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#112213
2017-03-13

Rapid global loss of life-sustaining coral amid ocean warming alarming scientists

SOUTH ARI ATOLL, MALDIVES – There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves.

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#112214
2017-03-13

More salt water in Egypt's Nile Delta putting millions at grave risk, study says

March 13 (UPI) -- Increased human activity over the last few decades has slowly created a fresh water crisis that now looms for nearly 100 million people in Egypt, a scenario that scientists say could ultimately make the entire region uninhabitable by the end of this century.

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#112188
2017-03-10

Scientist details the indirect effects of an invasive species in guam

The indirect impacts invasive species can have in an ecosystem, new research confirms. This study focused on the brown treesnake, whose introduction to the forests of Guam has led to difficulties for local tree species to reproduce.

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#112189
2017-03-10

Significant declines in Colorado River flows likely to continue as temperatures rise

A new study suggests that Colorado River flows have already declined due to rising global temperatures and are likely to experience further declines in the future.

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#112190
2017-03-10

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

ROME, Mar 10 2017 (IPS) - In the northern part of Mount Kenya, there is an indigenous community — the Il Lakipiak Maasai (“People of Wildlife”) — which owns and operates the only community-owned rhino sanctuary in the country.

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#112191
2017-03-10

British-owned cruise ship wrecks one of Indonesia’s best coral reefs

One of the main coral reefs at Raja Ampat, an Indonesian island chain home to perhaps the world’s richest marine biodiversity, was severely damaged last week when a Bahamian-flagged cruise ship smashed into it at low tide, according to an official report.

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#112192
2017-03-10

Great Barrier Reef bleached for unprecedented second year running

Reef authority says findings of aerial surveys show enough to confirm another mass coral bleaching event, after last year’s dramatic death rate

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#112193
2017-03-10

What is a species? Ornithologists consider ways to define it.

With organisms gradually evolving into new organisms over the history of life on Earth, drawing a distinction between species can be challenging. One biologist proposes a new way of looking at the question.

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#112194
2017-03-10

EPA chief says carbon dioxide not 'primary contributor' to climate change

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Pruitt raised doubts over whether or not carbon dioxide is the main driver behind climate change. Asked if CO2 is the "primary control knob for climate," Pruitt said he wouldn't agree with that assessment.

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#112195
2017-03-10

Climate change to hit Mediterranean with more forest fires

Climate change means the risk of forest fires will skyrocket in Mediterranean Europe in the coming decades, according to a new study. Existing fire prevention measures will be inadequate, so a change of strategy will be needed. EURACTIV Spain reports.

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#112196
2017-03-10

Mozambique: World Bank Supporting Project to Stem Deforestation

London — The World Bank on Tuesday approved a budget of 47 million US dollars to support the Mozambican government in its efforts to stem deforestation.

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#112197
2017-03-10

Once endangered Newfoundland pine marten making comeback

Few of us have ever seen a Newfoundland pine marten, but there's a better chance now than ever, since wildlife officials say there are hundreds more than there were 40 years ago.

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#112198
2017-03-10

S Africa poised to permit domestic trade in rhino horn

Friday is the last day on which South Africans can register their approval, or disapproval, of a draft law permitting trade in rhinoceros horn. Private rhino owners welcome the bill, conservationists are worried.

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#112199
2017-03-10

Lessons from Chetpet lake

The Chetpet Eco Park serves as a template for carrying out any exercise to promote sustainable ecotourism at any other waterbody.

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#112200
2017-03-10

Successful forest protection in DRC hinges on community participation

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s extensive forests seem like a bright spot in an otherwise-troubled country. With forests covering an area larger than Colombia, DRC has managed to sidestep the surge in losses that forest-rich countries in South America, Southeast Asia and elsewhere in Africa h ...

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#112179
2017-03-09

Cattle industry lags behind in addressing impact on deforestation

In almost every aisle of the grocery store, you can find products from the palm oil, soy, wood, and cattle industries.

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#112180
2017-03-09

Costa Rica's Biodiversity Threatened by Pineapple Agribusiness

"The expansion of pineapple monoculture devastates our forests, our water, our biodiversity and our communities," said activist Mauricio Alvarez.

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#112181
2017-03-09

Why the habit of wanting to own a piece of nature’s beauty needs to be broken

When thinking about wildlife, what image first comes to mind? Elephants rubbing up against trees, or perhaps tigers stalking deer through the jungle? Unfortunately humans’ love affair of wildlife is also associated with a darker side: the desire to have a little piece of it for ourselves.

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#112182
2017-03-09

Caribbean Gearing Up for Marine Resources Treaty

BELMOPAN, Belize (IDN) – The countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been fine-tuning their positions ahead of the next United Nations preparatory meeting to establish an international legally-binding agreement on sustainable use of marine resources.

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#112183
2017-03-09

Investment key in adapting to climate change in West Africa

Climate projections for West Africa show that crop yields and grass for livestock grazing are likely to decline in the future.

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#112184
2017-03-09

Africa: Climate Change Is a Fact and Women Are Tackling It

Today, on International Women's day, we should celebrate the fact that women are concretely breaking through the glass ceiling at more and more local elections, and women mayors are increasingly common.

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#112185
2017-03-09

Science needed for more transparency in Paris climate projections

Safeguarding forests and minimising emissions from cutting them down is critical to meeting the Paris Agreement goals, but new research finds we need more scientific, consistent and transparent ways to measure progress toward these goals.

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#112186
2017-03-09

Source of Mekong, Yellow and Yangtze rivers drying up

National park could help save the headwaters of the Tibetan plateau that are evaporating because of climate change, says geologist.

