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#132525
2022-01-14

Repeated exposure to major disasters has long-term mental health impacts

Repeated exposure to major disasters does not make people mentally stronger, a recent study from the Texas A&M University School of Public Health found that individuals who have been repeatedly exposed to major disasters show a reduction in mental health scores.

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#132526
2022-01-14

Coastal erosion may force retreat from the sea

Giving up land to the sea needs to be one of the options considered for responding to serious erosion events along our coastline, says a University of the Sunshine Coast researcher.

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#132527
2022-01-14

Atmospheric river storm observations over Pacific Ocean to expand this winter

"Hurricane Hunter" aircraft are mobilizing for an expanded 13-week period that began Jan. 5 to glean critical data for improving forecasts of atmospheric river storms over the Pacific Ocean. Such storms provide up to half of the U.S. West Coast's annual precipitation and a majority of the flooding.

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#132528
2022-01-14

Ambitious tree planting goals in Asia lack diverse tree seeds from native species

Four Asian countries—the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and India—aim to restore 47.5 million hectares of degraded land by 2030. This is roughly equal to the size of Sumatra, Indonesia's third biggest island.

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#132529
2022-01-14

What COVID-19 can teach fish farms

When it comes to the business of seafood, COVID-19 hasn't been nearly as damaging as the ecological havoc caused by humans, a recent global survey of fish farms found.

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#132530
2022-01-14

The Sixth Global Biodiversity Mass Extinction is Already Happening

Extreme natural phenomena have caused mass biodiversity extinction five times throughout the history of life on Earth. Many experts now believe that a Sixth Mass Extinction is underway, this time caused entirely by human activities.

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#132531
2022-01-17

The Climate Conversation No One Wants

The U.N. climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, brought a series of positive steps for implementing the Paris Agreement. It also reinvigorated U.S.-China cooperation and offered opportunities for voluntary initiatives on methane and forests.

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#132532
2022-01-17

China's action on air pollution can help restore trust in a greener future

China took environmental action by improving air quality in Beijing ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics. President Xi Jinping's pledge that China will be carbon neutral by 2060 requires global cooperation.

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#132533
2022-01-17

New forest certification standards offer nature-based solutions to the climate crisis

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) updated forest certification standards provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Sustainable forest management and the procurement of wood products from sustainably managed sources are critical tools that help av ...

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#132534
2022-01-17

To survive climate change, Venice needs to rethink its outdated flood defenses

The 3rd of October, 2020, was a momentous day for Venetians. A high tide had been predicted, which would normally have seen low-lying areas of the city under several inches of water. On this day, however, the streets remained miraculously dry.

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#132535
2022-01-17

State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2021

The climate data for 2021 is now mostly in, and it has proved to be another noteworthy year across the oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface temperature of the planet.

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#132536
2022-01-17

Tongan volcano's eruption unlikely to cool down climate change

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) believes the major natural disaster centred around Tonga will not contribute to Earth’s temperature cooling significantly.

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#132537
2022-01-17

Why satellites are key to understanding Pacific volcano

When an enormous underwater volcanic eruption occurred in the South Pacific near Tonga on Saturday, satellites were in position to capture what had happened.

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#132538
2022-01-17

‘We started eating them’: what do you do with an invasive army of crayfish clones?

Small, bluish-grey and speckled, it would be easy to overlook the marbled crayfish. Except for the fact it is likely to be coming to a pond or river near you soon – if it is not already there.

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#132539
2022-01-17

Entangled humpback whale’s sad fate has researchers calling for action on fishing nets

A juvenile humpback whale has been spotted in the Antarctic entangled in fishing gear, leading to calls from conservationists for better protections along migration corridors.

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#132540
2022-01-17

Trail of African bling reveals 50,000-year-old social network

Scientists have uncovered the world’s oldest social network, a web of connections that flourished 50,000 years ago and stretched for thousands of miles across Africa.

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#132541
2022-01-17

Tonga volcanic eruption: What happened, what we know and the aftermath of destruction

The powerful eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano sent tsunami waves around the world on Saturday as increased water levels were reported in Peru, New Zealand, Japan and the United States.

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#132542
2022-01-17

Scientists struggle to collect info from Tonga volcano after massive eruption

Scientists are struggling to monitor an active volcano that erupted off the South Pacific island of Tonga at the weekend, after the explosion destroyed its sea-level crater and drowned its mass, obscuring it from satellites.

