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#134905
2022-06-07

New study recommends 'rewilding' Galapagos island

A new study led by Florida Tech recommends rewilding an island in the Galapagos with tortoises and rare plants to recreate an ecosystem irreparably damaged by whalers.

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#134906
2022-06-07

How animals reach their correct size

Even small differences in how fast animals grow during development can sum up to large differences in their adult body size. Nevertheless, adults of the same species are usually nearly identical in size.

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#134907
2022-06-07

Collaborating bacteria sacrifice themselves for the greater good

Like ants, termites and bees, some bacteria work together as a multicellular group. There is a strict division of labor in such colonies, to make the group more resilient to the outside world.

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#134908
2022-06-07

It's the eye of the tiger (shark)! Animal-borne cameras reveal how tiger sharks spot and track prey

Animal borne cameras now give scientists unprecedented access into the visual world of animals, including the life and death struggles of hunters and their prey.

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#134909
2022-06-07

Alerce tree in Chile may be the oldest in the world

Chilean environmental scientist Jonathan Barichivich has been making waves in the dendrochronology community of late due to his study and findings regarding an alerce tree in Alerce Costero National Park—he believes the tree may be the oldest in the world.

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#134910
2022-06-07

A long history of European geckos

Geckos lived in Europe as early as 47 million years ago, say paleontologists who have examined a nearly complete fossil gecko skull from central Germany. This previously unknown species was found in a former coalmining area—Geiseltal—and was described by a research team led by Dr. Andrea Villa o ...

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#134911
2022-06-07

Mary Kay Inc. Expands Partnership With The Nature Conservancy to Protect Biodiversity and Marine Resources

Oyster reefs benefit humans and the environment through a suite of ecosystem services. A single oyster can filter up to 240 liters of water a day, resulting in increased water quality and clarity while supporting a unique and highly diverse community of fish and invertebrate marine species. In E ...

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#134818
2022-06-02

NTPC releases Biodiversity Policy for conservation and restoration of biodiversity

NTPC Ltd, India’s largest integrated energy producer has issued renewed Biodiversity Policy 2022 to establish a comprehensive vision and guiding principle for conservation, restoration, and enhancement of biodiversity.

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#134819
2022-06-02

Protecting 30% of global lands could benefit biodiversity and climate change: Study

The study released by Science Advances says at least 1,000 species could benefit from protecting 30% of global lands by 2030.

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#134820
2022-06-02

Gains in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services from the expansion of the planet’s protected areas

Protected areas safeguard biodiversity, ensure ecosystem functioning, and deliver ecosystem services to communities. However, only ~16% of the world’s land area is under some form of protection, prompting international calls to protect at least 30% by 2030.

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#134821
2022-06-02

For 50 years, governments have failed to act on climate change. No more excuses

At the end of February this year, the world’s governments signed on to a statement that was startling in its strength and clarity. “The cumulative scientific evidence is unequivocal: Climate change is a threat to human wellbeing and planetary health,” reads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

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#134822
2022-06-02

Climate change is coming for your pizza sauce

It got really, really hot early last summer in California’s Central Valley. For days, temperatures spiked above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, well over the 30-year average.

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#134823
2022-06-02

Urban climate changes during the COVID-19 pandemic: integration of urban-building-energy model with social big data

The changes in human behaviour associated with the spread of COVID-19 infections have changed the urban environment. However, little is known about the extent to which they have changed the urban climate, especially in air temperature (T), anthropogenic heat emission (QF) and electricity consump ...

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#134824
2022-06-02

4 reasons why CISOs can’t ignore climate change

Climate change may not be an issue synonymous with cybersecurity, but there is a growing need for the security sector to recognize and address the impact a changing climate is having.

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#134825
2022-06-02

he UN Climate Change reconvenes next week in Bonn: what will be discussed?

The midyear UN climate conference “56th session of the Subsidiary Bodies” will take place from 6 to 16 June 2022, in Bonn. These sessions focus on means of implementation and policy requirements in preparation of the COP in November. This triangulation is hoped to act as a catalyst to ensure no ...

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#134826
2022-06-02

IIT Madras urges countries to absorb people fleeing due to climate change

With climate change intensifying the push to migrate, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Thursday urged countries to absorb all asylum seekers.

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#134827
2022-06-02

EU must go beyond weak global rules in its regulation of shipping emissions

If international shipping were a country, its emissions would be the sixth largest in the world – larger than Germany’s. The EU is thankfully beginning to regulate these emissions through a number of policy proposals under negotiation, including a marine fuel standard (the FuelEU Maritime) and a ...

