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#109115
2016-07-08

The Nile Project: Resolving conflict into harmony

The Nile flows through 11 African nations and serves as key source of freshwater - but sharing this resource is politically tricky. A unique project works to resolve conflicts and promote sustainable use - through music.

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#109116
2016-07-08

Threatened by climate change, Mozambique's Beira bets on urban renewal

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Daviz Simango is one of Mozambique's most influential politicians but last year when yet another flood inundated Beira, the coastal city he has served as mayor since 2003, he felt powerless.

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#109117
2016-07-08

Asia’s Unknown, Ignored And Disappearing Animals

Try to name Asia’s most endangered animals, and iconic species such as tigers, orangutans and rhinos likely leap to mind. But pangolins, langurs or saola? Not so much. Most of us haven’t heard of these “other” species, and can’t even picture them.

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#109118
2016-07-08

Chewed plants help detect viruses in wild mountain gorillas, monkeys

Chewed bark, leaves and fruit discarded by mountain gorillas provide a simple way to test the endangered apes for viruses without disturbing them, according to scientists studying mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in East-Central Africa.

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#109119
2016-07-08

Dam good! Beavers may restore imperiled streams, fish populations

Using a first-of-its-kind, watershed-scale experiment, researchers demonstrate beaver dam analogs in the Bridge Creek Watershed of north central Oregon's John Day Basin foster natural beaver activity, which benefits the area's threatened steelhead trout population.

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#109095
2016-07-06

UN hails ambitious Canada-Mexico-US partnership to fight climate change

4 July 2016 – The head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today hailed as “a major breakthrough” a recent announcement by Canada, Mexico and the United States that they will take sweeping action to achieve 50 per cent clean power generation by 2025 and cooperate on ...

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#109096
2016-07-06

Unknown, ignored and disappearing: Asia’s Almost Famous Animals

Asia is home to a vast array of primates and other mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish — all fascinating, all uniquely adapted to their habitats. Many are seriously threatened, but little known by the public.

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#109097
2016-07-06

African wildlife officials appalled as EU opposes a total ban on ivory trade

European commissions’ opposition to a proposed global ban will spell the beginning of a mass extinction of African elephants, warn officials from 29 African states

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#109099
2016-07-06

UN calls for post-Brexit UK to link with EU on environment policy

Global or regional agreements are vital for cross-border problems such as pollution and wildlife crime, says new environment chief, Erik Solheim

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#109100
2016-07-06

Efforts to breed rare spoon-billed sandpipers fail after chicks die

Conservationists are devastated after the first two chicks born in captivity to one of the world’s rarest birds die at a wildfowl centre in Gloucestershire

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#109101
2016-07-06

Mobile phones help build climate resilience for Senegal's farming communities

Famers in Senegal have long used traditional techniques to predict rainfall. But with climate change, new methods are needed. Climatic information sent by text message is now helping to boost yields.

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#109102
2016-07-06

African farming sacrificed to European green politics, blocking GMO innovation

The recent decision by the European parliament to oppose the promotion of large-scale, intensive farming and the use of GM seeds in Africa has stirred a swift and negative reaction among African scientists and food security experts.

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#109103
2016-07-06

Air pollution impedes bees' ability to find food

"The more we can understand about what factors are affecting their decline in numbers, the more equipped we will be to intervene if needed," said researcher Jose D. Fuentes.

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#109087
2016-07-05

Climate change: the missing issue of the 2016 campaign

The race for the White House is failing to grapple with the key issues of the day, especially the urgent need to combat climate change before atmospheric changes become irreversible, a slice of the American electorate believes.

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#109088
2016-07-05

Why climate change is an education issue

NEW YORK – Climate change affects us all, but we still are not acting as quickly as we should to address its causes, mitigate the damage and adapt to its effects.

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#109089
2016-07-05

Climate Change Could Alter Interactions Among Species

From plants and crustaceans to birds and mammals, species across the food chain in the United Kingdom are shifting how they respond to seasonal changes, and British researchers say climate change is a major reason why.

