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#118702
2018-10-26

Breitling announces first watch made from recycled ocean plastic

Swiss fine watchmaker Breitling, long known for its popular line of diving watches, has further announced its commitment to the health of the oceans with its first watch created from recycled marine plastic. The Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown has been created in collaboration w ...

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#118703
2018-10-26

System change means dismantling patriarchy

Our societies have mostly been organised to maximise capitalist accumulation for the benefit and privilege of elites and corporations. In the parallel exploitation of women and nature, both are seen as infinite and elastic resources – free, readily available, to be appropriated without resistance.

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#118704
2018-10-26

Awareness of Aichi Biodiversity Targets found to be lacking compared to climate change

The global community has less than two years to reach the Aichi Biodiversity Targets set for 2020, yet public awareness of biodiversity issues is still relatively low.

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#118705
2018-10-29

CARICOM Secretariat releases biodiversity management ‘report card’

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has recorded a significant milestone with the release of a report on the state of biodiversity management in the region. The report examines how CARICOM member states have progressed in meeting their commitments under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets within the fr ...

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#118706
2018-10-29

Climate change, biodiversity experts work to keep Asean region ‘cool’

SWELTERING hot days. Increased number of typhoons. Unprecedented instances of storm surges. These have become the norm nowadays, and people are quick to blame these on one thing: climate change.

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#118707
2018-10-29

Deforestation: When should I panic?

There is plenty to panic about working in sustainability, and nothing is more fear-inducing than seeing cleared land where there once were trees. We know that forest loss comes hand-in-hand with the production of consumer products. We also know consumer products bring countless benefits to socie ...

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#118708
2018-10-29

Photos of the new species of dragon lizards discovered in the Western Ghats

The Western Ghats have revealed two new genera of dragon lizards from the family Agamidae – Monilesauras and Microauris. Using a combination of extensive field surveys, detailed taxonomic analyses and genetic tools, researchers have rearranged British-era taxonomy to expand extant knowledge of t ...

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#118709
2018-10-29

Women’s Climate Leadership More Vital Than Ever In Light Of Climate Change Report

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which arrived thunderously in October, concludes that we have only 12 years remaining to transform our energy systems and ways of living to limit the worst effects of climate change.

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#118710
2018-10-29

Indigenous perspective must be heard on climate change, Regina conference told

A conference in Regina about making the transition from a carbon-based economy to one with a greater reliance on renewable energy provided attendees with new perspectives, including an Indigenous one.

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#118711
2018-10-29

China, France launch satellite to study climate change

The first Franco-Chinese satellite was launched into orbit on Monday to study ocean surface winds and waves around the clock, better predict cyclones and improve scientists' understanding of climate change.

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#118712
2018-10-29

Italy’s wine industry is being tested by the effects of climate change in its vineyards

Season after season, he’d been growing and harvesting the same grapes on the same land. But five years ago, Livio Salvador began to wonder whether something was changing.

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#118713
2018-10-29

Dry lakes and dust storms: Dramatic changes to Yukon glaciers are warning for planet, researchers say

Gwenn Flowers, a glaciologist, trudges back and forth across a vast glacier in southwest Yukon, pulling a radar device mounted on skis behind her.

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#118714
2018-10-29

EU air quality slowly improving but still deadly: report

Air pollution is slowly easing in EU countries but still causes nearly half a million early deaths each year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in its annual report published Monday.

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#118715
2018-10-29

Budapest's underwater wonderland draws divers from far and wide

Not every diver's dream is to watch shimmering shoals of fish swim through coral reefs in dazzlingly blue seas.For Laura Tuominen, the ultimate diving experience is not to be found in the Red Sea or the Caribbean, but in a labyrinth of spectacular underwater caves beneath the pavements of Budapest.

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#118716
2018-10-29

Smell and behavior: The scents of taking action

In all animals, including humans, smell—the oldest of the five senses—plays a predominant role in many behaviors essential for survival and reproduction. It has been known since ancient times that animals react to odours.

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#118717
2018-10-29

Big bees fly better in hotter temps than smaller ones do

Arizona State University researchers have found that larger tropical stingless bee species fly better in hot conditions than smaller bees do. Larger size may help certain bee species better tolerate high body temperatures.

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#118718
2018-10-29

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, report finds

The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists.Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency ...

