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#133684
2022-03-03

Alphabet : This World Wildlife Day, the key word is adapt

Conservationists are concerned we're not adequately preparing to protect the wolverines and their habitat which is also home to other species of animals and plants. In 2020, the decision to federally list the wolverine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act was rejected on the basis that ...

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#133685
2022-03-03

Forest Edges Are More, Not Less, Productive Than Interior Forest

Trees at the edges of forests often seem like an afterthought, but those trees may play an outsized role in carbon storage, new research from the northeastern United States has found.

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#133686
2022-03-03

IPCC report details catastrophe for planet as threats from climate change mount

Many natural landscapes are at the point of no return, and without action on climate change the planet will become unliveable.

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#133687
2022-03-03

Protecting the ocean, from the land

There is an expanse of wetland where the Yellow River flows into the sea in Dongying, Shandong province, where birds gather and seawater laps over the grasses and shrubs. Here, in October last year, the National Park Administration approved the creation of China’s first “integrated land–sea” nat ...

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#133688
2022-03-03

Protect This Place: The Fragile and Enchanting Costa Dos Corais

Protect This PlaceCosta dos Corais harbors one of the largest reef formations in Brazil and is rich in biodiversity —groups of algae, fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic mammals, along with its namesake corals. I

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#133689
2022-03-03

An environmental scientist points to Indigenous knowledge for sustainability solutions

There is scientific consensus that human civilization is a threat to life on Earth. Efforts are underway to alleviate that threat, but there is much doubt over whether we can turn back our cascading environmental impacts.

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#133690
2022-03-03

A more potent CO2 sink than the Amazon, Brazil’s mangroves remain overlooked

Tropical forests play a fundamental role in storing carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. And while the Amazon rainforest is often top of mind when it comes to stores of CO2, there’s another ecosystem in Brazil that stashes away a much larger amount of carbon pe ...

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#133691
2022-03-03

Tasmania records driest summer in 40 years as La Niña ‘swings the wind around’

While Queensland and New South Wales have been hit with historic rainfall and floods, Tasmania has endured its driest summer in 40 years.

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#133692
2022-03-03

‘We are doing our best’: rescuers fear for animals injured in NSW and Queensland floods

The flood disaster in New South Wales and Queensland has prompted concerns for ground-dwelling animals that can become trapped in their habitat or swept into other environments.

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#133693
2022-03-03

California wants to eradicate microplastics. Will a new strategy be enough?

Microplastics can be found everywhere, from waterways to fish to inside the human body’s soft tissues. And it’s only getting worse – 11m metric tons of plastic enter the planet’s oceans each year, an amount that is expected to triple by 2040.

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#133694
2022-03-03

Climate change: Why it is now or never for India

The latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has painted a bleak picture for India, warning that the South Asian country could face multiple climate change-induced disasters in the next two decades.

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#133696
2022-03-03

Collective action helps young adults deal with climate change anxiety

A study from a coalition of researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health may have identified a potential buffer to climate woes: collective action.

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#133697
2022-03-03

How can climate finance reach war zones and help to build peace?

Climate change often hits the poor hardest and is felt most profoundly in fragile and conflict-affected settings, which suffer high vulnerability and low investments in coping capacity and adaptation.

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#133698
2022-03-03

What the IPCC Report tells us about the need for radical climate action

In November 2021, COP26 concluded in Glasgow, Scotland, with the adoption of the Glasgow Climate Pact – a commitment to reach a global net-zero emissions target by 2050. Central to the pact is keeping a 1.5℃ global warming target within reach. Glasgow achieved some progress, but estimates sugges ...

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#133699
2022-03-03

Unravelling the moving mysteries of Antarctica

Scientists are exploring a new method to uncover changes occurring in the mysterious East Antarctica. These changes that will affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people across the planet.

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#133701
2022-03-03

The hidden footprint of low-carbon indoor farming

A new study challenges the universal land-saving claims of vertical farming, finding that there is no one size fits all approach for land use, food security and sustainable agriculture.

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#133702
2022-03-03

Researchers reconstruct ancient fish lizard

Geologists at Lund University in Sweden have mapped 300 years of research on the prehistoric marine reptiles known as ichthyosaurs. Using a uniquely well-preserved fossil, the team has also created the scientifically most up-to-date reconstruction of an ichthyosaur currently available.

