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#108306
2016-04-22

The Key Players in Climate Change

Diplomats from at least 167 countries are gathering in New York to sign the climate accord reached in December in Paris.

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#108307
2016-04-22

US and EU conservation funds failing to protect trees or people, claims report

Up to $500m spent by donors on protecting rainforest in the Congo basin has failed to prevent destructive developments, says the Rainforest Foundation

News Headlines
#108308
2016-04-22

UN urges action on sustainable development to create pathways for global 'transformation'

21 April 2016 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly today called on the international community to take action on the new UN sustainable development agenda in order to begin a transformation for the benefit of all people and the planet, or risk failure that will be felt for gene ...

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#108309
2016-04-22

Who owns the Earth: Why the world needs women on Earth Day and beyond

Representing a scientific environmental organization focused on valuing and conserving nature, we are often asked why the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has had a Global Gender Office for more than 20 years and why women’s and gender equality concerns are important in the ...

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#108310
2016-04-22

Dearth of milkweed not the monarch butterfly's main threat

Lack of milkweed is only a problem for caterpillars during the summer. Monarch butterflies face the most pressing risks in autumn.

News Headlines
#108273
2016-04-21

Study: Polar bears swimming more as sea ice retreats

SAN DIEGO, April 20 (UPI) -- Polar bears rely on sea ice -- using it as a place to rest and hunt. Unfortunately, there seems to be less and less of it every year.

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#108274
2016-04-21

Milestone events at UN to kick-start action on new sustainability goals, climate pact

20 April 2016 – In a watershed moment for international cooperation, global political, business and civil society leaders are headed to New York where they will pledge fast action on the new United Nations sustainable development agenda and the landmark Paris climate agreement, to build on momen ...

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#108275
2016-04-21

Race to ratify the Paris climate deal starts at the UN

The first significant step to putting the Paris Climate Agreement into practice will take place on Friday.

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#108276
2016-04-21

Major biodiversity panel desperately seeks social scientists

A global science body set up to assess the ecological health and biodiversity of the planet is struggling to solve its own lack of diversity: a monoculture of natural scientists on its staff.

News Headlines
#108277
2016-04-21

Have tiger numbers really increased?

On 10 April 2016, WWF and the Global Tiger Forum announced that the world’s tiger population had finally increased “after several decades of constant decline”.

News Headlines
#108278
2016-04-21

Latin America to Redouble Its Climate Efforts in New York

SAN JOSE, Apr 20 2016 (IPS) - The countries of Latin America will flock to sign the Paris Agreement, in what will be a simple act of protocol with huge political implications: it is the spark that will ignite actions to curb global warming.

News Headlines
#108279
2016-04-21

Study reveals greater climate impacts of 2C temperature rise

Analysis of difference between 1.5C and 2C of warming finds extra 0.5C would mean longer heatwaves, greater droughts and threats to crops and coral reefs

News Headlines
#108280
2016-04-21

'It's a disaster': children bear brunt of southern Africa's devastating drought

In southern Malawi and Zimbabwe, drought is overwhelming communities, forcing families to rely on meals of leaves and watermelon soup

News Headlines
#108281
2016-04-21

Vietnam investigates mass fish deaths

Authorities are looking into whether pollution is to blame for a spate of mysterious mass fish deaths along the country’s central coast

News Headlines
#108282
2016-04-21

Feeding the world in 2050 – can we do better than today?

New research shows we can feed the growing population without destroying our forests – if we eat less meat. But with one in nine people already underfed, a change in how we think about food can’t come soon enough.

News Headlines
#108283
2016-04-21

Climate Change Adds Urgency To Push to Save World’s Seeds

In the face of rising temperatures and worsening drought, the world’s repositories of agricultural seeds may hold the key to growing food under increasingly harsh conditions.

News Headlines
#108284
2016-04-21

Study: Crayfish may help restore dirty streams

AVONDALE, Pa., April 21 (UPI) -- A pair of researchers were trying to measure the effects of crayfish in small stream ecosystems. During their experiments, they happened upon a surprising result -- one that suggests the presence of crayfish is beneficial to a stream's health.

