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#111856
2017-02-07

New mercury threat to oceans from climate change

Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.

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#111857
2017-02-07

Endangered antelope 'may be wiped out'

The death of more than 2,000 critically endangered Saiga antelope in Mongolia was caused by a disease that could now threaten the entire population.

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#111829
2017-02-06

Boosting water table can curb climate risks, says study

Increasing the water table under the UK's arable peatland can help boost yields and the amount of carbon stored in the soil, a study has suggested.

News Headlines
#111830
2017-02-06

Taming ornamental plant invasion in Kenya

In this video, scientists and local people explain the dangers of Opuntia stricta, an invasive cactus weed covering large tracts of land in Kenya’s semi-arid Laikipia County, and efforts in place to tame its spread and adverse impacts.

News Headlines
#111831
2017-02-06

An environmental balancing act

Measuring the effectiveness of landscape approaches to conservation and development :)

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#111832
2017-02-06

Norway wants tourists to slow down and travel more sustainably

Cruise ships and Disney's 'Frozen' have led to crowds of unprecedented size, about which Norwegians are not entirely happy.

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#111833
2017-02-06

How much worse are African droughts because of man-made climate change?

The once-fertile fields of South Africa’s Western Cape region are filled with scorched patches of earth, dying plants, and wasted crops.

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#111834
2017-02-06

How we discovered the world’s largest tropical peatland, deep in Congo

A team of three scientists and five assistants found 33 billion tons of carbon locked up in a Congo ecosystem – the equivalent of 20 years of current US fossil fuel emissions. The discovery is a key step in ensuring this carbon-storing area is protected.

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#111838
2017-02-06

Food webs in brown water lakes are more resilient to nitrogen deposition

Nitrogen deposition caused by human activities can lead to an increased phytoplankton production in boreal lakes.

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#111839
2017-02-06

Study: Trees boost African farm income

URBANA, Ill. — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa, but they often are overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A University of Illinois study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain biodiversity.

News Headlines
#111840
2017-02-06

Rainforest Trees Are Like Islands

In the 1970s, biologists realized something interesting about islands: There was a correlation between their size and the number of species they harbored, apparently a kind of evolutionary natural law.

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#111841
2017-02-06

Iraq's Unique Wildlife Pushed to Brink by War, Hunting

After decades of strife, the world’s first civilization is losing many of its animals, such as otters, deer, songbirds, and more.

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#111842
2017-02-06

Bison return to Banff national park in Canada

A herd of plains bison have been successfully reintroduced to Canada's oldest national park, more than 100 years after they were nearly hunted out of existence.

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#111818
2017-02-03

Scientists report possible new hammerhead shark species

Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers in Belize believe they've discovered a new species of hammerhead shark.

News Headlines
#111819
2017-02-03

There are now just 30 vaquita left in the wild

The vaquita continues to earn its title as “the world’s most endangered cetacean species.”

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#111820
2017-02-03

China to protect areas of high ecological importance identified

China leads the world in greenhouse gas emissions. Its biggest cities are shrouded in smog.

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#111821
2017-02-03

East Africa: Healthy Nile Basin Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

Natural hazards such as floods and drought have become more prevalent in the Nile River Basin - as a result of climate and weather changes - resulting in massive disasters which drain communities economically, physically and environmentally.

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#111822
2017-02-03

It's time to talk about climate change differently

What if instead of asking, "Why aren’t people listening to us on climate change?" we asked, "Why aren’t we speaking a language people hear, in places where they are already listening?"

News Headlines
#111823
2017-02-03

In Peru, droughts give way to floods as climate change looms

Severe droughts gripping Peru have given way to some of the country's most devastating downpours in decades, catching authorities off guard as they scramble to contain the kind of floods that climate change is expected to make more frequent.

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#111824
2017-02-03

Wetlands Protected Worldwide to Reduce Disaster Risks

GLAND, Switzerland, February 2, 2017 (ENS) – Ten new Wetlands of International Importance in five countries have been designated to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017, observed every year on February 2.

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#111825
2017-02-03

Researchers investigate decline in South Africa's forest-birds

Forest-dwelling bird species are disappearing from some of South Africa's indigenous forests, with forest birds in the Eastern Cape being the most affected.

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#111826
2017-02-03

Ocean Preserves Keep Fishing Boats Away from Grey Reef Sharks

Scientists tracked hundreds of reef sharks to find that massive marine refuges can work—with one caveat

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#111827
2017-02-03

Will turtles and tourism always be at loggerheads?

Zakynthos has some fascinating wildlife, but the Greek island’s biggest stars, its loggerhead turtles, are dying out – partly because of their popularity

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#111828
2017-02-03

Fall armyworm 'threatens African farmers' livelihoods'

Scientists are calling for urgent action to halt the spread of a pest that is destroying maize crops and spreading rapidly across Africa.

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#111806
2017-02-02

Important submarine canyons ecosystems are at risk

A recent review of studies of submarine canyons has identified that they are at risk from human activities, and require better protection.

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#111807
2017-02-02

The Philippines declares more than 100,000 acres as critical habitat

In November last year, the Philippines declared its largest critical habitat yet.

