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Climate Change
Guardian (International Edition), 2022-05-25
Muhammad Akbar, 40, sells dried chickpeas on a wheelbarrow in Jacobabad, and has suffered heatstroke three times in his life. But now, he says, the heat is getting worse. “In those days there were many trees in the whole city and there was no shortage of water and we had other facilities so we could easily beat the heat.
CBC (Canada), 2022-05-25
Last Saturday's severe thunderstorm and strong winds caused extensive damage across Waterloo Region and Guelph. Uprooted trees and snapped branches damaged cars, homes, property. In Ontario, nine of the ten people killed by the storm, and its aftermath, died from being struck by felled trees or tree limbs. In one case, a woman in Brant county died when a tree fell on her camping trailer.
New Scientist, 2022-05-25
Some say it is indispensable if we are serious about hitting net-zero emissions targets. Others insist it is unnecessary and unconscionable. Here is what you need to know about nuclear energy now
ZME Science, 2022-05-25
Traditional farmlands in the Central and Eastern United States will need to shift under climate change, according to new research from Emory University.
Voice of America, 2022-05-25
Heat waves like the ones roasting South Asia this year don't just sap people's strength. They drain people's finances in ways that are not always obvious.
World Economic Forum, 2022-05-25
Many companies are rightly focused on managing their impact on the climate. But these companies should not forget the climate’s impact on them.
News Wise, 2022-05-25
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is calling on kidney health professionals to take action to address the impact of climate change on the 850 million people—including more than 37 million Americans—living with kidney diseases across the world who are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
WFP, 2022-05-25
Two decades ago, Jean Nkeramihigo and Francine Kanyana moved to the commune of Vumbi, in Kirundo, Burundi, in search of land so they could start their own farm and bring up a family.
RTE News (Ireland), 2022-05-25
The Head of Group Office for Ireland at the European Investment Bank, Cormac Murphy, has said that firms are waking up to the reality of what climate change and the green transition means for them.
National Geographic, 2022-05-25
Everyone knows the horrible feeling: A stuffy night, just a little too warm, leads to restless sleep, and then next morning, you feel like a slow, groggy shell of yourself.
New Statesman (UK), 2022-05-25
Our old world, the one that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years,” Mike Davis declared in 2010, “has ended.” A decade later, David Wallace-Wells sounded the same death-knell in his 2019 book The Uninhabitable Earth: “The climate system that raised us… is now, like a parent, dead.”, 2022-05-25
Climate change gives rise to more unstable weather, local droughts and extreme temperature records, but a coherent theory relating local and global climate is still under active development.
Business and Biodiversity
Guardian (International Edition), 2022-05-25
The building of the world’s largest bioreactors to produce cultivated meat has been announced, with the potential to supply tens of thousands of shops and restaurants. Experts said the move could be a “gamechanger” for the nascent industry.
Cities and Biodiversity
RNZ, 2022-05-25
Within their Nature in the City Strategy, Hamilton City Council set themselves the ambitious target of moving from 1.8% to 10% native vegetation cover in Kirikiriroa by 2050. Across the city there are hundreds of patches of green that they could target for native regeneration. So where should they start?
Communication, Education and Public Awareness
Manila Standard, 2022-05-25
Visitors look at the newly-opened temporary art exhibition of Philippine endemic and native species of plants and animals at the National Museum in Manila as part of Biodiversity Day and National Heritage Month.
Ecosystem Restoration
The Hill, 2022-05-25
Researchers are calling upon policymakers to invest in the ecological restoration of abandoned farmlands — arguing that doing so could help mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Endangered Species
Guardian (International Edition), 2022-05-25
Half of Britain’s butterfly species are now listed as threatened with extinction after five more joined the new “red list” of endangered butterflies.
Forest Biodiversity
CBC (Canada), 2022-05-25
I stood on the street corner — my first Saturday protest at the Fairview forest — filled with dread. Would I be able to handle the two hours on my own? I didn't like being away from home where I knew it was safe; I'd been through too many panic attacks in public spaces over the last 10 years.
Governance, Law and Policy
Guardian (International Edition), 2022-05-25
Financial assistance for developing countries must be at the top of the agenda for UN climate talks this year, the host country, Egypt, has made clear, as governments will be required to follow through on promises made at the Cop26 summit last year.
Guardian (International Edition), 2022-05-25
The road to a landmark legal victory compelling the Dutch government to take climate action began a decade ago when the 2022 Goldman prize winner Marjan Minnesma received an official letter saying the government did not want to be a frontrunner in tackling the climate crisis.
BBC News, 2022-05-25
The government introduces a bill to Parliament on Wednesday paving the way for genetically edited plants and animals to be grown and raised for food in England.
The Conversation, 2022-05-25
Before the 2019 federal election, many people expected Australia would vote for faster climate action. That, of course, didn’t happen. But just three years later, the climate election arrived at last. The question is – what changed?
Mongabay (India), 2022-05-25
Tanzania’s Rufiji Delta is arguably the mangrove capital of East Africa, home to around 55,000 hectares (135,900 acres) of mangrove forest. In the face of the climate crisis, mangroves like this play an important role sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Deccan Herald, 2022-05-25
The Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which was introduced in parliament last year and is being studied by a joint parliamentary committee now, has raised concerns among parliamentarians, experts and organisations that work for the protecti...
CISION, 2022-05-25
Canada is driving ambitious action with international partners to fight climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. To keep delivering for people around the world, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will advance Canada's leadership internationally for cooperation at three important back-to-back gatherings in Europe over the coming week.
Invasive Alien Species
Vox, 2022-05-25
They have the body of an eel, the mouth of a sarlacc, and the diet of a vampire. Sea lampreys are fish native to the Atlantic Ocean and the rivers that flow into it. But more than a century ago, they found their way into the Great Lakes, where they multiplied and became one of the most destructive invasive species in US history.
Island Biodiversity
Loop News Jamaica, 2022-05-25
Jamaicans are being urged to take personal responsibility for perserving the evvironment.
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Mongabay (India), 2022-05-25
Sierra Leone — As dawn breaks, the fishing wharf at Tamba Kula in Freetown buzzes with the movement of early-morning commerce. Fishers just back from days spent far out at sea unload their catch from wooden boats, hauling snapper, barracuda and other fish out of icy compartments into cartons carried onto shore.
NDTV (India), 2022-05-25
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology have found mountains of sugar beneath seagrass meadows across the world's oceans. Seagrass meadows are extremely efficient at capturing carbon, and are one of the world's top carbon capturing ecosystems.
Guardian (International Edition), 2022-05-25
The popping sound, like milk hitting puffed rice cereal, that you hear when putting your head underwater is not your ear adjusting to a different atmosphere – it is the sound of the submarine world.