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#114094
2017-08-15

Most countries are better off with intact forests

Atlantic Forest, Gulf of Guinea and Thailand will benefit from forest conversion. Latin America, South-East Asia and Madagascar won’t see gains from conversion. Losses from deforestation is three times more than the gains from farm conversion.

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#114095
2017-08-15

Accidental deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales threatening species’ survival

At least 12 whales have died since April — or about 2 per cent of the population — nearly all of them in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The right whales are among the most imperilled marine mammals on Earth.

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#114096
2017-08-15

A 30-Year-Old Treaty Proves Humans Can Still Save Planet Earth

As the United States government goes out of its way to roll back clean Earth initiatives of the past, it’s easy to forget that sometimes good policies can lead to meaningful change — and it can stick. A new paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters shows that a 30-year-old inte ...

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#114097
2017-08-15

Does Climate Change Cause Extreme Weather Events?

It’s a challenge to attribute any one storm or heat wave to climate change, but scientists are getting closer.

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#114098
2017-08-15

UNGA 72 Documents Reflect on Education, Environmental Conventions, Social Development

In preparation for the 72nd session of the UNGA, the UN has released several documents related to sustainable development and SDG implementation. Recent documents address progress on education for sustainable development, highlights from the UNFCCC, UNCCD and CBD, and reflections on social deve ...

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#114099
2017-08-15

Climate change projected to significantly increase harmful algal blooms in US freshwaters

Harmful algal blooms known to pose risks to human and environmental health in large freshwater reservoirs and lakes are projected to increase because of climate change.

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#114100
2017-08-15

South Africa: Environmental Affairs On Global Youth in Biodiversity Network Workshop

Young conservationists from 18 countries gather in Gauteng for the first Global Youth in Biodiversity Network in Africa workshop.

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#114101
2017-08-15

Protecting a forest in the land of the Indonesian deer-pig

In a village in the northern part of Indonesia's giant Sulawesi island, hunters pursue rare animals that are protected by the law. A local affiliate of NGO BirdLife International is working with locals to preserve the Popayato-Paguat forest block — and the dozens of endemic species within. The ...

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#114102
2017-08-15

Time-consuming consultations reason abs bill tabled late

Tabling of the Access to Biological Resources and Benefits Sharing Bill in the Parliament was delayed due to the time-consuming consultation process between the federal and state governments, the Dewan Negara was told today.

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#114083
2017-08-14

Slash-and-Burn Agriculture must Stop

By burning peatlands to make way for palm oil plantations and vegetable plots, therefore, locals risk destroying these swamps’ ecosystems while simultaneously releasing vast amounts of CO2 back into the atmosphere, thereby exacerbating the effects of climate change. To stop that from happening, ...

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#114084
2017-08-14

Sustainably managing our natural resources: Environmental Sustainability: Part 1

The Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5), which was launched earlier this year by President Geingob, forms part of a series of a total of seven national development plans that are to implement and achieve the objectives and aspirations of Namibia’s long-term vision, Vision 2030.

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#114085
2017-08-14

Ecotourism to boost PH position as Asia’s freediving capital

Ecotourism and ocean preservation would be the centerpiece of the Department of Tourism in bolstering the country’s position as a freediving capital in the region.

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#114086
2017-08-14

World Bank sanctions loan of USD 1 billion for cleaning river Ganga

World Bank has sanctioned a loan of USD 1 billion for funding Institutional Development and for the construction of priority infrastructure projects for municipal waste water treatment and solid waste treatment on the main stem of Ganga in five Ganga basin states.

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#114087
2017-08-14

Creating the Next Generation of Urban Conservationists

There’s a few things kids can do to influence how adults view biodiversity, according to a new study.

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#114088
2017-08-14

Climate change shifts timing of Europe’s floods, study finds

Implications for insurers and hydroelectric generation

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#114089
2017-08-14

California Hopes ‘Healthy Soil’ Will Fight Climate Change

California lawmakers are enlisting farmers’ help in pulling carbon dioxide out of the air and storing it in their soil.

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#114090
2017-08-14

Humans massively increased odds of three consecutive hottest years

New research shows odds of record years and runs of record years have changed from tiny to probable because of greenhouse gases.

