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#132410
2022-01-11

Without urgent action, these are the street trees unlikely to survive climate change

Cities around the world are on the front line of climate change, and calls are growing for more urban cooling. Many governments are spending big on new trees in public places—but which species are most likely to thrive in a warmer world?

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#132411
2022-01-11

Plants rely on the CLASSY gene family to diversify their epigenomes

What determines how a cell's genome is regulated to ensure proper growth and development? Turns out, the parts of the genome that are turned on or off in each cell-type or tissue play a major role in this process.

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#132412
2022-01-11

Plastic bags and sanitary pads in Indian elephant dung worry wildlife enthusiasts

In a viral video from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, wildlife conservationists are seen examining wild elephant dung to study the gentle giant’s diet and health.

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#132413
2022-01-11

Neglected Elephant Rushed to India’s First Elephant Hospital for Critical Care [Video]

After a great effort by the rescue team at Wildlife SOS, Pari, or also known as “Angel”, a 20-year-old handicapped elephant is finally safe. She arrived at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital, which happens to be India’s First Elephant Hospital located in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

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#132414
2022-01-11

Why Amendments to India’s Biodiversity Act Need a Public Debate

Twenty years after India enacted the Biological Diversity (BD) Act, 2002 the law is back on the drawing board. A Bill to amend the Act was tabled in the Lok Sabha by the Union environment minister on December 16, 2021. Since its inception, the law has framed the interactions between the environm ...

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#132415
2022-01-11

Drop in Rain Forest Productivity Could Speed Future Climate Change

Tropical forests host a rich diversity of plant and animal life and process vast amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). Therefore, researchers have been particularly interested in how these ecosystems might be affected by climate change.

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#132416
2022-01-12

Earth's Black Box Warns of Planet's End Due to Climate Change

In autumn 2021, as leaders from across the globe converged on Glasgow to talk about the impact of human-caused climate change, a coalition of artists, architects and researchers in Australia devised a way to document the apocalypse. How? By storing data in a massive metal monolith in Tasmania, a ...

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#132417
2022-01-12

Why Companies Are Willing to Reduce Profits to Reach Climate Goals

The UN climate change conference (COP26) that ended in Glasgow in November may have put the climate issue on the world’s agenda, but in the absence of practical resolutions or sanctions, the goal of limiting global warming to only 1.5 degrees Celsius seems unrealistic.

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#132418
2022-01-12

Germany ‘must triple pace of emissions cuts’ to meet 2030 target

Germany missed its climate target for 2021 and is likely to miss them again this year and next, according to vice chancellor Robert Habeck, who said the country “must triple the pace of emission cuts” to reach its 2030 goals.

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#132419
2022-01-12

How climate change led one Perth baker to sell smaller loaves

They say a half a loaf is better than none, but a Perth, Ont., baker isn't so sure his customers will agree. For the first time in 30 years, Graham Beck is baking smaller loaves in his ovens, and he thinks the problem can be linked directly to climate change.

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#132420
2022-01-12

Predator species help to buffer climate change impacts on biodiversity

Predator species may buffer the negative impacts of climate change by mitigating against the loss of biodiversity, according to new research led by scientists in Trinity College Dublin and Hokkaido University.

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#132421
2022-01-12

Researchers sequence the quinoa genome, and introduce crop hybrids to developing nations

As soils across the world become less fertile and more desert-like due to climate change, it's getting harder for farmers, especially those in developing nations, to grow basic life-preserving crops such as corn, wheat and rice.

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#132422
2022-01-12

Uncovering the mysteries of methylation in plants

Growing up is a complex process for multi-celled organisms—plants included. In the days or weeks it takes to go from a seed to a sprout to a full plant, plants express hundreds of genes in different places at different times.

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#132423
2022-01-12

Mystery of glowing shrimp deepens

Many deep-sea shrimp glow but researchers have found the light organs in deep-sea shrimp may have evolved depending on depth and habitat.

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#132424
2022-01-12

Bringing a justice lens to wildlife management

Almost all of the world's 31 largest carnivore species, including gray wolves, grizzly bears, cheetahs and lions, have been impacted by human development and activity. Most of these animals have seen their range and populations decline over the past century, and many are listed as threatened by ...

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#132425
2022-01-12

They live for a century and clean our rivers, but freshwater mussels are dying in droves

Freshwater mussels are dying suddenly and in the thousands, with each mass death event bringing these endangered molluscs closer to extinction. Tragically, these events rarely get noticed.

