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#118975
2018-12-11

Lofty peaks: why glaciers matter

International Mountain Day on 11 December reminds us of the importance of mountains (peaks and uplands) as providers of valuable plant and animal species, as homes for indigenous peoples, and as sources of fresh water.

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#118976
2018-12-11

The will of the people is to halt climate change, what about politicians?

While the world’s leaders fiddle at the UN climate summit, the world outside is giving some reason for hope

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#118977
2018-12-11

US undermining 'last chance' climate talks, experts charge

Katowice, Poland (CNN) — The American delegation came to promote coal.

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#118978
2018-12-11

On World Mountain Day, looking at climate change adaptation in some of the world most majestic ranges

Nairobi, 11 December 2018 – Mountain regions occupy about one-quarter of the earth’s land surface and are home to 15% of the world’s population.

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#118979
2018-12-11

Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years

Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And it's taken just two centuries.

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#118980
2018-12-11

East Antarctica glacial stronghold melting amid climate change

Nasa detects ice retreat linked to probable ocean changes in region once thought stable

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#118981
2018-12-11

Chile's pine forests: a botanical dinosaur bound for extinction?

In Quinquen, an indigenous community in southern Chile, Ricardo Melinir shows off a forest of Chilean pine trees—the araucaria araucana, a "living fossil" seen as sacred by several local tribes.

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#118982
2018-12-11

Giraffes just silently went to the endangered list of animals facing extinction

Giraffes have been widely overlooked in conservation practices for a little too long. They just made their entry into the Red List of endangered species.

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#118983
2018-12-11

Cities can grow without wrecking reefs and oceans. Here’s how

“What happens if the water temperature rises by a few degrees?” is the 2018 International Year of the Reef leading question.

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#118984
2018-12-11

China has key role in protecting biodiversity

As much as scientists and climate activists are urging the world not to forget the promises it made in Paris in 2015 at the ongoing COP24 United Nations climate meeting in Katowice, Poland, another key global meeting on an issue of global importance barely made the news recently, even if the iss ...

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#118985
2018-12-11

WWF: EU falling behind with sustainable fisheries policy implementation

Despite having had five years to implement measures in the latest version of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), European Union member states are still lagging behind and likely to miss important 2020 deadlines on biodiversity conservation and sustainable fisheries management, a new report from W ...

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#118986
2018-12-11

COP24: UN science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chair Hoesung Lee told delegates at the COP24 climate summit in Katowice that the world needed to “do more and faster” to avoid dangerous climate change, reports the Associated Press. He said: “The report shows that not just action, but urgent act ...

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#118987
2018-12-12

Once thought extinct, bizarre horned frog reappears in Ecuador

Unseen for more than a decade, the enigmatic and endangered horned marsupial frog has reappeared in an Ecuadorian forest, to biologists’ delight.

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#118988
2018-12-12

Cree Nation identifies 30 per cent of its territory in conservation wish list

After several years of work and consultation, the Cree Nation Government has identified 30 per cent of its territory it wants to see protected from development, at least in part. When brought together, the proposed areas represent a territory roughly the size of Ireland, about 80,000 square kilo ...

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#118990
2018-12-12

About 252 species died in the 'great dying' due to climate change

About 252 years ago, the majority of the species on Earth were killed off in the great dying. It is noted as the worst mass extinction in our planet’s history.

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#118991
2018-12-12

‘Unabated climate change will cause more conflict and hunger’

Graziano da Silva made the remarks at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2018 panel discussion on how to solve the climate crisis, with 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former US Vice-President Al Gore as keynote speaker.

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#118992
2018-12-12

As climate change bites in America’s midwest, farmers are desperate to ring the alarm

Richard Oswald did not need the latest US government report on the creeping toll of climate change to tell him that farming in the Midwest is facing a grim future, and very likely changing forever.

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#118993
2018-12-12

Refusal to act on climate change slammed as shortsighted

Environment Minister Doris Leuthard says she is disappointed by the rejection of an amended law on carbon dioxide emissions by an alliance of rightwing and leftwing parties in parliament.

