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Climate Change
National Post (Canada), 2019-05-24
LANGEOOG, Germany — Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald’s restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above.
Voice of America, 2019-05-24
Chile's 12,000 square kilometer (4,633 square mile) Southern Patagonia Ice Field split in two and is likely to continue to fracture amid climate change, according to a team of Chilean scientists who were in the region in March.
World Economic Forum, 2019-05-24
The sea around Lautoka City, Fiji's second-largest urban area, is rising 6 millimeters per year.
United Press International (UPI), 2019-05-24
May 24 (UPI) -- Hundreds of thousands of students around the world are expected to take part in a global event Friday to draw attention to the fight against climate change.
Endangered Species
Guardian (UK), 2019-05-24
A newly reclassified species of lizard that is native to areas now paved by Melbourne’s suburbs could become the first reptile on mainland Australia to be declared extinct.
Forest Biodiversity
Mongabay.com, 2019-05-24
In 2007, Richard Branson, the British business magnate, offered a $25 million prize to anyone who can invent a device capable of removing significant volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Inland Waters Biodiversity
Shine, 2019-05-24
The Yangtze River Basin has unique biodiversity due to its distinctive geological history, topography and geographical location.
Invasive Alien Species
Independent (UK), 2019-05-24
Cindy Shaw, a carbon-research scientist with the Canadian Forest Service, studies the boreal forest — the world’s most northerly forest, which circles the top of the globe like a ring of hair around a balding head.
Tourism and Biodiversity
France24, 2019-05-24
Thirty years after Saddam Hussein starved them of water, Iraq's southern marshes are blossoming once more thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down their replenished river bends.
Phys.org, 2019-05-24
With an ever-growing list of threats facing biodiversity on multiple scales, conservationists struggle to determine which to address.
EurekAlert, 2019-05-24
Understanding how people use and experience important places for living nature is essential for effectively managing and monitoring human activities and conserving biodiversity.
Phys.org, 2019-05-24
One hundred camera traps, developed specifically for the automatic counting and recognition of insects, will be placed throughout the Netherlands this summer.
BirdLife International, 2019-05-24
You may have seen the recent news that one million species are at risk of extinction.
Science Daily, 2019-05-24
Research carried out into the impact of changes to chimpanzee habitats found they have adapted to human developments in a number of ways -- including learning how to cross roads safely and the best times to visit human habitats -- but their survival is still threatened.


Climate Change
Phys.org, 2019-05-23
Climate change that has warmed the world's oceans has prompted a "worrying" northward migration among some communities of the smallest organisms in the sea: plankton.
Guardian (UK), 2019-05-23
'I feel empowered and scared': pupils speak before climate strike We asked children around the world to tell us why they will be taking part in Friday’s climate strikes. Here’s what they said
Chemicals and Pollution
SciDev.net, 2019-05-23
[SÃO PAULO] The harmful effects of microplastics on the marine environment are widely documented.
Cities and Biodiversity
CTV (Canada), 2019-05-23
The borough of St-Laurent is setting up the first urban biodiversity corridor in Quebec to combat hot spots.
Communication, Education and Public Awareness
EurekAlert, 2019-05-23
Understanding how people use and experience important places for living nature is essential for effectively managing and monitoring human activities and conserving biodiversity.
Endangered Species
Mongabay.com, 2019-05-23
Grassroots efforts are key to protecting eastern and western hoolock gibbons.
Japan Times, 2019-05-23
SEOUL - An endangered bird was reintroduced to the wild by South Korean authorities Wednesday, four decades after it went extinct on the peninsula.
Inland Waters Biodiversity
United Press International (UPI), 2019-05-23
May 22 (UPI) -- As Earth's temperatures continue to rise, freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic are becoming unusually warm -- too warm for many native species.
International Day for Biological Diversity
Deutsche Welle, 2019-05-23
More than 27,000 species worldwide are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation and Nature.
ILoveQatar.net, 2019-05-23
The State of Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), marked the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD), which is celebrated every year on May, 22nd.
allAfrica.com, 2019-05-23
South Africa today, 22 May 2019, joins the world in celebrating 26 years of action for biodiversity during the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).
UN News, 2019-05-23
Biodiversity in plant and animal life in the world – in terms of species, habitats and genetics – leads to ecosystems that are healthier, more productive and better able to adapt to challenges like climate change, says the UN, and human activity is threatening the fate of species around the world like never before, according to an alarming new UN report earlier this month.
Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
UN Environment, 2019-05-23
On 10 May, Tompkins Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Government of Chile announced an agreement to create a public-private fund to ensure the future conservation of Chilean Patagonia.
New Era (Windhoek), 2019-05-23
Are Southern African governments allowing resentment against perceived Western finger wagging to cloud their judgement?
Guardian (UK), 2019-05-23
Conservationists have reacted with outrage and concern to a decision by Botswana to lift its ban on elephant hunting.


Climate Change
Earther, 2019-05-22
How we talk about climate change is rapidly shifting as the ramifications of unchecked carbon pollution become ever clearer.

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