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#116281
2018-03-20

Global biodiversity 'crisis' to be assessed at major summit

Paris – Earth is enduring a mass species extinction, scientists say – the first since the demise of the dinosaurs and only the sixth in half-a-billion years.

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#116282
2018-03-20

Sudan, last male northern white rhino, dies in Kenya

The world's last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of ill health, his carers said. Sudan, 45, lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was put to sleep on Monday after age-related complications worsened significantly.

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#116283
2018-03-20

RIP fish and chips? Climate change threatens to wipe out some of the UK’s favourite dishes

ritish staples such as fish and chips and chicken tikka masala could be under threat due to climate change, new research suggests. In a report published by the WWF ahead of its Earth Hour campaign this weekend, experts examined how changing weather and temperature rhythms could impact the types ...

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#116284
2018-03-20

How to survive climate change: A lesson from Hurricane Maria

On 20 September 2017, Category 4 Hurricane Maria cut like a buzz-saw across the island of Puerto Rico. The storm ditched two to three feet of rain, flooding houses and hospitals, while raging winds tore roofs off houses and electrical transmission towers from the ground, plunging the island into ...

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#116285
2018-03-20

Climate change may leave more than 140 million people displaced, warns World Bank report

The study said people in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America will become ‘climate migrants’ by 2050. Climate change will force more than 140 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America to become internal “climate migrants” within their countries’ boundaries by ...

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#116286
2018-03-20

Can climate litigation save the world?

Global moves to tackle climate change through lawsuits are poised to break new ground this week, as groups and individuals seek to hold governments and companies accountable for the damage they are causing.

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#116287
2018-03-20

Climate change threatens world's largest seagrass carbon stores

In the summer of 2010-2011 Western Australia experienced an unprecedented marine heat wave that elevated water temperatures 2-4°C above average for more than 2 months. The heat wave resulted in defoliation of the dominant Amphibolis antarctica seagrass species across the iconic Shark Bay World H ...

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#116288
2018-03-20

Protecting Mexico's island paradise

The popularity of the Mexican island of Cozumel as a cruise destination is great for the economy — but not necessarily for nature. The country is now trying to protect its blue waters and fragile coral reefs.

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#116289
2018-03-20

Sandals Guests Take On Fight Against Invasive Lionfish

Since the threats presented by the invasive lionfish were brought to national attention, the Sandals Foundation has introduced and participated in a number of programmes to help bring awareness to and control the lionfish population in the Caribbean.

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#116290
2018-03-20

Puerto Morelos gets ready for sea turtle season

The government of Puerto Morelos says they are ready for the upcoming sea turtle season, which they note was a record-breaker last year.

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#116291
2018-03-20

Ocean acidification: Herring could benefit from an altered food chain

Juvenile fish must immediately learn to catch prey and to escape enemies. Additionally, at this stage of their lives, they are highly sensitive to environmental factors such as temperature, oxygen and the pH of the water. These factors are currently changing on a global scale—temperature is risi ...

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#116292
2018-03-20

Five new species of frogs identified in museum collections

Researchers from Yale-NUS College and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences have discovered five new species of Southeast Asian frogs from a group of museum specimens that had long been considered to only contain two species. This research by lead author Yale-NUS College Assistant Profes ...

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#116259
2018-03-15

Caribbean Fish Stocks Dwindling as Illegal Fishing Intensifies

Biodiversity in the Caribbean Sea is at serious risk, scientists are warning, with illegal fishing reducing fish stocks and placing the marine environment under increasing strain.

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#116260
2018-03-15

Global 'Green Finance' Index Launch Boosts Sustainable Investing Drive

The new Global Green Finance Index (‘GGFI’), which has been launched by Finance Watch and commercial think tank Z/Yen today in Brussels, ranks the world’s financial centres according to “perceptions of the quality” and depth of their green finance offerings. And, in its inaugural edition - GGFI ...

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#116261
2018-03-15

European Parliament calls for doubling for LIFE funding in next EU budget

The European Parliament voted to double the funding of the LIFE Programme, the EU’s only funding instrument on nature conservation and climate, in the next EU budget post-2020. WWF has long called for LIFE financing to be more than trebled to reach 1% of the next budget, up from 0.3% currently.

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#116262
2018-03-15

Marine ecologists study the effects of giant kelp on groups of organisms in the underwater forest ecosystem

New analysis by UC Santa Barbara researchers has found that the kelp’s structure may be more important than the food it provides. Using over a decade’s worth of data from the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research project, supported by the National Science Foundation, the investigat ...

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#116263
2018-03-15

Decreased oxygen levels could present hidden threat to marine species

Species living in coastal regions could face a significant future threat from reduced levels of oxygen in the marine environment, according to research published in Scientific Reports.

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#116264
2018-03-15

Scientists issue dire warning about future

Five Portsmouth scientists, including a leading ecologist, have added their names to the 20,000 scientists worldwide warning of catastrophe for humankind if we don't change our behavior.

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#116265
2018-03-15

Mountains become islands: Ecological dangers of increasing land use in East Africa

The mountains of East Africa are a treasure trove of biodiversity. However, their ecosystems may be at a higher risk than previously realized. Scientists have discovered that Mount Kilimanjaro is turning into an "ecological island". Agriculture and housing construction have eliminated the natura ...

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#116266
2018-03-15

Small mammal thought to be extinct rediscovered in Nepal's national park

The hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) is in the list of critically endangered small mammals. It was thought to be extinct from Chitwan National Park as it had not been spotted again after its first spotting in 1984.

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#116267
2018-03-15

13 European countries to protect great bustard

Delegates from 13 European countries on Thursday agreed on transboundary conservation measures for the great bustard - the heaviest flying bird in Europe.

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#116268
2018-03-15

Dramatic Photos Show How Sand Mining Threatens a Way of Life in Southeast Asia

Vietnam is a prime example of a little-known global threat: the mining of river sand to build the world’s booming cities.

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#116269
2018-03-15

Activists eye bigger roles for local officials, businesses in Indonesia’s orangutan protection plan

The Indonesian government is drafting another 10-year guideline for orangutan conservation that aims to staunch the decline in the population of the critically endangered great ape.

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#116270
2018-03-15

Swapping Debt for Ocean Conservation

A new initiative is exchanging the alleviation of national debt for government initiatives aimed at preserving marine ecosystems.

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#116271
2018-03-15

Report: Unchecked Climate Change Will Lead to Widespread Biodiversity Loss

The world will see enormous losses of biodiversity across all species groups on every continent by the end of this century if we do not make deep cuts to global greenhouse emissions, according to groundbreaking research from the WWF and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at the University of ...

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