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#133584
2022-02-28

EU-Africa Business Forum wants action for sustainable garment sector

The 7th EU-Africa Business Forum 2022, jointly organised by the African Union (AU) Commission, the European Union (EU) and European business organisations recently, launched the Joint EU Africa Business Declaration to influence policymaking and business activities, and reconcile concrete actions ...

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#133585
2022-02-28

Bridges in the sky carry sloths to safety in Costa Rica

Every morning, Anna Baltodano and Michael Chizkov look out from their terrace in search of sloths. Notoriously slow-moving and with fur the color of tree branches, the animals blend into the trees where they sleep, eat and move — ever so languidly — among monkeys, iguanas and toucans.

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#133586
2022-02-28

U.N. panel warns of global warming's toll on humans and nature

Over the past 70 years, humanity has made great strides on a number of metrics: increasing life expectancy, cutting hunger and disease, boosting education levels.

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#133587
2022-02-28

Climate change won’t wait for future innovation — we need action now

Reading national climate plans feels like perusing corporate advertising brochures. There is an ever-increasing focus on the promise of innovation: hydrogen fuel, new nuclear technologies and carbon capture and storage, the plans claim, will close the gap between what the world needs and what re ...

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#133588
2022-02-28

Elephant seal's map sense tells them when to head 'home'

Each year, pregnant female elephant seals take an approximately 240-day trek over 10,000 kilometers across the Eastern North Pacific Ocean before returning to their breeding beaches to give birth within five days of their arrival.

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#133589
2022-02-28

More resilient Aussie wheat needed as climate change heats up

University of Sydney researchers tested wheat in heat and carbon-intense conditions that replicate future climate change and found that many common varieties produce fewer grains—a wake up call for growers nationwide.

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#133590
2022-02-28

Study finds eDNA 'game-changer' to help protect native animals

Curtin University researchers have identified a "game-changing" way of protecting native animals—including pygmy possums, western bush wallabies and Australian painted-snipe birds—using sophisticated DNA technology.

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#133591
2022-02-28

Understanding molecular basis of lateral root development in rice

The ability of rice plants to modify their root systems to adapt to the surrounding soil water conditions is a great example of a phenomenon called phenotype plasticity. However, the exact mechanism behind this remained unknown.

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#133592
2022-02-28

Study provides first nationwide snapshot of NZ conservation volunteers

University of Otago research surveyed 986 conservation volunteers to get a sense of who they are, what they do, what motivates them, and their attitudes towards conservation in New Zealand.

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#133593
2022-02-28

Climate migrants could face a world of closing doors

People driven from their homes as global warming redraws the map of habitable zones are unlikely to find refuge in countries more focused on slamming shut their borders than planning for a climate-addled future, according to a top expert on migration.

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#133594
2022-02-28

How do marine gases affect cloud formation?

Studying the global climate—and how it's changing—involves examining thousands of small processes, chemical mechanisms, local weather phenomena, and more.

News Headlines
#133595
2022-02-28

Transformational change is coming to how people live on Earth, UN climate adaptation report warns

Governments have delayed action on climate change for too long, and incremental changes in energy and food production will no longer be enough to create a climate-resilient future, a new analysis from scientists around the world warns.

News Headlines
#133596
2022-02-28

Seismic study reveals key reason why Patagonia is rising as glaciers melt

The icefields that stretch for hundreds of miles atop the Andes mountain range in Chile and Argentina are melting at some of the fastest rates on the planet.

News Headlines
#133597
2022-02-28

UN urged to tackle plastic trash 'epidemic' with treaty

The UN on Monday launched a global effort to forge a landmark treaty curbing plastic pollution—an "epidemic" with escalating costs for the environment and human health.

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#133598
2022-02-28

How we can adapt to climate change

Thomas Bernauer contributed to the latest IPCC report on adaptation to climate change. He sees nature and good governance as our most important resources for coping with the effects of climate change:

News Headlines
#133599
2022-02-28

UN climate report: 'Atlas of human suffering' worse, bigger

Deadly with extreme weather now, climate change is about to get so much worse. It is likely going to make the world sicker, hungrier, poorer, gloomier and way more dangerous in the next 18 years with an "unavoidable" increase in risks, a new United Nations science report says.

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#133600
2022-02-28

Humpback Whales Were Moved From Australia’s Endangered List — Are They Still Endangered?

These last 60 years have been completely monumental for Australia's marine life. Over the last six decades, humpback whale populations have drastically increased by several thousands, thanks to authorities cracking down on poachers.

