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#133235
2022-02-16

Fresh Del Monte emphasises biodiversity

Leading fresh produce producer-distributor-marketer Fresh Del Monte Produce has emphasised the need for the industry to tackle the issue of biodiversity if it is to have a sustainable future.

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#133236
2022-02-16

Natural History Museum confirms stick insect is male and female

A pet stick insect surprised its owner when she noticed it was half male and half female - known as a gynandromorph.

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#133237
2022-02-16

Land clearing in NSW triples over past decade, State of the Environment 2021 report reveals

The New South Wales government has admitted land clearing has increased threefold over the past decade, woodlands and grasslands are deteriorating and 62% of vegetation in the state is now under pressure from too much fire.

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#133238
2022-02-16

Prepare for mass migration to cities in climate crisis, UK mayors warn

Two of the UK’s leading mayors are calling for urgent action to prepare for mass migration to cities due to the climate emergency, as a major report into the issue launches at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.

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#133239
2022-02-16

Plantwatch: project under way to restore Britain’s rainforests

There are rainforests in Britain. These are woodlands drenched in rain, humid and mild, with gnarled old trees covered in shaggy green blankets of mosses, lichens and ferns.

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#133240
2022-02-16

US sea level to rise as much in next 30 years as in past century – study

America’s vast coastline is being assailed by rapidly encroaching oceans, with up to 1ft of sea level rise expected in the next 30 years – an increase that equals the total rise seen over the past century, a major US federal government report has found.

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#133241
2022-02-16

From mountains to oceans: Plastic pollution exceeds Earth's safe limit

Scientists have warned that 14 million tonnes of plastic end up in oceans every year and only less 10 per cent of the world's plastic waste is recycled

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#133242
2022-02-16

Meet Uni, the Zero-Waste Body Care Brand That Wants to Shake Up the Industry–And Save Our Oceans

Did you know plastic pollution is on track to double by 2030? Addressing it is an urgent matter, particularly when it comes to the ocean, where millions of tons of plastic waste are dumped every year, infiltrating the ecosystem and causing harm to wildlife.

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#133243
2022-02-16

Meet 3 Remarkable Young Activists Making Waves to Protect Our Oceans

We can learn a lot about how we’re treating the planet from the state of its oceans. Footage of mass coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures and images of an astonishing amount of plastic junk and debris collecting in vast masses out at sea serve as all-too-visible signs of environment ...

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#133244
2022-02-16

Bald Eagles Are No Longer Endangered in Vermont—Here's How Three Decades of Restoration Helped Save the Species

The bald eagle is one of the more rare birds to spot across North America, as the animal has been on endangered species lists country-wide. Vermont first listed the raptor on its endangered species list back in 1987.

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#133245
2022-02-16

45,000 marine species are at-risk – what’s most vulnerable?

A framework for identifying the most vulnerable marine species will boost global conservation and policy efforts against anthropogenic climate change.

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#133246
2022-02-16

African wild dogs cope with human development using skills they rely on to compete with other carnivores

Large carnivores in Africa are important from ecological, economic and cultural perspectives, but human activities put them at risk. Increasingly, lions, hyenas and African wild dogs are restricted to protected areas like national parks. Within these limited areas, they must compete for the same ...

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#133247
2022-02-16

To protect our planet, we need bold African leadership, By Sharon Ikeazor

Ahead of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Nigeria calls on every member of the African Union to join the HAC and the Blue Leaders.

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#133248
2022-02-16

Field school teaches young Indigenous Indonesians how to care for their forests

Haeriah is a young homemaker and a member of the Marena Indigenous community on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Although she’s lived all her life near her community’s ancestral forest, Haeriah, like many others around her age, didn’t learn about the forest growing up because for several gener ...

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#133249
2022-02-16

Microplastics increase the toxicity of organic pollutants in the environment by a factor of 10

A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers found that in a marine environment, microplastics absorb and concentrate toxic organic substances and thus increase their toxicity by a factor of 10, which may lead to a severe impact on human health.

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#133250
2022-02-16

Scientists discover coupled mode of cloud, atmospheric circulation, and sea ice in Antarctic winter

Clouds play a critical role in the global climate system. The unique Antarctic environment, with extremely low temperature, low moisture, and low aerosol concentration, makes cloud formation different from that in other regions, including the Arctic.

