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#115692
2018-01-16

Ecological restoration goes to Washington

Ecological restoration is the art and science of helping degraded natural areas recover to healthy condition and function. It’s also, as it turns out, a good business opportunity.

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#116117
2018-02-27

Ecological success of community-based wildlife conservation in Tanzania

Good news about the environment is rare these days, but in Tanzania there are signs that local wildlife conservation efforts can effectively protect the natural resources that provide the lion's share of revenue for the economy. Eco-tourism is Tanzania's largest economic sector and biggest dolla ...

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#115931
2018-02-09

Education is key to protecting nature

The world is slowly becoming environmentally conscious. The recently launched National Climate Change Action Plan aims at helping Kenya reduce vulnerability to climate change and to improve our country’s ability to take advantage of the opportunities that climate change offers.

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#115813
2018-01-26

Education plays critical role in promoting environmental conservation

The world is slowly becoming environmentally conscious. The recently launched National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) aims at helping Kenya reduce vulnerability to climate change and to improve our country's ability to take advantage of the opportunities that climate change offers.

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#115839
2018-01-30

El Nido's balancing act: Managing nature and tourism

The El Nido local government finds managing its natural environment challenging due to the constant demands coming from its booming tourism industry. “It is very challenging because this is a developing municipality, and as tourists are coming in, we have to provide appropriate services to them, ...

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#116126
2018-02-28

Elgin student-organized science webinars draws thousands of viewers

On the fourth floor of School District U46's main office building, a group of six students huddled around their computers Friday, coffee and doughnuts only an arm's length away.

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#115945
2018-02-09

Emerging aliens threaten New Zealand’s environment

Professor Hulme was part of a large international collaboration of scientists that analysed 46,000 recorded sightings of invasive animal and plant species around the world. Their research showed that one in every four new pest incursions were from species that had never before been recorded as b ...

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#115649
2018-01-11

Environment strategy aims to stop needless plastic waste

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042. The commitment is part of the government's 25-year plan to improve the natural environment. "I think people will be shocked at how today we allow so much plastic to be produced needlessly," the PM ...

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#116131
2018-02-28

Europe is so cold now that the Arctic appears to be a warm escape

Much of Europe woke up Wednesday to yet another day of a cold spell that may have turned the streets of London, Rome and other capitals into pretty photo scenes but also has cost lives across the continent. Neither London nor Rome usually experience temperatures dropping below freezing during wi ...

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#115676
2018-01-15

Europe's lost forests – study shows coverage has halved over six millennia

More than half of Europe's forests have disappeared over the past 6,000 years thanks to increasing demand for agricultural land and the use of wood as a source of fuel, new research led by the University of Plymouth suggests.

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#115857
2018-02-01

European Parliament Calls for a Moratorium on Deep-Sea Mining

European legislators have voted overwhelmingly for a resolution that advocates halting efforts to mine the seabed for minerals – until the environmental consequences of industrialization of the deep ocean can be determined.

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#116261
2018-03-15

European Parliament calls for doubling for LIFE funding in next EU budget

The European Parliament voted to double the funding of the LIFE Programme, the EU’s only funding instrument on nature conservation and climate, in the next EU budget post-2020. WWF has long called for LIFE financing to be more than trebled to reach 1% of the next budget, up from 0.3% currently.

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#115738
2018-01-19

Expert Bat Conservation Panel Appointed To Protect Biodiversity

Natural England has appointed a new expert panel to help shape the future of bat conservation in this country. As Natural England considers an innovative approach to licensing across a range of species, it is looking at how the implementation of protected species legislation could be improved in ...

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#115596
2017-12-19

Exploding Stars: How Atmospheric Ions Cloud Climate Change Studies

Cosmic rays from supernovae can influence Earth´s cloud cover and how that influences climate could be useful for making better models.

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#115714
2018-01-18

Extreme weather behind sudden die off of rare antelope?

Scientists have determined that unusually warm temperatures and high humidity may have played a role in the mysterious die off two years ago of half of the world's population of saiga antelope in Kazakhstan, BBC News reports.

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#116186
2018-03-06

Extreme weather, forest loss behind sharp drop in monarch butterfly sightings

Right about now, the kings of the butterfly world are emerging from hibernation in Mexico looking for love and ready to make more butterflies. But scientists Monday said the number of monarch butterflies which will start their annual, 5,000-kilometre migration north to Canadian gardens and wild ...