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#108252
2016-04-20

Unprecedented global warming as 2016 approaches 1.5 °C mark

Global surface temperatures could get close to the 1.5 °C-above-preindustrial limit before the Paris climate agreement even comes into effect.

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#108253
2016-04-20

Feeding the world without further deforestation is possible

Deforestation is necessary to feed the growing global population – this is a common belief that has now been disproven by researchers. In a new study, they present results that reveal that it is possible to produce sufficient food for the world in 2050 and at the same time maintain the current f ...

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#108254
2016-04-20

Trees' internal water pipes predict which species survive drought

Tree species that can withstand stress to the water-transport system that carries water from the roots to the crown are less susceptible to drought and massive die-off. The findings could help forestry experts, especially in the American West, create early-warning systems and take precautionary ...

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#108255
2016-04-20

GM crop planting declines for the first time

The 1% decline — the first in the technology’s 20-year global commercial history — was primarily due to an overall decrease in both GM and non-GM crops caused by low commodity prices, says the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), a non-profit biotech in ...

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#108256
2016-04-20

IPCC to assess impact of 1.5 degree warming

The UN’s climate science body will produce a special research report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius — an aspirational temperature target agreed by 195 countries last December.

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#108257
2016-04-20

One ape, two ape: why counting apes is so difficult — but crucial

It’s no secret: one of the biggest threats facing the world’s great ape populations is industrial agricultural, now rapidly extending throughout their native home ranges in Africa and Southeast Asia — threatening gorillas, orangutans and other primate species.

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#108258
2016-04-20

UN Chief Seeks Fast-Paced Ratifications for Climate Change Treaty

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 2016 (IPS) - Over 150 countries are expected to sign the Paris climate change agreement on April 22 but the historic treaty will not come into force until it has been ratified by 55 countries.

News Headlines
#108259
2016-04-20

Half Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral 'dead or dying': scientists

Australian scientists said on Wednesday that just seven percent of the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts around A$5 billion ($3.90 billion) in tourism every year, has been untouched by mass bleaching that is likely to destroy half the coral.

News Headlines
#108260
2016-04-20

More than 1,000 species have been moved due to human impact

Animals and plants are increasingly being ‘translocated’ from their native areas to survive effects of climate change, poaching and habitat loss, says top conservationist

News Headlines
#108261
2016-04-20

How fast ocean currents will help plankton survive climate change

Plankton in surface water could move anywhere on the ocean's surface within 10 years, suggesting that perhaps the tiny creatures, the foundation of all marine ecosystems, can adapt to climate change.

News Headlines
#108262
2016-04-20

The sugar or the trees

While global attention is fixed on palm oil and logging as major drivers of deforestation in Indonesia, researchers have issued a dire warning about a new threat—sugarcane.

News Headlines
#108263
2016-04-20

Rehabilitated sea turtle begins long journey home

A sub-tropical turtle that somehow ended up on a remote B.C. beach will begin his long trip home this week.

News Headlines
#108264
2016-04-20

Inside the Secret Trade That Threatens Rare Birds

Singapore is a major transit hub for trade in threatened birds, especially African gray parrots.

News Headlines
#108265
2016-04-20

Florida’s Dragon Problem

The speckled body of the Nile monitor lizard can reach up to 2 meters in length. At one end is a powerful tail that propels the animal through water and whips attackers with surprising force.

News Headlines
#108266
2016-04-20

Survey: 93 percent of Great Barrier Reef affected by bleaching

CAIRNS, Australia, April 20 (UPI) -- Just 7 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided bleaching. It's the worst coral bleaching event in Australia's history.

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#108186
2016-04-18

Study: Clear-cutting undermines carbon storage in forest floor

HANOVER, N.H., April 15 (UPI) -- Trees don't just store carbon in their roots, limbs and leaves, they also facilitate the transfer of carbon from air and water into the soil where it can remain for thousands of years.

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#108187
2016-04-18

Madagascar yields three new primate species

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, April 15 (UPI) -- Scientists have found three new species of mouse lemur in the forests of Madagascar, a large island nation off Africa's southeastern coast.

