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#111566
2017-01-11

World’s most endangered fruit bat could soon be extinct due to rapid forest loss

The rare Livingstone’s fruit bat population is down to about 1,200 individuals, distributed across only 21 roost sites that are threatened by habitat loss, a new study has found.

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#111567
2017-01-11

Bird species vanish from UK due to climate change and habitat loss

Rising temperatures and crop farming mean birds are disappearing from parts of England, says study, while butterflies and dragonflies are faring better

News Headlines
#111568
2017-01-11

New species of gibbon discovered in China

Newly recognised species given the name ‘Skywalker hoolock gibbon’ by the team that proved it was distinct from other Chinese gibbons

News Headlines
#111569
2017-01-11

Platform to bolster biodiversity conservation launched

[CANCUN] A learning platform piloted in four countries — including Senegal — is expected to help the West African region boost biodiversity conservation.

News Headlines
#111570
2017-01-11

‘Safeguarding of biodiversity must be integrated across agric sector’

Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate change.

News Headlines
#111571
2017-01-11

How far do invasive species travel?

As a result of the globalization of trade and transport, in the past decades, tens of thousands of species have spread into regions where they were not originally at home.

News Headlines
#111572
2017-01-11

Grasslands hold potential for increased food production

Managing grazing on grasslands in a more efficient way could significantly increase global milk and meat production or free up land for other uses.

News Headlines
#111573
2017-01-11

Eating insects has long made sense in Africa. The world must catch up

Eating insects is extremely common in a number of African countries, but is frowned upon by many in the West.

News Headlines
#111574
2017-01-11

Take a Rare Look Inside Russia's Wildest Nature Reserves

Russia is celebrating the centennial of its system of nature protection—including reserves so strict that few people have ever visited them.

News Headlines
#111575
2017-01-11

World's most expansive peatlands found in Congolese swamps

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The world's largest expanse of peatlands, the Cuvette Centrale peatlands, lies in the central Congo Basin. According to new research, the peatlands are much larger than originally estimated.

News Headlines
#111548
2017-01-10

Warmer oceans encouraging two new phytoplankton groups

TORONTO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Two newly identified groups of phytoplankton appear to thrive in warm water. Though they are rare and different from any known species, scientists suggest the groups could become more common as ocean temperatures rise.

News Headlines
#111549
2017-01-10

Warming world harming insects' reproduction, says study

A warming world harms insects' ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn.

News Headlines
#111550
2017-01-10

Fragmentation boosts carbon storage along temperate forest edges

Scientists and conservationists worry about the cascade of detriment that results from slicing up blocks of forest, especially as the amount of intact forest dwindles globally.

News Headlines
#111551
2017-01-10

Once a trophy hunting concession, now a snow leopard sanctuary

Snow leopards are showing up on camera traps in places they’d never been seen before – thanks to an innovative programme in Kyrgyzstan.

News Headlines
#111552
2017-01-10

Secrets of the Brazilian Cerrado

Deforestation, agricultural expansion and fires have destroyed nearly 60 percent of the world's most biologically rich savanna, the Cerrado. Global Ideas views the region in pictures.

News Headlines
#111553
2017-01-10

Massive genetic study of humpback whales to inform conservation assessments

Scientists have published one of the largest genetic studies ever conducted on the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) for the purpose of clarifying management decisions in the Southern Hemisphere and supporting calls to protect unique and threatened populations, according to experts.

News Headlines
#111554
2017-01-10

Ban of shark's fin cargo by Air China a big sign of change

BEIJING • Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark's fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes towards trade in endangered wildlife there and throwing a lifeline to shark populations threatened with imminent extinction.

News Headlines
#111555
2017-01-10

Businesses and investors renew plea to Trump: don't ignore climate change

A letter released today contains signatures from 530 companies including Campbell Soup and Johnson & Johnson, urging the president-elect to take action

News Headlines
#111556
2017-01-10

Testing how species respond to climate change

Predicting how species will respond to climate change is a critical part of efforts to prevent widespread climate-driven extinction, or to predict its consequences for ecosystems.

