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#108031
2016-04-11

World Bank to shift focus to climate change

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The World Bank announced Thursday it is making a "fundamental shift" away from financing efforts to ease global poverty, towards tackling climate change.

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#108032
2016-04-11

Conservation project to translocate 80 rhinos from Africa to Australia to save species from poaching

As rhino numbers continue to plunge with over a 1000 killed for their horns last year in Africa, Australia is stepping in to save the animal. In a first-time conservation effort, around 80 African rhinos will be translocated to Australia over four years, beginning with six this August.

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#108033
2016-04-11

World’s Largest Fish and One Tiny Island: Studying Whale Sharks on St. Helena Island

Approximately 2,500 miles east of Rio de Janeiro and just over 1,200 miles west of the African country of Angola, lies St. Helena Island: one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.

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#108034
2016-04-11

Shark population threatened due to fin harvesting

A recent study shows that effective shark conservation in Indonesia only works when shark protection through no-fishing zones is combined with efforts to involve local communities in the management of their own fisheries and by providing alternatives to sustain their livelihoods.

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#108035
2016-04-11

Mysterious deep-sea swarm of thousands of crabs caught on camera

It’s a deep-sea crab invasion. A unique video has captured a surprise swarm of red crabs on the sea floor at the Hannibal Bank seamount off the Pacific coast of Panama.

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#108014
2016-04-08

Scientists say we need to be far more ambitious about protecting oceans

Researchers say that 30 percent of the Earth’s oceans must be protected in order to preserve marine biodiversity, fisheries productivity, and all of the economic and cultural benefits we derive from the sea.

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#108015
2016-04-08

Paris climate deal to be signed by over 130 countries at UN ceremony

Landmark event on 22 April to mark the record for highest number of countries signing an international treaty

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#108016
2016-04-08

Global warming may be far worse than thought, cloud analysis suggests

Researchers find clouds contain more liquid – as opposed to ice – than was previously believed, threatening greater increase in temperatures

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#108017
2016-04-08

Benign by design: how chemists aim to end pharmaceutical pollution of the environment

From antibiotics to hormones and pain killers - residue from drugs is found in wastewater, rivers, fish, and even in polar bear fat. But chemists say they may know how to end this environmental pollution.

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#108018
2016-04-08

Hungry penguins chase Antarctic's shifting krill

Waddling over the rocks, legions of penguins hurl themselves into the icy waters of Antarctica, foraging to feed their young.

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#108019
2016-04-08

Forests can help aviation be carbon neutral: NGOs

Green groups are lobbying for the International Civil Aviation Organisation to include the UN's REDD+ scheme in their carbon credit programme.

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#108020
2016-04-08

Climate Change Is Making Your Allergies Even Worse

Why does pollen make some people sneeze? Will eating honey help with your allergies? And what’s the heat got to do with it?

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#108021
2016-04-08

Two widely used pesticides likely to harm 97% of endangered species in US

Malathion and chlorpyrifos are each likely to harm most of the 1,782 mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and plants listed under the Endangered Species Act

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#108022
2016-04-08

Tiger Numbers Rise for First Time in a Century

Tiger range countries are on their way to their goal of doubling the animal's population, but challenges remain.

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#107981
2016-04-07

Scientists study microbes beneath ocean floor

WOODS HOLE, Mass., April 6 (UPI) -- Surprisingly, some microbes thrive beneath ocean floor. For the first time, scientists have studied in detail the microbial community living inside dense, rocky crust under the ocean floor.

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#107982
2016-04-07

On World Health Day, UN urges global efforts to halt rise in diabetes

7 April 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Health Day with a strong call for stepping up global efforts to halt the rise in diabetes and improve the lives of those living with this dangerous but preventable and treatable disease.

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#107983
2016-04-07

Penguin Watch: Public asked to aid Antarctic research

British scientists who have set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras in Antarctica are asking the public to help them carry out their research.

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#107985
2016-04-07

Mediterranean loggerhead turtles dying in waters off the Middle East, North Africa

Thousands of loggerhead turtles are killed annually in areas of Syria, Libya and Egypt and Tunisia where they travel to find food

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#107986
2016-04-07

Invasive species not best conservation tool, study shows

Harnessing an invasive fish species sounded like a promising conservation tool to help reverse the destruction wreaked by zebra mussels on endangered native mollusks in the Great Lakes -- except that it won't work, says an ecologist.

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#107987
2016-04-07

Corals struggle to grow under multiple stressors

A new study has found that multiple stressors might be too much for corals. The findings have important implications for the resilience of coral reefs to climate change.

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#107988
2016-04-07

Only 250 rare Bawean warty pigs remain on Indonesian Island

For the first time ever, scientists have confirmed a population of fewer than 250 mature Bawean warty pigs on a small Indonesian island called Bawean.

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#107990
2016-04-07

China’s forests are growing back – but at a cost

More than a decade ago, China enacted one of the largest forest conservation programs in the world. But has it worked? It has, according to an analysis published recently in Science Advances. However, its authors caution that this success has meant the destruction of other forests around the world.

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#107991
2016-04-07

Too Hot for Chocolate

Apr 7 2016 (Longitude - Italy) - In the last months of 2014 breaking news shocked the world’s chocolate lovers: within a few years the world could face a significant potential cocoa shortage due to climate change.

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#107992
2016-04-07

Reducing food waste would mitigate climate change, study shows

Scientists estimate up to 14% of emissions from agriculture in 2050 could be avoided by managing food use and distribution better

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#107993
2016-04-07

Farmland Could Help Combat Climate Change

Soils could lock away carbon, helping solve global warming

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#107995
2016-04-07

Vulture conservation takes wing

As a logical corollary to its stupendous success in vulture conservation in Adilabad district, the Telangana State Forest Department is taking up an intensive campaign for creating awareness on wildlife, the subject with which even the Adivasis seem to have lost touch.

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#107996
2016-04-07

Report shows how to say goodbye to harmful algal blooms

Harmful algal blooms dangerous to human health and the Lake Erie ecosystem--such as the one that shut down Toledo's water supply for two days in 2014--could become a problem of the past. Scientists have reported on approaches to reduce harmful algal blooms on Lake Erie.

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#107960
2016-04-06

Cold mountain streams offer climate refuge: Future holds hope for biodiversity

A new study offers hope for cold-water species in the face of climate change. The study addresses a longstanding paradox between predictions of widespread extinctions of cold-water species and a general lack of evidence for those extinctions despite decades of recent climate change.

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#107961
2016-04-06

Negotiations to tame marine Wild West begin

They might host habitats of huge ecological importance, but two-thirds of the world’s oceans lie beyond the authority of national governments

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#107962
2016-04-06

Rare animals vital for ecosystem life support

Rare animal species are vital to maintaining tropical ecosystems and could cause a chain reaction of disastrous biodiversity loss if they go extinct, a paper warns today.

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#107963
2016-04-06

Tigers declared extinct in Cambodia

Conservationists say Indochine tigers are ‘functionally extinct’ as they launch action plan for reintroduction

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#107964
2016-04-06

First Sumatran rhino found in Borneo in 40 years has died

WWF said there were indications that the endangered rhino was suffering from a severe infection caused by snares from an earlier poaching attempt

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#107965
2016-04-06

WWF: Half of natural World Heritage Sites threatened by industry

Almost half of all natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and Germany's Wadden Sea, are threatened by industrial activities, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF, formerly "World Wildlife Fund") warned on Wednesday.

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#107966
2016-04-06

Soil crisis brought about by climate change may hit global food production, claims alarming new research

Study of microbes – the tiny bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that determine soil health – reveals them to be far less adaptable to changing conditions than expected

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#107968
2016-04-06

Green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico are no longer endangered

Some green sea turtles are no longer classed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act thanks to successful conservation efforts.

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#107969
2016-04-06

Eco-Celebrity Crane Inspires Wetland Protection in Taiwan

An endangered Siberian crane that has made Taiwan home is inspiring locals to protect the wetlands

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#107970
2016-04-06

Six new dragon millipede species found in China

WUSHAN, China, April 6 (UPI) -- Scientists have found six new species of dragon millipedes in China, a few of which live only in caves.

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#107930
2016-04-05

Latin America and Caribbean Nations Pledge Coordinated Action on Climate Change, Air Quality and Chemicals Safety

Cartagena de Indias, 31 March 2016 – Latin American and Caribbean Ministers of Environment committed on Thursday to accelerate collective action on a set of priorities ranging from climate change and air quality to safe management of chemicals, ahead of the second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2 ...

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#107932
2016-04-05

Commercial bumble bee industry amplified a fungal pathogen of bees, study suggest

Scientists hoping to explain widespread declines in wild bumble bee populations have conducted the first long-term genetic study of Nosema bombi, a key fungal pathogen of honey bees and bumble bees.

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#107933
2016-04-05

Western lifestyle spells the end of biodiversity

Contrary to what many economists suggest, 'development is not always good for Nature,' a biologist argues. It is broadly accepted that biodiversity and the ecosystem are both fundamental to sustaining humanity and life on Earth, but in recent centuries they have been subject to heavy pressures d ...

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#107934
2016-04-05

Climate Change Dries Up Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Apr 5 2016 (IPS) - A three-year drought, added to massive deforestation in the past few decades, has dried up most of Nicaragua’s water sources and has led to an increasingly severe water supply crisis.

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#107935
2016-04-05

Polar bears losing weight as Arctic sea ice melts, Canadian study finds

Between 1984 and 2009 the weight of female bears in Ontario fell by over 10% while climate change meant they had 30 fewer days a year to hunt seal on ice

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#107936
2016-04-05

Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets: study

Climate change could cut the value of the world’s financial assets by $2.5tn (£1.7tn), according to the first estimate from economic modelling.

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#107937
2016-04-05

Plankton decline hits marine food chain

Plankton is the basis for the entire marine food web - and it is under threat. From the Mediterranean to the Pacific, animals have been struggling to survive, due apparently to changes with plankton.

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#107938
2016-04-05

As ocean acidification threatens the West Coast, a quest to stop it

A panel of scientists, convened in 2013 at the behest of government officials, has delivered their findings on the threat of ocean acidification to the North American West Coast. The danger is real, they say, but they see a path to progress.

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#107939
2016-04-05

Water conservation needed for sustainable development: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Urging people to conserve water, union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Monday said water conservation is essential for country's sustainable development.

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#107940
2016-04-05

Virtual Reality Can Help Save Endangered Animals

“Often it’s difficult to get into these places where the animals live. We want to be able to bring those areas to the experts.”

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#107941
2016-04-05

Danish research: Freeze DNA to save endangered species

“Black rhino in fridge number one. Siberian tiger in number two. Mountain gorilla in freezer three,” an itinerary might reveal in the not too distant future.

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#107942
2016-04-05

World's most endangered cat grows to over 400 individuals

The 2015 Iberian lynx census shows a significant increase in population with the Iberian lynx reaching the highest number since the species was found to be the most endangered cat in the world in 2002.

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#107943
2016-04-05

Storks Eat More Junk, Migrate Less as Planet Warms

Storks in southern Europe have become junk food junkies.

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