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#115444
2017-12-04

The 2017 hurricane season is finally over. Why was it so bad?

Hurricane season just ended. Looking back on devastating storms like Harvey, Irma, and Maria, you may wonder if climate change played a role. Carl Parker, hurricane specialist with The Weather Channel, says there’s little room for doubt that climate change is making hurricanes more intense.

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#115445
2017-12-04

Ocean acidification: climate change’s evil twin

A recent report shows rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere are about to make the world’s oceans uninhabitable for many sea creatures, threatening entire ocean ecosystems. What can be done?

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#115446
2017-12-04

Q&A: 'The climate challenge is a development problem. A major development problem.'

BONN, Germany — Development organizations and donor agencies have a fundamental stake in the outcome of international climate policy discussions — even if they don’t think of themselves as “climate change organizations.”

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#115447
2017-12-04

Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing. One technology can change that.

Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world’s hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store of geothermal energy held by live volcanoes beneath Icelanders’ feet. Drill down only a few hundred meters, and trapped water will come gushing out as high ...

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#115448
2017-12-04

Women, Gender Equality and Climate Change: driving forward!

French President Emmanuel Macron again sounded the alarm at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At the summit, which took place from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, he warned that the planet is under threat and that if we continue ...

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#115449
2017-12-04

20 years after Kyoto Protocol, where does world stand on climate?

On Dec. 11, 1997, representatives from over 150 nations gathered in Kyoto to hammer out what would become the world’s first international agreement to control and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide.

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#115450
2017-12-04

Yamuna floodplain: Phase-I of biodiversity park to be ready by

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) today told the National Green Tribunal that development of Phase-I of the biodiversity park on the floodplains of river Yamuna will be completed by April next year.

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#115403
2017-12-01

World's largest marine reserve created in Antarctica

The largest marine reserve in the world has come into effect in Antarctica, marking a "watershed" moment in conservation of the high seas. The newly protected area in the Ross Sea covers 1.55 million square kilometres (600,000 square miles) of what is among the last remaining stretches of ocean ...

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#115404
2017-12-01

The economics of your dinner plate

In India, the food we ate and cooked was always linked with local biodiversity, regional food habits and changing seasons. Over the last decade and a half, a boom in the fine-dining sector led us towards homogeneity in ingredients and a standardization of menus across generic European café-style ...

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#115405
2017-12-01

Vandana Shiva and the struggle to take back control of seeds

Crop varieties have been selected and reproduced over thousands of years by farmers, creating great diversity. India, for example, used to have 200,000 varieties of rice. Seeds were kept each year for replanting and exchanging in what was a free or low-cost system for many farmers.

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#115406
2017-12-01

There could be two million species in the sea

‘The oceans cover 70% of the surface of our planet, and yet they are still the least explored,’ says Sir David Attenborough in the opening sequence of the recent BBC documentary series Blue Planet II.

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#115407
2017-12-01

Canada has protected a record stretch of ocean. These 800 beluga whales approve.

Canada has protected a record stretch of ocean. These 800 beluga whales approve. After almost a decade of planning, Canada has officially established its largest marine conservation area to date. The vast stretch of pristine ocean has been called the "Serengeti of the Arctic", and it's home to 2 ...

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#115408
2017-12-01

Unraveling the surprising ecology of dust

High in the snowfields atop the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, things are not as pristine as they used to be. Dust from the desert Southwest is sailing into the Rockies in increasing quantities and settling onto the snow that covers the peaks, often streaking the white surface with shades of red a ...

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#115409
2017-12-01

'Endangered' captures lives of threatened species around the world

From polar bears in the melting tundra to colorful coral reefs in the world's oceans, photographer Tim Flach documented where threatened and endangered animals are living in his new book "Endangered."

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#115410
2017-12-01

UN Environment Assembly lights the way towards a pollution-free planet

How do we curb the air pollution pushing millions into an early grave and fuelling climate change? How can we ensure man-made chemicals threaten neither people nor ecosystems? How to halt the tipping of vast quantities of waste into our rivers and oceans?

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#115411
2017-12-01

'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution

A plan for zero tolerance of plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed by nations at a UN environment summit. Governments are being asked to move towards a legal treaty banning plastic waste from entering the sea.

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#115412
2017-12-01

The ambitious plan to stop the ground from sinking

From Miami to Jakarta, coastal communities around the world are battling the effects of sea level rise. But in some places, the problem is exacerbated by another phenomenon: the land is falling.