News Headlines
#111557
2017-01-10

Nepal will play proactive role to repel negative impact of climate change: President

Jan 10, 2017- President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that Nepal wishes to play a proactive role to protect biodiversity and repel the negative impact of climate change.

News Headlines
#111558
2017-01-10

How Do Microbes Respond To Climate Change?

How well a microbial community responds to climate change depends on the amount of nutrients available in the ecosystem, researchers say. Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at: http://www.asianscientist.com/2017/01/in-the-lab/impact-climate-change-microbial-biodiversity/

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#111559
2017-01-10

Nobel laureate campaigns for Genetically Modified Organisms

Gandhinagar, Jan 10 (PTI) Nobel Laureate Richard Roberts has urged India to adopt the Genetically Modified (GM) crop to usher in the revolution to feed the millions.

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#111560
2017-01-10

Soil bacteria that 'scale human equivalent of Mount Everest' could improve antibiotic treatments

For the past 70 years, scientists have agreed unanimously that Streptomyces, the bacteria that gives dirt its earthy smell and is found in many antibiotics, grow like plants in a stationary manner.

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#111562
2017-01-10

Rusty patched bumble bee listed as endangered species

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The rusty patched bumble bee has been granted a spot on the endangered species list by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is the first bumble bee species in the continental U.S. to be protected by the Endangered Species Act.

News Headlines
#111528
2017-01-09

In cool forests, foraging bees prefer the warmth of darker flower petals

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- New research suggests a native Missouri bee species is skewing the reproductive patterns of wildflower morphs -- a variance of leaf or flower petal patterns -- in cooler forests.

News Headlines
#111529
2017-01-09

Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching, UN-supported study predicts

5 January 2017 – If current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world's coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching – the gravest threat to one of the Earth's most important ecosystems – on annual basis, the United Nations environment agency tod ...

News Headlines
#111530
2017-01-09

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

A "clear signal" of urbanisation has been identified in the evolution of organisms, which has implications for sustainability and human well-being.

News Headlines
#111531
2017-01-09

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.

News Headlines
#111532
2017-01-09

Pakistan’s papaya pest squashed through biocontrol

[ISLAMABAD] A severe infestation of the papaya mealybug (Paracoccus marginatus) nearly wiped out papaya orchards in Pakistan before the largely farmed country decided to replace conventional chemical pesticides that were ineffective with natural predators that proved to be successful.

News Headlines
#111533
2017-01-09

Free online analysis of forest change

Let’s pretend you manage a forested area, as a forestry official, park manager, or timber company executive, and you want to ensure that logging teams remove trees according to their extraction plan, without overharvesting or clearing outside their allotted area each year.

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#111534
2017-01-09

Native Seeds Sustain Brazil’s Semi-Arid Northeast

APODI, Brazil, Jan 6 2017 (IPS) - In his 76 years of life, Raimundo Pinheiro de Melo has endured a number of droughts in Brazil’s semi-arid Northeast region. And he remembers every one of them since 1958.

News Headlines
#111535
2017-01-09

Dams be damned, let the world's rivers flow again

The flawed development model of dam-building has continued around the world. It’s time to give permanent protection to free-flowing rivers

News Headlines
#111536
2017-01-09

Tourism: Boon or threat for the Galápagos?

The Galápagos Islands are treasure trove of wildlife found nowhere else in the world. But are tourists wanting to experience it up close protecting or endangering this unique biodiversity?

News Headlines
#111537
2017-01-09

China ivory ban brings hope for elephants

Poachers are killing off elephants for their ivory tusks. China, the world's largest market for ivory, has announced it will shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017. Will this help save the iconic animals?

