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#111639
2017-01-17

Parts of United States are heating faster than globe as a whole

A new study shows the Northeast USA will reach the dangerous 2°C warming threshold faster than most of the rest of the planet

News Headlines
#111640
2017-01-17

Big businesses vow to tackle plastics problem

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, major corporations have signed on to an initiative to better reuse and recycle plastic packaging - to reap economic benefits, and in hopes of stemming an environmental crisis.

News Headlines
#111641
2017-01-17

Climate policies alone will not save Earth's most diverse tropical forests

A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world's most biologically rich tropical forests, says new research.

News Headlines
#111642
2017-01-17

We Should Be Preserving The Oceans Like They Were National Parks

Near the beginning of the upcoming National Geographic documentary, Sea of Hope: America's Underwater Treasures, the famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle sits down for a conversation with Dave Palmer, a commercial fisherman.

News Headlines
#111643
2017-01-17

Myanmar's 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction

Tears fill Maung Lay's eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear in Myanmar.

News Headlines
#111644
2017-01-17

Endangered dolphins and turtles entangled in NSW shark nets

Report shows of 748 marine animals caught in 2015-16, 86% were threatened, protected or species not intended to be targeted by shark nets

News Headlines
#111645
2017-01-17

Researcher uncovers influence of microorganisms on soil carbon storage

Critical information about tiny organisms under our feet has now been uncovered. Although small, these organisms can have a huge impact on the environment.

News Headlines
#111646
2017-01-17

Invasive Species: Entomology’s Role in a Multisector Mission

The National Invasive Species Council’s Secretariat ended 2016 with a series of accomplishments that will place the federal government’s future work to address invasive species on solid footing.

News Headlines
#111647
2017-01-17

Study shows signs of hope for endangered sea turtles

Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles from their nesting sites in Japan to their feeding grounds off the coast of Mexico.

News Headlines
#111648
2017-01-17

Antelope revived in Sahara years after going extinct in the wild

They’re back. Scimitar-horned oryx have been reintroduced to the wild after a two-decade absence and are flourishing in their old stomping grounds.

News Headlines
#111638
2017-01-16

Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

The first ever recorded video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat on the Tibetan plateau has caused concern among conservationists.

News Headlines
#111629
2017-01-16

Cassava could 'transform economies' in Central Africa

[YAOUNDE, CAMEROON] A newly established regional forum on cassava for Central African countries aims to facilitate dialogue to improve how to add value to cassava farming.

News Headlines
#111630
2017-01-16

Enforcement, development and education define efforts to save Vietnam’s rare primates

CAO BANG CITY, Vietnam – Vietnam is home to some of the world’s most endangered primates, many of which live in the country’s mountainous, heavily forested far-northern provinces.

News Headlines
#111631
2017-01-16

Development has affected 7 percent of virgin forests since 2000: Study

A new study shows that the world has lost 7 percent of its intact forests in the past 16 years, with implications for biodiversity, climate change, and human life.

News Headlines
#111632
2017-01-16

Nasa satellites reveal dramatic deforestation in Cambodia in just 15 years

Images captured by Nasa satellites have revealed dramatic forest losses in Cambodia since the turn of the century. The country is considered to have one of the fastest rates of deforestation in the world.

News Headlines
#111633
2017-01-16

Japanese law for endangered wildlife set for what critics call toothless revamp

The Law on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is set to be revised once again to further improve government measures to prevent vulnerable animal and plant species from becoming extinct.

News Headlines
#111634
2017-01-16

Climate change has mixed effects on migratory geese

Climate change improves the breeding chances of migratory geese in the Arctic – but puts mother geese at more risk of death, according to a new study.

News Headlines
#111635
2017-01-16

Kariba REDD+ project support conservation farming

MASHONALAND WEST, Zimbabwe-A narrow bumpy and dirty road snakes through maize and tobacco fields in a small village in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland West province.

