Biodiversity

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Name: Biodiversity
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 mins ago - 2 reports

KSBB declares war on invasive species

12:19 IST The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) has embarked on a programme to manage the threat posed by alien, invasive species to native biodiversity. The board has listed 82 invasive plants and is in the process of preparing a participatory management ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 3 mins ago]
First reported 8 mins ago - Updated 8 mins ago - 1 reports

Biologist warns of Earth's 6th mass extinction event which may hurt human health

The planet Earth is not actually in very good health. On a daily basis hunting, fishing, pollution, wars and natural disasters undermine the ecological environment of the planet. Those who wish to live in denial of the potential catastrophe on the planet ... [Published EMax Health - 8 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 10 mins ago - 2 reports

Australia approves $16.5bn mine and rail scheme

Australia’s federal environment minister has approved a major coal mine development in Queensland that has the potential to create up to 2,500 construction jobs. Deputy premier Jeff Seeney said the Carmichael coal mine and rail project would play a vital ... [Published Construction Index - 10 mins ago]
First reported 17 mins ago - Updated 12 mins ago - 2 reports

Advertising campaign to be launched to popularize Science Express- Biodiversity Special- Prakash Javadekar

Minister of State (Independent Charge) Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar along with Minister of Railways, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda and Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology, ... [Published Press Information Bureau India - 12 mins ago]
First reported 13 mins ago - Updated 13 mins ago - 1 reports

Financing Conservation Through Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on CityMinded.org .By Meghna TareRising opportunity costs and population growth are resulting in land use change and declines in critical ecosystem services. The 2005  Millennium Ecosystem Assessment  found ... [Published Triple Pundit - 13 mins ago]
First reported 23 mins ago - Updated 23 mins ago - 1 reports

Ecological Landscape Design for Urban Biodiversity, Ecological Education and Nature Restoration in Kyushu, Japan

We have been designing school gardens, river banks, urban forests and city parks over the last 12 years. The aim of these projects is to create areas for children’s play, ecological education, and biodiversity preservation that can simultaneously form ... [Published Architect Africa Online - 23 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Adirondack Interpretive Center Invites People to Identify Plants and Animals

Follow us: It was a beautiful day in the Adirondack Mountains for a group of researchers, naturalists and citizen scientists to join an annual effort at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb to discover and identify plants and animals."This is ... [Published Your News Now - 1 hour ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Commercial fishing has little impact on Australian sea floor biodiversity: study

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.SYDNEY, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Australian commercial fishing is having little impact on sea floor biodiversity around Heard Island and the McDonald Islands (HIMI), according to a new study released on Monday.The HIMI are a volcanic ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 1 hour ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Conservation giant backs PNG's 'visionary' sustainable development strategy

The world's largest conservation organisation has described 's strategy for sustainable development as 'visionary'. The world's largest conservation organisation has described 's strategy for sustainable development as 'visionary'. PNG's National Strategy ... [Published ABC Radio Australia - 3 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Western Ghats home to 200 varieties of mangoes

PUNE: A biodiversity survey carried out by the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) has documented and photographed 205 varieties of mangoes in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.Conducted through a network of about 250 schools under the state government's ... [Published Times of India - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Way cleared for Trivandrum's biodiversity register

The Thiruvananthapuram Corporation is finally taking the much delayed steps towards the preparation of a People's Biodiversity Register (PBR) to identify biological resources in the hundred wards and document it.An amount of Rs.5 lakh has been set aside ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 2 reports

Coastal wetlands could protect New York City from storms

Few would associate New York City, often dubbed the “concrete jungle,” with biodiversity, but New York is home to 26 distinct habitats, and 230 species of bees.This Wednesday, the Nature Conservancy organized a tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park to teach New ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 26 2014]

