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#133304
2022-02-17

Even in Southern California, wildfire frequency is likely to increase by end of century

California's massive fire seasons the past two years are part of a trend that scientists have traced back for more than four decades. The area consumed each year by fires has increased significantly over that period—particularly in the Sierra Nevada and northern parts of the state.

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#133305
2022-02-17

Inventorying Earth’s Land and Ocean Greenhouse Gases

Immediate and rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are needed to avoid the worst of climate change. The second REgional Carbon Cycle Assessment and Processes (RECCAP2) study is providing accurate scientific data on sources and sinks of the three main greenhouse gases for 2010-2019 for al ...

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#133306
2022-02-17

Climate Change Could Hinder Reforestation

Scientists are worried about the impact of climate change on forests as multiple side effects of climate change have severely cut back on the world’s natural forests. Scientists also believe that climate change could hinder reforestation in the future.

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#133307
2022-02-17

$1.8 billion; that's how much govt subsidies contribute every year to human extinction & climate change

Researchers are warning that people are funding their own extinction with at least $1.8 billion spent every year on subsidies that cause wildlife to be wiped out and climate change to rise, according to a new study.

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#133309
2022-02-17

UNBC researchers say climate change is impacting Indigenous Peoples’ health

Over the past year alone, Indigenous communities in B.C. and throughout Canada have been severely drought, wildfires, floods and temperature changes related to climate change.

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#133310
2022-02-17

Larvicidal flavonoids inhibit key enzyme in yellow fever mosquitoes

When most people think of flavonoids, natural compounds found in plants and other organisms, their nutritional benefits probably come to mind first. But these compounds may have another health benefit: Researchers from Japan have discovered that certain flavonoids inhibit development in mosquito ...

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#133311
2022-02-17

all trees in Central Amazonia are impacted by periods of high maximum temperatures

Amazon forests are increasingly becoming fragmented by deforestation and fire. A new study published in Nature Communications and led by researchers in the University of Helsinki, in cooperation with scientists across the globe, uses a novel approach to quantify the impacts of fragmentation on p ...

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#133312
2022-02-17

Explosive fossil fruit found buried beneath ancient Indian lava flows

Just before the closing scenes of the Cretaceous Period, India was a rogue subcontinent on a collision course with Asia. Before the two landmasses merged, however, India rafted over a "hot spot" within the Earth's crust, triggering one of the largest volcanic eruptions in Earth's history, which ...

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#133313
2022-02-17

Efforts pay off on saving endangered plant species

Dozens of China's endangered plants have seen stable growth in their numbers over several decades thanks to improved conservation efforts, a survey on protected species said.

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#133314
2022-02-17

Have Wetlands Will Travel: Migratory Birds Benefit from Habitat Conservation in China

As northeast China freezes with the onset of winter, cranes fly south to Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater wetland sanctuary, along with hundreds of thousands of migratory wildfowl.

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#133315
2022-02-17

Fish love songs and fighting talk: underwater sound library to reveal language of the deep

From the “boing” of a minke whale to the “drum” of a red piranha, scientists are documenting more sounds in our world’s oceans, rivers and lakes every year. Now, a team of experts wants to go a step further and create a reference library of aquatic noise to monitor the health of marine ecosystems.

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#133316
2022-02-17

Europe’s fishing industry to battle with conservationists over bottom trawling

An EU action plan to deal with fishing practices that trawl the ocean floor is set to trigger a row between conservationists and a new industry alliance that says it is fighting for Europe’s culture and identity.

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#133317
2022-02-17

4 questions to ask yourself before engaging in any climate work

Climate change disproportionately impacts the world’s most vulnerable people. To address this, we need a justice-oriented worldview that places empowerment, protection and equity at the forefront.

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#133318
2022-02-18

Policy coherence between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation - Case Study Benin

The case studies aim to enhance the understanding of policy design and implementation practices in support of DRR and CCA, identify good practice examples and provide recommendations to advance coherence between DRR and CCA practices in the four countries.

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#133319
2022-02-18

Island states meet to discuss suing Global North over climate change

Leaders of small island nations met on Tuesday to discuss suing countries in the Global North for the damage caused by emissions.

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#133320
2022-02-18

An alternative take on our changing climate, from a leading meteorologist

Plagued with exceptional heat waves and record-breaking extremes, 2021 came in as Earth’s 6th hottest year on record according to NASA). But how does 2021 compare to various decades in the past century?

