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#118918
2018-12-06

Habitat loss threatens all our futures, world leaders warned

As a UN conference convenes to work out a new deal for protecting the planet’s biodiversity, the focus falls on the nations that are not attending

News Headlines
#118919
2018-12-06

Gene Editing Divides UN Biodiversity Convention Members On Synthetic Biology Evaluation

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — After informal closed consultations, a draft decision was issued yesterday on how the UN Convention on Biological Diversity should address potential impacts of synthetic biology, during the biennial conference of the parties taking place this week.

News Headlines
#118920
2018-12-06

Economically Sound And Fair Global Genetics Benefit-Sharing System Possible, Panellists Say

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — UN Convention on Biological Diversity members were trying this week to address questions that were left open when its protocol on access and benefit-sharing was adopted eight years ago.

News Headlines
#118923
2018-12-07

Sea levels may rise more rapidly due to Greenland ice melt

Run-off from vast ice sheet is increasing due to manmade global warming, says study

News Headlines
#118924
2018-12-07

Friskier frogs: endangered species gets a sex appeal boost

Australian researchers have a new way to increase desire in the northern corroboree frog

News Headlines
#118925
2018-12-07

Why biodiversity is key to our survival

Diversity, be it genetic, morphological, behavioural or ecological, is at the heart of many controversies.

News Headlines
#118926
2018-12-07

Bats are being killed so people can suck their blood

It’s not hard to find bats for sale in the marketplaces of Bolivia. They’re usually tucked away in pungent shoeboxes, some with as many as 20 bats jammed together, the live ones crawling over those that have already succumbed to disease or stress.

News Headlines
#118928
2018-12-07

It’s time for climate-change defeatists to get out of the way

The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change are meeting in Katowice, Poland.

News Headlines
#118929
2018-12-07

Egypt's fertile Nile Delta threatened by climate change

Lush green fields blanket northern Egypt's Nile Delta, but the country's agricultural heartland and its vital freshwater resources are under threat from a warming climate.

News Headlines
#118931
2018-12-07

'It's really scary': indigenous Europeans on why they are taking the EU to court over climate change

Several families from an indigenous population in northern Europe are taking the European Union to court over what they perceive as a lack of action on climate change.

News Headlines
#118932
2018-12-07

World Forum Launches Call for Action on Urban Forests and Green Spaces

2 December 2018: The first World Forum on Urban Forests launched a Call for Action on greener, healthier and happier cities for all. The Forum also issued a challenge to all cities around the globe to adhere to the ‘Tree Cities of the World Programme.’

News Headlines
#118933
2018-12-07

Africa cocoa industry failing on deforestation pledge – campaigners

Tens of thousands of hectares cleared in Ghana and Ivory Coast since vow to end practice

News Headlines
#118934
2018-12-07

Tanzania: Seawalls and Forests Aim to Save the Living - and Dead - in Tanzania

Kisiwa Panza — For over 25 years, rising seas linked to climate change have caused repeated flooding on the small island of Kisiwa Panza

News Headlines
#118935
2018-12-07

Endangered Hawaiian monk seals face new challenge: eels stuck up their noses

Picture of monk seal with eel up its nose shared by Noaa was only latest episode to occur in the past two years, baffling researchers

News Headlines
#118936
2018-12-07

Seabird numbers 'at risk due to fishing' according to Aberdeen study

World fisheries should be more strictly managed to relieve pressure on seabird numbers, Aberdeen experts have said.

News Headlines
#118937
2018-12-07

Biggest mass extinction caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath

By combining ocean models, animal metabolism and fossil records, researchers show that the Permian mass extinction in the oceans was caused by global warming that left animals unable to breathe.

News Headlines
#118938
2018-12-07

100% of Sea Turtles in Global Study Found With Plastics in Their Bellies

A new study of sea turtles in three oceans and seas drove home the point, green campaigners said Wednesday, that the world's governments and corporations are not doing enough to reduce plastic pollution—and marine life is suffering as a result.

News Headlines
#118939
2018-12-07

Microplastics found to permeate the ocean’s deepest points

Like the food particles that clump together in the middle of a kitchen sink, plastic debris is gathering in the deepest reaches of the ocean.

News Headlines
#118940
2018-12-07

Gene drives could end malaria. And they just escaped a UN ban.

The Convention on Biological Diversity’s biannual meeting in November did not make a lot of headlines. Big meetings of the parties to relatively obscure international treaties rarely do

News Headlines
#118941
2018-12-07

Tropical forest conservation in the Bolsonaro era (commentary)

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s President-elect, represents a globally significant threat to the world’s biggest tropical forest conservation legacy and the biggest tropical forest.

News Headlines
#118942
2018-12-07

Gender equality vital part of forest-based climate action, says CIFOR scientist at COP24

Gender-blind climate action risks jeopardizing efficiency and long-term sustainability

News Headlines
#118943
2018-12-07

Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors

UN summit urged to end all coal burning and introduce substantial taxes on emissions

News Headlines
#118945
2018-12-10

US and Russia ally with Saudi Arabia to water down climate pledge

Move shocks delegates at UN conference as ministers fly in for final week of climate talks

News Headlines
#118946
2018-12-10

Why companies should pay for biodiversity

In "The Lorax," an entrepreneur regrets wiping out all the make-believe truffala trees by chopping them down to maximize his short-term gains.

News Headlines
#118947
2018-12-10

Invasive species and habitat loss our biggest biodiversity threats

Invasive species and habitat loss are the biggest threats to Australian biodiversity, according to new research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub in partnership with The University of Queensland.

News Headlines
#118948
2018-12-10

Exclusive photos show deep-sea canyon in U.S. waters teeming with life

A stunning array of biodiversity lies at the depths of a marine region that some fear the Trump administration will open to fishing and mining.

