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#108689
2016-05-24

'One needs to understand biodiversity to protect it'

The need for coming up with initiatives to control the loss of flora and fauna was highlighted by experts on Sunday-International Day for Biological Diversity at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB). Experts also encouraged the youth to understand biodiversity in order to p ...

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#108690
2016-05-24

Africa: Lives of 1.2 Billion Poor People Held Up By Status of Biodiversity - UNDP

United Nations Development Program says the biodiversity losses now being witnessed by the world is diminishing the potential for sustainable development and undermining the very foundations of life on Earth.

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#108691
2016-05-24

How lessons from past extinctions can help save Madagascar’s lemurs

It is common knowledge that the world faces an historic threat to biodiversity and natural species everywhere. This threat, caused by climate change, loss of habitats and over-exploitation - among other things - may be new. But it is not unprecedented.

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#108692
2016-05-24

Latin America, the Caribbean Have the World''s Greatest Biodiversity

Nairobi, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean is the region with the greatest biological diversity on the planet, holding 60 to 70 percent of all known life on Earth, according to a report issued by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today.

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#108693
2016-05-24

How The Body Shop is using 'monkey dating' to tackle deforestation

The Body Shop has today (24 May) officially launched its new Bio-Bridges programme, which aims to regenerate and reconnect 75 million square metres of damaged forests, as part of the beauty products retailer's ambitious new CSR strategy.

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#108694
2016-05-24

Designing cities to combat climate change

Urban planners can take steps to reduce the heat cities may experience from climate change, but there would be other consequences and tradeoffs to consider, according to a study at Purdue University.

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#108696
2016-05-24

The rare primates of "Drill Ranch"

The drill is one of Africa's rarest primates. The monkeys have fascinated two American scientists for almost 30 years, and they have dedicated their lives to preserving them.

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#108697
2016-05-24

Colombia peace could reveal jungle species' secrets

Countless rare insects and flowers are said to inhabit the jungles of Colombia, but decades of war have stopped naturalists from discovering them—until now.

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#108695
2016-05-24

Climate Change May Be as Hard on Lizards as on Polar Bears

In deserts around the world, creatures and plants are struggling as their habitats warm.Desert ecologist Cameron Barrows is a sand country cowboy. His white-brown beard and wide cotton hat deflect the brutal sun as he leads volunteers—citizen scientists—through Joshua Tree National Park.

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#108680
2016-05-23

‘Recall tradition to save our biodiversity’

Panaji: We have to recall traditional methods to protect our biodiversity and adopt them to save the Earth, said environment minister Rajendra Arlekar at the Goa state biodiversity board's International Day for Biological Diversity event at Kala Academy, Panaji, on Sunday.

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#108681
2016-05-23

PAU celebrates International Biodiversity Day 2016

The "International Biodiversity Day 2016" was celebrated at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) under the aegis of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), Government of India on Monday.

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#108682
2016-05-23

Down with guilt! There are much better ways to get people to act on climate change.

How do you get people to do something about climate change? For years, the answer to that has been: Get them to think about how it’s their fault. Because any human who happens to live in North America has taken advantage of central heating, combustion engines, mixmasters, monster truck rallies, etc.

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#108683
2016-05-23

ESF lists top 10 new species for 2016

A hominin in the same genus as humans and an ape nicknamed "Laia" that might provide clues to the origin of humans are among the discoveries identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species of 2016.

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#108684
2016-05-23

Biodiversity loss speeding up wildlife, plants extinction at alarming level

ISLAMABAD: The Climate Change secretary has pledged to stem biodiversity loss in the country in collaboration with all provincial forest and wildlife departments and non-governmental organisations.

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#108685
2016-05-23

Mainstream issues of biodiversity into national plans – Ayariga

Mr Mahama Ayariga, the Minister of Environment, Science,Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said issues of biodiversity must be mainstreamed into the national development plans to impact on every aspect of individual, corporate and communal activities.

