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#132225
2021-12-20

Interweaving ecosystems in Indonesia

Indonesia — The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working with local communities in Indonesia’s Kalimantan forests to protect biodiversity and generate sustainable livelihoods.

News Headlines
#132226
2021-12-20

In Punjab, sacred forests are shrinking due to encroachments and invasive species

Better documentation of the flora and fauna in the groves and traditional practices can help in conserving biodiversity in the green pockets, say experts.

News Headlines
#132227
2021-12-20

Scientists urge creating strategic forest reserves to mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity

The United States should immediately move to create a collection of strategic forest reserves in the Western U.S. to fight climate change and safeguard biodiversity, according to a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University ecologist.

News Headlines
#132228
2021-12-20

The world's first octopus farm - should it go ahead?

News that the world's first commercial octopus farm is closer to becoming reality has been met with dismay by scientists and conservationists. They argue such intelligent "sentient" creatures - considered able to feel pain and emotions - should never be commercially reared for food.

News Headlines
#132229
2021-12-20

YLE: Leppä’s views on biodiversity regeneration questioned by experts

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä has raised eyebrows among researchers and conservationists by estimating that forest types will adapt and relocate as forests are felled in Finland.

News Headlines
#132230
2021-12-20

Ganapati Hegde’s latest artwork, Into The Forest, represents the pandemic and celebrates nature using birds and animals

The pandemic may have pushed many to learn something new but artiste Ganapati Hegde used his time to observe and reflect on the lifestyle it created using art. His new collection of paintings called ‘Into The Forest’ is now live on the website of art gallery Kynkyny.

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#132231
2021-12-20

Extreme droughts also afflicting Leipzig floodplain forest

The Leipzig floodplain forest was not equipped to endure two consecutive hotter drought years. Although the trees were able to partially cope with the 2018 drought, the accumulated and ongoing damage from drought stress caused their growth to collapse in the second drought year 2019.

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#132232
2021-12-20

Costa Rica’s pristine ‘Shark Island’ now a massive marine reserve

Three times the size of the country’s mainland, the reserve’s abundance of sharks, whales, turtles, and other marine life has been described as an “underwater Jurassic Park.”

News Headlines
#132233
2021-12-20

2021: when the link between the climate and biodiversity crises became clear

If there was ever any doubt about the inextricable link between the climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis, those doubts were well and truly dispelled in 2021.

News Headlines
#132234
2021-12-20

Wales plans £1.8bn green initiative to fight climate change

Three-year package will include a national forest, increased biodiversity and active travel.

News Headlines
#132235
2021-12-20

Ocean-Based Carbon Removal Deserves a Closer Look

Could the oceans—where life once evolved—help save the planet and humanity from climate catastrophe? A new report suggests they might.

News Headlines
#132236
2021-12-20

How forestry conservation is sustaining both the climate and livelihoods in the Congo

Oliver Griffith explains how a Wildlife Works Carbon forest conservation project is helping to both protect the environment while also sustaining local livelihoods in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

News Headlines
#132237
2021-12-20

What COP26 means for indigenous communities of Eastern Himalayas

Climate change is already here in North East India. Governments in the region must invest heavily in creating climate resilient, nature-regenerative economies by rewilding its forests and nurturing the transition to climate-resilient practices like agroforestry.

News Headlines
#132238
2021-12-21

Indian climate action entrepreneur wins United Nations Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment to Gender Equality

Divya Hegde from Udupi, coastal Karnataka, has won the UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment at the 2021 Regional Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards ceremony on November 18th, 2021. She has been recognised for her sustained efforts in advancing gender equality through climat ...

News Headlines
#132239
2021-12-21

Nature COP is next big chance to save the planet

Looking back on the rollercoaster of hope and despair that was COP26, there are many aspects of the Glasgow talks that give me cause for optimism as we enter 2022. One of the things that makes me hopeful is the enormous public profile of the Glasgow event.

News Headlines
#132240
2021-12-21

To end illegal deforestation, Brazil may legalize it entirely, experts warn

Governmental actions have fueled skepticism about Brazil’s real commitment to its climate goals and pledges the country embraced at the COP26 U.N. climate summit.

News Headlines
#132241
2021-12-21

E.P.A. Announces Tightest-Ever Auto Pollution Rules

Under the new plan, designed to reduce planet-warming tailpipe emissions, new vehicles would be required to average 55 miles per gallon starting in 2026.