News Headlines
#111636
2017-01-16

Does the bald eagle's comeback spell bad news for other species?

The national bird has made a dramatic comeback in the last few decades. But now, the predator is seeking out livestock and even some endangered species as food.

News Headlines
#111637
2017-01-16

3 disease resistant GMOs could address climate change and save farmers billions

The comment refers to potatoes being thrown away by the millions.

News Headlines
#111620
2017-01-13

Mapping movements of alien bird species

A global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most successful in areas already rich with native bird species.

News Headlines
#111621
2017-01-13

New study analyzes biggest threats to Southeast Asian biodiversity

Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot — but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on that biodiversity are severe.

News Headlines
#111622
2017-01-13

Almost 75% of Japan's biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report

Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study

News Headlines
#111623
2017-01-13

Europe should expand bee-harming pesticide ban, say campaigners

The threat posed to bees by neonicotinoid pesticides is greater than perceived in 2013 when the EU adopted a partial ban, new report concludes

News Headlines
#111624
2017-01-13

Africa: To Discover Africa's Biodiversity, Look to the Soil

Esther Ngumbi — South Africa is finally embarking on a long-overdue initiative: mapping the incredible biodiversity in Africa’s soils

News Headlines
#111625
2017-01-13

Climate change could kill off parasites, destabilizing ecosystems

Photogenic animals, from polar bears to people, aren't the only creatures under threat from global climate change. A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests the phenomenon threatens parasites with extinction, which could have big consequences for ecosystems.

News Headlines
#111626
2017-01-13

Conservation practices may leave African indigenous populations behind

Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to Nathan Clay, Ph.D. candidate in geography, Penn State.

News Headlines
#111627
2017-01-13

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of Africa's oldest indigenous peoples is facing a land crisis

The pygmies, widely known as Bambuti, are being pushed out of their native land to which they could assert no legal title

News Headlines
#111628
2017-01-13

Smallholders team up to confront climate change impacts

Farmers in Mwingi, a remote, arid and impoverished region of Kitui County of Kenya have been experiencing unreliable rain patterns and problems associated with droughts.

News Headlines
#111610
2017-01-12

Thousands hold ‘Global Protest Day’ to support world’s largest mangrove forest

Plans for a huge power plant situated near the world’s largest mangrove forest in Bangladesh has incited outrage from many Bangladeshi conservationists and citizens.

News Headlines
#111611
2017-01-12

Collapse of Gulf Stream poses threat to life as we know it

New research suggests the Gulf Stream system that grants Europe and parts of North America its temperate climate cannot weather global warming. Should we be worried?

News Headlines
#111612
2017-01-12

Double fish production while preserving biodiversity—can it be done?

Tanzania, perhaps best known for safaris over its vast open plains, has ambitious plans for diminutive freshwater wildlife with enormous, untapped potential.

News Headlines
#111613
2017-01-12

Can the 'greening' be greener?

New evidence shows that the 'Ecological Focus Areas' introduced under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) greening rules can provide a lot more, for both nature and farmers

News Headlines
#111614
2017-01-12

‘Green deserts’ or functional forests?

Natural forests support life in complex ways. Forest ecosystems are habitats for animals and humans, they regulate air quality, temperature and carbon cycling, protect soils and water quality, help mitigate climate change, and much more.

News Headlines
#111615
2017-01-12

Changing climate changes soils

Researchers have used digital techniques to predict how one vital soil characteristic, soil organic carbon, may be altered by climate change

News Headlines
#111616
2017-01-12

It’s Time to Give Nature the Credit It Deserves

Nature is often admired for its beauty, but rarely for the critical role it plays in moving, storing and filtering water before it comes out of our taps

News Headlines
#111617
2017-01-12

CIFOR and UNEP team up to work on sustainable landscapes

11 January 2017 – Landscape and forest restoration will be a key area of focus in 2017 under a new partnership between the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

News Headlines
#111618
2017-01-12

Geoengineering a solution to global warming is risky. Doing nothing is worse.

f there’s even a smidgen of hope in the climate change story, it’s that ultimately, humans will find a way to pull enough carbon dioxide out of the air to reset the planet to something akin to “normal.”

