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#107183
2016-02-11

UN agriculture agency warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics

10 February 2016 – The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

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#107168
2016-02-10

Climate outlook ‘particularly concerning’ in Southern Africa due to El Niño - UN agency

10 February 2016 – El Niño conditions have caused the lowest recorded rainfall between October and December across many regions of Southern Africa in at least 35 years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reported in its latest report.

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#107169
2016-02-10

Kenya approves limited GM maize release

[NAIROBI] Kenya says more tests and safeguards are needed before genetically modified (GM) maize seeds can be grown commercially in the country.

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#107170
2016-02-10

Norwegian fish farms fight sea lice with 'Star Wars'

An Oslo firm have developed a laser gun which kills an out-of-control parasite threatening Norway's massive aquaculture industry.

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#107171
2016-02-10

Winds of climate change will make transatlantic flights longer, study shows

Faster jet stream will add thousands of hours to journey times and increase airline fuel bills

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#107172
2016-02-10

Restoring rangelands: A Namibian dream to come true

Namibia’s intention to restore its valuable rangelands at a whopping cost of some N$30 billion over the next 20 years is regarded by many observers as a groundbreaking project, which has earned the respect of role players at international podiums.

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#107173
2016-02-10

Plant Treaty In 2016: Sustainability Solutions, Farmers’ Rights, Global Information System

The International Plant Treaty, which established a global system to make available genetic materials for main agricultural crops for farmers, plant breeders and scientists, and in exchange provide a system of benefit sharing, has been struggling to find ways to be financially sustainable for so ...

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#107174
2016-02-10

Extinct? Endangered? A new assessment for a Seychelles’ cricket

(Seychelles News Agency) - Listed as critically endangered and possibly extinct for more than 100 years, a cricket in Seychelles could be looking at a new lease on life as a detailed assessment of its population is planned for this year.

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#107175
2016-02-10

Of parrots, paint and public awareness

Reputed to be home to the greatest range of biodiversity of any country in the world, Costa Rica is a natural paradise. Artist Manuel E Gonzalez aims to transport these riches onto canvas.

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#107176
2016-02-10

65-year-old Laysan albatross hatches 40th chick

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Late last year, the world's oldest tagged bird became pregnant and laid an egg. This month, Wisdom, the 65-year-old Laysan albatross, broke her own record for the oldest bird to birth a chick.

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#107153
2016-02-09

Agricultural policies in Africa could be harming the poorest

Agricultural policies aimed at alleviating poverty in Africa could be making things worse, according to new research.

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#107154
2016-02-09

Women and Girls Imperative to Science & Technology Agenda

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 8 2016 (IPS) - Can you imagine an entire day without access to your mobile phone, laptop, or even to the internet? In our rapidly changing world, could you function without having technology at your fingertips?

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#107155
2016-02-09

Australia to be 'isolated' from global research after CSIRO climate cuts: WMO

International criticism of the CSIRO's planned deep cuts to its climate monitoring programs has intensified with the World Meteorological Organisation blasting the move as a "backward" step that would see Australia isolated.

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#107156
2016-02-09

Seychelles: EU Funds Second Climate Change Project for Seychelles

Victoria — The successful implementation of a project in Seychelles under the Global Climate Change Alliance has resulted in a second round of funding - $3.3 million - from the European Union (EU), a government official said Tuesday.

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#107157
2016-02-09

Climate change is altering Siberian forests

Any changes in air temperature or soil characteristics that happen over hundreds of kilometres on flat ground appear across hundreds of metres in the mountains, making mountain forests more susceptible to small climatic changes.

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#107158
2016-02-09

Humans Are Spreading Deadly Bee Virus, Study Says

The deformed wing virus is decimating bee populations worldwide, and it is spreading because of human trade and the transport of bees, a new study reports.

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#107159
2016-02-09

The ivory trade - still fueling poaching 25 years after a global ban

The international ivory trade was banned in 1989 - so why has poaching again reached crisis levels in recent years? European sales of elephant tusks could be putting this iconic species in danger.

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#107160
2016-02-09

Bite Back Against Invasive Species at Your Next Meal

The Midwest has an Asian carp problem. The invasive species has a tendency to jump out of the water, bludgeon fisherman and destroy boats, and they’ve been found throughout the region. Scientists worry that they’ll eventually decimate the local fishing industry, disrupt the ecosystem and destroy ...

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#107161
2016-02-09

This must be 'year of traction' to propel 2030 development Agenda, says UN chief

8 February 2016 – Just as 2015 was a year of “global action” with the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, so 2016 must be a year of “global traction” to ensure that 3.1 billion people worldwide are not left behind in the race to end poverty, United Nations Secretar ...

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#107162
2016-02-09

Iran hopes for agricultural boom post-sanctions

Iran plans to turn itself into a major food exporter, hoping the lifting of sanctions will boost international trade and allow investment in the agricultural sector, an official in Iran's state grain buying agency said.

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#107163
2016-02-09

Rare bumblebee rebounds in Pacific Northwest

LOGAN, Utah, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The western bumblebee, Bombus occidentalis, is one of 30 species of bumblebees living in western North America. Until the 1990s, it was the most common variety in the Pacific Northwest.

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#107136
2016-02-08

Spanish water rights fight raises fears for Ebro delta

Environmentalists say one of Europe's most important wetland areas is under threat as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.

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#107137
2016-02-08

Tweet and beat: bird beatbox helps conserve Indian birds

What happens when an American musician and an Indian ecologist team up to talk conservation? They spread the gospel of threatened birdsong by setting it to a beat that gets people moving.

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#107138
2016-02-08

Hoping to Lead Great Lakes Lampreys to Demise by the Nose

For all the havoc that zebra mussels, Asian carp, round gobies and dozens of other alien species have wrought on the Great Lakes, those waters have never known a foe like the sea lamprey.

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#107139
2016-02-08

Ocean acidification makes coralline algae less robust

Ocean acidification (the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere), is affecting the formation of the skeleton of coralline algae which play an important part in marine biodiversity, new research from the University of Bristol, UK has found

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