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#112261
2017-03-20

Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy

16 March 2017 – Smarter and more efficient use of the world’s natural resources today means the next generation will reap annual economic benefits of $2 trillion by 2050, while offsetting the costs of ambitious climate change action, new research released today by the International Resource Pane ...

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#112262
2017-03-20

Catching up to the Ruby Seadragon: new species raises new questions

The ruby seadragon (Phyllopteryx dewysea) avoided scientific detection for so long due to its deepwater habitat and the fact that bodies changed color after they perished.

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#112263
2017-03-20

How a UN platform to stop biodiversity loss could up its game

Biodiversity, the variety of plant, animal and microbial life on Earth, is still declining. For many years there have been calls for some sort of scientific body or initiative to be set up to encourage the international community to shoulder its responsibilities over biodiversity.

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#112264
2017-03-20

Building a wall to keep the desert out

A plan for an ambitious 'green wall' of trees stretching across 11 countries aims to fight back the Sahara. But progress is slow on the decade old project.

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#112265
2017-03-20

Sustainable tourism in Armenia

While the United Nations designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, Armenia is struggling to manage and make the best out of the potential of this sector

News Headlines
#112266
2017-03-20

Climate change key suspect in the case of India’s vanishing groundwater

New study links India’s water crisis to the impact of climate change, which has weakened recent monsoons.

News Headlines
#112267
2017-03-20

New research fellows to combat climate change in Africa

[ACCRA] A programme is building the capacity of African researchers to understand climate change impacts and develop evidence-based solutions to help policymakers tackle climate change challenges.

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#112268
2017-03-20

Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists say

Forests and trees play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to food security and climate change adaptation.

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#112269
2017-03-20

On front line of climate change as Maldives fights rising seas

White sand circles picked out by the sun in sparkling blue seas are the first signs that my plane has arrived at the Maldives, a tropical paradise spread over almost 1200 islands.

News Headlines
#112270
2017-03-20

Sea turtles of São Tomé: Selling what can’t be sold

Sea turtles have the dubious honor of being one of the few animals that rank high globally on both the charisma scale and the dinner menu.

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#112271
2017-03-20

Indonesia steps up fight against biopiracy

Though it may sound like a conspiracy theory, the Indonesian government has taken seriously allegations that foreign researchers have used all kinds of ways — including disguising themselves as tourists — to steal the nation’s genetic resources.

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#112272
2017-03-20

'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

In the atmosphere, the seas and around the poles, climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth.

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#112251
2017-03-17

Stepping on their paws: study explores recreation’s unfun impacts on wildlife

In a video posted on YouTube on February 6th, a woman fishes a juvenile shark out of the waters of the Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago-cum-national park off Brazil’s north-eastern coast, wrestling with it as it thrashes furiously.

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#112252
2017-03-17

Haddock from UK waters removed from sustainable seafood list

It is among the most popular fish in the UK, but haddock may soon be off the menu in some fish and chip shops because of dwindling stocks.

News Headlines
#112253
2017-03-17

50 years needed to restore Raja Ampat coral reef destroyed by cruise ship: Indonesian minister

JAKARTA - It will take 50 to 100 years for the Raja Ampat coral reef destroyed by a British cruise ship to be restored, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan told reporters on Friday (March 17).

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#112254
2017-03-17

Despite population growth and management challenges, hope for forests in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – In Ethiopia’s ever-expanding capital of Addis Ababa, the massive afromontane forest coverage on the city’s outskirts could be under threat from the increasing urban population, which is more than 3.4 million and growing.

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#112255
2017-03-17

Communities in Mexico step up to protect a disappearing forest

Comprising around 1.9 million hectares in Mexico and Guatemala, the Lacandon is regarded as one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world.

News Headlines
#112256
2017-03-17

Large mammals ideal ambassadors for conservation

By conserving megafauna, we also conserve birds, amphibians, reptiles, and a variety of ecosystem processes

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#112257
2017-03-17

Mexico meeting to bring world together on disaster prevention

Two years have passed quickly since the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction kicked off one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the United Nations: the all-encompassing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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#112258
2017-03-17

From entanglement to invasions of alien species—the harm caused by marine litter

Marine litter is a threat to the marine ecosystem, human health and economic activities.

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#112259
2017-03-17

Sea Ice Retreat Could Lead to Rapid Overfishing in the Arctic

A consortium of countries are meeting in Iceland, where they hope to strike a deal that protects the newly accessible ecosystem.

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#112240
2017-03-16

China's 'airpocalypse' linked to Arctic sea ice loss

The air pollution that lingered over eastern China for nearly a month in 2013 has been linked to the loss of Arctic sea ice the previous autumn.

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#112241
2017-03-16

13,000 acres of cloud forest now protected in Colombia

The cloud forest ecoregion of the Colombian Andes is arguably the most biodiverse in the world. A moist climate, varying altitudes, and high rates of endemism create idyllic conditions for life.

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#112242
2017-03-16

Caribbean Stakes Future on Climate-Smart Agriculture

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 16 2017 (IPS) - As Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries continue to build on the momentum of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech in 2016, spec ...