News Headlines
#132242
2021-12-21

Shoots and roots respond differently to climate change

A new synthesis conducted by a group of international scientists including Madhav P. Thakur from the University of Bern reveals mismatches between above and belowground plant phenology due to climate change. These findings are important to understand the consequences of climate change on terrest ...

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#132243
2021-12-21

Analysis: Chile miners brace as president elect signals environmental crackdown

Chile's mining sector is bracing for tighter environmental rules ahead after President-elect Gabriel Boric pledged to oppose a controversial $2.5 billion iron-copper mine that was approved in August after years of legal wrangling.

News Headlines
#132244
2021-12-21

By ditching landmark climate legislation, America makes the world unsafe

The rest of the world needs to start treating the US as what it is: a dangerous country that needs to be reined in.

News Headlines
#132245
2021-12-21

Conservation groups to sue EPA over manatee deaths

Three conservation groups have filed formal notice of their intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency if it doesn't take steps to protect manatees from water pollution in Florida

News Headlines
#132246
2021-12-21

ASEAN conference calls for acceleration in climate cooperation

The ASEAN Secretariat has organised the 17th Coordinating Conference on the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (SOC-COM) via video teleconference to discuss the future of climate change cooperation in the region.

News Headlines
#132247
2021-12-21

The Biodiversity Crisis Needs Its Net Zero Moment

October 2021 was an important month for crisis meetings. There was the big one, COP26, where decisionmakers descended on Glasgow to spend two frenetic weeks figuring out how to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement and keep global heating under 1.5 degrees Celsius. But earlier ...

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#132248
2021-12-21

Costa Rica Expands Cocos Island National Park by 27 times in size

President Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica has signed a decree expanding the Cocos Island National Park, increasing the fully protected area in their Pacific waters by almost 53,000 square kilometers.

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#132249
2021-12-21

Champions of the Earth: The Ugandan vet protecting people and wildlife

Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka this year’s Champion of the Earth for Science and Innovation, has spent three decades helping to safeguard some of the world’s rarest primates, including endangered mountain gorillas.

News Headlines
#132250
2021-12-21

More nature-based Netherlands in 2120, but how?

In 2020, Wageningen University & Research presented a positive and hopeful long-term prospect for our country in about 100 years with the map and the file ‘A nature-based future for the Netherlands in 2120’. It was not long before it was asked: to what extent will we be able to realise these pro ...

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#132251
2021-12-21

Mitsubishi Corporation Renews Funding for Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Conservation

On November 23, 2021, the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) approved renewed funding to: CDP, The Nature Conservancy, Fair Trade USA, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y).

News Headlines
#132252
2021-12-21

Conservationists express concern over the increasing loss in the country’s biodiversity

The latest findings from a study by the Worldwide Fund for nature have cited several factors fuelling biodiversity loss. Among these are the Unsustainable land use management for food and energy, and Government policies failing to promote environmental stewardship.

News Headlines
#132253
2021-12-21

New equipment for Canadian Coast Guard will help clean up oil spills

The $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways, while growing the economy.

News Headlines
#132254
2021-12-21

Proposed Amendment to Biodiversity Act Is a Trojan Horse for Businesses, Centre

ccording to its amendment’s statement of object and reasons, the Biological Diversity Amendment Bill 2021 seeks, among other things, to bring in more “foreign investment” and “fast-track” the research and patent application processes required to make use of India’s biological resources.

News Headlines
#132255
2021-12-21

Climate change could mean some Arctic animals will be more vulnerable to disease spread by insects: researcher

The field of pathogens in northern wildlife is ripe for further study, according to some scientists

News Headlines
#132256
2021-12-21

Climate change news coverage reached all-time high, language to describe it shifting

United States news coverage of climate change reached an all-time high in October and November, according to recent data from the Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO), an international, multi-university collaboration based at the University of Colorado Boulder.

News Headlines
#132257
2021-12-21

Years later, restored wetlands remain a shadow of their old selves

Danes have been diligent about wetland restoration. Indeed, more than 200 wetlands have been restored over the past 25 years. In particular, restoration in Denmark has been used as a means to curb nutrient runoff from crop fields into watercourses.