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#132426
2022-01-12

Extensive practical guide to DNA-based biodiversity assessment methods

Between 2016 and 2021, over 500 researchers collaborated within the DNAqua-Net international network, funded by the European Union's European Cooperation in Science and Technology program (COST), with the goal to develop and advance biodiversity assessment methods based on analysis of DNA obtain ...

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#132427
2022-01-12

Twin panda cubs debut at Tokyo zoo, woo devoted fans

Twin panda cubs made their first public appearance Wednesday before devoted fans in Tokyo, but they will be on display only briefly for now—over three days—due to a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant.

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#132428
2022-01-12

Iconic flower's genetic puzzle revealed

Scientists led by UNSW have pieced together the complex genetic puzzle of the floral emblem of New South Wales, the iconic Australian waratah.

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#132430
2022-01-12

‘Extraordinarily warm’: winter is fastest-heating season in most of US

American winters are rapidly warming and December 2021 was no exception. In New York, last month’s average temperature was 43.8F (6.5C) – 4.7F above the 1991-to-2020 average according to a recent analysis by Climate Central. The American south had an especially warm December, with Shreveport, Lo ...

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#132431
2022-01-12

Tumble dryers found to be a leading source of microfibre air pollution

A single tumble dryer could be responsible for releasing 120m micro plastic fibres into the air each year, a study has found. Tumble dryers are one of the main sources of microfibre pollution in the atmosphere, according to research by Prof Kenneth Leung, director of the State Key Laboratory of ...

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#132432
2022-01-12

Conifer plantation push could threaten red squirrel population, study finds

Conifer plantations, which are being expanded around the UK to combat the climate crisis and foster biodiversity, are in danger of hurting one of the key species they were thought to protect: red squirrels.

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#132433
2022-01-12

Half this year’s little penguin chicks on WA’s Penguin Island wiped out as colony dwindles

Half the little penguin chicks from this year’s breeding season on Penguin Island in Western Australia have died, as the colony dwindles and researchers accuse the state government of failing to act.

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#132434
2022-01-12

‘Babies here are born sick’: are Bolivia’s gold mines poisoning its indigenous people?

Outside a small brick house shared by four families, Daniela Prada, who is heavily pregnant, gathers guava leaves to make a tea for her two-year-old son.

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#132435
2022-01-12

Newly declared dugong conservation reserve will help protect marine biodiversity

In an effort to protect the dugong, the Tamil Nadu government declared 500 sq. km of the biodiversity-rich waters in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, where the marine mammal is found, as the country’s first dugong conservation reserve. Announced in September last year, the reserve is spread over ...

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#132436
2022-01-12

State aid: Commission invites comments on proposed revision of EU State aid rules for agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors

The European Commission is inviting all interested parties to comment on proposed revised State aid rules for the agricultural, forestry and fishery sectors. The purpose of the proposed revision is to align the current rules with the current EU strategic priorities, in particular the Common Agri ...

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#132437
2022-01-12

EU, Swedish government commit to restoration of forests

European Union delegation to Uganda and the Swedish embassy in Uganda have reiterated their commitment to supporting government efforts to restore degraded forest cover while calling for action to reduce deforestation and better management of the ecosystem.

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#132438
2022-01-12

Telangana: Indian Muntjac found in Asifabad forests after 25 years

Forest department officials in this district are elated, after they recorded the movement of Indian Muntjac, also known as barking deer in the jungles of this district. The recorded sighting assumes significance as last time these deers were recorded was a quarter century ago.

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#132439
2022-01-12

How to save the future of Africa's forests

Africa’s forests are a significant component of the “lungs of the world”, but what does their future look like, especially in the face of increasing agricultural expansion — the primary driver of deforestation?

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#132441
2022-01-12

The devastating mudslides that follow forest fires

The summer of 2021 brought ideal fire weather to southern British Columbia in Canada. A dome of hot, high-pressure air settled over the area, sending temperatures soaring into record territory after months of drought.

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#132442
2022-01-12

Ocean warming has caused fish to shrink in size

Researchers have found that ocean warming, acidification and oxygen depletion have caused a species shift, causing fish to have smaller body sizes

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#132443
2022-01-12

Overcoming the Challenges of Ocean Data Uncertainty

Data characterizing the ocean are inherently estimates and are therefore uncertain. This is true of all in situ and remotely sensed observations—of, say, sea surface temperature or sea level—as well as of outputs and forecasts from numerical models and of analysis products resulting from the syn ...

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#132444
2022-01-12

Oceans were hotter in 2021 than at any time in recorded history

New research out this week shows that the world's oceans last year were hotter than they've ever been in recorded history — part of a long-term warming trend driven primarily by planet-wrecking fossil fuel emissions.

