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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.

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#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.

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#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

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#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 ...

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#106959
2016-01-22

Leonardo DiCaprio puts millions toward nature conservation

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

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#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 ...

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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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#106938
2016-01-21

New framework sheds light on how, not if, climate change affects cold-blooded animals

Cold-blooded animals like lizards, insects and fish have a preferred body temperature range at which they hunt, eat, move quickly and reproduce.

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#106939
2016-01-21

2015 declared the hottest year on record

It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record. Global data show that a powerful El Niño, marked by warmer waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean, helped to drive atmospheric temperatures well past 2014's record highs. Some researchers suggest that broader Pacific trends could spell even more ...

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#106940
2016-01-21

Rhino poaching levels in South Africa fell in 2015

Slight dip in the number of rhino’s illegally killed for their horns breaks relentless rise in deaths since 2007

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#106941
2016-01-21

Scientists find tree frog believed extinct for more than 100 years

For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now.

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#106942
2016-01-21

Indian Government signs raptor conservation agreement

India has become the 54th country to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), an important international agreement to protect migratory birds of prey.

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#106943
2016-01-21

New Australian leech species named for best-selling author Amy Tan

"I am now planning my trip to Queensland, Australia, where I hope to take leisurely walks through the jungle, accompanied by a dozen or so of my namesake feeding on my ankles," author Amy Tan said.

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#106916
2016-01-20

New photos show bush dogs are found throughout Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Photographs have confirmed the presence of the bush dog, Speothos venaticus, one of the world's rarest canid species, throughout Panama.

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#106917
2016-01-20

Missing fish: 30 percent of global fish catch unreported

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A new report out of Canada suggests nearly a third of the global fish catch goes unreported. For those in charge of managing commercial fish stocks, ignorance is not bliss.

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#106918
2016-01-20

Tropical forest protected areas can protect biodiversity

Biodiversity in tropical forest protected areas may be faring better than previously thought, according to a study publishing in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology on January 19th.

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#106919
2016-01-20

Quantifying the aquarium trade to help it become more sustainable

Between 18 and 30 million marine aquarium fishes are traded globally each year, but a paucity of data makes it difficult to know the actual volume.

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#106920
2016-01-20

A new reserve for the world’s smallest deer

The Ecuadorian government recently approved a new nature reserve in Carchi Province near the Colombian border, providing a meaningful victory for activists and locals who spent almost 14 years advocating for its creation.

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#106921
2016-01-20

Science: Not Just a Western Sector, It Can Help Africa Too

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 20 2016 (IPS) - Small-scale farmer Augustine Sibanda has grown resilient tradition sorghum varieties passed down through generations but has increased his yields after he adopted improved seed varieties developed through research.

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#106922
2016-01-20

Indian state decides coconut trees are no longer trees but palms

Goan authorities remove the coconut from their official list of trees to make it easier for them to be cut down by farmers

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#106923
2016-01-20

Climate change fails to top list of threats for business leaders at Davos

The high profile UN summit on climate change in Paris appears to have had little impact on the decision making and worries of global business leaders.

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#106924
2016-01-20

How Climate Change Endangers Microbes--And Why That's Not a Good Thing

With another year of record-breaking warmth just over, the passage of a new climate treaty is definitely timely.

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#106925
2016-01-20

Fighting climate change means protecting forests and wildlife

The Paris Conference of Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC has come and gone, and all but the most cynical would agree that the outcomes were on the positive side and that this was the most successful Climate COP to date.

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#106926
2016-01-20

Study: First ever to quantify crop by crop where African farmers obtain seed

NAIROBI, KENYA (20 January 2016)--Small, family farmers in Africa purchase more than half of their seeds every year through local markets and other informal sources--neglected outlets that present a major opportunity for improving access to better crop varieties crucial to dealing with climate, ...

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#106927
2016-01-20

Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans, says report

The world's oceans will contain more plastics than fish by 2050 as plastic – mostly packaging – enters the seas at the rate of one garbage truck-load a minute, a new report has warned.

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#106928
2016-01-20

Oceans Trapped Startling Amount of Heat in Last 18 Years

The oceans have soaked up as much heat from global warming over the last two decades as during the preceding 130 years, a study by U.S. scientists has found.

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#106929
2016-01-20

Caribbean Biodiversity Overheated by Climate Change

SANTO DOMINGO , Jan 20 2016 (IPS) - The nearly 7,000 islands and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea are home to thousands of endemic species and are on the migration route of many kinds of birds. Preserving this abundant fauna requires multilateral actions in today’s era of global warming.

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#106894
2016-01-19

Climate Adaptation Is Key to Managing Interconnected Global Risks

The consequences of climate change are causing growing concern among global leaders as they intersect with a large number of interconnected global risks.

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