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#110951
2016-11-18

Biomimicry Helps Reduce Wind Turbine Noise

Many species of owl are able to hunt in effective silence by suppressing their noise at sound frequencies above 1.6 kilohertz (kHz) - over the range that can be heard by humans.

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#110952
2016-11-18

Irish businesses asked to 'Help Save the Bees'

Irish businesses are being called on to take action in helping to save the bees. The National Biodiversity Date Centre and Bord Bia have launched a Framework for Businesses as part of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, which identifies actions that companies can take to help protect pollinators an ...

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#110953
2016-11-18

The biggest climate change impact is on water

When governments from around the world submitted their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) plans for the Paris Agreement, they identified water as key to adaptation in 93 per cent of the plans. Clearly, the disruption of the water cycle due to climate change is worrying every policymaker.

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#110954
2016-11-18

As COP22 talks continue, farmers in Kerala are fighting to save their farms

This year’s world climate change talks were labelled the “COP of Action”, with the aim of acting on the promises made the previous year, at the landmark Paris agreement. For the first time, the Conference of Parties is being held in Africa and Morocco has positioned itself as an advocate for the ...

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#110955
2016-11-18

What does Africa need to tackle climate change?

From making jam with cactus fruit, to reviving traditional underground canals to defend against drought, Morocco has a leading role in the fight against climate change in Africa (PDF). One of its long-standing goals has been transforming agriculture to become more sustainable.

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#110956
2016-11-18

Indigenous Latin American women craft climate change solutions in Marrakech

A year ago, Indigenous women from across Latin America began collecting local stories about how climate change is affecting their daily lives. They did this in order to craft solutions that aligned with their values.

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#110957
2016-11-18

5 things Morocco is doing about Climate Change

Morocco knows it will be affected by climate change, it’s just a question of how badly. It is already feeling the effects: The rate of economic growth fell to 1.5% this year because of a severe drought in 2015. If just one season of poor rain can depress Morocco’s economy by causing bad harvest ...

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#110958
2016-11-18

Coal Entrenches Poverty, Drives Climate Change: Report

Coal power does more to harm the world’s poor than to help them, even before the devastating impacts of climate change are taken into account, according to a recent report published by 12 international development organisations.

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#110959
2016-11-18

The beloved Hawaiian honeycreeper birds are at risk of extinction from avian malaria

In the rugged mountain forests of Kaua’i, colorful birds called honeycreepers are dying out. Usually protected by the cooler temperatures found at higher altitudes, the birds are now victims of malaria-carrying mosquitoes that have crept upward as temperatures rise.

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#110960
2016-11-18

These Moths Are the Size of Your Eyelash—And in Big Trouble

There's a reason Hawaii's micromoths have long been challenging to find and study—some can be roughly the size of your eyelash.But National Geographic explorer Chris A. Johns is up to the challenge. He's discovered, for instance, that these moths' caterpillars dine exclusively on a few Hawaiian ...

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#110961
2016-11-18

Nature modernized: Birds and people in China’s Yellow River Delta Reserve

Throughout its history the nature reserve has been a testing ground for competing ideas of economic development, nature and conservation at play across China today

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#110962
2016-11-18

What Is Sustainable Fashion And How To Get Started?

You’ve likely read about the tragedies including 13 garment workers who died from a fire or the waste and pollution fast fashion is causing. And you’ve probably noticed that after purchasing clothes from fast-fashion brands, you wear the item maybe a few times before it starts falling apart. The ...

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#110963
2016-11-18

New peatland coalition targets cutting climate change, saving thousands of lives

A new global initiative, launched today at the climate meeting in Marrakech, aims to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and save thousands of lives by protecting peatlands - the world's largest terrestrial organic soil carbon stock.

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#110964
2016-11-18

Study finds more birds are endangered than previously thought

Hundreds of bird species today face a greater risk of extinction than is formally recognized, a new Duke study found.In a team led by Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke professor of conservation ecology in the Nicholas School of the Environment, researchers concluded that by failing to include new informat ...

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#110965
2016-11-18

NY Museum Opens to Public an Exhibit on Cuban Biodiversity

New York, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The New York Museum of Natural History has opened today to local and foreign public the expected special exhibition ''Cuba'', an unprecedented tour of the rich biodiversity and culture of the Caribbean nation. The institution located in the Manhattan district, on ...

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#110925
2016-11-17

Ant bridges connect shy tropical tree crowns

Internet and phone connections are essential for effective communicators and for success in business. New results from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama show that connections between trees may be important for maintaining the rich diversity of tropical forests.