News Headlines
#111619
2017-01-12

Alien bird risk from pet trade

The trade in caged birds poses a risk to native species if the pets escape into the wild, UK researchers say.

News Headlines
#111563
2017-01-11

Pretty in pink: Some algae like it cold

Scientific efforts are aimed at learning more about the effects of pink snow algae on glaciers and snowfields covering Pacific Northwest stratovolcanoes.

News Headlines
#111564
2017-01-11

Researchers identify monarch butterfly birthplaces to help conserve species

University of Guelph researchers have pinpointed the North American birthplaces of migratory monarch butterflies that overwinter in Mexico, vital information that will help conserve the dwindling species.

News Headlines
#111565
2017-01-11

Behind New Zealand’s wild plan to purge all pests

The country is gearing up to get rid of rats, possums, stoats and other invasive predators by 2050. Is it a pipe dream?

News Headlines
#111566
2017-01-11

World’s most endangered fruit bat could soon be extinct due to rapid forest loss

The rare Livingstone’s fruit bat population is down to about 1,200 individuals, distributed across only 21 roost sites that are threatened by habitat loss, a new study has found.

News Headlines
#111567
2017-01-11

Bird species vanish from UK due to climate change and habitat loss

Rising temperatures and crop farming mean birds are disappearing from parts of England, says study, while butterflies and dragonflies are faring better

News Headlines
#111568
2017-01-11

New species of gibbon discovered in China

Newly recognised species given the name ‘Skywalker hoolock gibbon’ by the team that proved it was distinct from other Chinese gibbons

News Headlines
#111569
2017-01-11

Platform to bolster biodiversity conservation launched

[CANCUN] A learning platform piloted in four countries — including Senegal — is expected to help the West African region boost biodiversity conservation.

News Headlines
#111570
2017-01-11

‘Safeguarding of biodiversity must be integrated across agric sector’

Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate change.

News Headlines
#111571
2017-01-11

How far do invasive species travel?

As a result of the globalization of trade and transport, in the past decades, tens of thousands of species have spread into regions where they were not originally at home.

News Headlines
#111572
2017-01-11

Grasslands hold potential for increased food production

Managing grazing on grasslands in a more efficient way could significantly increase global milk and meat production or free up land for other uses.

News Headlines
#111573
2017-01-11

Eating insects has long made sense in Africa. The world must catch up

Eating insects is extremely common in a number of African countries, but is frowned upon by many in the West.

News Headlines
#111574
2017-01-11

Take a Rare Look Inside Russia's Wildest Nature Reserves

Russia is celebrating the centennial of its system of nature protection—including reserves so strict that few people have ever visited them.

News Headlines
#111575
2017-01-11

World's most expansive peatlands found in Congolese swamps

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The world's largest expanse of peatlands, the Cuvette Centrale peatlands, lies in the central Congo Basin. According to new research, the peatlands are much larger than originally estimated.

News Headlines
#111548
2017-01-10

Warmer oceans encouraging two new phytoplankton groups

TORONTO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Two newly identified groups of phytoplankton appear to thrive in warm water. Though they are rare and different from any known species, scientists suggest the groups could become more common as ocean temperatures rise.

News Headlines
#111549
2017-01-10

Warming world harming insects' reproduction, says study

A warming world harms insects' ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn.

News Headlines
#111550
2017-01-10

Fragmentation boosts carbon storage along temperate forest edges

Scientists and conservationists worry about the cascade of detriment that results from slicing up blocks of forest, especially as the amount of intact forest dwindles globally.

News Headlines
#111551
2017-01-10

Once a trophy hunting concession, now a snow leopard sanctuary

Snow leopards are showing up on camera traps in places they’d never been seen before – thanks to an innovative programme in Kyrgyzstan.

