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#111225
2016-12-03

UN Group Declares Betty Caceres a 'Champion of the Earth'

On Friday the U.N. Environment Programme posthumously awarded assassinated Honduran Indigenous leader Betty Caceres its Champion of the Earth Prize.

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#111226
2016-12-03

Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award – UN’s top environmental prize

President of Rwanda, Australian eco-innovator, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Indian organizer of world’s largest beach clean-up, Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, and veteran Mexican biologist all lauded

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#111227
2016-12-03

Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award - UN's top environmental prize

President of Rwanda, Australian eco-innovator, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Indian organizer of world's largest beach clean-up, Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, and veteran Mexican biologist all lauded

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#111186
2016-12-02

UN Biodiversity Conference COP13 to be held in Cancun, Mexico

The UN Biodiversity Conference COP13 will be held during 4-17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. It is the highest governing body of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which brings together representatives of the countries party managers and key players to promote the implementation of t ...

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#111187
2016-12-02

On eve of major UN conference, alarms raised that efforts to halt biodiversity loss are lagging

1 December 2016 – Time is running out to stop the global decline in biodiversity and protect ecosystems that are essential for the livelihoods and well-being of billions of people, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity warned today, as more than 190 countries prepare to meet on t ...

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#111188
2016-12-02

CIFOR Day at USAID: Integrating biodiversity and forests into key development objectives

USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) teamed up this past October to host series of seminars focused on integrating biodiversity and forests into diverse development objectives including food security, the fight against zoono ...

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#111189
2016-12-02

As Australian shipping grows, how can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

Australians also have a strong affinity with the ocean, as reflected in the growth in recreational boating and cruise shipping. But these numbers risk putting people on a collision course – literally – with whales, turtles and other marine life.

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#111190
2016-12-02

Institutional collapse, not guns and bombs, is most-cited cause of wildlife declines from war

In conflict zones, the most common killers of wildlife are not guns and bombs, but breakdowns in institutions, societies and economies, according to a study by researchers at UC Berkeley.

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#111191
2016-12-02

Grasslands in US Great Plains are being destroyed at “alarming rate”

According to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the US Great Plains lost more acres of grassland in 2014 than the Brazilian Amazon lost rainforest.

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#111193
2016-12-02

Nations need to get serious about biodiversity loss or risk missing global targets

Faced with dramatic declines in nature, governments must come prepared to urgently implement their collective commitments to global biodiversity conservation and dramatically raise their individual ambitions at the upcoming meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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#111194
2016-12-02

UN Biodiversity Conference to Open in Cancun

1 December 2016: The UN Biodiversity Conference, hosted by the Mexican Government and organized with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will open in Cancun, Mexico, with a High Level Segment (HLS) to be held from 2-3 December under the theme, ‘Mainstreaming Biodivers ...

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#111205
2016-12-02

Indigenous people eat 15 times more seafood than non-indigenous people

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Per capita seafood consumption among indigenous people living on or near the coast is 15 times greater than per person seafood consumption among non-indigenous people in the same country.

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#111206
2016-12-02

Climate change will drive stronger, smaller storms in U.S., new modeling approach forecasts

The effects of climate change will likely cause smaller but stronger storms in the United States, according to a new framework for modeling storm behavior.

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#111207
2016-12-02

Land reclamation in Malaysia puts environment, endangered turtle at risk

Melaka – The expanse of sand stretches hundreds of meters in both directions, featureless and flat, its dusty monotony alleviated only by the excavators, trucks and dredgers that dump sand and rocks into the sea and smooth out the newly-created land.

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#111208
2016-12-02

Quitting UN climate change body could be Trump's quickest exit from Paris deal

Lawyer on president-elect’s transition team says leaving UNFCCC is ‘most practical way’ way to quit agreement, a process that normally takes four years

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#111209
2016-12-02

Joy as China shelves plans to dam 'angry river'

Environmentalists in China are celebrating after controversial plans to build a series of giant hydroelectric dams on the country’s last free-flowing river were shelved.

