Curb climate change or…

According to a comprehensive new study published in the journal Science, bumblebees are particularly vulnerable to climate change disruptions. Historical bumblebee ranges have shrunk on their extreme southern edge, while species to the north fail to adapt with [...]
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Human health benefits from…

Montreal, Canada /Kolkata, India 13th February 2015—A ground-breaking report on biodiversity and health, launched today at the 14th World Congress on Public Health, in Kolkata, India, shows the significant contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services [...]
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The Patent That Could…

If there’s anything you read – or share – let this be it. The content of this article has potential to radically shift the world in a variety of positive ways. And as Monsanto would love for [...]
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Biodiversity protection is key…

Protecting biodiversity may be crucial for successfully storing carbon in forests, scientists say. A recent publication on Oryx – The International Journal of Conservation suggests that biodiversity loss –especially through hunting – will hinder the success of [...]
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Wetland Birds Survey: 2013/14…

The 33rd annual Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) report which includes counts from 2013/14 is now available [WeBS report]. WeBS is the principal scheme for monitoring the populations of the UK’s wintering waterbirds, indicating the status [...]
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Organic farming ‘benefits biodiversity’

Even a few organic fields on a farm may improve biodiversity, the study found Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests. Fields [...]
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Featured video: the Uncharted…

 Silky anteater. Photo by: Tristan Thompson.    VIDEO SERIES On an occasional basis mongabay.com highlights a video or film. Any views expressed in these clips are those of the filmmaker/producer and do not necessarily reflect [...]
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Biodiversity: Life ­– a…

Species are disappearing quickly — but researchers are struggling to assess how bad the problem is. Of all the species that have populated Earth at some time over the past 3.5 billion years, more than [...]
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