News Headlines
#111538
2017-01-09

Modern agriculture cultivates climate change – we must nurture biodiversity

Crop-breeding innovations are merely a short-term solution for falling yields. Only agricultural diversity can ensure food security and resilience

News Headlines
#111539
2017-01-09

Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears

As the Arctic warms faster than any other place on the planet and sea ice declines, there is only one sure way to save polar bears from extinction, the government announced Monday: decisive action on climate change.

News Headlines
#111540
2017-01-09

New maps show how our consumption impacts wildlife thousands of miles away

The maps can tell which countries, and which commodities, threaten habitats and wildlife at various hotspots.

News Headlines
#111541
2017-01-09

Cities Provide Refuge for Threatened Species

HONG KONG, China, January 8, 2017 (ENS) – Poached nearly to extinction in their homelands, rare and threatened birds and animals have found refuge in cities like Hong Kong, introduced to urban centers or wilderness areas outside their natural ranges.

News Headlines
#111542
2017-01-09

‘Too rare to wear’: new campaign targets tourists to end Hawksbill turtle trade

The Critically Endangered Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is being hunted to extinction for its shell.

News Headlines
#111543
2017-01-09

Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Agricultural Sectors

GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate change.

News Headlines
#111544
2017-01-09

Mexico's Maya Point Way to Slow Species Loss, Climate Change

Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Mexico. Maria Yam Pérez scrambles eggs over a wood-saving, earth-block stove and stirs in freshly chopped chaya, a spinach-like jungle plant known for its versatility in cooking and medicine.

News Headlines
#111545
2017-01-09

Study: Recovery of Caribbean bats would take 8 million years

STONY BROOK, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a model to estimate how long evolutionary forces would take to restore natural balance among mammalian communities plagued by extinction.

News Headlines
#111511
2017-01-06

DENR exec appointed to UN biodiversity agency

An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to lead the advisory body of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the agency announced Friday.Mundita Lim, director of the DENR’s Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), was appointed by the Mo ...

News Headlines
#111512
2017-01-06

Southeast Asia is in the grip of a biodiversity crisis

Rich in wildlife, Southeast Asia includes at least six of the world’s 25 “biodiversity hotspots” – the areas of the world that contain a remarkable concentration of species, and are exceptionally endangered. The region contains 20% of the planet’s vertebrate and plant species and the world’s thi ...

News Headlines
#111513
2017-01-06

Beavers, imports from Canada, are threatening primeval forests of Patagonia

It seemed like a good idea at the time.Transplanting 25 pairs of Canadian beavers to Tierra del Fuego would provide raw material for a fur industry, bring jobs to a sparsely populated region and — as an advertisement in 1946 suggested — possibly attract tourists to this remote part of the hemisp ...

News Headlines
#111514
2017-01-06

Real Farming Report - Whose seeds are they anyway?

For at least 12,000 years, humans have been sowing, selecting, domesticating and freely exchanging seeds in order to adapt to the conditions of an ever-changing Earth. Then, a century or so ago, things went pear-shaped.

News Headlines
#111515
2017-01-06

Is the world’s tallest creature heading for a fall?

A recent list of threatened species revealed that giraffes are now on the brink of extinction after a devastating decline.One of nature’s most lovable creatures, giraffes split their time between tottering around – head (neck) and shoulders above the rest of the animal kingdom – and eating. Dubb ...

News Headlines
#111516
2017-01-06

Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching in the C'bean – study

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — A new study has predicted that if current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs, including many in the Caribbean, will suffer severe bleaching – the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ...

News Headlines
#111517
2017-01-06

Scaling up marine conservation targets should benefit millions of people

About 200 countries worldwide committed to protecting 10% of national marine areas by signing the Convention on Biological Diversity. But more ambitious marine reserve coverage policies that target unprotected fishing grounds would benefit millions of people who depend on fisheries for food and ...

News Headlines
#111518
2017-01-06

Tourism: Boon or threat for the Galápagos?

The Galápagos Islands are treasure trove of wildlife found nowhere else in the world. But are tourists wanting to experience it up close protecting or endangering this unique biodiversity?

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