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#118994
2018-12-12

Kenya renews commitment for Climate Change action plan at COP24

The Kenyan delegation to the ongoing 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commonly known as COP 24, have affirmed the Government’s commitment to ensure a speedy implementation of climate change action plans.

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#118995
2018-12-12

Global, unequivocal action needed to tackle climate change: Masagos

A strong, unequivocal signal that the world is united against climate change - that is Singapore's expected outcome from COP24, the ongoing United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland.

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#118996
2018-12-12

When global climate change makes soils saltier, farmers lose their land and livelihoods

Salt is essential for cooking, but too much salt in soil can ruin crops and render fields useless. According to legend, Roman general Scipio Aemilianus Africanus sowed the soils of Carthage with salt after conquering the city during the Punic Wars. And after defeating the Italian town of Palestr ...

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#118997
2018-12-12

Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half

The population of wild reindeer, or caribou, in the Arctic has crashed by more than half in the last two decades. A new report on the impact of climate change in the Arctic revealed that numbers fell from almost 5 million to around 2.1 million animals.

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#118998
2018-12-12

COP24 Overnight Briefing: Sports industry joins race against climate change

Sporting royalty, and indeed plain royalty, gathered at COP24 on Tuesday to present the UN's first Sports for Climate Action Framework. The framework seeks to galvanise action from sports clubs, athletes, and fans around the world to reduce emissions from the sports industry and spread the word ...

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#118999
2018-12-12

Radical environmentalists are fighting climate change – so why are they persecuted?

Climate change, deforestation, widespread pollution and the sixth mass extinction of biodiversity all define living in our world today – an era that has come to be known as "the Anthropocene". These crises are underpinned by production and consumption which greatly exceeds global ecological limi ...

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#119000
2018-12-12

How mapping the Galápagos could create more sustainable cities

The Galápagos Islands remain one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet—with tortoises, finches and iguanas dotting just 3,000 square miles of land.

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#119001
2018-12-12

Hot possums risk losing their homes

As our world is warming under climate change, heat waves are becoming more frequent and intense, yet the vulnerability of our wildlife to such events is poorly understood. New research from Australia's Wet Tropics indicates that the area where maximum temperatures are survivable for the green ri ...

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#119002
2018-12-12

How do coral reefs benefit Kenya's economy?

Coral reefs contain the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. They're crucial for fish reproduction and protecting shorelines from tropical storms.

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#119003
2018-12-12

Scientists identify 66 alien species that pose greatest threat to European biodiversity

Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species, not yet established in the European Union, that pose the greatest potential threat to biodiversity and ecosystems in the region.

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#119004
2018-12-13

Envision Plastics launches recycled plastic packaging collection

The first hotel bathroom beauty range made from recycled plastic has hit the market. Envision Plastics and Nurture Hospitality Group (NHG) are responsible for developing the packaging, which are created from discarded plastic in Haiti, Caribbean.

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#119005
2018-12-13

South Africa increasing efforts to battle climate change

South Africa is scaling-up its current ambitious efforts to address climate change, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

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#119006
2018-12-13

Pakistanis planting trees to tackle climate change

Rapid urbanization and infrastructure development has led to serious environmental challenges in Pakistan. A young man wants to tackle these problems by motivating his fellow citizens to plant trees.

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#119007
2018-12-13

'People talk about deep sadness:' Scientists study climate change grief

His canvases are painted from first-hand observation by a brush wielded in the outdoors and glow with the colours of the Canadian wilderness. But British Columbia artist Dominik Modlinski doesn't take his paints into the woods much anymore.

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#119008
2018-12-13

Ten Things The World Learned At The COP24 Climate Change Negotiations

In what many describe as the biggest international climate change negotiations since the 2015 Paris Agreement, COP24 convened this month in the city of Katowice, Poland. The recent landmark IPCC SR15 report on 1.5 °C global warming makes it abundantly clear that urgent and aggressive measures ar ...

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#119009
2018-12-13

Climate change threatens Luxembourg's ice wine production

The tradition ice wine, or eiswein in Luxembourg, produced right at the end of the season, could soon disappear due to climate change.