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#108686
2016-05-23

Rubber Plantations Contribute To Reduced Ant Biodiversity

Researchers in Japan have found a sharp decline in the overall biodiversity of ants in a rubber plantation in China, shedding light on the impact of these developments on forest environments. Their findings were published in Ecological Monographs.

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#108687
2016-05-23

Biodegradable plastic 'false solution' for ocean waste problem

UN’s top environmental scientist warns bottles and bags do not break down easily and sink, as report highlights the ubiquity of plastic debris in oceans

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#108688
2016-05-23

Biodiversity conservation policies in tropical forests threaten the livelihood of indigenous peoples

A new study of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) led by Dr Victoria Reyes-García recommends implementing biocultural conservation policies which take into account indigenous societies, their cultures and the changes they are ...

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#108666
2016-05-20

Biodiversity Week activities draw 17,000

Nature thrives in Singapore, and more people are interested in getting acquainted with the flora and fauna here.Slots at almost all nature activities launched by the National Parks Board (NParks) to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity this Sunday - including a guided tour at Fort ...

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#108667
2016-05-20

Meet the Bee Expert who Helped Invent the BioBlitz

Sam Droege is known for his stunning close-up photography of bees, published in National Geographic (magazine and online), and featured also in the video on this post. He’ll be participating in the National Parks BioBlitz in Washington, D.C. this weekend, looking for bees, of course.

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#108668
2016-05-20

40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN report

It said that changes in settlement patterns, urbanisation and socio-economic status in Asia have increased exposure to climate extremes.

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#108669
2016-05-20

Rich coral communities discovered in Palamos Submarine Canyon in the Northwestern Mediterranian Sea

A scientific team has found a deep-water coral ecosystem that is very vulnerable to human activity in La Fonera canyon in the Northwestern Mediterranian Sea. The findings are explained in an article published in PLOS ONE.

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#108670
2016-05-20

Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be beyond saving in five years

SYDNEY: Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be beyond saving in five years without "now or never" funding to improve water quality as climate change ravages the World Heritage-listed site, scientists warned Thursday.

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#108671
2016-05-20

Mighty mountain wilds

On International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22) we celebrate the extensive and ecologically profuse Western Ghats. Dense mist floats about every now and then, its ethereal, amorphous form as if pulled on all sides by some magical force, to reveal a sparkling clarity to the wet air. What a ...

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#108672
2016-05-20

Unique salmon population in eastern P.E.I. being studied

A group of researchers is tagging salmon in Eastern P.E.I., hoping to determine the health of the ecosystem, and learn more about a particular population thriving in local waters.

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#108673
2016-05-20

On International Day, UN highlights biodiversity's role in underpinning development

22 May 2016 – Biodiversity and the ecosystem services it supports are the foundations for life on Earth and the livelihoods and well-being of people everywhere, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today on the International Day for Biological Diversity, as he urged the internationa ...

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#108648
2016-05-19

McDonald's fish: Row over sustainability 'cover-up'

A leaked New Zealand government memo casts serious doubts on the sustainability of fish that are widely used in McDonald's restaurants.

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#108649
2016-05-19

Ocean acidification puts NW Dungeness crab at risk

Ocean acidification expected to accompany climate change may slow development and reduce survival of the larval stages of Dungeness crab, a key component of the Northwest marine ecosystem and the largest fishery by revenue on the West Coast, a new study has found.

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#108652
2016-05-19

Nepali farmers fight to save indigenous seeds

When the indigenous Jumli Marsi variety of rice, grown in Nepal’s Jumla district, was hit by blast infection, farmers were forced to replace it with the Chandannath 1 and 3 hybrids that originate in China.

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#108653
2016-05-19

Gabon moves to share forestry profits with local forest communities

Fifteen years after making it the law of the land, Central African country Gabon has formally adopted a new guidance document produced by local communities and civil society groups that aims to help communities receive a share of profits from commercial timber harvesting.

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#108654
2016-05-19

Conservation’s people problem

The field of conservation has faced down an internal crisis over is its treatment of indigenous peoples and local communities living in ecosystems targeted for protection.

