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#111183
2016-12-01

One in three people suffers malnutrition at global cost of $3.5 trillion a year – UN

1 December 2016 – As an United Nations international meeting on ways to improve diets and ensure sustainable food systems kicked off in Rome, Italy today, participants were told that one in three people on the planet suffers some form of malnutrition, impacting public health and economic develop ...

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#111184
2016-12-01

California court upholds ban on ivory and rhino horn

On November 28, the Los Angeles Superior Court upheld California’s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims by the Ivory Education Institute that the new law was unconstitutional.

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#111161
2016-11-30

HOW TO MANAGE 6 PREVALENT INVASIVE SPECIES

Invasive species can become a real nuisance if left unchecked. Here are a few prevalent varieties and some management techniques to help contain these stubborn species.

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#111162
2016-11-30

Lima hosts innovation festival

The project held at the UTEC University aims to address social problems in an innovative way. The University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) will present, for the second consecutive year, the International Festival of Social Innovation (FiiS) Peru 2016. This special event looks to bring mus ...

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#111163
2016-11-30

Four ways our forests must be part of the climate conversation

Forest landscapes and agricultural areas can absorb emissions like a sponge. They take carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis, and store it in wood and in the soils. Discussions about action against climate change has focused on rebuilding our energy infrastructure towards a 100% ren ...

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#111164
2016-11-30

Nigeria: Deforestation, Agric Causing Land, Habitat Deterioration - Minister

The Minister of Environment, Hajiya Amina Mohammed, has decried the severe cases of land degradation and deterioration of habitat for migratory birds due to deforestation resulting from wood-fuel, energy and housing activities.

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#111165
2016-11-30

There Is Life on a Dead Coral Reef

Even dead and dying reefs still provide essential habitats for some marine life.

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#111166
2016-11-30

Sensitising fisherfolk to conservation of biodiversity

Artists explain problems in using five types of banned nets and how they threaten the endangered species

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#111167
2016-11-30

How to Talk About Climate Change So Anyone Will Listen

Here’s a very 2016 dilemma: On the one hand, as so many of us have learned over this past election cycle (and then re-learned in earnest over Thanksgiving), having political conversations with friends and family can be its own unique kind of painful. But on the other hand, some issues are just t ...

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#111168
2016-11-30

Rwanda's gorillas become new face of climate change

There are less than 900 mountain gorillas left in the world, and their fight for survival is getting even harder. Climate change is forcing the apes to travel farther for food. In our continuing series, "The Climate Diaries," Mark Phillips went to the mountains of Rwanda to see what else is putt ...

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#111169
2016-11-30

Nicaragua’s ‘Dry Corridor’ to benefit from UN-backed sustainable agriculture project

29 November 2016 – About 30,000 families in 58 municipalities in Nicaragua’s ‘Dry Corridor,’ the area of the country most affected by droughts and climate change, are expected to benefit from a financial agreement between the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ...

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#111139
2016-11-29

Scientists consider potential of honey bee brood as food source

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Honey bee brood -- a combination eggs, larvae and pupae -- is considered a delicacy in Mexico, Thailand, Australia and elsewhere. In a new study, scientist considered the potential of honey bee brood as a staple food and source of protein for the planet's ba ...

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#111140
2016-11-29

Great Barrier Reef suffered worst bleaching on record in 2016, report finds

Higher water temperatures in 2016 caused the worst destruction of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a study has found.

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#111141
2016-11-29

Climate global initiative calls for urgent action against invasive alien species

GLAND/SWITZERLAND: A new global initiative to reduce the impacts of invasive alien species - the Honolulu Challenge - has been launched on Tuesday by 33 organisations and institutions. The launch follows a call for urgent action on invasive alien species made by experts, governments and NGOs a ...

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#111144
2016-11-29

Pope calls on world leaders to act swiftly on climate change pact

Pope Francis urged national leaders on Monday to implement global environmental agreements without delay, a message that looked to be squarely aimed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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#111145
2016-11-29

California sets its sights on cows in effort to combat climate change

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation's leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.

