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#109740
2016-08-30

Amazon forests: Biodiversity can help mitigate climate risks

A forest with greater diversity of plants can better adjust to climatic stress. Now for the first time, a team of scientists can show this in computer simulations of the Amazon region by accounting for its amazing diversity of trees.

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#109741
2016-08-30

UN Negotiations Focus on What Lies Beneath the High Seas

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 30 2016 (IPS) - The high seas – oceans which fall beyond the jurisdiction of any country – make up about two thirds of the world’s ocean and half of the total surface of planet earth.

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#109742
2016-08-30

Drought Deals Harsh Blow to Cameroon’s Cocoa Farmers

KONYE, Cameroon, Aug 28 2016 (IPS) - Tanchenow Daniel fears he will lose more than half a tonne of his cocoa yield during the next harvest at the end of this month.

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#109743
2016-08-30

South Africa’s traditional fishers buoyed by data-logging app

Small-scale fishers hope technology will convince ministers that there are enough stocks to feed communities sustainably

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#109744
2016-08-30

Migratory animals under threat in the 'Serengeti of the north'

Strange and wonderful beasts from the saiga antelope to the snow leopard have long roamed the Central Asian wilderness. But human development and climate change are disrupting age-old migratory patterns.

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#109745
2016-08-30

Where Will the Animals Go as Climate Changes?

The natural world is under siege by climate change. Rising temperatures are pushing plants and animals outside their current range.

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#109746
2016-08-30

Africa builds ‘Great Green Wall’ against extremism and misery

With food insecurity, terrorism and migration to Europe reaching unprecedented levels, Africa is hoping that a “wall of trees” can help protect its people and stop these threats becoming global crises.

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#109747
2016-08-30

Signs of Hope for Nature in a Rapidly Degrading World

Surprisingly, it turns out that while population has continued to grow, the environmental impact per person and per unit of economic growth has diminished

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#109748
2016-08-30

Africa: Premier - Conservation Can Boost African Economies

Joining efforts to protect and promote environment will go a long way in ensuring a successful conservation story and will eventually make the continent more attractive to tourists, Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has said.

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#109749
2016-08-30

‘Make human rights the priority in all conservation efforts’ – UN experts urge governments

29 August 2016 – Ahead of the world’s largest forum for the adoption of conservation policies on protected areas, two United Nations experts on environment and indigenous peoples today highlighted that effective and sustainable conservation requires respect for human rights.

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