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2022-05-21

International Day for Biological Diversity
IUCN, 2022-05-21
The 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) closes today, 20 May 2022.
CGTN, 2022-05-21
Have you ever thought about what the world would be like if animals and plants all disappeared? No lions galloping on grassland. No birds flying freely in the sky. No dolphins jumping out of water. No living creatures. The world would lose its infinite palette.
Forbes India, 2022-05-21
The need to accommodate local biodiversity is pressing. Indigenous trees not only need much less care and can thrive without pesticides, but they also attract local fauna making up an ecosystem that supports varied species
Times of Malta, 2022-05-21
Ever since 2002, the United Nations has proclaimed May 22 to be The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) in order to increase the understanding, as well as the awareness of biodiversity issues.
University of Cape Town News, 2022-05-21
Research by University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD graduate Dr Gabriella Leighton and colleagues has shown that organochlorine pollutants along Cape Town’s peri-urban fringes are present in concerningly high concentrations in the body tissue of the city’s caracals (or rooikat).
Vietnam Plus, 2022-05-21
Vietnam is joining common efforts to restore the ecosystems in response to International Day for Biological Diversity 2022 themed “Building a shared future for all life”.
edie.net, 2022-05-21
Sunday (22 May) is the UN’s International Day for Biological Diversity. To mark the occasion, edie is highlighting six nature restoration and protection initiatives to have received support from the private sector this season.
News Today, 2022-05-21
A Food exhibition is being organised in the city to mark the International Biodiversity Day (IBD) on May 22. The exhibition, organised by National Biodiversity Authority at the Kalaivanar Arangam, will be open to public from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm, National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) Chairman Dr.V.B.Mathur and Secretary J.Justin Mohan told reporters at the Press Information Bureau (PIB) office today.
Eastmojo,com, 2022-05-21
The Revised Nagaland State Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan (NSBSAP) was launched by Minister for Forests, Environment & Climate Change YM Yollow Konyak on Friday during the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2022.
Devdiscourse, 2022-05-21
New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India • Announces the sale of 10 unique NFTs and each of these NFTs will have 25 tokens and will further open this opportunity to a maximum of 250 buyers • 13 debut Goodness themed NFTs were sold out in under 10 mins of launch last month on World Earth Day • 100 Pipers has pledged to plant 1 million trees over the course of one year, under the 100 Pipers ‘Play for a Cause’ platform, in partnership with AROH Foundation​ After the exemplary response to the launch of India’s first Environment-themed NFTs dedicated to Tree Plantation titled ‘Now Funding Tomorrow’, Seagram’s 100 Pipers has upped its game by dropping another set of unique environmentally linked NFTs.
Free Press Journal, 2022-05-21
The International Day for Biological Diversity is day sanctioned by the United Nations for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is observed on May 22.
UNDP, 2022-05-21
The Living Bridge of Meghalaya documents the story of the indigenous Khasi people who trained the living aerial roots of the Indian rubber fig tree to serve as bridges. These living root bridges crisscross rivers that swell in violent monsoons, which would likely wash away any other form of bridge.
RTE News (Ireland), 2022-05-21
This week is National Biodiversity week in Ireland and the National Biodiversity Data Centre want us to celebrate and help protect our biodiversity. There is a lot going on, from counting hedgehogs to celebrating hedgerows!
United Nations (UN), 2022-05-21
Ahead of the International Day for Biodiversity on 22 May, Elizabeth Mrema, the Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, speaks about the interlinkages between climate change and biodiversity loss.
International Atomic Energy Agency, 2022-05-21
The topic of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity is “building a shared future for all life”. It celebrates all the efforts to bend the curve of biodiversity loss at a time when biodiversity is declining faster than ever in human history.
Art Fix Daily, 2022-05-21
The Biodiversity Day 2022 theme is “Building a shared future for all life” to continue building momentum and support for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be adopted at the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference #COP15.
Republic of Slovenia, 2022-05-21
We will be celebrating three very important nature-related events in the upcoming days – the European Natura 2000 Day (21 May), the International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May), and the European Day of Parks (24 May).
New Age, 2022-05-21
INTERNATIONAL Biodiversity Day is observed on May 22 every year and the day is important in raising awareness about biodiversity and in deciding what to do about it. The day falls under the UN Sustainable Development Goals of the post-2015 development agenda.

2022-05-19

Climate Change
AZoCleanTech, 2022-05-19
According to a new study, tropical trees in rainforest regions of Australia have been dying at double the previous rate from the 1980s. This is apparently due to climate impacts.
VICE, 2022-05-19
The climate crisis is making heat waves like the one currently gripping India and Pakistan more than 100 times more likely to occur than they would be otherwise, a new study by the U.K. government has found.
Phys.org, 2022-05-19
One day more than 3,000 years ago, someone lost a shoe at the place we today call Langfonne in the Jotunheimen mountains. The shoe is 28 cm long, which roughly corresponds to a modern size 36 or 37. The owner probably considered the shoe to be lost for good, but on 17 September 2007 it was found again—virtually intact.
Yale Environment 360, 2022-05-19
The UN’s first climate conference took place in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, and in the intervening decades we have had a series of global meetings and countless assessments and studies.
Guardian (International Edition), 2022-05-19
Climate change and rising costs are causing supermarkets in France to run out of dijon mustard, raising questions over whether the shortage could spread to other countries.
ForeignPolicy, 2022-05-19
As global emissions continue to surge, setting the world on a course to barrel past critical climate targets, the planet is rapidly becoming a place of brutal extremes—one of record heat waves, torrential rain, and searing droughts.
Communication, Education and Public Awareness
Guardian (International Edition), 2022-05-19
The Evidence Project is a photography-led campaign created by Britta Jaschinski, Keith Wilson and Arturo de Frías focusing on the impact of the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and the causes of viral pandemics.
Conference of the Parties
Environewsnigeria, 2022-05-19
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Conference to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Ibrahim Thiaw, and a high-level representative of Côte d’Ivoire, will at a conference on Friday, May 20, 2022, present the outcomes of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UNCCD taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Ecosystem Restoration
Knowable Magazine, 2022-05-19
Back in the 1980s, the Dutch were having problems with their famous “dikes and dams” approach to delta management. The landscape was boring; waterways were lifeless; people faced ever-more-regular and costly summer floods.
Endangered Species
OrilliaMatters, 2022-05-19
Straight from Birds Canada, Tiny council heard that the bird is the word. Nesting on the shores of Woodland Beach for their fourth straight year, a pair of piping plovers have made their impact and mobilized conservation efforts to help produce a healthy clutch and increase their population.
Global News (Canada), 2022-05-19
Quebec beekeepers are calling on the federal and provincial governments for emergency aid as bee populations see a mortality three times higher than the average.
BBC News, 2022-05-19
"He's gone," murmurs Chester Zoo vet Gabby Drake - holding a stethoscope to the feathered chest of a 28-year-old, bright red tropical parrot.