English  |  Español  |  Français
Knowledge Base

Search criteria

Information Types

  • News Headlines (2836)

Date

  • Added or updated since:

  • Custom range...

Subjects

Search Results

The search was executed to find both database records and web content.
 
Sort by: Date Title
2836 Results
Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 201 to 250

News Headlines
#109050
2016-06-29

How Brexit will impact the future of farming, GMOs and gene editing in Britain and Europe

Now that the unimaginable has happened, scientists in Britain and across Europe–as well as trade partners in the United States and elsewhere–are trying to assess the impact of Brexit on agricultural biotechnology.

News Headlines
#109051
2016-06-29

EU position on GMOs a blow to SADC’s food security

SADC countries still show the least level of biotechnology development owing largely to the precautionary approach of governments in guiding the use of biotechnology in agriculture and the negative perceptions emanating from the European Union’s stand on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), re ...

News Headlines
#109052
2016-06-29

What is the Value of a Species?

Let’s be honest, these are challenging times to be a conservationist, animal lover, nature fan, outdoorsman…a human. No matter the label, one thing that we all share in common is a desire to feel wonder: a wonder that often arises from experiences in the natural world.

News Headlines
#109053
2016-06-29

Unfortunately, Reducing Deforestation Isn’t Enough To Protect Amazon Biodiversity

Forest loss in the Amazon continues, but over the last decade, it has largely been slowing down in Brazil.

News Headlines
#109033
2016-06-28

African hunger policy silent on climate risks

A deal aimed to double agricultural production and end hunger in Africa has underestimated the impact climate change will have on the continent’s food production, a report has found.

News Headlines
#109034
2016-06-28

New lizard found in Dominican Republic is already at risk

A chameleon-like lizard is one of the first new anole species found in the Dominican Republic in decades. The species could help solve a mystery that has long puzzled scientists — but it’s already at risk.

News Headlines
#109035
2016-06-28

Making Sustainability Part of the Corporate DNA

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2016 (IPS) - Companies, governments and non-profit actors agree that economic growth and sustainable development have to go hand in hand to shape our increasingly globalised world in a fair way.

News Headlines
#109036
2016-06-28

Cecil the lion's legacy: death brings new hope for his grandcubs

Cecil’s death could spark a global rethink on how to protect lions – ending Africa’s dependence on hunting revenues to sustain wildlife habitats and crucial conservation projects

News Headlines
#109037
2016-06-28

New York's whales to be studied for the first time

The habits of New York’s little-understood whale population is to be fully analysed for the first time, with scientists hoping the new information will help protect the marine behemoths that navigate one of the busiest shipping areas in the world.

News Headlines
#109038
2016-06-28

Universal support needed to tackle global warming, UN climate chief says

Private sector needs to work in Africa, Asia and Latin America to drive down carbon emissions, Christiana Figueres to tell business and climate summit

News Headlines
#109039
2016-06-28

Fudging the Numbers: Is UN Hunger and Poverty Data Reliable?

The UN is celebrating: Hunger and poverty around the world are in decline according to data from the global body. But that success is not nearly as great if you scrutinize the numbers.

News Headlines
#109040
2016-06-28

Fighting Thailand's drought with biodiversity

Thailand has been hit by one of the worst droughts in decades - with devastating effects on farmers. However, some small organic farms demonstrate that the key to surviving future droughts could be to embrace diversity.

News Headlines
#109041
2016-06-28

As peatlands dry out from climate change, wildfire risk increases

Peatlands are one of the staples of the boreal forest that sweeps across Canada. The 185 billion tonnes of mossy wetlands across the country can act as firebreaks, literally dampening the flames as they move across the landscape.

News Headlines
#109042
2016-06-28

Can virtual reality emerge as a tool for conservation?

New advances in technology are sparking efforts to use virtual reality to help people gain a deeper appreciation of environmental challenges, reports Yale environment 360

News Headlines
#109043
2016-06-28

Countries with most biodiversity spend least on conservation: study

Tropical countries that are richest in biodiversity spend the least on conservation, a new study has found.