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#110926
2016-11-17

Sustainable agriculture: a complex global puzzle

On my return from a practical agricultural learning tour of various farms in Germany, that was concluded with a participation in the panel discussion on "Solutions for global Agriculture" held, at the university of Bonn, organized, by its center for Development Research (ZEF), a few month back, ...

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#110927
2016-11-17

Solar energy from the farm

Feeding the world's growing population requires land, especially if crops are to be grown in an environmentally friendly manner. But space for such crops is becoming increasingly limited.

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#110928
2016-11-17

Agriculture and food security at heart of climate change action

The world must rapidly move to scale up actions and ambitions on climate change FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told delegates at the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP22) in Morocco today.

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#110929
2016-11-17

‘Right tree in right place’

German researchers have compiled a 400-species database to encourage people to plant the “right tree in the right place” in urban areas. The team of scientists hope the information will help shift the focus away from the way trees look towards on the focus on biodiversity.

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#110930
2016-11-17

Arctic haven for belugas becomes Canada’s newest protected area

A rich breeding ground for marine mammals, Arctic char and other aquatic species that are vital to Inuvialuit people living along the Beaufort Sea has been named Canada’s newest marine protected area.

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#110931
2016-11-17

Climate change isn’t just raising the temperature, it’s changing ‘life itself’ for animals and ecosystems: study

The earth has warmed barely a single degree Celsius, and yet virtually no place on the planet is unaffected by climate change. That’s the conclusion of both a new study published in the journal Science and a popular-science book out this week, The Unnatural World, by David Biello, the science cu ...

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#110933
2016-11-17

Small alpine insects are big messengers of climate change

Two rare alpine insects—native to the northern Rocky Mountains and dependent on cold waters of glacier and snowmelt-fed alpine streams—are imperiled due to climate warming-induced glacier and snow loss according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners.

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#110934
2016-11-17

"Climate change destroys Africa's beauty"

Speaking at COP22 in Marrakesh, 350.org activist Landry Ninteretse says African wildlife and food security are under threat. What the continent needs most from the West is not finance but an end to extractivism.

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#110935
2016-11-17

Climate Change May Counteract Cooling Effect of Powerful Volcanic Eruptions

A new study from the University of British Columbia revealed that global warming brought about by climate change may counteract the cooling effect of volcanic eruption in the next century.

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#110936
2016-11-17

Understand pollution, environmental impacts from food in 6 charts

The food manufacturing sector encompasses a massive range of small and large businesses throughout the United States, and a growing population guarantees strong demand. Barely dented by the 2008 recession, the industry has enormous untapped potential for saving money and regulatory compliance co ...

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#110938
2016-11-17

Plastic on the menu as marine pollution spreads

Ten million tonnes of plastic are entering our oceans every year, and environmental experts believe that by 2050, plastic will actually outweigh fish in the sea.

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#110939
2016-11-17

This Tower of Biodiversity is designed to spread seeds throughout Paris

Maison Edouard François designed an incredible sustainable tower for Paris. Clad in eye-catching green panels, the M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity also comprises netting entwined with living flora. The entire structure is designed to spread seeds throughout the city.

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#110898
2016-11-16

Walnut trees for future generations

The largest naturally grown walnut forest in the world provides a livelihood for many people - but the forest is slowly dying. A new sustainable approach is supposed to save it.

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#110899
2016-11-16

Soon, benefit sharing must for using Madhya Pradesh’s bio-resources: Official

Companies or individuals using Madhya Pradesh’s bio-resources like medicinal plants and genetic material will soon have to share benefit with the state, a top official said here on Tuesday.

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#110900
2016-11-16

The Plastic Polluting the Oceans Smells Like Lunch to Marine Life

Think all birds find dinner using their eagle-eye vision? Not so for many seafaring bird species, which rely on an acute sense of smell to locate swarms of tiny krill and fish swirling in currents on the ocean surface.

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#110901
2016-11-16

Where can coral grow best? Scientist researching optimal habitats

Coral populations in the Florida Reef Tract have declined in the last three decades due to extreme-temperature events and other stressors that cause bleaching and disease. Scientists are now working to save the reef by transplanting healthy, nursery-grown corals back onto the reefs.

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#110902
2016-11-16

Alpine highway underpass to help rare mountain pygmy possums meet a mate

Mountain pygmy possum populations separated by the Great Alpine Road in Victoria will soon have a new, specially-designed tunnel to help them meet a mate.

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#110903
2016-11-16

Canada's First Nations clean up latest fuel spill mess

British Columbia, Canada - On the morning of October 13, Tracy Robinson, a hunter and fisherwoman living in the Heiltsuk First Nation community of Bella Bella, British Columbia, was preparing to go out on to the ocean, when the news reached her: An American tugboat and oil barge transiting Canad ...