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#114091
2017-08-14

Allowing polluters to offset carbon emissions by paying forest owners effectively reduces greenhouse gases, Stanford study finds

A pioneering California program to sell carbon offsets has surprising environmental benefits – including providing habitat for endangered species – and provides lessons for initiatives under development in other states and countries.

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#114092
2017-08-14

Pakistan’s ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ surpasses Bonn challenge commitment

Pakistan’s province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has reached a new milestone by planting one billion trees in two years, exceeding a global commitment of restoring 350,000 hectares of forests and degraded land.

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#114071
2017-08-11

Bleaching incident led to late coral spawning

Warming seas caused Singapore's corals to suffer from the longest-ever bleaching incident on record last year, and observations show that the incident has far-reaching effects.

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#114072
2017-08-11

Loss of biodiversity greater threat than climate change

The threat to humanity posed by the loss of biodiversity is as great or even greater than that posed by climate change, a Mexican biologist said.

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#114073
2017-08-11

On World Elephant Day, troubling times for African elephants (commentary)

Every year on August 12, the world celebrates elephants, but so far, 2017 is not a great one for these iconic animals. This photo essay comes via Mongabay's partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Wild View blog.

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#114074
2017-08-11

Canada curbs ship speeds to prevent right whale deaths

Canadian officials yesterday ordered boats including cargo and cruise ships to reduce their speed in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in a bid to protect endangered whales.

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#114075
2017-08-11

Keep elephant corridors open and allow India’s national heritage animal to survive, it’ll help the whole ecosystem

India has for thousands of years revered and worshipped all natural resources, flora and fauna. And the elephant has a special place in Indian mythology. We now live in an India that has 17% of the world’s population while occupying 2.61% of the world’s landmass, which we also share with 60% of ...

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#114076
2017-08-11

Study shows the cost of deforestation in Cambodia

For the first time, researchers have calculated the financial contribution the forest makes to Cambodia's economy - an estimated US$129.84 million per annum.

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#114077
2017-08-11

Scientists are finally beginning to acknowledge how local communities aid them in their research

Ecologists admit that while communities living in the vicinity of an area, with their traditional knowledge of flora and fauna and sense of the landscape of the region, often form the backbone of their research, they are hardly acknowledged for their contributions. For some years now, this has b ...

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#114078
2017-08-11

2016 surpasses 2015 as hottest year on record globally in 137 years

Loss of biodiversity, degrading ecosystem, ocean warming and the melting of ice sheets has the world's biggest nations pondering over effective ways to curb the phenomenon. In January 2017, independent analyses by American space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio ...

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#114079
2017-08-11

Birds, Important Natural Wealth in Northern Cuban Keys

Birds are one of the main natural resources in the keys bordering the northern coast of the Cuban central province of Ciego de Avila, one of the island's prominent tourist destinations.

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#114080
2017-08-11

Peru indigenous communities engage in rainforest conservation

Peruvian indigenous communities committed to the preservation of rainforests are granted financial incentives in recognition of their environmentally-friendly efforts, the Environment Ministry's Rainforest Program affirmed on Friday.

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#114081
2017-08-11

How to Save the Bobcat – and Benefit Its Human Neighbors

It’s time to change the rules surrounding bobcat management across North America — for the sake of this beautiful wild cat, but also for the people who live amongst it. If hunting and trapping limits evolve to ensure bobcats are abundant enough to support not only sportsmen but ecotourism and ec ...

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#114082
2017-08-11

DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS IN AFRICA WILL HELP BOOST ITS ECONOMY

umanity has long appreciated forests for the energy, food and medicine they provide, and as a source of wood products for construction and other purposes. But the role of forests in supporting agriculture, preserving biodiversity, protecting water supplies, creating jobs, increasing domestic GDP ...

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#114051
2017-08-10

Artificial coastal defences could be used to enhance marine biodiversity, study shows

Future coastal defences, harbours and ports could enhance biodiversity within the marine environment through the use of cement substitutes. But the materials used need to be selected carefully in order that native and non-native species are not adversely affected, a study by the University of Pl ...

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#114052
2017-08-10

What changes minds about climate change?

Seventy percent of Americans now believe global warming is occurring, and more than half understand that it is mainly caused by human activity, a new report reveals. This is an improvement over 2013, said Edward Maibach, a principal investigator on the report, which came out of the Yale Program ...

