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CBD -2 days ago

First African Protected Areas Congress: A Watershed Event For Africa's Parks And Wildlife

The first African Protected Areas Congress is scheduled to convene in Nairobi, Kenya, from 18 to 23 November 2019....

Mongabay -3 days ago

Colombian investors push Pacific port project, threatening biodiversity hotspot

Emboldened by a right-wing president and congressional approval, a Colombian public-private partnership is working through a licensing process to build a deepwater “megaport” on the country’s northern Pacific coast. Arquimedes S.A., the shareholder group behind the project, aims to build the country’s second major port on the Pacific coast to accommodate supertankers, an industrial park [&...

CBD -4 days ago

Canada needs to triple the amount of protected land and water to tackle 'nature emergency': report

Biodiversity is declining faster than at any other time in human history, study finds...

CBD -5 days ago

Smart wastewater management can help reduce air pollution

"Walk along the Bagmati river in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, and you are hit by a pervasive stench, underlining the fact that poor wastewater management worsens air pollution," says Birguy Lamizana, a UN Environment specialist on wastewater and pollution....

CBD -5 days ago

India's water crisis could be helped by better building, planning

Severe drought threatens the country, and poor infrastructure is making it worse. But there are potential solutions....

CBD -6 days ago

Jamaican women tackle the climate crisis on all sides

Globally, startling changes in the environment disproportionately affect women in developing countries, largely because of their lower economic and social status. In Jamaica, women head about 46 percent of households and bear the brunt of responsibility for shelter, water, and food security....

Mongabay -1 week ago

Study examines how the Atlantic surfclam is successfully adapting to climate change

Global climate change poses a severe threat to marine life, but scientists have found at least one species that appears to be successfully adapting to warmer ocean waters. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that, even without factoring in the impacts of fishing, global animal biomass in […]...

CBD -1 week ago

Indian steelmakers face water issues

India's steelmakers, more accustomed to securing raw materials such as iron ore and coal, are keeping another key resource in their sights: Water....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Using environmental DNA sampling to monitor the invasion of nonnative Esox lucius (northern pike) in the Columbia River basin, USA

Aquatic invasive species are recognized as a global threat to conservation of native species and a cost to society. To develop effective suppression and monitoring programs for invasive species, fisheries managers require accurate, affordable, and efficient tools for invasive species detection. In the U.S. Pacific Northwest, the rapid expansion of invasive Esox lucius (northern pike) poses threats...

CBD -2 weeks ago

An orphaned dugong becomes a social media influencer in Thailand

"We got lucky she appeared when she did. We were about to get off the water when she popped up out of nowhere," explains Alex Rendell, a Thai actor and conservationist, and founder of the Environmental Education Centre, of his encounter with the seven-month old dugong baby called Marium. "I've been there five times now....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Coral reefs shifting away from equator

Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Using beaver dam analogues for fish and wildlife recovery on public and private rangelands in eastern Oregon

This case study was developed as part of a larger, interdisciplinary research project to assess the social, hydrological, and ecological effects of beaver-related watershed restoration approaches in rangeland streams of the Western United States. It is one of five case studies being undertaken to investigate the social context of beaver- (Castor canadensis) related restoration in western rangeland...