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#112806
2017-05-10

Identity of famous baby dinosaur fossil revealed

The fossil of a baby dinosaur discovered in China more than 25 years ago has formally been identified as a new species of feathered dinosaur.The hatchling, dubbed Baby Louie, was found within a nest of dinosaur eggs.

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#112807
2017-05-10

'Fake females' to aid rare moth work in Cairngorms

Conservationists are to coat pieces of rubber with the scent of female moths as part of a survey of a rare species in the Cairngorms.In the UK, the Kentish glory is only found in north east Scotland.

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#112808
2017-05-10

WHY BIODYNAMIC VINEYARDS KEEP BEES

When Americans come of a certain age, they learn about the birds and the bees. When biodynamic vineyards come of age, though, vineyard owners think back on the story of the bees and the grapes.

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#112809
2017-05-10

Celebrating the winged guests, icons of peace and happiness

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds, Greek story-teller Aesop had said. Even the dullest-looking bird becomes a feast to the eye in the wild.

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#112810
2017-05-10

How just one data point could predict the collapse of an entire ecosystem

Catastrophic ecosystem failures can destroy industries and threaten food supplies—just think of the collapse of the North Atlantic cod fisheries in the early 1990s or insect outbreaks that devastated Northern spruce and fir forests in the 1970s. Now, a new study promises a way to predict—and pos ...

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#112811
2017-05-10

Researchers find significant increase of invasive seaweed changing sea habitat

Walking along the beaches of New England, it is easy to spot large amounts of a fine red seaweed clogging the coastline, the result of sweeping changes in the marine environment occurring beneath the water. To further investigate, researchers at the University of New Hampshire looked at seaweed ...

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#112812
2017-05-10

Climate change playing a role in growing list of species at risk

The list of species at risk of extinction in Canada has grown to 751, and the effects of climate change may put those species even more at risk — especially the 62 species in the North.

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#112813
2017-05-10

Barack Obama warns climate change could create refugee crisis ‘unprecedented in human history’

Climate change could produce a refugee crisis that is “unprecedented in human history”, Barack Obama has warned as he stressed global warming was the most pressing issue of the age.

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#112814
2017-05-10

Biofuels: could agave, hemp and saltbush be the fuels of the future?

Biofuels have long been touted as a carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels, doing for the world’s planes, ships and automobiles what windfarms and solar panels are doing for its electricity grids. With the transport sector accounting for almost one fifth of Australia’s total carbon emissions ...

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#112815
2017-05-10

Buddha's birthplace faces serious air pollution threat

The historic site of Buddha's birthplace in Nepal faces a serious threat from air pollution, scientists and officials have warned. Recent data collected from air quality monitoring stations in five places across the country show Lumbini is highly polluted.

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#112816
2017-05-10

Snowball Earth melting led to freshwater ocean 2 kilometres deep

A little more than 600 million years ago, you could have drunk from the ocean.After an extreme ice age known as snowball Earth, in which glaciers extended to the tropics and ice up to a kilometre thick covered the oceans, the melt formed a thick freshwater layer that floated on the super-salty o ...

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#112817
2017-05-10

Changes in water temperature have an impact on the dentex in Medes Islands

The movement of the dentex, a fish living in rocky sea floors and marine lands in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, is influenced by the changes in ocean temperatures, according to a study carried out in the Medes Islands and published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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#112818
2017-05-10

Female conservationists agree to bridge gender gap in conservation

A group of inspirational women conservationists from nine countries, involved in conservation projects funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot have shared their experiences, identified a gender gap in conservation activities and discussed ways ...

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#112819
2017-05-10

Will Brexit be bad for biodiversity in Britain?

All certainties on environmental protection have been cast into doubt as the UK leaves the EU. The move could yet be a boost or a curse for Britain's wildlife, which has been in steady decline.

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#112784
2017-05-09

How to find coffee that doesn't cost the Earth

our daily dose of caffeine can influence coffee cultivation practices which in turn affect forest diversity and sustainability. So how should you go about choosing your beans, and what do those certification logos actually mean?

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#112785
2017-05-09

Plans for habitat and wildlife conservation need to consider the risk of Lyme disease

Lyme disease – an infection contracted from the bite of an infected tick– is an important emerging disease in the UK, and is increasing in incidence in people in the UK and large parts of Europe and North America.

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#112786
2017-05-09

Forest encroachers remain untouched

Despite Wayanad being a critical biodiversity repository site along the Western Ghats, close to 1739.03 hectares of forest land in the eco-fragile district remain encroached. Environmentalists said that forest encroachments in Wayanad would pose a severe ecological impact as it has led to the de ...

