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#132464
2022-01-13

Egypt's Environment min.: COP27 can build on recommendations of WYF's climate change session

Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad underlined the importance of recommendations of the climate change session which was held within the framework of the World Youth Forum (WYF) with the participation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

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#132465
2022-01-13

How shea trees can help combat climate change

You’ve most likely used a shea product today, possibly without even knowing. You probably know it’s in a lot of beauty products like creams and emollients. But the vast majority of shea goes into foodstuffs like chocolate, confectionery products, pastries, margarines, and vegan products. Shea bu ...

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#132466
2022-01-13

Record number of Americans alarmed about climate crisis, report finds

A new report has revealed that a record number of Americans are now alarmed about the climate crisis. The study, published by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, found that Americans overall are becoming increasingly worried about global heating, more engaged with the issue and mor ...

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#132467
2022-01-13

FEATURE-Nepal's blossoming honey industry crushed by wild weather

In the 15 years Chitra Bhan Khatri has been keeping bees in west Nepal, he never had trouble providing food for his insects - until last year, when unseasonally heavy rain left his honeybees hungry.

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#132468
2022-01-13

Study: Biodiversity richness of butterflies peaks in October in Tadoba National Park

A duo of zoologists from Mumbai has traced butterfly species variations as per seasonal changes in Chandrapur’s Tadoba National Park.

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#132469
2022-01-13

COP26: Australia Commits More Climate Financing for Pacific and Southeast Asia. It’s Not Enough.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged half a billion dollars more to help the Pacific and Southeast Asia address the climate crisis, acknowledging during his final announcement at COP26 that there was “no greater threat to our Pacific family than climate change.”

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#132470
2022-01-13

A large flock of critically endangered birds arrive in Cambodia in yearly migration

A large flock of critically endangered migratory birds, the yellow-breasted bunting, have arrived at the Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape in southern Cambodia’s Takeo province during their yearly migration, a conservationist organization said on Wednesday.

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#132471
2022-01-13

UVic trio part of biodiversity project awarded $24M

Three UVic researchers are part of a project that was awarded $24 million on Wednesday to study an existential topic: the survival of life on Earth.

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#132472
2022-01-13

2022: A Full Calendar for SDG Discussions and Global Environmental Governance

2022 will be a significant year for governing the 2030 Agenda and other global frameworks on protecting the environment. While 2020 was anticipated as a super year for nature, and 2021 was considered all the more crucial for biodiversity after the pandemic froze many global discussions, 2022 now ...

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#132474
2022-01-13

Corporates sustain deforestation crisis

Influential companies and financial institutions are undermining global action on climate change and risking damage to their own businesses by failing to tackle the problem of tropical deforestation, Global Canopy reveals in its annual Forest 500 report released today.

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#132475
2022-01-13

Ending Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Animals

Nigeria has emerged as the top transit point in the world for illegal ivory and pangolin scale trafficking from Africa to Asia. Between 2016 to 2019, over half of the pangolin scales seized globally came from Nigeria, Ugo Aliogo reports.

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#132476
2022-01-13

Chemical cocktail’ polluting English rivers - MPs warn

Raw sewage, microplastics and slurry are coursing through all of England's rivers, putting health and nature at risk, a parliamentary report concludes.

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#132477
2022-01-13

‘Oppressive and wrong’: green activists urge Labour to vote against policing bill

Climate activist groups are urging the Labour party to oppose a policing bill they say will undermine the right to protest at a critical moment in the fight to avoid climate breakdown.

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#132478
2022-01-13

Australia matches its hottest day on record as Western Australia town goes above 50C

Australia has matched its hottest ever reliably recorded temperature, with Onslow airport near the remote West Australian town of Onslow registering 50.7C.

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#132479
2022-01-13

‘Poorly conceived’ trophy hunting bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told

A proposed UK ban on trophy hunting imports risks undermining the conservation of rhinos, elephants and other endangered wildlife, according to a group of leading scientists and conservationists who said African perspectives have been ignored by the government.

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#132480
2022-01-13

‘Dancing through the water’: rare sighting of blanket octopus in Great Barrier Reef

Only a handful of people have spotted the dazzling blanket octopus in the wild, making it one of the rarest sights in the marine world.

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#132481
2022-01-13

‘They saw bigger things’: Richard Leakey, Edward O Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy remembered

Over Christmas and the new year, three of the world’s leading naturalists died. Thomas Lovejoy, a conservation biologist credited with popularising the term “biodiversity” and a passionate defender of the Amazon, died on 25 December.

