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#111298
2016-12-07

Agave genes could inspire new drought-resistant plants

NEWCASTLE, England, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Scientists have identified genes key to the ability of the agave plant -- the plant used to make tequila -- to survive hot, dry conditions. The discovery could inspire the engineering of drought-resistant plants.

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#111299
2016-12-07

Countries urged to prioritize protection of pollinators to ensure food security at UN biodiversity conference

6 December 2016 – Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are increasingly under threat from human activities and countries must transform their agricultural practices to ensure global crop production can meet demand and avoid substantial economic losses, the United Nations Conference on Biologi ...

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#111300
2016-12-07

Sea ice extent tumbles around both poles in November

Water and air temperatures and shifts in wind patterns conspired to hold down sea ice extent, setting record lows for the month of November in both the Arctic and the Antarctic.

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#111301
2016-12-07

From loathed to loved: Villagers rally to save Greater Adjutant stork

You know a bird has a PR problem when an ornithologist refers to it as “a prodigy of ugliness.”

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#111302
2016-12-07

Climate-Resistant Beans Could Save Millions

CALI, Colombia, Dec 6 2016 (IPS) - A global food watchdog works around the clock to preserve crop biodiversity, with a seed bank deep in the Colombian countryside holding the largest collection of beans and cassava in the world and storing crops that could avert devastating problems.

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#111303
2016-12-07

More than half of shark species in Mediterranean at risk of extinction

A new IUCN report warns that urgent action is needed to preserve populations of cartilaginous fish, like sharks and rays, in the Mediterranean region.

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#111304
2016-12-07

At UN Biodiversity conference, new guidelines for agro-environmental policies in Latin America Caribbean

6 December 2016, Cancun, Mexico - In an effort to combat the impacts of environmental degradation and promote sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change, FAO this week presented a set ofVoluntary guidelines for agro-environmental policiesmeant to help policy makers in Latin America an ...

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#111305
2016-12-07

CIFOR scientists bringing latest research to CBD COP13

A delegation of scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will be presenting their latest research at the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13), to be held in Cancún, Mexico, from 4 to 17 December 2016.

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#111306
2016-12-07

Why conservation fails

The only way for northern countries to halt deforestation in the South is to make sure land owners are paid more than it costs them to conserve the forest.

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#111307
2016-12-07

Mexico jumps on the 'big reserve' trend of ocean conservation

On Monday, the Mexican government established the largest biological reserve in the country’s history, further driving a global trend of setting aside large swaths of land and ocean for conservation.

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#111308
2016-12-07

The Great and Dying Barrier Reef

Coral reefs are among the most remarkable achievements of nature, structures built in shallow water over long periods of time out of the skeletons of tiny polyps.

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#111309
2016-12-07

Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers

When an unprecedented heatwave hit South Australia state, home to the world-renowned Barossa Valley winemaking region, viticulturists fretted about the impact on their grapes.

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#111310
2016-12-07

Climate change: Are polar bears doomed?

A just released report has cast even more concern about the future of the polar bear survival as a species.

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#111311
2016-12-07

Climate change could render Sudan 'uninhabitable'

(CNN) — Sudan's ecosystems and natural resources are deteriorating.

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#111312
2016-12-07

Fighting the Underground Trade in Hippo Teeth

Kampala, Uganda—Investigators posing as buyers lured the suspects to a lodge near Buliisa, a town in western Uganda, as night set in.

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#111313
2016-12-07

Developing a wolf economy: wildlife tourism fuels Manitoba’s economy

In February 2012, a team of people from Spirit Way Inc., University College of the North, Travel Manitoba, The Wildlife Society/Manitoba and Frontiers North Adventures met with government ministers in Winnipeg to present a discussion paper entitled “Building a Wolf Economy.”

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#111314
2016-12-07

Indigenous People Hold The Key To Caribou Survival

When government biologists in Canada want to learn where caribou are, they put radio-tracking collars on some animals and monitor their movements.

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#111316
2016-12-07

Global habitat loss still rampant across much of the Earth

As 196 signatory nations of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) meet this week in Cancun, Mexico, to discuss their progress towards averting the current biodiversity crisis, researchers from a range of universities and NGOs report in the international journal Conservation Letters that h ...

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#111317
2016-12-07

COP 13 Warn of Loss of Forests and other Ecosystems

Cancun, Mexico, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The secretary for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Braulio Ferreira, has warned of the rapid loss of forests on the planet.

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#111273
2016-12-06

New UN report finds marine debris harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions

5 December 2016 – Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries' economies, according to a United Nations report launched today.

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#111275
2016-12-06

UN conference adopts 'Cancun Declaration,' ramping up efforts to protect world's biodiversity

4 December 2016 – More than 190 countries at a major United Nations conference in Mexico have pledged to step up efforts to integrate biodiversity into the policies of their forests, fisheries, tourism and agriculture sectors.

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#111276
2016-12-06

Ministers commit to integrate biodiversity into key economic sectors in order to achieve global biodiversity targets.

Cancun, Mexico 4 December 2016 - Ministers from around the world committed to working together to save biodiversity and take urgent action to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and backed this with a host of specific commitments.

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#111277
2016-12-06

Corporate growth still driving deforestation, CDP shows

Although progress is being made, up to US $906bn of company turnover is still tied to global deforestation, an assessment has concluded.

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#111278
2016-12-06

Detective work across dingo fence reveals new factor in woody shrub invasion

Extermination of dingoes and the consequent loss of small mammals -- not just overgrazing by livestock -- have led to a rapid spread of woody weed shrubs across semi-arid Australia, a new study shows.

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#111279
2016-12-06

African policymakers get new, reliable climate data

[NAIROBI] Climate change in Africa is least-researched and poorly understood, but a new report could help decision-makers get reliable scientific information about it to aid planning.

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