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#134828
2022-06-02

Link between climate change and mental health

Dr. Susan Clayton, a Psychology Professor at The College of Wooster, shares how climate change can negatively impact mental health.

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#134829
2022-06-02

China unveils three major climate change documents in three days, doubling down on clean energy buildout plans

China this week released three top-level documents on fighting climate change, doubling down on its plan to produce more renewable power and expand green financing to meet the country’s carbon neutrality goals by 2060.

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#134830
2022-06-02

Marine biologists scramble to stop a deadly epidemic decimating coral reefs

Coral reefs around the world are in growing danger due to rising temperatures connected with climate change. But in Florida and the Caribbean, marine biologists are racing to fight a new deadly threat. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.

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#134831
2022-06-02

Climate Change Could Completely Consume the Siberian Tundra by 2050, Studies Show

As we know, the Arctic tundra won't be around much longer. Climate change is causing the sea levels to rise, and the ice to melt, which is also, in turn, wiping out the plant and animal species that live there. And unfortunately things aren't much different in Siberia.

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#134832
2022-06-02

The last hunt? Future in peril for ‘the unicorn of the sea’

Age Hammeken Danielsen has hunted narwhals since he was a child. He and his father would travel along Greenland’s fjords on a small motorboat, armed with rifles and harpoons and dressed in polar-bear fur trousers and sealskin boots to insulate them against the freezing weather.

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#134833
2022-06-02

Geese, skuas, cranes and even foxes: avian flu takes growing toll on wildlife

One ecologist counted 160 dead wild birds while walking round a Scottish loch, and figures from other countries are just as worrying. As he walked along the shoreline of a Highland loch on a fine May evening, ecologist and wildlife photographer Peter Stronach could hardly believe what he was seeing.

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#134834
2022-06-02

Termites spread globally by crossing the oceans on driftwood rafts

One group of termites are habitual seafarers, suggests new research. The wood-munching insects crossed the world’s oceans at least 40 times over the past few tens of millions of years. The termites probably set sail accidentally, rafting inside pieces of wood washed out to sea.

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#134835
2022-06-02

Stockholm+50: Legacies of 1972 Conference and Challenges Ahead

As the world community prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm+50), which lay the foundation for modern environmental diplomacy, a triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution is puttin ...

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#134836
2022-06-02

Invasive species: Are they really threatening the Mediterranean Sea and local fisheries?

Invasive species are becoming a global concern. In the last 20 years, the number of non-native species in European waters has increased to almost 1,300. The issue is most acute in the Mediterranean Sea, which is home to 69 per cent of them and although only 10 per cent are categorised as invasive.

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#134837
2022-06-02

Coalition scrapped recovery plans for 176 threatened species and habitats in one of its final acts

Recovery plans designed to prevent the extinction of almost 180 threatened species and habitats, including the Tasmanian devil, were scrapped by the Coalition in one of Sussan Ley’s final acts as environment minister.

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#134838
2022-06-02

Why sharks matter’: Q&A with author and shark biologist David Shiffman

In the introduction to his new book, conservation biologist David Shiffman quotes Senegalese forestry engineer and conservationist Baba Dioum: “In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught,” Dioum says.

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#134839
2022-06-02

Podcast: Indigenous, ingenious and sustainable aquaculture from the distant past to today

On today’s episode of the Mongabay Newscast we look at Indigenous peoples’ long relationship with, and stewardship of, marine environments through two stories of aquaculture practice and research.

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#134840
2022-06-02

UN leader: All environmental crises are interconnected

The UN Environment Conference Stockholm +50 will be an important opportunity to draw attention to how several global crises are connected, says Elizabeth Maruma Mrema from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

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#134841
2022-06-02

Endangered animals to be protected in Quang Ngai, Dong Nai provinces

The People’s Committee of central province of Quang Ngai has assigned the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to work with relevant agencies and localities for measures and a plan on preserving rare monkeys on Hon Tra Island in Binh Son district’s Binh Dong Commune.

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#134843
2022-06-02

Understanding hurricanes and climate change

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has officially started, and NASA scientists are working with partners at NOAA, FEMA and other organizations to help communities prepare for these storms and respond to their aftermath.

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#134844
2022-06-02

How electric fish were able to evolve electric organs

Electric organs help electric fish, such as the electric eel, do all sorts of amazing things: They send and receive signals that are akin to bird songs, helping them to recognize other electric fish by species, sex and even individual.

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#134845
2022-06-02

A systems perspective is key to tackling the health effects of pollution

The Lancet Planetary Health released the report, “Pollution and health: A progress update,” on 17 May 2022. The report finds that pollution is responsible for approximately nine million deaths per year, corresponding to one in six deaths worldwide, making it the world’s largest environmental ris ...