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#115965
2018-02-14

Eye of Papua’ shines a light on environmental, indigenous issues in Indonesia’s last frontier

Zely Ariane, an editor at the Tabloid Jubi newspaper in Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua, gets frustrated each time an acquaintance travels there and asks to meet up on short notice.

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#115573
2017-12-18

Farmers adopt climate-smart agriculture to combat drought

In her twilight years, 59-year-old Pabitra Tiwari of Kuleni Rajahar still remembers how it used to be like living in the village during her youthful days. “Our farms were fertile. The yields were good. Water scarcity was virtually unheard of,” she recalled. “Most of our problems were petty.”

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#116121
2018-02-28

Federal Budget 2018 announces historic investment in conservation

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) welcomes major investments in wildlife habitat conservation announced today in the 2018 Federal Budget. New funding of $1.3 billion is one of the most significant investments in nature conservation in Canadian history.

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#115706
2018-01-17

Fighting climate change, one laundry load at a time

A Danish biotechnology company is trying to fight climate change — one laundry load at a time. Its secret weapon: mushrooms like those in a dormant forest outside Copenhagen.

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#115704
2018-01-17

Fiji’s Great Sea Reef nominated as Ramsar Site at start of International Year of the Reef

Over the last three decades, half of the planet’s coral has died under rising water temperatures and ocean acidification. To address this global crisis, global environmental leaders and countries have named this the International Year of the Reef.

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#115740
2018-01-19

First Global Atlas of Soil Bacteria

What lives in your dirt? CU Boulder researchers are one step closer to finding out after compiling the first global atlas of soil bacterial communities and identifying a group of around 500 key species that are both common and abundant worldwide.

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#116076
2018-02-22

First evidence that seals can consume microplastics via their prey

Microplastics can transfer up the food chain from fish to top predators, such as seals, reveals new research by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), University of Exeter and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

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#115927
2018-02-08

First report in decades of a forgotten crop pathogen calls for critical close monitoring

Scientists, breeders, farmers and conservation groups must continue to work in close collaboration to prepare for the potential re-emergence of a forgotten crop pathogen, a new study advises today.

News Headlines
#115620
2017-12-20

Fish sex so loud it could deafen dolphins

A species of Mexican fish amasses in reproductive orgies so loud they can deafen other sea animals, awed scientists said Wednesday, calling for preservation of the "spectacle" threatened by overfishing.

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#115613
2017-12-20

Fish's rapid response to climate change

When a chemical alarm cue is released into one of two flumes, the normal response for a fish is to swim down the flume without the chemical. But when the water is more acidic, some fish do not behave normally: instead they swim down the flume that contains the chemical alarm and so toward "danger."

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#116292
2018-03-20

Five new species of frogs identified in museum collections

Researchers from Yale-NUS College and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences have discovered five new species of Southeast Asian frogs from a group of museum specimens that had long been considered to only contain two species. This research by lead author Yale-NUS College Assistant Profes ...

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#116023
2018-02-19

Five ways India must help its farmers face the threat of climate change

Climate change could hurt farmers’ income by up to 20-25% in the medium term, according to the Indian government’s latest annual economic survey. Extreme weather events, temperature rise and lower rainfall all threaten to derail the Indian government’s agenda of doubling farmers’ income across t ...

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#115790
2018-01-24

Focus on demand for shark meat instead'

SINGAPORE - The demand for shark's fin in Singapore is estimated to have dropped by more than 50 per cent over the past decade, said Mr Melvin Foo, chairman of Marine and Land Products Association (MLPA).

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#116050
2018-02-20

Food insecurity in Africa is “very strongly related to climate change”

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN has warned that hunger in Africa is being made worse by the impacts of climate change.

News Headlines
#115982
2018-02-15

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

Before man-made climate change kicked in — and well before “Day Zero” in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May — the global water crisis was upon us.

News Headlines
#115897
2018-02-06

Foreign’ species invasions rising globally: study

Up to 16 percent of all species on Earth could qualify as potential ‘foreign’ species. The number of newly emerging alien species continues to rise, posing a significant challenge to biosecurity interventions worldwide, according to a study. Alien species are those that do not belong to a region ...

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#115833
2018-01-30

Forest conservation can have greater ecological impacts by allowing sustainable harvesting

New research at the University of Missouri has found that forest owners at greater risk of illegally cutting trees from their forests prefer to participate in conservation programs that allow sustainable timber harvesting. The findings of the study, conducted by Francisco Aguilar and Phillip Moh ...

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#115866
2018-02-01

Fragmented habitats will lead to loss of insect species diversity in the near future

Together with their colleagues from the Senckenberg Nature Research Society, scientists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able to show that widespread insects are threatened with a serious decline in species diversity in the near future. The research team lists the fragmentation o ...

