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#116281
2018-03-20

Global biodiversity 'crisis' to be assessed at major summit

Paris – Earth is enduring a mass species extinction, scientists say – the first since the demise of the dinosaurs and only the sixth in half-a-billion years.

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#116282
2018-03-20

Sudan, last male northern white rhino, dies in Kenya

The world's last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of ill health, his carers said. Sudan, 45, lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was put to sleep on Monday after age-related complications worsened significantly.

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#116283
2018-03-20

RIP fish and chips? Climate change threatens to wipe out some of the UK’s favourite dishes

ritish staples such as fish and chips and chicken tikka masala could be under threat due to climate change, new research suggests. In a report published by the WWF ahead of its Earth Hour campaign this weekend, experts examined how changing weather and temperature rhythms could impact the types ...

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#116284
2018-03-20

How to survive climate change: A lesson from Hurricane Maria

On 20 September 2017, Category 4 Hurricane Maria cut like a buzz-saw across the island of Puerto Rico. The storm ditched two to three feet of rain, flooding houses and hospitals, while raging winds tore roofs off houses and electrical transmission towers from the ground, plunging the island into ...

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#116285
2018-03-20

Climate change may leave more than 140 million people displaced, warns World Bank report

The study said people in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America will become ‘climate migrants’ by 2050. Climate change will force more than 140 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America to become internal “climate migrants” within their countries’ boundaries by ...

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#116286
2018-03-20

Can climate litigation save the world?

Global moves to tackle climate change through lawsuits are poised to break new ground this week, as groups and individuals seek to hold governments and companies accountable for the damage they are causing.

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#116287
2018-03-20

Climate change threatens world's largest seagrass carbon stores

In the summer of 2010-2011 Western Australia experienced an unprecedented marine heat wave that elevated water temperatures 2-4°C above average for more than 2 months. The heat wave resulted in defoliation of the dominant Amphibolis antarctica seagrass species across the iconic Shark Bay World H ...

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#116288
2018-03-20

Protecting Mexico's island paradise

The popularity of the Mexican island of Cozumel as a cruise destination is great for the economy — but not necessarily for nature. The country is now trying to protect its blue waters and fragile coral reefs.

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#116289
2018-03-20

Sandals Guests Take On Fight Against Invasive Lionfish

Since the threats presented by the invasive lionfish were brought to national attention, the Sandals Foundation has introduced and participated in a number of programmes to help bring awareness to and control the lionfish population in the Caribbean.

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#116290
2018-03-20

Puerto Morelos gets ready for sea turtle season

The government of Puerto Morelos says they are ready for the upcoming sea turtle season, which they note was a record-breaker last year.

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#116291
2018-03-20

Ocean acidification: Herring could benefit from an altered food chain

Juvenile fish must immediately learn to catch prey and to escape enemies. Additionally, at this stage of their lives, they are highly sensitive to environmental factors such as temperature, oxygen and the pH of the water. These factors are currently changing on a global scale—temperature is risi ...

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#116292
2018-03-20

Five new species of frogs identified in museum collections

Researchers from Yale-NUS College and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences have discovered five new species of Southeast Asian frogs from a group of museum specimens that had long been considered to only contain two species. This research by lead author Yale-NUS College Assistant Profes ...

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#116259
2018-03-15

Caribbean Fish Stocks Dwindling as Illegal Fishing Intensifies

Biodiversity in the Caribbean Sea is at serious risk, scientists are warning, with illegal fishing reducing fish stocks and placing the marine environment under increasing strain.

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#116260
2018-03-15

Global 'Green Finance' Index Launch Boosts Sustainable Investing Drive

The new Global Green Finance Index (‘GGFI’), which has been launched by Finance Watch and commercial think tank Z/Yen today in Brussels, ranks the world’s financial centres according to “perceptions of the quality” and depth of their green finance offerings. And, in its inaugural edition - GGFI ...

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#116261
2018-03-15

European Parliament calls for doubling for LIFE funding in next EU budget

The European Parliament voted to double the funding of the LIFE Programme, the EU’s only funding instrument on nature conservation and climate, in the next EU budget post-2020. WWF has long called for LIFE financing to be more than trebled to reach 1% of the next budget, up from 0.3% currently.

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#116262
2018-03-15

Marine ecologists study the effects of giant kelp on groups of organisms in the underwater forest ecosystem

New analysis by UC Santa Barbara researchers has found that the kelp’s structure may be more important than the food it provides. Using over a decade’s worth of data from the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research project, supported by the National Science Foundation, the investigat ...

