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  • Kids to teachers: We need to talk about climate change
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    Last week, students around the world walked out of school to take a stand against climate inaction. In Portland, Oregon, a strike at City Hall turned into a 2-mile walk, briefly shutting down traffic across two major bridges and ending at. the skatepark? Voodoo Doughnut? Nope: the Portland Public Schools district office, where hundreds of kids sat in the parking lot, chanting and cheering in intimidatingly cool outfits.
  • Research investigates impact of climate change on glacier-fed rivers in Peru
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    Remote communities in the Peruvian Andes, as well as communities downstream, depend on the water from melting glaciers and mountain ecosystems to provide them with food and power, and to support industry.
  • Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers' bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt. Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds of bodies are thought still to be buried in the snow and ice.
  • Genetic diversity maps to help forests survive climate change
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    Forests have a special magic for many of us. Steeped in folklore and fantasy, they are places for enchantments, mythical creatures and outlaws. But if they are to survive into the future, they may also need a helping hand from science.
  • Africa: On International Day of Forests, FAO Announces New Forestry Education Initiatives
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    FAO marked the International Day of Forests today by announcing two new forestry education initiatives aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests.
  • International Day of Forests: From Asia's mangroves to Amazon rainforest, take this quiz to check y
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    By 2030, the world population is expected to climb to 8.5 billion, making forests more important than ever. Every year, 21 March is celebrated as International Day of Forests in order to raise awareness on the importance of all types of forests.
  • In Ethiopia, women and faith drive effort to restore biodiversity
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    In a tiny home not far from the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, 80-year-old Aragash Boka finally rests from a long day's work carrying an awkward, heavy load. Boka lives and works in a corner of the world where, for the most part, fuelwood has remained important to daily life for centuries.
  • Sixth National report to the UN convention on CBD
    [Publicat la: 19/03/2019]
    The report reflects the progress made by Pakistan on the Biodiversity since the last report. Pakistan is a signatory to the United Nation's Convention on Biological Diversity and hence regularly reports the progress on the conservation of the Biodiversity.
  • Rogue waves occurring less but 'becoming more extreme
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    Rogue waves - huge swells that can appear from calm seas - are occurring less often but becoming more extreme, data from the US coast suggests. In the largest study of its kind, scientists analysed 20 years of observations from buoys situated along America's western seaboard.
  • Low-cost and energy efficient recording of biodiversity soundscapes
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    An international team of researchers has built a new sensor network that can monitor two crucial activities, namely biodiversity, or the variety of life, in a particular habitat or ecosystem, and identification of possible illegal activities such as logging or poaching in protected areas.
  • A mating war in diving beetles has stopped the evolution of species
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    In nature, male attempts to mate with females can be so extreme that they can harm the females. Such negative impacts of mating interactions have been suggested to promote the emergence of new species under some circumstances.
  • Sustainable fisheries and conservation policy
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    There are roughly five times as many recreational fishers as commercial fishers throughout the world. And yet, the needs and peculiarities of these 220 million recreational fishers have largely been ignored in international fisheries and conservation policy.
  • Caterpillars listen to voicemail by eating soil
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    Leaf-eating caterpillars greatly enrich their intestinal flora by eating soil. Even effects of plants that previously grew in that soil can be found back in bacteria and fungi in caterpillars. Researchers from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and Leiden University write about this discovery in Nature Communications.
  • Where do microplastics go in the oceans?
    [Publicat la: 21/03/2019]
    Where do tiny bits of plastic go when they are flushed out to sea?Previous research finds most plastic ends up in the subtropical ocean gyres circling the mid-latitudes of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. These rotating currents encircle large areas sometimes called "garbage patches" because they are the destination for so much persistent floating junk.

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