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#112787
2017-05-09

Safeguarding a crucial habitat

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is unique for its landscape and typical biodiversity of the Deccan Plateau. Situated between Sandur and Hospet taluks of Ballari district, the sanctuary is the largest sanctuary for Indian sloth bears (Melursis ursinus). Spread across 82 square kilometres, it has beco ...

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#112788
2017-05-09

Apo climbers told to respect biodiversity to avoid fire

Climbers to Mt. Apo must “observe environmentalism and respect for the biodiversity” to avoid another massive fire that destroyed at least 100 hectares of grasslands and century-old trees on its peak last year, an official said.

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#112789
2017-05-09

A tiny island's gigantic green goals

The smallest of the Canary Islands wants to shift to 100 percent renewable energy with wind and water power. It's an ambitious goal - but necessary in a warming world. Still, can it be done affordably?

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#112790
2017-05-09

How climate change could kill off reptiles: Researchers warn small increases in temperature cause massive changes in gut bacteria

Global warming could threaten the survival of reptiles by reducing the number of bacteria living in their guts, researchers have found. They found that warming of 2-3°C (35-37°F) caused a 34 per cent loss of microorganism diversity in the guts of common lizards.

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#112791
2017-05-09

Oceans losing oxygen as world warms

To the list of global problems the world’s oceans are facing, you can add another: They’re losing oxygen.The Pacific Ocean off the U.S. West Coast, from central California to Alaska, is one of the hardest-hit areas.

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#112792
2017-05-09

Stream bugs suggest pollution recovery in North York Moors

A surprising diversity of bugs recorded in upland streams in northern England may indicate a recovery from past acid pollution, according to scientists at the University of York.

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#112793
2017-05-09

Focus on recently extinct and endangered species, not woolly mammoths: study

t's not a good idea to bring back moa or other extinct species, a new study says.Instead, any "de-extinction" of lost species should target recently extinct species rather than ancient fauna, University of Otago conservation biologist Professor Philip Seddon said.

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#112794
2017-05-09

All the Trees Will Die, and Then So Will You

The POLYPHAGOUS SHOT HOLE borer, a brown-black beetle from southeast Asia, never gets bigger than a tenth of an inch. It breeds inside trees; pregnant females drill into trunks to create networks of tunnels where they lay their eggs. The beetles also carry a fungus called Fusarium; it infects th ...

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#112795
2017-05-09

Humans Shouldn’t Be So Scared of Bats

Bats, too often, get a bum rap. They’re the bloodsucking supernatural villains of Bram Stoker fame. They’re the familiar figure of speech to imply insanity (acting batty, bats in your belfry, batshit crazy). They’re dirty, winged rodents of the night sky. Never mind that most species eat insects ...

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#112796
2017-05-09

Lazarus species: Five cool animals we wrongly believed extinct

Will Bill Laurance and his team find Tasmanian tigers lurking in Australia’s remote Cape York peninsula? Numerous animals that were thought to be extinct have recently been rediscovered. Here are our top five species that came back from the dead – and two more that might also have been written o ...

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#112797
2017-05-09

Totally biodegradable electronics could help solve e-waste problem

A new kind of electronic device completely disintegrates within a month when exposed to a mild acid like watered-down vinegar, researchers from Stanford University reported May 1 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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#112798
2017-05-09

After a 200-year absence, wild wolves return to Denmark

It's been a long time since a wild wolf pack has roamed in Denmark. The last of the country's wolves was killed in 1813. That is, until 2012 when a male wolf made its way back into Denmark. Now, a handful of years later, there are not only several males but finally a female.

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#112801
2017-05-09

Extremely rare bay cat filmed in Borneo

Scientists have filmed the extremely secretive bay cat (Catopuma badia) in a new location that is about 64 kilometers (40 miles) outside its currently known distribution range in Borneo.

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#112802
2017-05-09

1,400 eyes keep a close watch on every tourist setting foot on the Galapagos Islands

Back in the 60s, just a dozen boats and hotels accommodated fewer than 2,000 tourists in the Galapagos a year [1]. Fifty years later, in 2016, more than 215,000 tourists were lodged in 76 cruises and more than 300 land-based hotels [2].

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#112803
2017-05-09

Protecting life's tangled ecological webs

Ecosystems are a complex web of interactions. These ecological networks are being reorganized by extinctions and colonization events caused by human impacts, such as climate change and habitat destruction.

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#112767
2017-05-08

Fire rages at Gautala wildlife sanctuary

A massive fire spread over a very large area of the Gautala wildlife sanctuary near Patnadevi and nearby areas since Saturday evening has damaged the local flora and fauna.

