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  • Carnival Corporation joins climate change fight
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    The Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest cruise company with nine global cruise line brands, have signed an agreement of cooperation to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.
  • Climate change may spark conflict over fisheries as species migrate
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    Warming oceans could spark international conflict over fisheries as it is forcing fish species to migrate in search of colder waters, says a new study.
  • Carbon Brief: As climate change drives sea level rise, it also makes ocean O2 levels fall
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    Direct measurements show the amount of oxygen in the global oceans has decreased by around 2% over the past 50 years. Climate change is thought to be a principal cause of this "deoxygenation", affecting how much oxygen seawater can hold and the circulation patterns that carry oxygen-rich water to the deeper ocean.
  • What happened last time it was as warm as it's going to get later this century?
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    The year 2100 stands like a line of checkered flags at the climate change finish line, as if all our goals expire then. But like the warning etched on a car mirror: it's closer than it appears. Kids born today will be grandparents when most climate projections end.
  • When You Can't Find Shelter From the Heat
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    Last year was the third hottest on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. We'll probably see more of that, thanks to our warming climate: According to the most recent National Climate Assessment we're on track to see average temperatures rise another 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit across the United Sates by the end of this century.
  • Sixth GEF Assembly to take place in Da Nang
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    The 6th GEF Assembly will attract the participation of nearly 1,500 delegates, including the ministers in charge of environment and senior officials from 183 member countries, leaders of the United Nations agencies, regional development banks, socio-economic organisations and businesses.
  • Le Rwanda avance à marche forcée pour réparer son environnement
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    L'érosion et l'épuisement des sols sont devenus un frein au développement du pays qui, en 2011, s'est engagé à restaurer 2 millions d'hectares. La moitié du chemin a été parcourue.
  • Monstre du Loch Ness : un chercheur va analyser l'ADN des eaux du lac
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    Si son objectif est avant tout d'analyser la biodiversité du lac, Neil Gemmell compte garder un oil sur toute découverte de « l'ADN du monstre ».
  • Why a rock-hard pink seaweed is known as a 'hotspot of biodiversity'
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    Think of something that's pink and that's as hard as a rock. No, it's not Double Bubble, or any other kind of hard gum. It's a seaweed, and it's remarkable.
  • Large outdoor study shows biodiversity improves stability of algal biofuel systems
    [released on: 14/06/2018]
    A diverse mix of species improves the stability and fuel-oil yield of algal biofuel systems, as well as their resistance to invasion by outsiders, according to the findings of a federally funded outdoor study by University of Michigan researchers.
  • Kenyan officials laud China for supporting scientific research in Africa
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for education Amina Mohamed has hailed China's support towards scientific research and innovations in Africa. Speaking on Saturday at the Sino-Africa Joint Research Center (SAJOREC) based at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Mohamed said China-funded joint research projects are key to attaining food security and environmental sustainability in Africa.
  • Bees get stressed at work too (and it might be causing colony collapse)
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    Ever been overworked, tired and felt muddle-headed? Research now shows honey bees suffer from the same thing - and we understand why.
  • UNWTO meeting kicks off in Fiji with focus on sustainable tourism development
    [released on: 18/06/2018]
    The 30th Joint Commissions Meeting of the United Nation's World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) started on Monday in Fiji's third largest city of Nadi, focusing on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable tourism development.