Geog 3: Ecosystems
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Up on the roof: Is London moving its gardens to the sky?

Up on the roof: Is London moving its gardens to the sky? | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Up above London's bustling streets, once neglected rooftops are being converted into flourishing wild flower, fruit and vegetable gardens.
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Buddleia: The plant that dominates Britain's railways

Buddleia: The plant that dominates Britain's railways | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Purple buddleia flowers are everywhere on the railway network. Are they a troublesome foreign invader?
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Carbon loss from tropical forests 'underestimated'

Carbon loss from tropical forests 'underestimated' | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
The amount of carbon lost from tropical forests through degradation is being significantly underestimated according to a new study.
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'Little progress' on forest protection plan

'Little progress' on forest protection plan | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it

GLack of progress on a global programme to reward developing countries for avoiding deforestation has made little headway, officials and conservationists say.

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Tree loss mapped in 'near real time'

Tree loss mapped in 'near real time' | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises "near real time" information on deforestation around the world.
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Saving species a 'great moral cause'

Saving species a 'great moral cause' | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
"The human race and everything in the world will be poorer for ever" if poaching is allowed to eradicate endangered species, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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First river dolphin found since 1918

First river dolphin found since 1918 | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
The Araguaian Boto is the first new river dolphin discovered since the end of World War One and only the fifth known species.
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Iran curbs uranium enrichment

Iran curbs uranium enrichment | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Iran begins restricting uranium enrichment under a nuclear deal with world powers which respond by suspending some economic sanctions.
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Amazon destruction up by 28% in year

Amazon destruction up by 28% in year | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Brazil says the rate of deforestation in the Amazon increased by 28% between August 2012 and last July, after four years of steady decline.
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Green spaces 'can save NHS billions'

Green spaces 'can save NHS billions' | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Woodland Trust chief says increasing people's access to green spaces can cut billions of pounds from the NHS healthcare bill.
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The heat-seeking snake that locks on to headlamps

The heat-seeking snake that locks on to headlamps | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
It's easy to campaign to save endangered species like pandas and woolly spider monkeys because they're fluffy and cute - it's much harder to stick up for poisonous snakes.
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Alien invaders threaten urban areas

Alien invaders threaten urban areas | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Europe's urban areas are particularly vulnerable to invasive species as a result of high volumes of trade and more transport links, say experts.
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Exotic animals seized at airports

Exotic animals seized at airports | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Vultures, monitor lizards and a cheetah are among dozens of live animals seized at Heathrow and Gatwick airports over the past two years.
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The wild abandoned railway in the centre of Paris

The wild abandoned railway in the centre of Paris | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
BBC News went to meet the people trying to save the Petite Ceinture, a railway line in the centre of Paris mostly abandoned since the 1930s.
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UN: World's forests fundamental to human well-being

UN: World's forests fundamental to human well-being | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
A senior official describes the world's forests as "fundamental" to human well-being as the UN publishes its State of the World's Forests report.
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Giving the Amazon rainforest back to the Awa tribe

Giving the Amazon rainforest back to the Awa tribe | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt meets members of the Awa tribe and sees how the Brazilian authorities are attempting to reinstate them into the Amazon Rainforest.
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EU blacklist to stop spread of alien species

EU blacklist to stop spread of alien species | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.
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Declaration signed on wildlife trade

Declaration signed on wildlife trade | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Governments from around the world have vowed to take action on the illegal trade in wildlife.
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Study shows cities' wildlife impact

Study shows cities' wildlife impact | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
A dataset, described as the largest of it kind, assesses the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity levels around the globe.
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'Burnt out' EU to curb climate goals

'Burnt out' EU to curb climate goals | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Binding national targets on renewable energy are expected to be dropped from new EU proposals due to be unveiled on Wednesday.
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Green spaces 'improve mental health'

Green spaces 'improve mental health' | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Living in an urban area with green spaces has a long-lasting positive impact on people's mental well-being, a study suggests.
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Biodiversity plans 'too simplistic'

Biodiversity plans 'too simplistic' | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
The government's biodiversity offsetting plans are too simplistic and need to be strengthened if they are to "properly protect Britain's wildlife", MPs warn.
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The wild abandoned railway in Paris

The wild abandoned railway in Paris | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
BBC News went to meet the people trying to save the Petite Ceinture, a railway line in the centre of Paris mostly abandoned since the 1930s.
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Does nuclear power have a future?

Does nuclear power have a future? | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes moved to Japan in 2012 and has spent a lot of time reporting on the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. He asks if nuclear power has a future in Japan.
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Battle to rid Devon of balsam weed

Battle to rid Devon of balsam weed | Geog 3: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
A battle to get rid of a foreign plant invader is being fought on river banks and verges in Devon.
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