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#118650
2018-10-24

Promote Growing Of Indigenous Crops, Farmers Urge Uganda Government

Farmers in Uganda want government to promote growing of indigenous crops which they say are cheap to produce and play big role in Biodiversity conservation.

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#118651
2018-10-24

It's a ball to keep microfibers out of the ocean

I thought I was serving as a good ocean steward by not throwing plastic bottles on the beach or buying endangered or overfished sea creatures. It turns out I was right, but only partly.

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#118652
2018-10-24

Climate change's advance is worsening what researchers call "ecological grief" among Inuit

See drone footage of Rigolet and the surrounding area in icy Labrador where Photographer Darren Calabrese went to see how the community is coping with the loss of the sea ice they depend on for travel and the climate that sustains their hunting and trapping lifestyle.

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#118653
2018-10-24

Some of the countries leading on climate change might surprise you

On climate change, countries that may not be thought of as climate leaders are emerging at the front-lines on responding to climate change.

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#118654
2018-10-24

Tying ourselves to trees won’t solve climate change

Environmentalists and scientists have done a great job in educating people that climate change is real, and of its catastrophic consequences. But the idea that these groups alone are going to solve the problem is completely fantastical because the root cause of climate change is a broken economi ...

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#118655
2018-10-24

Paradise lost: Tourist spots in danger of being loved to death

The Philippines' most famous resort island Boracay re-opens Friday after a six-month clean-up intended to fix the damage done by unrestrained mass tourism.

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#118656
2018-10-24

New research cracks illegal wildlife trade

Scientists have developed a revolutionary way to determine if animals are being illegally trafficked. UNSW Sydney scientists—in collaboration with Taronga Conservation Society Australia, UTS (University of Technology Sydney) and ANSTO (Australia's Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) - h ...

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#118657
2018-10-24

Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament

The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans. MEPs backed a ban on plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers and balloon sticks.

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#118658
2018-10-24

Chopping forests to plant durians like killing goose that lays golden eggs

Durian farmers are "shooting themselves in the foot" if they continue to clear the forest for durian plantations, conservation groups said.

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#118659
2018-10-25

Teenager Lauren looks to support global conservation expedition

A TEENAGER is looking to raise £3,000 to fund her place on a conservation expedition to Borneo. Year 11 student, Lauren McAuley, 16, is part of a group of 17 students from University Technical College Portsmouth who has been selected to be part of a special scientific research team. The youngste ...

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#118660
2018-10-25

Greater diversity enhances public interest in marine habitats

Greater animal biodiversity can lead to heightened human interest in marine habitats, according to research published in Scientific Reports.

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#118661
2018-10-25

If You Drink Glenmorangie Whisky, You Can Help Rebuild Scotland's Oyster Reefs

In Scotland's highlands, the Glenmorangie whisky distillery has gone beyond merely making whisky and into marine conservation. Working with Heriot Watt University and the Marine Conservation Society, 20,000 oysters will be introduced into the sea near the distillery in the Dornoch Firth - firth ...

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#118662
2018-10-25

LIFE Programme: Member States to benefit from quarter of a billion euros of investments in environment, nature and climate action

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €243 million from the EU budget for projects under the LIFE programme supporting nature, the environment and quality of life in Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future.

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#118663
2018-10-25

Indigenous Biodiversity report release

A new report recommending improvements to biodiversity management will build on communities’ good work to protect our biodiversity, says Associate Minister for the Environment, Hon Nanaia Mahuta.

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#118664
2018-10-25

Cataloguing biodiversity in an accurate manner

New species are being discovered every day and several undiscovered species are disappearing at a faster rate, taxonomists keep saying. Experts are painstakingly reviewing and compiling published records of new species, but still mistakes are made.

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#118665
2018-10-25

Archaeopteryx: The day the fossil feathers flew

There is no greater insult you can hurl at a museum than to suggest its prize fossil is a fake. But that's what the esteemed astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle did in 1985 when he doubted the authenticity of arguably the most priceless possession in the collections of what is now London's Natural History ...

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#118666
2018-10-25

Climate change: Five cheap ways to remove CO2 from the atmosphere

As well as rapidly reducing the carbon dioxide that we humans are pumping into the atmosphere in huge amounts, recent scientific assessments of climate change have all suggested that cutting emissions alone will not be enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 or 2 degrees C.