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#133703
2022-03-03

Bull ant evolves new way to target pain

Australian bull ants have evolved a venom molecule perfectly tuned to target one of their predators—the echidna—that also could have implications for people with long-term pain, University of Queensland researchers say.

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#133704
2022-03-03

Grasshoppers show how alpine fauna will be lost as global temperatures rise

New research indicates anthropogenic climate change will result in a quarter of Aotearoa New Zealand's alpine grasshopper species becoming extinct. Species that are already endangered and others that are currently widespread could lose all of their current habitat due to global warming.

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#133705
2022-03-03

Animals have evolved to avoid overexploiting their resources. Can humans do the same?

People have been trying to understand how predators and prey are able to stay balanced within our planet's ecosystems for at least 2,400 years.

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#133706
2022-03-03

Saving native turtles one hatchling at a time

Murdoch University researchers have welcomed a baby turtle into the world this week as part of an important incubation research project aiming to save the iconic Southwestern snake-necked turtles at Bibra Lake from dwindling population numbers.

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#133707
2022-03-03

Study of algae in Acadia National Park lakes shows recovery from acidification

Acadia National Park is known for its beautiful lakes—and they can tell scientists a lot about the health of the environment.

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#133708
2022-03-03

What makes plants electrically excitable

Plant cells use electrical signals to process and transmit information. In 1987, as a postdoc of Erwin Neher in Göttingen, biophysicist Rainer Hedrich discovered an ion channel in the central vacuole of the plant cell, which is activated by calcium and electrical voltage, using the patch-clamp t ...

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#133709
2022-03-03

Corals can be 'trained' to tolerate heat stress, study finds

A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that corals that underwent a stressful temperature treatment in the laboratory for 90 days were more tolerant to increased water temperatures.

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#133710
2022-03-03

Sixth mass extinction looms as humanity fails to act, scientists say

Life on Earth is disappearing so rapidly that some scientists believe a mass extinction event is now underway for the first time since the dinosaurs were wiped out 66 million years ago.

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#133711
2022-03-03

UN issues 12 stamps illustrating endangered species in Central & South America and the Caribbean

Twelve new, colorful and original stamps are being launched today as part of the United Nations Endangered Species Stamps series. The stamps are issued by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fa ...

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#133712
2022-03-03

Three crops rule the world: What it means for the planet’s wildlife

Around three-fourths of the food humans consume globally comes from just 12 plant and five animal sources, with just three crops — wheat, rice and corn — accounting for 51 per cent of the calories included in the diet, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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#133713
2022-03-03

Can we save coral reefs? | Problem Solved

Coral reefs are a unique and biodiverse natural ecosystem and economic keystones for many communities and nations. They only cover about 0.2% of the ocean floor but support 25% of marine life.

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#133714
2022-03-04

Rapid evolution fuels transcriptional plasticity in fish species to cope with ocean acidification

A research team led by Dr Celia SCHUNTER at School of Biological Sciences (area of Ecology and Biodiversity) & The Swire Institute of Marine Science, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with researchers from The University of Adelaide, James Cook University in Australia, IRD Inst ...

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#133715
2022-03-04

Using DNA to uncover the secrets of Liberia's rainforests

A group of conservationists is using environmental DNA to track animals in Liberian forests to help better understand their intricate biodiversity and ensure further protection of these environments.

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#133716
2022-03-04

Wildlife population shrinking towards extinction

TEHRAN – The entire populations of wildlife species are shrinking and the remaining populations will go extinct in the near future unless humans change their practices.

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#133717
2022-03-04

Six key lifestyle changes can help avert the climate crisis, study finds

Research shows that governments and individuals making small changes can have a huge impact in reducing emissions. People in well-off countries can help avert climate breakdown by making six relatively straightforward lifestyle changes, according to research from three leading institutions.

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#133720
2022-03-07

‘Prospect of existence’: Nameless grasshopper sparks taxonomic debate

What’s in a name? The curious case of a nameless grasshopper will tell you that there is more to a name than meets the eye.

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#133721
2022-03-07

In plan for African wildlife corridors, there’s more than one elephant in the room

An international conservation group is pushing forward with ambitious plans for extended elephant corridors in Africa that would allow the animals room to move more freely — not just across adjacent borders but across the length and breadth of nearly half the continent.