News Headlines
#111552
2017-01-10

Secrets of the Brazilian Cerrado

Deforestation, agricultural expansion and fires have destroyed nearly 60 percent of the world's most biologically rich savanna, the Cerrado. Global Ideas views the region in pictures.

News Headlines
#111553
2017-01-10

Massive genetic study of humpback whales to inform conservation assessments

Scientists have published one of the largest genetic studies ever conducted on the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) for the purpose of clarifying management decisions in the Southern Hemisphere and supporting calls to protect unique and threatened populations, according to experts.

News Headlines
#111554
2017-01-10

Ban of shark's fin cargo by Air China a big sign of change

BEIJING • Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark's fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes towards trade in endangered wildlife there and throwing a lifeline to shark populations threatened with imminent extinction.

News Headlines
#111555
2017-01-10

Businesses and investors renew plea to Trump: don't ignore climate change

A letter released today contains signatures from 530 companies including Campbell Soup and Johnson & Johnson, urging the president-elect to take action

News Headlines
#111556
2017-01-10

Testing how species respond to climate change

Predicting how species will respond to climate change is a critical part of efforts to prevent widespread climate-driven extinction, or to predict its consequences for ecosystems.

News Headlines
#111557
2017-01-10

Nepal will play proactive role to repel negative impact of climate change: President

Jan 10, 2017- President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that Nepal wishes to play a proactive role to protect biodiversity and repel the negative impact of climate change.

News Headlines
#111558
2017-01-10

How Do Microbes Respond To Climate Change?

How well a microbial community responds to climate change depends on the amount of nutrients available in the ecosystem, researchers say. Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at: http://www.asianscientist.com/2017/01/in-the-lab/impact-climate-change-microbial-biodiversity/

News Headlines
#111559
2017-01-10

Nobel laureate campaigns for Genetically Modified Organisms

Gandhinagar, Jan 10 (PTI) Nobel Laureate Richard Roberts has urged India to adopt the Genetically Modified (GM) crop to usher in the revolution to feed the millions.

News Headlines
#111560
2017-01-10

Soil bacteria that 'scale human equivalent of Mount Everest' could improve antibiotic treatments

For the past 70 years, scientists have agreed unanimously that Streptomyces, the bacteria that gives dirt its earthy smell and is found in many antibiotics, grow like plants in a stationary manner.

News Headlines
#111562
2017-01-10

Rusty patched bumble bee listed as endangered species

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The rusty patched bumble bee has been granted a spot on the endangered species list by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is the first bumble bee species in the continental U.S. to be protected by the Endangered Species Act.

News Headlines
#111528
2017-01-09

In cool forests, foraging bees prefer the warmth of darker flower petals

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- New research suggests a native Missouri bee species is skewing the reproductive patterns of wildflower morphs -- a variance of leaf or flower petal patterns -- in cooler forests.

News Headlines
#111529
2017-01-09

Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching, UN-supported study predicts

5 January 2017 – If current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world's coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching – the gravest threat to one of the Earth's most important ecosystems – on annual basis, the United Nations environment agency tod ...

News Headlines
#111530
2017-01-09

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

A "clear signal" of urbanisation has been identified in the evolution of organisms, which has implications for sustainability and human well-being.

News Headlines
#111531
2017-01-09

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.

News Headlines
#111532
2017-01-09

Pakistan’s papaya pest squashed through biocontrol

[ISLAMABAD] A severe infestation of the papaya mealybug (Paracoccus marginatus) nearly wiped out papaya orchards in Pakistan before the largely farmed country decided to replace conventional chemical pesticides that were ineffective with natural predators that proved to be successful.

News Headlines
#111533
2017-01-09

Free online analysis of forest change

Let’s pretend you manage a forested area, as a forestry official, park manager, or timber company executive, and you want to ensure that logging teams remove trees according to their extraction plan, without overharvesting or clearing outside their allotted area each year.