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#118667
2018-10-25

Clever crows reveal 'window into the mind'

Clever, tool-using crows have surprised scientists once again with remarkable problem-solving skills. In a task designed to test their tool-making prowess, New Caledonian crows spontaneously put together two short, combinable sticks to make a longer "fishing rod" to reach a piece of food.

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#118668
2018-10-25

Why India needs to worry about climate change

A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned of disastrous consequences if current trends of global warming are not reversed immediately. Aayushi Awasthy from the University of East Anglia's Energy and Resources Institute explains why this has particular consequenc ...

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#118669
2018-10-25

The sound of climate change is silent inaction

Have you ever wondered what climate change sounds like? Me neither. Until a couple of weeks ago, that is, when I was 3,000m above sea level in the middle of the Caucasus mountains and I heard a glacier.

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#118670
2018-10-25

How we can keep our food system from the brink of apocalypse

The global food system has a lot to answer for. It is a major driver of climate change, thanks to everything from deforestation to cows burping. Food production also transforms biodiverse landscapes into fields inhabited by a single crop or animal. It depletes valuable freshwater resources, and ...

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#118671
2018-10-25

Antarctic Ocean carbon dioxide helped end the Ice Age

A team of scientists, led by the University of St Andrews, has shown that rapid CO2 release from the ocean around Antarctica helped end the last ice age.

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#118672
2018-10-25

U.S. desert areas to become even more arid

Geologists from the University of Innsbruck study rainfall patterns in the distant past to better understand how deserts in the southwest United States will be impacted by future climate change.

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#118673
2018-10-25

Simple, effective Earth-system modeling

To assess long-range risks to food, water, energy and other critical natural resources, decision-makers often rely on Earth-system models capable of producing reliable projections of regional and global environmental changes spanning decades

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#118674
2018-10-25

Wildebeests' super-efficient muscles allow them to walk for days without drinking

A team of researchers with the University of London, University College London and the University of Botswana has found that the wildebeest has extremely efficient muscles. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the researchers describe their study of the migrating animal and what they ...

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#118675
2018-10-25

A Mathematician Who Decodes the Patterns Stamped Out by Life

hen Corina Tarnita was a budding mathematician, she found her interest in mathematics flickering, about to burn out. As a girl she had stormed through Romania’s National Mathematical Olympiad — where she won a three-peat from 1999 to 2001 — then on to Harvard University as an undergraduate and s ...

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#118676
2018-10-25

Ancient fish evolved in shallow seas – the very places humans threaten today

You walk and talk and live on land, but your ancient relatives were fish.It took about 480 million years for these fish to evolve and adapt to different environments and become the many different back-boned species (including ourselves) that are known as vertebrates.

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#118678
2018-10-26

What role for ASEAN in the fight against plastic pollution?

Southeast Asian nations are among the worst offenders when it comes to sending plastic pollution straight into the ocean. With four of the world’s biggest culprits also members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, environmental advocacy and research groups are calling on ASEAN to play ...

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#118679
2018-10-26

Insect-inspired drones and enviro-gamers: Chips with Everything podcast

Current estimates suggest that there are 7.5 billion people living on Earth, which is putting a strain on biodiversity. With increased need for solutions to environmental issues, people from the world of technology are also stepping in to do what they can to help redress the balance between huma ...

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#118680
2018-10-26

African Union: The Great Great Wall Initiative

The Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative aims to implement actions to end or reverse land degradation, loss of biodiversity in African drylands and to ensure that ecosystems are resilient to climate change, continue to provide essential services and contribute to human well-being and the eliminatio ...

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#118681
2018-10-26

The stories of Australia's botanical biodiversity

A herbarium is an evolving collection of dried plants, fungi and algae, but it’s also a time capsule. Each specimen has a story: what is it, where and when was it collected, and by whom?

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#118682
2018-10-26

Rising seas will swamp homes, report says

The CCC’s chief executive, Chris Stark, told BBC News: “People know sea level is going to rise – but they haven’t grasped how bad this could be for them.” His colleague Professor Julia King added: “We’ve got to wake up to the fact that we’ve got some very difficult challenges ahead.

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#118683
2018-10-26

Explainer: What is Global Warming?

Top scientists are urging changes "in all aspects of society" to limit global climate warming to 1.5C. Experts say it's extremely likely that human activity is the main cause of recent global warming.

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#118684
2018-10-26

Can we limit global warming to 1.5 °C?