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#132482
2022-01-13

Forests in Western Himalayan Region & Northeastern States Among India's Climate Change Hotspots: ISFR-2021

Forests in the western Himalayan region and the northeastern states are consistently appearing as climate change hotspots across various climate scenarios in three selected time horizons, according to the India State of Forest Report 2021 (ISFR-2021) released on Thursday.

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#132483
2022-01-14

Strong evidence shows Sixth Mass Extinction of global biodiversity in progress

The history of life on Earth has been marked five times by events of mass biodiversity extinction caused by extreme natural phenomena. Today, many experts warn that a Sixth Mass Extinction crisis is underway, this time entirely caused by human activities.

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#132484
2022-01-14

Zimbabwean women leverage traditional knowledge to sustain livelihoods

Early in the morning in Domboshava, a village near Harare, two women were gathering herbs in a lush green forest. A branch at a time, the women carefully pruned the shrubs, making sure they leave the plants in good health.

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#132485
2022-01-14

The solution to climate change will be people-powered. Here's why

In our critically endangered world, there is no version of the future in which humanity can continue as it has always done. The climate crisis was created by the actions of people, and it is people who are going to have to act to manage its impact.

News Headlines
#132486
2022-01-14

Study: Climate change alters tiger shark migration routes

The new study, published on 13 January 2022 in the journal Global Change Biology and conducted by scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, revealed that rising ocean temperatures due to climate change have significantly changed the locations and ...

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#132487
2022-01-14

Companies Across The Globe Feeling The Climate Change Heat

As the climate crisis exacerbates weather conditions, businesses around the world are beginning to feel the heat. On home turf, the financial impact of climate risks to Indian companies is calculated to be around Rs 7,138 billion, according to a 2020 report by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

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#132488
2022-01-14

Why governments need to tackle the impact of trade on climate change

The production and trade of goods is at the heart of the globalised market and has a significant environmental impact. Yet there was little discussion at COP26 on how to make it more sustainable, the former director of the World Trade Institute (WTI) tells SWI swissinfo.ch.

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#132489
2022-01-14

‘Not enough water’: Cambodia’s farmers face changing climate

During Cambodia’s monsoon season, rice farmer Sam Vongsay’s backyard fills with water and the plastic trash of his houseboat-dwelling neighbours as the Tonle Sap lake grows with floodwaters from the Mekong River.

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#132490
2022-01-14

Creating A Microclimate To Fight Climate Change

In 1982, when David and Margery bought their little house in an ex-public housing estate, they could look out of their bedroom windows and see what everyone had worn for the week, because you could see everyone’s washing on the lines in their backyards. His love of nature was developed in early ...

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#132491
2022-01-14

Local shell-ebrities: 19 eggs of critically endangered sea turtle bring joy to Cambodian conservationists

The Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Programme (WCS Cambodia) said it was delighted to see 19 Royal Turtle eggs in a single clutch on an artificial sand bank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) in one night last week.

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#132492
2022-01-14

LOOK: Endangered lappet-faced vulture nesting sites saw a 60% decline in 2021

Vulture populations across Africa and some parts of the world have seen a steady decline for decades with certain species such as the white-backed vulture listed as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the same threat level as the black rhino, and a co ...

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#132493
2022-01-14

Decolonizing Conservation: Native Communities Know How to Protect Nature

This piece originally appeared in Nexus Media. It is republished here with permission. Jessica Hernandez found her way to conservation science and environmental justice through her grandmother—and her knowledge about the natural world, accumulated over generations.

News Headlines
#132494
2022-01-14

Environmental disasters are fuelling migration — here’s why international law must recognize climate refugees

When hurricanes Eta and Iota barrelled into Central America in November 2020, they flooded towns and cities, caused catastrophic losses in the agricultural sector and contributed to food insecurity. In all, 4.7 million Hondurans were affected, and tens of thousands decided to leave, forming migr ...

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#132495
2022-01-14

Milk without the cow: Cellular agriculture could be the future of farming, but dairy farmers need help

A new wave of cow-less dairy is hitting the market. In the United States, Perfect Day is using genetically modified fungi to produce milk protein for ice cream at a commercial scale. And pre-commercial companies, like TurtleTree and Better Milk, are engineering mammary cells to produce human and ...

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#132496
2022-01-14

Concerns for life in Western Australia’s Pilbara after 50.7C heat record matched

The Bureau of Meteorology is working to verify readings showing the northern Western Australia town of Onslow has matched the record for the hottest day in Australia, prompting calls to make living with extreme heatwaves in the Pilbara more sustainable.

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#132497
2022-01-14

World’s poorest bear brunt of climate crisis: 10 underreported emergencies

From Afghanistan to Ethiopia, about 235 million people worldwide needed assistance in 2021. But while some crises received global attention, others are lesser known.