News Headlines
#118949
2018-12-10

Indigenous communities at risk as Chinese rubber firm uses land

A Chinese state-owned company is behind rubber plantations that Cameroon villagers say threaten their livelihoods.

News Headlines
#118950
2018-12-10

Tackling climate change without US assistance

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) pointed out that climate change will be leading cause of loss of species.

News Headlines
#118951
2018-12-10

How a Warming Himalaya Will Affect the Monsoons

On the sidelines of an intergovernmental conference on cooperation among HKH countries, The Wire spoke to Shrestha about the science of climate change, its impact in the mountains, the shifting monsoon and how governments should respond.

News Headlines
#118952
2018-12-10

Canada seeking new members of anti-coal alliance at UN climate change meeting but facing resistance

Canada and the United Kingdom are hosting a “coal-free day” at the United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland, a city built on coal mining.

News Headlines
#118953
2018-12-10

Stella McCartney, Burberry among fashion brands uniting against climate change

The multitrillion-dollar business of fashion, with its complex and long supply chain, is worryingly vexed with problems contributing to climate change.

News Headlines
#118954
2018-12-10

Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24

White House representatives arrive at climate talks in Poland on Monday to promote coal and other fossil fuels.

News Headlines
#118955
2018-12-10

An Ambitious Project To Clean Up the Ocean's Garbage Patch Isn't Working

The ocean holds hundreds of millions of tons of plastic, and none of it is going anywhere anytime soon.

News Headlines
#118956
2018-12-10

Infectious Outbreaks Threaten the Last Asiatic Lions

Parasites and dog disease in India sweep through the cats’ only home, triggering fears for the species’ survival

News Headlines
#118958
2018-12-10

Giraffes facing threat of extinction, several species considered ‘critically endangered’

The world’s tallest land mammals may be slipping toward extinction, with three of the nine subspecies of giraffes now in serious trouble and considered “critically endangered.”

News Headlines
#118960
2018-12-10

Strengthening forest governance is vital for growth of Southeast Asia’s forests

The Greater Mekong Region (GMS) in the transnational region of the Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia experienced a 5.1 percent decline in total forest cover from 1990 to 2015, according to a recent study conducted by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

News Headlines
#118961
2018-12-10

Secrets of the baobabs: lifeline for a forest on the edge

Our four-wheel drive slides to a halt, throwing up clouds of dust as we pile out into the rising heat of the day, Zoemana and his fellow rangers taking off at full-speed towards a column of smoke in the distance.

News Headlines
#118962
2018-12-10

IPCC Findings Drive Support For Natural Climate Solutions In Katowice

10 December 2018 | KATOWICE | Poland | Global climate talks bogged down here over the weekend as negotiators from developed countries pushed back against language overtly “welcoming” (as opposed to “noting”) the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) October analysis of the changes ...

News Headlines
#118963
2018-12-10

International Mountain Day 2018: What's this year's theme and why we need to protect mountains

They serve as spectacular backdrops to some of the world’s most scenic areas, and once a year the United Nations marks our appreciation of them with International Mountain Day.

News Headlines
#118964
2018-12-11

Small and isolated habitat patches crucial to species survival

Small, local patches of habitat could be playing a much bigger role in conserving biodiversity than you think, according to new research.

News Headlines
#118965
2018-12-11

Ground-feeding birds in Southeast Asia may be going extinct outside protected areas

Nature reserves in large parts of Southeast Asia may be the last strongholds for charismatic ground-feeding birds such as quails, partridges and pheasants, together called galliforms, according to a recent study in Conservation Letters.

News Headlines
#118966
2018-12-11

Montreal to deploy scare teams to shoo away urban coyotes

The team will also train people how to react when they see a coyote, screaming and waving so the animals don’t get comfortable in the company of humans.

News Headlines
#118967
2018-12-11

As forest lines invade mountains globally, Sikkim stays immune so far

In eastern Himalayas’ Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP), eye-catching Wight’s rhododendron shrubs and graceful firs, frame the upper limits of the sub-alpine forests.

News Headlines
#118968
2018-12-11

Brazil should stay in Paris climate agreement - future environment minister

Brazil will use common sense in dealing with the Paris agreement, and the country has so far been responsible in preserving its vegetation, Salles says

News Headlines
#118969
2018-12-11

'Our consumption choices are driving biodiversity loss'

Humankind is decimating plant and animal species, with alarming consequences for the planet. From the UN biodiversity conference in Egypt, Cristiana Pasca explains why preserving biodiversity is key to our survival.

News Headlines
#118970
2018-12-11

Lake Tanganyika rescue plan on cards

FISHING has been a main source of livelihood for thousands of natives around Lake Tanganyika in Mpulungu district of Northern Province for many years.

News Headlines
#118971
2018-12-11

Sustainable development and conservation

December 11 is globally celebrated as the International Mountain Day (IMD). It reminds us every year the shameless actions we have been taking over the decades that ruined the nature and natural resources hosted by the mountains.

News Headlines
#118972
2018-12-11

Transboundary Water Cooperation And The Sustainable Development Goals

Think about what you drank today. Odds are, you drank water at some point.

News Headlines
#118973
2018-12-11

Study Shows How African Countries are Preparing for Green Development

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 11 2018 (IPS) - In order for African countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), they will require further human capacity building, and there must be involvement of the private sector from the start of the ...

News Headlines
#118974
2018-12-11

Extreme weather menacing lives, livelihoods of mountain people

In the dark hours before dawn each day, Mrs Saili and her three daughters quietly slip away from their Nepalese mountain village to begin their three-hour walk to the nearest river to fetch drinking water for the day.

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