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#110859
2016-11-15

The link between birds and coffee

Sometime in 2004, I received a copy of Living On The Wind: Across The Hemisphere With Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul. The American naturalist writes in the book that one of the ways to save migratory songbirds, tropical plants and animals is to “have a cup of coffee”. He says the “tradition ...

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#110860
2016-11-15

Hope for forests at COP22

COP22 has revealed signs of real momentum toward an effective role for tropical forests in achieving a low carbon future, writes Tony Juniper. Now for the hard bit - connecting with realities on the ground to make it happen. This will mean working with indigenous and other forest communities to ...

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#110861
2016-11-15

Ensuring wildlife and livestock coexistence vital for international trade and environmental protection

Victoria Falls - Addressing disease issues that are a result of the coexistence of wildlife and livestock is important to the international trade of beef. Given the importance of both the livestock and wildlife sectors to many countries across the region, Southern Africa has been reevaluating h ...

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#110862
2016-11-15

An Ecosystem’s Lifeblood, Flowing Through Gravel

They are beautiful, glistening icons of the West, filled with life and history. But there is far more to mountain rivers, scientists are learning, than the water churning between their banks.

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#110863
2016-11-15

Three new species of miniaturized tropical salamanders are already endangered

An international team of researchers has completed a decades-long study of tiny salamanders found in the high-mountain forests of Oaxaca, Mexico, and concluded that they represent three new species of the enigmatic genus Thorius. With adults smaller than a matchstick, these salamanders are the s ...

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#110864
2016-11-15

Majority of Southeast Sulawesi coral reefs damaged: Study

A study conducted by WWF Indonesia has found that the majority of coral reefs in waters around Southeast Sulawesi have been damaged. The lack of hard coral cover, high rubble cover and high sedimentation rates are signs that the underwater ecosystem is in a dire state.

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#110866
2016-11-15

Adidas launches mass-produced ocean plastic trainers

Global sportswear company Adidas looks set to push around 7,000 pairs of trainers made from 95% ocean plastic into the market, alongside setting a new goal to produce one million ocean plastic pairs of trainers by 2017.

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#110867
2016-11-15

Is Logging Liquidating Biodiversity in Indiana Forests?

An inventory of Indiana's older forests already has identified more than 1,250 species, with hundreds more still being tallied. (Indiana Forest Alliance)

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#110820
2016-11-14

New report: Brazil’s Cerrado could sidestep conversion for agriculture

The expanse of tropical savanna in Brazil known as the Cerrado faces an uncertain future, as a decades-old trajectory toward more agriculture continues. But a recent report holds that with the right strategy, the region’s natural resources can be protected alongside the region’s most important e ...

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#110821
2016-11-14

How useful are Green Rankings?

There is an unmistakable sustainability tide sweeping across the private sector, as consumers and investors alike become more aware of the environmental impact of businesses.

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#110822
2016-11-14

10 Technologies That Are Helping Save Endangered Species

In today’s world, scientists and conservationists are starting to work together to look for solutions to help the plight of endangered species around the globe. These solutions are primarily using technology to help revitalize different populations of animals that are experiencing a decline. Usi ...

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#110823
2016-11-14

Agriculture Is a Victim of and the Solution to Climate Change

Diplomatic wrangling this week will make the headlines in the fight against climate change, but experts say a bigger but largely unseen battle is set to unfold on the world's farms. Agriculture holds the double distinction of being highly vulnerable to climate change but also offering a solution ...

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#110824
2016-11-14

Zimbabwe: Climate Change Changes Face of Urban Agriculture

Rain is something that Zimbabweans very much look forward to. For years, many have looked up to their rain-fed agricultural projects to bring them food relief in the face of gnawing hunger that has resulted from the country's economic collapse. The unpredictable pattern that now characterises th ...

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#110825
2016-11-14

Climate change in Afghanistan: What does it mean for rural livelihoods and food security?

Climate change in Afghanistan is not an uncertain, “potential” future risk but a very real, present threat— whose impacts have already been felt by millions of farmers and pastoralists across the country. In this report, we show how drought and flood risks have changed over the past thirty years ...

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#110826
2016-11-14

World’s Tallest Tropical Tree is Higher than the Statue of Liberty

In June this year, Malaysia claimed history for having the tallest tropical tree in the world, a Yellow Meranti in Malaysian Borneo standing at 89.5 meters. Five months later, the record was shattered.

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#110827
2016-11-14

Moroccan vault preserves seeds if climate change or doomsday spark crisis

Should a doomsday agricultural crisis hit the world’s driest environments, scientists and farmers will turn to an up-and-coming research centre and seed bank in Morocco to restock their harvests.