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#133321
2022-02-18

Sisi urges supporting Africa to face climate change as he chairs roundtable in Brussels

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi highlighted the need to support the African continent in facing climate change through providing concessional climate funding.

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#133322
2022-02-18

Plastic pollution is bad, but how exactly is it linked to climate change?

From bags caught in hedgerows to bottles bobbing in the ocean, the visible signs of our single-use plastic addiction are everywhere. We all know that plastic pollution is a big problem. But what is less talked about is exactly how plastic contributes to global warming.

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#133323
2022-02-18

Tata Steel : Foundation's ‘The Green School' showcases its milestones on climate change front at the World Sustainable Development Summit 2022

The Green School, a joint initiative of Tata Steel Foundation and TERI, participated in the ongoing World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) to showcase its work on climate change related issues and the various milestones achieved over the years.

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#133324
2022-02-18

How the US commitment to lower emissions will affect the fight against climate change

US President Joe Biden has made tackling climate change a top priority. One of his first orders in 2021 was to appoint John Kerry as the first US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. The Biden-Harris Administration have, since then, pursued an environmental agenda, backed by a push for clear ...

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#133325
2022-02-18

Restored tropical forests will store carbon even in the face of climate change

Across vast swathes of the tropics from Southeast Asia to Africa forests have been felled in recent decades, but at least in some areas reforestation efforts are expected to be underway in coming years to restore biodiversity and create potent new carbon sinks.

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#133326
2022-02-18

Here’s how far people want the government to limit their freedoms for the sake of the planet – new research

An opinion poll carried out just before the 2021 UN climate conference COP26, found that 79% of UK respondents “would accept stricter rules and environmental regulations” imposed by their governments. And yet 44% “don’t think [they] really need to change [their] habits”.

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#133327
2022-02-18

Focus on ridding forests off invasive alien species

The Forest department has planned a special project to eradicate prioritised invasive alien species from the forests of the State during the 2022-23 fiscal.

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#133328
2022-02-18

Turkey eyes win-win with mastic trees for burned forest areas

Located right across the Greek island of Chios, the Çeşme peninsula of Turkey lags behind the island in terms of its most famous product: mastic, a plant used in the production of chewing gums and as a spice in cuisines of the two neighboring countries.

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#133329
2022-02-18

Ancient Methane Gas Ocean Cores Reveal Clues about Global and Environmental Changes

According to a study performed by two researchers from Texas A&M University, sediment cores gathered from the Southern Ocean dating back 23 million years are offering better insight into how ancient methane escaping from the seafloor could have resulted in regional or global climate and environm ...

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#133330
2022-02-18

Indigenous Comcáac turtle group saves sea turtles in Mexico’s Gulf of California

Mayra Estrella’s father always spoke to her about sea turtles. Growing up, she remembers hearing stories linking a pair of turtles to the very existence of the Comcáac people, the Indigenous people of which she and her father belong.

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#133331
2022-02-18

A conservation paradigm based on Indigenous values in DR Congo (commentary)

The Batwa Indigenous peoples lived in the Kahuzi-Biega forests of present-day Democratic Republic of Congo for centuries before Belgian colonial rule imposed formal change in 1937 with the establishment of the Zoological and Forest Reserve of Mount Kahuzi.

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#133332
2022-02-18

Argentine environmentalists sound the alarm on climate change

Pointing to the wildfires, drought and heat waves that have marked the start of 2022 in Argentina, environmental organizations call for adaptation, mitigation and effective laws to protect the ecosystem.

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#133333
2022-02-18

Sound provides new insight into the lives of blue whales

The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest animal ever to inhabit Earth. Despite its gargantuan size, many aspects of its biology, behavior and ecology still elude us. This magnificent mammal spends most of its time below the ocean's surface, out of sight from scientists seeking to un ...

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#133334
2022-02-18

In heatwave conditions, Tasmania's tall eucalyptus forests no longer absorb carbon

Southern Tasmania's tall eucalyptus forests are exceptionally good at taking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converting it into wood.

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#133335
2022-02-18

How racialized trauma functions as a barrier to enjoying nature

The closure of a gate at a national wildlife refuge in Denver about a decade ago ensured protection for bison, bald eagles and other wildlife inside, but also created a physical and metaphorical barrier for people living in diverse communities just outside the fence.