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#132543
2022-01-17

Tonga calls for ‘immediate aid’ after volcanic eruption, tsunami

Tonga is calling for “immediate aid”, with an urgent need for fresh water and food, as it assesses the damage caused by Saturday’s eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai.

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#132544
2022-01-17

National And International Frameworks Are Imperative For Implementing Nature-Based Solutions In Asia

Recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), nature-based solutions (NbS) refer to solutions that bring together human well-being, environmental sustainability, and biodiversity benefits.

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#132546
2022-01-17

Decline of biodiversity, health of Indigenous peoples interconnected

When Danika Littlechild was growing up in Maskwacis, Alta., her uncle would pick her up after school and walk her home through the bush to her kôhkom’s (grandmother’s) house. He would show her different plants and fungi along the way, teaching her their names and telling stories about when to ha ...

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#132547
2022-01-17

Old tamarind and neem trees in north Karnataka get biodiversity heritage tag

In an effort to save century-old trees along the Byadagi-Motebennurroad,the Biodiversity Management Committee Byadagi declared the 1.4m stretch a Conservation Habitat of Tamarind & Neem trees Biodiversity Heritage Site.

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#132548
2022-01-17

Forest Report brings out Arunachal Pradesh's loss of green gold

The India State of Forest Report 2021 has vindicated what activists, lawyers and academicians have been saying all along - Arunachal Pradesh, which is the second largest forested state in India, is losing its primary forests and that too at a large scale every passing year.

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#132549
2022-01-17

In the Atlantic Forest, the lowland tapir is at risk of extinction

Lowland tapir populations in the Atlantic Forest in South America are at risk of almost complete disappearance, scientists have estimated. Weighing up to 250 kg, the animal can adapt to most habitats in South America—but its populations continue to decline across its range.

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#132550
2022-01-17

Mysterious velvet worm lurks in local forests

Did you know an animal is lurking in the forests of Trinidad and Tobago that is so rare and strange, you may think it’s something right out of a science fiction movie?

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#132551
2022-01-17

Could the Red Sea's heat-resilient corals help restore the world's dying reefs?

Corals in the Gulf of Aqaba have a unique evolutionary history that could help them survive the climate crisis. Scientists even hope to breed their resilience into other reefs.

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#132552
2022-01-17

Baby elephant enjoys lovely forest feast, watch viral video here

Well-aware of her habits, the keepers always have a stash of lucerne pellets ready in their pockets to treat the baby elephant.A video clip showcasing the antics of a baby elephant is winning hearts on the internet. In the video, baby elephant Enkesha can be seen enjoying her lovely forest feast ...

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#132553
2022-01-17

'Banned' bee-harming pesticide approved for use, despite expert advice

Emergency use of a product containing the chemical thiamethoxam has been authorised in England because of a virus which affects sugar beets.

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#132554
2022-01-17

Is there a difference between aging and getting old?

Some creatures don't age in the same way that humans do, implying that getting old does not necessarily lead to declining health. This is according to a new study focused on fish aging led by an international team of biologists—the findings of which have just been published in Proceedings of the ...

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#132555
2022-01-17

How cadmium affects larval flounder under seawater acidification

Seawater acidification is a major threat to both calcifying and non-calcifying marine organisms, mostly affecting the immune system and biomineralization or the acid-base regulatory system.

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#132556
2022-01-17

Waves from the Tonga tsunami are still being felt in Australia, and even a 50cm surge could knock you off your feet

The eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai created a tsunami felt across the Pacific Ocean. This includes Australia, where small but measurable tsunami waves were still being recorded as late as Monday afternoon. These may even persist into Tuesday morning.

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#132557
2022-01-17

Dimming Sun's rays should be off-limits, say experts

Planetary-scale engineering schemes designed to cool Earth's surface and lessen the impact of global heating are potentially dangerous and should be blocked by governments, more than 60 policy experts and scientists said on Monday.

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#132558
2022-01-17

Huge Tonga volcanic eruption caused 'significant damage'

A massive volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific caused "significant damage" to the island nation's capital and smothered it in dust, but the full extent was unclear with communications still hampered Monday.

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#132559
2022-01-17

Detailing lake trout reproductive response to sea lamprey parasitism

Newly published research from MSU scientists details the reproductive response of two types of Michigan lake trout found in Lake Superior—siscowets and leans—to sea lamprey parasitism, and the results coincide with a long-held evolutionary theory.

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#132560
2022-01-17

In Kathmandu, a struggle for water amid worsening floods

Stuffed garbage bags float gently down the Bisnumati River in the western part of Kathmandu. The river, sacred to Nepal’s Hindu and Buddhist populations, is one of the main waterways running through the Kathmandu Valley. Brownish water empties from pipes directly into the river: unfiltered sewag ...

