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#104112
2015-05-29

New Ben And Jerry's Flavor Fights Climate Change

With the Paris Climate summit beginning in December, Ben & Jerry’s is launching a campaign to raise awareness for climate change and promote transitions to clean energy.

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#104113
2015-05-29

Agrarian landscapes have a strong influence on biodiversity

Human interventions increasingly threaten the habitat of many plant and animal species. A project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF now aims to provide fundamental insights for countering the loss of biodiversity and preserving ecosystems in agrarian regions.

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#104084
2015-05-28

International Biodiversity Day Celebrates Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

22 May 2015: The 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity convened under the theme, ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Development,' reflecting the importance of efforts made to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the relevance of biodiversity for achieving sustainable ...

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#104085
2015-05-28

New wasp species named after Harry Potter series' dementor

BANGKOK, May 27 (UPI) -- Ampulex dementor, also known as the dementor wasp, is only one of 139 new species discovered last year in the Greater Mekong region, but it is most certainly the scariest.

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#104086
2015-05-28

Plankton trawl reveals ten times the species

The number of known plankton species floating in our oceans has increased ten-fold thanks to an international study aiming to understand the impact of climate change.

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#104087
2015-05-28

Uganda's elephant population has risen 600% since its 1980s low

In the 1980s, Uganda's elephants looked like they were on their way to extinction.

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#104088
2015-05-28

David Attenborough calls on ordinary people to help save Africa's elephants

People need to support the conservation charities working to stop the killing of Africa’s last elephants and rhinos by joining them, says naturalist

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#104089
2015-05-28

OPINION: Saving Wildlife From the Specter of Trade

Elephants, rhinos, and other wildlife across the globe are being slaughtered for their tusks, horns, pelts, and bones with no end in sight.

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#104090
2015-05-28

This Indian Foundation Is Protecting Wilderness and Helping Farmers -- And That's Just the Beginning

MUMBAI -- Almost 70 years after India's independence, over 100 million acres of land falls under the definition of "common lands": territory occupied jointly by rural communities in the hinterland. But deforestation, waste of natural resources and over-irrigation risks turning it all into wasteland.

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#104091
2015-05-28

Using leeches to measure mammal biodiversity

In order to get a better grasp on the biodiversity of mammals in Sumatra, University of Delaware graduate student Sarah Weiskopf spent two weeks collecting leeches in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and conducting genetic analyses of their blood meals.

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#104092
2015-05-28

Finance to protect forests must meet local needs: experts

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Madagascar has 7 million hectares of rainforest under protection as of this month, but stopping the poor people who live near those areas from illegally cutting down rosewood trees remains a challenge.

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#104093
2015-05-28

In the forest, women’s voices not heard: report

LIMA, Peru: REDD+ – with its emphasis on the sustainable management of forests, is so often pitched to communities and what they can do to help ensure their futures.

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#104094
2015-05-28

Abundant promise, abundant risk: Formalization of natural resource trade

BOGOR, Indonesia: The move toward formalization of trade in natural resources in developing countries—from timber and rattan to chicle and cashews—must be undertaken with care, a new analysis of natural resource laws across the globe suggests.

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#104095
2015-05-28

Ecology in a changing climate

Complex ecological and evolutionary controls of forest dynamics make projecting the future difficult.

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#104096
2015-05-28

Mystery disease claims half world population of saiga antelopes

The death toll of iconic saiga antelopes in central Asia has soared to around 120,000, almost half of the world's remaining population, according to unofficial estimates.

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#104099
2015-05-28

Great Barrier Reef spared 'in danger' listing - for now

The Great Barrier Reef should not go on a World Heritage danger list, according to a United Nations draft report.

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#104048
2015-05-27

Researchers solve another piece of the puzzle how forests can effect our climate

A first global scale study has estimated how forest emitted compounds affecting cloud seeds via formation of low-volatility vapours.