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#114053
2017-08-10

Federal Science Report Finds Human Activity Does Influence Climate Change

“Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse [heat trapping] gases, are primarily responsible for the observed climate changes,” notes the Climate Science Special Report, which was available on request during a public comment period earlier this y ...

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#114054
2017-08-10

Europe's taste of a hotter planet

With 2017 set to be among the hottest years on record, Europe's extreme-weather summer may be a taste of the new normal.

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#114055
2017-08-10

BEHIND THE RESTORATIVE EFFECTS OF CORAL GARDENING

New research finds that "coral gardening," which involves planting fragments of nursery-raised coral on reefs in the wild to replenish depleted coral colonies, is playing a key role in the restoration of staghorn coral reef systems in the Caribbean—and might just help inform strategies to ensure ...

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#114056
2017-08-10

Prague zoo visitors can newly help save endangered animal species

Visitors to the Prague Zoo can contribute to the protection of four critically endangered animal species in the wild, or the Przewalski's horse, the western gorilla, the gharial and the Laotian rock rat via a new system as from today. The garden has helped protect these and other species right ...

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#114057
2017-08-10

Scientists hope to breed Asian ‘unicorns’ – if they can find them

Conservationists see only one hope for the saola: a risky captive breeding programme.

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#114058
2017-08-10

Photographer Vincent Munier captures the endangered snow leopard

Wildlife photographer Vincent Munier has completed an ambitious project to document Tibet’s most endangered wildlife. In a bid to photograph this relatively unknown and unexplored region, Vincent travelled across high altitudes, freezing temperatures and rough terrains, equipped with a tent, war ...

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#114059
2017-08-10

WATCH: The race is on to photograph endangered animals before they vanish

“RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark” is a new PBS documentary that chronicles renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore on his journey to archive portraits of some of the rarest animals on this planet.

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#114060
2017-08-10

Who Governs the High Seas?

The earth’s surface is more than 70% ocean, more water than land, a mass of blue connecting disconnected green. Nation states claim up to 200 miles from their coasts as areas of “national jurisdiction” over which they have the power to exploit, consume, and regulate. But the vast majority of the ...

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#114061
2017-08-10

Father and son butt heads in decades-long battle over bird tourism site

Five years ago, Sergio Basantes and his wife Doris made history when they decided to turn their lush finca just outside of Quito into a hotspot for bird watching. It’s the first bird tourism site of its kind in the Ecuadoran province called Pacto, which rests at the southernmost tip of 65,000 sq ...

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#114062
2017-08-10

Sea urchins—from pest to plate

It is one of the most valued seafood products and destroys kelp forests worth millions of NOK. Can sea urchin harvest be profitable? This is the subject of a project led by the Norwegian Institute of Water Research (NIVA). The project is part of a research program at The Fram Centre in Tromsø.

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#114063
2017-08-10

Stakeholders validate National Biodiversity Committee

The Gambia - The Department of Parks and Wildlife Management with the support of the PRCM Regional partnership for Marine Conservation in West Africa as well as stakeholders from various units on Wednesday converged at the Baobab Holiday Resort to validate the National Biodiversity committee to ...

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#114064
2017-08-10

See What It Takes to Move 500 Elephants

In late July, wildlife managers in Malawi finished a two-year project that involved moving 520 elephants from Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve to their new home in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. The hope is that the transplanted pachyderms will help solve conservation problems in ...

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#114065
2017-08-10

Yoda bat gets happy: New species officially recognized

An unusual breed of fruit bat -- previously nicknamed 'Yoda' due to its resemblance to the Star Wars Jedi Master -- has now officially been registered as a new species and renamed the happy (Hamamas) tube-nosed fruit bat.

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#114066
2017-08-10

The benefits -- and potential pitfalls -- of urban green spaces

With the rapid expansion of the urban landscape, successfully managing ecosystems in built areas has never been more important. However, our understanding of urban ecology is far from complete, and the data at hand are often patchy, leaving stakeholders without the tools they need to successfull ...

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#114067
2017-08-10

Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal

The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the 20th century, the total area of land affected by drought increased, and longer recovery times became more common, according to new research published by Nature by a ...

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#114068
2017-08-10

FAO Climate Strategy Links to Hunger, Poverty and Biodiversity SDGs

The Strategy translates FAO's core mandate into strategic choices and priority actions to support agriculture in a changing climate. The Strategy underlines the role of such support for achieving SDG 1 (No poverty) and SDG 2 (Zero hunger), recognizing their relevance for SDG 14 (Life under wate ...

