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#134935
2022-06-08

Study seeks to explain stability of 'loops' in coastal channel networks

How do coastal channels form and what are their stable configurations? These are the questions a team of researchers, including a University of Arkansas assistant professor of geosciences, John Shaw, set out to answer in a recent paper.

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#134936
2022-06-08

First microplastics found in Antarctic snow

University of Canterbury researchers have published the world's first study confirming the discovery of microplastics in fresh snow in Antarctica.

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#134937
2022-06-08

Examining the microplastics in the Indian Ocean

They may be tiny, but they pose a global problem for humans and the environment: microplastic particles. These are plastic particles with a diameter between one micron and five millimeters.

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#134938
2022-06-08

Scientists use technology to look at the personalities and predictability of farmed calves

Using state of the art sensor technologies, experts at the University of Nottingham have found that calves reared on farms not only vary significantly in their movement and space patterns, but also that some calves are more predictable in their behavior compared to others.

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#134939
2022-06-08

Whale images used for artificial intelligence research

A new dataset featuring hundreds of satellite images of whales has been published to support the development of artificial intelligence systems which will aid crucial conservation work.

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#134940
2022-06-08

Discovery paves way for more sustainable crop cultivation methods

Rutgers researchers have discovered that nitrogen-fixing bacteria hidden within leaf cells could lead to more efficient and sustainable methods of crop cultivation.

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#134941
2022-06-08

Amazon River freshwater fish show signs of overexploitation

As the cherished rainforest in South America's Amazon River region continues to shrink, the river itself now presents evidence of other dangers: the overexploitation of freshwater fish.

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#134942
2022-06-08

Alien species are moving across oceans faster, accelerated by climate change

Oceans and coastlines have been subjected to human use for centuries. But the effects of human activity on the oceans are now more extensive, with the resulting changes happening more rapidly than ever before.

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#134943
2022-06-08

Worms in the seas of southern Africa: We're on a journey to setting the record straight

Polychaetes are segmented worms that live in nearly all marine habitats, from the shallow seashore or estuaries to the deep sea. They are very abundant, often making up as much as 70% of the animals found in an area. Not only are there many of them, but they are very important in contributing to ...

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#134944
2022-06-08

How do plants know how big to grow?

Organisms grow to fit the space and resources available in their environments, leading to a vast diversity of body sizes and shapes within a population of the same species. What are the genetic and physiological mechanisms that determine how big an organism can grow?

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#134945
2022-06-08

Mosquito species from Papua New Guinea, lost for 90 years, found in Australia

There are already plenty of mosquitoes in Australia. They bring pest and public health risks to many parts of the country. Now a new species of mosquito, Aedes shehzadae, has been discovered 90 years after the first (and only other observation) of it in Papua New Guinea—and it's thanks to citize ...

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#134946
2022-06-08

Chinese pond heron spotted in Nepal for first time

The list of bird species found in Nepal has now grown to 891, after a bird never before seen in the country was spotted at a national park in the south.

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#134947
2022-06-08

New study offers answers for why tropical birds are more colorful

A new study has confirmed what biologists have long suspected: that tropical birds are much more colorful than their temperate peers.

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#134948
2022-06-08

End old-growth logging in carbon-rich ‘crown jewel’ of U.S. forests: Study

A recent study of the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States, found that it contains 20% of the carbon held in the entire national forest system.

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#134949
2022-06-08

Montréal's Participatory Budget - Saint-Laurent Selected for its Biodiversity Corridor Among the 5 New Projects

The second phase of the Saint-Laurent Biodiversity Corridor has been selected by Ville de Montréal to be one of the 5 additional projects of the participatory budget after the first 7 projects that had been chosen in September 2021. This development will be part of the project entitled "Zones no ...

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#134950
2022-06-08

How our oceans can help us secure a nature-climate-people-positive futur

When we see our spectacular blue planet from space, we see no borders. We see no separation between our climate and nature, or nature and people. We see only our single, fragile shared home in the vastness of space.

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#134951
2022-06-08

Climate change and human exploitation to blame for historic decline in Atlantic salmon

Research led by the University of Southampton has revealed that an abrupt change in climate conditions in the North Atlantic around 800 years ago played a role in a decline in Atlantic salmon populations returning to rivers. Subsequent human exploitation of salmon combined to reduce their popula ...

