Biodiversity

Small Cities, Large Biodiversity Potential | Anthropocene

Studies of urban wildlife that focus exclusively on large metropolises may overlook conservation opportunities in smaller cities, according to an …

Cities

Tell Your Story

<i>Special to the Philanthropy Journal</i><p>By Kira Sadler<p><i>In the woods, the air is still and quiet. The ground is warm from the sunshine that beats down on</i> …

Storytelling

Capitalize on African biodiversity

Under-exploited plants offer untold medical and economic promise that should be pursued, urges Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.<p>Artemisinin, ginkgolides, quinine, …

Biological Species

Researchers overturn wisdom regarding efficacy of next-generation DNA techniques

Metagenomics enables us to investigate microbial ecology at a much larger scale than ever before and sheds light upon the previously invisible …

Ecology

Reports sound alarm bells for Swiss biodiversity

<b>Biological diversity in Switzerland faces alarming challenges, with more endangered animals and plants than in most other European countries, reports</b> …

European News

Ikea to open new £100 million store with biodiversity garden and rooftop pavilion

The Swedish home furnishing company has said this will be the most sustainable Ikea store to date in the UK.<p>• Ikea has been granted full planning …

Greenwich, UK

24matins.uk

World Europe's first 'eTree' puts down roots in central France<p>News Barcelona set to confirm Valverde as new coach on Monday<p>World Macron hosts Putin …

Extinction

The Guardian view on biodiversity: the lightness of the whale

Experts warn that Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun – and humans are to blame. Can Hope help us to confront biological annihilation?<p>A single blue whale, even with a skeleton of 4.5 tonnes, weighs imperceptibly in the world’s scales when biological annihilation is set on the other side. Yet …

Opinion

How to Feed the World Without Killing the Planet?

As it is practiced today, agriculture is one of the biggest environmental offenders – yet it is necessary for our survival. Agriculture contributes …

Agriculture

Changes in conservation planning can benefit vulnerable mammals: New research provides the first biological map of priority areas that capture several dimensions of mammalian biodiversity

New research provides the first biological map of priority areas that capture several dimensions of mammalian biodiversity<p>New research underscores …

Colorado

Cape Town wears the biodiversity crown‚ says UN expert

Cape Town is the most biodiverse urban area in the world‚ says the leader of the UN’s City and Biodiversity Outlook Project‚ Thomas Elmqvist.

Cape Town

Farmers join fight against Adani coalmine over environmental concerns

More than 2,000 farmers and agriculture leaders express concern proposed Carmichael coalmine could affect groundwater, biodiversity and climate change<p>• Support our independent journalism and critical reporting on the environment by giving a one-off or monthly contribution<p>A group of Australian …

Environment

Decline in biodiversity as climate change increases ice-free areas on Antarctica

There could be serious implication for biodiversity on Antarctica, with ice-free areas on the continent expected to increase by up to 25 per cent by …

Climate Change

Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat

Ice-free areas of Antarctica -- home to more than 99 percent of the continent's terrestrial plants and animals -- could expand by more than 17,000 …

Climate Change

Urban nature: What kinds of plants and wildlife flourish in cities?

Biodiversity refers to the variety of all living things on Earth, but people often have very specific ideas of what it means. If you run an online …

Ecology

A third of marine megafauna died in a mass extinction that we didn’t even know about

Ancient climate change was to blame.<p>Death is a part of life. Things have to die so other things can be born et cetera et cetera circle of life hakuna matata. It’s hard to get that broken up about some giant aquatic sloths that no longer roam the oceans in search of sea grass. We never experienced …

Animals

A success story in eco conservation

The Kolayad grama panchayat here could not have done a better job for its biodiversity conservation and environmental protection than firm …

Panchayat

Kemper System Helps Huddersfield Uni Build on Bio Diversity

As universities adjust their business models in response to changes in funding structures, university campuses have seen a significant investment to …

Life Sciences

Fame turning sour

Country’s first biodiversity heritage site, the Nallur Tamarind Grove, has become a picture of neglect today. From piles of liquor bottles, garbage …

Tamarind

Re-Connect with Nature Now… Before It Is Too Late!

World Environment Day 2017By Baher Kamal<br>ROME, Jun 5 2017 (IPS)Now that president Donald Trump has announced the withdrawal of the world’s largest …

Ecology

To Conserve Forests, We Need To Think Beyond Current Ideas Of Integration Or Segregation

<i>James Douglas Langston, James Cook University</i><p>Deforestation has historically been the price of development, but the world is now going through a forest transition; since 2015, there has been net global <i>reforestation</i>.<p>The pace and quality of this transition is mixed. In the world’s remaining high …

Ecology

Humans are killing the planet and all its inhabitants

We’re our own worst enemy.<p>Humans — rather than a giant meteor or a super-volcano — will be behind Earth’s next mass extinction, researchers predict …

Ecology

RamasodiM@daff.gov.za: Without seed sovereignty, there is no food security.

<b>STOP GMO AND THE SEED PATENT MONOPOLY.</b><br>The Plant Breeders’ Rights and Plant Improvement Bills will <b>restrict the saving, trading, exchanging, and sale</b> …

Agriculture

To conserve forests, we need to think beyond current ideas of integration or segregation

Deforestation has historically been the price of development, but the world is now going through a forest transition; since 2015, there has been net …

Conservation

We're on the brink of mass extinction—but there's still time to pull back

Imagine being a scuba diver and leaving your oxygen tank behind you on a dive. Or a mountain climber and abandoning your ropes. Or a skydiver and …

Ecology

Federal and Provincial Governments Create National Advisory Panel on Canada’s biodiversity conservation initiative - Canada.ca

Parks Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks are co-leading the land and freshwater conservation initiative, which will develop best practices and …

Biodiversity

The tremendous diversity of life on Earth is facing an uncertain future. This Insight looks at the origins of this biodiversity, how it supports the …

Ecology

EMBT Wins Competition for Undulating Biodiversity Center on German-Czech Border

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT has been announced as the winner of a competition for the design of <i>Artenoah</i>, a biodiversity center in Rehau, Germany that …

Life Sciences

Macro Field Studio

Cornfield weeds, Brechin, Scotland. By getting rid of excess white background, it becomes easy to composite elements close together, creating a …

Tutorials

Much more of the planet's biodiversity could be protected with a little more land

If we strategically expand protected areas on Earth just 5% and focus on birds and mammals with a more diverse evolutionary history, the range of …

Ecology