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#116263
2018-03-15

Decreased oxygen levels could present hidden threat to marine species

Species living in coastal regions could face a significant future threat from reduced levels of oxygen in the marine environment, according to research published in Scientific Reports.

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#116264
2018-03-15

Scientists issue dire warning about future

Five Portsmouth scientists, including a leading ecologist, have added their names to the 20,000 scientists worldwide warning of catastrophe for humankind if we don't change our behavior.

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#116265
2018-03-15

Mountains become islands: Ecological dangers of increasing land use in East Africa

The mountains of East Africa are a treasure trove of biodiversity. However, their ecosystems may be at a higher risk than previously realized. Scientists have discovered that Mount Kilimanjaro is turning into an "ecological island". Agriculture and housing construction have eliminated the natura ...

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#116266
2018-03-15

Small mammal thought to be extinct rediscovered in Nepal's national park

The hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) is in the list of critically endangered small mammals. It was thought to be extinct from Chitwan National Park as it had not been spotted again after its first spotting in 1984.

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#116267
2018-03-15

13 European countries to protect great bustard

Delegates from 13 European countries on Thursday agreed on transboundary conservation measures for the great bustard - the heaviest flying bird in Europe.

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#116268
2018-03-15

Dramatic Photos Show How Sand Mining Threatens a Way of Life in Southeast Asia

Vietnam is a prime example of a little-known global threat: the mining of river sand to build the world’s booming cities.

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#116269
2018-03-15

Activists eye bigger roles for local officials, businesses in Indonesia’s orangutan protection plan

The Indonesian government is drafting another 10-year guideline for orangutan conservation that aims to staunch the decline in the population of the critically endangered great ape.

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#116270
2018-03-15

Swapping Debt for Ocean Conservation

A new initiative is exchanging the alleviation of national debt for government initiatives aimed at preserving marine ecosystems.

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#116271
2018-03-15

Report: Unchecked Climate Change Will Lead to Widespread Biodiversity Loss

The world will see enormous losses of biodiversity across all species groups on every continent by the end of this century if we do not make deep cuts to global greenhouse emissions, according to groundbreaking research from the WWF and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at the University of ...

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#116272
2018-03-15

How Can Municipalities Protect Biodiversity And Engage In Conservation?

Municipalities often find themselves struggling to reconcile numerous conflicting interests when it comes to the balancing conservation and urban growth. As the world's biodiversity increasingly comes under threat, including from urban expansion into natural areas, municipalities are recognizing ...

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#116273
2018-03-15

If business leaders want to regain our trust, they must act on climate risk

Empty rhetoric from corporates is not enough as climate change is accelerating far faster than expected.

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#116274
2018-03-15

What’s Really ‘Green’? A Look Beef Finishing on Feedlots

In my last post, I used a science-based green purchasing framework to evaluate sustainability of cattle grazing operations. The first two steps were to identify (1) key impacts of poorly managed ranches, and (2) solutions to each impact. Here I repeat this exercise for beef feedlots. Given the d ...

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#116275
2018-03-15

High hopes for the critically endangered regent honeyeater following Gippsland discovery

Conservationists say the discovery of critically endangered regent honeyeaters in south-east Victoria is a promising sign of the bird species' recovery.

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#116276
2018-03-15

WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water

Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water

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#116242
2018-03-14

Climate change risk for half of plant and animal species in biodiversity hotspots

Up to half of plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked.

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#116243
2018-03-14

Marine ecologists study the effects of giant kelp on groups of organisms in the underwater forest ecosystem

When British naturalist Charles Darwin traveled to the Galapagos Islands in 1835, he took notice of the giant kelp forests ringing the islands. He believed that if those forests were destroyed, a significant number of species would be lost. These underwater ecosystems, Darwin believed, could be ...

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#116244
2018-03-14

WWF, World Scouting forge global partnership for a healthy planet

WWF and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) are deepening their collaboration to drive global awareness and action on nature and the environment, in recognition of the enormous challenges facing our planet and the important role of young people in creating a more sustainable world.

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#116245
2018-03-14

Putting women at the heart of national biodiversity action plans

In developing countries, women make up nearly half of the labour force in agriculture and account for a large portion of the world’s food crops. They work as farmers, informal sector workers, entrepreneurs, in forestry and fisheries and are involved in all sectors of agriculture. Yet their role ...