News Headlines
#111534
2017-01-09

Native Seeds Sustain Brazil’s Semi-Arid Northeast

APODI, Brazil, Jan 6 2017 (IPS) - In his 76 years of life, Raimundo Pinheiro de Melo has endured a number of droughts in Brazil’s semi-arid Northeast region. And he remembers every one of them since 1958.

News Headlines
#111535
2017-01-09

Dams be damned, let the world's rivers flow again

The flawed development model of dam-building has continued around the world. It’s time to give permanent protection to free-flowing rivers

News Headlines
#111536
2017-01-09

Tourism: Boon or threat for the Galápagos?

The Galápagos Islands are treasure trove of wildlife found nowhere else in the world. But are tourists wanting to experience it up close protecting or endangering this unique biodiversity?

News Headlines
#111537
2017-01-09

China ivory ban brings hope for elephants

Poachers are killing off elephants for their ivory tusks. China, the world's largest market for ivory, has announced it will shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017. Will this help save the iconic animals?

News Headlines
#111538
2017-01-09

Modern agriculture cultivates climate change – we must nurture biodiversity

Crop-breeding innovations are merely a short-term solution for falling yields. Only agricultural diversity can ensure food security and resilience

News Headlines
#111539
2017-01-09

Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears

As the Arctic warms faster than any other place on the planet and sea ice declines, there is only one sure way to save polar bears from extinction, the government announced Monday: decisive action on climate change.

News Headlines
#111540
2017-01-09

New maps show how our consumption impacts wildlife thousands of miles away

The maps can tell which countries, and which commodities, threaten habitats and wildlife at various hotspots.

News Headlines
#111541
2017-01-09

Cities Provide Refuge for Threatened Species

HONG KONG, China, January 8, 2017 (ENS) – Poached nearly to extinction in their homelands, rare and threatened birds and animals have found refuge in cities like Hong Kong, introduced to urban centers or wilderness areas outside their natural ranges.

News Headlines
#111542
2017-01-09

‘Too rare to wear’: new campaign targets tourists to end Hawksbill turtle trade

The Critically Endangered Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is being hunted to extinction for its shell.

News Headlines
#111543
2017-01-09

Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Agricultural Sectors

GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate change.

News Headlines
#111544
2017-01-09

Mexico's Maya Point Way to Slow Species Loss, Climate Change

Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Mexico. Maria Yam Pérez scrambles eggs over a wood-saving, earth-block stove and stirs in freshly chopped chaya, a spinach-like jungle plant known for its versatility in cooking and medicine.

News Headlines
#111545
2017-01-09

Study: Recovery of Caribbean bats would take 8 million years

STONY BROOK, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a model to estimate how long evolutionary forces would take to restore natural balance among mammalian communities plagued by extinction.

News Headlines
#111511
2017-01-06

DENR exec appointed to UN biodiversity agency

An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to lead the advisory body of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the agency announced Friday.Mundita Lim, director of the DENR’s Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), was appointed by the Mo ...

News Headlines
#111512
2017-01-06

Southeast Asia is in the grip of a biodiversity crisis

Rich in wildlife, Southeast Asia includes at least six of the world’s 25 “biodiversity hotspots” – the areas of the world that contain a remarkable concentration of species, and are exceptionally endangered. The region contains 20% of the planet’s vertebrate and plant species and the world’s thi ...

News Headlines
#111513
2017-01-06

Beavers, imports from Canada, are threatening primeval forests of Patagonia

It seemed like a good idea at the time.Transplanting 25 pairs of Canadian beavers to Tierra del Fuego would provide raw material for a fur industry, bring jobs to a sparsely populated region and — as an advertisement in 1946 suggested — possibly attract tourists to this remote part of the hemisp ...

News Headlines
#111514
2017-01-06

Real Farming Report - Whose seeds are they anyway?