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#111146
2016-11-29

Why land rights for indigenous peoples could be the answer to climate change

Preventing deforestation is central to curbing carbon emissions – and a case study on the Amazon shows the most cost-effective way of doing it

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#111147
2016-11-29

Sahel countries in race against time to regreen Africa's spreading desert

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The areas surrounding the Sahara desert which decades ago were covered with forests, crops and grasslands, can be restored - a significant chunk of them by 2030 - agriculture experts said after viewing the results of a detailed survey of the region.

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#111148
2016-11-29

Invasion of the Aliens: Body Snatching Worms, Cold Winters May Rout Lakes’ Enemies

Public enemy number one, it might be called: Eurasian watermilfoil. It’s not on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, but maybe it should be, say scientists who study lakes.

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#111149
2016-11-29

How could governments around the world protect bees?

NERC-funded researchers have gathered crucial evidence on how governments and people can best protect pollinators vital to the production of food worldwide.

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#111150
2016-11-29

Indonesia shifts emissions-reduction burden from energy to forestry sector

JAKARTA – Ahead of the recent UN climate summit in the Moroccan capital of Marrakesh, Indonesia shifted the burden for cutting its greenhouse gas emissions from its energy sector to its forestry sector, further solidifying the archipelago nation’s dependency on fossil fuels in the coming years.

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#111123
2016-11-28

Ancient hunter-gatherer tribe protects traditional forest with help from carbon trading

YAEDA VALLEY, Tanzania – “Carbon,” said Mzee Sinze while sitting in the shade of an ancient, giant Baobab tree. “Carbon is very important to us Hadzabe.”

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#111124
2016-11-28

To meet the Paris Agreement, northern leaders should commit to paying for forest protection

The only way for northern countries to halt deforestation in the South is to make sure land owners are paid more than it costs them to conserve the forest. However, there is a fundamental contradiction in this policy, according to new research published in the Journal of Economic Theory.

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#111125
2016-11-28

How Warming Is Threatening The Genetic Diversity of Species

Research on stoneflies in Glacier National Park indicates that global warming is reducing the genetic diversity of some species, compromising their ability to evolve as conditions change.

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#111126
2016-11-28

Regenerative grazing improves soil health and plant biodiversity

Regenerative practices improve soil quality and pasture diversity, as the European LIFE Regen Farming project, due to end this year, has shown.

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#111127
2016-11-28

Deep sea corals under threat from climate change: Study

LONDON: North Atlantic coral populations - which support a variety of sea life - are under threat from climate change, according to scientists who have warned that changing winter weather conditions may upset fragile marine ecosystems. .

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#111128
2016-11-28

Climate change 'threatens Thai fight against illegal fishing'

Climate change threatens to undermine Thailand's efforts to combat illegal fishing and avoid a potential European Union ban on exports by the multi-billion dollar seafood industry, environmental groups say.

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#111129
2016-11-28

After 5-year study, scientists say unchecked Arctic melting may bring irreversible change

If the Greenland Ice Sheet melts away, global sea levels would rise by about 25 feet, the report warns.

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#111130
2016-11-28

Shrinking glaciers cause state-of-emergency drought in Bolivia

The government of Bolivia, a landlocked country in the heart of South America, has been forced to declare a state of emergency as it faces its worst drought for at least 25 years.

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#111131
2016-11-28

Where are forests in Europe’s Sustainable Development Goals plans?

Forests are vital to achieving the SDGs and the aims of the Paris Agreement. Without action to protect forests, the problems posed by poverty and climate change will only get worse, writes Indra Van Gisbergen.

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#111132
2016-11-28

Interview: China good partner to LatAm in protecting biodiversity, says Mexican official

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- China is a good partner to Mexico and Latin America in general in protecting biodiversity, a Mexican environment official said in an interview with Xinhua on Friday.

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#111133
2016-11-28

Scientists say North should commit to pay for forest conservation in South

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- If the Paris Agreement is to be honored, countries in the Global North must commit to fund conservation efforts in the Global South. That is the conclusion of Bard Harstad, a professor of environmental economics at the University of Oslo.

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#111086
2016-11-25

Richer forest biodiversity could rake in billions

Biodiversity is not just a conservationist ideal, it is a high-value strategy, according to new research. It makes forests more productive, and could deliver up to $500bn a year in wealth across the planet.

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#111087
2016-11-25

In search of pit vipers

The forest is dark and damp as the sun struggles hard to break through the leaves. During the monsoon, incessant rain batters the dense forest canopy, rainwater drips to form trickling streams where the mist plays hide and seek. This is the enchanting forest of the Western Ghats, known as a biod ...

