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#112321
2017-03-23

Environmental sciences: Troubled waters on the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes that straddle the border of Canada and the United States hold one-fifth of Earth's surface fresh water, and cover almost 250,000 square kilometres — an area larger than the United Kingdom.

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#112322
2017-03-23

Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference

22 March 2017 – Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coast of Fiji's largest, most populous island, Viti Levu, killing at least 44 people, and grounding flights to and from the Pacific Island nation.

News Headlines
#112323
2017-03-23

Researchers ponder conundrum of disappearing Arctic caribou

March 23 (UPI) -- Vast herds of caribou roaming the barren tundra are among the most iconic images of Arctic wildlife. But today, most of the world's barren-ground caribou and reindeer herds are on the decline.

News Headlines
#112292
2017-03-22

Almond-crop fungicides are harmful to honey bees

March 21 (UPI) -- Almond growers face a dilemma. They need to keep their almond trees fungus free, but new research shows almond-crop fungicides harm honey bees, the nut tree's chief pollinator.

News Headlines
#112293
2017-03-22

Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day

22 March 2017 – In a world where the demand for water continues to grow and the resource is finite, a new United Nations report argues that wastewater, discarded into the environment every day, once treated, can help meet the needs for freshwater as well as for raw materials for energy and agric ...

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#112294
2017-03-22

Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’– UN agency

21 March 2017 – Global temperatures set yet another record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today, warning that the extreme weather and climate conditions have ...

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#112295
2017-03-22

Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, according to scientists.

News Headlines
#112296
2017-03-22

Dead zones may threaten coral reefs worldwide

Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study.

News Headlines
#112297
2017-03-22

New species discovered: Protist parasites contribute to the stability of rainforest ecosystems

Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth.

News Headlines
#112298
2017-03-22

In defining plantations as forest, FAO attracts criticism

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) continues to define most tree plantations as forest cover in its assessments. Conservation groups are petitioning to change this – but it may not be so simple

News Headlines
#112299
2017-03-22

Aggressive forest protection needed to meet US climate goals

A report released today, on the International Day of Forests, finds that forest protection in the United States must be drastically increased in order to mitigate the climate crisis and safeguard communities from the extreme weather events climate change is projected to continue to make more fre ...

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#112300
2017-03-22

Water, the Great Enabler

STOCKHOLM, Mar 21 2017 (IPS) - I listened to a Haitian farmer share solutions with neighbouring water users on how best to allocate scarce water resources.

News Headlines
#112301
2017-03-22

'Better de-horned than dead' – zoo chops rhino horns to foil poachers

Czech zoo takes saw to the horns of its 21 rhinoceroses in response to deadly attack at Paris wildlife park this month

News Headlines
#112302
2017-03-22

Can the dying Dead Sea be saved?

The lowest body of water in the world, famed for its health benefits, is disappearing, threatening livelihoods and nature.

News Headlines
#112303
2017-03-22

Rusty-patched bee finally gets its endangered listing

After many delays, the bumblebee has finally become the first in the continental US to be listed as endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

News Headlines
#112304
2017-03-22

Can the Amazon of Southeast Asia Be Saved?

The Mekong River Basin supports millions of people and some of the world’s richest biodiversity, but it must overcome many threats.

News Headlines
#112305
2017-03-22

Ministry decrees Ogasawara coral extinct in red list of threatened species

The Environment Ministry has revealed its red list of threatened marine species for the first time, designating 56 as endangered species, including the sand tiger shark.

News Headlines
#112306
2017-03-22

Indigenous people best custodians of threatened forests, studies show

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Granting formal land rights to indigenous people living in the world's tropical forests is among the most effective, but underused, ways to stop illegal deforestation that fuels violence, poverty and global warming, according to new research.

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#112307
2017-03-22

Research questions effectiveness of translocation conservation method

New research by University of Arkansas biologists suggests that supplementing the numbers of a threatened species with individuals from other locations might not be as effective for some species as previously thought.

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#112308
2017-03-22

How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

There is no longer any good reason to waste any type of water. The technology and financial case for recovering wastewater are already there, says United Nations' University's Tamara Avellan.

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#112309
2017-03-22

Thousands of monkeys are dying from yellow fever in Brazil

March 22 (UPI) -- Yellow fever, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, is spreading through Brazil, infecting and killing both monkeys and humans.

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#112277
2017-03-21

South Africa’s San people issue ethics code to scientists

The indigenous people — known for their click languages — are the first in Africa to draft guidelines for researchers.

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#112278
2017-03-21

New ‘stone’ frog discovered in Vietnam

In the rugged limestone hills of northern Vietnam, scientists have discovered a new species of frog that looks like a small piece of rock.

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#112279
2017-03-21

Asia’s Water Politics Near the Boiling Point

NEW DELHI, Mar 21 2017 (IPS) - In Asia, it likely will not be straightforward water wars.

News Headlines
#112280
2017-03-21

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows

News Headlines
#112282
2017-03-21

It's official: access to green spaces leaves you in the pink

People living close to trees and green spaces are less likely to be obese, inactive, or dependent on anti-depressants, according to a new report.

News Headlines
#112283
2017-03-21

Peru floods could be in line with climate change models, says climatologist Mojib Latif.

