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#110775
2016-11-09

Which Countries Are Most at Risk for Climate Change Disasters?

In Marrakech, as in Paris (and surely at every COP before that), climate finance is a hot-button issue. Vulnerable developing countries around the world need financial aid from rich nations to adapt to a changing climate and the extreme weather it brings. Competition for financial flows is tight ...

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#110776
2016-11-09

From Nasa to climate change: how the Trump presidency will impact science, tech and culture

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will take office as the 45th president of the United States. Through months of campaigning, Trump has been criticised for not releasing policies on a number of key issues ranging from climate change and science funding to encryption and cybersecurity.

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#110777
2016-11-09

Break down barriers between seed banks and field study

Food biodiversity needs both systems, just like pandas need zoos and bamboo forests, say Marie Haga and Ann Tutwiler. The efforts of many organisations mean that most of us understand the importance of conserving the biodiversity of wild animals and their habitats. But few of us think about fo ...

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#110778
2016-11-09

David Suzuki: Extinction crisis signals that it’s time to change course

Clean air, water, and soil to grow food are necessities of life. So are diverse plant and animal populations. But as the human population continues to increase, animal numbers are falling. There’s a strong correlation. A comprehensive report from the World Wildlife Federation and the Zoological ...

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#110779
2016-11-09

Quest to map Africa’s soil microbiome begins

One thousand ziplocked bags of soil from ten countries will form the basis of the first large-scale survey of the microbial life hidden underground in sub-Saharan Africa. The leaders of the African soil microbiology project hope that the data will one day help to drive better agricultural practi ...

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#110780
2016-11-09

Prioritise on wildlife conservation, Malawi campaigners

As scientists predict a mass extinction and the destruction of the natural world that humanity relies upon for survival, local campaigners are calling for conservation to be pushed to the top of Malawi’s agenda.

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#110781
2016-11-09

Should genetically modified organisms be part of our conservation efforts?

Biotechnology is rapidly evolving through developments in genome editing and synthetic biology, giving birth to new forms of life.

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#110757
2016-11-08

Food on the table at Marrakesh

A year on from the groundbreaking Paris Agreement, COP22 talks aim to make good on last year's commitment to fight global warming on several fronts. Agriculture is a big one.

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#110758
2016-11-08

Canada’s oceans get $1.5 billion in marine protection

The federal government will invest $1.5-billion in an ocean protection strategy to safeguard the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans and make Canada a world leader in protecting coastlines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today in Vancouver.

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#110759
2016-11-08

The Body Shop embarks on a project to conserve forests

We are huddled around a camera trap inside the dense Khe Nuoc Trong forest in north-central Vietnam. After having climbed down, and then up, and then somewhat down (sometimes on all fours, with our feet in leech-resistant socks) along the steep sides of the Truong Son Mountain, perspiration stre ...

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#110760
2016-11-08

Ways To Conserve Marine Biodiversity

My knees hit the seabed as I come face to face with two moray eels, their trim, long heads bobbing out from the crevice of a rock. The slithery scene seemed innocent to the untrained eye. However, marine biologist Robin Aiello knew otherwise.

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#110761
2016-11-08

Want to reap cash from your land? Try protecting it

When the quality of land degrades, environmental, social and economic opportunities evaporate. The United Nations is working to prevent land degradation globally.

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#110762
2016-11-08

At COP22, UNESCO showcases indigenous knowledge to fight climate change

The UNESCO Pavilion at the 2016 UN Conference on Climate Change (COP22) opened its doors today with a series of discussions on the solutions that indigenous knowledge can offer to tackle climate change, and how to best support particularly vulnerable local and indigenous communities. Over 400 mi ...

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#110763
2016-11-08

Shallow reefs off Singapore survive in the face of adversity

An analysis of the health of highly impacted coral reefs off Singapore during a 27-year long period has shown they are more resilient to the impacts of human activity and warming than expected.

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#110764
2016-11-08

A million signatures to save our soil

Protecting the soil is an imperative for us all. Without healthy soil, there can be no food, and no future.Slow Food and Legambiente, along with over 400 other organizations have united as the “People 4 Soil” network to defend our soil, aiming to collect a million signatures by September 2017.

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#110765
2016-11-08

Researchers develop tools to understand marine biodiversity and assess the environmental status of oceans

More than 250 European researchers have collaborated in developing new tools to understand marine biodiversity and assess the environmental status of our oceans, within the project DEVOTES (www.devotes-project.eu) (DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessi ...