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#112187
2017-03-09

Carbon-based approaches for saving rainforests should include biodiversity studies

Conservationists working to safeguard tropical forests often assume that old growth forests containing great stores of carbon also hold high biodiversity, but a new study finds that the relationship may not be as strong as once thought, according to a group of researchers with contributions from ...

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#112165
2017-03-08

On International Day, UN calls for women's full participation in labour force

8 March 2017 – As the rights of women and girls around the world are being reduced and restricted, the United Nations today marked International Women's Day with calls for empowering and educating women and girls to reach gender equality in the work place.

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#112166
2017-03-08

Brazilian savanna and Bolivian rainforest at risk from soy production, says report

A new report by Mighty Earth and Rainforest Foundation Norway explores the extent of deforestation related to global soy production, particularly in Brazil and Bolivia.

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#112167
2017-03-08

Climate change impacts are already hitting us, say Europeans

New polling study also shows support for financial penalties for nations that refuse to be part of Paris climate deal, as Donald Trump has threatened

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#112168
2017-03-08

Elephant poaching is losing Africa millions of tourist dollars

Around 20,000 elephants are killed in Africa every year for their tusks. This is not only bad news for the animals and their fans. It is also costing the tourism sector millions of dollars, says conservation group WWF.

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#112169
2017-03-08

Judi Wakhungu: Strength in biodiversity

In an exclusive interview with DW, Kenya's Environment Minister discusses the country's approach to climate change and explains how developing infrastructure and protecting biodiversity can go hand in hand.

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#112170
2017-03-08

Exclusive Look Into How Rare Elephants' Forests Are Disappearing

In violation of a moratorium, oil palm grower clears vital habitat in Indonesian biodiversity hot spot.

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#112171
2017-03-08

Plight of Chinese turtles shows lax protection in nation’s nature reserves

BEIJING—China’s nature reserves are woefully inadequate at protecting biodiversity, a 12-year study of turtle poaching in dozens of conservation areas has found.

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#112172
2017-03-08

Warming may disrupt four-fifths of world's oceans by 2050: study

Global warming will disrupt four-fifths of the world's oceans by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising, threatening fish that are the main source of food for a billion people, scientists said on Tuesday.

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#112173
2017-03-08

Fly-over states matter when understanding -- and saving -- migratory birds

Around the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year.

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#112174
2017-03-08

Gender equality: A game changer for nature

Women can be strong advocates for nature-based sustainable development, ensuring ecosystems are protected and helping families become more resilient in the face of disasters

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#112175
2017-03-08

Diet and global climate change

Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says a new study

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#112154
2017-03-07

Nothing fishy about new solution for aquaculture wastewater treatment

Aquaculture, or fish farming, is one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture in the world today.

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#112155
2017-03-07

An indigenous group reforests its corner of coastal New Guinea

Located on the Siretsy river delta in Papua’s Asmat district is the picturesque hamlet of Yepem, the 655 residents of this coastal enclave on the shore of the Arafura Sea continue to eat traditional foods and practice cultural arts despite the rest of Asia’s gallop into the 21st century.

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#112156
2017-03-07

UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world

Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’

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#112157
2017-03-07

Yukon species list shows climate change in action

When asked how biodiversity is changing in the North, Yukon botanist Bruce Bennett has a ready answer — "rapidly."

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#112158
2017-03-07

How nature creates forest diversity

Forests, especially tropical forests, are home to thousands of species of trees—sometimes tens to hundreds of tree species in the same forest—a level of biodiversity ecologists have struggled to explain.

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#112159
2017-03-07

Study shows US grasslands affected more by atmospheric dryness than precipitation

A new study showing dryness of the atmosphere affects U.S. grassland productivity more than rainfall could have important implications for predicting how plants will respond to warming climate conditions.

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#112160
2017-03-07

Climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible, five-yearly report says

An independent review of the state of Australia’s environment has found the impacts of climate change are increasing and some of the changes could be irreversible.

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#112161
2017-03-07

Scientists Track, For the First Time, One of the Rarest Songbirds on Its Yearlong Migration

The journey of the Kirtland’s warbler is discovered thanks to a combination of the latest tiny technology and centuries-old solar location methods

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#112162
2017-03-07

Commentary: Gender Equality, a Game Changer for Improved Natural Resources Management

In Fiyoaree, Maldives, Leena wakes up at 4.45 a.m. every day for her morning prayer. She then rushes to prepare breakfast for her family before walking her two children to school.

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#112163
2017-03-07

The way forward for reducing marine pollution

The Ocean Conference taking place this June at UN headquarters is a unique opportunity to promote and accelerate action, partnerships, commitment and progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, Life below water.

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#112164
2017-03-07

Invasive snakes threaten forests on Pacific island of Guam

Brown tree snakes, which have wreaked havoc among bird populations on the Pacific island of Guam, may also be damaging the forests.

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#112140
2017-03-06

Nitrogen pollution slows down forest decomposers

A new study has found that excess nitrogen pollution slows down decomposition of plant matter by soil fungi.

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#112141
2017-03-06

Can elephants and humans live together?

Berserk beasts, trashed crops, vengeful villagers: tales of ‘conflict’ come thick and fast as humans and elephants are forced into closer contact. But does it have to be war? Across Asia and Africa, there are hints of how we might live in peace

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#112142
2017-03-06

Can a new study on trees change the conversation about Amazon conservation?

The Amazon is less pristine wilderness than domesticated diversity, a new study finds. That makes the region a cultural artifact, the study's authors suggest – and may provide a roadmap for conservation.

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#112143
2017-03-06

African Parks gets $65M for conservation in Rwanda and Malawi

African Parks, a South Africa-based organization that manages six million hectares across ten protected areas in seven African nations, will receive $65 million from the Wyss Foundation to bolster conservation efforts in Rwanda, Malawi, and beyond.

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