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#112243
2017-03-16

Stopping global warming is only way to save Great Barrier Reef, scientists warn

Improvements to water quality or fishing controls don’t prevent underwater heatwaves damaging coral, studies of mass bleaching events reveal

News Headlines
#112244
2017-03-16

Scientists miscalculate penguin population

Good news for Adélie penguins - the species of Happy Feet fame - as scientists revise their numbers upwards by millions.

News Headlines
#112245
2017-03-16

Monitoring programmes underestimate human impact on biodiversity

Whether orchids or mammals, insects or slugs and snails: nowadays there are a large number of animals and plants under observation.

News Headlines
#112246
2017-03-16

Glyphosate 'will destroy the whole ecosystem'

The widely used weed killer glyphosate does not cause cancer, according to a controversial EU assessment. It's still highly toxic for biodiversity and should be banned, says Karl Bär of the Munich Environment Institute.

News Headlines
#112247
2017-03-16

The business case for soil

Nobody likes dirty business, but the business world must get to grips with dirt. Soil provides food, fibres and fuels, and regulates water resources and climate.

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#112248
2017-03-16

'Billion tree tsunami' surges across northern Pakistan

Years of tree felling reduced Pakistan's forests to under 2 percent of its land area. A planting project backed by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan aims to turn around deforestation.

News Headlines
#112249
2017-03-16

Helping China Rethink Its Approach to Conservation

U.S. ecologist Gretchen Daily is working with the Chinese government to rethink its network of national parks and protected areas.

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#112250
2017-03-16

No let-up in Cyprus bird poaching

British authorities in Cyprus have been criticised for failing to effectively tackle the poaching of songbirds on a military base.

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#112230
2017-03-15

Milkweed losses may not fully explain monarch butterfly declines

Monarch butterfly declines cannot be attributed merely to declines in milkweed abundance, researchers report.

News Headlines
#112231
2017-03-15

Increase in extreme sea levels could endanger European coastal communities

Massive coastal flooding in northern Europe that now occurs once every century could happen every year if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, according to a new study.

News Headlines
#112232
2017-03-15

A makeover for the world's most hated crop

Oil palm has a reputation as an environmental menace. Can the latest genetic research change that?

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#112233
2017-03-15

Keeping up with the Juncos: How birds thrive or die in the suburbs

Ten-year-study finds that it depends on the bird whether it can handle the transition from forest to suburb.

News Headlines
#112234
2017-03-15

Americans live increasingly farther from forests — which is a problem for wildlife

Americans living in the continental United States looking to get out into nature have a longer drive ahead of them than they would have had in the early 20th Century.

News Headlines
#112235
2017-03-15

Why did the toad cross the road?

Warmer spring-like temperatures have kicked off this year's toad migration. But as toads are crossing roads, many end up dead before they can reach their spawning grounds. A group in Bonn is helping them survive.

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#112236
2017-03-15

Growing algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to climate change

BANDAR AL-ROWDAH, Oman -- The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India.

News Headlines
#112237
2017-03-15

The EU must take the lead in linking agricultural trade to the SDGs

Once again trade in agriculture is expected to dominate the agenda and the EU must play a key role.

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#112238
2017-03-15

Nature-based approaches to help reduce disaster risks

The implementation of eco-system based reduction and adaptation approaches that includes biodiversity should help Pacific countries reduce the increasing incidence and severity of disasters that is leaving more people vulnerable each year in the region.

News Headlines
#112239
2017-03-15

Large freshwater species are at the greatest risk of extinction

March 15 (UPI) -- Megafauna species living in freshwater habitats are some of the most vulnerable to extinction, new research shows.

News Headlines
#112216
2017-03-14

Rapid decline of Arctic sea ice a combination of climate change and natural variability

The dramatic decline of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is caused by a mixture of global warming and a natural, decades-long atmospheric hot spot over Greenland and the Canadian Arctic.

News Headlines
#112217
2017-03-14

First fluorescent frog found

Under normal light, the South American polka dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) sports a muted palette of greens, yellows and reds.

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#112218
2017-03-14

The west’s throwaway culture has spread waste worldwide

Packaging – much of it single-use food wrapping – has created a rubbish problem that now pollutes every corner of the world. Manufacturers got us into this mess, but it’s up to us to dig ourselves out – and here’s how

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#112219
2017-03-14

Saving Kosovo’s brown bears

Global Ideas takes a look at Kosovo's Bear Sanctuary Prishtina, where freed bears can live and relearn natural behaviors after a law ended mistreatment and inadequate captivity in the country in 2010.

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#112220
2017-03-14

Iconic musician Paul Simon announces tour supporting biodiversity

DURHAM, North Carolina – Listening to Paul Simon talk is a little like listening to him sing. His voice is melodic and soothing; his words are thoughtful and evocative, capable of penetrating both heart and bones

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#112221
2017-03-14

Flowering times shift with loss of species from a grassland ecosystem

Scientists have documented many cases in which the timing of seasonal events, such as the flowering of plants or the emergence of insects, is changing as a result of climate change.

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#112222
2017-03-14

Changing climate could worsen foods’ nutrition

A dinner plate piled high with food from plants might not deliver the same nutrition toward the end of this century as it does today.

News Headlines
#112223
2017-03-14

Climate change threatens giant panda recovery

When you think of climate change and wildlife, your mind probably turns to thoughts of corals bleaching, frogs going extinct or skinny polar bears trapped on land.

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