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#134794
2022-05-31

For 20 years, Comoros had only 1 national park. It’s now creating 5 more

Before the inhabitants of Itsamia in Comoros decided to intervene, turtles arriving to nest on its beaches drew villagers from neighboring hamlets. Anywhere from 10 to 30 green sea turtles were captured every day for their meat. That was in 1991. Today, the village is famous for its annual turtl ...

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#134795
2022-05-31

Borneo: Forests for a better future

Indonesia has lost nearly a fifth of its forests in just the last 20 years. But the island of Kalimantan, also known as Borneo, is beginning to see signs of change.

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#134796
2022-05-31

How illegal logging is threatening Romania's unique virgin forests

Romania is home to Europe's richest forests in terms of biodiversity. But every day they're being diminished - by illegal logging

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#134797
2022-05-31

What's the oldest tree on Earth—and will it survive climate change?

Thousands of feet above the Nevada desert, in a part of Great Basin National Park that tourists rarely see, park ecologist Gretchen Baker neared the top of Mount Washington and raised her binoculars. There just below, sprouting directly from the limestone, grew some of the oldest living things o ...

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#134798
2022-05-31

Listen to the communities – Disaster displacement is on the increase, and the affected people must be heard

More than 30 million people were displaced as a result of disasters in 2020 alone, and this number is likely to rise with the mounting severity and number of climate-related extreme events. A panel at the 7th Session of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR2022), moderated by Sar ...

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#134799
2022-05-31

A cloudless future? The mystery at the heart of climate forecasts

We hear a lot about how climate change will change the land, sea, and ice. But how will it affect clouds? "Low clouds could dry up and shrink like the ice sheets," says Michael Pritchard, professor of Earth System science at UC Irvine. "Or they could thicken and become more reflective."

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#134800
2022-05-31

Rare saiga antelope population now over a million in Kazakhstan

The population of endangered Saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan is now over 1.3 million, the ecology ministry said Tuesday, in the latest boost to a species threatened by poaching and disease.

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#134801
2022-05-31

How moonlight fine-tunes animal reproduction

Animals possess circadian clocks, or 24-hour oscillators, to regulate daily behavior. These typically take their cues from the periodic change of sunlight and darkness. However, many animals are also exposed to moonlight, which reoccurs with ~25h periodicity.

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#134802
2022-05-31

Uncovering best practices for cover crops to optimize crop production

Planting cover crops is a beneficial agricultural practice. One of their many benefits is to cover soil for times when farmers cannot plant cash crops like corn and soy—over the winter, for example. But it is not as simple as just growing cover crops in between growing seasons.

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#134803
2022-05-31

Scientists Find World’s Largest Plant In Australia

Researchers were stunned when they discovered a species of seagrass had effectively cloned itself for 4,500 years and covered nearly 80 square miles.

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#134724
2022-05-27

Ministers Guilbeault and Wilkinson advance climate action, energy security and environmental protection at G7 Ministerial

When it comes to keeping our air clean and protecting our planet, the world can't afford to take a step back. As the G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers Meeting took place in Berlin, Germany this week, the world is under pressure to take urgent climate action in a way that addresses ene ...

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#134725
2022-05-27

Male wolf spiders get luckier following complex courtships

Some male wolf spiders seem to get luckier than others when it comes to courting females. The secret of their courtship? It's complicated, says a new study led by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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#134726
2022-05-27

Sea turtle conservation gets boost from new DNA detection method

DNA "fingerprints" left behind by sea turtles offer scientists a simple, powerful way of tracking the health and whereabouts of these endangered animals, a key step forward in their conservation.

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#134727
2022-05-27

Two critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs born in captivity

Baby season this year launched out of this world with the birth of two new critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs on April 13, 2022. Meet Hubble and Kitt, the newest additions at the Duke Lemur Center.

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#134728
2022-05-27

The Arctic's tricky quest for sustainable tourism

Home to polar bears, the midnight sun and the northern lights, a Norwegian archipelago perched high in the Arctic is trying to find a way to profit from its pristine wilderness without ruining it.

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#134729
2022-05-27

Financial Services Firms Face Disclosure Requirements for Biodiversity Investments

Financial firms already struggling with climate-compliance due to unclear measurement metrics will soon face new disclosure requirements for biodiversity, or nature-related, investments.

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#134730
2022-05-27

German judges visit Peru glacial lake in unprecedented climate crisis lawsuit

In a global first for climate breakdown litigation, judges from Germany have visited Peru to determine the level of damage caused by Europe’s largest emitter in a case that could set a precedent for legal claims over human-caused global heating.

