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#108422
2016-04-29

Lizards share sleep patterns with humans

Until now, it was thought features of human sleep such as rapid eye movements were seen only in mammals and birds.

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#108423
2016-04-29

Deadly fish virus finally identified

A mysterious virus that has decimated tilapia fish stocks in Ecuador and Israel has finally been identified by an international team of scientists.

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#108424
2016-04-29

World Farmers’ Organisation Meeting Eyes New Markets, Fresh Investment

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, Apr 29 2016 (IPS) - ‘No Farmer, No Food’ is an old slogan that the Zambia National Farmers’ Union still uses. Some people consider it a cliché, but it could be regaining its place in history as agriculture is increasingly seen as the answer to a wide range of the world’s cri ...

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#108425
2016-04-29

European Commission urges Spain to protect Doñana World Heritage site

Spain must end the overuse of underground water that is deteriorating the natural habitats of Doñana National Park, the European Commission has warned this week.

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#108426
2016-04-29

The challenges of conserving tropical forests

From industrial concessions to community forests, new research looks at what constitutes responsible forest management.

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#108427
2016-04-29

Brazil losing forest the size of two soccer fields per minute

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Latin America's largest country is still losing tropical forests the size of two soccer fields every minute, despite attempts to tackle illegal logging and improve local land rights, a former head of Brazil's forestry service has said.

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#108428
2016-04-29

B.C. researchers collect indigenous data to fill climate change data gaps

Canadian scientists have collected stories from more than 90,000 people whose traditional ways of life rely on nature, in an effort to capture signs of climate change where weather stations are absent.

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#108429
2016-04-29

Will Moose Thrive or Die Because of Climate Change?

The animals are expanding northward as the Arctic heats up, yet new diseases of a warmer world are taking a toll

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#108430
2016-04-29

Antarctica gets hot for another reason: Tourists

In January 1966, the first ship carrying "citizen-explorers" arrived in Antarctica. At the time, only a handful of leisure travelers had ever considered visiting the world's most remote land mass.

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#108431
2016-04-29

Dolphins, seabirds and turtles get eight new protected sites

Turtles, seabirds and dolphins who make Maltese territorial waters their home are to be further protected thanks to the creation of eight new marine protected areas.

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#108432
2016-04-29

Flightless survivors: Incredible invertebrate diversity in Los Angeles metropolitan area

Urban wildlife is surprisingly understudied. We tend to know more about animals in exotic places than about those that live in our cities.

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#108410
2016-04-28

G-77 Should Adopt South-South Climate Change Program of Action: Ambassador Djoghlaf

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 2016 (IPS) - The 134 members of the Group of 77 and China (G-77) made their mark on the Paris Climate Change Agreement and should now adopt a program of action to implement it, Ambassador Ahmed Djoghlaf told IPS in a recent interview.

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#108411
2016-04-28

Cecil's legacy: could the death of one lion start a conservation movement?

Inspired by Cecil the lion, activists have begun an uphill struggle to convince Unesco to do for wildlife what it already does for places – and create World Heritage Species

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#108412
2016-04-28

European Union proposes 39-point policy plan for the Arctic

The EU's executive has developed the bloc's first integrated policy for the Arctic, focusing on 39 actions. The proposals center on the environment, sustainable development and international cooperation.

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#108413
2016-04-28

Myanmar bans lucrative logging in bid to preserve forests

Myanmar has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly-elected government of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi steps up a battle on deforestation, an environment official said on Thursday.

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#108414
2016-04-28

Tanzania's forest conservation at risk as funds run out

DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the international forest conservation scheme known as REDD+ first came to Tanzania in 2008, it brought hopes of slowing deforestation and curbing climate change.

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#108415
2016-04-28

Deep-sea biodiversity impacted by climate change's triple threat

A new study found that vulnerability of deep-sea biodiversity to climate change's triple threat -- rising water temperatures, and decreased oxygen, and pH levels -- is not uniform across the world's oceans.

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#108416
2016-04-28

Goldfish or Asian carp? Why it matters in the Great Lakes.

The US House approved a $300 million budget to help restore the Great Lakes, which are still being impacted by the unpredictable presence of invasive species.

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#108417
2016-04-28

Say ‘no’ to extinction: saving Bristly and his fourteen companions

Stresemann’s Bristlefront Merulaxis stresemanni: a long-tailed bird with distinctive forehead bristles, a rufous rump, a musical whistle song, seen perhaps eating frogs and insects, and with a tennis-ball-sized tunnel for its nest.

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#108418
2016-04-28

More action required to protect soil in the city 

Industrial activity, pollution and exploitation are degrading the quality of soils located in and around our cities, according to a report released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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#108419
2016-04-28

The EU must save the Bialowieza Forest

The future of Poland’s pristine Bialowieza Forest is at stake, but short-term commercial interests should not prevail over the long-term protection of Europe’s last primeval forest, writes Luc Bas.

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#108420
2016-04-28

Swaziland unveils plan to legalise rhino horn to pay for anti-poaching efforts

Leaked document shows proceeds from the sale of 330kg stockpile would be used to protect country’s 73 white rhinos from poaching

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#108421
2016-04-28

Nations negotiate fishing in Arctic high seas

Last week, delegates from six Arctic nations and other countries with major fishing fleets met in Washington, D.C., to discuss plans to prohibit commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean until scientists can find out more about the fish stocks and how they are changing.

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#108399
2016-04-27

We share molecular armor with coral reefs

Corals and humans utilize the same inflammation-causing molecule, indicating it's been a part of immune systems for a half-billion years

News Headlines
#108400
2016-04-27

Proteomics method measures carbon uptake of marine microbes

A successful trial has been described of a new method of identifying the carbon uptake of specific marine bacterioplankton taxa.

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