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Beef sustainability defended by farmers

CBD News - 17 hours 32 min ago
Canadian cattle producers are working to make beef a more sustainable food source, say farmers in the wake of a study that shows beef production is far more environmentally damaging than other food production.
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Farmers affected by climate change could be helped by new resilient rice

CBD News - 17 hours 32 min ago
Erratic weather such as droughts and flash floods is affecting agriculture in south Asia, but livelihoods of farmers could be improved with the introduction of new rice seeds that are resilient to changing weather patterns.
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India, US hold joint panel meet on climate issues

CBD News - 17 hours 32 min ago
NEW DELHI: Nearly ten months after setting up a joint working group on combating climate change, India and the US on Wednesday held its first meeting where both countries agreed to closely coordinate on many issues including the contentious matter of phasing out climate damaging refrigerant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
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Drought and Misuse Behind Lebanon's Water Scarcity

CBD News - 17 hours 32 min ago
In front of Osman Bin Affan Mosque, in a central but narrow street of Beirut, several tank trucks are being filled with large amounts of water. The mosque has its own well, which allows it to pump water directly from the aquifers that cross the Lebanese underground. Once filled, the trucks will start going through the city to supply hundreds of homes and shops.
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Cargill to cut off suppliers who don't provide deforestation-free palm oil

CBD News - 17 hours 32 min ago
Agricultural giant Cargill, America's largest palm oil importer, will no longer buy palm oil from sources associated with deforestation, conversion of peatlands, and social conflict.
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'Octomom' sets gestation record

CBD News - 17 hours 32 min ago
A deep-sea octopus has set a record for endurance, brooding her eggs for 53 months - longer than any other known species, researchers reported on 30 July in PLoS ONE1.
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The blockbuster documentaries putting sustainability on the map

CBD News - 17 hours 32 min ago
From Food Inc to Blue Gold - a look at some of the documentaries that have put sustainability in the public eye
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The future of tropical biology research and conservation

CBD News - 17 hours 32 min ago
Last week, the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), the world's largest organization devoted to the study and conservation of tropical systems, held its 51st annual meeting in Cairns, Australia.
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On first official visit, Ban hails Costa Rica as 'model' for development, peace

CBD News - 17 hours 32 min ago
30 July 2014 - On his first official visit, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lauded Costa Rica as a "model country" in sustainable development and protecting human rights.
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Indigenous people in Brazil contacted for the first time - with bananas

CBD News - 17 hours 32 min ago
Indigenous affaires department with grabs from a video showing a group of isolated Amazonian indians getting in contact for the first time with Ashaninka natives on the banks of the Envira River, Acre state, Brazil, in the border with Peru
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10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change

CBD News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 02:00
From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful
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Drought in northern Kenya: 'Today you are rich, tomorrow you have nothing'

CBD News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 02:00
Prolonged dry spells push pastoralists to the brink of starvation as food prices soar and cattle raids spiral out of control
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87 new bird species considered threatened with extinction

CBD News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 02:00
Scientists have added 361 new bird species to the IUCN Red List following a major taxonomic review of non-passerine birds, i.e. non-perching or non-songbirds.
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Deforestation ramping up in Yasuni as Ecuador sets to open up national park to drilling

CBD News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 02:00
Yasuni National park has been in the conservation spotlight in recent years, with oil drilling threatening the forests and wildlife of this biodiversity hotspot. Recently, disturbance in the park may have ramped up, with satellite data showing a significant increase in deforestation alerts within Yasuni National Park since 2011.
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Stunning high-resolution map reveals secrets of Peru's forests

CBD News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 02:00
Peru's landmass has just been mapped like never before, revealing important insights about the country's forests that could help it unlock the value healthy and productive ecosystems afford humanity.
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Smarter urban water: how Spain's Zaragoza learned to use less

CBD News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 02:00
Facing severe crop failure and forest fires, pioneering citizens transformed habits in a decade and reduced water use by 27%
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Coral munching bumphead fish give insight into conservation

CBD News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 02:00
Dubbed the reef elephant by researchers, bumphead parrotfish are highly endangered
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Environment group gives 3 million USD to Pacific island nations

CBD News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 02:00
SYDNEY, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Environment group Conservation International (CI) has given a total of 3 million U.S. dollars to Pacific island leaders on the sidelines of the Pacific Island Forum in Palau on Wednesday.
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Pacific Islands Forum opens in Palau with plea to protect world's oceans

CBD News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 02:00
The 45th annual meeting of Pacific Island leaders has officially begun in Palau with a message about protecting the world's oceans.
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Angola: Luanda Hosts Conference On Post2015 Sustainable Development

CBD News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 02:00
Luanda - The Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the UNDP and Agostinho Neto University (UAN), will hold on 22 August 2014 a conference under the motto "Sustainable Development - Angola post 2015", in view to exchanging experience between Angolan and foreign technicians on the matter.
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