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2020-01-17

Climate Change
BBC News, 2020-01-17
"The moment of crisis has come" in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. He spoke as BBC News launched a year of special coverage on global warming.
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Fortune, 2020-01-17
Ask a broad swathe of leaders in the public, private, and academic sectors what the most likely risks to the global economy are, and the top five will be variations on environmental destruction.
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Communication, Education and Public Awareness
Jakarta Post, 2020-01-17
The Indonesian Biodiversity Conservation Trust Fund (Kehati) Foundation has returned with its awards event and is now looking for six individuals or groups that have made significant contributions to protecting the country's biodiversity to receive a 2020 Kehati Award.
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Eco-Business, 2020-01-17
The narrative of the year will be if 2020 will be a turning point for the better or for the worse, says World Resources Institute president Andrew Steer. What stories should be watching out for?
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Castanet.net, 2020-01-17
Humankind likes to think of itself as inventors and innovators, but the truth is Mother Nature has already created it. A new exhibit at the Okanagan Science Centre opens today that examines how 'man's' great inventions are based on things already found in nature.
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The South African, 2020-01-17
Two Oceans Aquarium is giving in-love (or in-like) couples a unique opportunity to spend the most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day – at the most romantic place – the Two Oceans Aquarium located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
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CIFOR, 2020-01-17
Africa - “Batela zamba, tokobatela zamba, toloni nzete, tokobatela zamba” – let’s protect our forests and plant trees – sing 500 elementary school students in unison at the Public School of Lusambila, in rural Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Conference of the Parties
CGTN, 2020-01-17
The proportion of good quality surface water in China reached 74.9 percent at the end of 2019, up 3.9 percentage points compared to a year earlier, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on Friday.
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Endangered Species
BBC News, 2020-01-17
Kangaroo Island in South Australia has been likened to a Noah's Ark for its unique ecology. But after fierce bushfires tore through the island this week, there are fears it may never fully recover.
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Financial Resources and Mechanism
Science (AAAS), 2020-01-17
In their Letter “Solve the biodiversity crisis with funding” (20 September 2019, p. 1256), J. Malcom et al. called on the U.S. Congress to fund wildlife conservation programs to protect biodiversity. We agree that such funding is critically important, but we were disappointed that their discussion of biodiversity did not include plants.
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Forest Biodiversity
Aljazeera, 2020-01-17
Last year, the journal Science published a study that made a bold - and elegantly simple - claim: To mitigate climate change, plant a trillion new trees.
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Mongabay (India), 2020-01-17
Cooking gas is an unnecessary luxury, said Simaru Kandi from Musapada village in Odisha’s Puri district. “Nature has given us all resources to lead a bountiful life,” explained Simaru. “Whenever we need firewood, we go, pick some dry branches from the forest near the village. At other times we use cow-dung as fuel.”
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Gender and Biodiversity
Washington Post, 2020-01-17
Nalini Nadkarni didn’t play with Barbies as a girl. She was too busy climbing the maple trees in her front yard in Bethesda, Md.The forest ecologist might seem an unlikely person to help design and promote Barbie dolls. But over the past six months, she has been inspiring girls worldwide to play with dolls that have a magnifying glass and all-terrain boots instead of tiaras and high heels.
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Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
WebWire, 2020-01-17
New research tracking the migrations of leatherback turtles after leaving their nesting grounds in French Guiana shows that they must travel almost twice as far as groups previously observed to reach feeding grounds.
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Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
Sustainability Times, 2020-01-17
The planet is experiencing a mass extinction of species and we are the cause of it. But we can do something about it while there’s still time. We can stop cutting down forests. We can stop further fragmenting already fragmented wildlife habitats. And we can stop poaching endangered species.
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Research and Science
Science alert, 2020-01-17
Scientists have reported on another devastating biological disaster, caused by a patch of abnormally warm water in the Pacific Ocean known as 'the Blob'.
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Cosmos, 2020-01-17
Scientists studying ocean cores have found new clues as to whether it was indeed an asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs. For years, most scientists presumed that the asteroid, which hit near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula 66 million years ago, was the culprit.
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Science Daily, 2020-01-17
A new study shows that there is a huge disproportion in the level of funding for social science research into the greatest challenge in combatting global warming -- how to get individuals and societies to overcome ingrained human habits to make the changes necessary to mitigate climate change.
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Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
Science (AAAS), 2020-01-17
A new agreement is being negotiated under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to provide legally binding mechanisms to protect the marine environment and to conserve and ensure the sustainable use of marine biodiversity on the high seas (international waters in areas beyond national jurisdiction) (1).
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European Parliament (News), 2020-01-17
Plant and animal species are disappearing at an ever faster rate due to human activity. What are the causes and why does biodiversity matter? Biodiversity, or the variety of all living things on our planet, has been declining at an alarming rate in recent years, mainly due to human activities, such as land use changes, pollution and climate change.
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2020-01-16

Climate Change
CNBC, 2020-01-16
As the climate crisis intensifies, and as the wide-ranging economic impacts are felt up and down supply chains across continents, leaders from companies, governments and financial institutions cannot ignore the mounting economic risks, a report from McKinsey published Thursday says.
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Fast Company, 2020-01-16
At an intense level of combined heat and humidity—a “wet bulb” reading of 35 degrees Celsius, hotter and more humid than humans have ever experienced—the air will become so muggy that people can’t sweat and their organs begin to shut down.
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TIME, 2020-01-16
A peculiar theme park in the Hague celebrates the history of the Netherlands through a series of miniature models. The Madurodam features little canals, old-fashioned windmills, tiny tulips and, amid it all, an homage to Royal Dutch Shell, the oil giant that is the biggest company in the country and, by revenue, the second largest publicly traded oil-and-gas company in the world.
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Agriculture and Biodiversity
News Ghana, 2020-01-16
Farmers in Ghana have been urged to adopt organic farming practices to increase and sustain agriculture production, ensure food security and protect the environment from pollution.
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Communication, Education and Public Awareness
Grist, 2020-01-16
It was the late 1980s, and the headlines warned of acid rain, air pollution, and contaminated water. So John Javna, then a writer best known for books found on the back of toilets, traveled from drought-stricken California to Washington, D.C., with his backpack, looking for practical advice on how to save the world.
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Pacific Daily News, 2020-01-16
Guam high school students will help educate third graders on the importance of coral reefs to our island as part of the 15th year of the Guardians of the Reef program. The young educators will teach elementary schoolers about the threats reefs face, and actions they can take to help preserve these valuable resources.
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BBC News, 2020-01-16
The 10 years to the end of 2019 have been confirmed as the warmest decade on record by three global agencies.
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Slow Food, 2020-01-16
As a joyful celebration of nature, the United Nations (UN) declared 2020 as the year of plant health. “The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched the United Nations’ International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for 2020, which aims to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.”
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Endangered Species
CTV (Canada), 2020-01-16
he world is facing the "moment of crisis" on climate change and cannot delay action any longer, British naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough warned in an interview broadcast Thursday.
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Phys.org, 2020-01-16
On an island famed as Australia's "Galapagos" for its unique and abundant wildlife, rescuers are racing to save rare animals in a bushfire-ravaged landscape.
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