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#113464
2017-06-23

Canada should protect 30 percent of its oceans: UN environment observer

The world's largest environmental network says Canada falls far short of protecting its marine resources compared to other developed countries.

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#113465
2017-06-23

Biodiversity on e-display at new park

Kerala Biodiversity Park, a joint initiative of the Kerala State Biodiversity Board and the Science and Technology Museum, is all set to open in Thiruvananthapuram in August. Kerala can soon boast a unique park profiling its rich biodiversity

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#113466
2017-06-23

Extinct native plant in Victoria getting second chance at life

The Mountain Swainson-pea (Swainsonia recta) was once widely found in the state. However, domestic livestock grazing, clearance of land, and fertiliser use over time has dwindled the known population to just four plants that were struggling to survive in one small corner of the Chiltern-Mt Pilot ...

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#113467
2017-06-23

St. Lawrence River designated as historic site

The St. Lawrence River is now officially considered an historic site. Premier Philippe Couillard designated the waterway as historic Thursday as he admired the view from aboard the Louis-Jolliet during a morning cruise. “It's unique in the world. What you see behind is probably one of the most b ...

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#113468
2017-06-23

Footprints in the forest: the future of the sumatran rhino

The rhino breeding center near the entrance to Danum Valley Conservation Area sits like an oasis of calm against the cacophony of beeps, woots and zaps of the surrounding jungle.

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#113469
2017-06-23

Can REDD+ help Brazil roll back rising deforestation rates?

Brazil - Land-use change represents more than 60 percent of Brazil’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and the Amazon accounts for 65.2 percent of that amount, according to government figures, although those numbers are sometimes contested.

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#113470
2017-06-23

Chennai: Rain forests degradation threatens endemic rivers

Concerned over the degradation of forests and to improve the quality of rainforests officials and ecologists attached to the Tirunelveli forest division are now working on recent satellite images and research papers dating back to 1970s.

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#113471
2017-06-23

Canada's tree-mendous discovery: Forests limit harmful ozone gas

It was a Tuesday in early February 2015 when Sylvie Gravel walked into her colleague Paul Makar’s office carrying printouts that would mystify both of them. The two scientists at Environment and Climate Change Canada were staring at computer model forecasts of ozone gas. Up in the Earth’s atmosp ...

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#113472
2017-06-23

In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown path

It's one of the tiniest organisms on Earth, but also one of the most abundant. And now, the microscopic marine bacteria called Prochlorococcus can add one more superlative to its list of attributes: It evolves new kinds of metabolites called lanthipeptides, more abundantly and rapidly than any o ...

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#113473
2017-06-23

The animals that are almost invisible

We’ve all heard of chameleons, squid and octopus using pigments to blend in with their surroundings, but what about becoming completely invisible? To become actually see through, and appear as if you aren’t there, you need to either allow light to travel through you unimpeded, or bend light arou ...

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#113474
2017-06-23

From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots

It could have been the edge of the Sahara or even Death Valley, but it was the remains of a large orchard in the hills above the city of Murcia in southern Spain last year. The soil had broken down into fine white, lifeless sand, and a landscape of rock and dying orange and lemon trees stretched ...

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#113475
2017-06-23

Climate change threatens sea turtle population: study

London: Climate change may negatively impact the sea turtle population, as warmer temperatures could lead to higher numbers of females and increased nest failure, scientists have warned.

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#113476
2017-06-23

Melting and cracking – is Antarctica falling apart?

Antarctica boasts a great many superlatives: it is the driest continent, the coldest, the remotest, the windiest and the highest on average. Right now, during midwinter, it is also the darkest.

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#113477
2017-06-23

Seychelles Puts Climate Change Higher On National Agenda

Seychelles is putting climate change issues higher on the national agenda through strengthened cooperation and increased involvement with all partners in the process, a top official said.

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#113478
2017-06-23

As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience

On Feb. 26, 2008, a $9-million underground seed vault began operating deep in the permafrost on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, just 810 miles from the North Pole. This high-tech Noah’s Ark for the world’s food varieties was intended to assure that, even in a worst-case scenario, our irrepl ...

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#113479
2017-06-23

Bird eggs are shaped depending on the birds’ flight behavior

A new study published Thursday in the journal Science explains why bird eggs come in different shapes and sizes. It says that this happens because eggs are shaped according to the birds’ flight behavior.

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#113480
2017-06-23

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Chimpanzees in Uganda may have changed their hunting strategy in response to being watched by scientists. While studying the animals, researchers documented very different hunting habits of two closely neighbouring chimp "tribes".

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#113481
2017-06-23

Refugee Bees Rescued and Given Help by United Nations Program

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Peter Thomas, welcomed a delegation from Italy to the UN North Lawn Garden on June 1, where they will be taking up permanent residence.

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#113482
2017-06-23

Why Having Lots of Feelings Is Good For Your Health

Happiness isn't the only emotion that can help you stay healthy as you age. How excited, amused, proud, strong and cheerful you feel on a regular basis matters, too.

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#113483
2017-06-23

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection

HELENA, Mont. — After 42 years on the endangered species list, the Yellowstone grizzly bear — whose numbers have grown to more than 700 from fewer than 150 — will lose its protected status, the Interior Department announced on Thursday.

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#113446
2017-06-22

Ethiopia: Reconnecting With Nature for Holistic Healing

The American writer, Sidney Sheldon, the seventh-best-selling fiction author of all time, once advised his readers, "Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived." These days, let alone making the earth a better place, man could not even preserve what is there when he arrives; he ...

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#113447
2017-06-22

A success story in eco conservation

The Kolayad grama panchayat here could not have done a better job for its biodiversity conservation and environmental protection than firm enforcement of decisions to ensure compliance.

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#113448
2017-06-22

Alien crayfish found in Chadwick Lakes, research group laments of consequences

The University-based Conservation Biology Research Group has confirmed the presence of the an invasive alien fresh water species, the red swamp crayfish, at Chadwick Lakes, while warning of the implication it has for biodiversity.

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#113449
2017-06-22

Restoration of shattered coral reef at Raja Ampat on hold

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government can’t restore one of the country’s best coral reefs until it strikes a compensation deal with the insurer of the cruise line that wrecked it, the deputy coordinating maritime minister said this week.

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#113450
2017-06-22

Great Barrier Reef: 'Godfather of Coral' urges Adani approval rethink following recent bleaching events

"Somewhere between a quarter and a third of all marine species have some part of their lifecycle in a coral reef."So if we wipe out coral reefs, we are going to crash the ecologies of the oceans. It is that serious."

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