biodiversity

The evils of bees threaten agriculture

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Pollinators have never been more threatened, and humanity has never needed them more: this is the conclusion of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in its first report published on Friday 26 February on the occasion of its fourth plenary meeting in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). 

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alive

Boullimics: when bio-designers hack into nature

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The Ecole Boulle de Paris hosts three conferences on living worlds. This cycle Les BOULLIMICS shows how nature, the body and the brain are nowadays kneaded and reconfigured by our biotechniques. Synthetic life colonizes our organisms and our imaginations. Artists, designers, biohackers, engineers, biologists... invent organic objects...

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biodiversity law

Biodiversity: a law to reverse the trend?

Are we on the verge of a 6th species extinction crisis? Scientists estimate that 60 % of global ecosystem services are being degraded. COP 21 has just concluded, reaffirming the importance of biodiversity for adaptation and the fight against climate change, thus confirming the importance of biodiversity for

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Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is close to boiling.

The NGO WWF has just published an alarming report which affirms, with supporting evidence, the state of burn-out in the Mediterranean. This inland sea so dear to our culture, which is home to more than 150 million people on its coasts and shelters between 4 and 17 % of known marine species do not have the capacity to support the development of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Academy of Technology

Biodiversity and regional planning: locality and globality,

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The Academy of Technologies recommends dynamic management of biodiversity in land use planning projects. This opinion is at the heart of current events, especially when we see the massive opposition linked to the Grand Ouest airport project, known as the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport project, which is giving rise to lively local and national controversies between

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biomimicry

New promoters of bioinspired inventions

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The year 2015 has been marked by events to show the advantages of biomimicry for the industry. The next biodiversity law, which will be discussed in January in the Senate, should strengthen the impetus in this area. Stakes and prospects. "It is not up to nature to produce like our factories, it is up to our

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biodiversity

Crickets have "leakage" in ideas

Discovering a new communication system in animals is unusual for the scientific world. But it is also very rare to demonstrate that a communication system between males and females derives from sensory circuits initially used by the species in a context of predator avoidance... Yet this is what

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biodiversity

Man, this wolf for nature!

How did we get here? This is the nagging question we ask ourselves every time we hear of the disappearance of a species or the depletion of natural resources. Our world in crisis needs an explanation and to retrace the history of man's influence on nature in order to have a vision of it.

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zigoneshi

Zigoneshi: time for dialogue!

These 23, 26, 27 and 28 ctobre 2015, come and find your roots with the Kogi Elders, these Indians who are one of the last pre-Colombian peoples to preserve an ancestral way of life in complete harmony with their environment in the Sierra Nevada (Colombia). This people is today threatened by the

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sciences

INRA's Participatory Sciences Mission

A mission on participatory sciences has been entrusted by the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research to François Houllier, CEO of INRA and President of the National Research Alliance for the Environment (AllEnvi) in order to promote its development. By the end of the year, he will propose to

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