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#108655
2016-05-19

A Precarious Fate for Climate Migrants in India

NEW DELHI, May 19 2016 (IPS) - After the sea swallowed up her home and family in the Bangladeshi coastal district of Bhola along the Bay of Bengal, farmer Sanjeela Sheikh was heartbroken. Stripped of all her belongings, her fields swamped and her loved ones dead, she contemplated suicide.

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#108656
2016-05-19

Over a third of North American bird species in danger: scientists

More than a third of all North American bird species are at risk of becoming extinct unless significant action is taken, scientists who are part of a tri-nation initiative said on Wednesday, adding that ocean and tropical birds were in particular danger.

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#108657
2016-05-19

Climate change could trigger 'tipping point' for East Antarctic Totten Glacier

The Totten Glacier in East Antarctica has an unstable area that could collapse and contribute to more than two metres of sea level rise beyond what is generally predicted if climate change remains unchecked, researchers say.

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#108658
2016-05-19

Glyphosate: Will Europe ban controversial weed killer?

The EU is about to vote on whether to relicense the world's most used pesticide, as debate continues to rage over whether it poses a risk of cancer.

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#108659
2016-05-19

New study confirms EU nature laws’ effectiveness

A new research paper, just published in the journal Conservation Letters by scientists at the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) Centre for Conservation Science, is the latest in a line of scientific evidence that proves the EU Nature Directives – the Union’s core nature laws – are vital to the EU’s abil ...

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#108660
2016-05-19

Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe and Possibly Good for Climate Change

The National Academy of Sciences reaffirmed GMO safety and pointed to the potential for future improvements

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#108661
2016-05-19

Celebrate The International Day For Biological Diversity With Micro Conservation

There's nothing like the potential loss of Earth's rich biodiversity and planetary life support systems to make one feel, well, a little overwhelmed. Our individual actions can seem like small roles on a very big stage.

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#108662
2016-05-19

Seeds of suicide

May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the UN. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved by our farmers. It also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the threats to our biodiversity from IPR monopolies.

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#108663
2016-05-19

Investing in biodiversity is investing in our future

As presumptive President Duterte’s agenda is progressively developed, International Biodiversity Day offers a timely reminder of the importance of effective management of a country’s natural wealth. Few places in the world are as rich in biodiversity as the Philippines: considered as one of 18 m ...

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#108635
2016-05-18

Australian climate job cuts leave hole in Southern Hemisphere research

Job losses at Australia’s national science agency will threaten the monitoring and analysis of the Southern Hemisphere’s seas, air and climate, scientists say.

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#108636
2016-05-18

Brazil downgrades science ministry

Brazil’s interim president has alarmed researchers by merging the country’s science and telecommunication ministries.

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#108637
2016-05-18

Last stand for Europe's remaining ancient forest as loggers prepare to move in

Government plans to fell Poland’s Białowieża forest have divided families, led to death threats against green campaigners and allegations of an ‘environmental coup’ by government and state timber interests

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#108638
2016-05-18

GM food generally safe for humans and the environment, report says

Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report on Tuesday.

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#108639
2016-05-18

Environmental groups demand end to logging of Australia’s native forests

More than 30 green groups sign statement after damning report says extending regional forestry agreements ‘would constitute an irrational decision on environmental, economic and social grounds’

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#108640
2016-05-18

What can extinct species do to help conservation?

The dodo, the passenger pigeon and the Tasmanian tiger are well-known victims of extinction caused by human behaviour, but could their status be used to help conservation efforts from beyond the grave?

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#108641
2016-05-18

Indigenous groups fighting for the planet

This year's International Day for Biological Diversity highlights how biodiversity is the "foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems." The livelihoods of billions of people depend directly or indirectly on biodiversity.

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#108642
2016-05-18

Paradise lost: World's most beautiful places under threat of tourism

It is the double-edged sword of tourism: On the one hand it brings the awareness of beautiful places and and economic development for the local population.

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#108643
2016-05-18

Tanzania: Livestock From Kenya, Uganda Ordered Out

Arusha — More than five million livestock that found their way into Tanzania should be sent back to either Kenya or Uganda where they are reported to come from before June 15, the government has ordered.