Peru is being hit by devastating flooding. Is it a natural weather cycle or an impact of climate change?

News Headlines
#112284
2017-03-21

India grants Ganges and Yamuna rivers 'legal person' status

Two of the holiest rivers in India are each to be accorded the same legal status as human beings. A court ruled that the Ganges and Yamuna had a right to protection and that they could be parties to legal disputes.

News Headlines
#112285
2017-03-21

CEPF investment in West Africa shines spotlight on Liberia forests

Sustainable forest management is everyone's business, forests are indispensable for life therefore he who plants a tree, plants life.

News Headlines
#112286
2017-03-21

India's growing demand for goods impacts forests globally

Indian industry can play a key role in curbing carbon emissions and helping protect some of the world’s most valuable forests

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#112287
2017-03-21

Fish evolve quickly to take advantage of marine protected areas: UBC study

Fish can quickly evolve to get more benefit from the protection offered by marine protected areas, according to research from the University of B.C.

News Headlines
#112290
2017-03-21

New crab species found climbing in Hong Kong trees

March 21 (UPI) -- Crabs do more than swim and scuttle across the beach. They climb trees.

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#112261
2017-03-20

Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy

16 March 2017 – Smarter and more efficient use of the world’s natural resources today means the next generation will reap annual economic benefits of $2 trillion by 2050, while offsetting the costs of ambitious climate change action, new research released today by the International Resource Pane ...

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#112262
2017-03-20

Catching up to the Ruby Seadragon: new species raises new questions

The ruby seadragon (Phyllopteryx dewysea) avoided scientific detection for so long due to its deepwater habitat and the fact that bodies changed color after they perished.

News Headlines
#112263
2017-03-20

How a UN platform to stop biodiversity loss could up its game

Biodiversity, the variety of plant, animal and microbial life on Earth, is still declining. For many years there have been calls for some sort of scientific body or initiative to be set up to encourage the international community to shoulder its responsibilities over biodiversity.

News Headlines
#112264
2017-03-20

Building a wall to keep the desert out

A plan for an ambitious 'green wall' of trees stretching across 11 countries aims to fight back the Sahara. But progress is slow on the decade old project.

News Headlines
#112265
2017-03-20

Sustainable tourism in Armenia

While the United Nations designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, Armenia is struggling to manage and make the best out of the potential of this sector

News Headlines
#112266
2017-03-20

Climate change key suspect in the case of India’s vanishing groundwater

New study links India’s water crisis to the impact of climate change, which has weakened recent monsoons.

News Headlines
#112267
2017-03-20

New research fellows to combat climate change in Africa

[ACCRA] A programme is building the capacity of African researchers to understand climate change impacts and develop evidence-based solutions to help policymakers tackle climate change challenges.

News Headlines
#112268
2017-03-20

Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists say

Forests and trees play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to food security and climate change adaptation.

News Headlines
#112269
2017-03-20

On front line of climate change as Maldives fights rising seas

White sand circles picked out by the sun in sparkling blue seas are the first signs that my plane has arrived at the Maldives, a tropical paradise spread over almost 1200 islands.

News Headlines
#112270
2017-03-20

Sea turtles of São Tomé: Selling what can’t be sold

Sea turtles have the dubious honor of being one of the few animals that rank high globally on both the charisma scale and the dinner menu.

News Headlines
#112271
2017-03-20

Indonesia steps up fight against biopiracy

Though it may sound like a conspiracy theory, the Indonesian government has taken seriously allegations that foreign researchers have used all kinds of ways — including disguising themselves as tourists — to steal the nation’s genetic resources.

News Headlines
#112272
2017-03-20

'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

In the atmosphere, the seas and around the poles, climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth.

News Headlines
#112251
2017-03-17

Stepping on their paws: study explores recreation’s unfun impacts on wildlife

In a video posted on YouTube on February 6th, a woman fishes a juvenile shark out of the waters of the Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago-cum-national park off Brazil’s north-eastern coast, wrestling with it as it thrashes furiously.

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#112252
2017-03-17

Haddock from UK waters removed from sustainable seafood list

It is among the most popular fish in the UK, but haddock may soon be off the menu in some fish and chip shops because of dwindling stocks.

News Headlines
#112253
2017-03-17

50 years needed to restore Raja Ampat coral reef destroyed by cruise ship: Indonesian minister

JAKARTA - It will take 50 to 100 years for the Raja Ampat coral reef destroyed by a British cruise ship to be restored, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan told reporters on Friday (March 17).

News Headlines
#112254
2017-03-17

Despite population growth and management challenges, hope for forests in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – In Ethiopia’s ever-expanding capital of Addis Ababa, the massive afromontane forest coverage on the city’s outskirts could be under threat from the increasing urban population, which is more than 3.4 million and growing.

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#112255
2017-03-17

Communities in Mexico step up to protect a disappearing forest

Comprising around 1.9 million hectares in Mexico and Guatemala, the Lacandon is regarded as one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world.

News Headlines
#112256
2017-03-17

Large mammals ideal ambassadors for conservation

By conserving megafauna, we also conserve birds, amphibians, reptiles, and a variety of ecosystem processes

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