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#110766
2016-11-08

Protected areas important for large animals, says study

Protected areas (PA) are important for large animals, including top predators like tiger, and should not be degazetted, a new study has said. The study, based on transect surveys across four independent sites in the Kameng Protected Area Complex in Arunachal Pradesh, also advocates the significa ...

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#110767
2016-11-08

Women and climate change

In most of the rural parts of South Asian countries, women spend hours every day hauling water for their family members as well as for their livestock and crops. This is an example of a problem present across the region that describes the impact of climate change on women. With changing climate, ...

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#110768
2016-11-08

Forecast ocean variability

The ocean modulates Earth's climate and provides us with food, coastal protection, clean seawater and oxygen.Only the latest assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)1, 2, in 2014, had dedicated chapters on the oceans. Now the IPCC is preparing a special interdisciplinar ...

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#110769
2016-11-08

Mexico Tourism Board Announces Strategic Marketing Programme Targeting UK Growth

The UK is the third largest market for Mexico’s tourism industry, with over 475,000 visitors in 2015, marking a 10.4 percent increase on 2014. In the first nine months of 2016, there has been a 9.2 percent increase over the same period last year, firmly establishing it as a favourite destinatio ...

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#110770
2016-11-08

Watching over our wildlife - from above

Could we use drones to keep a close watch on our cherished threatened species? A clever tracking innovation, combining the use of drones with radio tags and dubbed DroneCounts, has scooped a major conservation award. The two Kiwis behind it ultimately want to develop a drone that could fly over ...

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#110771
2016-11-08

'Food Wise 2025 plans not viable without serious environmental impact'

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report also states that "we need policies to promote the right farming in the right place" due to the environmental sensitivity of certain areas. And it highlights the negative impact razor-thin margins are having on the drive for greener farming.

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#110772
2016-11-08

Trump win stokes fears over climate change goals, hits renewable stocks

Donald Trump's election as U.S. president triggered fears that his view that global warming is a hoax might lead other nations to scale back ambitions under a landmark climate change deal, while renewable energy stocks fell on world markets.

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#110740
2016-11-07

Team discovers three new bird species in Africa

Texas A&M University team has discovered three never before documented bird species, and there could well be more, the team's leader said.Dr. Gary Voelker, professor and curator of birds in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, headed the rec ...

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#110741
2016-11-07

Honey with coffee reinforces climate resilience: Kodagu coffee estates' bee farms

The famed Kodagu coffee estates are experimenting with bee farms to add to incomes so that the forested landscape of this biodiversity hotspot is better able to sequester carbon.

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#110742
2016-11-07

In its pursuit of “smart cities,” India is becoming a drier, hotter and angrier country

Every day, as I left home and walked along the footpath near my house, battling cars that try to occupy it, I glanced irritatedly at the little mess of leftover rice and god knows what that I shuddered at and jumped over.

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#110743
2016-11-07

Does Australia hold the key to food security?

It was too dry in the Australian region of Wimmera to produce crops last summer. This year, floods are set to wipe out yields again. Like a number of other regions across the planet, climate change is starting to be felt.

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#110744
2016-11-07

Sustainable agriculture deserves center stage at Marrakesh climate talks

Agriculture, including forestry and fisheries, is the sector most threatened by climate change. At the same time, the agricultural sectors produce a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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#110745
2016-11-07

Justin Trudeau’s plan to cut airfares contradicts climate-change goals: Walkom

As part of its effort to help the middle class, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government wants lower airfares so more people can fly.But as part of its effort to combat climate change, it wants higher airfares so fewer people will fly.

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#110746
2016-11-07

Why we never talk about climate change during elections, despite the tremendous stakes

This election season has been unusual in a variety of ways. In one way, however, it’s been entirely normal, just like previous elections.

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#110747
2016-11-07

COP22 host Morocco launches action plan to fight devastating climate change

Last December we had temperatures of 25C. Normally it is 1 or 2C at that time of year,” says Mohammed Ibrahimi, a farmer with one hectare of apple trees in Boumia, a village near Midelt in Morocco.

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#110748
2016-11-07

Climate change is intergenerational theft. That's why my son is part of this story

The short film I’ve made with the Guardian stars my son, Toma, aged four years and five months. That’s a little scary for me to write, since, up until this moment, my husband, Avi, and I have been pretty careful about protecting him from public exposure. No matter how damn cute we think he’s bei ...

