Biodiversity

Preserving Biodiversity Vital to reverse Tide Of climate Change, Un Stresses On International...

The food people eat around the world is becoming “alarmingly homogenous” according to UN data, even though access to a wide variety of nutritious food has never been greater. That warning comes as the world marks the International Day for...

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Fish Fences Across The Tropical Seas Having Large-scale Devastating Effects

Huge fish fences which are commonly used in tropical seas are causing extensive social, ecological and economic damage and are threatening marine biodiversity and human livelihoods, according to a new study.
Related topics: Medical Research

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The Extinction Crisis Is 'unprecedented In Human History'

A recent landmark United Nations report delivered an alarming assessment of the fate of animal life and biodiversity on Earth. According to the authors—145 experts from fifty countries—up to 1 million species are threatened with extinction, many...

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Brazilian Biodiversity Leader And Benson Hill Expand Partnership To Advance Crop Breeding

"We are eager to expand our relationship with Benson Hill and use CropOS to advance breeding for farmers across Latin America." said Cleber Soares, executive director for Innovation and Technology of Embrapa. "Our work together has demonstrated...

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Biodiversity Loss Has Finally Got Political — and This Means New Thinking On The Left And The...

The world recently discovered that disastrous deterioration in the health of most of the planet's ecosystems means that a million species are threatened with extinction. This is among the findings of the most thorough ever survey of the state of the...
Related topics: Polls

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Study Could Improve Understanding Of How Rare Species Benefit Human Beings

A recent report from the UN suggests we're in the middle of an acute global biodiversity crisis. A new study on rare species' benefits to human beings could help inform policy initiatives seeking to respond to that crisis.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Protecting Rare Species Can Benefit Human Life

Preserving rare species for the sake of global biodiversity has long been the primary focus for conservationists.

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Organic Animal Farms Benefit Birds Nesting In Agricultural Environments

Environmental subsidies for agriculture awarded by the European Union aim to improve biodiversity in agricultural environments. A recently completed Finnish study indicates that the proximity of organic animal farms increases bird numbers, and this...

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Biodiversity Is Key To Kelp Forest Health

An ecosystem is made up of species, populations, communities, and a network of communities across a region.

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Producing Food While Preserving Biodiversity

In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: Nature conservation should either be integrated into agricultural land, or segregated into protected areas in...

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Penguin Poop Helps Biodiversity Bloom In Antarctica

Ammonia from penguin poop gets carried on Antarctic winds, fertilizing mosses and lichens as far as a mile away. Christopher Intagliata reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Antarctica (science), Antarctic

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‘the Biggest Little Farm’ Review: A Solution-oriented Breath Of Fresh Air In An Age Of...

It’s difficult to not begin with a dour note but the global realities stipulate that I must. I type this review as the scary-but-scientific United Nations headlines loom over all of us—biodiversity in crisis—which has fatal implications for...

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Scientists Use Historical Data To Create First Assessment Of Human Impacts On Biodiversity

The way humans use land across the British Isles has changed beyond recognition during the past 8,000 years. But what impact has that had on biodiversity and are there lessons from the past that could enhance conservation practices now and in the...

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Big Brother-style Surveillance Gives New Insight Into Amazon's Hidden Wildlife

Scientists are deploying ultra-sensitive sensors in the Amazon to collect images and sounds of the rainforest's rich biodiversity in real time, in an effort to track preservation efforts.
Related topics: Amazon

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Urgent Action Vital To Stop Twin Crises Of Nature’s Destruction & Climate Change

By Andrew NortonLONDON, May 13 2019 (IPS) The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ report on the global state of biodiversity is shocking but not entirely surprising. The question is, how much more evidence and...

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Fake Blood Flows At Anti-extinction Protest In Paris

Environmental protesters spilled fake blood Sunday on the steps of the Trocadero, a Paris tourist landmark, in a stunt to highlight the accelerated loss of biodiversity on Earth, AFP journalists reported. As sightseers and police looked on, members...
Related topics: Protests, France, Paris, Police

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Opinion: One Million Species Are At Risk Of Disappearing. Humans Should Act Now

This week, the U.N. issued the summary of a report warning of unprecedented declines in biodiversity. Scott Simon makes the case for humankind to assume responsibility for protecting the vulnerable.(Image credit: James Warwick/Getty Images)

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The Way We Eat Is Killing The Planet — Here’s How Tech Can Help

As someone who gets way too excited about delicious food, it really pains me to admit that our modern diets are the largest cause of climate change and biodiversity loss in existence. While it’s usually easier to be blissfully ignorant, yesterday...

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Antarctic Biodiversity Hotspots Exist Wherever Penguins And Seals Poop

Scientists have found that on the desolate Antarctic peninsula, nitrogen-rich poop from colonies of penguins and seals enriches the soil so well that it helps create biodiversity hotspots throughout the region.
Related topics: Antarctic

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From The Field: ‘race Is On’ To Halt Biodiversity Loss In Indonesia

The “race is on” in Indonesia to halt the illegal trade in wildlife and the loss of biodiversity according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP).The “race is on” in Indonesia to halt the illegal trade in wildlife and the loss of...
Related topics: Indonesia

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