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#5786

World Oceans Day 2018 (http://www.un.org/en/events/oceansday/)

8 June 2018, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5784

World Bee Day 2018

20 May 2018, New York, United States of America

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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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#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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#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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#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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#116274
2018-03-15

What’s Really ‘Green’? A Look Beef Finishing on Feedlots

In my last post, I used a science-based green purchasing framework to evaluate sustainability of cattle grazing operations. The first two steps were to identify (1) key impacts of poorly managed ranches, and (2) solutions to each impact. Here I repeat this exercise for beef feedlots. Given the d ...

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#116244
2018-03-14

WWF, World Scouting forge global partnership for a healthy planet

WWF and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) are deepening their collaboration to drive global awareness and action on nature and the environment, in recognition of the enormous challenges facing our planet and the important role of young people in creating a more sustainable world.

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#116247
2018-03-14

Interface and Levi's on what the fabric of sustainability feels like in 2030

Modular carpet manufacturer Interface and apparel company Levi Strauss & Co. long have been at the forefront of sustainable innovation. SustainAbility’s Aiste Brackley sat down with Erin Meezan, chief sustainability officer at Interface, and Michael Kobori, VP of sustainability at Levi Strauss & ...

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#116227
2018-03-08

Two new species of stone centipedes found hiding in larch forests in China

Scientists described two species of previously unknown stone centipedes from China. Now housed at the Hengshui University, China, where all members of the team work, the studied specimens were all collected in the leaf litter or under rocks in larch forests.

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#116229
2018-03-08

Red sea Islands free from plastic’ initiative launches campaign for waste disposal

The Red Sea Marine Park Authority launched on Thursday the campaign “Keep this beauty intact for the next generations because it is national economic wealth” in response to warnings from the United Nations on the dangers of plastic waste for maritime life in seas and oceans.

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#116233
2018-03-08

Sustaining Tourism, The Hard Way

In the past decade the tourism debate has seen a shift beyond the recognition of the sector as the engine of growth and development and job opportunities. Global warming, depleting habitat cover for wildlife and other species, increasing population, excess exposure of destinations, have brought ...

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#116172
2018-03-05

UNESCO launches BIOPALT project to safeguard Lake Chad

The UNESCO Deputy Director-General, Getachew Engida, officially launched the BIOsphere and Heritage of Lake Chad (BIOPALT) project at the International Conference on Lake Chad, held on 26 February 2018. The BIOPALT project aims to increase knowledge of Lake Chad, restore wetlands, rehabilitate w ...

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#116150
2018-03-01

New wax plant named after Inday Sara

Davao City – A team of experts in biodiversity named a species of the Philippine Hoya found in the province of Dinagat Islands in Caraga region after City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

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#116156
2018-03-01

Search for vanishing frogs leads to discovery of new species

FIU biologist Alessandro Catenazzi went in search of vanishing frogs in the Amazon. What he found was an entirely new species.

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#116122
2018-02-28

CPAWS celebrates “historic investment” in nature conservation in Federal Budget 2018

This unprecedented investment will support Canada’s efforts to achieve its commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and 10% of our ocean by 2020, delivering on the Prime Minister’s promise that Canada will achieve and substantially exceed this target in the coming years.

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#116134
2018-02-28

Here are promising strategies for addressing climate adaptation with green bonds

To date, "green bonds" have been seen as the primary vehicle for environmental or social impact in the fixed-income market. Green bond issuance has grown significantly since the market was initiated in 2007, with offerings by the European Investment Bank and the World Bank.

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#116102
2018-02-27

Climate change threatens King penguins, say scientists

Climate change is likely to have a devastating impact on King penguins if global warming continues at its present rate, scientists warn.“The main issue is that there is only a handful of islands in the Southern Ocean and not all of them are suitable to sustain large breeding colonies,” said Robi ...

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#116103
2018-02-27

One of World’s Oldest Animals Records Ocean Climate Change

The sea is home to some 5,000 species of sponges. These multicelled animals first appeared about 800 million years ago. Although they lack muscles, bones, and a nervous system, one particular species has something that scientists want: information on the state of the climate thousands of years ago.

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#116108
2018-02-27

Brazilian study discovers six new species of silky antieaters

Since the pioneering description made in 1758 by Swedish naturalist and father of taxonomy Carl Nilsson Linnaeus (1707-1778), there was officially one single silky anteater species. This short-snouted, pigmy-sized anteater would then be known for its scientific name, Cyclopes didactyla, after it ...

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#116091
2018-02-26

New Shark Species Discovered In Atlantic Ocean: Here's What Makes The Third Sixgill Shark So Special

A team of scientists have discovered a new shark species, specifically the third kind of sixgill shark, in the Atlantic Ocean. What differentiates the Atlantic sixgill shark from its cousins in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, and why are these sharks so special?

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#116073
2018-02-22

Cryptic New Species of Shark Identified: Atlantic Sixgill Shark

The sixgill sharks of the genus Hexanchus are large, rarely encountered deep-sea sharks. With ancestors dating back over 250 million years, well before dinosaurs, they are among the oldest creatures on Earth.

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#116079
2018-02-22

U.S. cities are the vanguard for a sustainable future

In the absence of federal leadership on climate change, America’s cities have become the vanguard of the country’s efforts to create a sustainable future. Recently, 233 mayors from 46 states and territories, representing 51 million residents across the country, have signed an open letter opposin ...

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#116081
2018-02-22

Climate Change Checkup, February 2018

As La Niña runs its course and continues to prevent global temperatures from reaching new record highs, there is still much to report about global warming and its effects on the atmosphere and ocean — some good, but mostly bad.