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#110828
2016-11-14

Without funding, developing country climate plans will wither

The Paris Agreement’s entry into force should be celebrated. Little will be achieved, however, unless governments turn words into action.Although Latin America and the Caribbean are confronting a difficult economic situation, there is a strong case for implementing the agreement, which can build ...

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#110829
2016-11-14

Promising progress for pilot shellfish reef restoration program

A Western Australian first trial to return oysters to an Albany estuary is exceeding scientists' expectations, a year into the ambitious project.

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#110830
2016-11-14

Enhancing livestock immunity in a changing climate

Management and nutritional strategies are needed to protect livestock from heat stress resulting from climate change, according to a review paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science.

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#110831
2016-11-14

2016 'very likely' to be world's warmest year

2016 looks poised to be the warmest year on record globally, according to preliminary data. With data from just the first nine months, scientists are 90% certain that 2016 will pass the mark set by 2015.

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#110832
2016-11-14

New frog species discovered near Australian airport

In a swamp, just six miles away from the Newcastle airport in New South Wales, Australia, scientists have discovered a new species of frog that is only slightly bigger than a human fingertip.

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#110833
2016-11-14

Move to save Singapore's endangered sea turtles

The gentle sea turtle has long fuelled the imagination, and Singaporeans flock to turtle sanctuaries elsewhere to catch sight of them. But sea turtles also live and nest right here, unknown to many. Unfortunately, the two species of sea turtles most commonly found here - the hawksbill turtle and ...

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#110834
2016-11-14

Dogs Trained To Sniff Out Invasive Species Of Mussels In Montana

Zebra and quagga mussels, the best known Great Lakes invaders, reduce the ability of native mussel species to move, feed and breed.

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#110835
2016-11-14

The impact of climate change on Arctic biodiversity

Most spiders are small. I don’t know if that’s a comfort to you or not,” Dean of Students and Department of Natural Resources Associate Professor Christopher Buddle said to the audience on Nov. 10 at Cutting Edge Lectures in Science, hosted by the Redpath Museum.

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#110797
2016-11-11

Sabah will ‘make a Third of its land’ Totally Protected Areas

Sabah’s government is planning to turn almost a third of the state’s forests into totally protected areas. The total of gazetted areas where no logging or encroachment will be allowed will account for 30% of the state’s land mass. It’s definitely a welcome development, yes, but it could take a d ...

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#110798
2016-11-11

Measuring protection of the world’s rivers

To what extent are the world’s rivers protected? In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an international treaty for the conservation of biodiversity, set a 17% target for the protection of ‘inland waters,’ including rivers. But there was a problem: there was no good way to meas ...

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#110799
2016-11-11

Climate Change Hitting Coral Reefs Hard

As atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rise, very few coral reef ecosystems will be spared the impacts of ocean acidification or sea surface temperature rise, according to a new analysis. The damage will cause the most immediate and serious threats where human dependence on reefs is highest.

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#110800
2016-11-11

Climate change behind destruction of Japan's coral reef

A report furnished by Ministry of Environment says that major destruction of Japan's coral reef is caused due to climate change, especially the rise in temperature this season.

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#110801
2016-11-11

Climate change is changing nature so much it may need ‘human-assisted evolution’, scientists say

Life on Earth has already been fundamentally altered by global warming, affecting the genes of plants and animals and altering every ecosystem on the planet, according to a major review of the scientific literature.

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#110802
2016-11-11

Is Soil our Secret Weapon Against Climate Change?

What if one of the planet’s secret weapons in the fight against climate change was all around us?What if every country had it in abundance, and it could also be used at the same time to give a better life to those most in need?

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#110803
2016-11-11

Climate change now affecting all levels of life

Fish being caught for our tables are shrinking according to 'concerning' survey of studies published in the journal Science. There has been a 23 per cent decrease in commercial catches because of a reduction of body size, caused by rising ocean temperatures.

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#110804
2016-11-11

If you’re looking for good news about climate change, this is about the best there is right now

On election day, the U.S. was busy voting for a president who openly scoffs at the reality of human-caused climate change and has expressed the goal of withdrawing the U.S. from the international process for dealing with it. So if climate change is something you worry about, you’re probably extr ...

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#110805
2016-11-11

Climate change is good news for England's wine industry

England’s wine industry is booming, thanks to climate change. Mark Driver, who owns Rathfinny Wine Estate, used to manage a multi-billion-pound hedge fund. He left the City of London in 2009 to invest his money in wine.