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#110904
2016-11-16

If you want to tackle carbon emissions let indigenous people control their land

In my native Colombia, the cloud forests of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta have been described as holding the most important concentration of threatened wildlife on Earth. These forests are also the ancestral home of the Koguis, an indigenous group now numbering around 10,000 individuals.

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#110905
2016-11-16

Newly Opened Straupe Earth Market Receives 3,000 Visitors

Earth Markets are special events that have been established according to guidelines based on the Slow Food philosophy. These community-run markets are important meetings that demonstrate solidarity, where local producers offer healthy, quality food directly to consumers at fair prices and guaran ...

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#110906
2016-11-16

Pokemon Go News: How The AR Game Can Help Save Biodiversity

Video games in general have been stereotyped to be somewhat negative for society. For one, it has been accused as cause of violence among teenagers, which until now is still subject for debate. Then here comes Pokemon Go which is tagged as a menace when it comes to preserving public landmarks an ...

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#110848
2016-11-15

To find real solutions, focus beyond climate emissions

If we are to find sustainable solutions to climate change, we have to look at the bigger picture. And in that picture climate change – and carbon emissions – aren’t everything. Neither are biodiversity, water, forests, agriculture or coastal habitats and oceans, gender or communities, education, ...

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#110849
2016-11-15

A technological eye on the future of our seas and our agriculture

From the ocean depths to the vastness of the cosmos, new technologies give scientists a better understanding of the world around us. In this special episode of Futuris, we will meet with modern explorers of the sea, land, and space.

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#110850
2016-11-15

Climate Change, A Goat Farmer’s Gain

Bongekile Ndimande’s family lost more 30 head of cattle to a ravaging drought last season, but a herd of goats survived and is now her bank on four legs. In money value, the drought deprived Ndimande of more than 21,000 dollars. Each goat would be worth an average of 714 dollars if they had surv ...

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#110851
2016-11-15

Rare river crossing by female raises hopes for boost in Florida panther population

Efforts to save the Florida panther may have broken through a longtime barrier: a female cat appears to have forged the Caloosahatchee River to stake out new territory to the north.

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#110852
2016-11-15

Concern over parasites affecting honey bees

Scientists from The University of Western Australia's Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) tagged 200 honey bee workers to find out how a highly-contagious fungal parasite (Nosema apis) impacts their ability to pollinate crops.

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#110853
2016-11-15

Are conservation policies a driver of deforestation in Tanzania?

Deforestation in Tanzania is often attributed to unsustainable charcoal production, shifting cultivation, overgrazing and illegal timber harvesting. This is, for instance, the case in The REDD Desk’s resource on Tanzania, but is also reflected in many other popular scientific and media articles.

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#110854
2016-11-15

The People of Ethiopia's Forests

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Like many countries, there is money in Ethiopia’s forestry sector – both regulated and unregulated. The most recent official figures from Global Forest Watch show that the country’s forestry sector contributed $893.7 million to the economy in 2011, or about 3.2 percent of ...

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#110855
2016-11-15

How the Parks of Tomorrow Will Be Different

America’s most special places will always be beautiful, but a warming climate forces us to accept that they can’t be frozen in time.

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#110856
2016-11-15

These 10 Innovators Are Changing the World, From Oceans to Eye Care

Innovators working to protect sea life, combat climate change, and empower women are among the ten winners of this year’s Rolex Awards for Enterprise and will be honored Tuesday night a Los Angeles event marking the 40th anniversary of the international philanthropic program.

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#110857
2016-11-15

Destruction of kelp forests by tropical fish shows impact of ocean temperature rises

Herbivorous tropical fish have destroyed kelp forests in northern New South Wales, showing that even small increases in ocean temperature can lead to kelp deforestation, an Australian study has found.

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#110858
2016-11-15

Vintage travel posters push the allure of now-extinct animals

The allure of travel for many jet-setters is seeing habitats and wildlife that can only be found in one place in the world. From elephants in Africa to giant tortoises in the Galapagos, it's compelling to see species living in their native habitat. Indeed, a country's biggest claim to fame can b ...

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#110859
2016-11-15

The link between birds and coffee

Sometime in 2004, I received a copy of Living On The Wind: Across The Hemisphere With Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul. The American naturalist writes in the book that one of the ways to save migratory songbirds, tropical plants and animals is to “have a cup of coffee”. He says the “tradition ...

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#110860
2016-11-15

Hope for forests at COP22

COP22 has revealed signs of real momentum toward an effective role for tropical forests in achieving a low carbon future, writes Tony Juniper. Now for the hard bit - connecting with realities on the ground to make it happen. This will mean working with indigenous and other forest communities to ...

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