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#111890
2017-02-10

Stanford researchers among those discussing the future of conservation

The world is changing too fast for nature to keep up. Conservation scholars, including those at Stanford, agree that strategies need to evolve to consider not only how ecosystems operated in past decades and centuries, but also thousands and millions of years ago.

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#111891
2017-02-10

Reserva Monte Mojino: Conservation on the Slopes of the Sierra Nevada

A cactus flower blooming next to a lush fig tree, a desert tortoise resting beneath an elegant trogon perched in a mesquite: I first encountered these strange bedfellows when I visited the forest near Alamos in Sonora, Mexico, during the summer monsoon.

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#111892
2017-02-10

Nigerian biotech expert says GMOs won’t replace conventional seeds, refutes common GMO myths

Genetic modification is an intervention tool, it is a complimentary tool to what is already on ground which is conventional agriculture, combination of the two is good, the technology cannot stand on its own but it depends on what is already on ground, we are not saying it should replace convent ...

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#111893
2017-02-10

Major breakthrough in search for environmentally friendly pesticide

A 'new generation' of environmentally friendly pesticides is a step closer as researchers make an important breakthrough in pest control efficiency thanks to an insect-killing fungus.

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#111894
2017-02-10

Is Costa Rica the World's Happiest, Greenest Country?

The Central American nation tops 2016's Happy Planet Index along with Mexico, Colombia, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

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#111895
2017-02-10

FEATURE-Young Indian farmers spice up market for organic Himalayan crops.

Decades after farmers on India's plains flocked to the "Green Revolution", reliant on chemical fertilisers to drive agricultural growth, the northeast Himalayan state of Sikkim is trying its luck with organic farming – a pull for young, green-minded entrepreneurs who could help get the produce t ...

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#111871
2017-02-09

Ivory is not beautiful, it’s barbaric

Growing up in our two up, two down terraced house on the Southside of Edinburgh, I shared my bedroom with a cherished family heirloom – my granny’s mini-grand.

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#111872
2017-02-09

Fighting rhino poaching in India, CSI-style

It takes less than 20 milligrams of rhino horn to prosecute poachers.

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#111873
2017-02-09

Efficient stoves and elephant grass aid primate conservation in northern Vietnam

TRUNG KHANH DISTRICT, Vietnam – The villages of Trung Khanh District, less than five miles from China on the Vietnamese side of the border, are a hard place to live.

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#111874
2017-02-09

Genetic study may make ancient Incas quinoa a grain of the future

Quinoa, the sacred "mother grain" of the ancient Inca civilization suppressed by Spanish conquistadors, could become an increasingly important food source in the future thanks to genetic secrets revealed in a new study.

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#111875
2017-02-09

Indigenous Peoples Lands Guard 80 Per Cent of World’s Biodiversity

ROME, Feb 9 2017 (IPS) - They are more than 370 million self-identified peoples in some 70 countries around the world.

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#111876
2017-02-09

Cuba Presents Plan 2016-2020 to Protect Its Biodiversity

Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba presented today its plan for the preservation of its flora and fauna, a strategy under the auspices of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with 20 concrete actions by the end of this decade.

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#111877
2017-02-09

Právo: Warming will fundamentally change Czech landscape, forest

Prague, Feb 8 (CTK) - The shape of the Czech landscape will fundamentally change in the years to come due to the warming because spruces, which now form up to a half of all forests in the country, need much water, which is short in many places, daily Pravo has written.

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#111878
2017-02-09

Suburbs Are Increasingly Threatened by Wildfires Due to Climate Change

Warmer winters, prolonged drought, and other effects of global warming multiply the threat of fire in these communities

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#111879
2017-02-09

U.N. to plant 1 million trees to fight deforestation near Ethiopia refugee camps

ROME, Feb 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A million trees are to be planted in Ethiopia to fight deforestation around camps hosting hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees who rely almost entirely on wood for fuel, a United Nations agency said on Wednesday.

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#111880
2017-02-09

Javan leopard sighting raises hopes for rare big cat

Four Javan leopards have been spotted in an Indonesian national park where they were previously thought to have died out, raising hopes for the future of the rare big cat.

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#111881
2017-02-09

Some animals are more equal than others—new study shows some animal welfare issues get more media than others

Animal welfare issues receive varying levels of UK media attention, with some species being more widely reported than others, a new University of Oxford study has found.

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#111882
2017-02-09

Data on blue whales off California helps protect their distant relatives

A research team has found a way to translate their knowledge of blue whales off California and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to the other side of the world, revealing those areas of the Northern Indian Ocean where whales are likely to be encountered.

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#111883
2017-02-09

Alpacas trump sheep in bid for Andean water security

TEPIC, Mexico, Feb 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - High on Ecuador's Andean plains, the Comuna Espejo co-operative is counting on a recent delivery of 20 woolly alpacas to keep its moist grasslands in better shape than the sheep that normally graze there - and in turn help secure water supplies ...

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#111884
2017-02-09

Scientists pollinate flowers with insect-sized drones coated in sticky gel

Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Scientists in Japan found a way to pollinate flowers without the help of insects.

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#111858
2017-02-08

Arctic 2.0: What happens after all the ice goes?

Researchers look into the future of the far North for clues to save species and maybe even bring back sea ice.

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#111859
2017-02-08

New, Aggressive Rust Imperils Wheat Crops in Europe, Africa, Asia

ROME, Feb 5 2017 (IPS) - Wheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100 per cent in untreated susceptible wheat, is making further advances in Europe, Africa and Asia, according to two new studies produced by scientists in collaboration with the United Nations.