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#133251
2022-02-16

Deep down temperature shifts give rise to eruptions

The astonishing force of the Tonga volcanic eruption shocked the world, but the fact that this underwater volcano actually erupted came as less of a surprise to geoscientists using satellite data to study changes in the temperature deep below Earth's surface.

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#133252
2022-02-16

How poisonous mercury gets from coal-fired power plants into the fish you eat

People fishing along the banks of the White River as it winds through Indianapolis sometimes pass by ominous signs warning about eating the fish they catch.

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#133253
2022-02-16

Hotter, drier nights mean more runaway fires

Nighttime fires have become more intense and more frequent in recent decades, as hot, dry nights are more commonplace, according to a new study led by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences' (CIRES) Earth Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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#133254
2022-02-16

How politics, society, and tech shape the path of climate change

Politics and society largely dictate climate policy ambitions and therefore the trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions, yet climate change models and projections rarely include political and social drivers.

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#133255
2022-02-16

Hotspots shed light on 'flash drought' causes

Two Clemson University engineers say their research is the most comprehensive analysis so far of what causes flash drought, a weather phenomenon that has been blamed for billions of dollars in crop damage and increased wildfire risk. The work is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

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#133256
2022-02-16

What drives sea level rise? Report warns of one-foot rise within three decades and more frequent flooding

Sea levels are rising, and that will bring profound flood risks to large parts of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts over the next three decades.

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#133257
2022-02-16

Report calls for urgent action on climate change inequality

Poor and marginalized people in Wales are most likely to be exposed to the negative effects of climate change, a report has found.

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#133258
2022-02-16

Examining sudden evolutionary change

When Charles Darwin first codified the theory of evolution by means of natural selection, he thought of it as a gradual process. "We see nothing of these slow changes in progress, until the hand of time has marked the long lapse of ages," he wrote in his seminal work, "On the Origin of Species."

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#133259
2022-02-16

New varanid fossil from China supports Asian origin of Varanidae

A study based on a new varanid fossil species from China shows that the transition from the ancient Varaniformes to Varanus occurred in Asia and supports the Asian origin of Varanidae.

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#133260
2022-02-16

eDNA a useful tool for early detection of invasive green crab

European green crabs feast on shellfish, destroy marsh habitats by burrowing in the mud and obliterate valuable seagrass beds. The invasive species also reproduces quickly, making it a nightmare for wildlife managers seeking to control its spread in Washington's marine waters.

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#133261
2022-02-16

How vanilla cultivation in the right place pays off for people and nature

Madagascar is the most important country for vanilla production—the fragrant ingredient that is a favorite flavor for ice cream, cakes and cookies. The vanilla orchid is cultivated in the tropical northeast of the island.

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#133262
2022-02-16

Pleasant-smelling wood oil not so pleasant for biting ticks, other pests

Cedarwood oil can be found in many consumer products—perfumes, soaps and deodorants among them. In addition to its pleasing scent, cedarwood oil also is prized for its insect-repelling and anti-fungal properties.

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#133263
2022-02-16

Decabromodiphenyl ethane in female zebrafish primarily affects muscle contraction and reproductive endocrine system

Decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE) has increasingly been used as an alternative to decabrominated diphenyl ether (BDE209) in consumer products such as plastics, textiles, furniture, and electric/electronic devices.

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#133264
2022-02-16

Monarch butterfly counts rise in Colorado and beyond, but extinction concerns remain

An iconic winged beauty feared to be on the verge of extinction was spotted more around the West last year, including in Colorado.

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#133265
2022-02-16

Scientists discover how plants evolved to colonize land more than 500 million years ago

Scientists analyzing one of the largest genomic datasets of plants have discovered how the first plants on Earth evolved the mechanisms used to control water and transpire on land hundreds of millions of years ago.

News Headlines
#133266
2022-02-16

Butterfly eyespots reuse gene regulatory network that patterns antennae, legs and wings

Eyespots, the circular markings of contrasting colors found on the wings of many butterfly species, are used by these fluttering creatures to intimidate or distract predators.

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#133267
2022-02-16

Antarctica's only flowering plants have been growing more rapidly, likely due to warmer temperatures

A team of researchers from Italy, the U.K. and South Africa has found that over the past decade, the only two flowering plants in Antarctica have been growing more rapidly.