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#134732
2022-05-27

New Theory Looks at How Biodiversity Affects Interspecies Interaction

The term biodiversity invites images of lush rainforests, dynamic estuaries, and other biomes where a kaleidoscope of species interact within their communities. We could assume the same holds true for biodiversity at the microscopic level.

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#134733
2022-05-27

Report shows impact of higher crop, input prices

A report by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center, AFPC, at Texas A&M University titled "Economic Impact of Higher Crop and Input Prices on AFPC's Representative Crop Farms" provides insights into the economic impacts of higher crop and major input prices on the center's 64 representative crop ...

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#134734
2022-05-27

Lizards or snakes? The stark game of survival playing out in Ibiza

The growing trend for imported olive trees has brought hoards of invasive snakes to the Spanish island, threatening the future of its wall lizard

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#134735
2022-05-27

One of UK’s rarest corals set to expand its range as climate change warms seas

It is one of Britain’s rarest and most threatened species, primarily due to bottom-trawling fishing, but researchers have found that the pink sea fan coral could expand its range in the climate crisis.

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#134736
2022-05-27

Britain is paving the way for gene-edited food – will the public stomach it?

At the height of the anti-GM movement, in 1999, the then head of Greenpeace UK, Peter Melchett, was charged with theft and criminal damage after scything down a field of genetically modified maize.

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#134737
2022-05-27

Ivory ban loophole means elephant body parts can still be traded in UK

Elephant skins, feet, ears and tails will continue to be traded in the UK even after next month’s ivory ban comes into force, it has been revealed.

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#134738
2022-05-27

Rivers can suddenly change course – scientists used 50 years of satellite images to learn where and how it happens

Throughout history, important cities around the world have flourished along river banks. But rivers can also be destructive forces. They routinely flood, and on rare occasions, they can abruptly shift pathways.

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#134739
2022-05-27

More Damaging Than Previously Thought: Glaciers Might Not Be Able To Recover From Climate Change

A group of researchers from Stockholm University and the University of California, Irvine investigated whether the Petermann Ice Shelf in northern Greenland might recover from a future breakup caused by climate change. They employed a complex computer model to predict the ice shelf’s potential r ...

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#134740
2022-05-27

Ancient Pollen Offers Clues to How Plants Adapted to Climate Change in the Past — and Potentially the Future

Each spring, many of us become hyper-aware of pollen. The dust-like substance, which plants release in bulk as they reproduce, is little more than a nuisance to many people as it irritates eyes and noses and coats cars in a light green powder.

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#134741
2022-05-27

The Climate Conversation We One Day Hope to Have

Climate change has been momentarily defeated. Our species' extinction has been temporarily put on hold, as nations realize they have no choice but to confront the disease that is climate change.

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#134742
2022-05-27

How People Can Help to Tackle Climate Change

The research group, headed by the University of Exeter warns against depending merely on discoveries in climate science and technology.

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#134743
2022-05-27

Climate Change Threatens Important African Coastal Sites

The Door of No Return is worn smooth, the rust-hued stone frame eroded by the chained feet that shuffled through it to waiting ships. From the 15th to the 19th century, Senegal’s Island of Gorée was a departure point for some of the millions who suffered in the Atlantic slave trade.

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#134744
2022-05-27

Preparing for climate change's effects more than ever critical: President

President Ramaphosa said potential disasters of the magnitude of the recent flooding have brought government’s disaster preparedness into sharp focus, with critical questions and solutions sought.

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#134745
2022-05-27

‘Time running out’: US, Germany intensify climate change fight

Deal will see the two nations develop and deploy technologies to speed up the clean energy transition, particularly in the areas of offshore wind power, zero-emissions vehicles and hydrogen.

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#134746
2022-05-27

Swiss significantly underestimate scale of biodiversity crisis in Switzerland

Switzerland has the highest proportion of threatened species in the OECD, according to Pronatura. However, a clear majority of the population thinks the situation is fine, according to a survey.

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#134747
2022-05-27

Biodiversity eyed as tool vs climate crisis

BIODIVERSITY protection is a major tool against climate change, advocates said during the first episode of youth-led climate webcast Stories for Better Reality titled "Biodiversity and Climate Change: Anong Konek?"

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#134748
2022-05-27

Humanity’s Last Chance Saloon: Indigenous traditional knowledge & custodianship

The destruction of circular economies in pursuit of wealth and their replacement by extractive models of systemic exploitation have brought humanity to the brink of survival.