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#118719
2018-10-30

WWF report: Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption

"Exploding human consumption" has caused a massive drop in the global wildlife population in recent decades, the WWF conservation group says. In a report, the charity says losses in vertebrate species - mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles - averaged 60% between 1970 and 2014. "Earth is ...

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#118720
2018-10-30

Global hunger for soybeans 'destroying Brazil's Cerrado savanna'

The Cerrado savanna is an area in Brazil the same size as Western Europe. It's one of the most biodiverse places in world - 40% of animal and plant species there can be found nowhere else on the planet.

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#118721
2018-10-30

Action needed to restore biodiversity

The way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s latest Living Planet Report.

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#118722
2018-10-30

EU renews territory funding for climate and biodiversity plans

The European Union has renewed its commitment to Pacific climate and biodiversity programmes in its overseas territories, signing an agreement for $US41 million in funding over four years.

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#118723
2018-10-30

Former president of Seychelles, a Blue Economy devotee, appointed to 'Ocean Ambassadors' group

A former president of Seychelles, James Michel, was appointed as a founding member of the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Ambassadors on Monday.

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#118724
2018-10-30

Marine protected areas increasing fish stocks

Surrounded by severely damaged coral reefs, the fishers of Indonesia’s Seraya Besar, off the west coast of Flores, struggle to make ends meet. Year-on-year fish stocks have shrivelled as the damaged reef can only support limited life. If these fishers want more, they would have to fish further o ...

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#118725
2018-10-30

European Union commits €300 million for clean, healthy and safe oceans

The European Union makes 23 new commitments at the 5th edition of Our Ocean conference, in Bali, Indonesia for better governance of the oceans. The European Commission has announced €300 million of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more ...

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#118727
2018-10-30

Czech forestry in crisis

Forests in the Czech Republic are suffering. Frequent periods of prolonged draught have weakened trees, leaving them prone to harmful bark beetle infestation. Moreover, severe storms in recent months and years damaged large areas of woodland and foresters have had to cut down many more trees tha ...

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#118728
2018-10-30

Increasing frequency of ocean storms could alter kelp forest ecosystems

A large-scale, long-term experiment on kelp forests off Southern California brings new insight to how the biodiversity of coastal ecosystems could be impacted over time as a changing climate potentially increases the frequency of ocean storms.

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#118729
2018-10-30

Tasmanian heritage forests at risk of 'catastrophic' bushfires, study finds

The amount of vegetation burnt by fires caused by lightning strikes in Tasmania’s world heritage area has increased dramatically this century, according to new research led by the University of Tasmania.

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#118730
2018-10-30

How Green Is My Forest? There's an App to Tell You

A web-based application that monitors the impact of successful forest-rights claims can help rural communities manage resources better and improve their livelihoods, according to analysts.

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#118731
2018-10-30

As jellyfish population becomes a worldwide menace, how we treat our oceans needs urgent change

The Goa government has issued a warning to beach-goers that the state's beaches and coastal waters have swarms of live and dead jellyfish.

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#118732
2018-10-30

It's time to ditch plastic bottles and help keep our oceans free from pollution

Plastic bottles are one of the most common items found in the Thames, making up 10 per cent of shoreline litter last year, according to the charity Thames21.

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#118733
2018-10-30

The planet produces more than enough food, just not the kind people need

By the numbers, humans produce a lot of food—enough to provide every person on Earth 2,750 calories per day, exceeding almost all dietary recommendations.

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#118734
2018-10-30

The spiders who came in from the cold

A sprawling study of spiders across northern Canada has turned up more than 100 species in provinces or territories where they had never before been recorded. The findings, by researchers from McGill University, provide a valuable new benchmark for monitoring biodiversity across Canada’s vast no ...

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#118735
2018-10-30

Bitcoin can push global warming above 2 degrees Celsius by 2033: Study

Implementing Bitcoin at similar rates at which other technologiesNSE 1.95 % have been incorporated could alone produce enough emissions to raise global temperatures by two degrees Celsius as soon as 2033, according to a study.

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#118736
2018-10-30

History of chocolate rewritten by cacao traces found on ancient pottery unearthed in Ecuador

Traces of cacao have been found in pottery unearthed from an ancient ceremonial site in Ecuador, suggesting our love of chocolate started at least 5,300 years ago.

