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#106993
2016-01-27

Conserving the world’s rarest fish may mean letting it die out

The Devil’s Hole pupfish – claimed to be the rarest fish known – isn’t what we thought.

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#106994
2016-01-27

Climate compensation schemes 'failing to reach poorest'

Remote communities are not receiving the compensation they are entitled to from schemes designed to conserve tropical forests, a study suggests.

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#106995
2016-01-27

Ecotourism, natural resource conservation proposed as allies to protect natural landscapes

If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers -- in the US and around the globe -- they should team up with ecotourists, according to a study.

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#106996
2016-01-27

India needs home-grown GM food to stop starvation

At the beginning of this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a road map to guide India’s science and technology over the next two decades.

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#106997
2016-01-27

Slaughter of the song birds

Songbirds are a culinary delicacy in Cyprus — but catching and eating them is illegal. Even so, the practice is on the rise and could be threatening rare species.

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#106998
2016-01-27

WFP’s Chief Calls for Support for Those Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

PEMBA, Zambia, Jan 27 2016 (IPS) - With El Nino affecting countries in southern Africa, threatening agricultural production due to a massive heat wave, the World Food Programme has urged the international community to support the upscaling of climate smart agricultural technology for resilience.

News Headlines
#106999
2016-01-27

World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania

A global tragedy is unfolding in Tasmania. World heritage forests are burning; 1,000-year-old trees and the hoary peat beneath are reduced to char.

News Headlines
#107000
2016-01-27

Brexit would damage UK environment, say experts

Group including past heads of RSPB and National Trust believe EU membership has positive effect on Britain’s natural habitat

News Headlines
#107001
2016-01-27

German youth ditch enviro interests for economic woes

Germany's position as an eco-pioneer could be under threat. A new government survey has found that the country's current generation of 14- to 25-year-olds are less worried about the environment than their elders were.

News Headlines
#107002
2016-01-27

Doomsday Clock stuck near midnight due to climate change and nuclear war

The Doomsday Clock, the symbolic countdown to humanity’s end, remained stuck on the brink of the apocalypse for a second year on Tuesday, because of the continued existential threats posed by nuclear war and climate change.

News Headlines
#107003
2016-01-27

Feds expand protected habitat for right whales along East Coast

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that it plans to expand designated critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales.

News Headlines
#106981
2016-01-26

Over-hunting threatens Amazonian forest carbon stocks

Over-hunting large mammals in tropical forests could make climate change worse. Tropical forests worldwide store more than 460 billion tonnes of carbon.

News Headlines
#106982
2016-01-26

Paris climate deal hinges on better carbon accountancy

Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan province, a lightly populated swathe of Borneo, is a hotbed for greenhouse gases that are emitted through deforestation, family farming and industrial palm-oil production.

News Headlines
#106983
2016-01-26

Over 40 years, half of China’s land vertebrates disappear

From 1970 to 2010, the world’s populations of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish shrunk by about 52 percent.

News Headlines
#106984
2016-01-26

Sea level rise from ocean warming underestimated, scientists say

The amount of sea level rise that comes from the oceans warming and expanding has been underestimated, and could be about twice as much as previously calculated, German researchers have said.

News Headlines
#106985
2016-01-26

Sri Lanka destroys huge illegal ivory haul

Government publicly destroys biggest ever illegal ivory haul in bid to show poachers it will not tolerate the violent trade

News Headlines
#106986
2016-01-26

New bird with amazing voice 'like Adele' discovered in India

A new species of forest thrush has been discovered in a remote region of northeastern India, making it only the fourth new bird discovered in the country since independence in 1947.

News Headlines
#106987
2016-01-26

South Africa imposes year-long leopard hunting ban for 2016

Conservation groups hailed the year-long ban, saying it was crucial to protecting the species given that the size of the country’s leopard population is unknown

News Headlines
#106988
2016-01-26

Seychelles Gets First-of-Its-Kind Book On Invasive Plants

Victoria — Years of personal battle with invasive species has led to a first-of-its kind book about invasive plants found on Seychelles' 115 islands.

News Headlines
#106989
2016-01-26

South America’s white-sand forests: poorly known and under threat

Published this month, a special issue of Biotropica, the journal of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), focuses on issues in South America’s under-studied neotropical white-sand forests.

News Headlines
#106990
2016-01-26

Biodiversité: le Québec incapable de respecter ses engagements

Même si le Québec veut se positionner en leader en matière environnementale sur la scène internationale, il s'avère jusqu'ici incapable de respecter ses engagements en matière de protection de la biodiversité.

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#106965
2016-01-25

El Niño means glaciers in the Andes are melting at record rates

Tropical glaciers in the Andes are melting at their fastest rate for 12 years, thanks to the record-breaking El Niño that is warming up the area, according to new data analysed for New Scientist.

News Headlines
#106966
2016-01-25

Eating stink bugs could boost health in Africa

A new study has identified essential nutrients in an edible insect known as stink bug and suggests it as an alternative food source to help meet the dietary demands of an increasing human population.

News Headlines
#106967
2016-01-25

Record hot years near impossible without manmade climate change – study

New calculations shows there is just a 0.01% chance that recent run of global heat records could have happened due to natural climate variations

News Headlines
#106968
2016-01-25

Why are some British newspapers still denying climate change?

Why are so many British newspaper editors still serving up unscientific climate change denial to their readers, even though the governments of more than 190 countries - including the UK - agreed in Paris last month that urgent action is required to avoid dangerous impacts from rising greenhouse ...

News Headlines
#106969
2016-01-25

Finland opens controversial wolf cull

Finland has opened its second sanctioned wolf hunt in what authorities say is an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching.