Efforts to combat climate change tend to focus on supply-side changes, such as shifting to renewable or cleaner energy. In a Special Issue in the Energy Efficiency Journal that follows the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C, researchers argue that demand-side approaches can p ...

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#118685
2018-10-26

Don't blame cows for climate change

As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action. Advocates urge the public to eat less meat to save the environment. Some activists have called for taxing meatto reduce consumption of it.

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#118686
2018-10-26

Not enough fruits, vegetables grown to feed the planet, study reveals

If everyone on the planet wanted to eat a healthy diet, there wouldn't be enough fruit and vegetables to go around, according to a new University of Guelph study.

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#118687
2018-10-26

Researcher gives a glimpse into a limited resource—groundwater

Masaki Hayashi's lifelong interest in and research about groundwater has led him to help the Government of Alberta implement policy and regulations that affect how Albertans manage the use of groundwater.

News Headlines
#118688
2018-10-26

Can your actions really save the planet? 'Planetary accounting' has the answer

The climate is changing before our eyes. News articles about imminent species extinctions have become the norm. Images of oceans full of plastic are littering social media. These issues are made even more daunting by the fact that they are literally global in scale.

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#118689
2018-10-26

Plants find ways to survive no matter the terrain

Researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London, together with the University of Osnabrück in Germany, have discovered that a fascinating plant employs two mechanisms to survive, no matter where it grows.

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#118690
2018-10-26

Scientists find great diversity, novel molecules in microbiome of tree roots

Researchers with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered that communities of microbes living in and around poplar tree roots are ten times more diverse than the human microbiome and produce a cornucopia of novel molecules that could be useful as antibiotics, anti ...

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#118691
2018-10-26

Daddy cool: Same-sex penguin couple become parents

Two male penguins who paired up as a "same-sex couple" have successfully incubated a baby chick and are "doting" on their tiny offspring, an Australian aquarium announced Friday.

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#118692
2018-10-26

Coconut the snow leopard recovers from eyelid surgery

Coconut, the snow leopard cub born at the Sacramento Zoo earlier this year, underwent a rare eyelid surgery on Wednesday, October 24.. UC Davis veterinary specialists and the Sacramento Zoo veterinary team collaborated to correct a congenital eyelid defect known as colombas. This ocular deformit ...

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#118693
2018-10-26

South Africa: Cabinet Approves Marine Protected Areas

Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Derek Hanekom says a network of 20 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will considerably advance South Africa's efforts to protect its ocean heritage for future generations.

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#118694
2018-10-26

Will China cast its vote for Antarctica, and the planet?

Beijing could be the key to unlocking a positive outcome at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), writes American marine biologist Sylvia Earle.

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#118695
2018-10-26

The Wisdom of Seeds

Have you noticed that raw carrots and celery that you buy from the grocery store are a bit tougher, requiring greater bite power than say a decade ago? This may be because those veggies have been genetically engineered to produce tougher stalks. Stiffer carrots, for instance, can be yanked from ...

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#118696
2018-10-26

Soy destruction in Argentina leads straight to our dinner plates

The extent of the destruction is painful to see. Flying over the area around the El Corralito indigenous community in a single-propeller plane, only thin strips of green are left between vast fields of pale, newly uncovered earth, pencilled in with parallel white lines of the ashes of bulldozed ...

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#118697
2018-10-26

UNESCO experts in Iran weighing Hyrcanian Forest

“The delegation are to visit four provinces of Golestan, Mazandaran, Semnan and Gilan in a span of nine days… to report results of their survey to the IUCN [International Union for Conservation of Nature],” said Mohammad-Hassan Talebian, the deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts ...

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#118699
2018-10-26

Seabirds in the Pacific are using plastic to build nests

As brown boobies incorporate materials they find in the environment into their nests, research has found that the birds can act as indicators of the extent of plastic pollution in the tropics.

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#118700
2018-10-26

New hope for a Canadian coral reef damaged by bottom trawl fishing gear

Canadian fisheries scientists have discovered a large number of intact colonies of living coral off Cape Breton in a reef complex that had been turned to rubble by decades of bottom trawl fishing gear.

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#118701
2018-10-26

Cape Town launches new ocean cleaning initiatives

In a determined effort to reduce the amount of waste that makes its way into our oceans, the City of Cape Town has partnered with several key players to remove garbage from local rivers.

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