BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Sometimes it's just too hot to do anything, let alone work. If climate change continues, that might be the case more often.
MIAMI, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- By comparing the movements of tagged fish with ocean heat content maps, researchers at the University of Miami were able to uncover unique patterns in migratory fish behavior.
One of the world's leading experts on permafrost has told BBC News that the recent rate of warming of this frozen layer of earth is "unbelievable".
The Cuban government has launched a long-term plan to protect shark populations around its shores.
A new species of giant tortoise has been identified in the Galapagos, taking the tally in the archipelago to 11.
The world could lose a fifth of its remaining natural habitat by 2050 through population growth if current trends in land use continue unabated, a study warns.
The Wildlife Conservation Society has a long, proven track record of environmental stewardship.
CASPANA, Chile, Oct 21 2015 (IPS) - Terrace farming as practiced from time immemorial by native peoples in the Andes mountains contributes to food security as a strategy of adaptation in an environment where the geography and other conditions make the production of nutritional foods a complex un ...
Tiny archipelago seeks to create world’s sixth-largest area to be fully protected from fishing or drilling
In the runup to a global climate conference in Paris, study finds evidence that economic performance in all regions is tightly linked to climate change.
Lake Nakuru in Kenya is home to some of the world's most majestic wildlife: lions, rhinos, zebras and hundreds of bird species - including flamingos that famously blush the water pink when they gather in numbers
NEW DELHI: Opening up traditional knowledge of an ethnic group for research under an international protocol, India has granted access to ethno-medicinal knowledge of the Siddi community from Gujarat to a researcher of the University of Kent, United Kingdom.
The Amazon rainforest spreads across nine of South America’s twelve countries. Those with the largest portions — Brazil, Colombia and Peru — each approach tropical forest conservation in a different way.
Adding to concerns about the disastrous decline in ocean ecosystems, now there is another emerging threat - deep sea mining.
THE country's capacity to protect its ecosystem against the threat of foreign plants, animals and pathogens has been boosted with the launch of the Jamaica Invasive Species Database (JISD).
An ingredient found in more than 3,500 sunscreen brands may be contributing to the decline of coral reefs at popular beaches in Hawaii, the Caribbean and the US Virgin Islands, a study published Tuesday suggests.
More than 10% of the Bahamas' marine and coastal ecosystems will be protected
Researchers might have finally provided a solution to the ecological riddle of why tree abundance on Africa's grassy savannas diminishes in response to heavy rainfall despite scientists' expectations to the contrary.
As part of an multi-disciplinary study, a team of researchers found that climatic changes, an increase in agricultural land use and population growth in the Himalaya Mountain basins could have negative impacts on water availability, further stressing a region plagued by natural disasters and foo ...
The sun has been pale for months here in Sumatra and the skies are grey all day — choked with pollution from the massive fires that rage across the Indonesian island.
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 20 2015 (IPS) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week turned the spotlight on the “record number” of extreme weather-related events the world is witnessing these days.
LUJÁN DE CUYO, Argentina , Oct 20 2015 (IPS) - The region of Cuyo in west-central Argentina is famous for its vineyards. But it is one of the areas in the country hit hardest by the effects of climate change, such as desertification and the melting of mountain top snow. And local winegrowers hav ...
A diet of putrid rotting flesh may not be your cup of tea, but to the cinereous vulture, found across southern Europe and Asia, it is positively delightful. This tough bird, it turns out, is genetically wired to thrive on the stuff.
A species of wasp that has never been recorded in the country has been discovered at a British nature reserve.
Can this week's climate talks in Bonn come up with a draft text for COP 21 in Paris to suit all parties? DW talks to UN climate chief Christiana Figueres.
NEW YORK — Molly Conley climbed to the roof of the Historic Manhattan Seventh-day Adventist Church on a Wednesday morning in the West Village. She put on a white veil, lit a smoker and, as the sun rose, she took out a wooden palette covered in tightly packed hexagons. Holding it up to the light, ...
On the first World Food Day in 1945, people around the world celebrated the creation of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and the launch of the first co-ordinated global action to combat hunger. This year, on the 70th World Food Day, countries are mobilising behind the Sustainable Develo ...
When Jean-Claude Juncker his first State of the European Union speech in September, he spoke so long about migration that he had little time left to talk about the road to Paris.
With hopes high that a new global climate change agreement will be signed at the UN’s COP21 talks in Paris, the world faces a difficult question. How do we feed and nourish an increasing number of people while ensuring that expanded agricultural production becomes more sustainable, and does not ...
The migration of animal species is a common natural event that happens each autumn across the North American continent. Many species of birds and even mammals, such as the great whales, travel thousands of miles to over-winter in warmer climates. Check out these photos of one of the most spectac ...
SYDNEY, Australia — Every day for a week, So Kawaguchi peered intently into the jars of cold water holding harvested krill eggs. None were hatching. In his laboratory in Hobart, Tasmania, on the edge of the Southern Ocean, he could see that the carbon dioxide he had pumped into the icy seawater ...
Singapore luxury retail group FJ Benjamin-owned firm unveils a sustainable fibre tissue brand that guarantees no forests were burned for its production.
Government disarray often offers opportunities for lobby groups, and Brazil is no exception.
Davos, Switzerland, 14 October 2015 - As countries become increasingly dependent on world trade, with 40 per cent of resources extracted and used worldwide linked directly or indirectly to trade, new policies are needed to address adverse environmental impacts, according to a new report.
The government of Mauritius has announced its plans of culling 20 percent of the endemic and vulnerable Mauritius fruit bat (Pteropus niger) population on the island.
In November, nearly 200 countries meet in Paris for UN talks to agree a new climate deal.
The death of a single elephant – or lion, such as Cecil – is sad. But our anger should really be aimed at the species-threatening scale of the illegal wildlife trade
Climate change is affecting wildlife in a lot of serious, and occasionally weird, ways.
Alien species making their way into Maltese waters through the newly-expanded Suez Canal could have a significant impact on Malta’s marine biodiversity
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2015 (IPS) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon insists there is a special role for the world’s younger generation in the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda.
According to the European Commission, boosting innovation and research in the agricultural sector is key if EU farmers are to produce more with less, and feed billions.
14 October 2015 – Targeted policies and investments in food security and agriculture should be at the centre of debates on climate change, according to a top UN official and the French Minister for Agriculture, speaking at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome this week.
New research shows trees grown to decontaminate land can be better at fending off natural predators
International grasslands study finds benefits of multiple species under wet, dry conditions
Thousands of studies have measured the impact of logging on tropical biodiversity, but few have looked at illegal logging.
Study finds that a global temperature increase of 3C would cause ice shelves to disappear, triggering sea-level rise that would continue for thousands of years
Liz Truss says putting price tag on environment would help decision-making by businesses and government
Parts of Australia could lose their coastal mangroves to sea level rise before the end of this century, according to new research.
World leaders and delegates from 192 countries across the globe have gathered in Ankara, Turkey, to discuss the worrying land degradation and global desertification on the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP12.
It remains unclear how changing views will influence policy