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#108188
2016-04-18

UN agency and Google collaborate on satellite data tools to manage natural resources

15 April 2016 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Google today announced plans to work together to make high-resolution satellite data a common tool in managing the world’s natural resources, ultimately boosting efforts towards the pursuit of sustainable development.

News Headlines
#108189
2016-04-18

Synthetic biology tackles global antivenom shortage

When the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières called the worldwide shortage of snake antivenom a public-health crisis last September, Brazilian biochemist Paulo Lee Ho wasn’t surprised.

News Headlines
#108190
2016-04-18

Climate Change (I) Will the Middle East Become ‘Uninhabitable’?

CAIRO, Apr 18 2016 (IPS) - This is not about any alarming header—it is the dramatic conclusion of several scientific studies about the on-going climate change impact on the Middle East region, particularly in the Gulf area. The examples are stark.

News Headlines
#108191
2016-04-18

Great Barrier Reef: the scale of bleaching has the most sober scientists worried

Australia’s world heritage site is the largest living thing on Earth. But warm water driven by El Niño is bleaching the reef, and a recent report calls for it to be listed as in danger

News Headlines
#108192
2016-04-18

How climate change could transform the Prairies’ iconic landscapes

Golden wheat is on the provincial flags of both Alberta and Saskatchewan, but longer, hotter growing seasons are leading more Prairie farmers to turn to warm-weather crops like soybeans and corn.

News Headlines
#108193
2016-04-18

Africa: Innovations Boost Income for Women Rice Farmers

Malanville, Benin — Salabanya Tabaitou no longer squints from the irritating wood smoke each time she has to parboil her rice paddy.

News Headlines
#108194
2016-04-18

Brazil’s thriving soy industry threatens its forests and global climate targets

Brazil’s economy is teetering on the edge of collapse. The country’s political regime has been rocked by recent corruption scandals, and impeachment proceedings are encircling the nation’s leaders. And yet things couldn’t be much better for Brazil’s soybean farmers.

News Headlines
#108196
2016-04-18

Paris Signing Marks Critical Next Step to Sustainable Future

Nairobi/Bonn/New York, 20 April 2016 - The record number of countries set to sign the Paris Agreement in New York on 22 April signals the next step towards the Agreement coming into force and a critical juncture in a global effort to ensure lasting hopes for secure and peaceful, human development.

News Headlines
#108158
2016-04-15

UN Environment Programme and Partners Launch Sustainable Diving Guide to Protect Marine Assets

Singapore/Bangkok, 15 April 2015 - Guidance material on how recreational diving can protect fragile marine biodiversity threatened by growing coastal tourism and support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be launched tomorrow at Asia's largest and oldest dive expo by the United Nat ...

News Headlines
#108159
2016-04-15

Great monarch butterfly migration mystery solved

Scientists have built a model circuit that solves the mystery of one of nature's most famous journeys - the great migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico.

News Headlines
#108160
2016-04-15

Hundreds of baby dolphin deaths linked to BP oil spill

Between 2010 and 2014, more than a thousand common bottle-nosed dolphins washed ashore on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

News Headlines
#108161
2016-04-15

Genetic Resources to Fight Climate Change

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 2016 (IPS) - With Kenya’s meteorological records over the last 50 years indicating increased irregularity and variability in precipitation, the effects of changing climate are hitting hard. Rising temperatures as well other forms of extreme weather events in form of drough ...

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#108162
2016-04-15

Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved "gluten-free" barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer.

News Headlines
#108163
2016-04-15

Climate change: website reveals which homes will be swamped by rising sea levels

For the first time, Australians can see on a map how rising sea levels will affect their house just by typing their address into a website. And they’ll soon be able to get an estimate of how much climate change will affect their property prices and insurance premiums, too.

News Headlines
#108164
2016-04-15

Mongolia to Create New Protected Area for Snow Leopards

Mongolia's Parliament declares Tost a State Protected Area. The mountain range is home to a stable, breeding population of snow leopards.

News Headlines
#108165
2016-04-15

Antartica’s Penguins Need Your Help, Become a Citizen Scientist Today

In case anyone needed a reason to spend hours on end looking at pictures of adorable penguins, we now have a valid excuse: scientists need us to.

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