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#119010
2018-12-13

Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'

The UN secretary-general has warned negotiators at a major meeting that failing to increase efforts on climate change would be "not only immoral but suicidal" for the planet.

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#119011
2018-12-13

It's in the genes – there may be hope for pikas hit by climate change, researchers find

As the climate changes, animals that can only survive in certain temperature ranges are being forced to relocate or perish. Pikas – small, arguably adorable mountain mammals that look like a cross between a rabbit and a gerbil – are the poster child of climate indicator species due to their seve ...

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#119012
2018-12-13

Biologists shed new light on the diversity of natural selection

For nearly 100 years, biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. If nature selects the individuals with the best genes, then why aren't all organisms the same? What maintains the genetic variation that natural selection acts upon, the genetic variation that has ...

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#119013
2018-12-13

Anticipating hastened global action in integrating conservation in dev't sectors

Following the agreement of 196 countries during the UN Biodiversity Conference to ensure the achievement of global biodiversity targets through actions at the global, regional, national, and sub-national levels, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) Executive Director Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim ex ...

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#119014
2018-12-13

Insects are disappearing from science textbooks—and that should bug you

Earth is creeping and crawling with bugs—up to 30 million species and 10 quintillion individual insects. Bugs outnumber all other species in the animal kingdom by orders of magnitude. So it would make sense that they have a starring role in science textbooks, teaching students essential lessons ...

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#119015
2018-12-13

Global Warming Will Increase Number of Strong El Niños, Causing More Extreme Weather, Study Says

El Niños are characterized by warmer-than-average ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific. That can greatly impact global weather patterns. Researchers say the natural weather phenomenon will become more frequent in the decades to come due to global temperature rise.

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#119016
2018-12-13

Global warming should be called global heating, says key scientist

“Global heating” is a more accurate term than “global warming” to describe the changes taking place to the world’s climate, according to a key scientist at the UK Met Office.

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#119017
2018-12-13

Alliance pledges to step up efforts at UN climate change talks

The UN climate talks have received a much-needed injection as they enter their final hours, with an alliance of 27 countries promising to step up efforts to tackle climate change under the Paris agreement.

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#119018
2018-12-13

The Arctic is unraveling as climate change intensifies

Rapid climate change is transforming the Arctic, from the bottom of the sea floor to the top of windswept glaciers. Sea ice is disappearing, land-based ice is melting, and a domino effect of ecosystem changes have been set into motion, with unknown results.

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#119019
2018-12-13

'We're running out of time': Canada under pressure to step up at global climate conference

The Canadian government is under intense pressure to fill a leadership void as countries try to hammer out how they will hold themselves accountable for implementing the Paris climate-change accord.

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#119020
2018-12-13

Nature is a rich source of medicine – if we can protect it

The Pacific yew tree is a fairly small and slow growing conifer native to the Pacific Northwest. The Gila monster is a lizard with striking orange and black markings from the drylands of the Southwestern US and Mexico. Two very different organisms, but with a fascinating connection.

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#119021
2018-12-13

Land rights to forest communities a must to control climate change

A new report highlights how important the role of forest communities and indigenous people in protecting forests as carbon sinks, and why it is important to recognise these land rights.

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#119022
2018-12-13

Ocean acidification ‘changing’ marine biodiversity

As global powers meet in Poland at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, a study led by Stanford University sheds light on the impact of human-induced environmental change on the functioning of ecosystems, especially marine life.

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#119023
2018-12-13

The Allure of Vertical Forests

The Vertical Forest buildings of the architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri make the most of the often overlooked and profound contributions of a single tree.

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#119036
2018-12-14

Studying marine biodiversity from pole to pole

Many scientists around the world are studying marine biodiversity—the variety of life forms in the ocean.

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#119037
2018-12-14

Scientists identify 66 alien species that pose greatest threat to European biodiversity

Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species, not yet established in the European Union, that pose the greatest potential threat to biodiversity and ecosystems in the region.

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