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#134749
2022-05-27

The new public artwork forcing Australians to think about the past

A massive red X sits in the centre of a new sculpture by artist Kent Morris, installed at Federation Square this week to mark the beginning of Reconciliation Week. The X is a significant part of south east Victorian Indigenous design and iconography, often used on shields, boomerangs and possum ...

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#134750
2022-05-27

California investigating sick and dying brown pelicans

Wildlife authorities are trying to determine why large numbers of California brown pelicans are being found sick and dying. Hundreds of the pelicans, which are a protected species in the state, have been admitted to wildlife rehabilitation facilities in Southern and Central California since abou ...

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#134751
2022-05-27

How are young women protecting the ocean in the Asia-Pacific region?

The magnificent seascapes are one of the first things that come to mind when someone thinks about the Asia-Pacific region, along with the colorful cultures that have been thriving in the area for centuries. The Pacific Ocean has been supporting the livelihoods, well-being, and sense of identity ...

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#134752
2022-05-27

5 things you should know about the UN Ocean Conference, a chance to save the planet’s largest ecosystem

The Ocean is the planet’s largest ecosystem, regulating the climate, and providing livelihoods for billions. But its health is in danger. The second UN Ocean Conference, due to take place in June, will be an important opportunity to redress the damage that mankind continues to inflict on marine ...

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#134753
2022-05-27

Fjords may emit as much methane as all the deep oceans globally

During heavy storms, the normally stratified layers of water in ocean fjords get mixed, which leads to oxygenation of the fjord floor. But these storm events also result in a spike in methane emissions from fjords to the atmosphere.

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#134755
2022-05-27

Coral reefs' sound signatures could be used to assess their health

In an effort to keep the world's coral reefs from disappearing forever, a number of reef restoration projects are currently underway … but how can scientists tell if any one of those projects is working? The answer may lie in listening to the reefs.

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#134756
2022-05-27

NatureMetrics Raises $15 Million for Its Cutting-Edge Biodiversity Monitoring Solution

Biodiversity monitoring offers incredibly useful nature data, which is expected to grow more important over time. Moreover, NatureMetrics makes it easy to get that data, providing a powerful and scalable solution to companies. With this new round of funding, NatureMetrics plans to grow even furt ...

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#134757
2022-05-27

New research upends assumptions about the global food trade’s impact on biodiversity

The global food trade is often blamed for accelerating the destruction of biodiversity in poorer tropical countries, to fuel the appetites of richer nations for fruit, coffee, soybeans, beef, and palm oil.

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#134758
2022-05-27

Learn about India’s biodiversity from this card game created by Chennai students

A new game developed by Chennai students spreads awareness about different ecosystems, species and what we can do to help them

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#134759
2022-05-27

Biodiversity is the new net-zero

While we're saving the planet, can we save nature too? That's the plea from a group of executives from 16 countries that collectively manage over $18 trillion in assets.

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#134760
2022-05-27

Tree may be the world's oldest, dating to 3,400 years before the birth of Christ

In the lush green forest of the Alerce Costero national park in southern Chile, one majestic tree that towers over the rest could give what's currently recognized as the world's oldest tree a run for its money.

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#134761
2022-05-27

New clues about the secretive lives of tree hyraxes

Tree hyraxes are non-descript, mid-sized mammals that wake after dark in the canopies of Tropical African forests. Because they’re a shy nocturnal mammal living high in trees, little has been discovered about their behavior.

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#134762
2022-05-27

10 ways to save butterflies as numbers plummet due to pollution and climate change

Some are flamboyant exhibitionists, others are furtive lurkers who blend in with their surroundings. Coloured vibrant orange or just plain beige, butterflies fluttering around a lush garden or wild meadow are always an idyllic summer sight.

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#134763
2022-05-27

Humpback whale freed from illegal fishing net off Spain dies a week later

A 14-metre long humpback whale freed from entanglement in an illegal drift fishing net off the island of Mallorca has died on another Spanish beach more than 300 kilometres away.

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#134764
2022-05-27

Killer whale that swam up France's River Seine in 'life-threatening condition'

A killer whale - orca - that strayed from the ocean and began swimming up the River Seine in France earlier this month is now at risk of dying, a researcher monitoring the mammal told local media.

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#134765
2022-05-27

Time to put monetary value on conservation, says Gabon

A key UN summit this year must give biodiversity the same priority as climate change and press ahead with putting a financial value on natural resources, Gabon's environment minister says.

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