English  |  Español  |  Français
Knowledge Base

Search criteria

Information Types

  • News Headlines (3393)

Date

  • Added or updated since:

  • Custom range...

Subjects

Search Results

The search was executed to find both database records and web content.
 
Sort by: Date Title
3393 Results
Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 251 to 300

News Headlines
#115455
2017-12-05

California's dry regions are hotspots of plant diversity

The first "big data" analysis of California's native plants, using digitized information from more than 22 herbaria and botanical gardens around the state, provides some surprises about one of the most thoroughly studied and unique areas in the country.

News Headlines
#115456
2017-12-05

Tackling the growing challenge of soil pollution

Soils are the foundation of our food system, and the basis for many of the ecological processes on which we depend. The conservation and sustainable management of soils is essential to our goals of eliminating food insecurity and tackling climate change, while at the same time maintaining the re ...

News Headlines
#115457
2017-12-05

Climate change is radically reshuffling UK bird species, report finds

Climate change is radically reshuffling Britain’s birds, with some species disappearing while new migrants are settling. Timings are being reset too, with egg laying getting earlier in the year, while autumn departures for warmer climes are delayed by up to a month.

News Headlines
#115458
2017-12-05

The World Heritage State of Conservation Information System – 5 Successful Years !

Five years ago, on 5 December 2012, the World Heritage State of Conservation Information System was publicly launched. This database offers a trove of reliable information on the state of conservation of natural and cultural World Heritage properties since 1979 and the threats they have faced in ...

News Headlines
#115459
2017-12-05

Oxygen Surge 400 Million Years Ago Helped Trigger an Explosion in Biodiversity

Scientists have linked a surge in Earth’s oxygen levels some 455 million years ago with an explosion in biodiversity on the planet, as nature took advantage of the extra breathing space to transform marine life and develop new species.

News Headlines
#115460
2017-12-05

France tops global food sustainability index

More than 30 countries are ranked across the three pillars of sustainable agriculture, nutritional challenges, and food loss and waste, in a league table created by The Economist Intelligence Unit with the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition.

News Headlines
#115461
2017-12-05

Want to save the world? Start by eating less beef

Cows are like the Humvees of the animal world; they're not very efficient, at least when it comes to producing food for humans. A hectare of land that would be able to grow 1,500 or 2,000 pounds of protein from peanuts or soybeans per year can only support about about 82 pounds of beef protein. ...

News Headlines
#115462
2017-12-05

Why thousands of snakes are invading Bangkok homes

A plunger won’t help you here—unless you have one hell of a swing. As the Times reports, Bangkok officials received 31,801 calls this year alone from frightened residents seeking help in removing snakes from their homes. The jump in calls is said to be in part due to an extra wet rainy season, b ...

News Headlines
#115463
2017-12-05

Soil Preservation Highlighted During Celebration Of World Soil Day In Tura

The annual World Soil day was celebrated by KVK Indian Council of Agriculture Research in collaboration with the state agriculture department at the DLRSL research centre in Sangsanggre, Tura on Tuesday with experts stressing on the need to protect the soil from pollutants such as pesticides.

News Headlines
#115464
2017-12-05

World Soil Day: tips on how to improve soil quality and fertility

The Soil Association is calling on smallholders, allotmenteers and gardeners to come to the aid of soil this World Soil Day. One third of the world’s arable soils are degraded and 75% of that is severely degraded.

News Headlines
#115465
2017-12-05

Finding ways to manage soils, improve farming

THE EDITOR: TT joins the international community, and in particular the Global Soil Partnership, in observing World Soil Day today. We do well to note that this year, the Partnership has chosen to focus on the following theme: “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground.” This has tremendous s ...

News Headlines
#115466
2017-12-05

New Healthy Soil Guide Gives Cooks a Better Recipe for Climate Change

December 5 marks the United Nations’ World Soil Day, which recognizes the crucial role soil plays in human health, food production, and climate change mitigation. To mark the occasion, Diana Donlon, director of the Center for Food Safety (CFS)’s Soil Solutions program, spoke with Anthony Myint a ...

News Headlines
#115467
2017-12-05

A Conversation About Climate Change, Cop23, And The Future Of The Pacific Islands

This past November, Fiji presided over the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which met for its 23rd annual Conference of the Parties. However, on account of the country's capital city, Suva, being too small to host the conference, the UNFCCC moved COP23 to Bonn, Germany, the ...

News Headlines
#115468
2017-12-05

In Senegal and West Africa, villages fight climate change

Across western Africa, people in rural communities are taking the future into their own hands with local initiatives to fight climate change and pollution, and improve public health and education.

News Headlines
#115469
2017-12-05

Six Ways We Can Adapt to Climate Change

As our climate changes, human creativity has been turning to solutions to problems ranging from restoring water supplies to rebuilding failing ecosystems. In interviews, six scientists discussed their efforts to slow or even reverse changes brought by warming. Their comments have been edited and ...