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#133336
2022-02-18

Research shows that millipedes use a sucking pump to ingest liquid food

Whether it involves nectar-sucking butterflies or blood-sucking mosquitoes, the ingestion of liquid food has long been known for many insects and other arthropods.

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#133337
2022-02-18

Emerald ash borer can survive polar vortex

Winters on the Canadian prairies can be brutally cold, but researchers at Western University and Natural Resources Canada have found that even a freezing polar vortex poses little problem for the invasive emerald ash borer.

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#133338
2022-02-18

New armless abelisaur dinosaur species discovered in Argentina

A new dinosaur which formed part of an array of 'unusual' creatures has been discovered in Argentina.

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#133339
2022-02-18

New group of plants was one of the first to colonize the land

Minute fossils unearthed in preserved charcoal point to the existence of an entirely unknown group of plants that were among the first to move onto land.

News Headlines
#133340
2022-02-18

Plants under anesthesia reveal surprising parallels with humans

The carnivorous Venus flytrap can be anesthetized with ether. Some surprising parallels to anesthesia in humans emerge.

News Headlines
#133341
2022-02-18

How our album of birdsong recordings rocketed to #2 on the ARIA charts

Australia is losing its birds at an alarming rate—one in six species are now threatened with extinction, predominantly due to climate change, land clearing and worsening bushfires.

News Headlines
#133342
2022-02-18

Study: Satellites may help predict ice avalanche threats

Satellite images could offer a new way to monitor for avalanche threats to remote mountain communities, according to Aberdeen scientists studying a deadly Himalayan avalanche.

News Headlines
#133343
2022-02-18

How bad is Storm Eunice – and is it a result of climate breakdown?

Storm Eunice is battering parts of the UK, felling trees and scattering roof tiles as forecasters warn of a “significant threat to life”. But is it caused by climate breakdown, and can we expect an increase in such disruptive storms?

News Headlines
#133344
2022-02-18

The great greenwashing scam: PR firms face reckoning after spinning for big oil

This week a peer-reviewed study confirmed what many have suspected for years: major oil companies are not fully backing up their clean energy talk with action.

News Headlines
#133346
2022-02-18

The week in wildlife – in pictures

The best of this week’s wildlife pictures, including a patient great tit, a hungry lemur, and a lucky escape for one humpback whale

News Headlines
#133347
2022-02-18

Uganda Ranked Amongst Most Biodiversity Rich Countries

The Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Tom Butime has said Uganda has been ranked among the top most biodiversity rich countries globally.

News Headlines
#133348
2022-02-18

This woman discovered climate change 5 years before the man who gets credit for it

Chances are you’ve never heard of Eunice Foote, but she was the first person to document climate change. Five years before the man credited for discovering it.

News Headlines
#133349
2022-02-18

What are the most serious health risks of climate change?

The latest research into health-related risks associated with climate change has come in. Based on the contributions from more than 80 experts, the comprehensive study, entitled Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate:

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#133350
2022-02-18

Biodiversity meets the bottom line

Net-zero commitments exploded last year, with the number of companies making them doubling. Race to Zero, part of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, estimated that net-zero commitments covered about 68 percent of the global economy in 2021, compared to just 16 percent in 2019, a mo ...

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#133351
2022-02-21

Tension and trade-offs between protecting biodiversity and avoiding climate change

Land just upstream of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota was leased for copper mining — until the plan was recently scrapped.

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#133352
2022-02-21

How the climate crisis is threatening our energy supply

At the end of January, torrential rains poured over parts of the South American state of Ecuador. As a result, an oil pipeline in the eastern province of Napo in the Amazon region was severely damaged — thousands of liters of oil began to leak out and contaminate the surrounding soil.

News Headlines
#133353
2022-02-21

Minister of Climate Change and Environment Explores Potential Synergies in Climate Action, Clean Energy, Food Security During Germany Visit - mid-east.info

Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri presents UAE's vision for inclusive COP28 at Munich Security Conference. Dubai, UAE: Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, wrapped up a four-day visit to Germany, where she discussed opportunitie ...

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#133354
2022-02-21

Fast Fashion Pollution and Climate Change

‘Fast Fashion’ is a term used to define a highly profitable and exploitative business model that is “based on copying and replicating high end fashion designs”. The clothes are mass-produced, with workers often working in inhumane conditions, and are purposefully designed to be frail with a limi ...

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