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#111861
2017-02-08

Encyclopedia highlights traditional animal foods of Indigenous Peoples

A pioneering encyclopedia of more than 500 animal species that form the traditional diet of First Nations has just been published by the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment (CINE).

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#111862
2017-02-08
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#111863
2017-02-08

New species discovered in Antarctica

A team of Japanese scientists has discovered a new species of polychaete, a type of marine annelid worm, 9-meters deep underwater near Japan's Syowa Station in Antarctica, providing a good opportunity to study how animals adapt to extreme environments.

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#111864
2017-02-08

Conserving Harare's wetlands for sustainable use

Harare is the main city in Zimbabwe, situated in the Upper Manyame Catchment Basin that drains into Lakes Chivero and Manyame; which are important water sources for the City.

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#111865
2017-02-08

B.C.'s invasive species warriors tackle turtles, knotweed, climate change and critics

Irish expert offers tools to help weed out destructive invaders from bullfrogs to hogweed

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#111866
2017-02-08

Black rhino: 'New plan' to help save endangered animal

A new approach is needed to help save the black rhinoceros from extinction, a study involving Cardiff University scientists has found.

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#111867
2017-02-08

Enabling healthy Nile Basin wetlands for disaster risk reduction

Wetlands are naturally productive ecosystems which are capable of managing the risk of disasters to communities. They can contain flood water, which helps cushion communities against floods.

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#111868
2017-02-08

Symrise Signs United Nations “Business and Biodiversity Pledge”

Symrise is one of the first signatories to the “Business and Biodiversity Pledge,” a voluntary commitment to the objectives of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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#111869
2017-02-08

A World of Blue: The United Nations and the Ocean

The ocean covers about 70% of the earth’s surface, the land mass divided into multiple social units that contain burgeoning population, extraction and use of myriad natural resources, and serve as an ever-shifting arrangement of community, cooperation and conflict.

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#111844
2017-02-07

Taming ornamental plant invasion in Kenya

In this video, scientists and local people explain the dangers of Opuntia stricta, an invasive cactus weed covering large tracts of land in Kenya’s semi-arid Laikipia County, and efforts in place to tame its spread and adverse impacts.

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#111845
2017-02-07

New species of dwarf lemur discovered in Madagascar

In the forests of northern Madagascar, scientists have discovered a new species of dwarf lemur.

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#111846
2017-02-07

Floods and erosion are ruining Britain’s most significant sites

From Wordsworth’s gardens to the south’s white cliffs and salmon rivers in Wales, climate change is wrecking historic sites, finds report

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#111847
2017-02-07

Extraordinary migration of giant Amazon catfish revealed

The dorado catfish travels 11,600km from the Andes to the mouth of the Amazon and back, but is threatened by dams and mining

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#111848
2017-02-07

Why climate change is good news for wasps

Their numbers vary enormously from year to year, but warmer weather will provide wasps with more favourable conditions

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#111849
2017-02-07

Can tourism protect the Great Barrier Reef?

A severe bleaching event last year prompted reports of the Great Barrier Reef’s death. But tour operators say much of the reef still thrives, and their boats can help protect it.

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#111850
2017-02-07

Sharks for supper? Why experts don't want a ban on shark fishing

Sharks are facing 'the largest crisis of their 420 million year history,' say experts, but a fishing ban is the wrong solution.

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#111851
2017-02-07

The solution from the skies to save endangered species

The world's first astrophysics-ecology drone project at Liverpool John Moores University could be the answer to many global conservation efforts.

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#111853
2017-02-07

Oceans for fish, not plastic

Millions of Indonesians depend on oceans to feed their families. Fishermen, ferryboat drivers, tour guides and freight workers. When the ocean suffers, so do lives.

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#111854
2017-02-07

For indigenous communities, fish is more than food

Indigenous peoples’ relationships with the sea play an important role in maintaining their identities

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#111855
2017-02-07

India takes first steps to have a policy on artificial life forms

Synthetic biology in microbial systems can potentially be used to produce drugs, vaccines, fuel components and other chemicals

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#111856
2017-02-07

New mercury threat to oceans from climate change

Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.

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#111857
2017-02-07

Endangered antelope 'may be wiped out'

The death of more than 2,000 critically endangered Saiga antelope in Mongolia was caused by a disease that could now threaten the entire population.

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#111829
2017-02-06

Boosting water table can curb climate risks, says study

Increasing the water table under the UK's arable peatland can help boost yields and the amount of carbon stored in the soil, a study has suggested.

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#111830
2017-02-06

Taming ornamental plant invasion in Kenya

In this video, scientists and local people explain the dangers of Opuntia stricta, an invasive cactus weed covering large tracts of land in Kenya’s semi-arid Laikipia County, and efforts in place to tame its spread and adverse impacts.

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#111831
2017-02-06

An environmental balancing act

Measuring the effectiveness of landscape approaches to conservation and development :)

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#111832
2017-02-06

Norway wants tourists to slow down and travel more sustainably

Cruise ships and Disney's 'Frozen' have led to crowds of unprecedented size, about which Norwegians are not entirely happy.

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#111833
2017-02-06

How much worse are African droughts because of man-made climate change?

The once-fertile fields of South Africa’s Western Cape region are filled with scorched patches of earth, dying plants, and wasted crops.

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#111834
2017-02-06

How we discovered the world’s largest tropical peatland, deep in Congo

A team of three scientists and five assistants found 33 billion tons of carbon locked up in a Congo ecosystem – the equivalent of 20 years of current US fossil fuel emissions. The discovery is a key step in ensuring this carbon-storing area is protected.

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