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#132445
2022-01-12

New species of coral discovered in Scottish waters, shedding new light on deep sea biodiversity

The discovery of a new coral species in waters off the coast of Scotland has sparked new scientific excitement about the biodiversity of the deep sea.

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#132446
2022-01-12

Protected marine areas should serve nature and people: a review of South Africa’s efforts

Marine protected areas in South Africa and across the world have an identity crisis. For some, they’re the answer to all marine conservation challenges. They prevent habitat destruction and unsustainable resource extraction, and provide resilience against climate change.

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#132447
2022-01-12

The Green Planet live stream: how to watch the new BBC David Attenborough nature series from anywhere

The Green Planet – David Attenborough's latest BBC natural history series – has been called "gobsmacking" and "awe-inspiring". From the world's deadliest flower to the 1000-year-old tropical trees, The Green Planet shows you things no eye has ever seen.

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#132448
2022-01-12

Patricia Zurita on nature, climate and Don’t Look Up!

I gather many others have criticised the film because they found the allegory connecting an imminent comet destroying earth with the climate crisis to be inaccurate or tortured. To be honest, I find this a bit ridiculous, and it feeds my frustration.

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#132449
2022-01-12

LATA to launch nature and biodiversity tourism push

The Latin American Travel Association is to concentrate 2022 marketing on biodiversity and animal tourism, aiming for a bigger slice of a market dominated by Africa.

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#132450
2022-01-12

Earliest human remains in eastern Africa dated to more than 230,000 years ago

The age of the oldest fossils in eastern Africa widely recognized as representing our species, Homo sapiens, has long been uncertain. Now, dating of a massive volcanic eruption in Ethiopia reveals they are much older than previously thought.

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#132451
2022-01-12

Study challenges evolutionary theory that DNA mutations are random

A simple roadside weed may hold the key to understanding and predicting DNA mutation, according to new research from University of California, Davis, and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Germany.

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#132452
2022-01-12

Why are San Jose's trees disappearing? City loses hundreds of acres each year

San Jose's trees are slowly vanishing. Despite boasting, the nation's 10th largest city is in the midst of an environmental crisis as the tree canopy that shades it has dwindled by 1.82% between 2012 and 2018.

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#132453
2022-01-12

Climate change: Thawing permafrost a triple-threat

Thawing Arctic permafrost laden with billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases not only threatens the region's critical infrastructure but life across the planet, according a comprehensive scientific review.

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#132454
2022-01-12

Climate emergency tops list of concerns in WEF Global Risks Report 2022

Climate risks dominate global concerns even as the world enters the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the World Economic Forum‘s (WEF) Global Risks Report 2022.

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#132455
2022-01-12

Weaving Indigenous knowledge into the scientific method

Many scientists rely on Indigenous people to guide their work — by helping them to find wildlife, navigate rugged terrain or understand changing weather trends, for example. But these relationships have often felt colonial, extractive and unequal. Researchers drop into communities, gather data a ...

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#132456
2022-01-12

Ottawa’s new science grant recipients to tackle complex challenges, including Indigenous-led solutions to stem biodiversity loss

Indigenous solutions for conserving nature while promoting health; machines for preserving organs donated for transplants; strategies for turning discarded ocean byproducts into opportunities for coastal communities.

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#132459
2022-01-13

Research links large industrial farming to biodiversity loss

Though there is a suggestion that large industrial farms can harm biodiversity, there are solutions farmers can put in place to mitigate this and promote wildlife growth in agricultural settings.

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#132460
2022-01-13

Delhi govt gives further push to conservation of biodiversity in capital

NEW DELHI: Delhi government has notified the Delhi Biodiversity Council for conservation of biodiversity in the capital, susutainable use of its components and regulating access to biological resources for commercial utilisation.

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#132461
2022-01-13

On agrobiodiversity, the Andes can teach the world much about crop conservation (commentary)

Two of the world’s most ubiquitous and important crops have a 7,000-year-old backstory, which can be traced to the Andes in South America, where maize and potatoes have long been cultivated for food.

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#132462
2022-01-13

Forest, Tree Cover In India Increased By 2,216 Sq Km In 2 Yrs; Andhra Added The Most

India's total forest and tree cover is now spread across 80.9 million hectares, which is 24.62 per cent of the geographical area of the country.

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#132463
2022-01-13

Canada needs a national tracking system to better fight climate change. Here’s why

A new report suggests Canada is not doing enough to adapt to and prevent the effects of climate change and is lacking the critical data it needs to do so.

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