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#115413
2017-12-01

Pharrell Created A Song That Can Only Be Heard If Climate Change Is Addressed

Music icon Pharrell Williams wants to urge his fans to care about climate change by partnering with cognac brand Louis XIII to create a song that will release in 100 years if we successfully mitigate climate change.

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#115414
2017-12-01

Wealthier people produce more carbon pollution — even the “green” ones

One of the perennial debates in environmentalism, which has transferred over to the climate change discussion, is what role personal choices play in the grand scheme of things. Can consumer decisions play a substantial role in reducing emissions? Are people who are concerned about global warming ...

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#115415
2017-12-01

What will Brexit mean for the climate? (Clue: it doesn’t look good)

With Brexit negotiations stuck on divorce bills and borders, complex issues such as climate change barely receive a mention. Yet the UK has agreements with the EU around emissions targets and technology transfer, and Brexit represents a significant threat to the UK’s progress on cutting carbon e ...

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#115416
2017-12-01

Mangroves Lack the Genetic Diversity to Adapt to Climate Change

Mangroves support coastal ecosystems around the world. In the tropics and subtropics, they rim coastlines and estuaries in thick green bands, providing shelter for everything from monkeys to Bengal tigers to critically endangered sloths.

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#115417
2017-12-01

Time to think green in financing, too

My favorite animal is the Bengal tiger. It’s a gorgeous big cat, but sadly its numbers have dwindled over the past century, first from hunting for sport in the 1920s and 1930s and later on by impacts of infrastructure development.

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#115418
2017-12-01

Tracking Cape Town's food-raiding baboons

It’s more than monkey business: in South Africa's Cape Town, baboons sneak into homes to steal food. We talked to biologist Gaelle Fehlmann to find out more about this human-baboon conflict in the city.

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#115419
2017-12-01

Researchers look to the fruit fly to understand the human brain

The human nervous system is like a complex circuit board. When wires cross or circuits malfunction, conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder can arise.

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#115420
2017-12-01

Global study reveals major set net risk to rare, treasured NZ penguin

A new review whose authors include University of Otago scientists highlights the serious risk fishing nets pose to the survival of New Zealand's iconic hoiho/yellow-eyed penguin, and calls for urgent Government action to improve the species' chances of survival.

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#115421
2017-12-01

Petition for Indonesian government to save Sumatran rhino garners global support

Over 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the Indonesian government to do more to save the Sumatran rhino from extinction.

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#115422
2017-12-01

How many undiscovered creatures are there in the ocean?

The oceans cover 70% of the surface of our planet, and yet they are still the least explored,” says Sir David Attenborough in the opening sequence of the recent BBC documentary series Blue Planet II. “Hidden beneath the waves, there are creatures beyond our imagination.” Yet while the programme ...

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#115378
2017-11-30

COMMENT: Alarm on biodiversity loss

COMMENT | ROBERT WATSON | With the United Nations’ climate change conference underway recently in Bonn, Germany, rising global temperatures were once again at the top of the world’s agenda. But why care about the increase in temperature, if not because of its impact on life on Earth, including h ...

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#115379
2017-11-30

Rolland: Success Involves Transparency About Your Sustainability Program

News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship — in an era when the private sector is incr ...

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#115380
2017-11-30

Creepy or cool? 7 limbless, burrowing amphibians found in Seychelles

Renowned for its natural beauty, rich biodiversity and unique flora and fauna, the Seychelles islands are also considered a champion for the environment.

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#115381
2017-11-30

Bioblitzing south-west

Before dawn cars loaded with enthusiastic nature lovers made their way to the furthest south-west point of Trinidad to join in the sixth TT Bioblitz in the beautiful Icacos peninsula. Their initial destination was the Icacos Government Primary School, the base camp for the weekend.

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#115382
2017-11-30

Celeb Favorite Ferrari Trento Bridges the Gap Between Luxury and Sustainable Wine

What do the Emmy Awards, Ferrari Trento sparkling wine, biodiversity, bees, and sustainability have in common? Everything. This year, you couldn’t have one without the other.

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#115383
2017-11-30

Teaching Activities for: ‘Lurking in Toilets, Swimming the Streets: Snakes of Bangkok Move In’

Have you ever experienced the presence of unwanted household pests like spiders, mice, rats, cockroaches, termites, bats, bees, crickets, ants or any other creatures not welcome indoors? If so, what were they? Was it possible to get rid of them, and if so, how?

News Headlines
#115384
2017-11-30

Healing power of universe: Spend time in the arms of nature and return rejuvenated

Forest Bathing. What’s that, you may ask. It is a Japanese technique that promotes the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku.