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#116246
2018-03-14

In the Galápagos, fighting the rising tide of plastic pollution

When the clean-up volunteers in the Galápagos Islands came across a soda can with a brand from Indonesia, they were hardly surprised. For months, they had been cleaning the remote beaches of these iconic islands 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador and removing tonnes of plastic waste, much of it ...

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#116247
2018-03-14

Interface and Levi's on what the fabric of sustainability feels like in 2030

Modular carpet manufacturer Interface and apparel company Levi Strauss & Co. long have been at the forefront of sustainable innovation. SustainAbility’s Aiste Brackley sat down with Erin Meezan, chief sustainability officer at Interface, and Michael Kobori, VP of sustainability at Levi Strauss & ...

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#116248
2018-03-14

Scientists not afraid to speak of the devil

Devil rays (Mobula mobular) are a majestic presence in the oceans, and encounters in the wild are a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many divers. Soon, however, even these brief encounters may fade.

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#116249
2018-03-14

War on plastic may do more harm than good, warns think tank

A green think tank has warned of the risk of unintended consequences from the wave of concern about plastics. The Green Alliance, a parliamentary group, said plastics played a valuable role and couldn't be simply abolished.

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#116250
2018-03-14

Nunavut not prepared for climate change impacts, auditor general says

Nunavut is not prepared to deal with the impacts of climate change and doesn't have a plan to deal with them, according to latest report by Canada's auditor general.

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#116251
2018-03-14

Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax

Facing the reality of human-caused warming, we now look for ways to reduce the problem so that future generations will not inherit a disaster. So, what can we do now to help the future?

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#116252
2018-03-14

One plant has the ability to help us understand climate change

The humble sunflower appears not quite of this earth. Its yellow crowned head sits atop its stalk like a green broomstick. Its seeds, arranged in a logarithmic spiral, are produced by tiny flowers called disc florets that emerge from the center of its head and radiate outward. But aside from bei ...

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#116253
2018-03-14

The rise of cities in the battle against climate change

Cities, home to over half of the global population and responsible for more than 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The undeniable imperative to consider climate change in urban planning and policy has inspired a small but ...

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#116254
2018-03-14

Pre-Columbian people spread fruit species across Latin America

Prehistoric humans helped spread edible fruit species across Central and South America, even as they wiped out the megafauna that had done so previously. In the process, we maintained and even expanded the plants’ habitats, increased biodiversity, and engineered ecosystems on two continents. Tod ...

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#116255
2018-03-14

Climate change is shrinking mountain hares' habitat in the Alps

A warming climate will shrink and fragment mountain hare habitat in the Swiss Alps. Populations are likely to decline as a result, concludes an international study led by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) and the University of Bern.

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#116256
2018-03-14

How cash can promote tropical forest conservation

Paying rural villagers to cut down fewer trees boosts conservation not only while the payments are being made but even after they're discontinued, according to a new CU Boulder study involving 1,200 tropical forest users in five developing countries.

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#116257
2018-03-14

Crammed cities go green

Cities are increasingly looking for ways to provide more greenery, as migration to urban areas rises and a growing body of scientific evidence indicates that being close to nature is good for people.

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#116222
2018-03-08

A global conflict: Agricultural production vs. biodiversity

Smart land-use planning could ease the conflict between agricultural production and nature conservation. A team of researchers from the University of Göttingen, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the UFZ and the University of Münster integrated global datasets on the ...

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#116223
2018-03-08

Tackling Ireland’s alien invaders

The Japanese knotweed, rhododendron and giant hogweed are fast becoming household names as these pests continue to invade Irish landscapes. These ill-famed plants are just some of many invasive species causing destruction to Ireland’s ecosystems.

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#116224
2018-03-08

Climate change 'impacts women more than men'

Women are more likely than men to be affected by climate change, studies show. UN figures indicate that 80% of people displaced by climate change are women. Roles as primary caregivers and providers of food and fuel make them more vulnerable when flooding and drought occur.

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#116225
2018-03-08

Let Us Take A Moment To Remember The 15 Species That Went Down With The Azure Window

One year ago today, the iconic Azure Window came crashing down, making the news worldwide. A 28-metre-tall natural arch on the island of Gozo, the Window was also the home of a unique ecosystem that is now extinct.

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#116226
2018-03-08

Climate change could impact biodiversity, study says

A new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota suggests changing climate conditions can influence both species distribution and the rate of evolution.

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#116227
2018-03-08

Two new species of stone centipedes found hiding in larch forests in China

Scientists described two species of previously unknown stone centipedes from China. Now housed at the Hengshui University, China, where all members of the team work, the studied specimens were all collected in the leaf litter or under rocks in larch forests.

