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#103521
2015-04-20

Women Farmers Rewrite Their History in Chile’s Patagonia Region

VALLE SIMPSON, Chile, Apr 17 2015 (IPS) - More than 100 women small farmers from Chile’s southern Patagonia region have joined together in a new association aimed at achieving economic autonomy and empowerment, in an area where machismo and gender inequality are the norm.

News Headlines
#103522
2015-04-20

Tribunal Ruling Could Dent “Monster Boat” Trawling in West African Waters

BANJUL, The Gambia, Apr 18 2015 (IPS) - It was five in the afternoon and Buba Badjie, a boat captain, had just brought his catch to the shore. He had spent twelve hours at sea off Bakau, a major fish landing site in The Gambia.

News Headlines
#103523
2015-04-20

Amazonian tribe study shows how human bodily bacteria is changing

(Reuters) - Everyone's body is brimming with bacteria, and these microbes do plenty of good things like building the immune system and helping digestion. But modern diets, antibiotics and hygiene seem to be reducing the range of microbes occupying our anatomy.

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#103524
2015-04-20

Permaculture in Malawi: using food forests to prevent floods and hunger

Permaculture projects in Malawi are developing sustainable food systems. It is time the development sector took this ‘marginal hippy movement’ seriously

News Headlines
#103525
2015-04-20

‘Uncharismatic’ endangered species and the fight for funding equality

When it comes to conservation, charisma, convenience and national pride play a role in which species receive funding. Spiders and snakes? Forget about it.

News Headlines
#103526
2015-04-20

Kharai camels to get protection as endangered species

AHMEDABAD: As now Kutch's 'swimming camels' have got recognition as a separate breed of camels, the experts hope that it would help in conservation and research efforts.

News Headlines
#103527
2015-04-20

Policy: Five priorities for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Restructure data-gathering and evaluation networks to address climate change, energy, food, health and water provision, say Yonglong Lu and colleagues.

News Headlines
#103528
2015-04-20

Africa: Accurate and Timely Data Vital to Post-2015 Agenda, Says UN Assembly President

At an event today where participants discussed the importance of the data revolution to sustainable development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly stressed the importance of data to negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and on financing for development.

News Headlines
#103537
2015-04-20

Limited soil nutrients may hamper plants ability to slow climate change

MISSOULA, Mont., April 20 (UPI) -- Some climate models suggest runaway global temperatures will be held in check -- at least a little bit -- by the uptick in green growth enabled by a warming planet. In other words, the plant life encouraged by global warming will pull excess carbon dioxide out ...

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#103516
2015-04-17

'Make global goals a global reality': UN chief urges climate action at Earth Day concert

19 April 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared 2015 a year for global action on climate, gender and development issues, warning revellers attending the 2015 edition of the Global Citizen Earth Day concert that there is “no Plan B because there is no Planet B.”

News Headlines
#103512
2015-04-17

Feral cats prove a devil of a problem in Tasmania

Wildlife activists are calling for a cull of feral cats in Australia's island state, Tasmania, where they are breeding out of control - outnumbering humans two to one and threatening livestock and native species.

News Headlines
#103513
2015-04-17

Why Hong Kong's remarkably diverse marine ecosystem is in peril

People who have lived in Hong Kong for some time know it is full of surprises. For conservationists currently marking the city's inaugural Ocean Appreciation Month, the occasion for a stocktake shows how special our surrounding marine environment is. But these qualities are a cause for concern a ...

News Headlines
#103514
2015-04-17

Rural Women in Latin America Define Their Own Kind of Feminism

EZEIZA, Argentina , Apr 16 2015 (IPS) - Rural organisations in Latin America are working on defining their own concept of feminism, one that takes into account alternative economic models as well as their own concerns and viewpoints, which are not always in line with those of women in urban areas.

News Headlines
#103515
2015-04-17

Elders in Metro Vancouver schools help foster 'empathy and compassion

Holding up her eagle feather, Roberta Price opens the conversation at Manoah Steves Elementary School in Richmond, B.C., with the ceremony of introduction. This is what she does to mark the beginning of her cultural teachings.

