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  • Hawaiians warned as oceans of gushing lava create toxic clouds of ash
    [released on: 21/05/2018]
    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii yesterday as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago.
  • Limiting climate change to 1.5°C increase would save thousands of species: report
    [released on: 21/05/2018]
    Just half-a-degree Celsius difference in temperature could make the difference between saving the majority of the world's species from climate change, or increasing the extinction risks for plants, animals and insects.
  • Harvests stunted by climate change
    [released on: 21/05/2018]
    Adil Khan's hopes for a good harvest are fading again this year as he inspects his orchard of apricot and loquat trees in the mountains of Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
  • Emerging economies say rich countries must still lead on climate action
    [released on: 21/05/2018]
    The biggest future carbon emitters continue to raise the heat on the polluters of the past. Environment ministers from China, South Africa, Brazil and India met in Durban over the weekend to solidify their cooperation in a year they hope to gain concessions from wealthy countries on the rules of the Paris Agreement.
  • Giant Chinese salamander is at least five distinct species, all heading toward extinction
    [released on: 21/05/2018]
    With individuals weighing in at more than 140 pounds, the critically endangered Chinese giant salamander is well known as the world's largest amphibian. But researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on May 21 now find that those giant salamanders aren't one species, but five, and possibly as many as eight. The bad news as highlighted by another report appearing in the same issue is that all of the salamanders-once thought to occur widely across China-now face the imminent threat of extinction in the wild, due in no small part to demand for the amphibians as luxury food.
  • Biomimicry and the future of utilities
    [released on: 21/05/2018]
    Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities.
  • Biodiversity week: 'Natural world should be protected for all our benefit'
    [released on: 18/05/2018]
    National Biodiversity Week which continues until Saturday, is a celebration of Ireland's native flowers, trees, insects, animals and birds
  • Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity
    [released on: 21/05/2018]
    Planeta.com features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world. Some ask how to integrate biodiversity into tourism. Others ask how to protect biodiversity from tourism! We explore the connections on our living planet.
  • Int'l Biological Diversity Day on May 22
    [released on: 21/05/2018]
    While there is a growing recognition that biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to present and future generations, the number of species is being significantly reduced by certain human activities, reported by Radio Pakistan.
  • Rohingyas to highlight importance of biological diversity
    [released on: 21/05/2018]
    Rohingyas, volunteering as Elephant Response Team (ERT) members in the giant Kutupalong refugee site, will be taking part in events in the settlement in Cox's Bazar district, on Tuesday to highlight International Day for Biological Diversity, reports UNB.
  • Monitoring alterations in the aquatic system by listening to microalgae communicating
    [released on: 21/05/2018]
    Led by the University of Bath, the research which has been published in Scientific Reports demonstrates that contrary to popular belief, microalgae do communicate with each other when under stress.
  • Loss of marine habitats is threatening the global fishing industry - new research
    [released on: 21/05/2018]
    Seafood consumption is both a love and a necessity for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. And its supply is a key part of maintaining food security for the whole planet. But during a time of rapid population growth and increasing demand, stocks of wild fish and invertebrates (such as mussels and prawns) are declining.