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2019-07-18

Climate Change
New Scientist, 2019-07-18
More than 50 species – including the purple heron, the southern emerald damselfly and the green-jawed tube web spider – have been on the move in the UK over the past decade as climate change takes hold.
World Economic Forum, 2019-07-18
We need to re-examine the relationship between agriculture and climate.
Cities and Biodiversity
Montreal Gazette, 2019-07-18
Montreal's urban forest has a big impact on human health, and yet researchers are just starting to count the trees, and the benefits.
Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity
Mongabay.com, 2019-07-18
Barron Joseph Orr, lead scientist at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is at the forefront of the UN body’s efforts to tackle land degradation.
Endangered Species
New Scientist, 2019-07-18
Seven primate species, two families of rays and thousands more animals, plants and fungi have moved closer to extinction, according to a global analysis
Al Jazeera, 2019-07-18
Survey in Sabah highlights importance of wildlife corridors and commitments to sustainable palm oil and timber.
Invasive Alien Species
Nature, 2019-07-18
Researchers combined sterilization with a bacterium in an attempt to stamp out the Asian tiger mosquito.
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Live Science, 2019-07-18
Climate change is killing the world's coral reefs. But it's not the only factor turning them into white, dead husks.
Migratory Species
Pew Research Center, 2019-07-18
Expert says yes—with good design, enforcement, and management
Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals
UN News, 2019-07-18
Unless progress is accelerated, Asia and the Pacific are on course to miss all of the 17 Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Executive Secretary of the UN regional commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), told UN News at the Organization's Headquarters on Wednesday.
Alliance for Science, 2019-07-18
The African Union (AU) is looking at the possibility of harmonizing biosafety regulations to ensure more effective handling of biotechnology applications in its 55 member-states.
Science Daily, 2019-07-18
A new article examines the potential and uncertainties of attempting genetic rescue, a conservation approach that involves moving a small number of individual animals from one population to another to reduce genetic problems and decrease extinction risk.
Market Intelligence Service, 2019-07-18
Next year could be a very big year for environmental leadership, says Defra secretary, and UK should be at the centre.

2019-07-17

Climate Change
Nature, 2019-07-17
Ursula von der Leyen’s ambitions to strengthen carbon-cutting goals will need support from European Union member states.
Inter Press Service News Agency, 2019-07-17
ILLINOIS, United States, Jul 16 2019 (IPS) - “It has never happened before,” is a sentence that is becoming excessively common in the news due to a changing climate where new extremes are becoming
Deutsche Welle, 2019-07-17
The Fridays for Future youth movement has piled on the pressure; in Germany, politicians are debating a carbon tax.
Agriculture and Biodiversity
UN Environment, 2019-07-17
Washington, D.C. 17 July 2019 — With the world’s population expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050, a major new report shows the global food system must undergo urgent change to ensure there is adequate food for everyone without destroying the planet.
Chemicals and Pollution
Mongabay.com, 2019-07-17
New research finds that thousands of sharks and rays could be entangled in the plastic polluting Earth’s oceans.
Cities and Biodiversity
Inter Press Service News Agency, 2019-07-17
KIGALI, Jul 15 2019 (IPS) - How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that it produces at increased frequencies.
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Guardian (UK), 2019-07-17
The ban on the wasteful discards of healthy and edible fish at sea has failed, according to a Lords report.
Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
CBC (Canada), 2019-07-17
Biodiversity is declining faster than at any other time in human history, study finds
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2019-07-17
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P rotected forest areas will grow by up to 10% under new rules to stop deforestation, the palm oil industry watchdog said on Tuesday, which is working to make the edible oil greener.
Phys.org, 2019-07-17
The Cerrado is the largest savanna region in South America, but compared to the Amazon Forest to the north, it does not attract much attention.
Tourism and Biodiversity
Cosmos, 2019-07-17
The mere sound of the human voice in the wild will send large and medium-sized carnivores into hiding and encourage rodents to prosper, according to new research.
United Press International (UPI), 2019-07-17
July 16 (UPI) -- For 22 years, scientists studied ant populations in the Simpson Desert in northern Australia.
UN Environment, 2019-07-17
This summer, as temperatures have soared across Europe, India, Egypt and many other places, the first reaction of those with access to cooling has often been to crank up the air conditioning.
Guardian (UK), 2019-07-17
For the first time in more than 1,000 years native bears and wolves are coming snout to muzzle with each other among towering oaks and ashes in a slice of British woodland.
EurekAlert, 2019-07-17
Almost 300,000€ is what the Doñana fire cost in terms of biodiversity, according to an estimate done by a University of Cordoba research group.

2019-07-16

Climate Change
CNN, 2019-07-16
Abu Dhabi (CNN)The coastal city of Abu Dhabi is one of the most vulnerable places in the world to the impacts of climate change. It's threatened by rising sea levels and researchers say it could be too hot to live in by the end of this century if global warming trends continue.
Reuters, 2019-07-16
AROSA, Switzerland (Reuters) - The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change.

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