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Rapid assessment of plant drought tolerance possible with new method

Rapid assessment of plant drought tolerance possible with new method | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Life scientists have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants' drought tolerance that works for many diverse species growing around the world.
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Nature Writing for print and broadcast by Paul Evans

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Wildlife, Nature, Environment, articles, BBC Radio 4 programmes, writing & features - Paul Evans
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Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels

Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
One million cubic metres of waste near Sellafield are housed at a site that was a mistake, admits Environment Agency
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Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling | Greenpeace UK

Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling | Greenpeace UK | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
There has been disappointing and worrying news today. The Government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory whaling ship to hunt whales in the North Pacific, although it plans to target fewer whales.
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Could GM crops be on their way to Cornwall?

Could GM crops be on their way to Cornwall? | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Scientists have been given permission to grow genetically-modified plants, which could help protect against heart disease.
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Icy Greenland was Once Pretty Green, Study Finds

Icy Greenland was Once Pretty Green, Study Finds | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Greenland, the icy island nation in the Arctic, gets its name from an Icelandic murderer exiled there, who called it "Greenland" in hopes that the name would attract settlers. But it turns out that long ago, Greenland was actually quite green.
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Climate Change | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

Climate Change | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Climate change is about the poorest, most vulnerable and food insecure people. See WFP’s approach http://t.co/nFGFa45P4p
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DEFRA gives GM camelina omega-3 project go-ahead

DEFRA gives GM camelina omega-3 project go-ahead | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has granted permission for field trials of genetically modified (GM) camelina plants that accumulate omega-3s in their seeds.
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Found: The Most Potentially Life-Friendly ... - Popular Science

Found: The Most Potentially Life-Friendly ... - Popular Science | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Astronomers are constantly seeking more Earth-like exoplanets because, well, Earth is the only planet we know of that has life. So the more Earth-like a planet is, scientists hope, the more likely it is to be able to support life—or ...
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Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy

Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Martin Lukacs: A worldwide extreme energy boom, modelled after Canada's, is unleashing weapons of mass ecological destruction
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Moth Study shows Climate Change Effects Masked

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While populations of 80 moth species in Finnish Lapland are generally either stable or increasing, a study by the University of Michigan suggests their growth rates have been dropping, according to a release from the school. The researchers concluded from the 32-year study that the impact of climate change on animals and plants is being underestimated because much of the harm is hidden from view.
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Deforestation in the Andes Triggers Amazon “Tsunami” - Inter Press Service

Deforestation in the Andes Triggers Amazon “Tsunami” - Inter Press Service | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Deforestation, especially in the Andean highlands of Bolivia and Peru, was the main driver of this year’s disastrous flooding in the Madeira river watershe
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National Trust response tackling invasive non-native species

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National Trust responds to Environmental Audit Committee findings


On the day of an EU vote on new proposals to tackle the problem of invasive non-native species at a continent-wide level, the Environmental Audit Committee is calling on the Government to revamp the system for controlling invasive species in England and Wales.


Its key recommendations are to work together more effectively, to do more work in identifying invasive species which pose a threat to the UK more quickly; and to introduce an early surveillance system which would then trigger action which would result in eradication.


Responding to the report, David Bullock, Head of Nature Conservation at the National Trust said: "Tackling invasive non-native species needs public agencies and voluntary organisations to work more effectively together, so we're pleased this is a key recommendation from the Committee.  But we also need agencies to be much more innovative in the way they detect and monitor threats.


“Better coordination and more effective detection will become even more important as climate change and globalisation add to the challenges the UK faces."

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Ospreys' return to Cape puts the birds in precarious position - Capecodonline

Ospreys' return to Cape puts the birds in precarious position - Capecodonline | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Ospreys' return to Cape puts the birds in precarious position
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The utility company, meanwhile, is being watched closely by local residents with a passion for the large birds of prey.
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Doomed for extinction - Free Malaysia Today

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Doomed for extinction
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The peat swamp forests in Kalimantan, among the last refuge for the orangutan, is being widely cut and replaced with oil palm, despite a 25-year struggle by conservation organizations.
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Scientists discover four new species of 'killer' sponges off Pacific coast Environment News

Scientists discover four new species of 'killer' sponges off Pacific coast Environment News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
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Air pollution contributed to estimated 800 plus deaths in Norfolk and Suffolk, report reveals

Air pollution contributed to estimated 800 plus deaths in Norfolk and Suffolk, report reveals | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Long term exposure to air pollution was a contributory factor in the deaths of an estimated 816 people in Norfolk and Suffolk over a 12 month period, new figures have revealed.
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China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted - Latest News

China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted - Latest News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfe ...
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Weird and mysterious: scientists find new shark species

Weird and mysterious: scientists find new shark species | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
A long snout with teeth jutting from the sides? Check. Catfish-like barbels dangling from its chin? Got them. Gills on the side of its body? It has those, too. These are characteristics of a bizarre group of sharks known as sawsharks. And until recently, only seven species were recognized. However, a new discovery raises that number by one more.
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Over 30 indigenous groups in Colombia threatened with extinction - Fox News Latino

Over 30 indigenous groups in Colombia threatened with extinction - Fox News Latino | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Over 30 indigenous groups in Colombia threatened with extinction Fox News Latino At least 34 of the more than 100 native ethnicities and indigenous communities living in Colombia are going through a "humanitarian crisis" and are threatened with...
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Wheat rust: The fungal disease that threatens to destroy the world crop

Wheat rust: The fungal disease that threatens to destroy the world crop | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Scientists are warning that wheat is facing a serious threat from a fungal disease that could wipe out the world’s crop if not quickly contained.
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How We Could Save the World From Global Warming Before Our Time Is Up - Gizmodo

How We Could Save the World From Global Warming Before Our Time Is Up - Gizmodo | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
International Business Times AU How We Could Save the World From Global Warming Before Our Time Is Up Gizmodo While the UN has set an ambitious goal of limiting total global warming to just 2 degrees C over pre-industrial levels, a number of recent...
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Rise of right wing parties threatens EU climate change goals

Rise of right wing parties threatens EU climate change goals | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Influx of right wing climate sceptics after May election could see EU's plans to decarbonise weakened
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French parliament bans cultivation of GM maize

PARIS (Reuters) - France's lower house of parliament adopted a law on Tuesday prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment.France
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Q&A: Agriculture Needs a ‘New Revolution’ - Inter Press Service

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IPS correspondent Silvia Giannelli interviewed KANAYO F. NWANZE, president of IFAD
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Blood moon rising

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Country diary: Wenlock Edge: As chiffchaffs count the seconds to Easter, the first bluebells are opening into a strange and ominous alignment

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Canadians from coast to coast can view total lunar eclipse this week

Canadians from coast to coast can view total lunar eclipse this week | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

MONTREAL - If they can stay awake, Canadians from coast to coast will get a chance to view a total lunar eclipse this week — the first of four that will occur nearly every six months.


Total lunar eclipses occur twice a year but are not visible everywhere on Earth at the same time.


The year's first eclipse will begin just before 2 a.m. EDT on Tuesday and will offer ideal viewing for observers throughout the Western Hemisphere.


Andrew Fazekas, a spokesman for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, says North America hasn't seen a total lunar eclipse since 2011.

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