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#116228
2018-03-08

This Is How International Women's Day Is Being Marked Around The World

Marches, rallies, and protests for women's rights are taking place across the globe.

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#116229
2018-03-08

Red sea Islands free from plastic’ initiative launches campaign for waste disposal

The Red Sea Marine Park Authority launched on Thursday the campaign “Keep this beauty intact for the next generations because it is national economic wealth” in response to warnings from the United Nations on the dangers of plastic waste for maritime life in seas and oceans.

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#116230
2018-03-08

We Can’t Fix Climate Change Without Fixing Gender Equality

2018 marks 100 years since most British women were granted the right to vote. Right now, a global movement is growing to expose the horrific scale of sexual assault around the world. #MeToo has become a shout of shared experience and a call to arms. The crescendo of women’s voices clamouring for ...

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#116231
2018-03-08

Building a climate-resilient Asia-Pacific

To build long-lasting resilience to climate change, the Asia-Pacific region must address the root causes of two of its most pressing challenges: human vulnerability and gender inequality.

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#116232
2018-03-08

Preserving Mexico City's Ecologically Vital Urban Forest

Strolling through the forest under a canopy of pine trees along a path lined with shaggy native grass, Agustín Martínez Villarreal pauses to point out signs that the endangered volcano rabbit passed this way recently. The little creatures were a common sight during his boyhood here, says Martíne ...

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#116233
2018-03-08

Sustaining Tourism, The Hard Way

In the past decade the tourism debate has seen a shift beyond the recognition of the sector as the engine of growth and development and job opportunities. Global warming, depleting habitat cover for wildlife and other species, increasing population, excess exposure of destinations, have brought ...

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#116181
2018-03-06

The 8 million species we live with but don’t know

The history of conservation is a story of many victories in a losing war. Having served on the boards of global conservation organisations for more than 30 years, I know very well the sweat, tears and even blood shed by those who dedicate their lives to saving species. Their efforts have led to ...

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#116182
2018-03-06

From foe to friend: how carnivores could help farmers

Across the globe, the numbers of carnivore species such as leopards, dingoes, and spectacled bears are rapidly declining. The areas they occupy are also getting smaller each year. This is a problem, because carnivores are incredibly important to ecosystems as they may provide services such as bi ...

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#116183
2018-03-06

Patagonia may lose its only native bumblebee due to alien bee invasion

Patagonia's giant bumblebee is now considered endangered due to invasions of alien bee species, according to a new study.Marcelo Aizen, from the Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina, and colleagues from four other countries draw attention to the severe conservation, economic and political ...

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#116184
2018-03-06

Ancient farming techniques could help mitigate climate change

High technology is being deployed to uncover long-forgotten irrigation systems and other features concealed in landscapes that farmers developed hundreds of years ago to nurture their land.

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#116185
2018-03-06

Women key to fight against climate change

Growing up in a South African township, Ndivile Mokoena realized early that women, children and society's poorest are hit hardest by environmental issues. Now she works for gender equality and climate justice globally.

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#116186
2018-03-06

Extreme weather, forest loss behind sharp drop in monarch butterfly sightings

Right about now, the kings of the butterfly world are emerging from hibernation in Mexico looking for love and ready to make more butterflies. But scientists Monday said the number of monarch butterflies which will start their annual, 5,000-kilometre migration north to Canadian gardens and wild ...

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#116187
2018-03-06

Without 46 million year-old bacteria, turtle ants would need more bite and less armor

You've probably heard about poop pills, the latest way for humans to get benevolent bacteria into their guts. But it seems that a group of ants may have been the original poop pill pioneers—46 million years ago.

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#116188
2018-03-06

Stopping the impact of fishing fleets on the most threatened marine birds

Accidental by-catch, which affects around 5,000 birds stuck in longlines every year, is the most severe effect on marine birds by the fishing activity in the Mediterranean. The exploitation of fishing resources threatens the future of many marine birds with regression populations, such as the Co ...

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#116189
2018-03-06

Asian countries hold workshop on biodiversity info sources

A regional workshop for Asia was held recently in Thailand to provide guidance on the establishment of Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM) on information sources on biodiversity.

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#116190
2018-03-06

This Hummingbird Chirps Like an Insect. Can It Hear Its Own Sound?

Claudio Mello was conducting research in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest about 20 years ago when he heard a curious sound. It was high-pitched and reedy, like a pin scratching metal. A cricket? A tree frog? No, a hummingbird.

