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#113369
2017-06-19

6 Ways That Climate Change Affects The Wine In Your Glass

"Is climate change really affecting the wine in my glass?" That was the question that any consumer in the audience yesterday would have had answered, as a panel dedicated to climate change in the wine industry helped to kick off a very strong program of events at Vinexpo, the four-day, biennial ...

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#113370
2017-06-19

Paul Simon Tour Reaches Halfway Point in Support of Half-Earth

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon has reached the midpoint in his month-long tour to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the planet's biodiversity. Last month, Simon plugged the tour on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Simon is inspiring audiences across the U.S. with ne ...

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#113371
2017-06-19

Conserving Ghana’s biodiversity is vital to our survival – Prof. Frimpong-Boateng

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, says the conservation of biodiversity and natural resources is essential to the country’s survival.

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#113372
2017-06-19

Plastic pollution in the Antarctic worse than expected

The levels of microplastic particles accumulating in the Antarctic are much worse than expected, a team of experts has warned.

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#113373
2017-06-19

Microplastics found in waters off Qatar

A sample of microplastics found in waters off Qatar. The first evidence of prevalence of microplastics in Gulf seawater, specifically in the marine waters off Qatar, has been documented through a research study conducted by senior researchers from Qatar University Environmental Science Center (Q ...

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#113374
2017-06-19

Bats, jellyfish, and other animals with daily commutes

Your commute may be bad, but at least you don’t have to worry about blood-sucking parasites.

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#113375
2017-06-19

6 Incredible Creatures Of The Sea You Can Find Off The Coast Of Queensland

If you want to get up close and personal with a white tip shark, share the water with a turtle, swim alongside dwarf minke whales or watch a manta ray glide by -- there's no better place in the world to do it than Queensland.

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#113376
2017-06-19

150-year records gap on Sulawesi ends with 5 new species in the world's largest tree genus

It seemed rather unusual that the largest tree genus, Syzygium, containing over 1500 species, was only represented by about a dozen of records on the biodiversity-rich island of Sulawesi, the latest new species description dating back to the mid-19th century.

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#113377
2017-06-19

Over 300 New Species Discovered in The Australian Abyss

An eternal question of what is hiding on the ocean’s deepest levels is starting to get answered soon. The research team of the vessel RV Investigator committed to a month-long expedition where they were exploring the abyss east of Australian coast for the first time ever.

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#113378
2017-06-19

Protecting biodiversity

In a first major policy step towards protection and conservation of marine life, Astola Island- a major biodiversity hotspot and the largest island along Pakistan’s coast- was declared the other day country’s first marine protected area.

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#113379
2017-06-19

This Young Scientist Is Researching How To Prevent The Next Global Extinction

Lauren Sallan has studied dead fish for her entire professional career. “I was born within driving distance of the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. My parents did all they could to support my budding interest in science. In fact, I joke that I’ve been an amateur paleontologist since I was three ...

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#113335
2017-06-16

Africa: The High Price of Desertification - 23 Hectares of Land a Minute

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe — Urban farmer Margaret Gauti Mpofu would do anything to protect the productivity of her land. Healthy soil means she is assured of harvest and enough food and income to look after her family.

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#113336
2017-06-16

Seychelles Revising Legislation for Protected Areas - New Areas to Be Designated

Seychelles is revising legislation used to design, classify and manage its protected areas, and all parties involved in the process gave their input at the presentation of the first draft on Wednesday

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#113337
2017-06-16

India’s wells are running dry, fast

Over the past three years, the monsoon – the rainy season that runs from June through September, depending on the region – has been weak or delayed across much of India, causing widespread water shortages.

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#113338
2017-06-16

Like a moth to a flame

In the last decade, 7 million hectares of boreal forest in Eastern Canada have been destroyed by the voracious insect known as the spruce budworm. And the outbreak is heading south again this spring, leaving devastation and fires in its wake.

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#113339
2017-06-16

Forest and farm producers: first responders to climate change

What comes to mind when you think about climate change? The impact of fumes from all the traffic on your commute to work? Maybe erratic weather, with flooding in some places, severe drought in others?

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#113340
2017-06-16

Climate change is as much local as it is global

Around a fortnight ago, just when US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate pact, a veteran naturalist, sitting in the Kanha National Park, said, “I have rarely seen the barasingha munch so much on leaves before!” The barasingha, a rare swamp deer with magnificent branched antler ...