News Headlines
#109001
2016-06-27

Sea star death triggers damaging ecological domino effect

BURNABY, British Columbia, June 23 (UPI) -- Researchers are just now understanding the ecological consequences of the massive 2013 die-off of sea stars along North America's Pacific Coast, and the findings aren't good.

News Headlines
#109006
2016-06-27

EU referendum: UK science wakes up to new future

UK science will have to fight to make sure it is not an after-thought as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU, say research leaders.

News Headlines
#109007
2016-06-27

For nature, gravel-bed rivers most important feature in mountainous western North America

First regional, interdisciplinary research to demonstrate importance of gravel-bed rivers to entire ecosystem

News Headlines
#109008
2016-06-27

Make climate-change assessments more relevant

With the ink just dry on the Paris climate agreement, policymakers want to know how they can act most effectively.

News Headlines
#109009
2016-06-27

Cambodia declares first-ever marine protected area

Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has approved the country’s first-ever marine protected area in the waters of the Koh Rong Archipelago.

News Headlines
#109010
2016-06-27

Can Better Technology Lure Asia’s Youth Back to Farming?

MANILA, Jun 25 2016 (IPS) - Farming and agriculture may not seem cool to young people, but if they can learn the thrill of nurturing plants to produce food, and are provided with their favorite apps and communications software on agriculture, food insecurity will not be an issue, food and agricu ...

News Headlines
#109011
2016-06-27

How the dormouse is returning to England’s hedgerows after 100 years

Moves to save the tiny woodland mammal from extinction could herald the reintroduction of larger lost species such as the wolf and sea eagle

News Headlines
#109013
2016-06-27

'Sweet business' of beekeeping helps protect Zimbabwe's forests

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Divas Matinyadze’s 47 beehives are hidden away in a dense patch of forest, along a narrow dirt path beside a small river in Mpudzi Resettlement Scheme.

News Headlines
#109014
2016-06-27

Sudan: Experts Discuss Mortality of Migratory Birds, Suggest Solutions

Khartoum — Zoologists are ringing the alarm bells over the growing mortality among migratory birds.

News Headlines
#109015
2016-06-27

Who needs water? Dry volcanic vents more alive than wet soil

Microbes sampled from the Earth’s highest known geothermal vents suggest that when it comes to life in the universe, it’s not just water that counts.

News Headlines
#109016
2016-06-27

Coral scientists urge Australia to conserve reefs, curb CO2 emissions

As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.

News Headlines
#109017
2016-06-27

Kenya: Players Begin Plans to Increase Kenya's Forest Cover

Stakeholders in forestry initiatives have endorsed a new plan that outlines specific measures to be undertaken across sectors to increase Kenya's forest cover to 10 per cent in the next 15 years.

News Headlines
#109018
2016-06-27

Laos strives to conserve biodiversity

VIENTIANE, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Lao government has been persistent in delivering its commitment to the global community in biodiversity conservation, with a new National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) being prepared, officials have said.

News Headlines
#109019
2016-06-27

UN deputy chief highlights benefits from and challenges confronting oceans

27 June 2016 – Addressing a gathering on laws affecting the world’s oceans, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today underscored that healthy oceans are critical to maintaining life on the planet, while also noting their connection to broader sustainable development aims.

News Headlines
#108990
2016-06-23

Rise of border fences hampers wildlife movements

The growth of border fences in Central and Eastern Europe in recent years is a "major threat" to wildlife, according to a new study.

News Headlines
#108991
2016-06-23

Bees are more productive in the city than in surrounding regions

Bees pollinate plants more frequently in the city than in the country even though they are more often infected with parasites, a factor which can shorten their lifespans, researchers report.

News Headlines
#108992
2016-06-23

Amazonian catfish’s 5,000-mile migration endangered by dams

A singular Amazonian catfish is capable of an amazing feat: hidden from human eyes, the species travels vast distances over its lifetime, making a round trip covering more than 8,000 kilometers (nearly 5,000 miles), to return to its natal breeding grounds, a new study confirms.