News Headlines
#133268
2022-02-16

Researchers discover how deep-sea bacteria sense blue light

As a ubiquitous energy source and environmental signal, light affects the lifestyle of organisms living in the photiczone.

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#133269
2022-02-16

Hidden diversity: When one wasp species is actually 16 wasp species

A common refrain among biologists holds that the majority of Earth's plant and animal species remain undiscovered. While many of those species inhabit narrow or hard-to-reach ranges, others may in fact be hiding right under our noses.

News Headlines
#133270
2022-02-16

Wild honeybees still exist in Europe

Until recently, experts considered it unlikely that the honeybee had survived as a wild animal in Europe. In a current study, biologists Benjamin Rutschmann and Patrick Kohl from Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in Bavaria, Germany, show that wild honeybees still exist in the region ...

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#133271
2022-02-16

Study ranks potentially harmful invasive alien plant species in Ghana

A CABI-led study has conducted a comprehensive survey of nearly 200 potentially harmful alien plant species that could have a detrimental impact upon agriculture, forestry and biodiversity in Ghana once they enter the country.

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#133272
2022-02-16

Study finds elk are too smart for their own good, and the good of Utah

Animals in the wild are often smarter than we give them credit for. This time it's the elk. Research from BYU wildlife sciences professors finds that at the beginning of hunting season, elk in Utah are smart enough to move off of public lands (where they can be hunted) and on to private lands wh ...

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#133273
2022-02-16

Research shows importance of proper soil moisture for wild blueberries

Wild blueberries are one of Maine's most iconic and important native cash crops. New research shows that to help wild blueberries thrive in all sorts of conditions, proper soil moisture management is even more essential than previously thought—especially over the long term.

News Headlines
#133274
2022-02-16

Fighting poverty won't jeopardize climate goals

If the UN Sustainable Development Goal to lift over one billion people out of poverty were to be reached in 2030, the impact on global carbon emissions would be minimal. T

News Headlines
#133275
2022-02-16

Fact check: Have we really avoided the ‘worst case’ climate change scenarios?

Humans have managed to avert ‘worst-case’ climate change scenarios, according to a new study circulating online.

News Headlines
#133276
2022-02-16

Winter Olympic Sites Are Melting Away because of Climate Crisis

The number of places on Earth with the right combination of natural climate and geography for the Olympic Winter Games is already inherently limited.

News Headlines
#133277
2022-02-16

Egypt, World Bank discuss ways to achieve sustainable development amid climate change

Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gameaaffirmed the government’s keenness to enhance cooperation with its international partners regarding climate change adaptation, green recovery, and energy diversification.

News Headlines
#133278
2022-02-16

Indigenous peoples in Guatemala demand sovereignty over oil and mining resources

A Mayan community in Guatemala is taking the government to court in a case that could recognise the right of indigenous peoples to control oil, gas and mining resources on their land.

News Headlines
#133279
2022-02-16

Turkey’s Aegean, Med regions set to get warmer amid climate change

The impact of climate change can be felt in Turkey, especially after recent unusual weather incidents. Experts say more is in store for the country in terms of rising temperatures.

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#133280
2022-02-16

A global dataset for the projected impacts of climate change on four major crops

Reliable estimates of the impacts of climate change on crop production are critical for assessing the sustainability of food systems. Global, regional, and site-specific crop simulation studies have been conducted for nearly four decades, representing valuable sources of information for climate ...

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#133281
2022-02-16

Sympatric cleptobiotic stingless bees have species-specific cuticular profiles that resemble their hosts

Stingless bees are the largest group of eusocial pollinators with diverse natural histories, including obligate cleptobionts (genus Lestrimelitta) that completely abandoned flower visitation to rely on other stingless bees for food and nest materials.

News Headlines
#133282
2022-02-16

How genetic testing helps law enforcement stop elephant poachers

Scientists may have found a way to stop elephant poachers through genetic testing.

News Headlines
#133283
2022-02-16

Heartbreak As Rare Elephant Twin Starves to Death During Prolonged Drought

An extremely rare baby elephant twin has starved to death in Kenya during a prolonged drought.

News Headlines
#133284
2022-02-16

Biodiversity is for the people. Protect it

The revisions in the biodiversity Act are anti-people and anti-science. To preserve biodiversity, the government must engage grassroots conservationists

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