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#108644
2016-05-18

Small businesses in Asia can help forests and economies grow, new report shows

Small and medium-sized Asian businesses specializing in forest and ecosystem services can play a key role in reducing deforestation in the region, according to a new study.

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#108645
2016-05-18

East Africa: Biotechnology in Africa - Some Are Cautious, Others Take the Plunge

Scientists breeding crops using biotechnology are bound to safe use. This therefore calls for each country to make sure that there is a legal framework in place.

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#108646
2016-05-18

Conservation’s people problem

The field of conservation has faced down an internal crisis over is its treatment of indigenous peoples and local communities living in ecosystems targeted for protection. Conservationists now often engage these groups in a spirit of partnership, asking and listening instead of telling and deman ...

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#108647
2016-05-18

Ban appoints Mexican diplomat to head UN climate change framework

18 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Patricia Espinosa Cantellano of Mexico as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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#108620
2016-05-17

India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought

India is set to divert water from its rivers to deal with a severe drought, a senior minister has told the BBC.

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#108621
2016-05-17

Biodiversity protects fish from climate change

Fish provide protein to billions of people and are an especially critical food source in the developing world. Today marine biologists confirmed a key factor that could help them thrive through the coming decades: biodiversity.

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#108622
2016-05-17

Global warming will hit poorer countries hardest, research finds

New evidence that poorer countries will suffer the worst effects of climate change has shown that the number of hot days in tropical developing countries is likely to increase markedly as global warming takes hold.

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#108623
2016-05-17

Invasive Species: Tropical Mosquitoes Gain Foothold in Northern Europe

Invasive species of mosquitoes from the tropics have long since become established in Europe. Now they are moving north. Scientists are particularly worried about the Asian tiger mosquito due to its ability to carry pathogens.

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#108624
2016-05-17

Unravelling the costs of rubber agriculture on biodiversity

Rubber plantations are a rapidly spreading agroecosystem in Southeast Asia and they are likely to have profound impacts on biodiversity due to the disruption of the natural landscape.

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#108625
2016-05-17

How Soil Microbes Fight Climate Change

Around the globe, 2016 has been a dusty year. Just this month, massive dust storms enveloped Guazhou County in China, engulfing five-story buildings

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#108628
2016-05-17

Tanzania: Plea to Ban Illegal Birds Trade 17 May 2016 Tanzania: Plea to Ban Illegal Birds Trade

Dar es Salaam — Animal experts at the University of Dar es Salaam have warned that the increasing pace of illegal killing, capturing and trading in wild birds is threatening to wipe out various species of creatures.

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#108629
2016-05-17

Chainsaw the best tool to save Africa's rhinos?

JOHANNESBURG -- Desperate times call for desperate measures, and with rhino numbers plummeting, the situation is so desperate that conservationists are cutting off the animals' horns in a bid to ensure their survival.

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#108631
2016-05-17

Uganda risk losing indigenous crops, scientists warn

Uganda could lose its indigenous crops in 10-years given the climate changes and the rampant pestilences affecting crops.

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#108632
2016-05-17

In Latin America, Forests May Rise to Challenge of Carbon Dioxide

A new study reports that recently established forests on abandoned farmland in Latin America, if allowed to grow for another 40 years, would probably be able to suck at least 31 billion tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

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#108633
2016-05-17

Study: Less beach debris equals more sea turtle nests

GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 17 (UPI) -- Every year, biologists, conservationists, citizen scientists and volunteers take to Florida beaches to clean up the shoreline in anticipation of the arrival of nesting sea turtles. A new study confirms the value of these cleanups.

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#108602
2016-05-16

Hatchlings lend hope to survival of Florida grasshopper sparrow

MIAMI, May 13 (UPI) -- There is hope for the endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow. This week marked the first time the species has been bred and hatched in captivity.