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#114069
2017-08-10

Arctic waters get long-sought protection

An Inuit group and the federal government are creating a national marine conservation area in Lancaster Sound that will be – by far – Canada’s largest

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#114025
2017-08-09

PH calls for protection of 5 endangered wildlife species

The Philippines has proposed the urgent protection of five migratory wildlife species, including the whale shark, locally called “butanding,” under a global treaty that addresses various threats to migratory species.

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#114026
2017-08-09

Forest conservation approaches must recognise the rights of local people

Until the 1980s, biodiversity conservation in the tropics focused on the "fines and fences" approach: creating protected areas from which local people were forcibly excluded. More recently, conservationists have embraced the notion of "win-win": a dream world where people and nature thrive side ...

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#114027
2017-08-09

Science shows riparian plantings are keeping streams clean

We bet you're thinking that keeping stock out of water, along with grass filters or native plantings along waterways are the equivalent of plastering over the nation's water quality cracks. Looks good, doesn't fix the problem – right? Well this might surprise you then, but no.

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#114028
2017-08-09

Genomic database will aid scientists studying the impact of global challenge across life on Earth

A new publicly available database will catalog metadata associated with biologic samples, making it easier for researchers to share and reuse genetic data for environmental and ecological analyses. The resource, called the Genomic Observatories Metadatabase (GeOMe), was developed by researchers ...

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#114029
2017-08-09

Forget ‘environment’ — it’s time to ring in a fresh expression

Language is crucial to how we perceive the natural world. While there are examples everywhere, I will illustrate the problem with a few from the United Kingdom. On land, places in which nature is protected are called “sites of special scientific interest”. At sea, they are labelled “no-take zone ...

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#114030
2017-08-09

S. Korea 98th Nation to Effectuate Nagoya Protocol

The Nagoya Protocol, a global agreement on the use of genetic resources that go into food, medicine and cosmetics, will take effect in South Korea from August 17th.

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#114031
2017-08-09

Canary in the Arctic coal mine: warming harms migrating red knot

The Arctic is warming faster than any other part of the world, and its ecosystems are changing quickly, with shifts in the timing of insect hatches, plant growth and more. Those changes are impacting migratory species that move between the Arctic, the tropics and temperate zones. One such speci ...

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#114033
2017-08-09

Mangroves: A Star Player In The Coastal Protection Game

They do it all: sequester greenhouse gases, protect marine life, maintain fresh water and, of course, defend against rising sea levels and storm surges.

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#114034
2017-08-09

Home-grown scientists step up to save Africa’s primates

Scientific network aims to train a generation of African leaders in primate research.

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#114035
2017-08-09

Madagascar’s radiated tortoises have personalities, too

Endemic to Madagascar, radiated tortoises are Critically Endangered due largely to poaching for the illegal pet trade. Looking at how corticosterone changes in a tortoise, scientists uncover two distinct personality types in the radiated tortoise. Biologists argue that individual animals consi ...

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#114036
2017-08-09

Blue Book 2017: EU-ASEAN Development Cooperation in 2016

The EU has a huge interest in the success of ASEAN and we are committed to supporting regional integration in Southeast Asia through community building, connectivity, and ASEAN centrality. We already have a strong relationship based on our mutual economic and commercial interest. Europe is the l ...

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#114037
2017-08-09

New Zealand strives to achieve lower carbon economy

New Zealand has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions through the 2030 Paris Agreement Target, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett said on Wednesday.

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#114038
2017-08-09

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

What's made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring.

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#114039
2017-08-09

3 firms winning in Singapore’s sustainable business space

Keeping public spaces cool, harnessing the power of the sun, and designing the cities of the future. Eco-Business examines how three companies are innovating in the sustainability space in the tiny, resource-scarce tropical city-state of Singapore.

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#114040
2017-08-09

Paying for forests has multiple benefits

Paying for forests conserves a vital world resource. But somebody must pay the locals a tangible share of the intangible global gains.

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#114001
2017-08-07

Finally, a law to curb biopiracy

LAST week the Dewan Rakyat passed a bill to curb "biopiracy". This is the stealing of the biological resources of a country without its consent.

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#114002
2017-08-07

Can the Gender Gap Be Measured in Dollars Only?

