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  • Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here's how
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    There's an assumption in the agricultural industry that the yields and prices of crops will vary according to local conditions as well as supply and demand in local and international markets. As a result, farmers understand that not every year will be profitable but over the long run, all things being equal, the good years should outnumber the bad.
  • 22 People and Organizations Working to Preserve Appalachia's Biodiversity
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    This fall, Food Tank and The Crop Trust traveled throughout Appalachia to highlight and celebrate its unique food cultures and agricultural diversity. As part of a multi-year, multi-country #CropsInColor campaign, we focused on the role of apples, beans, corn, tomatoes, squash, and chili peppers in the region.
  • Antidepressants polluting the water can change fish behavior
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    The Monash scientists who found that pharmaceutical pollutants in waterways altered reproductive behavior, anxiety levels, activity and antipredator responses of fish have now discovered for the first time that such toxicity is also having a disturbing impact on the social behavior of fish.
  • Stalled weather patterns will get bigger due to climate change
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    Climate change will increase the size of stalled high-pressure weather systems called "blocking events" that have already produced some of the 21st century's deadliest heat waves, according to a Rice University study.
  • Climate change expected to shift location of East Asian Monsoons
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    More than a billion people in Asia depend on seasonal monsoons for their water needs. The Asian monsoon is closely linked to a planetary-scale tropical air flow which, according to a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), will most likely shift geographically as the climate continues to warm, resulting in less rainfall in certain regions.
  • For the love of art: 5 sculpture gardens to visit around Cape Town
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    Impressive sculptural works by both local and international artists are finding a home at wine farms and sculpture gardens in and around Cape Town. The rich biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom offers a spectacular backdrop for these exhibitions, integrating man-made and natural beauty.
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh working to save rare and endangered alpine blue-sow thistle
    [released on: 11/11/2019]
    Conservationists at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh working to ensure the survival of the rare and endangered alpine blue-sow thistle in Scotland are attempting to establish a new population of the species. The beautiful but elusive flower has now been planted along a small gorge at the Water of Clunie in the centre of the village of Braemar in Aberdeenshire, where it is hoped it will thrive.
  • 'Insect apocalypse' poses risk to all life on Earth, conservationists warn
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    The "unnoticed insect apocalypse" should set alarm bells ringing, according to conservationists, who said that without a halt there will be profound consequences for humans and all life on Earth.
  • Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years late Tuesday, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark's Square.
  • Ant expert discovers newly emergent species in his backyard
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    Jack Longino is a global ant expert and has traveled the world documenting and discovering ant species. But for his latest discovery, he didn't need to go any farther than his own backyard. In August 2018, just after dark, Longino caught a glimpse of four ants in his garden that really looked out of place. The next day he dug deeper and found more specimens.
  • Importance of oceans for human health, and the need to protect them, is focus of conference in Seychelles
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    The importance of the oceans in the lives of humans and why they need protecting were some of the main points of discussion during a two-day conference in Seychelles.
  • Canada's fish populations declining; government must urgently enforce new Fisheries Act and get serious about rebuilding fisheries
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    Oceana Canada's latest annual report on the state of Canada's fisheries was released today, revealing that the health of fish populations has declined over the past three years and the government is not acting with the speed and rigour needed to rebuild depleted stocks. Unless this changes, Canada cannot ensure a sustainable seafood industry or one that can adapt to global threats to the ocean, such as climate change, pollution and habitat destruction.
  • Video: Strange disease threatens Caribbean coral reef
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    Canczn, Mexico: The breathtaking reds, yellows and purples of the Mesoamerican Reef have been turning sickly white, leading researchers on a desperate hunt to understand and fight the mysterious disease killing the Caribbean's corals.
  • ASEAN boosts conservation effort at unprotected sites
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is boosting efforts to protect the environment at sacred sites, military bases and other specially managed areas. Measures will be taken to govern and manage the areas to achieve positive and sustained long-term results for the conservation of biodiversity.
  • Scientists find two identical-looking bird species have very different genes
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    While reports of species going extinct are sadly becoming common, an international team of scientists has identified a new species of bird living on the Southern coast of China, that diverged from their Northern relatives around half a million years ago.
  • Research team discovers epigenetic pathway that controls social behavior in carpenter ants
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    Through early adulthood, exposure to new experiences-like learning to drive a car or memorizing information for an exam-triggers change in the human brain, re-wiring neural pathways to imprint memories and modify behavior. Similar to humans, the behavior of Florida carpenter ants is not set in stone-their roles, whether it is protecting the colony or foraging for food, are determined by signals from the physical and social environment early in their life.
  • Toxic Algal Blooms Are Worsening with Climate Change
    [released on: 13/11/2019]
    Researchers use remote sensing technology to carry out a global survey of large freshwater lakes.Every summer, vast blooms of harmful algae erupt in freshwater lakes across the United States. This year, blue-green mats of algae blanketed more than 1,500 square kilometers of Lake Erie's surface by August; toxic algae forced officials to close New Jersey's largest lake to recreational activities, and officials in North Carolina and Georgia warned dog owners to keep their pets out of the water after at least four dogs died after swimming in contaminated water.