SOUTH ARI ATOLL, MALDIVES – There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reef authority says findings of aerial surveys show enough to confirm another mass coral bleaching event, after last year’s dramatic death rate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chetpet Eco Park serves as a template for carrying out any exercise to promote sustainable ecotourism at any other waterbody.
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 ...
In almost every aisle of the grocery store, you can find products from the palm oil, soy, wood, and cattle industries.
"The expansion of pineapple monoculture devastates our forests, our water, our biodiversity and our communities," said activist Mauricio Alvarez.
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.
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.
Climate projections for West Africa show that crop yields and grass for livestock grazing are likely to decline in the future.
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.
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.
National park could help save the headwaters of the Tibetan plateau that are evaporating because of climate change, says geologist.
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
In violation of a moratorium, oil palm grower clears vital habitat in Indonesian biodiversity hot spot.
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.
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.
Around the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year.
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
Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says a new study
Aquaculture, or fish farming, is one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture in the world today.
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.
Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’
When asked how biodiversity is changing in the North, Yukon botanist Bruce Bennett has a ready answer — "rapidly."
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.
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.
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.
The journey of the Kirtland’s warbler is discovered thanks to a combination of the latest tiny technology and centuries-old solar location methods
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.
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.
Brown tree snakes, which have wreaked havoc among bird populations on the Pacific island of Guam, may also be damaging the forests.
A new study has found that excess nitrogen pollution slows down decomposition of plant matter by soil fungi.
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
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.
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.