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#111808
2017-02-02

The wetlands along the river Rhine struggle to recover from human engineering

The Rhine River once curled and turned, flooding and receding to support a rich mosaic of forests, meadows and marshes. Straightening the river out has been disastrous for its wetlands.

News Headlines
#111810
2017-02-02

Trump threatens environmental democracy

Just a week into his presidency, Donald Trump is already undermining inclusive decision-making on environmental issues. Experts in the USA and abroad are concerned.

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#111811
2017-02-02

Colour coding can help understand quality of ecosystem

CHENNAI: Signs are always easy communicators. It is more so with colours, as they carry their own connotations. Using colour coding one can get a clear idea about the condition of a forest ecosystem or a wetland. .

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#111812
2017-02-02

Salt poses threat to Senegal's Siné Saloum Delta wetlands

In Senegal, seawater seeping into underground fresh water aquifers is slowly increasing soil salinity causing havoc for farming communities living near wetlands rich in biodiversity.

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#111813
2017-02-02

Where the land meets the sea: Governing mangrove forests

As countries ponder how to encourage mangrove conservation, the role of people, rights, and governance institutions should receive equal consideration

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#111814
2017-02-02

Protected zones offer refuge for Cambodia’s endangered ibises

In a process that has been six years in the making, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen, has approved plans to divide Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary’s 250,000 hectares of land into four different zones, with added protection for areas that are significant to globally threatened species.

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#111815
2017-02-02

UN agency creates tool box of new technologies, good practices to help keep food safe

1 February 2017 – From avian flu to locusts and E. coli bacteria, food is contaminated every day by diseases and pests, leading the United Nations agricultural agency to create a set of emergency prevention tools to save lives and improve food safety and security.

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#111816
2017-02-02

Sea Unworthy: A Personal Journey into the Pacific Garbage Patch

More plastic in the oceans, found at greater depths than thought, would mean a bigger threat to environmental—and possibly human—health

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#111817
2017-02-02

In Norway, zoologist find 30 plastic bags in stranded whale

COPENHAGEN -- Norwegian zoologists have found about 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a beaked whale that had beached on a southwestern Norway coast.

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#111791
2017-02-01

Banks, UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development

31 January 2017 – Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets, have launched a United Nations-backed global framework aimed at channelling the money they manage towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects.

News Headlines
#111792
2017-02-01

New 'super yield' GM wheat trial gets go-ahead

The planting of a new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat will take place this spring after the UK government gave the final go ahead.

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#111793
2017-02-01

Thap Lan: Thailand’s unsung forest gem under threat, but still abrim with life

On the trail of a conservation group conducting a wildlife monitoring survey, we stop the 4×4 on the road and walk along the red earth to check on camera traps.

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#111795
2017-02-01

Deforestation-free commodities represent a major investment opportunity: Report

It’s estimated that about 10 percent of global emissions comes from deforestation — meaning we could make considerable progress toward halting climate change simply by keeping what remains of the world’s forests standing.

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#111796
2017-02-01

Yellow fever taking heavy toll on monkeys in Brazil's rainforest

The worst yellow fever outbreak in decades is not just killing Brazilians, it threatens to wipe out monkeys in the Atlantic rainforest that are already close to extinction, experts warned on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#111798
2017-02-01

Iraq's wetland paradise under threat

Climate change, dams and poor water policy could finish off the Mesopotamian Marshes Saddam Hussein once sought to destroy. With them, rich ecosystems and the unqie Marsh Arab culture would be lost.

News Headlines
#111799
2017-02-01

Urban forests increasingly central to planning in poor and rich countries alike

Forests in the heart of the city as well as the edge of town are vital not just for aesthetics but for improving residents’ health and reaping economic benefits, according to the UN FAO.

News Headlines
#111800
2017-02-01

The Threats to the World's Chocolate Forests

A taste for chocolate has spread around the globe, but its supply is in jeopardy.

News Headlines
#111801
2017-02-01

Protecting Tanzania’s mangroves

Why the current conservation scheme is falling short, and alternative approaches to strengthen it

News Headlines
#111802
2017-02-01

Forests ‘held their breath’ during global warming hiatus, research shows

Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, ‘held their breath’ during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.

News Headlines
#111803
2017-02-01

Plants emit different odors when eaten by invasive species

"The plants may not have a nervous system, eyes, ears, or mouths, but they are capable of determining who is attacking them," explained researcher Nicole van Dam

News Headlines
#111804
2017-02-01

Plastic waste is accumulating in UAE waters and threatening animals and birds, campaigners say.

Single-use plastic water bottles are among the most common items of debris, said Kathleen Russell, Professional Association of Diving Instructors course director at Desert Islands Watersports Centre on Sir Bani Yas Island and at Al Mahara Diving Centre in Abu Dhabi.

News Headlines
#111805
2017-02-01

Our changing attitudes to chimpanzees

The BBC's revelations about the illegal trade in baby chimpanzees triggered an outpouring of emotion on social media about the cruelty suffered by these adorable animals

News Headlines
#111780
2017-01-31

Restoring native plants 'boosts pollination'

Removing invasive exotic plants from natural areas can act as a boost for wildlife, a study suggests.

News Headlines
#111781
2017-01-31

Shark-inspired drug may help treat fibrosis, researchers say

Australian scientists hope a drug that mimics part of a shark's immune system may help treat an incurable lung disease.

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