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timberbiz -4 hours ago

SETA forestry scientist says ABC should do better fact checks

Spokesperson for South East Timber Association (SETA) Peter Rutherford, a forestry scientist of 40 years standing, claims the RMIT/ABC fact check on prescribed burning rates in NSW had failed to compare correct data sets. Source: Timberbiz “Fire researcher, Dr Philip Zylstra stated that prescribed burning rates have increased markedly in NSW and claimed that burning by state agencies was...

ScienceDaily -22 hours ago

Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected by climate extremes such as hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, droughts and fires....

CBD -yesterday

Climate change, humans causing Earth''s biodiverse ecosystems to collapse: Study

Climate change and pressure from human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, according to a study published on Monday....

CBD -yesterday

Tackling environmental problems requires integrated approach

Last November, the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment took place in Durban, South Africa. It brought together African governments, policymakers, development partners and civil society organisations to deliberate on pressing environmental challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate change and plastic pollution....

CBD -yesterday

A Wild Ride: Wildlife In Sri Lanka

If you're on a wildlife escapade in Sri Lanka, hold your breath because the country's natural bounty is about to knock the wind out of you. A growing ecotourism hotspot, Sri Lanka boasts of an incredible number of endemic species and biodiversity....

World Bank -4 days ago

Road to Kunming: Economics and Finance for Biodiversity

PROGRAM SUMMARY The development objective of this activity is to raise awareness among staff in ministries of finance and other sector ministries of WB client countries and among international financial sector stakeholders of the importance and opportunity of investing in biodiversity and ecosystem services sustainable management. CHALLENGE ...

CBD -4 days ago

#OceanWeek2020 - Seven days of events, discussions and activities in Brussels and beyond

Ocean Week 2020 is seven days of events, discussions and activities in Brussels and beyond that will put the spotlight on the huge threats faced by marine species and habitats, while offering real solutions on how to solve them. We need thriving biodiversity in our oceans to support life on earth....

CBD -4 days ago

Italy's Conte Proposes Introducing Provision On Environmental Protection In Constitution

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte proposed on Friday introducing a provision on environmental protection and conservation of biodiversity in the republic's constitution....

CBD -5 days ago

New Zealand has been a life-raft for unique species - but now they must adapt or die

Our nation has been in a biodiversity crisis for more than 100 years, but the climate crisis could push our at-risk animals to the brink...

CBD -5 days ago

Australian fires underline pope's focus on biodiversity in Laudato Si'

The devastation unleashed on wildlife by the ongoing bushfires in Australia underscores a key dimension of the worldview sketched by Pope Francis in his 2015 encyclical, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home."...

Springer -6 days ago

Trade-offs between economic profitability, erosion risk mitigation and biodiversity in the management of uneven-aged Abies alba Mill. stands

Abstract Key message Multi-objective forest planning methods were used to assess the trade-offs between three ecosystem services: timber production, erosion protection and biodiversity. The use of trade-off analysis helps to define proper weights for the managem...

WRI -6 days ago

China Can Lead Global Green Trade Drive

China Can Lead Global Green Trade Drive Comments|Add Comment|PrintCargo ship near San Francisco. Photo by Thomas Hawk/flickr A version of this post originally appeared in China Daily. As we approach the Year of the Rat and begin a new 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, three profound challenges face the world: how to build a more stable and efficient trading system, tackle climate change, and...

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