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#132561
2022-01-17

Greater Mekong primates struggle to cling on amid persistent threats: Report

When scientists described the Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) as a species new to science in 2020, it was already staring extinction in the face. Fewer than 260 of the fluffy gray leaf-eating monkeys are estimated to remain across four precariously isolated patches of forest on Myanmar’s centr ...

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#132562
2022-01-17

Bare-faced curassows return to Argentina’s Iberá after 50-year absence

Biologist Sofía Zalazar wasn’t born yet the last time a bare-faced curassow was seen in the Iberá forests in Argentina. The bird began disappearing from the wild in the 1970s, surviving only in small populations in forest areas in the provinces of Chaco and Formosa, in the northeast of the country.

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#132563
2022-01-17

West Bengal biodiversity board attempts to bring back traditional crop varieties

The West Bengal Biodiversity Board (WBBB) has prepared People’s Biodiversity Registers containing comprehensive account of local bio-resources along with related traditional knowledge and practices of the area. Efforts are now on to come up with at least five ‘seed banks’ across the state.

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#132564
2022-01-17

Humans have climate change to thank for the shape of our teeth, fossil reveals

A 300 million-year-old fossil found in the US is shedding new light on how climate change shaped the way our teeth look today. Researchers at the University of Bristol, UK, say this newly discovered extinct reptile species reveals the earliest known origins of mammals’ incisors, canines and molars.

News Headlines
#132565
2022-01-17

Government says its climate change curbs inadequate

The government has admitted that its efforts to insulate the UK from climate change impacts have been inadequate. It says coping with even a relatively low level of climate change could cost Britain many billions of pounds a year.

News Headlines
#132566
2022-01-17

Message to mayors: cities need nature

My home town of New Delhi is battling with air pollution, contaminated water supplies and heatwaves. Just last November, schools were shut for more than a week because of untenable air quality.

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#132567
2022-01-17

Kazakh people are fighting to preserve the natural lakes of Nur‑Sultan

For two years now, residents and experts have been fighting to preserve the Taldykol natural lakes system in the new city centre of Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, that city authorities are filling up to build urban housing estates.

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#132568
2022-01-17

Tracing the origins of plants in West African cuisine

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, in co-operation with colleagues from Goethe University, Frankfurt, has uncovered the first insights into the origins of West African plant-based cuisine, locked inside pottery fragments dating back some 3,500 years ago.

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#132569
2022-01-17

Fighting weeds in a changing world

The world is warming. And fast. By 2050, it's likely the planet will have warmed by about 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit compared to before the Industrial Revolution. That warming brings substantial changes. Storms will be stronger. People will run their air conditioners more. It will even change when a ...

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#132570
2022-01-17

Evolution follows climate: Oaks adapted rapidly to climate change in the Anthropocene

The acceleration of global warming due to human activities has made the pace of tree evolution and adaptation a core concern of researchers and foresters. Researchers from INRAE, the ONF, the CEA and the universities of Uppsala (Sweden) and Zhejiang (China) studied the evolution of oak trees in ...

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#132571
2022-01-17

Major new study shows role beavers could play in restoring Scotland's rivers

Beavers could make an important contribution to improving the condition of Scotland's rivers, including helping to improve water quality and limiting the effects of drought.

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#132572
2022-01-17

Why protecting the planet is essential to preventing future pandemics

Almost two years since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, scientific breakthroughs powered by international collaboration have helped us create vaccines and other treatments that can help tackle the health crisis. But our broken relationship with the natural world continues to make us vulnerabl ...

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#132573
2022-01-18

Dairy giant Yili Group, Huawei come out top in China for hitting UN’s sustainable development targets, Hurun Report finds

Yili Group and Huawei Technologies have been ranked top among Chinese companies for their commitment to hitting United Nations sustainable development goals, as the country increasingly shifts its focus towards environment, social and governance (ESG) efforts.

News Headlines
#132574
2022-01-18

Scientists warn Tonga eruption may damage environment for years

The huge volcanic eruption in the Pacific island nation of Tonga could cause long-lasting damage to coral reefs, erode coastlines and disrupt fisheries, scientists studying satellite images have warned.

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#132575
2022-01-18

Plastic crisis needs binding treaty, report says

Pollution from plastics is a global emergency in need of a robust UN treaty, according to a report. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) says there's a cascade of evidence of harm from plastics.

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