Showing posts with label ecosystem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ecosystem. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Save remaining elephants in Tanzania's largest game reserve: WWF

The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), the leading global conservation organization, on Monday appealed to the government of Tanzania and international community to take urgent measures to protect the remaining elephants in Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve from poaching.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Siberian scientists develop eco-friendly method for deoiling lakes

Researchers from Tomsk State University (TSU) have designed an optimal technology for decontamination of oil fuels from lake ecosystems. As shown experimentally, the content of oil in water is lowered by a factor of 35-40 after application of new purification technique.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Advierten sobre la rápida disminución de polinizadores y su efecto sobre cosechas

La Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre Biodiversidad y Servicios de los Ecosistemas (IPBES en inglés) llegó a esta inquietante conclusión en su primer informe, divulgado esta semana en Kuala Lumpur, y en un documento para frenar una espiral perjudicial para la alimentación de las poblaciones.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Acidic oceans stifling coral growth - Study

 Scientists unveiled the first smoking-gun evidence Wednesday that growing ocean acidity caused by global warming is already stifling growth of vital coral reefs.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hollande acknowledges 'consequences' of nuclear tests on Polynesia trip

Compensation for the victims of three decades of French nuclear tests was a focus of President François Hollande's visit to French Polynesia on Monday, his first stop on a tour of the Pacific and Latin America.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Zimbabwe to relocate more elephants to China

More African elephants and other animals from Zimbabwe will be sent to China in the near future to provide them better and safer environment, according to a high-ranking official of Zimbabwe. "We are happy that young African animals have been well accommodated here in China.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Biodegradable plastics not the answer to cut marine litter

Widespread adoption of products labelled "biodegradable" will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the ocean or the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment, accord to a United Nations report released yesterday.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Congo Basin under deforestation threat

The Congo Basin in Africa, the world's second-largest tropical forest, is facing a growing threat of deforestation carried out to clear the way for palm oil plantations.

Friday, November 13, 2015

China's animal populations halved over past 40 years

The population of China's terrestrial vertebrates, which includes birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, declined by nearly half in the past 40 years, a report jointly released by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development revealed on Thursday.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Pollution from oil spill on Albanian coastline improves

Albanian agriculture minister Edmond Panariti on Monday said the environmental situation in the Albanian city of Durres that was hit by the recent oil spill has improved, and that the damages to ocean life were superficial.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Tibetan Government in-Exile wants Tibetan eco-system protected

The Tibetan Government in-Exile today called upon the United Nations, the Chinese government and the international community to protect the fragile eco-system and environment of the Tibetan plateau – the roof of the world.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Tibetan PM in-exile warns impact in Northeast from dams built by China in Tibet

Tibetan prime minister in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Monday has warned dam construction in Tibet by China is set to have serious ecological and livelihood implications due to alteration of water flow through Brahmaputra in Northeast.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Rising seas will drown mangrove forests

Mangrove forests around the Indo-Pacific region could be submerged by 2070, threatening fisheries, coastal protection and furthering climate change, researchers at the University of Queensland warn.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Verde island passage in the Philippines. Philippines' research and protection on marine life

Some say the Verde island passage in the Philippines holds the world's most diverse marine ecosystem. Scientists have studied in the region, to help establish marine-protected areas, and solve serious pollution problems menacing the fragile reef system there.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Hundreds of New Species Found in Eastern Himalayas

A new report on wildlife in the Eastern Himalayas says researchers in the area have discovered more than 200 new species, including "walking" fish and a  “sneezing monkey" in the last 6 years.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

China's race for hydroelectric power

China’s race for hydroelectric power has been going on for over 20 years leading to development plans and to the construction of a 28 dam cascade in the Lancang river.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Australian researchers predict that plastic ingestion will affect 99 % of the world's seabird species by 2050.

Researchers from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the majority of seabird species have plastic in their gut.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Una "mortalidad inusual" de ballenas en EE.UU. deja perplejos a los científicos

Treinta grandes ballenas han muerto varadas en las costas de Alaska (EE.UU.). Esta alta cifra de mortalidad ha sido calificada de inusual por los científicos, que ya están investigando para determinar cuáles son las causas.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

World Day to Combat Desertification observed at Expo Milano


Land degradation is a growing threat to global security which needs the attention of the global community, officials and experts said here on Wednesday at the global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification.

EL News