News Headlines
#132258
2021-12-21

Lockdown underscores Uganda’s overreliance on tourism to fund conservation

Tour guide Patrick Kataama relied heavily on income from leading gorilla-trekking tours in Uganda’s national parks. These tours were abruptly shut down in late March 2020, after the first COVID-19 cases were reported in Uganda and the country was placed under lockdown.

News Headlines
#132259
2021-12-21

More than 150,000 Europeans call on EU to ban bottom-trawling to protect ocean and climate

A giant colourful pop-up book depicting the devastation caused by destructive bottom trawling - and how the marine environment thrives in its absence - was delivered to European Union (EU) Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius by NGOs this morning, on behalf of more than 150,000 Europeans who have ...

News Headlines
#132262
2021-12-22

No mountain high enough: study finds plastic in ‘clean’ air

Microplastics from Africa and North America found airborne in French Pyrenees, 2,877 metres above sea level

News Headlines
#132263
2021-12-22

Climate change in 2021: There's no turning back now

Across a quarter century of U.N. climate conferences tasked with saving humanity from itself, one was deemed a chaotic failure (Copenhagen in 2009), another a stunning success (Paris in 2015) and the rest landed somewhere in between.

News Headlines
#132264
2021-12-22

How Marine Protected Areas Can Pay for Their Own Protection

The area right next to a marine protected area is a prime fishing spot—and researchers think fishermen will pay to access it.

News Headlines
#132265
2021-12-22

How recycling food could help save the planet

Upcycled edible waste—Transformation Tomato Sauce, anyone?—is here to help clean up the planet

News Headlines
#132266
2021-12-22

The Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2021

From the discovery of a large bioluminescent shark to the use of an innovative drone to study hurricanes, these are the best marine stories of the year

News Headlines
#132267
2021-12-22

Could crushed rocks absorb enough carbon to curb global warming?

A little-examined form of geoengineering takes what rocks normally do—lock up carbon—and spreads it through the oceans.

News Headlines
#132268
2021-12-22

The Critical Need for Smart Agriculture for Truly Smarter Cities

Smart cities are developing all over the world, marketing themselves as helping us innovate and become more technologically advanced as a mostly-urban species.

News Headlines
#132269
2021-12-22

COP26: Tackling Biodiversity and Climate Change

Climate change has been at the top of the COP26 agenda, but biodiversity losses are just as important to consider. The ecology crisis that we currently find ourselves in is not just impacting animals and their natural habitats, but it is also threatening the ecosystems that we rely on.

News Headlines
#132270
2021-12-22

How To Prevent Mass Extinction In The Ocean Using AI, Robots And 3D Printers

The ocean is the most defining physical feature of Earth, covering 71% of the surface of this planet. It is home to incredible biodiversity, ranging from microscopic bacteria and viruses to the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale.

News Headlines
#132271
2021-12-22

Coffee farmers boost biodiversity in Mexico

An initiative in Mexico is helping farmers improve the quality of their produce, so they can earn more without compromising traditional, eco-friendly farming practices.

News Headlines
#132272
2021-12-22

Tracking of nearctic seabirds surprises scientists with diverse migratory paths from shared breeding site

As the Arctic and the oceans warm due to climate change, understanding how a rapidly changing environment may affect birds making annual journeys between the Arctic and the high seas is vital to international conservation efforts.

News Headlines
#132273
2021-12-22

The Arctic’s climate challenge spurs tech innovation

As the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) called on nations to cooperate on mitigating climate change, nowhere is this call more urgent than in the Arctic region.

News Headlines
#132274
2021-12-22

Understanding the Glasgow Climate Pact of COP 26

While COP 26 has come and gone, and the world leaders have since returned to their duty posts, the key question Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) and other civil society organisations that attended COP 26 are asking is if the Nigerian government and other governments of the world will be able to m ...

News Headlines
#132275
2021-12-22

Remote areas are not safe havens for biodiversity

Remote localities are generally considered as potential reservoirs for biodiversity, but this is just part of the story. With regard to fish communities, researchers have produced a global map of risk that shows that no place is safe, regardless of distance from humans.

News Headlines
#132276
2022-01-04

'Ecological civilization leads to multilateralism'

Ecological civilization is really about multilateralism and a global convention, which requires the global community to work together, said a Chinese top official of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International recently.

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