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#109090
2016-07-05

Tigur species under threat from African catfish

Panaji : The local aquatic ecosystem is increasingly facing threat due to the uncharted growth of invasive fish species, especially African sharptooth catfish. The situation is further precipitated due to general ignorance about the menace posed by the fish species and its resemblance to Goa's ...

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#109091
2016-07-05

Dolly the Sheep creator calls for biobank to save endangered animals

A modern-day “ark” that holds tissues from endangered animals should be built as an insurance policy to save species from extinction, Sir Ian Wilmut, the creator of Dolly the Sheep, has said.

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#109092
2016-07-05

5 ways you can help civil society end the illegal wildlife trade

Asia is a key hub for the illegal wildlife trade. Asian Development Bank sustainable development and climate change consult Maria Cristina Tabing highlights how individuals can help protect critically endangered species.

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#109093
2016-07-05

Ecuador names and shames biopirates

[QUITO] Developed countries top the list of nations that have pirated Ecuador’s genetic resources, a report has found.

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#109094
2016-07-05

Can public-private partnerships preserve the dwindling biodiversity of Lagos?

In the absence of publicly owned protected areas in Lagos state, a private initiative of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation — the Lekki Conservation Centre — has stepped in to fill the gap.

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#109069
2016-07-04

Frigate birds: In the air for months at a time

Frigate birds were already known for their ability to fly continuously for weeks without landing. A telemetric study of their trajectory and flight strategy has just revealed that they can remain airborne for over two months during their transoceanic migrations.

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#109070
2016-07-04

Dry countries team up in El Niño resistance

The government of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have teamed up to provide farmers with better technologies to prepare for future El Niño cycles in dry areas.

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#109071
2016-07-04

New tarantula named after Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez

Scientists have discovered a new species of tarantula in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria mountain range in Colombia. And it is badass.

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#109072
2016-07-04

Caribbean island's last two rare frogs are reunited

Male and female mountain chicken frogs that were sole survivors of deadly disease are hoped to begin breeding on Montserrat for the first time since 2009

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#109075
2016-07-04

Growth in artificial lawns poses threat to British wildlife, conservationists warn

Environmentalists have warned that a growing trend to lay artificial lawns instead of real grass threatens the loss of wildlife and habitat across Britain.

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#109076
2016-07-04

Saving the world's rarest parrot with genomics

Off the coast of New Zealand, conservationists are sequencing the genome of kakapo parrots to try and bring the bizarre flightless bird back from the brink. They're also tracking every detail of its strange sex life.

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#109077
2016-07-04

Germany pledges support for developing countries at Petersberg climate meeting

Germany says developing countries need more help to meet the climate change targets agreed to in Paris. The government is presenting a new support initiative at a two-day climate meeting in Berlin.

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#109078
2016-07-04

The visualizations transforming biology

Inventive graphic design and abstract models are helping researchers to make sense of a glut of data.

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#109079
2016-07-04

Don’t Let Your Tires Destroy the World’s Forests

The way we move goods and people touches the planet. Every mile we drive delivers pollutants that are fundamentally altering the world’s oceans, forests and our water resources.

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#109080
2016-07-04

Politics for the planet: why nature and wildlife need their own seats at the UN

Whether we consider wild weather, unprecedented Arctic melting and global temperatures, or the Great Barrier Reef, the global environment is generating alarming news.

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#109081
2016-07-04

Why river floodplains are key to preserving nature and biodiversity in the western US

Although they may not commonly be viewed as hotspots for biodiversity, gravel-bed river floodplains are by far the most important feature for nature across the landscapes of western North America.

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#109056
2016-06-30

Penguin population may be halved by end of century

NEWARK, Del., June 29 (UPI) -- There will be far fewer penguins in Antarctica by the end of the century as a result of rising temperatures, according to a recent study.