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#112768
2017-05-08

The quest to save the world's coral reefs

Coral reefs are the "rainforests of the sea", prized for their beauty and resources the world over. They are also one of the Earth's most vulnerable ecosystems threatened by climate change. And no place better symbolises their importance and their plight than Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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#112769
2017-05-08

Our precious soil

The Philippines remains among the world’s most vulnerable to climate change. German Watch’s recent Climate Risk Index 2016, for instance, ranks the Philippines fourth in the world’s top 10 countries most affected by climate change in the past 20 years.

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#112770
2017-05-08

Mysterious Terraformed Island Offers New Clues to Life’s Survival

ASCENSION ISLANDTouching down on Ascension Island feels like landing on Mars.Clay-colored lava rocks form football field-sized craters visible from my airplane window. Residences near the airfield are low-slung, white, and identical in shape, just like the space colonies in science fiction.

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#112771
2017-05-08

Invasives and Natives: Peanuts and a proudly South African export

WITH its distinctive brown and yellow flowers and its habit of crowding out the locals along our riverbanks and road verges, the peanut butter cassia is easy to spot.Formally addressed as Senna didymobotrya and a member of the extensive legume or Fabaceae family, its common name comes from the f ...

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#112772
2017-05-08

How to fix climate change: put cities, not countries, in charge

Climate change is the most urgent challenge facing humankind. Other issues make headlines: terrorism kills; inequality affects everyday life for billions around the globe. But climate is paramount, because in sustainability human survival itself is at stake. Why then have the nations governing t ...

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#112773
2017-05-08

Climate change brings more Sahel storms

Climate change is upsetting rainfall patterns and the frequency of flooding in West Africa as it makes the region’s Sahel storms three times likelier.

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#112774
2017-05-08

The glaciers are going

As can be seen above, the Waggonwaybreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway, has retreated substantially since 1900. Svalbard's glaciers are not only retreating, they are also losing about two feet of their thickness each year. Glaciers around the world have retreated at unprecedented rates and some ha ...

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#112775
2017-05-08

Two New Species of Tarsiers Discovered in Indonesia

Tarsiers are small, nocturnal, predaceous primates of the 45-million-year-old family Tarsiidae.They are intermediate in form between lemurs and monkeys, measuring up to 6 inches (15 cm) long and weighing 100 – 150 g.

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#112776
2017-05-08

Rare flowers destroyed in Australia after paperwork error

Australian biosecurity officers have destroyed historic plant specimens on loan from France after a paperwork mix-up. A box of rare daisies from the 1850s had been sent to Brisbane from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.

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#112777
2017-05-08

Irish beach washed away 33 years ago reappears overnight after freak tide

An Irish beach that disappeared more than 30 years ago has returned to an island off the County Mayo coast.The sand at Dooagh, Achill Island, was washed away by storms in 1984, leaving only rocks and rock pools.

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#112778
2017-05-08

Malaysia seizes more than $2 million in pangolin scales in largest haul

Malaysia has seized more than $2 million worth of scales from pangolins, the world's most poached animal, at Kuala Lumpur airport in the largest haul seen in the country, officials said on Monday.

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#112779
2017-05-08

Iran, S. Korea bolster co-op in sustainable development, wetland conservation

Ramsar Regional Centre for Central and West Asia with the goal of enhancing the implementation of the Ramsar Convention in the region through training, research, advocacy and public awareness programs was established in in the Iranian city of Ramsar, the northern province of Mazandaran, in 2002.

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#112780
2017-05-08

Take a Selfie for Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism

The Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-BMB),together with the Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, is mounting a photo contest titled “Selfie for Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism 2017” which will run until M ...

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#112754
2017-05-05

Indigenous lands ‘critical’ to forest protection in Peru, biodiversity maps show

New maps of forest biodiversity in Peru illustrate the importance of lands held by indigenous peoples in safeguarding a wide variety of forest types, even as more formal protections such as parks and reserves fall a little bit short.

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#112755
2017-05-05

Sustainable shopping: here's how to find coffee that doesn't cost the Earth

The morning coffee ritual is serious business; Australians drink roughly 16.3 million coffees a day. Plenty of news coverage has been devoted to its health benefits and cultural significance, but how much do you know about the environmental cost of your daily latte?

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#112756
2017-05-05

Scientists scan horizon for future invasive species challenges

Shipping and mining in the Arctic. The spread of invasive microbial pathogens around the world. Changing agricultural practices. Use of genomic-modification tools.

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#112757
2017-05-05

10 incredible things climate change will do

Climate change will bring some surprising effects: Bumpy plane rides, greater mood swings and more volcanic eruptions are just a few of the things we can expect over the decades to come. And yes, even more lightning.

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