News Headlines
#106970
2016-01-25

Bio-piracy on the increase

Zimbabwe is endowed with a rich diversity of life form, and the biodiversity of the country provides ecosystem services such as food, medicine, energy sources, building and craft materials as well as spiritual, cultural and aesthetic services.

News Headlines
#106971
2016-01-25

Indonesian birds on the brink as forests plundered

Barely a few days old, perched on a nest of twigs inside an incubator, a newborn Indonesian songbird—cherished for its melodious chirp—tweets weakly as a tiny metallic ring is attached to its leg.

News Headlines
#106972
2016-01-25

Warm winter in west UP keeps migratory birds away

Agra: Warm winters are keeping birds away from the Soor Sarovar Wild Life Sanctuary in Agra. Despite being the peak birding season, very few migratory birds have arrived in the western part of the state yet.

News Headlines
#106973
2016-01-25

Photos reveal that protecting animal habitats is improving biodiversity

For nearly a decade, scientists have used motion-triggered cameras to capture animals living in protected areas around the world.

News Headlines
#106974
2016-01-25

Natural oil seeps encourage microbial life in Gulf of Mexico

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Scientists from Columbia University's Earth Institute have discovered a new biological phenomenon in the Gulf of Mexico. Phytoplankton communities are thriving above natural oil seeps.

News Headlines
#106945
2016-01-22

India's maverick 'frog man'

The phones haven't stopped ringing ever since Dr Biju and his team of scientists announced their latest discovery - an extraordinary tree frog thought to have died out more than a century ago.

News Headlines
#106948
2016-01-22

Climate change jeopardises electricity supply

Water shortages and a warmer climate could slash the efficiency of power plants in coming decades, meaning developing countries must prepare their power systems to cope, researchers warn.

News Headlines
#106949
2016-01-22

Aceh citizens sue government to save Leuser Ecosystem

With the filing of a class-action lawsuit today in Jakarta, a bitter fight over the future of one of Sumatra’s last intact rainforests will move to the courts.

News Headlines
#106950
2016-01-22

One Fish Two Fish, No Fish: Rebuilding of Fish Stocks Urgently Needed

WASHINGTON, DC , Jan 21 2016 (IPS) - A major new study has revealed that the global seafood catch is much larger and declining much faster than previously known.

News Headlines
#106951
2016-01-22

France calls on world leaders to give Paris climate deal 'new push'

Ratifying the agreement at a meeting in New York to enshrine it in international law is the next step, says France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius

News Headlines
#106952
2016-01-22

Japan's David vs Goliath battle to preserve Pacific bluefin tuna

A group of small-scale fishermen are waging an increasingly public struggle against industrial fleets using sonar and huge nets to scoop up massive catches of spawning tuna, reports Environment 360

News Headlines
#106953
2016-01-22

Bolivia's second-largest lake dries up and may be gone forever, lost to climate change

As Andean glaciers disappear, so do the sources of Lake Poopó’s water, say scientists who blame a warming environment, El Niño and mining

News Headlines
#106954
2016-01-22

Vietnam mourns sacred turtle Cu Rua

The death of a popular turtle - celebrated as a symbol of Vietnam's struggle for independence - has led to a national outpouring of grief. The revered reptile is thought to have been about 120 years old.

News Headlines
#106955
2016-01-22

How climate change could help the spread of Zika virus and other infectious diseases

The growing presence of Zika virus in Brazil has captured international attention in the past week, as one report after another has come in of its apparent link to birth defects in the babies of infected mothers.

News Headlines
#106956
2016-01-22

Ocean species mix as sea ice melts, with unknown consequences

Melting Arctic ice is not only opening up new passageways for ships. Birds and marine species are also traveling to uncharted waters.

News Headlines
#106957
2016-01-22

Israeli researchers develop ATLAS bird tracking device

Where do barn owls hunt their prey? How often do white storks cheat on their partners? Israeli researchers may get the answers with a tracking device suitable for small birds.

News Headlines
#106958
2016-01-22

Popular pet fish listed as “threatened” under Endangered Species Act

The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a final rule Wednesday listing the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The species will be the first saltwater aquarium fish listed, and only the twenty-eighth marine fish.

News Headlines
#106959
2016-01-22

Leonardo DiCaprio puts millions toward nature conservation

Leonardo DiCaprio’s philanthropic foundation has put another $15 million toward environmental causes.

News Headlines
#106960
2016-01-22

Yaguas National Park, another great attempt at conservation in Peru

Much is known and has been studied about the rampant deforestation in Madre de Dios due to illegal mining and logging. The destruction of primary forest in Peru’s Amazon region has left in its wake degraded soils and mercury contamination, as well as the irreversible loss of ecosystems on which ...

News Headlines
#106961
2016-01-22

2015 is hottest year on record

Geneva 25 January 2016 (WMO) - The global average surface temperature in 2015 broke all previous records by a strikingly wide margin, at 0.76±0.1° Celsius above the 1961-1990 average.

News Headlines
#106933
2016-01-21

Climate Change and Poverty -- The Underappreciated Link

Climate change made headlines in recent months as global leaders converged upon the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, better known as COP21, and emerged triumphantly with a climate deal.

News Headlines
#106934
2016-01-21

Rare muriqui monkey hideout found in Brazil

VILA VELHA, Brazil, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A recent survey of Brazil's Caparao National Park turned up a rare discovery -- a new group of northern muriqui, one the planet's most threatened primate species.

News Headlines
#106936
2016-01-21

Tuneful song reveals new species of Himalayan thrush

Scientists have described a new species of bird in northern India and China, called the Himalayan forest thrush.

News Headlines
#106937
2016-01-21

Decades of bat observations reveal uptick in new causes of mass mortality

Reports of bat deaths worldwide due to human causes largely unique to the 21st century are markedly rising, according to a new analysis

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