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#134952
2022-06-08

Oceans Have Saved Us from the Worst of Climate Change So Far — Now We Must Save the Oceans

Oceans play an important part in combatting climate change, which is why they must be protected. "The oceans are helping us fight climate change because they absorb a lot of heat and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere," explains Jackie Savitz, Chief Policy Officer for North America at Oceana, whic ...

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#134953
2022-06-08

U.N. Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue Explores Ways to Advance Climate and Biodiversity Goals

Annual convening of governments, civil society recognizes the ocean’s important role in climate action. The ocean has a critical role to play in stabilizing the Earth’s climate, absorbing 90% of excess heat and 40% of human-made carbon dioxide emissions.

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#134912
2022-06-07

Le déclin du vivant s’accélère malgré 30 ans de promesses

Trente ans après la signature de la Convention sur la diversité biologique des Nations unies, le portrait est plus sombre que jamais, mais plusieurs tentent toujours de lutter contre le déclin de la biodiversité. Le Devoir a discuté du sujet avec la secrétaire exécutive de la Convention, Elizabe ...

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#134874
2022-06-07

Singapore's dengue emergency is a climate change warning sign

Singapore says it is facing a dengue "emergency" as it grapples with an outbreak of the seasonal disease that has come unusually early this year.

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#134875
2022-06-07

Malpass defends World Bank's record on climate change, says U.S. supportive

World Bank President David Malpass on Tuesday defended the bank's work on climate change and said U.S. Treasury officials had been "overwhelmingly supportive" of the bank and its staff in public and private in recent months.

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#134876
2022-06-07

Water, Wildfire, and Climate Change

Fires across the West are threatening water supplies for millions of people—particularly in areas hard hit by climate change, like California.

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#134877
2022-06-07

Talk Africa: Seychelles facing climate change

Located around 1,600 kilometers off the coast of East Africa, the Seychelles is an ecological paradise. But as climate change is affecting every region around the world, small island developing states are among the most vulnerable to the impacts such as increased temperatures and sea level rise.

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#134878
2022-06-07

https://africa.cgtn.com/2022/06/07/talk-africa-seychelles-facing-climate-change/

Solar panels need to be deployed over vast areas worldwide to decarbonize electricity. By 2050, the United States might need up to 61,000 square kilometres of solar panels — an area larger than the Netherlands1. Land-scarce nations such as Japan and South Korea might have to devote 5% of their l ...

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#134879
2022-06-07

Study into climate effects on Atlantic salmon

New research is examining the impact of climate change on migratory Atlantic salmon. Scientists in Scotland and Canada are working on the study

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#134880
2022-06-07

UNDP, EU, Sweden stand by Cambodia Climate Change Alliance

The UNDP, the EU, and the government of Sweden have been working through the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance to support the country in developing multi-sectoral plans with concrete and ambitious commitments to the global climate agenda.

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#134881
2022-06-07

EU commits to more support for Jamaica to fight climate change

The European Union (EU) delegation to Jamaica has underscored its commitment to continue helping the island to implement measures that will lessen the possibly devastating impact of climate change.

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#134882
2022-06-07

Global crises undermine efforts to get climate talks back to normal

Climate negotiators crave a return to “normality” when global warming dominated the agenda — but war, hunger and disease overshadowed the beginning of talks in Bonn, Germany Monday.

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#134883
2022-06-07

The world's 1.5°C climate goal is slipping out of reach - so now what?

For almost a year, climate scientists have sounded one clear message. The world’s totemic goal of holding average global temperature rises to 1.5°C is still technically within our grasp, but will slip without a dramatic course correction by humanity.

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#134884
2022-06-07

UN climate chief says 'much more is needed' to combat global warming

Nations must not lose hope and focus in tackling global warming despite the many obstacles to international co-operation, the UN climate chief said on Monday at the start of a 10-day meeting in Bonn, Germany.

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#134885
2022-06-07

Climate change causing Britain to shrink with some coastal communities condemned to be swallowed by the sea

Scientists welcome "honest conversation" about the long standing threat of sea level rise driven by climate change, warning coastal protection measures cannot save all communities, even if the Environment Agency could afford them everywhere.

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#134886
2022-06-07

Report sums up wealth of Sri Lanka’s biodiversity — and the threats it faces

The 6th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity is the most comprehensive analysis yet of the country’s biodiversity, with more than 100 experts from different fields contributing to the effort.

