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#112022
2017-02-21

The locust invasions devastating Niger

[NIAMEY] It is the end of December 2016, with clear skies over Niger. But as 2017 draws near prospects are grim for some 500 residents in Bani Kosseye, a village 80km from the capital Niamey.

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#112023
2017-02-21

Scimitar-horned oryx return to the Sahara nearly two decades after going extinct in the wild

Conservationists are celebrating the successful reintroduction of an iconic antelope species, the scimitar-horned oryx, to a portion of its historical range on the edge of the Sahara desert after 14 captive-bred animals were released in a remote region of Chad.

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#112024
2017-02-21

Making the Deep Blue Sea Green Again

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 2017 (IPS) - Kids growing up in the Seychelles think of the ocean as their backyard, says Ronald Jean Jumeau, Seychelles’ ambassador for climate change and SIDS.

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#112025
2017-02-21

Climate change in the North Sea: oysters in, cod out

The temperature of the North Sea is increasing with climate change. Good news for immigrant species - bad news for cold-loving residents.

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#112026
2017-02-21

Do mild days fuel climate change scepticism?

When it comes to the weather, research suggests people often trust the evidence of their own eyes rather than expert opinion

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#112027
2017-02-21

Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change

As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease.

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#112028
2017-02-21

'GMO Only Causes Problems': Serbia Maintains Import Ban Despite WTO Demands

Genetically engineered food brings no benefit to Serbia, which shouldn't compromise on its GMO law to enter the WTO, Professor of Agriculture Miodrag Dimitrijevic told Sputnik.

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#112029
2017-02-21

UNCST HOLDS THE BIOSAFETY FORUM 2017

The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) organised the 2nd Biosafety Forum 2017 at Protea Hotel, Kampala (February 01 – 02, 2017).

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#112030
2017-02-21

Pope says indigenous people must have final say about their land

Francis echoes growing body of international law and standards on the right to ‘prior and informed consent’

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#112031
2017-02-21

Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", conservationists warn.

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#112005
2017-02-20

Giant crack in Antarctic ice shelf spotlights advances in glaciology

Rift through Larsen C ice shelf has grown to 175 kilometres, and collapse of nearby ice shelves could offer a glimpse of its future.

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#112006
2017-02-20

Singapore’s wild bird trade threatens exotic species

Singapore has historically been a major hub for bird trade. But the trade, largely poorly managed, threatens exotic species, according to a new study.

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#112007
2017-02-20

Making the Deep Blue Sea Green Again

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 2017 (IPS) - Kids growing up in the Seychelles think of the ocean as their backyard, says Ronald Jean Jumeau, the Seychelles ambassador to the UN.

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#112008
2017-02-20

Fish under threat from ocean oxygen depletion, finds study

Oxygen levels in oceans have fallen 2% in 50 years due to climate change, affecting marine habitat and large fish such as tuna and sharks

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#112009
2017-02-20

More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change

Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased.

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#112010
2017-02-20

Indonesian president hands over management of forests to indigenous people

In a fresh start in customary forest recognition by the State, President Joko Widodo bestows the right to manage customary forests on nine indigenous communities

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#112011
2017-02-20

Three fish species known as ‘sea monsters’ in danger of extinction

As they have enormous size and always causes big waves when whisking their tail, the fish are called ‘sea monster of Mekong Delta’.

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#112012
2017-02-20

Scientist inspires girls in Africa to embrace agriculture careers

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CIMMYT) - Little did 47-year-old Thokozile Ndhlela know that growing up in rural Zimbabwe would inspire her to become a well-respected agricultural scientist, helping transform agriculture by developing science-based solutions to some of the complex issues facing African farmers.

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#112013
2017-02-20

Global ‘fish wars’ could break out as climate change and rising nationalism fuel competition for world’s oceans

Conflicts like the infamous Cod Wars between the UK and Iceland could erupt across the globe unless countries co-operate to manage stocks effectively, expert warns

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#112014
2017-02-20

It’s everyone’s business to save the oceans

THE ocean is changing — and not for the better. Well-established scientific evidence shows that it is becoming emptier, warmer, and more acidic, putting marine life under serious pressure.

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#112015
2017-02-20

Conservation groups urge increased protection for boreal caribou habitat

Federal and provincial governments are being urged to increase protection for the boreal forest and its imperilled woodland caribou herds from resource-company activity, as environment ministers prepare to meet in Ottawa this week to devise plans for greater conservation efforts.

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#111972
2017-02-17

'Seagrasses' vital to coastal health

The importance of seagrasses to the health of coastal ecosystems is underlined in new research conducted around Indonesian atolls.

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#111973
2017-02-17

Saving Jamaica Bay’s diamondback terrapins

As the white motorboat juddered to a stop in the middle of a marsh in New York City’s Jamaica Bay, Russell Burke peered over the edge into the shallow, clear water. In the distance, a flock of Brent geese took to the crisp October air.

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#111974
2017-02-17

Tiny plastic pellets found on 73% of UK beaches

A search of hundreds of beaches across the UK has found almost three-quarters of them are littered with tiny plastic pellets.

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#111975
2017-02-17

Germany seeks to boost climate and development on G20 agenda

When the foreign ministers of the world's 20 key economies meet to tackle the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate, there has to be something serious going on.

