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2012-03-27 20:34:57

Paris-based DIVERSITAS to spearhead global investigation into the '5 Ws' of biodiversity loss and how to mitigate it Concluding a four-year global consultation, international experts have agreed on key efforts needed to reduce the on-going loss of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. On Day 2 of the Planet under Pressure conference in London (planetunderpressure2012.net) March 27, leaders of the global biodiversity research programme DIVERSITAS described the urgent need to...

2011-02-17 21:26:48

How should a new 'IPCC for biodiversity' work? Leading world scientists offer prescription Scientific advice on the consequences of specific policy options confronting government decision makers is key to managing global biodiversity change. That's the view of leading scientists anxiously anticipating the first meeting of a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)-like mechanism for biodiversity at which its workings and work program will be defined. Writing in the journal...

2010-11-12 01:39:16

The international scientific community has identified five Grand Challenges that, if addressed in the next decade, will deliver knowledge to enable sustainable development, poverty eradication, and environmental protection in the face of global change. The Grand Challenges for Earth system science, published today, are the result of broad consultation as part of a visioning process spearheaded by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in cooperation with the International Social Science...

2010-10-15 01:16:23

International Year of Biodiversity's mounting losses mean Nagoya convention critical turning point While not an outright failure, a 2010 goal set by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for staunching the loss of the world's species fell far short of expectations for "The International Year of Biodiversity." What does this mean for the 20 proposed 2020 goals being considered by the 10th conference of parties at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, on Oct. 18-29,...

2009-10-12 07:56:08

Growing water needs, mismanagement leading to 'catastrophic decline' in freshwater biodiversity The world will miss its agreed target to stem biodiversity loss by next year, according to experts convening in Cape Town for a landmark conference devoted to biodiversity science. The goal was agreed at the 6th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in April 2003. Some 123 world ministers committed to "achieve, by 2010, a significant reduction of the current rate of...

2005-10-25 17:31:43

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Better protection for the diversity of the planet's creatures and plants could help shield humans from diseases like AIDS, Ebola or bird flu and save billions of dollars in health care costs, researchers said on Tuesday. They said human disruptions to biodiversity -- from roads through the Amazon jungle to deforestation in remote parts of Africa -- had made people more exposed to new diseases that originate in wildlife....

2005-10-25 17:30:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO -- Better protection for the diversity of the planet's creatures and plants could help shield humans from diseases like AIDS, Ebola or bird flu and save billions of dollars in health care costs, researchers said on Tuesday. They said human disruptions to biodiversity -- from roads through the Amazon jungle to deforestation in remote parts of Africa -- had made people more exposed to new diseases that originate in wildlife. "Biodiversity not...

2005-10-25 13:04:47

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Better protection for the diversity of the planet's creatures and plants could help shield humans from diseases like AIDS, Ebola or bird flu and save billions of dollars in health care costs, researchers said on Tuesday. They said human disruptions to biodiversity -- from roads through the Amazon jungle to deforestation in remote parts of Africa -- had made people more exposed to new diseases that originate in wildlife....

2005-10-25 12:34:42

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Better protection for the diversity of the planet's creatures and plants could help shield humans from diseases like AIDS, Ebola or bird flu and save billions of dollars in health care costs, researchers said on Tuesday. They said human disruptions to biodiversity - from roads through the Amazon jungle to deforestation in remote parts of Africa - had made people more exposed to new diseases that originate in wildlife....


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.