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#113341
2017-06-16

Eyes in the forest

I was on all fours, my eyes fixed on the laptop, placed a few feet away on the forest floor. Every time I crawled past the camera-like device fastened on a tree along the forest trail, a new email would land in the inbox on my computer screen with the subject line “Trap triggered”, and an attach ...

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#113342
2017-06-16

Cocaine trafficking is destroying Central America’s forests

Kendra McSweeney knew that something was off. When the geographer at The Ohio State University in Columbus traveled to Honduras’s La Mosquitia region in 2011 to study its indigenous communities, she saw changes to the once lushly forested landscape that shocked her: huge, indiscriminate clearing ...

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#113343
2017-06-16

Farmers can now register trees on their farms

A Tree Tenure Policy would soon roll-out to provide farmers the legal right to claim ownership of commercial trees planted on their farms and those that grow naturally, Mr Musah Abu-Juan, the Forestry Technical Director of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, has announced.

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#113344
2017-06-16

Lightning more powerful over ocean than land: study

People who live and work along coastlines may be more likely to experience a super-charged lightning strike, researchers including one of Indian origin have found.

News Headlines
#113345
2017-06-16

Volcanoes under the ice: melting Antarctic ice could fight climate change

Iron is not commonly famous for its role as a micronutrient for tiny organisms dwelling in the cold waters of polar oceans. But iron feeds plankton, which in turn hold carbon dioxide in their bodies. When they die, the creatures sink to the bottom of the sea, safely storing that carbon.

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#113346
2017-06-16

Ancient attack marks show ocean predators got scarier

In pumped-up sequels for scary beach movies, each predator is bigger than the last. Turns out that predators in real-world oceans may have upsized over time, too.

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#113347
2017-06-16

Endangered mangrove species found in West Kalimantan

A Kalimantan-based environmental institution has released findings of an endangered mangrove species discovered within the coastal landscape of Padang Tikar and Dabung in Kubu Raya regency, West Kalimantan.

News Headlines
#113348
2017-06-16

Winning Images - Biodiversity Photographer of the Year

Annual awards of the Irish Environmental Network celebrates National Biodiversity Week

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#113349
2017-06-16

Climate change: shifting the paradigm

There’s an old saying that ‘We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children’.Thus, each and every one of us has a responsibility towards the planet to ensure that future generations also experience the diversity of the environment and reap the benefits and abundanc ...

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#113350
2017-06-16

Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic flooding: 'It's not if, it's when'

Sam Brody is not a real estate agent, but when his friends want to move home they get in touch to ask for advice. He is a flood impact expert in Houston – and he has plenty of work to keep him busy.

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#113351
2017-06-16

How On Earth Are We Going To Feed 11 Billion People?

PARIS — New York City. 2022. The Big Apple is packed — with 44 million inhabitants — and roasting. Average temperatures are in excess of 30ºC. The metropolis is enveloped in a thick, greyish fog. Water is scarce. Fauna and flora have almost disappeared. Food produced from agriculture is a distan ...

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#113352
2017-06-16

Cheese and Biodiversity – On the War Against Bacteria

“It’s safe to say we’ve gone overboard on the war against bacteria,” says Michael Pollan in the “Earth” episode of the Netflix documentary series Cooked. Pollan visits Sister Noella Marcellino, a nun and cheese producer from Connecticut who until recently made cheese with traditional French meth ...

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#113353
2017-06-16

Urgent Policies Required for Inclusive Tourism Growth, Intra-Africa Trade and Visa Openness, Says Africa Tourism Monitor

More than ever before, African countries need to craft economic and trade policies that will foster inclusive and green tourism growth, intra-Africa trade, and contribute to visa openness for a borderless and interconnected continent, according to the latest edition of the Africa Tourism Monitor.

News Headlines
#113354
2017-06-16

Ecologist Special Report: EU must back up its words with action on deforestation

Though the Earth loses forests at an alarming rate, the EU has yet to take decisive action against the most severe causes of deforestation. The EU must now act swiftly to ensure its consumption no longer drives forest destruction.

News Headlines
#113302
2017-06-15

Cub photo raises hope for Europe’s rarest and largest wild cat

A first cub photo in over a decade of Europe’s largest and rarest cat, a wild Balkan lynx, raises hopes for the surival of this critically endangered animal.With less than 50 cats remaining in the wild in the mountains of the Western Balkans, this subspecies of the eurasian lynx is close to exti ...

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#113303
2017-06-15

Our planet in crisis: can we curb global warming and boost economic growth?

The auspicious conclusion of the Paris Agreement on climate change last year – signed by 195 countries committed to checking global warming below 2°C – educed sighs of relief and good vibes around the world. But just half a year later, the bonhomie has vanished completely: US President Donald Tr ...