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#111976
2017-02-17

Southeast Asia is in the grip of a biodiversity crisis

Biodiversity in Southeast Asia is under serious threat with some parts of the region projected to lose up to 98 per cent of remaining forests in the next nine years, thanks to main deforestation drivers pulp-paper, rubber and oil palm.

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#111977
2017-02-17

Wildlife 'is the brand of Africa,' says leading conservationist

Africa continues to struggle with declining wildlife as many species are being hunted towards extinction. Sustainability and conservation are essential to Africa's future, says conservationist Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya.

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#111978
2017-02-17

Tourism boosts Iceland's whaling industry

Iceland's anti-whaling campaigners confront massive demand for whale meat driven by restaurants catering to tourists.

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#111980
2017-02-17

We're Trashing the Arctic. Literally.

Humanity’s trash has near-universal dominion in the ocean. It swirls in the waves in immense “garbage patches,” drifts downward where it’s eaten by whales and turtles, and lands on the deepest sea floor to make it look like a landfill exploded on the moon.

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#111981
2017-02-17

Nicaragua focuses on climate-change resistant coffee

With climate change threatening crops in many parts of the world, Nicaragua is turning to a robust variety of coffee bean to protect one of its key exports.

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#111982
2017-02-17

'Planet Earth II' weds climate message with jaw-dropping imagery

(CNN) — Jaw-dropping nature footage is one of the many blessings provided by this age of TV abundance. So "Planet Earth II" -- coming a decade after the original -- seeks to up the ante, in part, by incorporating an environmental message.

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#111983
2017-02-17

Forest Update: Resources, Projects Showcase Progress in REDD+ Initiatives, SFM

February 2017: Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) has been a central focus of forest-related publications and resources, and stakeho ...

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#111984
2017-02-17

Scientists study stick insects to better understand speciation

"While color variations in organisms, such as stick insects, can be striking and inform us of phases of evolution, they're one small aspect of a multi-faceted speciation process," said evolutionary biologist Zach Gompert.

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#111949
2017-02-16

UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website

15 February 2017 – The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard today at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June's Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard

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#111950
2017-02-16

Camera traps proving to be powerful tool for studying endangered species in remote locations

In 2015, a team of researchers left 21 camera traps on a previously unsurveyed ridge in Peru’s Sira Communal Reserve for six months and captured some of the first images of the critically endangered Sira curassow to be made publicly available.

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#111951
2017-02-16

Urban butterfly declines 69% compared to 45% drop in countryside

Pesticides, paving and higher temperatures have put huge strain on butterflies in cities over past two decades, finds study

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#111952
2017-02-16

EU criticised for 'emergency authorisations' of banned bee-harming pesticide

Just under half of requests for exceptions to the neonicotinoids ban were filed by industry not farmers, legal analysis shows

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#111953
2017-02-16

Scientists warn about danger to VN coral reefs

Binh Dinh province has 134km of coastline with coastal waters surrounded by small islands and a diverse ecosystem comprising coral reefs, seagrass beds and aquatic animals.

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#111954
2017-02-16

Scientists propose refreezing Arctic in battle against climate change

Project would involve 10 million devices and cost $500 billion US

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#111955
2017-02-16

Tiger trumps man in Indian tribal villages

Hundreds of families from 44 tribal villages have been asked to leave their homes to ensure the security of a local tiger habitat

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#111956
2017-02-16

US Endangered Species Act could be facing extinction

43-year-old legislation designed to save rare bald eagles, grey wolves and manatees heading for threatened list

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#111957
2017-02-16

Laissez-faire is not good enough for reforestation

If degraded and logged areas of tropical forests are left to nature, the populations of certain endangered tree species are not able to recover.

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#111958
2017-02-16

Federal government’s reef-conservation plan irks B.C. fishermen

The federal government was expected to announce a 2,000-square-kilometre marine conservation area off the coast of British Columbia on Thursday – a measure that has already received mixed reaction from industry and environmentalists.

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#111959
2017-02-16

Carnivore Conservation: Preserving Africa’s Disappearing Lion Population

National Geographic sat down to talk with 2016 Emerging Explorer and conservationist Thandiwe Mweetwa about dedicating her life to preserving Africa’s disappearing lion population.

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#111961
2017-02-16

Galapagos giant tortoises make a comeback, thanks to innovative conservation strategies

The Galapagos Islands are world-famous as a laboratory of biological evolution. Some 30 percent of the plants, 80 percent of the land birds and 97 percent of the reptiles on this remote archipelago are found nowhere else on Earth.

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#111962
2017-02-16

Scientists find surprising harmony among cats and dogs in India

Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Large cats and wild dogs don't typically get along. When possible, they keep their distance, operating in their own ecological niches.

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#111927
2017-02-15

Antarctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever extent

Data contradicts climate change sceptics, who have pointed to earlier increases in areas of sea ice to support their views

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#111928
2017-02-15

Kenya Works With Communities On Genetic Resources And Traditional Knowledge Protection

NAIROBI, Kenya — Excessive degradation and over-exploitation of plant biodiversity in Kenya has led to depletion of some species and narrowed their genetic base.

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#111930
2017-02-15

New shark of the Caribbean

Marine wildlife researchers have found a new species of shark in the waters off the coast of the central American state of Belize. The WWF says the revelation serves as a conservation message.

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#111931
2017-02-15

Climate change takes root in northern communities' plants, botanist says

Climate change is altering the useful qualities of some plants, a Montreal botanist says, and changing the way some Indigenous people in northern Canada live.

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