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18/8/2014
Finally there's good news on climate change: We have part of the solution, and it's already working. For a long time, experts have theorized that indigenous people in forest communities and their management of these forests are critical ...   
18/8/2014
Elephant poaching has driven down the population across Africa by an average of two per cent per year since 2010 according to a major study into the effect of the illegal Chinese ivory trade on the world’s largest land animal. Scientists ...   
18/8/2014
The numbers of reported Ebola virus cases and deaths "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the crisis" health workers at Ebola outbreak sites in four West African countries have told the United Nations World Health Organization, WHO. The deadly ...   
18/8/2014
Without climate change mitigation policies, half of the world could face extreme water scarcity before the end of the century, a study has found. However, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) also warned that poorly ...   
18/8/2014
Brazil’s Socialist Party (PSB) is expected to name former environment minister Marina Silva to run for the presidency after former candidate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash. Silva, who was set to run as Campos’ vice-president, is a ...   
16/8/2014
Climate change is altering the way some scientists are trying to save endangered plant and animal species from extinction. For nearly 100 years, conservationists have focused preservation efforts on maintaining species' historical ranges ...   
16/8/2014
A second wave of highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians has made contact with outsiders in Brazil`s Amazon rainforest, just weeks after Brazilian experts warned of "genocide" and "extermination" of the tribe. The group of around two dozen Indians ...   
15/8/2014
After long focusing on fuel economy and energy production, environmentalists and scientists are now promoting a diet of more plants and less meat to slow climate change — but why?It's a problem with efficiency. Industrial farm-animal ...   
15/8/2014
The exact origin of the nickname "The Empire State" is unclear to historians. Most agree that it dates back to the early 19th century, due to the vast wealth and resources of the state, or perhaps because of the Erie Canal's role in opening up ...   
15/8/2014
Ebola outbreaks may become more frequent because of climate change, scientists have warned, as the deadly disease ravages four countries across West Africa. Nearly 2,000 people have caught Ebola since the epidemic started in February. ...   
15/8/2014
The latest list of the world's most highly cited researchers features few scientists based in developing countries -- and none from Africa outside South Africa -- exposing the North--South divide and raising questions on how the impact of science ...   
15/8/2014
New statistical and open data platforms are being set up to remedy long-standing challenges of development data access across Africa, promising to improve services and increase transparency. Open data on developing countries can be used ...   
15/8/2014
Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga likened the impact of climate change on Pacific island nations to "a weapon of mass destruction" Friday, saying strong global leadership on the issue was needed. File photo taken in February 2004 shows ...   
15/8/2014
Arapaima, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish, has been fished to extinction in some communities in South America, a new study has found. The arapaima can grow up to 10 foot long (3m) and weigh more than 28 stone (181kg). Its ...   
14/8/2014
Do methane bubbles in the Arctic signal a new level in our dangerous game with climate change? I was passing through Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport last Sunday, on my way home with my two sons. We'd just spent the past 13 days in the ...   
14/8/2014
There has been a spike in elephant deaths in Sumatra this year, and conversion of rainforest to plantations is one of the main causes, according to the Indonesian Elephant Conservation Forum, or FKGI. The number of Sumatran elephants (Elephas ...   
14/8/2014
Indian mining giant Adani has won approval to build a rail line to one of the world’s biggest coal ports near the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland’s coordinator-general on Thursday ticked off on plans for a 300km rail line linking the ...   
14/8/2014
Though empathy is something generally shared among humans, it is still up for debate whether or not other animals share this trait, and to what extent. Results of a new study indicate that bonobo monkeys have very similar empathetic capabilities ...   
14/8/2014
Soy consumption in China and Europe is having significant ecological impacts in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, finds a study published in Environmental Research Letters. The research, led by Michael Lathuillière from the University ...   
14/8/2014
Every year, thousands of hectares of Indonesian forest are illegally burned by development companies. However, Indonesia’s Minister of Environment, Balthasar Kambuaya, is optimistic that legal charges over such fires can be completed – even ...   
14/8/2014
More than 20 members of an isolated Amazonian tribe have made contact with the Brazilian authorities amid growing fears that they are being driven from their forest home by drug smugglers or illegal loggers. The outreach – effectively a ...   
14/8/2014
As the Ebola virus is ravaging parts of West Africa, recent reports are linking the outbreak to past studies holding climate change accountable for the uptick in viral diseases. In 2006, a study published in the journal Transactions of ...   
13/8/2014
Seven palm oil giants have agreed to fund a study that will define what constitutes "High Carbon Stock" (HCS) forest, a move that will potentially determine the fate of ecosystems around the world as more companies commit to "zero-deforestation" ...   
13/8/2014
In Northeastern Nicaragua, abutting the coastal Caribbean town of Bluefields, lie two nature reserves - Cerro Silva and Punta Gorda - that are embroiled in a bitter battle for survival against the speedily encroaching agricultural frontier. The ...   
13/8/2014
The Governor of Aceh Province, Indonesia appears unwilling to implement a mining moratorium, despite repeated statements he intends to do so. Governor Zaini Abdullah, a co-founder of the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM), has said on several ...   

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