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#109184
2016-07-18

Denmark leads Europe in tackling food waste

More than one-third of all food is spoiled or squandered. Led by an activist with a passion for food, Denmark has been working intensively on solutions. Eliminating "UFOs" is just one thing regular people can do to help.

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#109185
2016-07-18

East Africa: More Than Half a Decade Dealing With Chimpanzees

One cannot speak of Gombe National Park and its famous chimpanzees without mentioning Dr Jane Goodall, an internationally renowned primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

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#109186
2016-07-18

Group-navigating species may be vulnerable to collapse

Migrating birds flock together and salmon swim upstream in schools because there's a navigational advantage: By traveling in groups, individuals are more likely to get to their destinations – or so a growing body of research suggests.

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#109188
2016-07-18

Bridging the gap between forestry and agriculture to improve food security

FAO calls for better coordination between the two sectors towards sustainable farming systems and forest management

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#109189
2016-07-18

Newfoundland's Mistaken Point named Canada’s latest World Heritage Site

Up to 580 million years after their seafloor habitat was abruptly buried in volcanic ash, some of our earliest and weirdest ancestors are finally getting their moment in the global spotlight.

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#109191
2016-07-18

India basks in glow of UNESCO honours

Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) in Sikkim has been named a world heritage site by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO.

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#109193
2016-07-18

Amphibians may carry, spread infectious diseases

MANHATTAN, Kan., July 18 (UPI) -- New research suggests wild amphibians may play a significant and underappreciated role in hosting and facilitating the spread of infectious diseases.

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#109168
2016-07-15

Scientists warn of 'unsafe' decline in biodiversity

An international team of scientists has issued a warning that biodiversity is dropping below safe levels for the support and wellbeing of human societies.

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#109169
2016-07-15

Outdoor learning 'boosts children's development'

Outdoor learning can have a positive impact on children's development but it needs to be formally adopted, a report suggests.

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#109170
2016-07-15

Climate pledges set to fail

Global temperatures are set to rise by three degrees Celsius by 2100, despite government commitments to curb climate change signed last December, a study reveals.

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#109171
2016-07-15

India at heart of illegal otter trade

India is a hotspot of otter poaching, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

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#109172
2016-07-15

Melting sea ice brings danger and opportunity to Canada's Arctic

As sea ice continues to melt at an alarming rate, indigenous peoples in Canada's Arctic are struggling to come to terms with how the environmental shift could affect their traditional way of life.

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#109173
2016-07-15

New UN task force to fight migratory bird hunting

More than 20 million migratory birds are illegally killed and traded in the Mediterranean basin each year.

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#109174
2016-07-15

New paper aims to put biodiversity at the heart of business

Nature needs to be put at the heart of natural capital – that's the conclusion from a new report published today by a partnership of leading conservation and research organisations.

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#109175
2016-07-15

Striking a balance in bushmeat studies

Understanding wildlife hunting means knowing people, animals and the numbers

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#109176
2016-07-15

Peregrines remain faithful falcons, even in the city

CHICAGO, July 15 (UPI) -- Even for birds, the city life comes with extra temptations -- chiefly, a plethora of potential mates. But new research shows, even in the city, Peregrine falcons remain committed to their partners.

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#109155
2016-07-14

SEMARNAT, PROFEPA, and Aeromexico Work Together to Spread Information about Biodiversity in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), through the Federal Attorney General's Office for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), signed an addendum for increased cooperation through the Collaboration Agreement it signed with the ...

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#109156
2016-07-14

Policy: Marine biodiversity needs more than protection

On 1 September, government leaders, directors of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others will meet in Hawaii at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's World Conservation Congress to discuss environmental and development challenges

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#109157
2016-07-14

Canada plans to lean on Indigenous knowledge to combat climate change

NIAGARA FALLS – For far too long governments ignored the warnings from elders.

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#109158
2016-07-14

Tropical forests overexploited by unsustainable logging

Widely hailed as a renewable natural resource, tropical timber from old-growth tropical forests is selectively logged worldwide at an unprecedented scale.

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#109159
2016-07-14

New Schemes Pay You to Save Species—But Will They Work?

Programs being set up in the American West are taking a radical new approach: paying landowners to preserve animal habitat.

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#109160
2016-07-14

Illegal wildlife trade in Asia decimating species, warn scientists

Asia’s burgeoning demand for wildlife is decimating wild populations around the planet, hastening the demise of biodiversity already under threat from habitat destruction and climate change, warned scientists meeting last week at the largest-ever gathering of tropical researchers in Asia.

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#109162
2016-07-14

EU takes important step in fight against Invasive Alien Species

The European Commission has today published its first list of invasive alien species (IAS) which identifies 37 non-native plants and animals which pose a significant threat to the EU’s environment.

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#109163
2016-07-14

WWF buys shark fishing licence on Great Barrier Reef to scrap it

Conservation group seeks help to pay for the $100,000 licence which lets owner drag 1.2km nets along length of the reef

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#109164
2016-07-14

West African Coastal Towns Swallowed by Ocean

GRAND-LAHOU, IVORY COAST— Rising sea levels and coastal erosion are threatening the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across West Africa. Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination, is slowly being washed away.

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#109165
2016-07-14

Open for comment: Darnley Bay marine protected area closer to reality

The federal government is inviting the public to comment on a plan to create a marine protected area north of Paulatuk, N.W.T. — an area almost half the size of Prince Edward Island.

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#109166
2016-07-14

Desertification: an ecological reality or a dangerous myth?