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#108603
2016-05-16

General Assembly elects Norwegian diplomat as head of UN environment programme

13 May 2016 – Following the nomination by the United Nations Secretary-General, the General Assembly today elected Erik Solheim of Norway as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a four-year term.

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#108604
2016-05-16

Billion people face global flooding risk by 2060, charity warns

A British aid charity is warning that by 2060 more than a billion people worldwide will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change.

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#108605
2016-05-16

Shrinking bird pays the bill for Arctic warming

A migratory bird has shrunk in stature as temperatures warm at its Arctic breeding ground, according to research.

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#108606
2016-05-16

Poaching of old forest elephant matriarchs threatens rainforests

Scientists warn that killing of the oldest, wisest females -- the guardians of their community's forest and social knowledge- could cause cascading effects on ecosystem integrity

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#108607
2016-05-16

Conservation laws need reshaping to protect sea turtles

An illegal trade in marine turtles is continuing despite legislation and conservation awareness campaigns, a pioneering study has shown.

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#108609
2016-05-16

Only 60 vaquita porpoises remain in the world

The world’s most endangered cetacean is quickly inching towards extinction.

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#108610
2016-05-16

Keeping Amazon fish connected is key to their conservation

Imagine a fish isolated in an Amazonian lake — part of the vast freshwater ecosystem of the Amazon basin, an ever-changing network of rivers, lakes and floodplains that extends to 1 million square kilometers (386,102 square miles).

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#108611
2016-05-16

Bees and Silkworms Spin Gold for Ethiopia’s Rural Youth

ADDIS ABABA, May 16 2016 (IPS) - Beekeeping and silkworm farming have long been critical cogs of Ethiopian life, providing food, jobs and much needed income.

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#108612
2016-05-16

UN climate talks in Bonn seek to turn Paris agreement into action

UN climate talks resume in Bonn on Monday, the first after the key Paris agreement last December. With the first four months of 2016 the hottest ever recorded, delegates are under pressure to push implementation.

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#108613
2016-05-16

Paris climate agreement has ‘failed’ poor countries, report says

The international climate deal agreed in Paris has “failed to include meaningful mechanisms” to guarantee financial support for poorer countries adapting to global warming, according to a report by Oxfam.

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#108614
2016-05-16

Minister ‘surprised’ at backlash over tweets stating climate change hurts women most

As Canada’s environment minister pushes forward plans to dramatically cut carbon emissions, she is lashing out at “gender climate deniers” who fail to acknowledge that in a warming world, women fare worse.

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#108615
2016-05-16

Glowing review of Indigenous protected areas leaves sector proud but perplexed

Report commissioned by Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet should have been ‘free kick for Coalition’ but was published without announcement

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#108616
2016-05-16

Paris Agreement goals impossible without decisive action to protect forests rights

When indigenous rights are recognised and enforced, communities successfully manage their forests - and make crucial contributions to climate change mitigation.

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#108617
2016-05-16

Natural selection influences genes to limit diversity

CAMBRIDGE, England, May 16 (UPI) -- There's now more evidence that the process of natural selection reduces genetic diversity.

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#108591
2016-05-13

Stench From Dead Coral Reefs Stops Fish From Learning to Avoid Predators

Amid the ongoing threat of coral bleaching and deaths, researchers decided to study large changes in the fish population that coincided with this phenomenon. They discovered that this degradation can directly affect how fish learn to avoid predators.

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#108592
2016-05-13

Study: How Climate Change Causes Shorebirds to Shrink

A team of international researchers from the Netherlands, France, Australia, Poland and Russia found that climate change is putting too much pressure to robin-sized migratory birds forcing them to alter their migratory timeframe and affecting their size.

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#108593
2016-05-13

Is there any point in planting new trees?

Successive governments have made popular pledges to plant large numbers of new trees. But do these trees ever actually get planted and, where they do, does it ever achieve anything useful?

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#108594
2016-05-13

The natural jewels in Africa’s crown

It is impossible to look out over the winding waterways and lush green wetlands of the magnificent Okavango Delta and fail to understand the importance of conserving the natural world.