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#111210
2016-12-02

Mainstreaming biodiversity to save species

In a week when destruction of the Great Barrier Reef and Amazon rainforest have hit the headlines, the Convention on Biological Diversity conference comes at the right time. But will it produce workable solutions?

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#111211
2016-12-02

Governments, businesses must integrate biodiversity into their practices to halt degradation, UN conference hears

2 December 2016 – The UN Biodiversity Conference today opened in Cancun, Mexico, with a call to governments and businesses to integrate biodiversity into their practices if countries are to halt further environmental degradation and ensure the well-being and prosperity of future generations.

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#111174
2016-12-01

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

A warmer world will release vast volumes of carbon into the atmosphere, potentially triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.

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#111175
2016-12-01

Deforestation spikes in Brazilian Amazon

Illegal land clearing hits highest levels since 2008 as environmental policies come under attack.

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#111176
2016-12-01

Thailand failing to stop illegal trade in apes due to inadequate legislation

Thailand’s domestic wildlife law does not include most non-native CITES-listed ape species under its protection, because of which the country is unable to curb the trade in such animals, according to two new reports by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

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#111177
2016-12-01

US businesses push against Trump's attempts to dismiss climate change

Environmentally friendly groups at Companies vs Climate Change said they will work to make sure Trump won’t undo all the progress the country has made

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#111178
2016-12-01

Climate Change Could Turn Britain Into a Major Wine Producer

Global warming has helped wine production in France—but that will change

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#111179
2016-12-01

Vietnam faces dilemma on forests as climate change threatens coffee crops

Vietnam is the world’s largest producer of Coffea canephora, or Robusta coffee, which is mainly used to make instant coffee and other lower-quality products

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#111180
2016-12-01

Secretary-General Appoints Cristiana Paşca Palmer of Romania Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, announced today the appointment of Cristiana Paşca Palmer of Romania as Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Bio ...

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#111181
2016-12-01

Pew survey: Americans don’t trust scientists on GMOs

Most Americans, 55 percent, believe that organically grown produce is healthier for them than conventionally grown varieties.

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#111182
2016-12-01

WWF celebrates a champion of inclusive sustainable development

WWF has presented the 2016 Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award to Irina Bokova for her significant contributions to conservation.

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#111183
2016-12-01

One in three people suffers malnutrition at global cost of $3.5 trillion a year – UN

1 December 2016 – As an United Nations international meeting on ways to improve diets and ensure sustainable food systems kicked off in Rome, Italy today, participants were told that one in three people on the planet suffers some form of malnutrition, impacting public health and economic develop ...

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#111184
2016-12-01

California court upholds ban on ivory and rhino horn

On November 28, the Los Angeles Superior Court upheld California’s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims by the Ivory Education Institute that the new law was unconstitutional.

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#111161
2016-11-30

HOW TO MANAGE 6 PREVALENT INVASIVE SPECIES

Invasive species can become a real nuisance if left unchecked. Here are a few prevalent varieties and some management techniques to help contain these stubborn species.

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#111162
2016-11-30

Lima hosts innovation festival

The project held at the UTEC University aims to address social problems in an innovative way. The University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) will present, for the second consecutive year, the International Festival of Social Innovation (FiiS) Peru 2016. This special event looks to bring mus ...

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#111163
2016-11-30

Four ways our forests must be part of the climate conversation

Forest landscapes and agricultural areas can absorb emissions like a sponge. They take carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis, and store it in wood and in the soils. Discussions about action against climate change has focused on rebuilding our energy infrastructure towards a 100% ren ...

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#111164
2016-11-30

Nigeria: Deforestation, Agric Causing Land, Habitat Deterioration - Minister

The Minister of Environment, Hajiya Amina Mohammed, has decried the severe cases of land degradation and deterioration of habitat for migratory birds due to deforestation resulting from wood-fuel, energy and housing activities.

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#111165
2016-11-30

There Is Life on a Dead Coral Reef

Even dead and dying reefs still provide essential habitats for some marine life.