News Headlines
#115470
2017-12-05

Bahamas, Jamaica Among Most at Risk From Climate Change: Moody's

The Bahamas, Fiji, Jamaica and the Maldives have been identified as among the most vulnerable small island sovereigns in a report on the credit implications of climate change. The Solomon Islands and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are equally at risk, according to analysts at Moody’s Investors S ...

News Headlines
#115471
2017-12-05

Climate change is set to cause severe turbulence for passengers worldwide

Get plane sick? Feel a bit panicky about being 39,000 feet up? Fear the dreaded “turbulence” announcement? Well, thanks to global warming, your ride is likely to get worse.

News Headlines
#115472
2017-12-05

Blue Planet 2: David Attenborough offers stark warning against climate change and pollution during finale

Over the last few weeks, Blue Planet II has been impressing viewers around the country, quickly becoming the most-watched television show of 2017.

News Headlines
#115473
2017-12-05

Virginia Tech entomologist discovers invertebrate that comes in more color combinations than any others

The new millipede that Paul Marek discovered is as pretty as it is dangerous. The thumb-sized millipede that crawls around the forest floor of Southwest Virginia's Cumberland Mountains has more color combinations than any other millipede discovered.

News Headlines
#115474
2017-12-05

UN seeks to tackle ‘ocean Armageddon’ of plastic pollution

Gutted fish spill plastic bottle tops from their stomachs. Turtles pounce on plastic film floating in the water, mistaking it for jellyfish. Seabirds spend days scouring oceans for food for their young – and bring back plastic instead. A UN environmental summit in Nairobi has brought to the surf ...

News Headlines
#115475
2017-12-05

Antimicrobial resistance from environmental pollution among biggest emerging health threats, says UN Environment

Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to discharge of drugs and particular chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, according to new research from UN Environment that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in the environmental space.

News Headlines
#115476
2017-12-05

Study sheds new light on how animals and plants respond to changes in the environment

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered that living creatures' responsiveness to changes in the environment can evolve and depends on the conditions they experienced in their past.

News Headlines
#115477
2017-12-05

Stronger storms hamper ability of streams and rivers to clean up pollution

Freshwater streams and rivers naturally clean up some forms of pollution originating from urban and agricultural areas, but increased storm intensity reduces this ability, which underscores the need to improve the management of nonpoint sources of pollution and storm water management, according ...

News Headlines
#115478
2017-12-05

UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste

Nations have agreed that the world needs to completely stop plastic waste from entering the oceans. The UN resolution, which is set to be sealed tomorrow, has no timetable and is not legally binding.

News Headlines
#115479
2017-12-05

IUCN Red List: Wild crops listed as threatened

Wild relatives of modern crops deemed crucial for food security are being pushed to the brink of extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. More than 20 rice, wheat and yam plants have been listed as threatened on the latest version of the IUCN's Red list.

News Headlines
#115480
2017-12-05

Australia's frog count: App calls on citizen scientists

Croaks and chirps. Even whistles and barks. These are some of the sounds that Australian frogs make, and local biologists are hoping members of the public will help record them on a new app called FrogID. It is part of a conservation effort to better track 240 frog species around Australia.

News Headlines
#115481
2017-12-05

Overuse of antibiotics in farming is a major new threat to human health, says UN

Antibiotics that has spilled from farms into the natural environment may be a bigger factor in spreading resistance to life-saving drugs than previously thought, report says

News Headlines
#115482
2017-12-05

World Soil Day: Reflecting on Soil Health’s Growing Recognition

Today, on World Soil Day, I reflect on my years growing up in agriculture. My family’s dairy farm relied on our precious soil to grow the feed for the cows and keep us in business year after year. This was not easy in South Eastern Wisconsin, due to our heavy, clay soils, highly erodible hills a ...

News Headlines
#115483
2017-12-05

Why gender is important for biodiversity conservation

A recent meeting in Bangkok hosted by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity developed training materials to advance gender inclusion in biodiversity planning in the Asia-Pacific region.

News Headlines
#115423
2017-12-04

Scientists prepare for loss of mountain glaciers

Mountain glaciers sustain complex ecosystems and provide water and hydroelectricity for billions of people worldwide.But they are shrinking at unprecedented rates, and scientists still know surprisingly little about the combined effects that this could ultimately have across entire ecosystems an ...

News Headlines
#115424
2017-12-04

The Ethiopian Banana That Flourishes In Drought and Heat

At first glance, Ensete ventricosum may look like a banana plant, with huge green fronds and a towering, thick brown pseudostem. But if you peel these orange, banana-cousin fruits, watch out: Instead of a pale, mushy interior, this banana-like fruit consists almost entirely of large, teeth-crack ...

News Headlines
#115425
2017-12-04

Binoculars out as migratory birds flock to the capital

At the Yamuna Biodiversity park. Photos: (Expres Photo by Gajendra Yadav) At the Yamuna Biodiversity park. Photos: (ExpresPhoto by Gajendra Yadav) On a wintry morning, the clever kotwal paid a visit, overlooking the large expanse of reed bed , As Reported By IE.