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#116191
2018-03-06

'Plastic, plastic, plastic': British diver films sea of rubbish off Bali

A British diver has captured shocking images of himself swimming through a sea of plastic rubbish off the coast of the Indonesian tourist resort of Bali. A short video posted by diver Rich Horner on his social media account and on YouTube shows the water densely strewn with plastic waste and yel ...

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#116192
2018-03-06

In a pack hunt, it’s every goatfish for itself

The only fish known to hunt with wolf pack moves may not be true team players, just lemon-yellow me-firsts. Yellow saddle goatfish (Parupeneus cyclostomus) do more than school together as they dart over Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Like wolves, the goatfish take different roles in a pursuit.

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#116193
2018-03-06

New insights into biodiversity hotspots could help protect them from potential deep-sea mining

New insights into animal patterns around extinct submarine volcanoes could inform measures used to protect marine ecosystems from human activities, such as trawling and deep-sea mining. These insights have been published today in Nature Scientific Reports, and show that the structure of marine l ...

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#116165
2018-03-05

Why what we eat is crucial to the climate change question

Our food – from what we eat to how it is grown – accounts for more carbon emissions than transport and yet staple crops will be hit hard by global warming

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#116166
2018-03-05

Bangladeshi women to receive funding for protection from climate change

Thousands of women in Bangladesh will receive financing to develop livelihoods that can withstand the effects of climate change in one of the world's hardest-hit countries, the United Nations said.

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#116167
2018-03-05

Marine plastic: a new and growing threat to coral reefs

New evidence is emerging that shows that the human population’s obsession with all things plastic is poisoning one of the world’s natural wonders: coral reefs.

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#116168
2018-03-05

Climate change has reduced coral cover’

Climate change has resulted in “substantial” reduction of the country’s coral cover and growth in the last two decades, according to conservation group WWF India which has stressed the need for formulating a “holistic” approach for their protection.

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#116169
2018-03-05

Climate Change Could Double Global Sea Level Rise By 2100: NASA Study

There has been an acceleration in the total rise of sea level on Earth in recent years rather than it rising at a steady pace, a new NASA study has reported.

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#116170
2018-03-05

One-fifth of Europe's wood beetles at risk of extinction as ancient trees decline

Almost one-fifth of Europe’s wood beetles are at risk of extinction due to a widespread decline in ancient trees, according to a new report which suggests their demise could have devastating knock-on effects for other species.

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#116171
2018-03-05

A bullfrog invasion in the Andamans is threatening biodiversity

In December 2004, an unexpected wall of water swept across the Indian Ocean, leading to death and devastation across several countries, including the slender sliver of land in Bay of Bengal – the Andaman archipelago. The 2004 tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history, it ...

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#116172
2018-03-05

UNESCO launches BIOPALT project to safeguard Lake Chad

The UNESCO Deputy Director-General, Getachew Engida, officially launched the BIOsphere and Heritage of Lake Chad (BIOPALT) project at the International Conference on Lake Chad, held on 26 February 2018. The BIOPALT project aims to increase knowledge of Lake Chad, restore wetlands, rehabilitate w ...

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#116142
2018-03-01

The tale of a disappearing lake

Lake Chad, once one of Africa’s largest lakes, is in distress. The lake is shared by Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria; its basin – which extends as far as Algeria, Libya, and Sudan – offers a lifeline to nearly 40 million people.

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#116143
2018-03-01

My eyes still remember; Using Media as a tool for Biodiversity Conservation in Ghana

Africa's rainforests are classified as part of the most important biodiversity areas in the world. But these forests are under severe threats from increasing population through logging, forest fragmentation, forest conversion into plantations, and mining activities.

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#116144
2018-03-01

Country diary: the magic of moss

With winter almost over it’s tempting to hunker down during these last cold days and focus on the prospect of primroses and bluebells, but there is beauty to be found now in lowlier forms of plant life. Many woodland and grassland mosses begin new growth while it is still too cold for trees to l ...

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#116145
2018-03-01

Canada Budget 2018 Makes National Parks Admission Permanently Free For Kids

t's official: Canada's national parks will be permanently free for kids, the federal government announced Tuesday. Finance Minister Bill Morneau noted in his speech tabling the Liberals' third budget that a free entrance program last year had proved so popular the government had chosen to extend it.

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#116146
2018-03-01

Lake Montcortès in Spain reveals the ecological footprint of climate change from the last 500 years

Oxygen decline in water masses is an environmental problem in lakes and ponds around the world. This phenomenon, which alters the conditions of continental water ecosystems, seems to be linked to global warming.