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#109057
2016-06-30

Man-made structures affecting coastal wetlands in Louisiana, study says

MIAMI, June 29 (UPI) -- Disruptions to the tidal inundation process along coastal Louisiana are having a tangible effect on wetlands, but scientists think they have identified the biggest causes and hope to find ways to mitigate their effects.

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#109058
2016-06-30

Climate change: UK backs world-leading climate target

The UK government has set a world-leading climate change target up to the early 2030s.

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#109059
2016-06-30

Watching a forest breathe

For the first time, scientists traced carbon dioxide flows through a forest during photosynthesis and respiration, correcting long-standing assumptions about how plants exchange the greenhouse gas with the atmosphere on an ecosystem-wide level. The results could help make climate prediction mode ...

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#109060
2016-06-30

Cement company may have caused extinction of 3 snail species

Snails are being blown to extinction. And cement companies are to blame.

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#109061
2016-06-30

Drink beer, help the ocean?

Beer may have a bad rep among carb-fearing ab-chiseling fitness fans, but it could now be better for the environment than it was before. Well, at least the new kind packaged using edible six-pack rings from south Florida’s Saltwater Brewery.

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#109062
2016-06-30

Climate change is disrupting seasonal behaviour of Britain's wildlife

Global warming is causing breeding and migration cycles of related plants and animals to fall out of sync with potential impacts on entire ecosystems, research shows

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#109063
2016-06-30

Nobel winners slam Greenpeace for anti GM campaign

About a third of living Nobel laureates sign an open letter saying Greenpeace has misrepresented the risks and benefits of genetically modified crops

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#109064
2016-06-30

How social media can distort and misinform when communicating science

When news breaks – whether the story of a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or a natural disaster – people increasingly turn to the internet and social media. Individuals use Twitter and Facebook as primary sources for news and information.

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#109065
2016-06-30

Malta’s first marine Special Protection Areas announced

Good news for endangered Maltese seabirds! The national government has given Malta its first eight marine Special Protection Areas (SPAs) specifically for birds.

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#109067
2016-06-30

Convention on Biological Diversity extended to the Falkland Islands

The United Kingdom ratification to the Convention on Biological Diversity was formally extended to the Falkland Islands on Wednesday (June 29).

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#109068
2016-06-30

Overstressed seaweed more likely to get sick

"We believe these kinds of opportunistic pathogens are more common in marine environment than had been realized before," researcher Suhelen Egan said.

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#109044
2016-06-29

UN agencies to meet on El Niño’s ‘devastating impact’ in Central America’s Dry Corridor

28 June 2016 – With the El Niño climate event devastating Central America’s so-called Dry Corridor, where one of the worst droughts in decades has left 3.5 million people food insecure, United Nations agencies will gather this week to discuss ways to improve the long-term response to the weather ...

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#109045
2016-06-29

Cameron urged to ratify climate deal before quitting as PM

Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to ratify the Paris climate agreement before leaving office.

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#109046
2016-06-29

'Rule-breaker' forests in Andes, Amazon revealed by remote spectral sensing

It turns out that forests in the Andean and western Amazonian regions of South America break long-understood rules about how ecosystems are put together, according to new research.

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#109047
2016-06-29

Leaving EU will make it harder for UK to tackle climate change, says minister

Climate and energy secretary says while decision to leave will make UK’s role harder, the government’s commitment remains the same

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#109048
2016-06-29

Surviving Climate Change in Southeast Asia Will Require New and Ancient Technologies

Keo Yeun nods at the two metal rods, then at a small hole nearby, full of brown water. “It’s not magic,” he says, shrugging. “I’m experimenting with water, to survive.”

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#109049
2016-06-29

Benefits of Community Forest Management in Madagascar not evenly distributed: report

Community Forest Management (CFM) is an increasingly popular approach to conserving forests worldwide, due to the fact that involving the local community that uses and lives within the forests helps avoid the negative impacts of forest protection on forest-dependent communities and even often im ...

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