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#115726
2018-01-18

French environmental film ‘Terra’ premiered in Manila

Film lovers had a glimpse of the commitment of France not only to culture but also to diversity and protection of the environment during the special screening of the documentary “Terra” at the SM Mall of Asia Cinema.

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#115695
2018-01-16

Frog artefacts from 40 countries at latest exhibition

FrogFest — a first-of-its-kind exhibition at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), inaugurated on January 15 — “celebrates frogs in art and nature” to “build awareness on the need for conservation of these species and highlight their role in the natural world”

News Headlines
#116182
2018-03-06

From foe to friend: how carnivores could help farmers

Across the globe, the numbers of carnivore species such as leopards, dingoes, and spectacled bears are rapidly declining. The areas they occupy are also getting smaller each year. This is a problem, because carnivores are incredibly important to ecosystems as they may provide services such as bi ...

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#115754
2018-01-22

From hunting to hiking: biggest threats to protected areas identified

Hunting wild animals for food and recreational sports like hiking and mountain biking pose the two biggest threats to the world's protected areas, a new study shows.

News Headlines
#115799
2018-01-25

Frustrated indigenous leaders aim to start own climate fund

Leví Sucre, an indigenous leader from the Bribri community in Costa Rica, remembers how his family used to grow beans on 5 or 6 hectares of land at their home in the Talamanca region. But that was many years ago, he says.

News Headlines
#115628
2017-12-21

Fungal disease poses global threat to snakes

A potentially deadly fungal disease poses a significant threat to snakes all over the world, new research suggests. The pathogen, has been found in 23 species of wild snake in the US and three in Europe. The fungus causes lesions on the snake's body, leading to infection and death.

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#116114
2018-02-27

Future scientists will study the world’s loneliest tree as a marker of a new geological era

On remote Campbell Island, in the subantarctic waters off New Zealand, stands a tree that keeps the record of global human activity.

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#115856
2018-02-01

Gambia’s river basin to be protected against climate change impacts

A new $25.5 million project from UN Environment and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will protect Gambia’s natural landscape from the increasingly damaging effects of climate change.

News Headlines
#115860
2018-02-01

Genetic secret of English salmon

The salmon from the chalk streams of southern England appear to be genetically distinct from others. Evidence published in the Journal of Fish Biology suggests they may be a separate sub-species of Atlantic salmon.

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#115783
2018-01-23

Genetic study of plains zebra finds that six subspecies made by appearance-only do not match genetic evidence

A team of researchers with members from Denmark, the U.S., Portugal and France has found that the six subspecies classifications currently used to categorize plains zebras living in Africa do not match with genetic evidence. In their paper published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, the ...

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#116094
2018-02-26

Geological change confirmed as a factor behind the extensive diversity in tropical rainforests

The tropical rainforests of Central and South America are home to the largest diversity of plants on this planet. Nowhere else are there quite so many different plant species in one place. However, the entire region is increasingly threatened by human activity, which is why researchers are stepp ...

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#115578
2017-12-18

Get your feet wet to save the reef

The sheer size and diversity of habitats that make up the big beautiful Great Barrier Reef (GBR), also represent an extreme challenge to monitor and manage. To boost the extent and regularity of information about key vital signs, individuals and communities are joining a growing movement of citi ...

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#115935
2018-02-09

Ghost Gear: The Other Killer Plastic Lurking in Our Oceans

We’re at a critical moment for the health of the world’s oceans. While people the world over pursue individual resolutions for 2018, we also must think about our collective impact—by acknowledging that man-made plastic waste is the greatest threat to our oceans and the animals that live there.

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#115940
2018-02-09

Give local development a chance

Amazonian forests play a crucial role in the global fight against climate change and loss of biodiversity. They are also an integral part of the social fabric in the region.

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#116260
2018-03-15

Global 'Green Finance' Index Launch Boosts Sustainable Investing Drive

The new Global Green Finance Index (‘GGFI’), which has been launched by Finance Watch and commercial think tank Z/Yen today in Brussels, ranks the world’s financial centres according to “perceptions of the quality” and depth of their green finance offerings. And, in its inaugural edition - GGFI ...

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#115602
2017-12-20

Global Landscapes Forum enters new phase

Nearly 1,000 members of the development, environment, and finance communities gathered in Germany this week for what is being hailed as a “new phase” of the Global Landscapes Forum as it breaks away from the United Nations climate conference.

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