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#133561
2022-02-28

UNEA 5.2: Support technological transfer for enhancing circular economy, says EU

The European Union called for support for technological transfer to enhance ‘circular economy’ at a working group meeting held February 24, 2022 ahead of the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2).

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#133562
2022-02-28

Unea-5.2: Why we need a legally binding global treaty on plastic pollution

Hundreds of businesses, financial institutions, civil society organisations and stakeholder groups have joined hands with more than two million individuals to call on governments to start negotiations on a new global treaty to combat plastic pollution.

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#133563
2022-02-28

Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) - Opening Plenary and National Statements

The resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) takes place online and in Nairobi on 28 February – 2 March 2022.

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#133565
2022-02-28

In a biodiversity haven, mining drives highest ever recorded levels of mercury

Years of artisanal mining along the Madre de Dios River and its tributaries have left their marks, both seen and unseen. Miners, swarming to the region in a modern-day goldrush, have cleared away pockets of this sliver of the Peruvian Amazon.

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#133566
2022-02-28

People, planet are 'getting clobbered by climate change,' UN report says

As the world follows news about the Russian invasion of Ukraine this week, a group of international scientists are warning that the world can't lose sight of another major threat: climate change.

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#133567
2022-02-28

Humanity unprepared for impacts of climate change, UN report says

Climate scientists have long warned that the world is not on track to prevent the average global temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels – a best-case threshold specified by the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

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#133568
2022-02-28

WMO Secretary-General Prof. Petteri Taalas addresses IPCC report launch

Today we are releasing the second part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment report. WMO is proud to be the co-hosting and founding organization of the IPCC. The physical science basis report was published in August, today we are talking about the already very visible ...

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#133569
2022-02-28

Climate change: a threat to human wellbeing and health of the planet. Taking action now can secure our future

Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world, despite efforts to reduce the risks.

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#133570
2022-02-28

Time is running out to adapt to climate change, new IPCC report says

Region by region, the analysis describes “widespread, pervasive impacts” to ecosystems, people, settlements, and infrastructure.

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#133571
2022-02-28

UN warns half of humanity lives in danger zone now due to climate change hazards

Climate adaptation investments need to speed up to restore degraded ecosystems effectively and equitably, given that climate change affects the lives of billions of people worldwide, the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said Monday.

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#133572
2022-02-28

'Uneven' climate change adaptation measures impacting 3.6b people: UN

The world's leading climate scientists have warned that inadequate adaptation efforts in regions facing the serious impact of climate change along with over exploitation of natural resources, rapid urbanization and social inequalities will have a devastating effect on 3.6 billion people and nature.

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#133573
2022-02-28

Factbox: Key takeaways from the IPCC report on climate impacts and adaptation

The U.N. climate panel's latest major report, released on Monday, details how climate change is impacting nature, societies and economies, as well as what we can do to adapt in a warming world.

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#133574
2022-02-28

Climate change happening faster than globe can adapt, latest U.N. report warns

For much of the world, climate-change stress is right here, right now — and the latest highly-anticipated United Nations’ report confirms this emergency.

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#133575
2022-02-28

Five takeaways from the UN’s 2022 climate impacts report

The UN’s climate science body today released a major report on the impacts that climate change will have on humans and the planet, and how we may adapt to them.

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#133576
2022-02-28

Scientists Say Climate Change Already Driving Species’ Mass Mortalities

Increased heat waves, droughts and floods, caused by human-induced climate change, are already exceeding the tolerance thresholds of plants and animals, according to a fresh warning issued Monday from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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#133577
2022-02-28

Opinion: Time to rethink climate adaptation

A major new report highlights the need for humans to stop climate change in order to protect their own well-being. DW's Heather Moore says it's time to listen.

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#133578
2022-02-28

Glaciers a Common Thread Throughout New UN Climate Report

Glaciers appear in many chapters and sections of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), titled the Working Group II report of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment. Released on 28 February, it offers detailed observations of historical and recent changes, and provides ...

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#133579
2022-02-28

IPCC report: this decade is critical for adapting to inevitable climate change impacts and rising costs

Climate change impacts in Aotearoa New Zealand are real and future risks are high, according to the latest report released today by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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#133580
2022-02-28

UN panel's grim climate change report: 'Parts of the planet will become uninhabitable'

Life in some locations on the planet is rapidly reaching the point where it will be too hot for the species that live there to survive, international climate experts said in a report Monday.

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#133581
2022-02-28

‘Fossil fuels are choking humanity’: Major UN report sounds the alarm on climate impacts

The world’s leading climate scientists on Monday warned human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature, with people and ecosystems least able to cope being the hardest hit.

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#133582
2022-02-28

Protector of giant salamander

I study the Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus), which is native to the Yangtze River Basin of central China. This particular species is critically endangered in the wild owing to habitat loss and overcatching — a particular problem is their use in traditional Chinese medicine.

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#133583
2022-02-28

Researchers See ‘Future of an Entire Species’ in Ultrasound Technique

Kristin Aquilino, a scientist at the University of California, Davis, knows that expectations are just disappointments in disguise.

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#133584
2022-02-28

EU-Africa Business Forum wants action for sustainable garment sector

The 7th EU-Africa Business Forum 2022, jointly organised by the African Union (AU) Commission, the European Union (EU) and European business organisations recently, launched the Joint EU Africa Business Declaration to influence policymaking and business activities, and reconcile concrete actions ...