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#104049
2015-05-27

Most glaciers in Mount Everest area will disappear with climate change – study

About 5,500 glaciers could disappear or drastically retreat by the end of the century with severe impacts on farming and hydropower, say scientists

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#104050
2015-05-27

Mozambique loses almost 10,000 elephants in just five years

Mozambique has lost nearly half of its elephants to relentless, brutal, and highly-organized poaching in just five years, according to a new government survey. In 2010, the country was home to an estimated 20,000 pachyderms, today it houses just 10,300.

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#104051
2015-05-27

Nepal's rhino population rises by 72% in ten years

A new survey in Nepal counted 645 one-horned rhinos (Rhinoceros unicornis), up from 375 animals ten years ago and 534 animals in 2011.

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#104052
2015-05-27

Majority of EU species have unfavourable conservation status

Nature policy works when implemented well. The health of our natural environment is a key component of our health and wealth, but our recent assessments show that the majority of habitats and species in Europe have an unfavourable conservation status despite significant improvements for many spe ...

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#104074
2015-05-27

Protecting South America's iconic golden dorado fish

A new study launched this month by University of Massachusetts Amherst fisheries biologist Andy J. Danylchuk, in collaboration with Argentina's Ministry of Environment and regional partners including Juramento Fly Fishing, Tigres del Rio, Fish Simply, and Patagonia Inc., is the first to assess t ...

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#104075
2015-05-27

Highly endangered 100-year-old turtle given last chance to breed

A female Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) - potentially the last female of her species - has been artificially inseminated at the Suzhou Zoo in China.

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#104076
2015-05-27

A Volcano In the Galapagos Islands Is Threatening Precious Species

Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands are famed for their biodiversity and beauty. Now, the islands that inspired the likes of Charles Darwin and that contain precious, rare species are being threatened by the eruption of a long-inactive volcano.

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#104077
2015-05-27

Angola: Environment Ministry Drafts Action Plan to Fight Against Ivory Trafficking

Luanda — The Ministry of Environment and partners drafted the National Action Plano n Ivory 2015/2017, which is aimed to fight against the illegal ivory trade in Angola and the reinforcement of the inspection at airport and land borders.

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#104078
2015-05-27

Five UAE sites identified as areas of global ecological importance

Dubai - The UAE has identified five sites as areas of global biological and ecological importance during the recently-concluded regional workshop on Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) in the North-Western Indian Ocean and the neighbouring Gulf region, announced the Min ...

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#104079
2015-05-27

The immeasurable greatness of the tiny seed

Seeds are sometimes so small they are hard to see with the naked eye, yet as biologist and author Thor Hanson told Global Ideas, they have played a pivotal role in shaping the face of our modern lives.

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#104021
2015-05-26

International Day for Biological Diversity observed

Imphal, May 22 2015 : Additional Chief Secretary Ram Muivah has emphasised the need to work together to conserve biodiversity to ensure the future of the present generation and coming generations.

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#104022
2015-05-26

5 major threats to biodiversity, and how we can help curb them

The fewer animals we have, the fewer humans we will have.

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#104023
2015-05-26

Biodiversity Essential To Sustainable Development, Poverty Eradication: UN Chi

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the international community to recommit itself to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss particularly as the United Nations prepares to adopt a new set of development goals.

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#104024
2015-05-26

Poachers will be dealt with severely: Munda

DIBRUGARH, May 22 – Environment and Forest Minister Etuwa Munda today said all those involved in causing harm to the rich bio-diversity of the State would be dealt with, with an iron hand.

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#104025
2015-05-26

Biodiversity for sustainable development

A statement from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism looks at the importance of conserving biodiversity in the broadest sense of its definition.

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#104026
2015-05-26

At UN meteorological forum, experts meet to discuss post-2015 action plan, climate change

25 May 2015 – With a welcoming 'tweet' from the International Space Station and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's renewed appeal for “bold climate action,” the United Nations-backed World Meteorological Congress opened its seventeenth session today as international delegates will seek to address c ...