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#134846
2022-06-02

Climate change: 30 years on from Rio Earth Summit, did it actually achieve anything? – Dr Richard Dixon

Thirty years ago tomorrow, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development opened in Rio de Janeiro. Nearly 200 countries met for 11 days and four international agreements were signed. But has it made any difference?

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#134847
2022-06-02

Building blocks & biodiversity: India’s ecosystems a part of a global crisis

The word “biodiversity,” to some, first brings to mind the elephants, tigers and deer in intact forests. To some others, it’s the vast coral reefs and vibrant fish in clear waters.

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#134848
2022-06-02

Should we protect nature for its own sake? For its economic value? Because it makes us happy? Yes

As spring phases into summer in North America, with trees flowering and birds migrating, nature seems abundant. In fact, however, the Earth is losing animals, birds, reptiles and other living things so fast that some scientists believe the planet is entering the sixth mass extinction in its history.

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#134849
2022-06-02

Planting Trees Isn’t Enough. Here’s Why We Need Tiny Man-Made Forests.

In 2019, Ethiopia famously planted 350 million trees. The same year, Turkey planted 11 million of its own. It’s no exaggeration that tree-planting has taken root around the world as a popular fix for the climate crisis through campaigns like the Trillion Trees initiative and Bonn Challenge, but ...

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#134850
2022-06-02

Those in peril in the sea

Human beings have been altering habitats—sometimes deliberately and sometimes accidentally—at least since the end of the last Ice Age. Now, though, that change is happening on a grand scale.

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#134851
2022-06-02

Which forces control the elevation of mountains?

Scientists have come up with a new classification scheme for mountain belts that uses just a single number to describe whether the elevation of the mountain belt is controlled mainly by weathering and erosion or by properties of the Earth's crust, i.e., the lithospheric strength: the "Beaumont n ...

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#134852
2022-06-02

Hurricane category isn't the full picture. Scientists suggest it's time for a new scale

Nothing drives hurricane experts crazier than the sentiment, "Oh, it's just a Category 1." It's not just an annoying attitude, it's a deadly one. Hardly a hurricane season goes by without a fresh example of a low-category storm causing more trouble than people expected.

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#134853
2022-06-02

The possibility of a carbon emissions peak in China by 2030 depends on the GDP growth rate

Extant studies have noted that China's ability to peak carbon emissions by 2030 has something to do with the economic growth rate and suggested a slowdown in economic growth in China to help peak carbon emissions. However, none of them gives a quantitative account for such a relationship.

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#134854
2022-06-02

The link between temperature, dehydration and tectonic tremors in Alaska

A Kobe University research group has shed light on how low-frequency tectonic tremors occur; these findings will contribute towards better predictions of future megathrust earthquakes.

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#134855
2022-06-02

Study shows a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030 can be achieved

The United States has set an ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50% by 2030. Are we on track to succeed?

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#134856
2022-06-02

Catching microplastics with spider webs

Flies, mosquitoes, dust and even microplastics—spider webs capture whatever travels through the air. Researchers at the university have now for the first time tested if they can get an overview of plastic particles in the air by examining the eight-legged creatures' catch.

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#134857
2022-06-02

Input from those affected by environmental burdens must be incorporated into environmental justice tools

Because environmental justice screening tools will affect community members impacted by disproportionate environmental burdens, soliciting input from the environmental justice community is crucial to developing and using screening tools, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.

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#134858
2022-06-02

Environmental change investigated at the Taita Research Station in Kenya

Earth Change Observation Laboratory, a research group operating at the Taita Research Station in Kenya and on Kumpula Campus in Helsinki, investigates environmental change with the help of field surveys and remote sensing datasets.

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#134859
2022-06-02

Better understanding of people's comfort in urban public spaces

Comfortable urban public spaces play an important role in shaping healthy behaviors and raising well-being among citizens. Given the context of climate change, unplanned urbanization, and the worldwide air-borne pandemic, there is prominent concern about comfort in urban planning and municipal p ...

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#134860
2022-06-02

Scientists develop environmental justice lens to identify neighborhoods vulnerable to climate change

A new capability to identify urban neighborhoods, down to the block and building level, that are most vulnerable to climate change could help ensure that mitigation and resilience programs reach the people who need them the most.

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#134861
2022-06-02

Strange fossil solves giraffe evolutionary mystery

Fossils of a strange early giraffoid have revealed the key driving forces in giraffe evolution, according to a study led by researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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