Until a decade or so ago, experts and world organisations measured the impact of natural and man-made disasters in terms of human losses. For instance, they would inform about the number –and suffering—of human beings falling victims of extraordinary floods, droughts, heat or cold waves, and arm ...

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#114003
2017-08-07

Stiffer penalties, higher fines to deter environmental crimes

An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) last Sunday lauded the committee on natural resources of the House of Representatives for approving the consolidated bill that seeks to expand the coverage and give more teeth to the National Integrated Protected Areas Sys ...

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#114005
2017-08-07

Experts: Declare protected areas ‘off-limits’ to mining

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu last Monday vowed to uphold at least one policy pronouncement made by his predecessor, Regina Paz L. Lopez—declaring watersheds “off-limits” to mining operations. Watersheds are home to a diverse species of plants and animals, including those that are conside ...

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#114006
2017-08-07

Reporting on Climate Change Is Harmful if You're Not Offering Solutions

At this point, I don't think we should keep publishing stuff like that unless it's paired immediately with, "Here are the problems, and here's the solution set." For instance, if we radically reduce meat eating, 30 percent of the Earth's surface is animal grazing land. That means we could re-for ...

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#114007
2017-08-07

Extreme melt season leads to decade-long ecosystem changes in Antarctic polar desert

An abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys over the ensuing decade, new research led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows.

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#114008
2017-08-07

How young people are tackling global warming - one innovation at a time

Europe’s biggest climate innovation network gives young people the chance to develop business ideas that tackle climate change. Might a business approach offer solutions for dealing with climate change to the next generation?

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#114009
2017-08-07

Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year

A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels. Fossil fuels have two major problems that paint a dim picture for their future energy dominance. These problems are inter-related but still should be discussed separately. First, they cause climate change. We know that, ...

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#114010
2017-08-07

Europe To Experience Vast & Rapid “Invasion” By Infectious Diseases As Climate Warming Continues

A vast and rapid “invasion” of Europe will be taking place over the coming decades as the continued warming of the climate allows a large number of infectious diseases to expand into new territory, according to a new study from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health.

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#114011
2017-08-07

How Fly Guts Are Helping Researchers Catalog the Rainforest

These tiny, buzzing lab assistants provide scientists with a treasure trove of conservation data.

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#114012
2017-08-07

Pakistan’s first urban forest reaches greater heights

The satisfaction of having achieved his goal reflected in Shahzad Qureshi’s face as he gazed at the trees he planted some 20 months ago. Inspired by Indian eco-entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma, whose company develops native and urban forest in cities, Qureshi immediately decided to implement the i ...

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#114013
2017-08-07

What Green Spaces Can Do to Your Mood

It might seem intuitive that spending time outside is good for you. Whether it’s taking a walk to clear your head or smelling flowers in a backyard garden, getting outside is a dependable way to feel better. The effect is real, and over the years, scientists have shown that nature can provide s ...

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#114014
2017-08-07

Climate Change minister directs to increase urban forest cover

Climate Change Minister Senator Mushahidullah Khan on Sunday directed the federal and provincial forest officials to boost urban forestry at national scale to protect urban areas from heat waves and from becoming heat islands.

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#114015
2017-08-07

Tax breaks urged to protect species at risk

Private landowners could play an important part in conserving land for species at risk with some tax changes, suggests a new paper.

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#114016
2017-08-07

Nations hope to protect fish of the high seas

UN to start treaty talks on creating protected areas in waters beyond national jurisdiction

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#114017
2017-08-07

Rare tiger caught on camera in Bhutan forest

Imagine spending a month camped in a mountain forest in the middle of Asia hoping against the odds for a chance of seeing and photographing a rare tiger. Day after day, you check your camera trap, and day after day there's nothing there. That's exactly what photojournalist Emmanuel Rondeau was u ...

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#114018
2017-08-07

Highway fences can harm tortoises they were built to save

Desert tortoises can overheat as they look for a way around roadside fencing meant to keep them safe from cars, a new study suggests.

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#114019
2017-08-07

The Ocean’s Fastest Shark Is Being Threatened By Over Fishing

More bad news for sharks. A new study using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), the University of Rhode Island and other colleagues shows that the fishing mortality rate of the shortfin mako in the western North Atlantic is ...

