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  • 16 foods that are good for you - and the planet
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Agriculture is already one of the biggest contributors to global warming. The greenhouse gases released in the form of methane from cattle and rice farms, nitrous oxide from fertilized fields, and carbon dioxide from deforestation to make space for crops and livestock, add up to more emissions than all our cars, trucks, trains and airplanes combined.
  • Pour nourrir l'Europe en 2050, des prairies et moins d'élevage intensif
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    En adoptant une agriculture agroécologique basée sur la suppression des intrants chimiques, la baisse de l'élevage intensif, et une augmentation des prairies et de l'élevage extensif, l'Europe parviendrait à nourrir «durablement» ses 530 millions d'habitants en 2050, conclut une étude publiée ce mardi.
  • St. Lucia signs on to UN Clean Seas Campaign
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Several other Caribbean countries have also pledged their commitment and support to this worthy cause. This campaign, a call to global action, works with governments, businesses and citizens around the world, to increase awareness of the need to protect our oceans from marine plastic pollution by reducing our production and consumption of single-use plastics and micro-plastics, as well as engaging in safe disposal practices.
  • Not so starry night: light pollution spoils the view for stargazers
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Light pollution is hindering a starry view of the night sky for more than half of people across England, a census has found. Fifty-seven per cent of stargazers struggled to see more than 10 stars, while just 2% of participants said they experienced "truly dark skies" enabling them to count more than 30, according to the research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).
  • Rising ranges of ocean plastics are formally CONFIRMED
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Rising levels of ocean plastics have been confirmed by a study looking at 60 years of data on marine litter found i around the world.
  • Urban "wastelands" are a paradise for bees
    [released on: 15/04/2019]
    A growing appreciation of how bees can thrive in urban environments has led many city dwellers to protect their habitat. Pollinator gardens are a regular feature of neighborhoods and schools; parks and nature sanctuaries are managed with bees in mind. Yet one potentially bee-rich environ still receives relatively little attention: urban wastelands.
  • Climate change targets are slipping out of reach
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    For all the commentary around a transition to a clean energy system, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is still continuing to rise rapidly and shows no sign of slowing down.
  • WWF-approved
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    A group of Memorial students have created a comprehensive biodiversity report of wildlife in Newfoundland and Labrador.The report was launched at an event on campus on Thursday, April 4.
  • Earth from Space: the eye-popping series that zooms in on our planet
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Using high-tech satellites, this breakthrough show captures every corner of the globe in unprecedented detail, giving our planet a health check - and its findings are spectacular
  • La biodiversité du sol améliore les fonctions forestières
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Plus les organismes du sol sont variés, plus une forêt est en mesure de remplir des missions importantes, comme le filtrage de l'eau et de l'air. C'est le résultat d'une étude européenne avec la participation de l'Institut fédéral WSL.
  • RDC: le retour naturel de la forêt tropicale humide dans la savane de Manzonzi
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    La savane artificielle se transforme spontanément en forêt tropicale humide si on arrête d'y mettre le feu chaque année. Telle est la conclusion d'une expérience naturelle menée par des chercheurs du MRAC (Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale à Tervuren), de l'Université de Gand, du WWF et de l'INERA (Institut National pour l'Étude et la Recherche Agronomiques) dans la savane Manzonzi (Mayombe), à l'ouest de la République démocratique du Congo. La restauration de la forêt tropicale humide renforce les capacités de stockage du carbone, mais favorise aussi la biodiversité
  • Akira Miyawaki à l'origine des micro-forêts 100 fois plus riches en biodiversité
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Le botaniste japonais, Akira Miyawaki est le précurseur de la création des micro-forêts natives qui sont 10 fois plus rapide, 30 fois plus dense, avec 100 fois de plus de biodiversité qu'une forêt traditionnelle. L'initiative est baptisée « MiniBigForest » où comment faire pousser 300 arbres sur l'équivalent de 6 places de parking ! Même si cette vision peut paraître surprenante, elle est bien possible. Un couple de Nantais, Stéphanie Saliou et Jim Bouchet, n'ont pas hésité à copier cette idée et y décèle une solution à la crise écologique, d'où l'urgence d'entamer cette révolution arboricole discrète dans l'agglomération nantaise.