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#113304
2017-06-15

Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power

Tiny Tilos, in the Dodecanese, is a pioneering nature reserve. Now, Greece’s ‘green island’ is set to be powered by renewable energy

News Headlines
#113305
2017-06-15

Mangrove loss threatens migratory shorebird route in N. Sumatra

MEDAN, Indonesia — A key stopover site for migratory shorebirds in western Indonesia is imperilled as the area’s mangrove forests are exponentially developed for human land use, according to research published in HAYATI Journal of Biosciences last month.

News Headlines
#113306
2017-06-15

Emerald ash borer risks infesting trees on Mount Royal, Projet Montréal charges

A green oasis in the city of Montreal is at risk of being ravaged by an invasive species and decimating thousands of trees, the city's official opposition said Wednesday.

News Headlines
#113307
2017-06-15

UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While U.S. Removes 17

New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves protect sites across the world, while the U.S. and Bulgaria withdraw sites from the well-known program.

News Headlines
#113308
2017-06-15

Air pollution is killing wildlife and people

On National Clean Air Day, Thursday 15 June, we’re calling for action to cut air pollution which threatens our native wildlife (Nature needs fresh air too, 2 June). The UK government’s air quality consultation, closing on 15 June, focuses on “tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities”.

News Headlines
#113309
2017-06-15

A sweet harvest in Wayanad forests

Massive blooming of wild flora has led to a spike in wild honey production. Summer has never been so sweet for the tribespeople of Wayanad. The massive blooming of wild flora aided by summer showers has led to a spike in wild honey production.

News Headlines
#113310
2017-06-15

Your old cell phone can help save the rain forest

Topher White spends a lot of time walking in—and thinking about—the forest, and how quickly we’re losing it. So much so that he’s gotten a black eye from being smacked by flying tree branches.

News Headlines
#113311
2017-06-15

No, palm oil not responsible for global deforestation

A little over a month ago, Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry sought to extend a moratorium on issuing new licenses for using forest and peatland in the country for two years.

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#113312
2017-06-15

Ethiopia: Nation's Environmental Conservation Effort Exemplary

About five years ago, someone who traveled to Tigray State, northern Ethiopia, would see men and women in different villages carrying blocks of stones to build terracing that improves the ecosystem. Of late, I traveled to the state and was thrilled by the magnificent changes I saw in the villages.

News Headlines
#113313
2017-06-15

Virtual reality report: how climate change is affecting europe now

In the north, reindeer are starving. In the south, nature reserves are turning into deserts. This isn’t a dystopian future but the reality of the present. All over Europe climate change is forcing humans and animals to adapt or abandon their homes.

News Headlines
#113314
2017-06-15

Climate change: Could melting Antarctic ice actually help to combat it?

A team of scientists has found evidence that ancient volcanoes in Antarctica played a role in global climate and could help combat climate change now.

News Headlines
#113316
2017-06-15

4 ways technology can help mitigate climate change

While technology, alone, isn't going to solve climate change, experts say there are ways technology can dramatically help reduce its impact.Jessie Adcock, the chief technology officer at the City of Vancouver, says a lot of the solutions to climate change are grounded in advances in technology.

News Headlines
#113317
2017-06-15

Jamaica Promises Enhanced Actions For Oceans' Health

AS THE world turns its collective attention to the declining health of oceans, Jamaica has signalled its intent to step up its own recovery efforts. "Even as we look to our partners for their support ... we acknowledge our own responsibility for national development. Jamaica is pleased, therefor ...

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#113318
2017-06-15

High temperatures, not ocean acidification, is threatening the growth of coral

The Achilles' heel of coral growth is high temperatures, not ocean acidification, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The research will be presented tomorrow in Canberra at the Coral Reef Futures Symposium.

News Headlines
#113319
2017-06-15

How cracking the sex-change code in bearded dragons could help them survive

Australian scientists say they have cracked the code that explains why reptiles change sex under the stress of extreme temperatures. The proposed model could also help manage biodiversity as reptiles come under pressure from climate change.

News Headlines
#113320
2017-06-15

Cities fight climate change through ecosystem restoration

Flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. But a new study from Simon Fraser University shows how cities working together to restore and maintain ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to r ...

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#113321
2017-06-15

How Will Climate Change Affect the California Current Upwelling?

The results of new simulations that account for internal climate variability contrast with previous projections of how this vital West Coast current will respond to anthropogenic warming.

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