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...and member of Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology calls the movement a new agrarian revolution, which opposes the green revolution. "Agroecology is the only viable option to meet the region's food needs in this age of increasing oil prices and global climate change."
"It’s the concept of the Adirondack Park itself. It’s an idea that it’s a living, working landscape where people are integrated with the management of the protected area. We use that as a vehicle for education with scientists out in the community but also vice-versa where people in the community are helping us to understand the system we’re working with" said Patrick
"I welcome the approval of this important project. It will create a lot of jobs for Queensland," he said. "It's going to boost our economic growth and royalties will come back to this state for many, many years to pay for schools and hospitals and the infrastructure that people want to see across Queensland. "So it's good that it's been approved with strong environmental conditions and I look forward to seeing these projects actually happen. "We believe in economic growth, but we believe in protecting the environment and they will be strongly enforced. I promise Queenslanders that." The federal decision means construction and operation of the mine and rail project will be subject to 36 Commonwealth and 190 State Government environmental conditions that will protect water supplies in the Great Artesian Basin and local biodiversity. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney also said Queenslanders could be assured the mine's impact on the environment would be minimised. "It is expected to generate over $500 million annually in direct and indirect benefits to Queensland's economy during construction and almost $3 billion at full export capacity," he said. "The Queensland Government will continue to work with project proponents, the Adani Group, to ensure the project is given its best possible chance of proceeding." Topics"
...It is certainly possible that dinosaurs could have evolved intelligence," he says. Another expert, however, says that may be going too far. "As far as dinosaurs becoming intelligent is concerned the experiment has been done and we call them crows" he says, predicting that dinosaurs would have been "toast" as soon as another group of animals developed intelligence and started making tools

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Tea Board of India outlines next phase of susta... [Published India Infoline - 8 mins ago]
Biologist warns of Earth's 6th mass extinction ... [Published EMax Health - 8 mins ago]
Australia approves $16.5bn mine and rail scheme [Published Construction Index - 10 mins ago]
Advertising campaign to be launched to populari... [Published Press Information Bureau India - 12 mins ago]
Financing Conservation Through Payment for Ecos... [Published Triple Pundit - 13 mins ago]
Advertising campaign to be launched to populari... [Published Noodls - 17 mins ago]
Can 'agroecology' bring food security to Latin ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 19 mins ago]
Ecological Landscape Design for Urban Biodivers... [Published Architect Africa Online - 23 mins ago]
Bee-ing silly [Published Mountain Democrat - 38 mins ago]
Adirondack Interpretive Center Invites People t... [Published Your News Now - 1 hour ago]
Commercial fishing has little impact on Austral... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 1 hour ago]
Premier hopes new mine will help fund schools a... [Published Central Queensland News - 1 hour ago]
'Bad Timing' Wiped Out Dinosaurs [Published Newser - 1 hour ago]
Commercial fishing has little impact on Austral... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 1 hour ago]
Dinosaurs Might Have Survived the Asteroid Stri... [Published Softpedia - 1 hour ago]
D’Arros is now a nature reserve [Published Seychelles Nation - 1 hour ago]
Feral Pigs Invade Ohio [Published The Farmer - 2 hours ago]
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UNH NHAES researchers work to save endangered C... [Published Foster's Daily Democrat - 2 hours ago]
Students dig in for little Italy restoration pr... [Published Noodls - 2 hours ago]
Conservation giant backs PNG's 'visionary' sust... [Published ABC Radio Australia - 3 hours ago]
Soil Erosion, Climate Change and Global Food Se... [Published Energy Balance - 3 hours ago]
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Soil Erosion, Climate Change and Global Food Se... [Published Energy Balance - 3 hours ago]
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Ugandan Promotes ‘Slow Food’ Ideals to Feed Africa [Published Green (Living) Review - Jul 26 2014]
Next to a small wooden house in this town just east of Kampala, 10-year-old Solomon Walusimbi plucks pea pods from a lush green tangle of creepers. "This is my garden,” he says. “I plant so many things, like peas, carrots and maize." Rows of cabbages ...
Latin America Green News: Chile's biodiversity,... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jul 25 2014]
Denée Reaves, Program Assistant, International, Washington, D.C. Latin America Green News  is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. July 20th – July 25th, 2014 Chile The Environmental Assessment ...
Sustainability: Cows, Sage Grouses, and Grasslands [Published theCSRfeed - Jul 25 2014]
SOURCE: EarthSayers.tv DESCRIPTION: Two disconnected events yesterday and today were linked in my mind to the large, open spaces of the West and the challenges we face in striving for a sustainable future.  The first was spotting this marquee yesterday ...
Climate Tipping Point? Science Deniers Mocked B... [Published Think Progress - Jul 24 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock This week in climate science denial mockery: “I don’t want to get into the debate about climate change. But I’ll simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody ...
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The Scourge of Antarctic Tourism [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 02 2014]
Lone Wolf [Published Slate Magazine - May 14 2014]
Nature Podcast: 17 April 2014 [Published Nature Podcast - Apr 16 2014]
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Golden Gate National Parks to Host BioBlitz 201... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Feb 25 2014]
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