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#111166
2016-11-30

Sensitising fisherfolk to conservation of biodiversity

Artists explain problems in using five types of banned nets and how they threaten the endangered species

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#111167
2016-11-30

How to Talk About Climate Change So Anyone Will Listen

Here’s a very 2016 dilemma: On the one hand, as so many of us have learned over this past election cycle (and then re-learned in earnest over Thanksgiving), having political conversations with friends and family can be its own unique kind of painful. But on the other hand, some issues are just t ...

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#111168
2016-11-30

Rwanda's gorillas become new face of climate change

There are less than 900 mountain gorillas left in the world, and their fight for survival is getting even harder. Climate change is forcing the apes to travel farther for food. In our continuing series, "The Climate Diaries," Mark Phillips went to the mountains of Rwanda to see what else is putt ...

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#111169
2016-11-30

Nicaragua’s ‘Dry Corridor’ to benefit from UN-backed sustainable agriculture project

29 November 2016 – About 30,000 families in 58 municipalities in Nicaragua’s ‘Dry Corridor,’ the area of the country most affected by droughts and climate change, are expected to benefit from a financial agreement between the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ...

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#111139
2016-11-29

Scientists consider potential of honey bee brood as food source

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Honey bee brood -- a combination eggs, larvae and pupae -- is considered a delicacy in Mexico, Thailand, Australia and elsewhere. In a new study, scientist considered the potential of honey bee brood as a staple food and source of protein for the planet's ba ...

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#111140
2016-11-29

Great Barrier Reef suffered worst bleaching on record in 2016, report finds

Higher water temperatures in 2016 caused the worst destruction of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a study has found.

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#111141
2016-11-29

Climate global initiative calls for urgent action against invasive alien species

GLAND/SWITZERLAND: A new global initiative to reduce the impacts of invasive alien species - the Honolulu Challenge - has been launched on Tuesday by 33 organisations and institutions. The launch follows a call for urgent action on invasive alien species made by experts, governments and NGOs a ...

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#111144
2016-11-29

Pope calls on world leaders to act swiftly on climate change pact

Pope Francis urged national leaders on Monday to implement global environmental agreements without delay, a message that looked to be squarely aimed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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#111145
2016-11-29

California sets its sights on cows in effort to combat climate change

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation's leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.

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#111146
2016-11-29

Why land rights for indigenous peoples could be the answer to climate change

Preventing deforestation is central to curbing carbon emissions – and a case study on the Amazon shows the most cost-effective way of doing it

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#111147
2016-11-29

Sahel countries in race against time to regreen Africa's spreading desert

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The areas surrounding the Sahara desert which decades ago were covered with forests, crops and grasslands, can be restored - a significant chunk of them by 2030 - agriculture experts said after viewing the results of a detailed survey of the region.

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#111148
2016-11-29

Invasion of the Aliens: Body Snatching Worms, Cold Winters May Rout Lakes’ Enemies

Public enemy number one, it might be called: Eurasian watermilfoil. It’s not on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, but maybe it should be, say scientists who study lakes.

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#111149
2016-11-29

How could governments around the world protect bees?

NERC-funded researchers have gathered crucial evidence on how governments and people can best protect pollinators vital to the production of food worldwide.

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#111150
2016-11-29

Indonesia shifts emissions-reduction burden from energy to forestry sector

JAKARTA – Ahead of the recent UN climate summit in the Moroccan capital of Marrakesh, Indonesia shifted the burden for cutting its greenhouse gas emissions from its energy sector to its forestry sector, further solidifying the archipelago nation’s dependency on fossil fuels in the coming years.

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#111123
2016-11-28

Ancient hunter-gatherer tribe protects traditional forest with help from carbon trading

YAEDA VALLEY, Tanzania – “Carbon,” said Mzee Sinze while sitting in the shade of an ancient, giant Baobab tree. “Carbon is very important to us Hadzabe.”

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#111124
2016-11-28

To meet the Paris Agreement, northern leaders should commit to paying for forest protection

The only way for northern countries to halt deforestation in the South is to make sure land owners are paid more than it costs them to conserve the forest. However, there is a fundamental contradiction in this policy, according to new research published in the Journal of Economic Theory.

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