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#110749
2016-11-07

Climate change challenges authoritarian China: experts

The gleaming towers of Shanghai belie the Chinese commercial hub's vulnerability to climate change, and the city is spending billions to try to protect itself, but experts say the country's authoritarian system is a hidden weakness.

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#110750
2016-11-07

Climate Change Effect: Soils to Become a Net Source of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide in the Future

A new study reveals that soils could have a limited potential in countering the effects of climate and more likely to become a net source of atmospheric carbon dioxide in the next century.

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#110751
2016-11-07

Climate change loan fund to become available to residents

Residents of Antigua & Barbuda will soon have the opportunity to access financing from the national Sustainable Island Resource Framework (SIRF) Fund to prepare themselves for the effects of climate change.

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#110752
2016-11-07

Here are 5 Simple Ways to Put the Brakes on Climate Change

Diplomats from 196 nations gathering in Marrakesh this week will face intense pressure to translate its planet-saving promise into action. The Twenty-Second Conference of the Parties (COP-22), a follow-up to the 2015 Paris meeting, is a chance to start putting political undertakings into practice.

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#110753
2016-11-07

Mangrove protection key to survival for Senegalese community

Pelicans, flamingos, monkeys and even hyenas are under threat in Senegal along with the livelihoods of the local people as thick clusters of mangroves are disappearing.

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#110754
2016-11-07

Uganda: New Approach to Saving Endangered Species

Though poaching is regarded as the main danger for wildlife, there are other factors that kill them, writes Joseph Ondiek

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#110755
2016-11-07

Bushmeat hunting drives biodiversity declines in Central Africa

Hunting has dramatically reduced wildlife biodiversity in forests near rural villages in the Central African nation of Gabon, a new Duke University-led study finds.

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#110729
2016-11-04

Elephant poaching costs African nations $25 million a year in lost tourism revenue

Every year, poachers kill around 30,000 African elephants for the illegal wildlife trade. The insatiable demand for ivory, mainly to supply Asian markets, has resulted in elephant population declines of up to 60 percent in just the last few years.

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#110730
2016-11-04

Big Question on Climate Crisis: How to Inspire Innovation

AMBURG, Germany — On the edge of this northern German port city, the industrial giant Siemens is testing a way to offset the erratic nature of renewable power, by storing energy in hot rocks.

News Headlines
#110731
2016-11-04

UNEP, EU and CBD Assess African State of Biodiversity

October 2016: The second edition of the ‘State of Biodiversity in Africa’ provides a mid-term review of progress on implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets on the continent. In an assessment that ...

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#110732
2016-11-04

Global biodiversity needs citizen scientists, says study

Citizen scientists are already providing large amounts of data for monitoring biodiversity, but they could do much more, according to a new study published in Biological Conservation.

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#110733
2016-11-04

Saving our last biodiversity hotspots

Pacific islanders are pioneering new ways to ensure these living things we depend on do not perish from this earth. Solomon Islands is the first Melanesian country to host the Pacific Islands Community Co-management Course on conservation (PICCC).

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#110734
2016-11-04

The “dry” tropical forests are dying.

A scientist based at the University of Alberta will be travelling to the major international climate summit in Morocco for COP-22. Arturo Sanchez research is focussed on the little studied area of the world’s “dry” tropical forests and their role in carbon sequestration. He says a major drought ...

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#110735
2016-11-04

Doctors Are Proving Climate Change Is A Health Risk

Climate change has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the biggest health threat of the 21st century.

News Headlines
#110736
2016-11-04

Paris climate change agreement enters into force

The Paris agreement on climate change enters into force on Friday, marking the first time that governments have agreed legally binding limits to global temperature rises.

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#110737
2016-11-04

Climate change is turning into a race between politics and physics

On Friday, a major milestone will arrive for global climate change diplomacy. The so-called Paris climate agreement, an international accord forged last December by countries across the world, will become a legal reality far sooner than almost anyone anticipated.

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#110738
2016-11-04

Higher incomes driving Indonesian smallholders to oil palm and rubber

An ‘agricultural boom’ in oil palm and rubber is leading to small-scale farmers to clear away rainforest for agriculture, and along with it, the ecosystem services it provides.

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#110739
2016-11-04

Environmental activist gears up for 6,000-mile bamboo bike ride

A bicycle made out of bamboo grown in Cornwall, UK will be ridden the length of South America by an environmental activist and adventurer raising awareness about the loss of biodiversity.

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