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#104027
2015-05-26

'Loud wakeup call' over critically endangered dolphin

The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests.

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#104028
2015-05-26

Climate engineering may save coral reefs, study shows

Mass coral bleaching, which can lead to coral mortality, is predicted to occur far more frequently over the coming decades, due to the stress exerted by higher seawater temperatures.

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#104029
2015-05-26

Fisheries indicators ‘too narrow’ to show real impact

Global monitoring of fisheries must be improved to understand the mismatch between protecting marine life and the vital role fishing plays in many economies, according to a study.

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#104030
2015-05-26

Conversion of coconut gene farms threatens diversity

[MANILA] The land conversion of coconut gene banks located in research farms across the Asia-Pacific threatens the future of coconut diversity, researchers warn.

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#104031
2015-05-26

Biodiversity under threat as Melbourne's grasslands become suburbs

Ecologists have warned that Melbourne is at risk of losing more than half its native plant species over the next century, with grasslands in Melbourne's west most vulnerable to the city's urban sprawl.

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#104032
2015-05-26

Scientists find 11 chameleon species in Madagascar

Scientists have found that the panther chameleon, a species with spectacular intra-specific colour variations, found in Madagascar, actually comprises eleven different species.

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#104033
2015-05-26

Malawi forests shrink as power deficit fuels charcoal business

LILONGWE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Impoverished villagers are hacking down Malawi's forests to make charcoal, undeterred by government efforts to confiscate the dirty fuel as a power deficit stokes demand.

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#104034
2015-05-26

Climate change threatens Morocco’s majestic cedars

AZROUM — The cedar tree, considered by many to be Morocco’s national treasure, is coming under attack from climate change, greedy humans who indulge in illegal logging and monkeys.

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#104035
2015-05-26

Galápagos Islands volcanic eruption could threaten pink iguana species

The Wolf volcano, located at the highest point of the islands that inspired Charles Darwin, has erupted for the first time in more than 30 years

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#104036
2015-05-26

Ensuring that protected areas are more than "paper parks"

Protected areas are the cornerstone to prevent species extinctions. The Convention on Biological Diversity have set a target to protect 17% of all terrestrial land by 2020.

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#104037
2015-05-26

The sustainable development goals are serious business

Here we are, midway though the big one, 2015 – our generation's 1945 as Mary Robinson put it recently – the one that will make all the difference for the environment, sustainability and climate change.

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#104038
2015-05-26

Development decisions made today will fundamentally alter Africa’s ecological future

WWF and the African Development Bank today launched the 2015 African Ecological Futures report, highlighting a development path that can bring long-term well-being and prosperity while valuing and safeguarding Africa’s rich natural resources.

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#104039
2015-05-26

Inaugural forum for Asia-Pacific environment ministers held

Environment Ministers and Authorities from 35countries across Asia Pacific met on May 19 to find solutions to pressing sustainable development, health and environment challenges facing the region at the inaugural First Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities Forum.

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#104040
2015-05-26

Bangladesh Uncovers the Crippling Cost of Climate Change Adaptation

With a population of 140 million, Bangladesh is one of the world's most populated countries. It is also one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Cyclones, floods and droughts have long been part of the country's history but they have intensified in recent years.

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#104041
2015-05-26

Scientists warn plant global knowledge will be lost as botany studies drop sharply

MOUNT IDA, Ark. -- Scientists are warning that the plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing collections of plant species.

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#104042
2015-05-26

Changes in forest structure affect bees, other pollinators

Over the past century, many forests have shifted from open to closed canopies. The change in forest structure could be contributing to declines in pollinator species, especially native bees, according to a new study by U.S. Forest Service scientists.

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#103987
2015-05-25

Attacks on the last elephants and rhinos threaten entire ecosystems

When I read about the attacks on the world’s remaining elephants and rhinos, the first thought that enters my head is: “these creatures used to be everywhere.” Almost every area of land and sea, in every region of the world, had a megafauna.

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