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#111088
2016-11-25

Promoting parasites: Researchers' quest to identify freshwater fish parasites in Japan

Hiroshima University scientists have identified a new species of parasite infecting an invasive freshwater fish on the subtropical island of Okinawa, Japan. The results are part of a project to find parasites that have arrived in Japan with their non-native hosts and understand the role of paras ...

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#111089
2016-11-25

Scientists propose 10 policies to protect vital pollinators

Pesticide regulation, diversified farming systems and long-term monitoring are all ways governments can help to secure the future of pollinators such as bees, flies and wasps, according to scientists.

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#111090
2016-11-25

Why Doubt Invasive Species Impacts?

Invasive alien species are now found on every corner of the planet and rank higher than climate change as a current threat to endangered species. So then why, despite all the scientific evidence of negative impacts from invasive species, would people be resistant to taking action against them? I ...

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#111091
2016-11-25

'Time to act': Damage to Great Barrier Reef worse than thought, surveys find

The government agency responsible for the Great Barrier Reef says urgent action is needed to save the world heritage site after yet-to-be-published surveys found the record coral bleaching damage earlier this year was even worse than initially thought.

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#111092
2016-11-25

Protections for Rare and Endangered Animals Under Threat From Drilling Industry

Midland, Texas -- Monarch butterflies, tiny lizards, and a type of grouse known as the lesser prairie chicken all drew close scrutiny from a large gathering of oil and gas executives at the Permian Basin Petroleum Association's annual meeting this year.

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#111093
2016-11-25

Planet Earth II – The Poaching behind the Scenes

Planet Earth II, the latest nature-themed documentary series of British veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough, is a stunning testimony to the beauty of our world and the complexity of life that flourishes in it. The program has captivated audiences and has raced to the top of the charts to b ...

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#111094
2016-11-25

Greenpeace urges UK microbead ban to protect ocean life

Environmental group Greenpeace is calling for a ban in Britain on plastic "microbeads", found in many cosmetics, which they warn pollute the oceans and poison marine life.

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#111095
2016-11-25

Fish farms offer test ground for acidifying oceans – study

British scientists have identified a paradox in research on the impact of extra carbon dioxide on the world’s oceans.There is no doubt that along with global warming the oceans are becoming more acidic, and that this badly affects fish, corals and shellfish.

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#111096
2016-11-25

Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level

Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe.

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#111097
2016-11-25

Food security in the face of climate change: Impossible without water

Development agencies must use the momentum from COP22 to prioritise water infrastructure projects and help mitigate the effects of climate change and extreme weather events in Africa, write Elke Herrfahrdt-Pähle and Waltina Scheumann.

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#111098
2016-11-25

Africa’s Smallholder Farmers Among the Most Hurt by Climate Change

Experts use many numbers when talking about climate change. However, rising temparatures, the resulting crop failure, and the consequent loss of livelihoods and destitution of millions of households are this year’s most important and urgent developments for millions of smallholder farmers across ...

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#111099
2016-11-25

Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

Nearly 70 percent of the Kenyan population relies on costly and environmentally damaging energy sources. But a green transtion is underway, as ever more Kenyans turn to solar power to meet their daily energy needs.

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#111100
2016-11-25

Homes storing CO2, just like trees

Houses built with bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, act as CO2 banks. Experts explain how citizens can become custodians of atmospheric carbon dioxide and thus help reduce air pollution.

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#111101
2016-11-25

Shocking Discovery: Over 1,400 Viruses Found in Invertebrates

A new study by the University of Sydney and the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing found more than 1,400 viruses in invertebrates, or animals without backbones such as worms, insects and spiders, living in and around human homes.

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#111102
2016-11-25

Africa’s tallest tree measuring 81m found on Mount Kilimanjaro

It’s definitely a contender. Africa’s tallest indigenous tree – measuring a whopping 81.5 metres – has been discovered in a remote valley on the continent’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.

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#111103
2016-11-25

Drought-resistant grass to spur milk production

Struggling East African dairy farmers could benefit from new varieties of high-quality, drought-resistant forage grass known as Brachiaria that boosts milk production by 40 per cent, a report says.

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