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#114020
2017-08-07

Indigenous peoples are the best guardians of world's biodiversity

Interview with UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Today is the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, numbering an estimated 370 million in 90 countries and speaking roughly 7,000 langua ...

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#113989
2017-08-04

A FIRST: NEW WEBSITE REVEALS ORIGIN OF GENETIC SAMPLES AND DATE COLLECTED

For the first time, a new public database will link genetic data with records of where and when the samples it was taken from were collected, making it easier for researchers to share and reuse genetic data for environmental and ecological analyses. The resource, called the Genomic Observatories ...

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#113990
2017-08-04

What happens when you combine crowdsourcing and biodiversity?

Citizen Science is the way forward. Here are some initiatives that will help you become a part of this growing trend.

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#113991
2017-08-04

Japan aids India in its Act East policy

Japan has worked on a variety of development projects in the north-east, ranging from connectivity infrastructure such as roads and electricity, water supply and sewage, to forest resource management and biodiversity.

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#113992
2017-08-04

Scientists link biodiversity genomics with museum wisdom through new public database

A new publicly available database will catalog metadata associated with biologic samples, making it easier for researchers to share and reuse genetic data for environmental and ecological analyses. It links publicly available genetic data to records of where and when samples were collected. Such ...

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#113993
2017-08-04

Farming practices need to change to keep up with climate change, researchers say

The study, published this week in Nature Communications, shows that phosphorus losses will continue to increase due to climate change unless major changes in agricultural practices are made.

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#113994
2017-08-04

A Single Winter Storm Forced These Lizards to Start Evolving Practically Overnight

We typically think of evolution as an agonizingly gradual process, but there are occasions when nature compels species to move at a quicker pace. By studying a population of lizards both before and after a particularly severe cold snap, scientists have documented natural selection in fast motion ...

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#113995
2017-08-04

Darwin's fox: Rare photo reveals of one of the most elusive carnivores on Earth

While his finches may be more famous, this small fox also nudged Darwin toward his theory of evolution.

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#113996
2017-08-04

Sixth mass extinction ‘tsunami’ coming, but preventable

Planet Earth is barreling through its sixth mass extinction right now, and there’s little doubt among scientists that we humans are responsible. Despite the challenges we face, the encouraging twist this time is that we can do something about it, says biologist Thomas Lovejoy.

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#113997
2017-08-04

Let’s Make Ecotourism Work

Not surprisingly, tourists from around the world keep flocking to the country. Last year alone nearly 27 million visitors came, generating MR82 billion in tourism income. Plenty of those tourists, many of whom came from China, were drawn, at least in part, by the natural wonders of Malaysia. And ...

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#113998
2017-08-04

Rare Christmas Island reptiles on the road to recovery

Christmas Island's biodiversity is internationally recognised, with many plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet. One lizard lost, two saved

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#113999
2017-08-04

Wildlife royalties: A future for conservation?

Should people who profit from the cultural representation of wildlife pay towards conservation? That is the question asked in a new research study.

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#114000
2017-08-04

Nations Will Start Talks to Protect Fish of the High Seas

More than half of the world’s oceans belong to no one, which often makes their riches ripe for plunder. Now, countries around the world have taken the first step to protect the precious resources of the high seas. In late July, after two years of talks, diplomats at the United Nations recommend ...

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#113974
2017-08-02

ASEAN region to lose 70-90% of habitats by 2100 – report

The biological diversity or biodiversity in the ASEAN region, which is home to the "mega-diverse countries" of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, will greatly be eroded by 2100 if the destruction of the environment continues unabated, a recently launched report by an intergovernmental org ...

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#113976
2017-08-02

Zimbabwe: Communities Can Develop, Benefit From Tourism Products

In Rusape, St Theresa, in particular, Manicaland province, villagers talk of the Maninga Mountains - a range adding to the beautiful landscape occupying a unique place in the people's hearts.

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#113977
2017-08-02

Capitalize on African biodiversity

Almost 60% of commercially available drugs are based on molecules derived from natural sources. Yet only 83 of some 1,100 blockbuster drugs of this type originate from Africa. Meanwhile, tropical and subtropical Africa has up to 45,000 plant species that may hold value for industry and humanity. ...

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#113978
2017-08-02

EU earmarks millions to conserve ASEAN’s biodiversity

The European Union will provide 10 million euros ($11.81 million) in aid to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to support biodiversity conservation, EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen said Tuesday.

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