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#115385
2017-11-30

Young artists bring mighty mountains to life on canvas

An exhibition titled ‘Mountain Marvels’ kicked off on Wednesday at the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) to highlight the beauty of the hills and mountains of the country.

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#115386
2017-11-30

Lobster Found with Pepsi Logo ‘Tattoo’ Fuels Fears Over Ocean Litter

Concerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after a Canadian fishing crew found a lobster with the blue and red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw.

News Headlines
#115387
2017-11-30

Almost all plastic in the ocean comes from just 10 rivers

Most of the plastic in our oceans doesn't get dumped there directly, rivers carry it to the sea. As it turns out, a very small number of them do most of the damage.

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#115388
2017-11-30

How local ecological knowledge can save endangered and rare animals

From knowing where animals live, to which plants provide what medicinal benefits, communities around the world hold expert levels of knowledge on their local environments.

News Headlines
#115389
2017-11-30

Climate Connection: Unraveling the Surprising Ecology of Dust

High in the snowfields atop the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, things are not as pristine as they used to be. Dust from the desert Southwest is sailing into the Rockies in increasing quantities and settling onto the snow that covers the peaks, often streaking the white surface with shades of red a ...

News Headlines
#115390
2017-11-30

An Untapped Resource in the Fight Against Climate Change: The Ocean

WITH THE DEVASTATING extreme weather events in the southern United States, the Caribbean and elsewhere this year, it is ever more vital that, while providing humanitarian support and restoring communities, we do not lose sight of innovative solutions to cutting carbon dioxide that can help reduc ...

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#115391
2017-11-30

Stella McCartney calls for overhaul of "incredibly wasteful" fashion industry

Designer Stella McCartney and ex-sailor Ellen MacArthur are calling for the fashion industry to rethink textile production methods to radically reduce the amount of waste it produces.

News Headlines
#115392
2017-11-30

California is tackling poverty and climate change together

In places struggling with poverty and unemployment, carbon pollution is often not the number one concern. But with a new program, California plans to demonstrate that solutions to these problems can go hand in hand.

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#115393
2017-11-30

How New Zealand can make world-leading climate refugee visas work

New Zealand’s new government plans to create the world’s first humanitarian visa for climate refugees. If the policy goes ahead, 100 Pacific Islanders could be granted access to New Zealand on the basis that their lives are at risk from rising seas.

News Headlines
#115394
2017-11-30

Reconciling taxon senescence with the Red Queen's hypothesis

In a new publication in the journal Nature, Indre Zliobaite and Mikael Fortelius from the University of Helsinki and Nils Christian Stenseth from the University of Oslo present a new interpretation of one of the classic hypotheses of evolutionary theory, the Red Queen's Hypothesis, proposed by L ...

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#115395
2017-11-30

Antidepressants from urine are making fish less afraid of predators

Antidepressants are making their way into our lakes and rivers—and they're making freshwater fish less fazed by predators.

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#115396
2017-11-30

Wound healing or regeneration—the environment decides?

An earthworm cut in two parts can survive and regenerate. For humans, the loss of limbs is a severe problem that can only be treated by complex surgery. However, among animals, there are numerous examples of self-healing mechanisms, especially among invertebrates. How these regeneration mechanis ...

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#115397
2017-11-30

How many undiscovered creatures are there in the ocean?

“The oceans cover 70% of the surface of our planet, and yet they are still the least explored,” says Sir David Attenborough in the opening sequence of the recent BBC documentary series Blue Planet II. “Hidden beneath the waves, there are creatures beyond our imagination.” Yet while the programm ...

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#115398
2017-11-30

Endangered species: Egyptian vulture rescued from temple after priest sounds alarm

A temple in Patparganj had an unusual visitor on Wednesday. A white adult Egyptian vulture, rarely seen in Delhi’s skies over the past several years, found its way to a Hanuman temple in the area, where it was spotted by the priest, Bharti Baba.

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#115399
2017-11-30

How Starbucks' hometown is tackling plastic pollution

In June, actor and environmental activist Adrian Grenier appeared at the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York City to promote his Lonely Whale Foundation’s campaign against plastic straws, a billion of which are used each day worldwide with an untold number ending up in the sea.

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#115400
2017-11-30

Armored 'Pinecone' Fish's Insides Revealed in Spooky Scan

From the outside, the pinecone fish is a colorful yet fearsome beast. On the inside, it's downright spooky. A new scan of a fish of the genus Cleidopus, posted on Twitter, looks like the re-creation of a monster from a sci-fi horror flick. In actuality, the scan reveals the tough, spiked armor o ...

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