News Headlines
#115426
2017-12-04

Kenyan sea turtle manages lucky escape from humanity's plastic binge

Gently, Kenzo the sea turtle is lowered onto a beach where a scattering of bottle caps, candy wrappers, yoghurt cups and discarded flipflops scar an otherwise idyllic setting.

News Headlines
#115427
2017-12-04

Attenborough calls for action on plastic waste to save 'future of humanity'

Sir David Attenborough has called for action on plastic waste clogging up the world's oceans after a baby albatross was killed by a toothpick in his latest documentary series.

News Headlines
#115428
2017-12-04

Europe’s love of roses sends ripples through Kenyan lake

Kenya is one of the biggest exporters of cut flowers in the world but the booming industry has created a raft of environmental problems. Local producers are now coming up with new ideas to cut pollution while keeping their business profitable.

News Headlines
#115429
2017-12-04

US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

Technology could be used to wipe out malaria carrying mosquitos or other pests but UN experts say fears over possible military uses and unintended consequences strengthen case for a ban

News Headlines
#115430
2017-12-04

New app helps tourists discover beautiful ecotourism destination in Romania

Tourists can now discover Romania’s beautiful ecotourism destination Colinele Transilvaniei (the Hills of Transylvania) with the help of a mobile app launched by WWF Romania in partnership with Mioritics Association.

News Headlines
#115431
2017-12-04

‘De-extincting’ the mammoth is a real possiblity, say scientists – but why would we want to?

We all remember the story: scientists find a way to bring dinosaurs back to life and populate an island theme park with the cloned creatures – but things don’t go to plan, and before long the prehistoric beasts are on the rampage

News Headlines
#115432
2017-12-04

The True Cost of a Dead Elephant

MAUN, Botswana—When the rains finally come to this corner of southern Africa, the land is transformed. Dry rivers flow again. Boreholes fill. Springs seep to the green surface.

News Headlines
#115433
2017-12-04

Illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to endangered species – and the UK is a key player

You might not have heard of a pangolin, but they are widely claimed to be the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world.

News Headlines
#115434
2017-12-04

Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now

Our collective minds are stuck on this idea that talking about food’s environmental impact risks taking something very intimate away from us. In fact it’s just the opposite. Reconsidering how we eat offers us hope, and empowers us with choice over what our future planet will look like. And we ca ...

News Headlines
#115435
2017-12-04

With the right tools, we can mine cities

From 1900 to 2010, the amount of materials accumulated in buildings and infrastructure across the world increased 23-fold. We are depleting our resources at unprecedented rates. Instead of extracting dwindling raw materials from nature at ever-increasing cost, the time has come to start re-using ...

News Headlines
#115436
2017-12-04

Crop gene discovery gets to the root of food security

Researchers from The University of Queensland have discovered that a key gene which controls flowering time in wheat and barley crops also directs the plant's root growth.

News Headlines
#115437
2017-12-04

Why remote Antarctica is so important in a warming world

Ever since the ancient Greeks speculated a continent must exist in the south polar regions to balance those in the north, Antarctica has been popularly described as remote and extreme. Over the past two centuries, these factors have combined to create, in the human psyche, an almost mythical lan ...

News Headlines
#115438
2017-12-04

The way we were—climate and human evolution

It has been an extraordinary year of explorations and discoveries at the Earth Institute. During the month of December, as 2017 draws to a close, we will be sharing stories that highlight some of the outstanding work of our researchers.

News Headlines
#115439
2017-12-04

Undersea topography generates hot spots of ocean mixing

Using underwater robots in the waters surrounding Antarctica, scientists at Caltech have shown that the intersection of strong currents with the slope of landmasses rising from the ocean floor makes a significant contribution to the mixing of different waters in the Southern Ocean. A study on th ...

News Headlines
#115440
2017-12-04

Mixed Forests Are Healthier, But Can They Survive Climate Change?

German researchers have confirmed once again that a good forest is a mixed forest, a natural one, with a diversity of species. The more diverse the forest, the better it becomes at doing what forests do.

News Headlines
#115441
2017-12-04

Consortium eyes NZ islands for genetic trials on pests

Islands around New Zealand have been eyed up for field trials using genetically-altered rodents in experiments to be funded by the United States' military's most advanced science research agency, documents show.

News Headlines
#115442
2017-12-04

Virtual reality for bacteria

Scientists at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) have managed to control the behavior of individual bacteria by connecting them to a computer. The interdisciplinary team including experimental biologist Remy Chait and mathematician Jakob Ruess (now at the Institut Past ...

News Headlines
#115443
2017-12-04

Protecting our planet

Climate change is a scientific fact, and its effects are already being distinctly felt around the world, threatening human health, the places we inhabit, and the sustainability of our socioeconomic systems.

Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 251 to 300
Results for: ("News Headlines")
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme