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#111793
2017-02-01

Thap Lan: Thailand’s unsung forest gem under threat, but still abrim with life

On the trail of a conservation group conducting a wildlife monitoring survey, we stop the 4×4 on the road and walk along the red earth to check on camera traps.

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#111795
2017-02-01

Deforestation-free commodities represent a major investment opportunity: Report

It’s estimated that about 10 percent of global emissions comes from deforestation — meaning we could make considerable progress toward halting climate change simply by keeping what remains of the world’s forests standing.

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#111796
2017-02-01

Yellow fever taking heavy toll on monkeys in Brazil's rainforest

The worst yellow fever outbreak in decades is not just killing Brazilians, it threatens to wipe out monkeys in the Atlantic rainforest that are already close to extinction, experts warned on Tuesday.

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#111798
2017-02-01

Iraq's wetland paradise under threat

Climate change, dams and poor water policy could finish off the Mesopotamian Marshes Saddam Hussein once sought to destroy. With them, rich ecosystems and the unqie Marsh Arab culture would be lost.

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#111799
2017-02-01

Urban forests increasingly central to planning in poor and rich countries alike

Forests in the heart of the city as well as the edge of town are vital not just for aesthetics but for improving residents’ health and reaping economic benefits, according to the UN FAO.

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#111800
2017-02-01

The Threats to the World's Chocolate Forests

A taste for chocolate has spread around the globe, but its supply is in jeopardy.

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#111801
2017-02-01

Protecting Tanzania’s mangroves

Why the current conservation scheme is falling short, and alternative approaches to strengthen it

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#111802
2017-02-01

Forests ‘held their breath’ during global warming hiatus, research shows

Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, ‘held their breath’ during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.

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#111803
2017-02-01

Plants emit different odors when eaten by invasive species

"The plants may not have a nervous system, eyes, ears, or mouths, but they are capable of determining who is attacking them," explained researcher Nicole van Dam

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#111804
2017-02-01

Plastic waste is accumulating in UAE waters and threatening animals and birds, campaigners say.

Single-use plastic water bottles are among the most common items of debris, said Kathleen Russell, Professional Association of Diving Instructors course director at Desert Islands Watersports Centre on Sir Bani Yas Island and at Al Mahara Diving Centre in Abu Dhabi.

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#111805
2017-02-01

Our changing attitudes to chimpanzees

The BBC's revelations about the illegal trade in baby chimpanzees triggered an outpouring of emotion on social media about the cruelty suffered by these adorable animals

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#111780
2017-01-31

Restoring native plants 'boosts pollination'

Removing invasive exotic plants from natural areas can act as a boost for wildlife, a study suggests.

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#111781
2017-01-31

Shark-inspired drug may help treat fibrosis, researchers say

Australian scientists hope a drug that mimics part of a shark's immune system may help treat an incurable lung disease.

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#111782
2017-01-31

RNA clay offers green alternative to plant pesticides

[SYDNEY] A nano-sized bio-degradable clay-comprising double stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) could offer a cost-effective, clean and green alternative to chemical-based plant pesticides.

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#111783
2017-01-31

Norway starts $400-million fund to halt deforestation, help farmers

Norway is pulling together $400 million for countries to fight deforestation.

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#111784
2017-01-31

Kenyans Turn to Wild Fruits and Insects as Drought Looms

NAIROBI, Jan 31 2017 (IPS) - Too hungry to play, hundreds of starving children in Tiaty Constituency of Baringo County instead sit by the fire, watching the pot boil, in the hope that it is only a matter of minutes before their next meal.

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#111785
2017-01-31

Bay of Bengal: depleted fish stocks and huge dead zone signal tipping point

Long treated as a bottomless resource pit, over-exploitation of the ocean, pollution and rising sea levels are having a catastrophic impact on life in the bay

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#111786
2017-01-31

Scientists unravel the process of meltwater in ocean depths

An international team of researchers has discovered why fresh water, melted from Antarctic ice sheets, is often detected below the surface of the ocean, rather than rising to the top above denser seawater.

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#111787
2017-01-31

More than 100 natural world heritage sites degraded by human activity, says report

Forest loss worst in North America and Australia, with 63% of sites under increased pressure from infrastructure, agriculture and settlements

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#111788
2017-01-31

Language a barrier to flow of scientific knowledge

Language is still a major barrier to the transfer of scientific knowledge even though English is increasingly used as the global language of science, a study has found.

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#111770
2017-01-30

Amazon Reef: First images of new coral system

The first pictures of a huge coral reef system discovered in the Amazon last year have been released by environmental campaigners.

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#111771
2017-01-30

Don't 'bee' worried: Researcher says endangered bumblebee populations will rise again

Bumblebees recently became the first species from the U.S. to be placed on the endangered species list, but an entomologist said bumblebee endangerment is nothing to be bugged about.

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#111772
2017-01-30

Back women’s movements for a real chance at equality

A new language of ‘transformation’ has emerged. The next step is to go beyond rhetoric, says Henrietta Miers.

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#111773
2017-01-30

Despite delays, Kenya and Tanzania continue to push against illegal logging

LUNGA LUNGA/HOROHORO BORDER POINT, Kenya/Tanzania – Along the porous, 477-mile border between Kenya and Tanzania, small-scale timber smuggling is commonplace.

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#111774
2017-01-30

Environmentalists worry as earthworm numbers dwindle

Earthworms help recuperate soil and enrich it with much needed minerals. But environmentalists are concerned as earthworms have come under threat from intensive use of manure and acidic soil.

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#111775
2017-01-30

44 invading species 'loose' in North Atlantic, study shows

Accidental introductions of non-native species has been of increasing concern since the 1980s when human-mediated transportation, mainly related to ships' ballast water, was recognised as a major route by which species are transported and spread.

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#111776
2017-01-30

For indigenous communities, fish mean much more than food

Along the arid coastline of northwestern Mexico, indigenous Seri communities, who first resisted Spanish rule and then Mexican extermination efforts, eventually gained formal titles over a small part of their ancestral coastal and marine territories.

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#111777
2017-01-30

Manitoba, Ontario enter third attempt in bid for UNESCO-recognized forest

WINNIPEG—Two provincial governments and several First Nations communities are hoping the third time’s the charm in a multimillion-dollar effort to secure international recognition for a big stretch of boreal forest along the Manitoba-Ontario boundary.

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#111778
2017-01-30

Large Scale Marine Protection Introduced by Obama Under the Antiquities Act. What will President Trump do?

President Obama used his executive powers to protect 550 million acres of land and ocean during his tenure. Applying the Antiquities Act, President Obama more than doubled the existing marine protection in National Marine Monuments in his last year in office.

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#111779
2017-01-30

Mako shark makes 13,000-mile trek across Atlantic Ocean

Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A mako shark has set a new record, having traveled the equivalent of halfway around Earth. According to the tracking data, the tagged male shark named Hell's Bay has logged 13,000 miles in the Atlantic Ocean.

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#111757
2017-01-27

Farmer Field Schools Help Women Lead on Climate Change

KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan 27 2017 (IPS) - Discussions around climate change have largely ignored how men and women are affected by climate change differently, instead choosing to highlight the extreme and unpredictable weather patterns or decreases in agricultural productivity.

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#111758
2017-01-27

Candy-striped hermit crab discovered in Caribbean

An underwater photographer has stumbled upon a new species of hermit crab with legs and pincers striped like candy canes.

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#111759
2017-01-27

Marine protected areas for sharks and rays: are they working?

The idea of specific areas of ocean set aside as “protected” zone, officially Marine Protected Areas (MPA) was to protect marine biodiversity in a safe area.

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#111760
2017-01-27

Calling deep sea species ‘monsters’ may harm their conservation

Fans of the movie Finding Nemo may remember the terrifying fish that scares Dory (a blue tang) and Marlin (a clown fish) at the bottom of a trench.

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#111761
2017-01-27

Can B.C.'s Arctic apple change the global conversation around GMOs?

The non-browning Arctic apple created in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley is set to begin a test run in select U.S. grocery stores next week and some believe it could mark a turning point in public acceptance of genetically modified foods.

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#111762
2017-01-27

Fined for Planting GMO Seeds in a Country That's a Global Power

For years, Chile has had a curious double standard when it comes to genetically modified organisms.

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#111763
2017-01-27

Sustainable and responsible tourism driving development in Africa

ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE - The United Nations has declared 2017 as "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development", with the official launch by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on January 18 in Madrid.

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#111764
2017-01-27
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#111765
2017-01-27

Fish and snails travelling hundreds of miles north as oceans heat up

Species are on the move across the world as rising temperatures allow some to extend there range, while others are forced to flee

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#111766
2017-01-27

Scientists survey medicinal potential of endangered frog family

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- New research details the medicinal potential of Bufonidae, a large tropical frog family. Secretions from Bufonidae species have been used in traditional folk medicine for centuries.

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#111744
2017-01-26

A crab's eye view of rising tides in a changing world

Coastal ecosystems and aquifers will be greatly affected by climate change, not only from rising temperatures and more volatile weather, including changes in precipitation patterns, but also from sea level rise.

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#111745
2017-01-26

Invasive sedge protects dunes better than native grass, study finds

An invasive dune plant has an advantage over its native counterpart: the invasive is better at preventing erosion of dunes during big storms, report investigators.

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#111746
2017-01-26

Early onset of winter triggers evolution towards smaller snow voles in Graubünden

Researchers have succeeded in documenting an extremely rare case of evolutionary adaptation “in action” among wild snow voles.

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#111747
2017-01-26

Increased use of snares in Southeast Asia driving extinction crisis, scientists warn

An extinction crisis is emerging in Southeast Asia due to an increase in snares that are wiping out wildlife in unprecedented numbers, according to an article published in the journal Science last week.

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#111748
2017-01-26

We may be closer than we thought to dangerous climate thresholds

We don’t want the Earth to warm more than 1.5–2°C (2.7-3.6°F) compared to the pre-industrial climate.

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#111749
2017-01-26

Tropical forests need birds in order to recover from deforestation

Research in the Amazon suggests that loss of birds through deforestation prevents the recovery of rainforests, due to birds' roles in the ecosystem.

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#111750
2017-01-26

Cost of climate change grows steadily in Europe

Extreme climate events cost Europe €400 billion between 1980 and 2013, a report by the European Environment Agency has found. And the cost is rising. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.

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#111752
2017-01-26

Study reveals that climate change could dramatically alter fragile mountain habitats

Mountain regions of the world are under direct threat from human-induced climate change which could radically alter these fragile habitats, warn an international team of researchers—including an expert from The University of Manchester.

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#111753
2017-01-26

Sustainable agriculture, better-managed water supplies, vital to tackling water-food nexus – UN

25 January 2017 – Highlighting the challenges associated with the inextricable links between water and food – the so-called ‘water-food nexus’ – for food security, as well as for sustainable development, the United Nations agricultural agency today outlined steps that can be taken to improve wat ...

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#111754
2017-01-26

New Zealand's Helen Clark steps aside from UN development agency

The first woman to lead the UN's largest agency has announced she will step down after eight years in office. She told her staff to continue fighting for the agency's goals despite "times of change across the UN system."

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