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#133601
2022-02-28

Endangered, new to science orchid discovered in Ecuador with the help of a commercial nursery

An astounding new species of orchid has been discovered in the cloud rainforest of Northern Ecuador. Scientifically named Maxillaria anacatalina-portillae, the plant -- unique with its showy, intense yellow flowers -- was described by Polish orchidologists in collaboration with an Ecuadorian com ...

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#133602
2022-02-28

At UNEA, India will play vital role on issues of sustainable use, recycle economy: Bhupender Yadav

World leaders are setting their sights on controlling plastic pollution at the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), where India will play a vital role in pressing the issues of sustainable use and recycle economy, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Monday.

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#133603
2022-02-28

Commissioner Sinkevicius' Opening statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States at the Resumed session of the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly

Mr President, Madame Executive Director, Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my privilege to deliver this statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.

News Headlines
#133604
2022-02-28

Poorer nations need $60 bn a year to protect nature: NGOs

Wealthy countries should provide at least $60 billion every year to the world's poorest nations to combat biodiversity loss, an alliance of environment groups said Tuesday.

News Headlines
#133605
2022-03-01

Bees can play soccer – 10 little-known facts about insects

The labyrinthine world of insects is in deep trouble. Scientists have uncovered startling declines in their populations , with the United Nations estimating that half a million species could be lost by the midpoint of this century.

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#133606
2022-03-01

How one of Florida’s most beloved animals may be close to climate extinction

When Hurricane Irma ravaged south Florida in September 2017 it inundated homes, knocked out electricity for millions and killed more than 30 people.

News Headlines
#133607
2022-03-01

Gang-gang cockatoo to become threatened species after large drop in bird numbers

The gang-gang cockatoo, the animal emblem of the Australian Capital Territory, will be officially listed as a threatened species after a large decline in its numbers due to the climate crisis and the bushfire disaster.

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#133608
2022-03-01

California debates naming heatwaves to underscore deadly risk of extreme heat

Climate scientists from around the world issued dire warnings on Monday, in the latest IPCC report on the dangers posed in the unfolding climate crisis. Among them is extreme heat, a crisis that on average already claims more American lives than hurricanes and tornadoes combined.

News Headlines
#133609
2022-03-01

Climate change is hitting the planet faster than scientists originally thought

The negative impacts of climate change are mounting much faster than scientists predicted less than a decade ago, according to the latest report from a United Nations climate panel.

News Headlines
#133610
2022-03-01

Rising danger, crippling costs: Climate change report a grim warning for Canada

The impacts of climate change are piling up faster and faster, hurting people around the world and costing Canada billions of dollars in damages from wildfires in the West to reduced seafood harvests in the East, says a new report from the world’s top global warming research body.

News Headlines
#133611
2022-03-01

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s sixth assessment on how climate change impacts the world

The threat that climate change poses to human well-being and the health of the planet is “unequivocal”, says the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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#133612
2022-03-01

These Climate Scientists Are Fed Up and Ready to Go on Strike

Sometimes, Bruce C. Glavovic feels so proud to be an environmental scientist, studying coastal planning and teaching future researchers, that it moves him to tears.

News Headlines
#133613
2022-03-01

Japan nonprofit creates endangered animal Line stickers to raise awareness

An environmental nonprofit organization based in this eastern Japan city has created endangered animal stickers for the Line free messaging app to raise awareness about the creatures ahead of World Wildlife Day on March 3.

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#133614
2022-03-01

Cape Town currently facing an invasion of alien wasp species – here’s why

Over the past few months, with the warmer summer temperatures, the City of Cape Town has been battling with an invasion of yellow and black insects, commonly known as the German wasp (Vespula germanica) and European Paper wasp (Polistes dominula).

News Headlines
#133615
2022-03-01

Chocolate frog? New burrowing frog species unearthed in Amazon’s rare peatlands

A photo of an odd-looking amphibian drew attention on Twitter last week, where it was described as a “smooth lil fella”, compared to a melted tootsie roll candy, and likened to the chocolate frogs from Harry Potter.

News Headlines
#133616
2022-03-01

Watch Snake Carry Frog and Mice on Its Back in Floodwater

Footage has captured the moment a snake served as a makeshift life-raft for frogs and mice amid severe floods in Australia.

News Headlines
#133617
2022-03-01

IPCC report says climate change is causing dangerous disruption to nature

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have played a leading role in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today.

News Headlines
#133618
2022-03-01

Feature: Nature-based solutions to improve climate change and air quality

Stephen Cirell, an independent consultant on climate change, low carbon and renewable energy, advises how local authorities and policy makers can incorporate nature-based solutions into their climate, biodiversity and air quality plans.

