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#107575
2016-03-09

Sea level rise threatens larger number of people than earlier estimated

More people live close to sea coast than earlier estimated, researchers have concluded after a new study.

News Headlines
#107576
2016-03-09

Hunt for rare fragrance is pushing one of world’s most expensive trees towards extinction: Al Jazeera documentary

The demand for a rare, fragrant ingredient is threatening the survival of one of the world’s most expensive trees, a new Al Jazeera documentary has found.

News Headlines
#107577
2016-03-09

New snake species highlights how little we know about biodiversity in under-explored regions of India

A new snake belonging to the Colubridae family has been found in Gujarat, India and researchers say it not only represents a new species but also a new genus.

News Headlines
#107578
2016-03-09

It Might Be Impossible to Turn Back the Clock on Altered Ecosystems

While it's usually shrouded in fog, on a clear day two pictures emerge of Point Reyes National Seashore in California.

News Headlines
#107581
2016-03-09

Birds bid early adieu to Kashmir as temperature rises

Hundreds of migratory birds are bidding an early adieu to Kashmir this year because of unusually hot temperatures and scant rain and snowfall.

News Headlines
#107582
2016-03-09

Endangered bonobo ape born at Twycross Zoo

A UK zoo has announced the birth of a bonobo ape - one of only 11 births of the endangered animal in zoos across the world in the last year.

News Headlines
#107583
2016-03-09

Scientists call for a shake-up in the way we record biodiversity

Gaps in our information about biodiversity means we are at risk of focussing our conservation efforts in the wrong places.

News Headlines
#107584
2016-03-09

The miracle of Kolkata's wetlands – and one man's struggle to save them

The wetlands are this Indian city’s free sewage works, a fertile aquatic garden and, most importantly, a flood defence – but they’re under threat from developers. One environmentalist is leading the resistance

News Headlines
#107552
2016-03-08

Climate deadline looms for African food crops

Researchers have produced a timescale of how projected climate change is set to alter the face of agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.

News Headlines
#107553
2016-03-08

Even plant-supporting soil fungi affected by global warming, study finds

On a cool, fog-shrouded mountain of Costa Rica, a biologist is finding that warming temperatures are becoming an increasing problem for one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth.

News Headlines
#107554
2016-03-08

Impact of climate change on agriculture may be underestimated

Studies of how climate change might affect agriculture generally look only at crop yields -- the amount of product harvested from a given unit of land.

News Headlines
#107555
2016-03-08

Five million US seeds banked for resurrection experiment

In a vault kept at −18 °C in Fort Collins, Colorado, more than 5 million seeds now lie frozen in time — destined to wait for up to 50 years until evolutionary scientists earn permission to experiment with them.

News Headlines
#107556
2016-03-08

Urban women outpace men in growing wealth

Male-headed households continue to own more land and wealth than female-headed households in developing countries, but the picture may be reversing in cities, researchers have found.

News Headlines
#107557
2016-03-08

Climate change set to wreck African bean farming

Climate change could wipe out 60 per cent of bean production in Sub-Saharan Africa, and decimate banana and maize crops in the region, a study warns.

News Headlines
#107558
2016-03-08

Gorillas in threatened Cameroon forest caught on film for first time

Ebo Forest is comprised of nearly 2,000 square kilometers (about 770 square miles) of lowland and montane forest in southwestern Cameroon, a large portion of which has been disturbed by human activity.

News Headlines
#107559
2016-03-08

African Staple Plantains at Risk of Same Diseases as Bananas

Kampala / New York, Mar 7 2016 (IPS) - Anna Gamusi, has been growing ‘matooke’ – plantains – for over 20 years. She originally learnt how to grow them in her home village of Busolwe in Eastern Uganda, but says that they are no longer grown there.

News Headlines
#107560
2016-03-08

Hotter planet spells harder rains to come – study

Severe rainfall has increased throughout the world’s wettest and driest regions and is set to intensify this century, new research suggests.

News Headlines
#107561
2016-03-08

Where the wild horses are

Historic icon, convenient resource or environmental 
vandal – brumbies are both revered and reviled 
across our continent.