News Headlines
#132498
2022-01-14

Norway blows up hydro dam to restore river health and fish stocks

A dam that has blocked the Tromsa River in Norway for more than 100 years was blown up with dynamite this week, freeing migratory routes for fish.

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#132499
2022-01-14

‘Nothing but fish nests’: huge icefish colony found in Antarctic sea

Researchers exploring Antarctica’s seabed have discovered a thriving, unprecedented colony of icefish “about a third of the size of London”.

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#132500
2022-01-14

Londoners told to reduce physical activity on Friday due to pollution

Londoners should avoid strenuous physical activity on Friday due to “very high” levels of pollution, experts have warned. The poor air quality is the result of an intense area of high pressure covering western Europe. The associated lack of air movement means emissions from vehicles and other po ...

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#132501
2022-01-14

Covid: Viral photo highlights challenges of vaccinating Amazon

A photo of an indigenous man carrying his father on his back to take a Covid-19 vaccine in the Brazilian Amazon has gone viral, and became a symbol of the complicated vaccination logistics in one of the world's most remote areas.

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#132502
2022-01-14

Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump

Sri Lanka (AP) — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in an open landfill in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found dead over the weekend.

News Headlines
#132503
2022-01-14

Coral reefs are dying, but there’s a tiny bit of good news about what happens when they’re gone

In 1998, a mass bleaching event hit reefs in the Seychelles, leading to a devastating loss of 90% of the African island nation’s live coral. While that event wasn’t caused by climate change (rather by El Niño, a recurring climate pattern that causes ocean warming every few years), global heating ...

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#132504
2022-01-14

Malaysia: Buddhist monks fight to protect mountain home

A cool breeze sweeps through the Dhamma Sakyamuni Monastery. Sitting cross-legged on the polished stone floor, monks meditate silently under the gaze of a Buddha painted gold. Above them, stalactites hang from the rough limestone ceiling.

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#132505
2022-01-14

Ecuador to announce creation of Hermandad Marine Reserve off Galapagos (commentary)

“Ecuador is proud to announce the creation of the Hermandad Marine Reserve in the coming days,” the country’s president declares in an opinion piece shared with Mongabay.

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#132506
2022-01-14

In untangling a taxonomic web, Sri Lankan researchers describe seven new jumping spiders

With two large eyes on a flat rectangular face, and six more eyes around the head, jumping spiders from the Salticidae family can look a bit alien, even by arachnid standards.

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#132507
2022-01-14

IKEA buys land damaged by hurricane in Florida to plant forests

Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA furniture stores worldwide, has bought more land in the United States as part of a long-term commitment to responsible forest management, it said on Thursday.

News Headlines
#132508
2022-01-14

Climate change: Inadequate governmental response is causing climate anxiety in young people

Governments around the world must protect the mental health of young people by taking action against climate change, a study from The Lancet Planetary Health has concluded.

News Headlines
#132509
2022-01-14

The world's insatiable appetite for electricity is setting up a climate disaster

A report published Friday by the International Energy Agency found that global demand for electricity surged 6% in 2021, fueled by a colder winter and the dramatic economic rebound from the pandemic. That drove both prices and carbon emissions to new records.

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#132510
2022-01-14

The Elites Can’t Stop Climate Change, but Democratic Cities Can

There is little doubt that very few expected anything meaningful and productive to come out of the COP26. Even before the beginning of the summit, climate scientists such as Peter Kalmus, author of Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution, warned[2] that one of the summit’s mai ...

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#132511
2022-01-14

Large Herbivores May Improve an Ecosystem’s Carbon Persistence

Wildlife and open-canopy ecosystems like grasslands are rarely a part of discussions surrounding climate change mitigation. Now, a new review points to interactions between wild herbivores and vegetation to show how restoration efforts could be optimized by aligning climate goals with biodiversi ...

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#132512
2022-01-14

Tree ambulance to protect biodiversity

In an effort to ensure protection and preservation of trees in the capital, the Kerala Youth Promotion Council jointly with the CSR wing under KIMS Health has launched a tree ambulance. Agriculture Minister P Prasad, who flagged off the Tree Ambulance at an event held on Secretariat premises, s ...

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#132513
2022-01-14

New study overturns popular theory on evolution of termite size

Researchers have completed a comprehensive analysis of the head width of over 1500 species of termites and determined that their size isn't gradually shrinking at a geological timescale.

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#132514
2022-01-14

Copper-based chemicals may be contributing to ozone depletion

Copper released into the environment from fungicides, brake pads, antifouling paints on boats and other sources may be contributing significantly to stratospheric ozone depletion, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.

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