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#110806
2016-11-11

“Las próximas dos décadas, claves para salvar biodiversidad del planeta”: Gerardo Ceballo

Las próximas dos décadas serán determinantes para salvaguardar la biodiversidad del planeta, pues existe una fuerte presión sobre los ecosistemas por el aumento de la población humana y el cambio de uso de suelos, afirmó el investigador Gerardo Ceballos, del Instituto de Ecología de la UNAM, al ...

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#110807
2016-11-11

México va hacia esquemas preventivos de protección ambiental: Profepa

Para proteger la rica biodiversidad, México avanza hacia un esquema más preventivo con el uso de tecnologías y vinculación y colaboración interinstitucional, con comunidades y actores sociales, señaló la Profepa.

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#110808
2016-11-11

Scientists Identify Key Ecological Processes Necessary to Support Healthy Ecosystems on Earth

The scientific team, including researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE), The University of Queensland and the Queensland Museum in Australia, identified key ecological processes necessary to support healthy terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems. Th ...

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#110809
2016-11-11

DEVOTES: Exploring High-Edge Tools for Marine Biodiversity Assessment

After four years of collaboration with more than 250 researchers from the European Union, the DEVOTES or Development of Innovative Tools for Understanding Marine Biodiversity and Assessing Good Environmental Status Project has officially ended, producing several useful tools for environmental as ...

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#110810
2016-11-11

African countries urged to seek pathways for climate-resilient growth

African countries have been called upon to seek development pathways that could propel climate-resilient economic growth.The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has argued in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, that it is possible to attain the objective if an enabling environment ...

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#110811
2016-11-11

Green Pakistan Programme: A Green Walk to Future

Pakistan constitutes one of the world’s most extended high-altitude rainforest regions. Various forms of degradation and encroachment, mostly due to human intervention, seriously threaten this region. With its dramatic geological history, Pakistan spans a remarkable number of broad ecological re ...

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#110812
2016-11-11

Climate shift changes everything from genes to ecosystems

Climate change is having a profound effect on every aspect of life on Earth‚ from genes to entire ecosystems‚ with worrying consequences for humans.

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#110813
2016-11-11

Industry, NGOs agree to single approach to eliminating deforestation from palm oil supply chain

As palm oil has become one of the most in-demand global commodities over the past several years, oil palm plantations have proliferated quickly throughout the tropics. Oil palm is currently grown in more than 40 countries, and these operations are often associated with high levels of deforestati ...

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#110814
2016-11-11

Will America's Turtles Be Eaten Into Extinction?

Anyone wanting a gourmet meal in the early 1900s in the United States could always count on finding one special dish: turtle.

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#110786
2016-11-10

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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#110787
2016-11-10

Ethiopia: Unleashing National Parks' Tourism Potential

This time animal and bird species are migrating long from their previous tranquil habitat. The flora is also downsizing from time to time. This tragic unfolding is highly attributed to the risky impact of human beings on nature.

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#110788
2016-11-10

Why the death of coral reefs could be devastating for millions of humans

Coral reefs around the globe already are facing unprecedented damage because of warmer and more acidic oceans. It’s hardly a problem affecting just the marine life that depends on them or deep-sea divers who visit them.

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#110789
2016-11-10

Agriculture and Pollution: Tackling a burning problem with technology

There is virtual unanimity — at least among scientists and aware farmers — that the ultimate solution to the recurrent problem of paddy stubble burning at this time of the year lies in the ‘Happy Seeder’ developed by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in 2002.

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#110791
2016-11-10

Indian Ocean’s widening current to impact climate change

The Indian Ocean’s Agulhas Current — one of the strongest currents in the world — is getting wider rather than strengthening, which will have important implications for global climate change, a study says. The findings suggest that intensifying winds in the region may be increasing the turbulenc ...

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#110792
2016-11-10

Endangered species database ‘outdated’, underestimates risk of extinction: new study

The world’s most widely used database of endangered species — the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List — classifies species according to their risk of extinction. But this list underestimates the number of species at risk, concludes a new study.

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#110793
2016-11-10

Chemical clue to why seabirds eat plastic

Plastic pollution in the sea gives off a smell that attracts foraging birds, scientists have found. The discovery could explain why seabirds such as the albatross swallow plastic, causing injury or death.

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#110794
2016-11-10

Study finds increase in Antarctic marine worm species

A study by the University of Liverpool has found that the diversity of marine worm species in the Antarctic Ocean has been vastly underestimated, and this finding could help to monitor climate change in this region.

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