A new book asserts that desertification is a meaningless concept and the policies to reverse it are doing more harm than good

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#109167
2016-07-14

New UN-backed survey reveals ‘alarming’ damage to high seas and marine ecosystems

14 July 2016 – More than half of the world’s fragile coral reefs are under threat and most of our major fish stocks are now overexploited, according to the latest global assessments on the state of world’s high seas and large marine ecosystems launched today by United Nations Educational, Scient ...

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#109144
2016-07-13

Microscope observes life of the ocean floor

Marine scientists have developed a microscope that for the first time provides a window into the small scale behaviour of marine life.

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#109145
2016-07-13

Ice algae: The engine of life in the central Arctic Ocean

Algae that live in and under the sea ice also serve as a nutritional basis for animals living at great depths

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#109146
2016-07-13

Forest conservation can offset emissions from palm oil expansion in Africa: Study

A new paper published in the journal Conservation Letters suggests that if the governments of tropical African countries were to enact mandatory policies regulating which forests can be cleared and how much remaining forest must be set aside for conservation, they could largely offset the emissi ...

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#109147
2016-07-13

Invasive success of the mosquitofish is due to its genetic variability

The Eastern gambusia (Gambusia holbrooki), also known as the mosquitofish, is one of the world's 100 most invasive species.

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#109148
2016-07-13

Longest study of Great Lakes region birds finds populations holding steady

In three national forests -- the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin and the Superior and Chippewa National Forests in Northern Minnesota -- analysis of more than two decades of data found overall healthy bird communities, giving researchers and policy-makers a degree of optimism.

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#109149
2016-07-13

IPS Interview with Bernadette Lahai On the Pan African Parliament Food and Nutrition Security Agenda

Dr.Bernadette Lahai is a Sierra Leonean politician and the current Minority Leader of Parliament. She is the leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone People's Party in the House of Parliament. She is also the Vice President of the Pan African Parliament.

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#109150
2016-07-13

An unlikely fight to protect nature in war-torn Afghanistan

War doesn't only destroy human lives, but also land and ecologies - and therefore livelihoods. Afghanistan is a case in point. Enter a woman with a community spirit and a strong sense of what needs to get done.

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#109152
2016-07-13

Killer kiwi plant could ‘invade’ Swiss forests

It may be tasty to eat, but the kiwi fruit grows on a plant that can strangle others. Now the plant, non-native to Switzerland, has been found growing in the wild in some parts of the country, causing concern it could take over forests and damage native plants.

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#109153
2016-07-13

Green Climate Fund Backs Key UN-Supported Climate Action

Four projects supported by UN Development Programme to receive more than US$ 100 million for climate action.

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#109135
2016-07-12

Drought triggers 'austerity' root system in grass crops

Grass species of crops adopt an "austerity" strategy and limits the development of its root system during times of drought, a study has revealed.

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#109136
2016-07-12

Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect

Climate change could have a domino effect on key infrastructure in the UK, government advisers have warned.

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#109137
2016-07-12

Clouds get high on climate change

Clouds are moving up, up and away. An analysis of satellite data has found that, since the early 1980s, clouds have shifted towards Earth’s poles and cloud tops have extended higher into the atmosphere.

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#109138
2016-07-12

New orchid discovered in Colombia is critically endangered

The rare orchid, named Telipogon diabolicus because its flowers resemble a devil’s head, is known from a single population of 30 orchids in southern Colombia.

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#109139
2016-07-12

The Future of Food in Cities: Urban Agriculture

NEW YORK, Jul 11 2016 (IPS) - Habitat III, the UN’s conference on cities this coming October will explore urban agriculture as a solution to food security, but here in New York City, it has shown potential for much more.

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#109140
2016-07-12

Policy: Five cornerstones of a global bioeconomy

More than 40 nations1 are proposing to boost their 'bioeconomy' — the part of the economy based in biology and the biosciences.

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#109141
2016-07-12

Bornean Orangutan Now Critically Endangered

The Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is now critically endangered, with populations in sharp decline due to habitat destruction and illegal hunting, the IUCN declared last week.

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#109142
2016-07-12

Uncontrolled tourism in Son Tra harms red shanked douc

Red shanked douc is considered a treasure of Son Tra and symbol of Da Nang City’s biodiversity. Scientists have proposed to add red shanked douc into the list of critically endangered species for stricter protection. (It is now listed in the endangered EN group).

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#109143
2016-07-12

After 300 Years of Collecting, Nearly 12,000 Amazon Tree Species Are Found

If Pokémon Go players think catching 151 different pocket monsters on their smartphones is tough, imagine trying to collect more than 15,000.

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#109123
2016-07-11

Bolivian expedition discovers 1,000th bird species

An ongoing expedition in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park has recorded its 1,000th bird species, highlighting the park as a hotspot of avian biodiversity. The park is thought to contain more than 10 percent of all the world’s bird species.

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#109124
2016-07-11

Massive mangrove die-off on Gulf of Carpentaria worst in the world, says expert

Climate change and El Niño the culprits, says Norm Duke, an expert in mangrove ecology, after seeing 7,000ha of dead mangroves over 700km

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#109125
2016-07-11

Why the Euro 2016 final was overrun by moths

A swarm of Silver Y moths at the Stade de France turned into a swarm of memes after one moth tended to the injured Ronaldo. Watch out, they could be heading for Premier League stadiums next

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#109126
2016-07-11

Food shortages and sea level rise US voters' top climate change concerns

Survey of Guardian readers appalled at lack of climate discussion in 2016 campaign finds food and water shortages viewed as most pressing consequence

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