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#118737
2018-10-30

Pascal Canfin : «Plus on détruit la nature, plus ça va nous coûter cher»

Le directeur général du WWF-France, qui lutte notamment contre le projet de mine aurifère de la Montagne d'or en Guyane, explique comment éviter la perte de biodiversité.

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#118738
2018-10-30

VIDEO - Les plantes médicinales, une biodiversité en danger

Dans son rapport publié mardi 30 octobre, le Fonds mondial pour la nature alerte sur la perte de biodiversité. Animaux, mais aussi plantes et écosystèmes disparaissent à un rythme alarmant. Et parmi eux, les plantes médicinales qui servent de base à nos médicaments.

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#118739
2018-10-30

Labor to propose new environmental laws to enforce biodiversity and conservation

A Labor government would bring in new federal environment laws and strong independent agencies including a national environment protection authority (EPA) to enforce them, under a draft policy platform signed off by the ALP national executive.

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#118740
2018-10-31

The Osa Camera Trap Network: Uniting people to monitor biodiversity

When Osa Conservation project coordinator Juan Carlos Cruz met a local landowner angered by the presence of a pair of camera traps on his land in this southwestern section of Costa Rica, Cruz promised to relocate the cameras but suggested they first review any photos captured. Once he saw the be ...

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#118741
2018-10-31

One Billion Dollars for the Planet

WILSON, Wyo. — Plant and animal species are estimated to be disappearing at a rate 1,000 times faster than they were before humans arrived on the scene. Climate change is upending natural systems across the planet. Forests, fisheries and drinking water supplies are imperiled as extractive indust ...

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#118742
2018-10-31

The tiny sponge that could help preserve our deep oceans

Scientists have collected data on a tiny sponge thought to be at risk from seabed mining. This newly discovered species could be a 'canary in a coal mine' to allow scientists to monitor the impacts of this new industry.

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#118743
2018-10-31

The lobster rush

The iconic crustaceans have disappeared in waters to the south. If they keep heading north to Canada, high-flying young lobstermen may pay the biggest price.

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#118746
2018-10-31

The world’s largest-ever octopus gathering was just discovered in California

Octopuses don’t hang out in posses, or at least that’s what marine biologists thought. Now, however, after spotting a convention of thousands of such cephalopods deep in the seas of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California on Oct. 23, scientists might have to rethink this contention.

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#118748
2018-10-31

Study tracks severe bleaching events on a Pacific coral reef over the past century

As climate change causes ocean temperatures to rise, coral reefs worldwide are experiencing mass bleaching events and die-offs. For many, this is their first encounter with extreme heat. However for some reefs in the central Pacific, heatwaves caused by El Nino are a way of life. Exactly how the ...

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#118749
2018-10-31

Insurance policy could save Earth's coral reefs

A new strategy to save the world's coral reefs proposes an "insurance policy" which focuses on the reefs most likely to survive global warming.

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#118750
2018-10-31

Chocolate: Origins of delicacy pushed back in time

Chocolate has been a delicacy for much longer than previously thought. Botanical evidence shows the plant from which chocolate is made was first grown for food more than 5,000 years ago in the Amazon rainforest.

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#118751
2018-10-31

Painting with climate change message takes shape at MacEwan University’s Indigenous centre

A pair of renowned Indigenous artists are working on a large painting that will grace a wall at MacEwan University’s kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre.

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#118752
2018-10-31

There are three options in tackling climate change. Only one will work

The world faces a near-impossible decision – one that is already determining the character and quality of the lives of the generations succeeding us.

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#118753
2018-10-31

How to cool the planet with a fake volcano

If the world doesn’t get its act together on climate change, this could be our last resort. Nature has a method of cooling the planet very rapidly: volcanos.

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#118754
2018-10-31

Report says experts should monitor B.C.’s efforts to protect at-risk species

B.C. government efforts to protect species at risk should be monitored by a special independent scientific body, a team of conservation and biodiversity experts said in a study released Tuesday.

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#118755
2018-10-31

Momentum building toward 2020 at Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium

The fourth Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium will be held at Iino Hall and Conference Center on 1 November. Started in 2015, the annual event hosted by Seafood Legacy and Nikkei Ecology – a monthly publication of Nikkei Business Publications – brings together business leaders throughout Japan ...

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