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#116147
2018-03-01

It’s official: pesticides are harming the bees

A new, comprehensive report from European scientists confirms what many researchers have already been warning about: a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids poses a danger to wild bees and managed honey bees. The report analyzed over 1,500 studies on the issue.

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#116148
2018-03-01

Disappearing act

The Asian tiger mosquito -- carrier of such diseases as dengue, yellow fever, Rift Valley fever, Chikungunya and Zika -- appears to have vanished from Palmyra. Not native to the small atoll 1,000 miles south of Hawaii, Aedes albopict likely came to Palmyra during World War II, when the United St ...

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#116149
2018-03-01

Conservation goals may fall short without protection of intact forests: study

The few remaining intact forests that are free from damaging human activities need special protection to meet conservation and climate goals, scientists said in a new study.

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#116150
2018-03-01

New wax plant named after Inday Sara

Davao City – A team of experts in biodiversity named a species of the Philippine Hoya found in the province of Dinagat Islands in Caraga region after City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

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#116151
2018-03-01

As Climate Change Intensifies, Here Are The Most—And Least—Resilient Counties In America

Kodiak Island Borough is a remote community of around 14,000 people that spreads down the coast of the Alaska Peninsula and across 16 islands. It sits downwind from a cluster of active volcanoes, and its six villages are accessible only by boat or plane. It is home to 3,500 oversized bears.

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#116152
2018-03-01

Antarctica: A Laboratory For Climate Change

ANTARCTICA: A decade ago, a thick layer of ice covered the Collins Glacier on Antarctica's King George Island. Now, the rocky landscape is visible to the naked eye, in a region that is both a victim of and a laboratory for climate change.

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#116153
2018-03-01

Climate Change One Step At a Time

Despite the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation, an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance set to start in the year 2020, makes it seem as tho ...

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#116154
2018-03-01

Kenyans to Battle Severe Climate Change Effects

Dennis Musyoka was singing in a choir in Kitui last Sunday when he suddenly collapsed and died. On Wednesday, a pathologist confirmed that the second-year student at the Kitui campus of Kenyatta University could be the first Kenyan to die of a heat wave sweeping through the country.

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#116155
2018-03-01

Researchers study flower that catapults pollen

Flowers are just about the last thing in nature you'd list as fast, but the mountain laurels' filaments are an exception.The defining characteristic of the flowers, which are native to the eastern United States, is a series of 10 arms or filaments that act like catapults, flinging pollen into th ...

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#116156
2018-03-01

Search for vanishing frogs leads to discovery of new species

FIU biologist Alessandro Catenazzi went in search of vanishing frogs in the Amazon. What he found was an entirely new species.

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#116157
2018-03-01

Écologie : L'importance De La Préservation De La Microfaune Des Sols

Se reposer sur la biodiversité serait-il le secret de sols fertiles ? Si l’on en croit cette démonstration probante, la nature fait vraiment bien les choses : il n’y a qu’à patienter et la laisser faire son travail. Contre les pesticides, une vidéo qui vaut mieux qu’un long discours.

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#116158
2018-03-01

The Connections Between Coffee And Biodiversity

More good news for coffee drinkers? We already know about coffee’s health benefits. Now a study led by researcher Krithi Karanth has found that coffee cultivation may be beneficial to biodiversity.

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#116120
2018-02-28

The Government of Canada hits a home run for biodiversity conservation

A partnership of Indigenous and environmental groups commended the Canadian government for tabling the best federal budget for biodiversity conservation in decades. The budget creates hope that Canada will meet its commitment to protect at least 17 percent of lands and inland waters by 2020.

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#116121
2018-02-28

Federal Budget 2018 announces historic investment in conservation

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) welcomes major investments in wildlife habitat conservation announced today in the 2018 Federal Budget. New funding of $1.3 billion is one of the most significant investments in nature conservation in Canadian history.

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2018-02-28

CPAWS celebrates “historic investment” in nature conservation in Federal Budget 2018

This unprecedented investment will support Canada’s efforts to achieve its commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and 10% of our ocean by 2020, delivering on the Prime Minister’s promise that Canada will achieve and substantially exceed this target in the coming years.

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2018-02-28

New federal budget makes historic investment in nature

The Canadian government took a significant step toward protecting species at risk today with a $1.3 billion budget commitment over five years. World Wildlife Fund Canada welcomes this important and historic investment in nature.

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