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#133441
2022-02-23

Forest bioeconomy is an essential part of mitigating and adapting to climate change

The role of the forest sector in mitigating and adapting to climate change is important and diverse. However, making full use of the forest bioeconomy in mitigating and adapting to climate change requires climate-smart forestry tailored to local conditions.

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#133442
2022-02-23

The problem with the climate change problem

Today’s environmental rallying cry is “Net zero 2050.” Nice slogan, but it’s an empty commitment. Like all complex challenges, the climate change conundrum is a grey and fuzzy one.

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#133443
2022-02-23

Influences of summer warming and nutrient availability on Salix glauca L. growth in Greenland along an ice to sea gradient

The combined effects of climate change and nutrient availability on Arctic vegetation growth are poorly understood. Archaeological sites in the Arctic could represent unique nutrient hotspots for studying the long-term effect of nutrient enrichment.

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#133444
2022-02-23

What Does Building Back Better Look Like?

Sunny-day flooding in historical downtowns. Disappearing shorelines. Homes destroyed by yet another hurricane. The hazards of climate change to coastal cities are ramping up. In the United States, political momentum has been building—in fits and starts—to confront the threat.

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#133445
2022-02-23

Global warming and land use change to drive more extreme wildfires

Extreme wildfires are set to become more frequent, increasing by around 50% by the end of this century, according to a new UN report.

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#133446
2022-02-23

Fiji gets to tell its own climate story in new books for children

Suva, Fiji – A disposable mask flies out of an overflowing bin that hasn’t been shut properly; in the course of one night it encounters a seagull, a whale and a school of sleeping fish who fervently attempt to chase it out of their homes – afraid it might kill them, just like so many other scary ...

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#133447
2022-02-23

Latest Discovery: Fish & Quid Found in the Central Arctic Ocean

Small fish are abundant in the 200-600 m deep Atlantic water layer of the Amundsen Basin, according to a unique hydroacoustic dataset collected by the EFICA Consortium, which revealed a "deep scattering layer" (DSL) consisting of zooplanktion and fish along the MOSAiC expedition's 3170 km long t ...

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#133448
2022-02-23

Oxygen Levels Measured in a Lung of the Deep Ocean

The Labrador Sea plays a vital role in supplying oxygen to deep-sea life across the world. Now, a Canadian-German team has, for the first time, measured the amount of oxygen exiting the Labrador Sea basin, using data from a deep-ocean current.

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#133438
2022-02-23

Researchers' Plan of Using Insect Wingbeats Will Help Quantify Biodiversity

Open access to sequence data is a cornerstone of biology and biodiversity research, but has created tension under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Policy decisions could compromise research and development, unless a practical multilateral solution is implemented.

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#133449
2022-02-23

Why is ocean literacy key to protecting our marine ecosystems?

Ocean travels to Malta and the Netherlands to meet the enthusiasts attempting to raise public awareness about the health of our seas and the marine environment. Facebook

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#133450
2022-02-23

Our urban forests are in peril. 'Garden Bro' to the rescue!

With his tousled black hair and heart-melting smile, Gabe Verduzco certainly has the looks of an influencer, but instead of sharing dance moves or crazy pranks he's making his mark on social media by posting pictures of insects and native flowers, or himself in an orange workman's vest climbing ...

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#133451
2022-02-23

Wildlife groups urge MPs to back protest amendments to crime bill

Bumblebee and butterfly conservationists are among dozens of environmental groups calling on MPs to back amendments removing powers to curtail protest from the government’s crime bill.

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#133453
2022-02-23

Specieswatch: Britain’s seagrass-loving pipefish

There are six varieties of pipefish living in British waters, the most noticeable of them being the largest, the greater pipefish, Syngnathus acus. For the amateur, the types are fairly difficult to distinguish from one another, with all species being long, thin and bony, and the juveniles of on ...

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#133454
2022-02-23

Why the cost of mitigating climate change can't be boiled down to one right number

Back in November 2019, before the pandemic began, would you have guessed how important videoconferencing like Zoom would be in people's lives just a few months later?

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#133455
2022-02-23

Researchers map New York State methane emissions with a mobile laboratory

While carbon dioxide emissions have received most of the attention in the fight against global warming, there are other lesser-known greenhouses gases, including methane.

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#133456
2022-02-23

Probing the mysteries of deep, dense Antarctic seawater

In the deepest reaches of the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica lies the Antarctic Bottom Water, a mass of the coldest, densest lower layer of water in Earth's oceans.

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#133457
2022-02-23

Optimal soil phosphorus reduces fertilizer-derived nitrous oxide emissions

A new scientific paper from Teagasc has shown that getting soil phosphorus (P) levels right through a fertilizer program can significantly reduce emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), a potent greenhouse gas.

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#133458
2022-02-23

Insulated hives could protect bees from next summer's heat waves

It was a macabre sight. Dozens of dead drone bees spread over the ground, looking as if they had literally exploded from the inside out.

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#133459
2022-02-23

Researchers find genetic 'fingerprints' of ancient migrations in modern-day United Arab Emirates

A team of geneticists and archaeologists have analyzed the fine-scale genetic structure and ancestry of nearly 1,200 people from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and found genetic traces of population mixing spanning thousands of years.

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#133460
2022-02-23

In trio of storms hitting Western Europe, role of climate change is complicated

This past week, the U.K. and Western Europe were hit by a trio of powerful storms that battered the region with wind and rain, causing widespread damage to homes, public buildings and trees.

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#133461
2022-02-23

‘Women for Bees’ project launched

A beekeeping programme aimed at empowering women and conserving biodiversity was officially launched in the presence of Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie earlier this week, according to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

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#133462
2022-02-23

Mexican town celebrates fish saved from extinction

Small-town residents in western Mexico are in celebration mode after their beloved wild tequila fish – an endangered species declared extinct in 1998 – was recently reintroduced into the wild.

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#133463
2022-02-23

The cost of inequality

Deciding on an equitable, inclusive, sustainable development path globally, instead of business as usual, is the only way out of the current crises and to avert future crises.

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#133464
2022-02-23

Feeling ill? Take two hours of nature and call us in the morning

THE WORST PART about living in the largest city in the U.S. is that it often feels like there are more buildings, people, and trash piles than there are trees. But every once in a while, I make the subway journey to the beach or a big park to remind myself that I’m alive and there are green spaces.

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#133466
2022-02-23

Caffeine: Emerging contaminant of global rivers and coastal waters

Whether it’s found in a cup of hot joe, a chunk of chocolate, or an energy drink, caffeine is one of our favorite tipples — but alas, all the mild psychostimulant contained in those daily “pick me ups” has to go somewhere.

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#133467
2022-02-23

Multilateral benefit-sharing from digital sequence information will support both science and biodiversity conservation

Open access to sequence data is a cornerstone of biology and biodiversity research, but has created tension under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Policy decisions could compromise research and development, unless a practical multilateral solution is implemented.

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#133468
2022-02-23

Research Insights: Invasive Alien Species Poses Threat to Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa

IAS induces yield loss, which has major consequences for livelihoods. They are also to blame for the loss or decline of other species. According to a 2021 study, the impact of the IAS on agriculture and other important food production initiatives might cost Africa $3.66 trillion per year.

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#133469
2022-02-24

Does nature hold the answer to sustainability? A look at biomimicry and its practical use within the 3D Printing sphere.

If everything we use comes from natural resources and that natural ecosystems are often described as models of sustainability, does that mean that every 3D printed product inspired by nature is de facto a sustainable product? A conversation with Libonati Flavia, researcher and Associate Professo ...

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#133470
2022-02-24

Climate Change Affects Antarctic Silverfish Population in Western Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica; Notothenioidei) is the only indigenous Southern Ocean fish with a fully pelagic life cycle, accounting for approximately 90% of adult and larval fish biomass in coastal parts of the Southern Ocean.

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#133471
2022-02-24

Global warming speeding up world's water cycle

Rising temperatures are accelerating the world's water cycle and triggering natural disasters such as droughts and floods, according to a new report led by Australian researchers.

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#133472
2022-02-24

EXPLAINER-As climate change wreaks havoc globally, IPCC report flags ways to adapt

From Madagascar, where hunger is surging after a recent storm destroyed drought-withered crops, to Brazil's historic mountain town of Petropolis, hit by a deluge that has caused about 200 deaths, the impacts of wilder weather are being felt worldwide.

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#133473
2022-02-24

Editorial | Climate Change Requires More Than Just Talk

The inaugural Israel Climate Change Conference, held by Haaretz and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, took place Wednesday at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

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#133474
2022-02-24

Climate change may increase wildfires by 50% by 2100, study finds

Thanks in large part to climate change, the world's future will be marked by a dramatic increase in wildfires, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Program.

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#133475
2022-02-24

Climate Damage and the Role of Insurance

As a consequence of climate change, extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, heatwaves and storms have increased in frequency and severity. As Domingo Sugranyes of the Pablo VI Foundation says, “global losses from natural disasters in 2020 came to $210 billion, of which $82 billion was i ...

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#133476
2022-02-24

Partnerships a pathway for Mekong’s water security

Alongside saline intrusion, they face decreasing water levels and increased insecurity over water as the cumulative effects of climate change, dam development and environmental degradation set in.

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#133477
2022-02-24

Scientists are recruiting elephant seals to eavesdrop on whales

Roughly a decade ago, a team of biologists glued audio recording devices onto the backs of a handful of elephant seals on the California coast.

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#133478
2022-02-24

World Ocean Summit will bring together ocean community from 1-4 March

Taking place over the course of four days, the virtual week will bring together businesses, scientists, conservationists, governments, investors as well as the civil society to discuss the future of the ocean and what can be done to promote ocean health.

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#133479
2022-02-24

Great Barrier Reef project salvages 70,000 coral fragments

There’s fresh hope for the future of the Great Barrier Reef as scientists and tourism operators are working together to grow new coral and repair the damage from mass bleaching.

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#133481
2022-02-24

More coffee, less gold: Sumatra farmers alarmed over revival of mine project

Indonesian coffee farmers on the island of Sumatra have spoken out against a plan to mine for gold in an area that overlaps with one of the last known habitats of Sumatran tigers and orangutans.

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#133482
2022-02-24

Sabino Gualinga, Amazon shaman and defender of the ‘living forest,’ passes away

Its a sad moment for any Indigenous community when spiritual leaders, those who hold the knowledge of sacred ceremonies and traditions, pass away from this world.

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#133480
2022-02-24

‘Everything is on fire’: Flames rip through Iberá National Park in Argentina

The fires were still several miles away, but Talía Zamboni and her colleagues wanted to work fast. Early in the morning on Feb. 23, they traveled to San Alonso Island in Argentina’s Iberá National Park, where several giant river otters were being housed in a large enclosure, awaiting their relea ...

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#133483
2022-02-24

Researchers predict population trends of birds worldwide

In a study published in Ibis, investigators combined the power of big data and machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence, to predict population declines for bird species with unknown population trends and used correlation analyses to identify predictors of bird population declines worl ...

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#133484
2022-02-24

Supreme court case could restrict Biden’s effort to tackle climate crisis

Joe Biden’s faltering effort to tackle the climate crisis faces a further, potentially devastating, blow on Monday in a supreme court case that experts warn could severely restrict any future US government attempt to limit planet-heating emissions.

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#133485
2022-02-24

Revealed: leading climate research publisher helps fuel oil and gas drilling

Scientists working with one of the world’s largest climate research publishers say they’re increasingly alarmed that the company consults with the fossil fuel industry to help increase oil and gas drilling, the Guardian can reveal.

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#133486
2022-02-24

Hot days lead to more mental health emergencies, study finds

Hot summer temperatures drive up the number of people suffering mental health emergencies, the most comprehensive study to date has found.

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#133487
2022-02-24

Dolphins hit by Deepwater Horizon spill at risk from new drilling and river plan

Nearly 80% of dolphins exposed to oil in the Deepwater Horizon disaster remain badly affected nearly 12 years later, according to new research, even as the Biden administration continues to approve leases for oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

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#133488
2022-02-24

Fight or flight? How birds are helping to reveal the mysteries of evolution

New research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst uncovers the negative link between flightworthiness and fight-worthiness in birds. Evolutionary pressure demanded that birds could either fly or arm themselves—but not both.

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#133489
2022-02-24

New study shows that Earth's coldest forests are shifting northward with climate change

New research from Northern Arizona University shows rising temperatures are causing Earth's coldest forests to shift northward, raising concerns about biodiversity, an increased risk of wildfires and mounting impacts of climate change on northern communities.

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#133490
2022-02-24

Each Antarctic tourist effectively melts 83 metric tons of snow

Every summer, as the sea ice surrounding Antarctica retreats, tens of thousands of tourists and scientists flock to the landmass by boat and plane. The remote continent is becoming increasingly accessible—during the 2019-20 season, the number of sightseeing visitors reached 74,000, with the vast ...

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#133491
2022-02-24

Reforesting Kenya has never been so sustainable

Kenya is pioneering a newly developed 100% solar energy-driven drying system for forest pine tree seeds in its bid to tackle the country's decades-long deforestation crisis.

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