News Headlines
#107562
2016-03-08

Africa: Kenyan Wildlife Organization Finds Innovative Solutions to Human-Wildlife Conflict

Laikipia — A Kenyan wildlife conservancy organization said on Monday it has opened a new corridor which will enable wildlife species cross a main government road safely without bringing risks to local communities.

News Headlines
#107564
2016-03-08

Ethiopia: Challenges to Biodiversity Conservation

The Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute said that the unavailability of sufficient gene banks and lack of technological support are among the challenges to collect and conserve microbes and animal species in a safe places.

News Headlines
#107565
2016-03-08

PH approves GMO guidelines

The Philippine government has officially approved a more stringent set of regulations to manage the propagation and sale of biotechnology seeds in the country, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#107566
2016-03-08

Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Recognizing the Fundamental Link Between Women and Biodiversity on International Women's Day

March 8 is International Women's Day -- a time to stop, reflect, appreciate and champion women around the globe.

News Headlines
#107568
2016-03-08

Women and Food: The Key to a Healthier Planet

As we eat and celebrate this International Women's Day, let's pause to think about how women are involved in producing food. Why? Because focusing on women involved in agriculture will enable us to tackle the key issues of our time - gender inequality and climate change.

News Headlines
#107569
2016-03-08

The evidence is in—greater gender diversity in science benefits us all

The World Economic Forum estimated last year that at the current slow rate of progress, it will take until 2133 to close the global gender gap across health, education, economic opportunity and politics.

News Headlines
#107570
2016-03-08

Asian bats show resistance to deadly white-nose syndrome

Researchers have found new clues about the deadly white-nose syndrome, a disease that has wiped out millions of bats in North America.

News Headlines
#107516
2016-03-07

Running with the hyenas of Addis Ababa

There can't be many early morning urban running routes that result in a hyena or two lumbering past you. But that's what I get after lacing up my trainers and heading out before dawn in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

News Headlines
#107517
2016-03-07

Australia's ugly mammals fail to catch the eye of scientists, study shows

Pushed out of the limelight by cuddly koalas and kangaroos, Australia's less glamorous native bats and rodents have failed to catch the eyes of scientific researchers, a new study shows.

News Headlines
#107521
2016-03-07

'Ghostlike' octopus found in Pacific may belong to new species

An underwater research craft has spotted a "ghostlike" octopus that appears to belong to a previously unknown species on the ocean floor near Hawaii, a discovery that highlights how little is known about the deep sea, a U.S. zoologist said on Saturday.

News Headlines
#107522
2016-03-07

Kenyan wildlife organization finds innovative solutions to human-wildlife conflict

LAIKIPIA, Kenya, March 7 (Xinhua) -- A Kenyan wildlife conservancy organization said on Monday it has opened a new corridor which will enable wildlife species cross a main government road safely without bringing risks to local communities.

News Headlines
#107523
2016-03-07

Renewed hope for Great Indian Bustards

Team spotting three of the critically endangered species in Sirguppa taluk provides evidence of bird breeding in the vast grasslands.

News Headlines
#107524
2016-03-07

Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to Russian steppes

If the world's only surviving wild horses had a say in the matter, they might opt for a cosy stable and fresh daily oats, scientists studying them joke.

News Headlines
#107525
2016-03-07

Philippines signs new GMO rules, food industry relieved

The Philippines has approved a new set of rules on genetically modified organisms after a top court demanded an overhaul of previous regulations, providing relief to farmers and importers worried that any delay would spark a food crisis.

News Headlines
#107526
2016-03-07

For Mongolians, climate change is as personal as it gets

When the world adopted the newest climate agreement during the United Nations climate change conference — or COP21 — in Paris, France, last December, an urgent warning was sounded: The effects of climate change will only worsen if nothing is done to address the problem.

News Headlines
#107527
2016-03-07

Forest coverage expands in China's largest forest zone

HARBIN, March 7 (Xinhua) -- The forest coverage of northeast China's Greater Hinggan Mountain forest zone, the country's largest, has been expanding thanks to better protection and a ban on commercial logging in natural forests.