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#116087
2018-02-22

Bleached coral reefs to heal by 2022 Coral reef monitoring takes to the skies

Why are scientists turning to aerial images to monitor the health of ecosystems found beneath the ocean’s surface? Coral reefs support millions of species ranging from single-celled algae to sharks and sea turtles. However, this diversity, coupled with the scattered and often remote (underwater) ...

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#116062
2018-02-21

These women from the Western Ghats are championing the cause of environmental conservation

This is the story of a collective in the hinterlands of the Western Ghats where ecologically conscious women are taking it upon themselves to conserve nature, preserve biodiversity and also provide sustainable livelihoods to the people around.

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#116065
2018-02-21

Biomimicry: Learn from nature’s genius

During African Utility Week’s keynote session on 16 May 2018, Janisch will address attendees on 'Biomimicry: Learn from and emulate nature’s genius to create more sustainable designs.'

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#116066
2018-02-21

Ocean College: Guardians of the rainforest

This was to be a very special day: We'd spent the whole week at the One World Farm, a wildlife sanctuary in the rainforest of Costa Rica. The aim here isn't just to protect the rainforest and those who live in it, but to give volunteers a chance to get a taste of life within it and learn more ab ...

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#116067
2018-02-21

Dust in Wind Could be Key to Predicting Climate Change

According to a recent study published in the journal Science Advances, dust that blew into the North Pacific Ocean could help illuminate why the Earth’s climate cooled 2.7 million years ago.

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#116069
2018-02-21

How green is your brasserie?

I was 10 years old when the mad cow disease scandal broke and I realized for the first time that the food I ate could be dangerous.I had no idea where my food came from and no way of understanding the potential negative impact it could have on my health. This was just the first of a series of fo ...

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#116039
2018-02-20

Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law'

The global tide of ocean plastic pollution is a clear violation of international law, campaigners say. They have been urging for a new global treaty to tackle the problem.

News Headlines
#116041
2018-02-20

Deposit schemes reduce drink containers in the ocean by 40 percent

Plastic waste in the ocean is a global problem; some eight million metric tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year.

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#116016
2018-02-19

Canada to introduce mandatory reporting of whale interactions this year

The phrase "Save the Whales" will take on new importance for Canadian fishermen in 2018 as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans introduces mandatory reporting for interactions Canada's commercial fishing fleets have with marine mammals.

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#116019
2018-02-19

Supporting a shift to more sustainable fishing

The global seafood trade is estimated to be worth about $140 billion. However, the health of fisheries and ocean ecosystems are increasingly being put at risk by overfishing, as well as illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing. In 2016, such practices accounted for one quarter of all fish caught.

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#116027
2018-02-19

New moth species discovered in Denmark

Scientists have discovered a new species of moth in northern Europe, which was previously unknown to science.It is a type of moth from the family Gelechiidae and the scientists have given it the Latin name, Anarsia innoxiella.

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#116029
2018-02-19

Biodiversity loss raises risk of 'extinction cascades'

New research shows that the loss of biodiversity can increase the risk of "extinction cascades," where an initial species loss leads to a domino effect of further extinctions.

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#115998
2018-02-16

Researcher Discovers New Ant Species, Calls For Gov’t Support On Biodiversity Studies

A young local researcher has discovered a rare ant genus Leptanilla in Ilha Verde, which represents the second record for this genus in Southern China. Leong Chi Man, a master student at Taiwan National University, discovered the rare ant early last year and has named it Leptanilla macauensis, r ...

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#116007
2018-02-16

Starfish can see in the dark (among other amazing abilities)

If you go down to the shore today, you're sure of a big surprise. Many will have witnessed the presence of a starfish or two when visiting the seashore or a public aquarium. Starfish come in an exciting range of colours and sizes, but have you ever given a thought to how this multi-armed wonder ...

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#115976
2018-02-15

Natural capital and its preservation is essential to financial system stability

Natural capital has recently come to the fore with recognition that it is "critical for virtually all kinds of production, and [that] most of the SDGs are either directly concerned with or strongly dependent on natural capital". This is according to the recent EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) o ...

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#115978
2018-02-15

Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae

When simulating future environmental conditions, researchers confront a problem: Laboratory experiments are easy to control and to reproduce, but are insufficient to mimic the complexity of natural ecosystems. In contrast, experiments under real conditions in nature are much more complicated and ...

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#115955
2018-02-14

Drugs and plastics threatening ocean and human health

In a series of presentations at the recent 2018 Ocean Science Meeting organised by the American Geophysical Union in Portland, Oregon, US scientists report that everything from Prozac to plastic microbeads and antibiotics are finding their way into the ocean at levels sufficient to cause harm. M ...

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#115956
2018-02-14

Sir David Amess joins crusade against plastic in the oceans

Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, signed a pledge to #PassOnPlastic with Sky Ocean Rescue.Launched last month, Sky Ocean Rescue aims to shine a spotlight on the issues of ocean health, particularly single-use plastic, and inspire people to make small changes.

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#115966
2018-02-14

Central Africa: Conserving Congo Basin's Forests - Cameroon Employs Fresh Impetus

A national forum which opened in Yaounde, Tuesday February 13, 2018, seeks to redynamise efforts to ensure the sustainable use of forest resources in Central Africa.

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#115969
2018-02-14

Projecting the impacts of climate change

How might climate change affect the acidification of the world's oceans or air quality in China and India in the coming decades, and what climate policies could be effective in minimizing such impacts? To answer such questions, decision makers routinely rely on science-based projections of physi ...

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#115971
2018-02-14

To Save the Ocean Now, Museum Aims to Map Species of the Past

As New York’s American Museum of Natural History digitizes its vast collections, it wants to use that historic data to help scientists understand how imperiled ecosystems are changing today. But coders at a recent hackathon discovered just how big a challenge that is.

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