News Headlines
#108993
2016-06-23

African Fisheries Plundered by Foreign Fleets

WASHINGTON, Jun 23 2016 (IPS) - In 2011, Dyhia Belhabib was a volunteer in the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver when she was asked to participate in the Sea Around Us’s project to determine how much fish had been taken out of the world’s oceans since 1950 in or ...

News Headlines
#108994
2016-06-23

Rare moth faces extinction at its last site in England

Dark bordered beauty moths have declined by over 90% at their last stronghold near York due to sheep grazing and habitat loss

News Headlines
#108995
2016-06-23

Leopard's killing of rare African penguins sparks conservation debate

Some conservationists say endangered birds at the South African reserve take priority, but others argue that locally the big cat is rarer

News Headlines
#108996
2016-06-23

Cities forge world's largest alliance to curb climate change

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cities in six continents joined up to form the world's largest alliance to combat climate change on Wednesday, a move intended to help making ground-level changes to slow global warming.

News Headlines
#108997
2016-06-23

Forest Fires Can Heat Up the Whole Planet

A monster forest fire that began in early May is still burning in Canada’s vast, isolated north woods.

News Headlines
#108998
2016-06-23

Study: Corn genome reveals 'amazing protein diversity'

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- New analysis of the corn plant's genome suggests its genetic resources are surprisingly diverse.

News Headlines
#108959
2016-06-22

Aquaculture Meets Agriculture on Bangladesh’s Low-Lying Coast

BHOLA, Bangladesh, Jun 22 2016 (IPS) - A continuous influx of sea water is threatening agriculture and food security in vast coastal areas of Bangladesh, but farmers are finding ways to adapt, like cultivating fish and crops at the same time.

News Headlines
#108961
2016-06-22

'Zombie corals' pose new threat to world's reefs

Scientists discover corals that look healthy but cannot reproduce, dashing hopes such reefs could repopulate bleached areas

News Headlines
#108962
2016-06-22

The Global Price of Invasive Species

The U.S. and China pose the greatest threat as exporters of invasive species, but other countries have more to lose

News Headlines
#108963
2016-06-22

Here’s a good news conservation story: farmers are helping endangered ecosystems

There a many reasons to be unhappy about the state of the environment. But we’ve recently found some good news: a conservation program that works.

News Headlines
#108964
2016-06-22

Cathay Pacific bans shipments of shark fin amid pressure from conservation groups

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific, and its sister airline Dragon Air, have announced an immediate ban on the carriage of shark fin on all of their flights.

News Headlines
#108966
2016-06-22

Significant humus loss in forests of the Bavarian Alps

Alpine forests will be at great risk should weather phenomena such as droughts and torrential rain become more frequent.

News Headlines
#108967
2016-06-22

Endangered Boreal felt lichen set to decline 50 percent in 25 years despite conservation efforts

Researchers call for increased protection as the federally protected Boreal felt lichen population decline in Atlantic Canada shows links to human impacts on the environment

News Headlines
#108968
2016-06-22

Achieving land degradation neutrality in Iran

This year’s slogan of “Protect the Earth, Restore Land, Engage People” highlights the significance of comprehensive strategic frameworks as well as all-inclusive participation and cooperation in achieving Land Degradation Neutrality in Iran.

News Headlines
#108969
2016-06-22

Golden eagles remain endangered in Mexico

Only about 100 couples remain in the wild, according to official estimates

News Headlines
#108970
2016-06-22

Giant chameleon-like lizard discovered in Dominican Republic

A Caribbean lizard that remained undiscovered for many years despite its large size and distinctive looks has been identified as a new species.

News Headlines
#108971
2016-06-22

Smithsonian Study reveals Decline of Genetic Diversity in Wild Cheetahs

The planet’s last stronghold of wild cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) is losing genetic diversity at an alarming rate according to a new study from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and partners published June 21 in the journal Biological Conservation.

News Headlines
#108972
2016-06-22

Caribbean region must boost efforts to prepare for increased drought – UN report

22 June 2016 – Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries in the region must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, the United Nat ...

Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 201 to 250
Results for: ("News Headlines")
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme