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#130531
2021-09-23

A game changer that will help safeguard humanity': Philanthropies pledge record $5bn for nature protection

Nine philanthropic organisations have collectively pledged to provide $5bn for projects that advance progress towards a goal of protecting 30 per cent of land and ocean by 2030, in a donation that has been touted as the largest-ever private funding commitment for biodiversity.

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#130532
2021-09-23

Climate, biodiversity fight gets $5B shot in the arm

In an announcement today at New York Climate Week, nine philanthropic organizations — including the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation, Nia Tero and the Bezos Earth Fund — pledged US$ 5 billion over the next decade to support the creation and expansion of protected areas, sustainable management o ...

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#130533
2021-09-23

WWF hails largest-ever private funding commitment for biodiversity as a “momentous move for a ‘nature-positive’ world”

Game changing new funding for biodiversity - representing the biggest-ever philanthropic commitment to nature conservation - and commitments to stop harmful investments will be announced today at a high-level event on the margins of the UN General Assembly in a move described by WWF as a game ch ...

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#130538
2021-09-23

EXPLAINER: Philanthropists pledge $5 bln for growing global push to protect nature

Private donors make largest-ever funding pledge for nature, as governments work on a new global pact to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystems vital for clean air, water and food

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#130539
2021-09-23

Don’t be fooled, the biodiversity crisis is a global security crisis

Earlier this week, nine philanthropic organisations launched the “Protecting Our Planet Challenge” and pledged $5 billion to protect and conserve 30% of the planet by 2030 (30×30). This can be achieved by supporting protected areas and indigenous stewardship of their territories. This marks the ...

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#130540
2021-09-23

Expo 2020 Dubai: 'Climate and Biodiversity Week' to spur the world into action to protect our planet

Dubai: Mobilising the world for the health of our planet, Climate and Biodiversity Week will take place October 3 to 9, 2021, at Expo 2020 Dubai, just a month ahead of United Nations’ vital Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

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#130541
2021-09-23

Nigeria To Establish 10 National Parks To Tackle Biodiversity Loss, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that 10 new national parks will be established as part of moves to tackle biodiversity loss. The Nigerian leader said this on Wednesday in a video message to the hybrid High-Level event tagged “Transformative Actions for Nature and People” on the margins ...

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#130542
2021-09-23

78 financial institutions managing more than $10 trillion in assets urging governments to halt & reverse biodiversity loss.

Together with Ceres, Inc., the Public Policy Advocacy working group of the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation coordinated this statement directed to the Global Biodiversity Framework negotiating governments ahead of COP15

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#130543
2021-09-23

Have climate change predictions matched reality? Podcast

For decades, scientists have warned that unchecked global warming could bring climate extremes such as severe droughts, flash floods and rising sea levels. In this episode of The Conversation Weekly, we talk to three climate change experts on how predictions of a changing world are holding up ag ...

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#130544
2021-09-23

Biden’s EPA orders slash in climate-warming chemicals used in air-conditioning and refrigeration

The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a sharp cutback in the the use and production of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, the climate-warming chemicals widely used in air-conditioning and refrigeration.

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#130545
2021-09-23

Why aren’t more big bike firms tracking their environmental impact?

Trek, one of the world’s biggest bicycle brands, recently released its sustainability report for 2021. Remarkably, this appears to be the first time a major bike company has published such a document.

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#130546
2021-09-23

Boris Johnson tells UN that Cop26 must be ‘turning point for humanity’

Cop26 must be a “turning point for humanity” in just 40 days’ time, Boris Johnson has urged in a call to arms to fellow global leaders ahead of the climate summit in Glasgow.

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#130547
2021-09-23

Project to Expand the Marine Territory of Cocos Island Begins the Final Stretch

In order to protect new sites of marine conservation interest, the government and environmentalists seek to expand the marine territory of Cocos Island, while the fishing sector – artisanal, longliner, purse seine fishing and tourist fishing – expresses their opposition to the plan. at a time wh ...

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#130548
2021-09-23

New protections for high value conservation areas

The NSW Government has today announced the opening of nominations to identify and protect Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value (AOBVs) on both private and public lands across New South Wales.

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#130549
2021-09-23

Endangered monkeys thrive amid harmony with human guardians in S China

A team of forest rangers has dedicated years to protecting white-headed langurs, with their conservation efforts helping to ensure a thriving population of the critically endangered species in a nature reserve in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

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#130550
2021-09-23

FEATURED: Tracking Rwanda’s progress towards biodiversity conservation targets

Rwanda made remarkable achievements in biodiversity conservation from 2016 to 2020 according to the 6th report on the status of implementing the ‘Biological Diversity Convention’.

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#130551
2021-09-23

The Private Sector Takes a Stand for Oceans During Climate Week

Climate Week in New York City started out with a clear message: The time for talking has passed; put your words into action. Climate action comes in many forms — policy change, investments in ecosystem restoration, clean technology innovation and much more. Oceans, increasingly under threat from ...

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#130552
2021-09-23

Report: Global warming is causing 'unprecedented changes' to oceans

Human-induced global warming is "causing unprecedented changes" to the oceans including warming waters, decreasing ice levels and rising seas, according to a recently published report by more than 150 scientists.

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#130553
2021-09-23

Africa’s remaining forests are under pressure: This is no time to sideline forest carbon markets

We need both carbon offsetting and deep decarbonization at source, not either/or, to make substantive progress with climate change.

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#130554
2021-09-23

Bat guts become less healthy through diet of 'fast food' from banana plantations

Nectar-feeding bats foraging in intensively managed banana plantations in Costa Rica have a less diverse set of gut microbes in comparison to bats feeding in their natural forest habitat or organic plantations, reveals new research published today in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

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#130555
2021-09-23

Lake Maracaibo, lightning capital of the world

One firebolt after another illuminates a stilt-house settlement where the Catatumbo river flows into Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo, the lightning capital of the world.

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#130556
2021-09-23

The Best Place to Watch Monarch Butterflies Migrate Might Be This Little California Beach Town

As the air cools and sunlight declines each fall, thousands of western monarch butterflies return to California to overwinter. One of the best places to watch the colorful spectacle is Pismo Beach.

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#130557
2021-09-23

Listen to Millions of Monarch Butterflies Making One of the Rarest Sounds on Earth

Monarch butterflies, fluttering in their millions on 3,000-mile journeys, as luminous as stained glass. Seeing them mass migrate is one of the world’s great spectacles. But what about hearing them?

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#130558
2021-09-23

1972: The start of China’s environmental journey

Next month, China is set to host a major UN environmental conference, after a delay of more than a year due to Covid-19. The 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15), to be held in Kunming from Oct 11-15, will not be the first UN environmental talks ...

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#130559
2021-09-23

These 8 business leaders are championing a nature-positive economy – Here's why

We know, now more than ever, that our fate as a species is deeply connected with the fate of our natural environment. Nature loss has tangible business and economic impacts. Over half the world’s total GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature and its services and is therefore at risk. We ...

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#130560
2021-09-23

The secret life of baby octopuses

Some of the most amazing creatures live in the deep blue sea. Cuttlefish, squids and octopuses, for example. These soft-bodied cephalopods have a strikingly sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, three hearts, and an extraordinary ability to switch the color and texture of their skin to ...

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#130561
2021-09-23

Female skinks store sperm for dry spells

Female tree skinks can reproduce even when they have not encountered a male for more than a year, by storing sperm from previous mates, according to new research.

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#130562
2021-09-23

Non-native fish are main consumers of salmon in reservoirs

When warmwater fish species like bass, walleye and crappie that are not native to the Pacific Northwest, but prized by some anglers, overlap with baby spring chinook salmon in reservoirs in Oregon's Willamette River they consume more baby salmon than native fish per individual, new research found.

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#130563
2021-09-23

Creating chicory plants without bitter compounds

Researchers have used new breeding techniques to develop a chicory variety that no longer contains bitter compounds. Katarina Cankar, plant researcher at Wageningen University & Research: "In the European CHIC project, we are working on improved industrial chicory varieties (related to witloof) ...

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#130564
2021-09-23

Low-level helicopter flights map mineral deposits near Salmon, Idaho

The result of a geophysical survey in a remote part of eastern Idaho could have economic impacts on the Gem State by identifying locations to extract cobalt and other minerals.

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#130565
2021-09-23

How fish can still be part of a more sustainable food future

If you want to reduce your personal impact on the environment, cutting back on eating animal products is one of the simplest things you can do. But becoming vegan and eating only plants is unlikely to be an appropriate solution for everyone in the world.

News Headlines
#130566
2021-09-23

What is COP26? How the pivotal UN conference could avert global climate 'catastrophe'

The COP26 international climate talks in Glasgow this November couldn't come at a more crucial time. A state-of-the-science report published by the UN in August showed that the world is warming faster than scientists previously thought, and that slashing greenhouse gas emissions by at least half ...

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#130567
2021-09-23

Young People Are Very, Very Anxious About Climate Change

Maybe it’s the wildfires, or the hurricanes, or the changes to the plants and animals that surround us, but our children are feeling the impact of the climate emergency.

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#130568
2021-09-23

On course for healthier, more sustainable soil

If we want to transition to a greener, healthier and more climate resilient Europe, it is important to ensure our soils are in good condition. However, the quality of soils is worsening because of unsustainable management practices, depletion of resources, climate change and pollution

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#130569
2021-09-23

Beira: A city's fight against climate change

In 2019, Cyclone Idai devastated Mozambique's port city of Beira. The city is now setting up large green areas designed to absorb future floodwaters – but entire fishing communities need to relocate.

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#130503
2021-09-22

Investors call for stronger global biodiversity framework to be delivered at COP15

A group of investors worth more than $10.6trn in assets under management has issued a statement ahead of the Convention on Biological Diversity's COP15 next month, calling for heightened global action to end deforestation and ensure sustainable land use.

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#130504
2021-09-22

Biodiversity Crisis: Animals & plants of Macedon Ranges exhibition

Biodiversity Crisis: Animals & plants of the Macedon Ranges exhibition. Did you know that 376 animal species and 1,457 varieties of native plants have been recorded in the Macedon Ranges? But the Macedon Ranges is facing a biodiversity crisis, with many threatened species at risk of extinction.

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#130506
2021-09-22

Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by The American Petroleum Institute — Bezos promises $1 billion for biodiversity

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos announced on Monday that he would put $1 billion into conserving critical landscapes in places like the Amazon and the Congo Basin, The New York Times reported.

News Headlines
#130507
2021-09-22

Three Pregnant Killer Whales Might Save Their Population From the Brink of Extinction

Aerial drones have been used by scientists to monitor the populations of critically endangered animals such as killer whales. Doctors Holly Fearnbach of SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research and Doctor John Durban of Southall Environmental Associates of Washington state had discovered t ...

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#130508
2021-09-22

Rare Rhino Species Sees Dramatic Population Growth – From Just 100 to 3,700 Today – as Poaching Falls

The populations of several species and subspecies of rhinoceros are increasing, some dramatically, while poaching rates in east Asia have plummeted over the decade, a new report from the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) reveals.

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#130509
2021-09-22

Understanding squirrel personalities can help us better protect endangered species

Do animals have personalities? We don’t tend to think that they do, but new research brings more evidence that we’ve been too hasty to assume this.

News Headlines
#130510
2021-09-22

Soft corals, hard problem: New technique reveals corals vulnerable to bleaching

UNSW marine biologists have developed a method for identifying Australia's soft corals that are most vulnerable—and most resistant—to rising sea temperatures and episodes of coral bleaching, and therefore, which species are in most urgent need of protection.

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#130511
2021-09-22

Driven away by forest fires, wild horses return to Turkey’s Antalya

One month after the forest fires that ravaged the southern Turkish province of Antalya, wild horses who fled their habitat are back to Eynif Plain. Herds of free-roaming horses in Ibradı district, one of the locations hit by the forest fires that continued from July to August, dazzle visitors to ...

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#130512
2021-09-22

Rethinking resilience in the face of climate change

By the time Hurricane Ida hit Philadelphia in early September, it had already dropped massive rainfall on parts of the Gulf Coast. As the storm continued north, record-breaking downpours in New York City led to extensive flooding. Then images started to emerge of water rising so high it reached ...

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#130513
2021-09-22

Animals' limbs are stretching and warping because of climate change

Joel Asaph Allen is one of the most famous ornithologists in American history, and even a brief scanning of his career helps illustrate why. The 19th century scientist traveled from the Dakota Territory to Brazil in order to collect specimens.

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#130514
2021-09-22

Bad news for pasta lovers: the effect of climate change on food staples

Domesticated maize has been shaping civilization for about 9,000 years, and still provides a big portion of the developing world’s calories. By the 2040s, though, the odds that the four countries producing nearly all global maize exports will simultaneously lose more than 10% of their crop may b ...

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#130515
2021-09-22

Climate change: Wildlife and plant species decline 'a crisis'

Stopping the decline in wildlife and plant species is as important as tackling climate change, the head of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has said. Clare Pillman said nature was in "crisis" and new targets were needed. All five of the UK's environment watchdogs - including NRW - have published a ...

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#130516
2021-09-22

‘Ecofeminism is about respect’: the activist working to revolutionise west African farming

Outside Mariama Sonko’s home in the Casamance region of southern Senegal pink shells hang on improvised nets that will be placed in mangroves to provide a breeding spot for oysters.

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#130517
2021-09-22

How green is your food? Eco-labels can change the way we eat, study shows

It’s lunchtime at a workplace cafeteria in Birmingham, and employees returning to work after months away during the coronavirus pandemic are noticing something has changed. Next to the sandwiches and hot and cold dishes is a small globe symbol, coloured green, orange or red with a letter in the ...

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#130518
2021-09-22

WHO cuts guideline limits on air pollution from fossil fuels

The World Health Organization has cut its recommended limits for air pollution and urged nations to tackle dirty air and save millions of lives.

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