News Headlines
#103508
2015-04-17

UK acorn crop 'being hit by climate change'

Climate change could be affecting the quality of acorn crops from the UK’s oak trees, the Woodland Trust has said.

News Headlines
#103509
2015-04-17

Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'

Tropical forests are being cleared for rubber plantations, putting endangered birds, bats and primates at risk, say UK researchers.By 2024, up to 8.5 million hectares of new rubber plantations will be needed to meet demand, they report in Conservation Letters.

News Headlines
#103511
2015-04-17

Western guts have lower bacterial diversity

Our western lifestyle, hygiene and diet may reduce the diversity of important gut bacteria, a new study shows. Scientists analysed the faecal bacteria of people living in the United States and rural Papua New Guinea, and found that Papua New Guineans had a greater number of different gut bacteri ...

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#103496
2015-04-16

Conversations on conservation: how can science better inform policy?

New threats to Europe’s birds and habitats directives highlight broader tensions – and opportunities – at the interface between conservation science and policy.

News Headlines
#103497
2015-04-16

Warning over aerosol climate fix

Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.

News Headlines
#103498
2015-04-16

Discovery of new plant switch could boost crops, biofuel production

A team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis -- the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food.

News Headlines
#103499
2015-04-16

Seismic shift for blue whales

Australia's largest animals, blue whales, are said to be at risk from "ships of deaf" run by the oil and gas industry.

News Headlines
#103500
2015-04-16

Namibia: Desertification Destroys Kunene

OVERGRAZING is causing the Namibian desert to expand, according to well-known environmentalist Axel Rothauge.

News Headlines
#103502
2015-04-16

Malawi Loses Nearly 200 Square Miles of Forest Annually

Lilongwe — Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Dr Allan Chiyembekeza has revealed that Malawi loses nearly 200 square miles of its forest and this translates into a deforestation rate of 2.8 percent annually.

News Headlines
#103503
2015-04-16

African Ministers Unite in Calling for Strong Universal Climate Agreement, Sufficient Finance

With countries set to approve a new climate change agreement under the UN in Paris in December, Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong and universal climate change agreement with increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, ...

News Headlines
#103504
2015-04-16

UN-REDD Moves towards Implementation

15 April 2015: Demonstrating a shift from planning and preparation to implementation, a number of funding mechanisms, support tools and projects for REDD+ have been launched.

News Headlines
#103505
2015-04-16

EU clears path for 17 new GM foods

Industry and environmentalists rally against proposed new EU rules to authorise GM imports this spring, with national opt-outs

News Headlines
#103506
2015-04-16

BP promises more transparency on climate change issues

BP has promised to be more open about its impact on climate change after 98% of shareholders backed a resolution calling for greater transparency at the fossil fuel group.

News Headlines
#103475
2015-04-15

UN warns of 2050 deadline for dwindling water supplies, urges government action

14 April 2015 – Although the world’s water supplies are expected to remain sufficient for a global population of nine billion in 2050, continuing overconsumption and the impact of climate change will diminish their availability in many of the planet’s neediest regions, according to a new United ...

News Headlines
#103476
2015-04-15

Gray whale makes record migration across North Pacific

A whale's journey across the Pacific Ocean is the longest recorded migration of any mammal, say scientists.

News Headlines
#103477
2015-04-15

New Mesoamerican pine beetle described by scientists

A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle has been described in a new paper.

News Headlines
#103478
2015-04-15

Ocean science for development in SIDS: Facts and figures

The ocean is a crucial component of the Earth system, essential for supporting ecosystem and human health by regulating the weather and climate, producing freshwater and soaking up carbon.

News Headlines
#103479
2015-04-15

Price on carbon key to Canada tackling global warming, say researchers

65 researchers from provinces across Canada have published a report, Acting on Climate Change, that details how the country can successfully decarbonize its electric grid to slow global warming.

News Headlines
#103480
2015-04-15

Pesticide Use May Threaten Global Freshwater Biodiversity

Pesticide use, while it's been tied to a decline in honeybee populations and other pollinators, now may also threaten global freshwater biodiversity, according to new research.