News Headlines
#107528
2016-03-07

Brief: Findings of EU Project On Conservation Of Genetic Resources Due Out In June

The findings, conclusions and preliminary recommendations of a European Commission initiative on the conservation and sustainable use of genetic diversity are to be presented in June, the Commission has announced.

News Headlines
#107529
2016-03-07

Climate change could region cost US$72b - PNG

Climate Change would cost the Pacific nearly 72 billion US dollars if issues are not addressed appropriately, according to Papua New Guinea's Climate Change and Development Authority acting director.

News Headlines
#107530
2016-03-07

Pakistan’s biggest threat isn’t terrorism, it’s climate change

As changes in the eco-system increase the intensity of natural disasters and threaten economic stability, water and food shortage will catalyse civil unrest and conflicts, thereby hindering the government’s ability to properly manage its resources

News Headlines
#107531
2016-03-07

On International Women's Day, UN officials call to 'Step It Up' for gender equality

8 March 2016 – Senior United Nations officials from around the world are marking International Women's Day with calls to “Step It Up” with more resources and greater political action to achieve gender equality by 2030.

News Headlines
#107497
2016-03-04

Many of world’s lakes are vanishing and some may be gone forever

Bolivia’s second largest lake has vanished into thin air. In December, Lake Poopó became a dry salt pan and its largest lake – Lake Titicaca – is heading towards trouble, too.

News Headlines
#107498
2016-03-04

Berta Cáceres, Honduran human rights and environment activist, murdered

Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, barely a week after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project.

News Headlines
#107499
2016-03-04

Hong Kong’s white dolphins will die out ‘unless the government beefs up its action plan’

Hong Kong’s white dolphins will die out entirely unless the government sets out clear targets to widen protected waters in a conservation action plan scheduled for release later this year, environmentalists have warned.

News Headlines
#107500
2016-03-04

Coral bleaching threatens Great Barrier Reef

Parts of the Great Barrier Reef face permanent destruction due to El Nino, scientists warn. A so-called coral bleaching event is affecting reefs all around the world. Loss of coral reefs would impact millions of people.

News Headlines
#107501
2016-03-04

Q&A Conservationists debate 'invasive species' vs. 'non-native' labels

The term "invaders" doesn't quite conjure up feelings of welcome or belonging. But some biologists are trying to change the perception of biological invaders — and instead want us to think of them as migrants searching for the right place to live.

News Headlines
#107502
2016-03-04

To save forests, look at farming practices

The most promising interventions to reduce emissions in tropical forest-rich countries like Indonesia, Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) may not lie in the forest at all.

News Headlines
#107503
2016-03-04

Yellowstone grizzly bear may lose threatened status

(CNN)—Yellowstone grizzly bears are emerging from their winter hibernation to news that wildlife officials no longer consider them threatened.

News Headlines
#107504
2016-03-04

A Visual Guide to Genetic Modification

In this month’s issue of Scientific American, Stephen S. Hall tells the story of how the revolutionary gene-editing tool known as CRISPR could transform the agricultural industry.

News Headlines
#107505
2016-03-04

From fish to finance: Sustainable development affects every sector

In order to meet the SDGs, we need a clear and ambitious overarching EU strategy for implementing the 2030 Agenda. All aspects of EU policy, from trade to agriculture to finance, will be affected and EU decision-makers must begin to ensure that happens today, writes Geneviève Pons.

News Headlines
#107506
2016-03-04

Orangutan population in Sumatra more than doubles after census

There are more than twice as many orangutans on the Indonesian island of Sumatra as we thought, according to a new survey. But deforestation and development could still see their numbers plummet over the next decade.

News Headlines
#107470
2016-03-03

Marking World Wildlife Day, UN calls for global actions to end poaching, save planet’s most iconic species

3 March 2016 – “Time is running out” to end wildlife poaching that threatens some of the world’s most iconic species, such as elephants, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as the United Nations marked its World Wildlife Day.

News Headlines
#107472
2016-03-03

Will biggest danger from global warming be the change in diets?

Global warming will make it harder for people to eat more fruit and vegetables, leading to 500,000 deaths in 2050 that would otherwise have been avoided, according to a modelling study.

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