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Ash Dieback (Chalara)

Ash dieback the story so far: The arrival of ash dieback disease (Chalara Fraxinea) on our shores is a real tragedy. The likelihood of major damage to our native and ancient woods, copses and hedgerows seems to be growing each ...

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Bees 'betray' their flowers when pollinator species decline | e! Science News

Remove even one bumblebee species from an ecosystem and the impact is swift and clear: Their floral "sweethearts" produce significantly fewer seeds, a new study finds.

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EU delays action on pesticides ban

EU delays action on pesticides ban | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
EU nations are unable to reach agreement on European Commission proposals to ban the use of three pesticides that have been linked to the decline of bees.
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Wood Wise: invasive species

Wood Wise: invasive species | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
The latest issue of Wood Wise looks at the problem of invasive species managment in woodland habitats, with a number of best practice case studies. The species covered are American skunk cabbage, d...
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Exotic trees affect breeding success of UK birds - Anglia Ruskin University

Research by scientists at Anglia Ruskin University has shown that the presence of exotic, non-native trees and shrubs is having a negative impact on blue tit and great tit populations in British parks.
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Ash dieback DNA breakthrough

Ash dieback DNA breakthrough | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
UK scientists have thrown a lifeline to our ash trees by completing the first sequencing of the Chalara fraxinea genome - the fungus currently attacking ash trees across Europe. In just a few weeks...
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Pontbren farmers – a beacon for upland livestock farming

Pontbren farmers – a beacon for upland livestock farming | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Demands on the land The traditional view of nature conservation, forestry and farming is basically one in which all three are seen as competing and conflicting land uses. This view is unhelpful. Fa...
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Shell drilling pauses in the arctic | New Europe

Shell drilling pauses in the arctic | New Europe | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
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Welsh charity saves an area of rainforest the size of Wales

Welsh charity saves an area of rainforest the size of Wales | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
A charity in Wales, long used as a shorthand measure for rainforest loss, has turned the tables in time for St David's day
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Thank goodness for NIMBYs

Thank goodness for NIMBYs | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
HS2 provides another example of the warped way in which we use economic justifications to damage the environment and run roughshod over people’s legitimate concerns. As with other grand national pr...
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CIWEM environmental photographer of the year 2013 entries - in pictures

CIWEM environmental photographer of the year 2013 entries - in pictures | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
An exhibition of photographs of climate change, poverty and development taken by international photographers and filmmakers will go on display at the Royal Geographical Society, London from 10 April – 3 May 2013...
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Bees and plants communicate via electric signals, say scientists

Bees and plants communicate via electric signals, say scientists | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Electric fields could help bees detect flowers that have already been visited and have lower pollen levels
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Valentine's Tree Love

Valentine's Tree Love | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Thank you so much to everyone who has sent in beautiful images and inspiring poems for Tree Love Week! As it is Valentine's Day I thought I would share with you a beautiful story of true love sent ...
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Asia Pulp & Paper commits to end rainforest destruction

Asia Pulp & Paper commits to end rainforest destruction | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Greenpeace welcomes publication of new “Forest Conservation Policy” as a major breakthrough for controversial company
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AMANDA BEALS - please report her to the Riverside Police and Animal Control.

AMANDA BEALS - please report her to the Riverside Police and Animal Control. | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
AMANDA BEALS - please report her to the Riverside Police and Animal Control. CONTACT RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPT.
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Indigenous Amazonians Unite against Canadian Oil Giant

Indigenous Amazonians Unite against Canadian Oil Giant | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
by Survival International Indigenous Amazonians from Peru and Brazil have joined together to stop a Canadian oil company destroying their land and threatening the lives of uncontacted tribes. Hundr...
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Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change | Video on TED.com

“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk.
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Amazing talk!

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Ecover to turn sea plastic into bottles in pioneering recycling scheme

Ecover to turn sea plastic into bottles in pioneering recycling scheme | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Green cleaning brand claims plastic trawled from the sea can be used to create fully sustainable and recyclable packaging
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Pining for a national tree?

Pining for a national tree? | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Canada has its maple, England, Wales and Ireland have their oaks, and each of the States and Territories that form the United States of America have their own tree too, ranging from the towering Se...
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Vote to choose a national tree for Scotland...

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Does the presence of scientists help deter poaching and deforestation in protected areas?

Does the presence of scientists help deter poaching and deforestation in protected areas? | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
While vast areas of wildlife habitat have been set aside in protected areas in recent decades, many reserves continue to suffer from illegal encroachment, logging, mining, and poaching.
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Commission aims to draw attention to deteriorating oceans - AlertNet

The Global Ocean Commission, a new independent body of politicians, businessmen, development experts and scientists, will meet for the first time next month, in Cape Town, South Africa, to start work on proposing the sustainable use of the oceans'...
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Forests report - a conservation response

Forests report - a conservation response | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Ash disease and other pests and diseases – Austin Brady, Head of Conservation The Government response to the panel had its own long established timetable to follow, but this was dramatically cut ac...
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Garden centres weed out insecticides to help save bees

Garden centres weed out insecticides to help save bees | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
BusinessGreen: Notcutts, Hillier, Squires, Blue Diamond and SCATS become the latest retailers to ban chemicals linked to bee decline
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The greedy UK government is against the ban on bee killing pesticides but the people are voting with their actions and their own minds!

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BP should pay $25bn on top of likely fines for Gulf spill, activists say

BP should pay $25bn on top of likely fines for Gulf spill, activists say | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
Environmental groups say oil giant in court next week must be held responsible for all damage from 2010 disaster
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Obama gives Congress climate ultimatum: back me, or I go it alone

Obama gives Congress climate ultimatum: back me, or I go it alone | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
President vows to push for new technologies and carbon taxes 'to protect future generations'
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Bhutan set to plough lone furrow as world's first wholly organic country

Bhutan set to plough lone furrow as world's first wholly organic country | Conservation & Environment | Scoop.it
John Vidal and Annie Kelly: By shunning all but organic farming techniques, the Himalayan state will cement its status as a paradigm of sustainability
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