News Headlines
#133619
2022-03-01

Floodplain project taps Indigenous knowledge, drawing international eyes

Around 100 people tuned in last week to the launch of a five-part webinar series to learn how Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, southwest of London, and its partners developed a collaborative approach to floodplain mapping.

News Headlines
#133620
2022-03-01

Living Rivers Initiative to work on restoring Pakistan’s backbone ecology: Amin

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Tuesday said the Living Rivers Initiative aimed to revive the dying biodiversity of River Indus would work on restoring the country’s backbone of ecology.

News Headlines
#133621
2022-03-01

UNEA 5.2: UN assembly to come up with an agreement on plastic pollution

The fifth session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA 5) is expected to come up with an agreement March 2, 2022 containing measures to tame the global plastics menace.

News Headlines
#133622
2022-03-01

Statement by Indigenous Peoples Representatives at UNEA 5.2 28 February 2022, Nairobi, Kenya

Indigenous Peoples (IPs) would like to congratulate the UNEP on the auspicious occasion of the 50th anniversary of the creation of UN Environment Programme (UNEP@50). We also highly appreciate the progress made by the OECPR on the Resolutions.

News Headlines
#133623
2022-03-01

Scientists Deploy Globalstar SPOT Trace to Monitor Currents and Biodiversity in the World's Oceans

German research institution The Helmholtz Center Hereon has engineered innovative ocean drifter devices built around Globalstar SPOT Trace satellite GPS trackers to advance oceanography research

News Headlines
#133624
2022-03-01

Climate Crisis: Health, Cities, Biodiversity—Key Takeaways from IPCC’s Report on Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability

At present, 1.5°C and 2°C are the two figures that seem to determine the planet’s future! These represent warming scenarios, and breaching these thresholds could undermine our ability to build a liveable and sustainable future for all. Unmitigated warming would turn Earth inhabitable for humans ...

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#133667
2022-03-02

UN agrees to create global plastic pollution treaty

The United Nations approved a landmark agreement to create the world's first ever global plastic pollution treaty on Wednesday, describing it as the most significant environmental deal since the 2015 Paris climate accord.

News Headlines
#133625
2022-03-02

World Wildlife Day 2022: Date, Theme, History And Significance Of The Day That Celebrates Diversity Of Life On The Planet

The innumerable forms of animals and plants that live in the wild have an incalculable value as they play a major role in ecological, cultural, scientific, social, and aesthetic aspects of human well-being. World Wildlife Day is an annual observance that is celebrated on March 3 every year to pr ...

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#133626
2022-03-02

World Wildlife Day celebrated in Kenya

Two lions are seen at the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Aug. 30, 2021. The World Wildlife Day, which is marked annually on March 3 to raise the awareness on the world's wild animals and plants, is celebrated under the theme "Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration" this year.

News Headlines
#133627
2022-03-02

Expo 2020 Dubai to celebrate World Wildlife Day with experts at Terra auditorium

Dubai: Expo 2020 Dubai will celebrate World Wildlife Day tomorrow with a dedicated event comprising top conservationists, scientists and activists from across the world, shining a spotlight on local, regional and global efforts to preserve, protect and save endangered species, while inspiring si ...

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#133628
2022-03-02

Free admission to biodiversity museums on World Wildlife Day

Visiting the museums of natural history and biodiversity all over the country is free, due to its unique role and importance in introducing and displaying valuable species, in addition to making people aware of the value of biodiversity conservation and ecosystems.

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#133629
2022-03-02

Spotlight on United Nations Environment Assembly With Legally Binding Pact to Address Plastic Pollution Being Expected

On Wednesday, the third and final day at the resumed the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly taking place at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Kenya, all eyes are on the possible establishment of an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to kick-start work ...

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#133630
2022-03-02

Amina Mohammed (Deputy Secretary-General) at UNEA -5.2

Remarks by Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) - High Level Segment.

News Headlines
#133631
2022-03-02

World inching closer to end plastic pollution at UNEA

With several draft resolutions submitted by nations, including India, the world is inching closer to the historical resolution to end plastic pollution that is expected to be gavelled with the adjournment of the resumed fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) at the closing plena ...

News Headlines
#133632
2022-03-02

UN environment meeting in Kenya: a chance to finally act?

The United Nations Environment Assembly is gathering for three days in Kenya's capital to find holistic solutions to today's environmental threats. The fight against plastic pollution is one of the key topics to be tabled with the hope governments will agree on a legally binding agreement to end ...

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