Straight from Birds Canada, Tiny council heard that the bird is the word. Nesting on the shores of Woodland Beach for their fourth straight year, a pair of piping plovers have made their impact and mobilized conservation efforts to help produce a healthy clutch and increase their population.
Several major UK fossil fuel projects have been approved since Cop26 concluded, an analysis has found, while about 50 schemes are thought to be in the pipeline between now and 2025.
New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI/BusinessWire India): After exemplary response to the launch of India's first Environment-themed NFTs dedicated to Tree Plantation titled 'Now Funding Tomorrow', Seagram's 100 Pipers has upped its game by dropping another set of unique environmentally linked NFTs.
Xishuangbanna is highly renowned as the most biodiverse region in tropical China. To conserve this extraordinary rich biodiversity, more than 20% of Xishuangbanna’s land has been protected in protected areas (PAs).
Our oceans cover more than 70% of our planet and not only do they play a huge role in our climate and weather patterns, they're also home to some of Mother Nature’s most curious creatures and mind-bending natural (and man-made) phenomena. From underwater volcanoes to unique attractions, here are ...
The world’s oceans are at their most acidic level for at least 26,000 years, according to a report from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) which made some striking warnings about climate change.
Quebec beekeepers are calling on the federal and provincial governments for emergency aid as bee populations see a mortality three times higher than the average.
"He's gone," murmurs Chester Zoo vet Gabby Drake - holding a stethoscope to the feathered chest of a 28-year-old, bright red tropical parrot.
A list of endangered and scheduled species found in Jharkhand will be displayed at public places like railway stations, airport and bus stands to check crime against wild animals, forest officials said on Thursday.
It is difficult to understand that this lengthy environmental article reprinted from The Spokesman-Review about controlled burnings on public land did not once mention it is an age-old practice of Indigenous people of this region and the United States to burn land to promote growth and suppress ...
Based on an evaluation of over 500 academic articles, an international research team has traced the application of greening concepts in the context of Swedish planning and particularly in the Stockholm metropolitan region.
New research led by the University of Cambridge is the first to take a detailed image of an unusual pocket of rock at the boundary layer with Earth's core, some three thousand kilometers beneath the surface.
Indonesia is home to the world's third-largest tropical forest area and since 2009 has operated a forest-based climate action project developed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The Great Lakes cover nearly 95,000 square miles (250,000 square kilometers) and hold over 20% of Earth's surface fresh water. More than 30 million people in the U.S. and Canada rely on them for drinking water.
A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, has analyzed YouTube videos captured by amateur elephant enthusiasts to learn more about how the animals respond when one of their herd members dies. Their paper is published in the journal Royal Society Open Science.
A new study provides a framework to boost crop growth by incorporating a strategy adopted from a fast-growing species of green algae. The algae, known as Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, contain an organelle called the pyrenoid that speeds up the conversion of carbon, which the algae absorb from the a ...
A new study published in Biological Conservation reviews a suite of published scientific research, providing evidence that conservation action can help species adapt to a changing climate.
Researchers from the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment at the University of Tübingen have identified fossils of a previously unknown crocodile species in Vietnam.
A SARS-CoV-2 test for bats using fecal samples could boost understanding of how wild animals transmit viruses to other animals and humans.
Mouse deer are among the smallest ruminants in the world. Today, they live in the tropics of Africa and Asia and are barely larger than hares. Males and females differ little in appearance. But that was not the case about eleven million years ago.
The Tibetan highlands have a special significance both as a grazing ecosystem and global carbon store. Furthermore, it plays a key role in the formation of the monsoon and supplying of potable water for a fifth of the earth's population.
Plants—they're just like us, with unique techniques for handling stress. To save one of the most important crops on Earth from extreme climate swings, scientists are mapping out plants' own stress-busting strategies.
No vertebrate (fish, mammal, bird, reptile, or amphibian) has ever had an odd number of limbs. Despite this "forbidden phenotype," some animals seem to use other body parts as a third or fifth "limb" to move from one place to another.
According to a new study, tropical trees in rainforest regions of Australia have been dying at double the previous rate from the 1980s. This is apparently due to climate impacts.
The climate crisis is making heat waves like the one currently gripping India and Pakistan more than 100 times more likely to occur than they would be otherwise, a new study by the U.K. government has found.