For at least 12,000 years, humans have been sowing, selecting, domesticating and freely exchanging seeds in order to adapt to the conditions of an ever-changing Earth. Then, a century or so ago, things went pear-shaped.

News Headlines
#111515
2017-01-06

Is the world’s tallest creature heading for a fall?

A recent list of threatened species revealed that giraffes are now on the brink of extinction after a devastating decline.One of nature’s most lovable creatures, giraffes split their time between tottering around – head (neck) and shoulders above the rest of the animal kingdom – and eating. Dubb ...

News Headlines
#111516
2017-01-06

Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching in the C'bean – study

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — A new study has predicted that if current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs, including many in the Caribbean, will suffer severe bleaching – the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ...

News Headlines
#111517
2017-01-06

Scaling up marine conservation targets should benefit millions of people

About 200 countries worldwide committed to protecting 10% of national marine areas by signing the Convention on Biological Diversity. But more ambitious marine reserve coverage policies that target unprotected fishing grounds would benefit millions of people who depend on fisheries for food and ...

News Headlines
#111518
2017-01-06

Tourism: Boon or threat for the Galápagos?

The Galápagos Islands are treasure trove of wildlife found nowhere else in the world. But are tourists wanting to experience it up close protecting or endangering this unique biodiversity?

News Headlines
#111519
2017-01-06

In drought-hit Zimbabwe, women's "second shift" burden grows

Longer hours of unpaid work to gather scarce water, firewood and food are putting women – and their paid jobs – at riskMARWENDO, Zimbabwe, Jan 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rhoda Mhlanga looked tired. Even so, Mhlanga, who lives in a remote village in eastern Zimbabwe, managed to smile as she ...

News Headlines
#111520
2017-01-06

Just about everything you buy came at the expense of an endangered animal

The cup of joe that helped you get through the morning, the must-have chair purchased at that trendy furniture store and the palm oil that’s key to a favorite family recipe all have elements ripped from the habitat of a threatened or endangered animal somewhere in the world.

News Headlines
#111521
2017-01-06

Waterworld—can we learn to live with flooding?

Flash floods, burst riverbanks, overflowing drains, contaminants leaching into waterways: some of the disruptive, damaging and hazardous consequences of having too much rain. But can cities be designed and adapted to live more flexibly with water – to treat it as friend rather than foe?

News Headlines
#111522
2017-01-06

Atlantic Ocean circulation could collapse with climate change influence, study says

New research from scientists suggests that, as a result of climate change, Atlantic Ocean currents may not be as stable as current climate models suggest and could collapse in 300 years.

News Headlines
#111523
2017-01-06

Climate Change Could Trigger Collapse of Major Ocean Current

In the 2004 disaster film "The Day After Tomorrow," global warming leads to the failure of an enormous current in the Atlantic Ocean, triggering catastrophic natural disasters and establishing freezing conditions in North America and Europe over a matter of weeks.

News Headlines
#111524
2017-01-06

Seeing the devastation of climate change in the ruins of Aleppo

In recently followed a drone through the ruined Syrian city of Aleppo, courtesy of YouTube. The destruction was sobering, to say the least. The camera glided by exploded apartment buildings and streets piled with rubble, block after city block. The political situation in Syria is contemptible, t ...

News Headlines
#111525
2017-01-06

Polar Bears Threatened By Toxic Pollutants, Not Just Climate Change And A Warming Arctic

As if the ravages of climate change were not catastrophic enough already, polar bears have another danger to watch out for: toxic pollutants. A study found that risk from persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Arctic is low for seals, but high for polar bears, especially the cubs.

News Headlines
#111526
2017-01-06

Amazon Indigenous REDD+: an innovative approach to conserve Colombian forests?

Some indigenous communities in South America have been working on a way to participate in REDD+ (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) on their own terms. In 2009, Colombia began to create the National Strategy for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradat ...

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