News Headlines
#103481
2015-04-15

New Strategies for Conserving Biodiversity in Cuba

Havana (Prensa Latina) Cuba has a program and an action plan for Biological Diversity currently being updated for the period 2015- 2020, which aims to halt the loss of biodiversity in the country, through its conservation and sustainable use.

News Headlines
#103483
2015-04-15

Scientists urge three nations to preserve Borneo wildlife

International scientists have urged the three nations who share the Asian island of Borneo to collaborate more closely to save their endangered wildlife and meet development goals.

News Headlines
#103484
2015-04-15

EU to give countries greater powers on GM food

The European Commission wants to give individual member states the power to ban food products made from genetically modified organisms, even if those GM foods have been given an EU-wide stamp of approval.

News Headlines
#103485
2015-04-15

On thin ice: the farmers adapting to Peru's melting glacier

As Peru’s tropical glaciers retreat, farmers are using traditional knowledge of plants to absorb toxic metals ... and leading climate change tours

News Headlines
#103454
2015-04-14

Nepal's community forests fight poverty and destruction

Climate change, deforestation and land grabbing don't only threaten Nepal's rich biodiversity, but the economic wellbeing of millions of its citizens. Could community-managed forests hold the key?

News Headlines
#103455
2015-04-14

Warmer seas 'will change British diet'

Fish such as haddock, plaice and lemon sole will decline as the North Sea warms by a predicted 1.8 degrees over 50 years, say scientists.

News Headlines
#103456
2015-04-14

Study of African birds reveals hotbed of malaria parasite diversity

Among hundreds of birds sampled during two months of field work in the southeastern African nation of Malawi, an astonishing proportion of the birds -- 79 percent -- were infected with haemosporidian parasites.

News Headlines
#103457
2015-04-14

Experts reject Japan's new whaling plan

International Whaling Committee say proposal to resume hunt in Southern Ocean offers no scientific evidence that it is necessary

News Headlines
#103458
2015-04-14

Dutch government facing legal action over failure to reduce carbon emissions

Landmark case brought by 886 Dutch citizens aims for more robust policy to cut emissions within targets set by IPCC to help avoid critical 2C rise in global temperatures

News Headlines
#103459
2015-04-14

Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change?

While we may not yet have reached the “point of no return”—when no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming—climate scientists warn we may be getting awfully close.

News Headlines
#103460
2015-04-14

FAO Alert on Globally Shortage of Water Supply

Seoul, April 14 (Prensa-Latina) The excessive consumption, resources degradation and the impact of climate change will reduce water supply in many regions, especially in developing countries, FAO warned today.

News Headlines
#103461
2015-04-14

Environmentalists Work to Save Australia's Great Barrier Reef

In the coming months, the United Nations and the Australian government will square off over whether to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered.

News Headlines
#103463
2015-04-14

From saving oceans to empowering girls, Skoll Awards honour social entrepreneurs

LONDON, April 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four social entrepreneurs helping to save the environment by building sustainable coastal communities, improving access to information to fight pollution, investing in girls' education and securing a better future for the rural poor are the winners ...

News Headlines
#103464
2015-04-14

Indigenous Africans Struggle With Traditions, Modern Life

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON— While indigenous people from central African countries attended a meeting in Cameroon to promote their respective traditions, languages and cultures, Yaounde is taking measures to bring formal education to the nomadic Mbororos and Pygmies.

News Headlines
#103466
2015-04-14

Warming Pacific Makes for Increasingly Weird Ocean Life

A “blob” of warm water that’s partly to blame for dead birds and stranded sea lions in the Pacific may share a cause with Boston’s snows and California’s drought.

News Headlines
#103467
2015-04-14

Conservation from 5,000 feet

VIENNA, April 14 (UPI) -- It's not enough to simply classify a large swath of habitat as protected. Conservation requires regularly monitoring, researchers at the Vienna University of Technology say.

News Headlines
#103443
2015-04-13

Hunters win Malta bird referendum on shooting ban

Malta has narrowly rejected proposals to ban controversial spring hunting, during which migrating birds are shot before they can breed.

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