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#108096
2016-04-13

Natural History Museum in L.A. enlists residents to collect data on urban wildlife

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is embarking on a pioneering plan to collect and inventory all of the urban wildlife in the region.

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#108054
2016-04-12

Combined effects of copper, climate change can be deadly for amphibians, research finds

Researchers warn that the extinction to two amphibian species -- the southern toad and the southern leopard frog -- may be hastened by the combined effects of climate change and copper-contaminated wetlands.

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#108055
2016-04-12

New termite-eating, fat-tailed gecko found in Australia

The gecko, which was given the name Diplodactylus ameyi, is a specialized termite predator found in outback Queensland and northern New South Wales.

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#108058
2016-04-12

Climate change is drying up small islands, study says

Sea level rise severely threatens small islands across the globe. But now, these islands have another cause for worry — reduced freshwater access and increasing aridity due to climate change.

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#108059
2016-04-12

Conserving the Hilsa

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Apr 12 2016 (IPS) - Bangladesh has decided to set up a Hilsa Conservation Trust Fund (HCTF) to protect this fish from over-exploitation due to population growth and effects of climate change.

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#108060
2016-04-12

Human disturbances outside rainforests can jeopardize tropical biodiversity, study confirms

A study started in the early 1970s to research population demography of tropical trees confirms that even deforestation on the edges of a rainforest can have deleterious effects across the ecosystem.

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#108061
2016-04-12

Chinese Demand for Rosewood Has Turned Thailand’s Forests Into Virtual War Zones

Illegal loggers and forest rangers regularly do battle over the precious timber

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#108062
2016-04-12

Climate change helping B.C. forests recover from pine beetle says study

The warming climate that helped trigger B.C.'s mountain pine beetle outbreak might also be helping the province's forests recover, according to new research led by federal government scientists in Victoria.

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#108063
2016-04-12

Political storm clouds outlook for Brazil's climate change plan

BRASÍLIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As at least 130 countries prepare to sign the Paris climate agreement in New York later this month, environmental experts have warned that enthusiasm for climate change action may be waning in Brazil.

News Headlines
#108064
2016-04-12

How do you save a species that is almost impossible to track?

Until a decade ago the Balkan Lynx (a subspecies of the Eurasian Lynx) was virtually unknown to the local population and its sightings were almost mythical. This is not surprising: the subspecies’ current population is estimated at 19 to 36 adult individuals.

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#108065
2016-04-12

Using ecotourism to save one of Armenia's most biologically diverse regions

Using ecotourism to save one of Armenia's most biologically diverse regions

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#108066
2016-04-12

Is biodiversity research biased?

In 2012, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), a comprehensive, multi-lateral treaty signed by 193 nations, established 20 biodiversity targets to coincide with the beginning of the UN Decade of Biodiversity.

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#108067
2016-04-12

PM Modi urges international collaboration for tiger conservation

NEW DELHI: Making a strong pitch for tiger conservation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday underlined the need for collaboration between governments at the highest level to check trafficking in body parts of the wildcat.

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#108068
2016-04-12

Tiny birds tracked on mammoth Sahara flight

To cross the Sahara every autumn and spring, a little songbird snaps out of its nocturnal travel habits and flies for 40-60 hours, a study has found.

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#108027
2016-04-11

Two-thirds of Europeans support ban on glyphosate, says Yougov poll

Concerns remain chemical widely used in agriculture as a herbicide can kill all plants, algae, bacteria and fungi in a crop’s vicinity, affecting biodiversity

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#108028
2016-04-11

Report highlights environmental dangers of leaving EU

Independent review says EU rules, such as on clean water and wildlife protection, have benefited UK’s environment

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#108029
2016-04-11

Let’s not turn the Arctic into an adventure playground

Every year at about this time, a Russian cargo plane deposits many tonnes of equipment on an ice floe one degree off the north pole.

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#108030
2016-04-11

Mapping the world’s biomass to better tackle deforestation

One of the early successes in efforts to combat global warming has been a renewed push to tackle deforestation in some of the world’s last remaining tropical rainforests.

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#108031
2016-04-11

World Bank to shift focus to climate change

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The World Bank announced Thursday it is making a "fundamental shift" away from financing efforts to ease global poverty, towards tackling climate change.

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#108032
2016-04-11

Conservation project to translocate 80 rhinos from Africa to Australia to save species from poaching

As rhino numbers continue to plunge with over a 1000 killed for their horns last year in Africa, Australia is stepping in to save the animal. In a first-time conservation effort, around 80 African rhinos will be translocated to Australia over four years, beginning with six this August.

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#108033
2016-04-11

World’s Largest Fish and One Tiny Island: Studying Whale Sharks on St. Helena Island

Approximately 2,500 miles east of Rio de Janeiro and just over 1,200 miles west of the African country of Angola, lies St. Helena Island: one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.

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#108034
2016-04-11

Shark population threatened due to fin harvesting

A recent study shows that effective shark conservation in Indonesia only works when shark protection through no-fishing zones is combined with efforts to involve local communities in the management of their own fisheries and by providing alternatives to sustain their livelihoods.

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#108035
2016-04-11

Mysterious deep-sea swarm of thousands of crabs caught on camera

It’s a deep-sea crab invasion. A unique video has captured a surprise swarm of red crabs on the sea floor at the Hannibal Bank seamount off the Pacific coast of Panama.

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#108014
2016-04-08

Scientists say we need to be far more ambitious about protecting oceans

Researchers say that 30 percent of the Earth’s oceans must be protected in order to preserve marine biodiversity, fisheries productivity, and all of the economic and cultural benefits we derive from the sea.

