise of one-fifth on the last major census, undertaken in 2015.

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#133435
2022-02-23

Multilateral benefit-sharing from digital sequence information will support both science and biodiversity conservation

Open access to sequence data is a cornerstone of biology and biodiversity research, but has created tension under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Policy decisions could compromise research and development, unless a practical multilateral solution is implemented.

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#133436
2022-02-23

New climate risk report will help businesses assess impact of global warming

A new climate risk "taxonomy" released today is the first framework of its kind to classify the risks of climate change to firms.

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#133437
2022-02-23

Climate change is causing nature mismatches, says UN report

The pace of climate change is accelerating too fast for many plant and animal species to adapt, and leading to profound impacts on species’ ability to survive and food production, according to a new report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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