One day more than 3,000 years ago, someone lost a shoe at the place we today call Langfonne in the Jotunheimen mountains. The shoe is 28 cm long, which roughly corresponds to a modern size 36 or 37. The owner probably considered the shoe to be lost for good, but on 17 September 2007 it was found ...
The UN’s first climate conference took place in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, and in the intervening decades we have had a series of global meetings and countless assessments and studies.
Climate change and rising costs are causing supermarkets in France to run out of dijon mustard, raising questions over whether the shortage could spread to other countries.
These are strange times for the Indigenous Nenets reindeer herders of northern Siberia. In their lands on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, bare tundra is thawing, bushes are sprouting, and willows that a generation ago struggled to reach knee height now grow 3 meters tall, hiding the reindeer. Su ...
Plant seeds must travel far to maintain healthy ecosystems. Carried on the wind or in the fur and dung of animals, travelling seeds help cleared forest patches regrow and infuse clutches of rare species with diverse genes, making them more resistant to extinction.
As global emissions continue to surge, setting the world on a course to barrel past critical climate targets, the planet is rapidly becoming a place of brutal extremes—one of record heat waves, torrential rain, and searing droughts.
International Day for Biological Diversity: 139 countries get head start on efforts to reverse species loss. With global biodiversity loss at dangerous levels, 139 countries have received a lifeline to fast-track efforts to conserve, protect and restore species and ecosystems as soon as a new gl ...
The 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) closes today, 20 May 2022.
Have you ever thought about what the world would be like if animals and plants all disappeared? No lions galloping on grassland. No birds flying freely in the sky. No dolphins jumping out of water. No living creatures. The world would lose its infinite palette.
The need to accommodate local biodiversity is pressing. Indigenous trees not only need much less care and can thrive without pesticides, but they also attract local fauna making up an ecosystem that supports varied species
Ever since 2002, the United Nations has proclaimed May 22 to be The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) in order to increase the understanding, as well as the awareness of biodiversity issues.
Research by University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD graduate Dr Gabriella Leighton and colleagues has shown that organochlorine pollutants along Cape Town’s peri-urban fringes are present in concerningly high concentrations in the body tissue of the city’s caracals (or rooikat).
Vietnam is joining common efforts to restore the ecosystems in response to International Day for Biological Diversity 2022 themed “Building a shared future for all life”.
Sunday (22 May) is the UN’s International Day for Biological Diversity. To mark the occasion, edie is highlighting six nature restoration and protection initiatives to have received support from the private sector this season.
A Food exhibition is being organised in the city to mark the International Biodiversity Day (IBD) on May 22. The exhibition, organised by National Biodiversity Authority at the Kalaivanar Arangam, will be open to public from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm, National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) Chairman Dr.V ...
The Revised Nagaland State Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan (NSBSAP) was launched by Minister for Forests, Environment & Climate Change YM Yollow Konyak on Friday during the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2022.
New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India • Announces the sale of 10 unique NFTs and each of these NFTs will have 25 tokens and will further open this opportunity to a maximum of 250 buyers • 13 debut Goodness themed NFTs were sold out in under 10 mins of launch last month on World Earth Day ...
The International Day for Biological Diversity is day sanctioned by the United Nations for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is observed on May 22.
The Living Bridge of Meghalaya documents the story of the indigenous Khasi people who trained the living aerial roots of the Indian rubber fig tree to serve as bridges. These living root bridges crisscross rivers that swell in violent monsoons, which would likely wash away any other form of bridge.
This week is National Biodiversity week in Ireland and the National Biodiversity Data Centre want us to celebrate and help protect our biodiversity. There is a lot going on, from counting hedgehogs to celebrating hedgerows!
Ahead of the International Day for Biodiversity on 22 May, Elizabeth Mrema, the Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, speaks about the interlinkages between climate change and biodiversity loss.
The topic of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity is “building a shared future for all life”. It celebrates all the efforts to bend the curve of biodiversity loss at a time when biodiversity is declining faster than ever in human history.
The Biodiversity Day 2022 theme is “Building a shared future for all life” to continue building momentum and support for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be adopted at the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference #COP15.
We will be celebrating three very important nature-related events in the upcoming days – the European Natura 2000 Day (21 May), the International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May), and the European Day of Parks (24 May).
INTERNATIONAL Biodiversity Day is observed on May 22 every year and the day is important in raising awareness about biodiversity and in deciding what to do about it. The day falls under the UN Sustainable Development Goals of the post-2015 development agenda.