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Tag : Biodiversity (123)

Beef, lamb, lobster or fish?

University of Tasmania / 04 April 2018

A new study by a team of Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and Canadian scientists has found that catching most types of fish produces far less carbon per kilo of protein than land-based alternatives such as beef or lamb.

The researchers undertaking the study found that fisheries for small pelagic species such as anchovies and sardines emit a fraction of the carbon generated by red meat production.

On average, global fisheries have a low-carbon footprint similar to that of poultry.

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A Call to Life: Preview

Climate Action/Music and the Spoken Word / 17 March 2018

Concert pianist Rachelle McCabe and creative writer Kathleen Dean Moore inspire audiences to defend the wild, reeling world in a performance that weaves powerful spoken words into Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli.”

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Green growth explained

TheRulesOrg / 26 March 2018

Green Growth is the big plan to deal with environmental damage while still growing the global economy. Can we trust it?

Destruction of nature as dangerous as climate change

The Guardian / Jonathan Watts / 23 March 2018

Human destruction of nature is rapidly eroding the world’s capacity to provide food, water and security to billions of people, according to the most comprehensive biodiversity study in more than a decade.

Such is the rate of decline that the risks posed by biodiversity loss should be considered on the same scale as those of climate change, noted the authors of the UN-backed report, which was released in Medellin, Colombia on Friday.

Among the standout findings are that exploitable fisheries in the world’s most populous region – the Asia-Pacific – are on course to decline to zero by 2048; that freshwater availability in the Americas has halved since the 1950s and that 42% of land species in Europe have declined in the past decade.

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Global warming will trigger steep decline in ocean fisheries

Digital Journal / Karen Graham / 09 March 2018

The effects of climate change on the world’s oceans will trigger a dramatic decline in global fisheries output if the current warming trend is left unchecked, a new study has suggested.

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine are projecting increases in greenhouse gas emissions could suppress marine biological productivity for a thousand years or more in a study published in the journal Science on May 9, 2018.

The study points out that most studies on climate change risks focus on what will happen by 2100, and overlook extra “catastrophic effects” such as the effect global warming will have on ocean life for hundreds of years to come.

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FAB Nature Camp registration

Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network

Camp Registration is now open for the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Family of Nature Camps!

We have two great locations this season: Landon Bay Centre, Gananoque and Kendrick’s Park, Lyndhurst

Register online or visit us at one of the upcoming registration events:
April 7, 2018 at the Lansdowne Community Centre
April 21, 2018 at the Gananoque Arena

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The Transition Framework

The Transition Towns movement aims toward veering away from excessive consumption – to deal with the conjoined problems of peak oil and climate change – but also in the belief that we may create an essentially more contented society, through building strong and resilient local communities. We will get to know our neighbours better, because we shall all need one another in the time to come.

— Chris Rhodes, Resource Insights (03 June 2013)
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