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#108595
2016-05-13

Uncovering the secrets of Arctic seabird colonies

Ninety per cent of Norway's two million pairs of cliff-nesting seabirds are located in nesting colonies above the Arctic Circle. But why are these colonies located exactly where they are? Much of the 1200-km stretch of coastline from the Arctic Circle to Norway's easternmost point, on the Russia ...

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#108596
2016-05-13

WHO report does not give right picture: Environmentalists

Environmentalists today sounded caution over the latest WHO report, which showed that Delhi was not the most polluted city as per 2013-14 data, saying it does not give the right picture. Greenpeace India campaigner Sunil Dahiya said the 2014 WHO report, under which Delhi earned the tag of being ...

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#108579
2016-05-12

Cryosat spacecraft's ice vision is boosted

European scientists have found a way to super-charge their study of the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland.

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#108580
2016-05-12

The Galapagos’ fight against alien invaders

The introduction of alien species is a major problem for the Galapagos Islands, to which the British naturalist Charles Darwin brought immortal fame with his book on evolution, On the origin of species.

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#108581
2016-05-12

What are the most popular reptiles in the world?

There is a longstanding disagreement amongst conservationists about whether or not it makes sense to focus efforts on protecting species that are popular with us Homo sapiens.

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#108582
2016-05-12

Raising Walls Against the Sea

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 12 2016 (IPS) - Facing the bleak prospect of millions of its citizens being displaced in coming years due to storms and sea level rise caused by climate change, Bangladesh is building up existing coastal embankments in a bid to protect coastal lands and people.

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#108583
2016-05-12

Fund Launched to Help Mountain People Face Climate Change Threat

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 2016 (IPS) - Jack Norton was on a glacier in northern India. A seemingly impenetrable fortress of sweeping ridges and towering walls of granite, capped by hanging glaciers. It seemed, he said, that nothing could touch it, nothing could beat it down.

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#108584
2016-05-12

28% of US bees wiped out this winter, suggesting bigger environmental issues

More than half of beekeepers suffered unsustainable losses, with deadly mite infestations and harmful land management practices piling on pressure

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#108585
2016-05-12

Zoo Berlin opens way from cage to wild

Zoo Berlin has a fresh focus on helping protect wild animals in their natural habitat. Among other projects, it's sponsoring efforts in Congo to protect humanity's closest relatives: Bonobos.

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#108586
2016-05-12

Climate change impact faced head on

Climate change is tipped to alter New Zealand's wines, shift crops and present new challenges for forestry and farming.

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#108587
2016-05-12

Does Culling Actually Encourage Poaching Of Endangered Species?

Conventional wisdom claims that culling is an effective tool for the conservation of endangered predators. But a newly-published study argues that culling may actually encourage poaching of endangered predator species

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#108588
2016-05-12

Will Zimbabwe Sell Off Its Rare ‘Painted Dogs’?

Zimbabwe’s plan to sell its wildlife could hasten the decline of Africa’s endangered wild dogs.

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#108589
2016-05-12

Deep sea biodiversity map finds surprising varieties of life

A humble, star-shaped creature that crawls across the floors of the seabed has helped a group of scientists that includes two Nova Scotian researchers come up with a map predicting surprising amounts of life in some of the world's deepest, darkest oceans.

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#108590
2016-05-12

Deep-sea biodiversity map finds surprising varieties of life

A humble star-shaped creature that crawls across the floors of the seabed has helped a group of scientists that includes two Nova Scotian researchers come up with a map predicting surprising amounts of life in some of the world's deepest, darkest oceans.

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#108536
2016-05-11

Northern Galapagos Islands home to world's largest shark biomass

Scientists have revealed that the northern Galapagos Islands of Darwin and Wolf are home to the largest shark biomass reported to date (12.4 tons per hectare).

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#108538
2016-05-11

Acidification, low oxygen put fish in double jeopardy

Severe oxygen drops in the water can leave trails of fish kills in their wakes, but scientists thought adult fish would be more resilient to the second major threat in coastal waters: acidification.

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#108539
2016-05-11
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