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#108015
2016-04-08

Paris climate deal to be signed by over 130 countries at UN ceremony

Landmark event on 22 April to mark the record for highest number of countries signing an international treaty

News Headlines
#108016
2016-04-08

Global warming may be far worse than thought, cloud analysis suggests

Researchers find clouds contain more liquid – as opposed to ice – than was previously believed, threatening greater increase in temperatures

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#108017
2016-04-08

Benign by design: how chemists aim to end pharmaceutical pollution of the environment

From antibiotics to hormones and pain killers - residue from drugs is found in wastewater, rivers, fish, and even in polar bear fat. But chemists say they may know how to end this environmental pollution.

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#108018
2016-04-08

Hungry penguins chase Antarctic's shifting krill

Waddling over the rocks, legions of penguins hurl themselves into the icy waters of Antarctica, foraging to feed their young.

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#108019
2016-04-08

Forests can help aviation be carbon neutral: NGOs

Green groups are lobbying for the International Civil Aviation Organisation to include the UN's REDD+ scheme in their carbon credit programme.

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#108020
2016-04-08

Climate Change Is Making Your Allergies Even Worse

Why does pollen make some people sneeze? Will eating honey help with your allergies? And what’s the heat got to do with it?

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#108021
2016-04-08

Two widely used pesticides likely to harm 97% of endangered species in US

Malathion and chlorpyrifos are each likely to harm most of the 1,782 mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and plants listed under the Endangered Species Act

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#108022
2016-04-08

Tiger Numbers Rise for First Time in a Century

Tiger range countries are on their way to their goal of doubling the animal's population, but challenges remain.

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#107981
2016-04-07

Scientists study microbes beneath ocean floor

WOODS HOLE, Mass., April 6 (UPI) -- Surprisingly, some microbes thrive beneath ocean floor. For the first time, scientists have studied in detail the microbial community living inside dense, rocky crust under the ocean floor.

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#107982
2016-04-07

On World Health Day, UN urges global efforts to halt rise in diabetes

7 April 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Health Day with a strong call for stepping up global efforts to halt the rise in diabetes and improve the lives of those living with this dangerous but preventable and treatable disease.

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#107983
2016-04-07

Penguin Watch: Public asked to aid Antarctic research

British scientists who have set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras in Antarctica are asking the public to help them carry out their research.

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#107985
2016-04-07

Mediterranean loggerhead turtles dying in waters off the Middle East, North Africa

Thousands of loggerhead turtles are killed annually in areas of Syria, Libya and Egypt and Tunisia where they travel to find food

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#107986
2016-04-07

Invasive species not best conservation tool, study shows

Harnessing an invasive fish species sounded like a promising conservation tool to help reverse the destruction wreaked by zebra mussels on endangered native mollusks in the Great Lakes -- except that it won't work, says an ecologist.

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#107987
2016-04-07

Corals struggle to grow under multiple stressors

A new study has found that multiple stressors might be too much for corals. The findings have important implications for the resilience of coral reefs to climate change.

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#107988
2016-04-07

Only 250 rare Bawean warty pigs remain on Indonesian Island

For the first time ever, scientists have confirmed a population of fewer than 250 mature Bawean warty pigs on a small Indonesian island called Bawean.

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#107990
2016-04-07

China’s forests are growing back – but at a cost

More than a decade ago, China enacted one of the largest forest conservation programs in the world. But has it worked? It has, according to an analysis published recently in Science Advances. However, its authors caution that this success has meant the destruction of other forests around the world.

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#107991
2016-04-07

Too Hot for Chocolate

Apr 7 2016 (Longitude - Italy) - In the last months of 2014 breaking news shocked the world’s chocolate lovers: within a few years the world could face a significant potential cocoa shortage due to climate change.

News Headlines
#107992
2016-04-07

Reducing food waste would mitigate climate change, study shows

Scientists estimate up to 14% of emissions from agriculture in 2050 could be avoided by managing food use and distribution better

News Headlines
#107993
2016-04-07

Farmland Could Help Combat Climate Change

Soils could lock away carbon, helping solve global warming

News Headlines
#107995
2016-04-07

Vulture conservation takes wing

As a logical corollary to its stupendous success in vulture conservation in Adilabad district, the Telangana State Forest Department is taking up an intensive campaign for creating awareness on wildlife, the subject with which even the Adivasis seem to have lost touch.

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#107996
2016-04-07

Report shows how to say goodbye to harmful algal blooms

Harmful algal blooms dangerous to human health and the Lake Erie ecosystem--such as the one that shut down Toledo's water supply for two days in 2014--could become a problem of the past. Scientists have reported on approaches to reduce harmful algal blooms on Lake Erie.

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#107960
2016-04-06

Cold mountain streams offer climate refuge: Future holds hope for biodiversity

A new study offers hope for cold-water species in the face of climate change. The study addresses a longstanding paradox between predictions of widespread extinctions of cold-water species and a general lack of evidence for those extinctions despite decades of recent climate change.

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#107961
2016-04-06

Negotiations to tame marine Wild West begin

They might host habitats of huge ecological importance, but two-thirds of the world’s oceans lie beyond the authority of national governments

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#107962
2016-04-06

Rare animals vital for ecosystem life support

Rare animal species are vital to maintaining tropical ecosystems and could cause a chain reaction of disastrous biodiversity loss if they go extinct, a paper warns today.

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#107963
2016-04-06

Tigers declared extinct in Cambodia

Conservationists say Indochine tigers are ‘functionally extinct’ as they launch action plan for reintroduction

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#107964
2016-04-06

First Sumatran rhino found in Borneo in 40 years has died

WWF said there were indications that the endangered rhino was suffering from a severe infection caused by snares from an earlier poaching attempt

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