  • Forest conservation: How drones can help save our forests from climate change
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    It's no secret that the world's forests are under threat. But while climate change and deforestation are threatening many of the world's most important woodlands, drones may be key to future forest conservation.
  • Largest ever survey of England's forest wildlife
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Forests are an amazing environment to see and hear wildlife," says wildlife TV presenter Michaela Strachan. "From birds nesting, finding food and hunting in the canopy, to the abundance of insects living on the forest floor. There's usually way more life living in a forest than is noticeable at first glance."
  • Cameroon: What Cameroon Can Teach Others About Managing Community Forests
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    A quarter of a century ago, Cameroon passed a law which gave people living on the edge of forests the right to own and manage forest areas.
  • New FAO project supports sustainable management of forests and bioenergy capacity building in Seychelles
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Sustainable management of forests and bioenergy assessment with capacity building in Seychelles are two new projects being supported by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
  • Why Green Pledges Will Not Create the Natural Forests We Need
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Experts agree: Reforesting our planet is one of the great ecological challenges of the 21st century. It is essential to meeting climate targets, the only route to heading off the extinction crisis, and almost certainly the best way of maintaining the planet's rainfall. It could also boost the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of inhabitants of former forest lands.
  • Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Kakapos - the world's fattest species of parrot - have had their most successful breeding season on record, according to New Zealand's Department of Conservation (DOC). The flightless, nocturnal parrots were once one of the country's most common birds, but only 147 adults are left.
  • Danielle Gibas: Safeguarding biodiversity is a challenge we need to step up to meet
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Biodiversity - who cares? My eight-year-old son does. He takes his bug catcher into our garden to collect insects to identify. My teenager does. He helps collect rubbish when we walk on the beach.
  • Jusqu'à 90 perturbateurs endocriniens dans les rivières françaises
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Les rivières françaises brassent en moyenne 41 pesticides suspectés d'être des perturbateurs endocriniens par département, révèle un rapport publié ce 16 avril par l'association Générations futures. Le Calvados détient le record avec 90 substances.
  • La Norvège autorise une mine de cuivre au détriment de la biodiversité arctique
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    En février 2019, le gouvernement norvégien a donné son feu vert pour un gros projet de mine de cuivre en Arctique. Avec à la clé : des boues toxiques néfastes pour la faune aquatique et pour les rennes. La communauté autochtone sami et les associations écolos se mobilisent contre cette « catastrophe environnementale ».
  • Les plantes rares renforcent les écosystèmes
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    L'étude de la biodiversité de terrains dans le monde, de leur capacité à transformer les nutriments, à stocker l'eau ou à fixer le carbone montre que les plus résistants sont ceux qui ont le plus de diversité.
  • Les espèces invasives au secours de la biodiversité à Hawaï
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Dans l'archipel du Pacifique, l'essentiel des oiseaux autochtones a disparu. Ce sont désormais les nouvelles espèces introduites qui dispersent les plantes, tant bien que mal.
  • Blue Planet: The Nature Conservancy unveils $1.6 billion bid to save the oceans
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Global non-profit The Nature Conservancy has announced a $1.6 billion plan to help save and restore the world's oceans by selling "blue bonds" to coastal and island countries.
  • Why Mara wildebeest are unhappy with you
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    -The Serengeti-Mara squeeze, one of the world's most iconic ecosystems, is under pressure -Increased human activity is 'squeezing the wildlife in its core', damaging habitation and disrupting migration routes
  • Researchers explore machine learning to automate sorting of microcapsules in real-time
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Micro-encapsulated CO2 sorbents (MECS)-tiny, reusable capsules full of a sodium carbonate solution that can absorb carbon dioxide from the air-are a promising technology for capturing carbon from the atmosphere.
  • For its health and yours, keep the cat indoors
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported Wednesday.
  • What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times as long as expected. When the two satellites burned up in the Earth's atmosphere at the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018, they had recorded the Earth's gravitational field and its changes over more than 160 months.
  • What's happened to all the plastic rubbish in the Indian Ocean?
    [released on: 17/04/2019]
    Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world's biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody seems to know where it goes.