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#133722
2022-03-07

An Indigenous basket-weaving tradition keeps a Philippine forest alive

Philippines — On a fine day at the onset of the dry season, Sublito Tiblak wakes up very early to the sounds of birds. They’re perched on trees surrounding his home in Kamantian, an upland village tucked in the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape in the southern part of the Philippines’ Pala ...

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#133723
2022-03-07

Globally acclaimed community forest groups in Nepal say new rules threaten their autonomy

Nepalis whose livelihoods rely on access to the country’s community forests have suspended planned protests against a new law they say will threaten their autonomy and force their groups to work under various bureaucratic mechanisms.

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#133724
2022-03-07

In destroying the Amazon, big agribusiness is torching its own viability

A new study has found that the transition zone between the Amazon and Cerrado in the northeast of Brazil has heated up significantly and become drier in the past two decades.

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#133725
2022-03-07

Kids who grow up around more green space have lower risk of ADHD, study suggests

A study featuring researchers from the University of British Columbia suggests that children who grow up around more green space are less likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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#133726
2022-03-07

Does the air pollution on the London Underground harm your health?

On any given weekday, the London Underground sees up to five million passengers hopping on and off its network. Its 11 lines serve 272 stations, and at peak times there can be over 500 trains hurtling around beneath the streets of London.

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#133727
2022-03-07

Deep-sea mining could begin next year. Here’s why ocean experts are calling for a moratorium.

A troupe of environmental activists descended on Rotterdam, Netherlands, last month for an evocative demonstration. Dressed as jellyfish, sea anemones, and “fisher folk,” protestors from the advocacy group Ocean Rebellion sang songs and projected messages onto the hull of a 750-foot-long drillin ...

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#133729
2022-03-07

Traces of life in the Earth's deep mantle

The rapid development of fauna 540 million years ago has permanently changed the Earth—deep into its lower mantle. A team led by ETH researcher Andrea Giuliani found traces of this development in rocks from this zone.

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#133730
2022-03-07

Researchers investigate heavy rains over Australia's east coast

At any one time, Earth's atmosphere holds only about a week's worth of rain. But rainfall and floods have devastated Australia's eastern regions for weeks and more heavy rain is forecast. So where's all this water coming from?

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#133731
2022-03-07

Higher risk of temperature-related death if global warming exceeds 2 C

The death rate linked to extreme temperatures will increase significantly under global warming of 2°C, finds a report by researchers from UCL and the University of Reading.

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#133732
2022-03-07

Those birds that crashed and died? It wasn't fumes

You've probably seen the video—or at least heard some chirpings about it. Footage from a security camera in Cuauhtémoc, a city in Chihuahua, Mexico, shows a massive flock of migratory birds swooping down like a cloud of black smoke and crashing onto pavement and the roof of a house.

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#133733
2022-03-07

Extinction crisis: Native mammals are disappearing in Northern Australia, but few people are watching

At the time Australia was colonized by Europeans, an estimated 180 mammal species lived in the continent's northern savannas. The landscape teemed with animals, from microbats to rock-wallabies and northern quolls. Many of these mammals were found nowhere else on Earth.

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#133734
2022-03-07

Cooler waters created super-sized Megalodon, latest study shows

A new study reveals that the iconic extinct Megalodon or megatooth shark grew to larger sizes in cooler environments than in warmer areas.

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#133735
2022-03-07

NatureServe’s Map of Biodiversity Importance Pin-points Areas of Conservation Priority

New research unveils a high-resolution view of where to protect our nation’s most imperiled plants and animals

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#133736
2022-03-07

Rewilding Argentina: lessons for the 2030 biodiversity targets

When Mariuá, a 1.5-year-old female jaguar, set foot in our breeding centre in Argentina in December 2018, we did not know that she would make history.

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#133737
2022-03-07

Africa: Biodiversity - Elephants of Africa

The African savanna elephant is the world's largest land animal. Adult elephants weigh up to 7,500 kilograms and stand almost four meters tall at the shoulder.

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#133738
2022-03-07

Goa: Novel fishing exercise reveals rich fish biodiversity of Chicalim bay

In an interesting exercise to showcase the fish biodiversity in Chicalim bay,participants caught and counted 47 fish species and 16 shrimp species.

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