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#111349
2016-12-09

CBD Releases Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms

4 December 2016: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released ‘Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) and Monitoring in the Context of Risk Assessment,’ for Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the CBD.

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#111350
2016-12-09

New global map reveals effects of wet and dry climates on soil pH

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Scientists already knew soil in wet climes is generally acidic, while soil in dry climes is generally alkaline. But in the process of creating a global soil pH map, scientists realized the distinction was surprisingly stark.

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#111353
2016-12-09

UN rights expert calls on countries to comply with laws that protect environment defenders

8 December 2016 – Governments must abide by the existing laws that protect indigenous and local communities who are stewards of key natural resources from which all humankind benefits, a United Nations human rights expert told the UN Conference on Biological Diversity today.

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#111354
2016-12-09

Climate change is already causing widespread local extinction in plant and animal species

Extinctions related to climate change have already happened in hundreds of plant and animal species around the world. New research shows that local extinctions have already occurred in 47% of the 976 plant and animal species studied.

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#111356
2016-12-09

Great Barrier Reef not likely to survive if warming trend continues, says report

The Great Barrier Reef will not survive coral bleaching if current sea temperature trends continue, according to a new report charting increases over the past three decades which blames manmade climate change for the problem.

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#111357
2016-12-09

Spiny lobsters tap into a strange food source, scientists say

About a fifth of the diet of Caribbean spiny lobsters is derived from a process distinct from the traditional model of the food chain, according to new research.

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#111358
2016-12-09

Climate change strengthens an army of forest-eating insects

Hemlock woolly adelgids aren't native to North America, but droves of them have settled into American forests where they threaten entire ecosystems.

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#111359
2016-12-09

How Climate Change Is Leading to an ‘Ecological Recession’

Scientists have published a number of studies observing how plants and animals shift their range slightly toward cooler temperatures in response to global warming.

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#111360
2016-12-09

Protection sought for Leuser ecosystem, Sumatran orangutans

Coordinated efforts by stakeholders to protect Indonesia’s Leuser ecosystem are becoming more crucial to help save the heritage site and its endangered species, a United States-based environmental organization has suggested.

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#111361
2016-12-09

Indigenous land rights key to stopping deforestation in Central America

Without their traditional land managers, conservation reserves in Central America are left vulnerable to corporate interests, report finds. Climate Home reports

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