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#134887
2022-06-07

2 Trees, Not 1: Study Confirms What Indigenous People Knew All Along

Scientists have now confirmed that a certain well-known tree in Southeast Asia is actually two species, not one. Indigenous people in Borneo, however, have known this all along.

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#134888
2022-06-07

Acid-spraying ant poses major threat to biodiversity in Queensland

An invasive species of acid-spraying ant is spreading throughout Australia, causing concern it could wipe out small native species and make homes impossible to sell.

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#134889
2022-06-07

UN official set to tell Dublin conference Ireland must step up effort to address biodiversity loss

All countries including Ireland need to scale up ambition and actions to halt global biodiversity loss, according to Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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#134891
2022-06-07

In the DRC’s forests, a tug-of-war between oil and aid

It was a banner moment at COP26, one of the climate summit’s headline achievements. On stage, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sat with President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the two put their pens to paper.

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#134892
2022-06-07

Can wonder plant spekboom really bring smiles back to sad South African towns?

Botanists are working on an ambitious project to restore 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres) of degraded land in South Africa that were previously covered by thickets of the indigenous succulent spekboom (Portulacaria afra).

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#134893
2022-06-07

Noise pollution spooks whales the way predators would, study finds

Generally, the word pollution conjures images of billowing smokestacks, oily water and trash-filled highway medians. But for whales, dolphins and porpoises, a subtler and perhaps more sinister source of pollution also poisons their realm: human-made sound.

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#134894
2022-06-07

For more equitable and sustainable fisheries, women must be empowered to lead

An estimated 45 million women make up 40 per cent of the workforce in small-scale fisheries worldwide. But they are left out of decision-making processes when it comes to the access and use of fisheries and coastal resources.

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#134895
2022-06-07

Long-standing systems for sustainable farming could feed people and the planet — if industry is willing to step back

Global food systems are at a breaking point. Not only are they responsible for roughly a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, they are also the top contributors to water pollution and biodiversity collapse.

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#134896
2022-06-07

Slow water: can we tame urban floods by going with the flow?

After epic floods in India, South Africa, Germany, New York and Canada killed hundreds in the past year, droughts are now parching landscapes and wilting crops across the western US, the Horn of Africa and Iraq.

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#134897
2022-06-07

Kangaroos in the street and a suitcase of iguanas: India’s exotic pet problem

From the red-eared slider turtle, cockatoo and falcon to the yellow-cheeked gibbon, capuchin monkey and orangutan, nothing is too much for those demanding unusual pets in India.

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#134898
2022-06-07

The dead shellfish littering our beaches tell you a lot about safety and secrecy in Britain

With every passing week, it looks more like a cover-up. The repeated mass strandings of crabs and lobsters on the coast of north-east England, and the ever less plausible explanations provided by the government, are the outward signs of an undersea disaster and a grim new politics.

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#134899
2022-06-07

Climate crisis could make humans shrink in size, says fossil expert

The climate crisis may lead the human race to shrink in size, as mammals with smaller frames appear better able to deal with rising global temperatures, a leading fossil expert has said.

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#134900
2022-06-07

A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down—if it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia

Climate change is slowing down the conveyor belt of ocean currents that brings warm water from the tropics up to the North Atlantic. Our research, published today in Nature Climate Change, looks at the profound consequences to global climate if this Atlantic conveyor collapses entirely.

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#134901
2022-06-07

Ice world: Antarctica's riskiest glacier is under assault from below and losing its grip

Flying over Antarctica, it's hard to see what all the fuss is about. Like a gigantic wedding cake, the frosting of snow on top of the world's largest ice sheet looks smooth and unblemished, beautiful and perfectly white. Little swirls of snow dunes cover the surface.

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#134902
2022-06-07

Exploring fungi that forge relationships with plants

About 20 years ago, Bala Chaudhary worked in conservation and habitat restoration in California. Her job was to design plans for creating new habitats for endangered species out of degraded or disturbed land. In her work, she kept coming up against one persistent challenge—reinstating soil micro ...

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#134903
2022-06-07

Oldest insect resource pulses revealed by fossils from China

Resource pulses, i.e., occasional episodes of ephemeral resource superabundance, represent a fundamental mechanism by which energy, nutrients, and biomass are transported across ecotones. They are widespread in extant ecosystems; however, little is known about their deep-time record.

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#134904
2022-06-07

Two new polyalthiopsis species reported from China

Researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have collected and maintained a collection of about 100 plants of Annonaceae, a large pantropical flowering plant family.

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