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#133585
2022-02-28

Bridges in the sky carry sloths to safety in Costa Rica

Every morning, Anna Baltodano and Michael Chizkov look out from their terrace in search of sloths. Notoriously slow-moving and with fur the color of tree branches, the animals blend into the trees where they sleep, eat and move — ever so languidly — among monkeys, iguanas and toucans.

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#133586
2022-02-28

U.N. panel warns of global warming's toll on humans and nature

Over the past 70 years, humanity has made great strides on a number of metrics: increasing life expectancy, cutting hunger and disease, boosting education levels.

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#133587
2022-02-28

Climate change won’t wait for future innovation — we need action now

Reading national climate plans feels like perusing corporate advertising brochures. There is an ever-increasing focus on the promise of innovation: hydrogen fuel, new nuclear technologies and carbon capture and storage, the plans claim, will close the gap between what the world needs and what re ...

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#133588
2022-02-28

Elephant seal's map sense tells them when to head 'home'

Each year, pregnant female elephant seals take an approximately 240-day trek over 10,000 kilometers across the Eastern North Pacific Ocean before returning to their breeding beaches to give birth within five days of their arrival.

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#133589
2022-02-28

More resilient Aussie wheat needed as climate change heats up

University of Sydney researchers tested wheat in heat and carbon-intense conditions that replicate future climate change and found that many common varieties produce fewer grains—a wake up call for growers nationwide.

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#133590
2022-02-28

Study finds eDNA 'game-changer' to help protect native animals

Curtin University researchers have identified a "game-changing" way of protecting native animals—including pygmy possums, western bush wallabies and Australian painted-snipe birds—using sophisticated DNA technology.

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#133591
2022-02-28

Understanding molecular basis of lateral root development in rice

The ability of rice plants to modify their root systems to adapt to the surrounding soil water conditions is a great example of a phenomenon called phenotype plasticity. However, the exact mechanism behind this remained unknown.

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#133592
2022-02-28

Study provides first nationwide snapshot of NZ conservation volunteers

University of Otago research surveyed 986 conservation volunteers to get a sense of who they are, what they do, what motivates them, and their attitudes towards conservation in New Zealand.

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#133593
2022-02-28

Climate migrants could face a world of closing doors

People driven from their homes as global warming redraws the map of habitable zones are unlikely to find refuge in countries more focused on slamming shut their borders than planning for a climate-addled future, according to a top expert on migration.

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#133594
2022-02-28

How do marine gases affect cloud formation?

Studying the global climate—and how it's changing—involves examining thousands of small processes, chemical mechanisms, local weather phenomena, and more.

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#133595
2022-02-28

Transformational change is coming to how people live on Earth, UN climate adaptation report warns

Governments have delayed action on climate change for too long, and incremental changes in energy and food production will no longer be enough to create a climate-resilient future, a new analysis from scientists around the world warns.

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#133596
2022-02-28

Seismic study reveals key reason why Patagonia is rising as glaciers melt

The icefields that stretch for hundreds of miles atop the Andes mountain range in Chile and Argentina are melting at some of the fastest rates on the planet.

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#133597
2022-02-28

UN urged to tackle plastic trash 'epidemic' with treaty

The UN on Monday launched a global effort to forge a landmark treaty curbing plastic pollution—an "epidemic" with escalating costs for the environment and human health.

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#133598
2022-02-28

How we can adapt to climate change

Thomas Bernauer contributed to the latest IPCC report on adaptation to climate change. He sees nature and good governance as our most important resources for coping with the effects of climate change:

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#133599
2022-02-28

UN climate report: 'Atlas of human suffering' worse, bigger

Deadly with extreme weather now, climate change is about to get so much worse. It is likely going to make the world sicker, hungrier, poorer, gloomier and way more dangerous in the next 18 years with an "unavoidable" increase in risks, a new United Nations science report says.

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#133600
2022-02-28

Humpback Whales Were Moved From Australia’s Endangered List — Are They Still Endangered?

These last 60 years have been completely monumental for Australia's marine life. Over the last six decades, humpback whale populations have drastically increased by several thousands, thanks to authorities cracking down on poachers.

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#133601
2022-02-28

Endangered, new to science orchid discovered in Ecuador with the help of a commercial nursery

An astounding new species of orchid has been discovered in the cloud rainforest of Northern Ecuador. Scientifically named Maxillaria anacatalina-portillae, the plant -- unique with its showy, intense yellow flowers -- was described by Polish orchidologists in collaboration with an Ecuadorian com ...

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#133602
2022-02-28

At UNEA, India will play vital role on issues of sustainable use, recycle economy: Bhupender Yadav

World leaders are setting their sights on controlling plastic pollution at the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), where India will play a vital role in pressing the issues of sustainable use and recycle economy, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Monday.

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#133603
2022-02-28

Commissioner Sinkevicius' Opening statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States at the Resumed session of the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly

Mr President, Madame Executive Director, Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my privilege to deliver this statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.

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#133604
2022-02-28

Poorer nations need $60 bn a year to protect nature: NGOs

Wealthy countries should provide at least $60 billion every year to the world's poorest nations to combat biodiversity loss, an alliance of environment groups said Tuesday.

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#133605
2022-03-01

Bees can play soccer – 10 little-known facts about insects

The labyrinthine world of insects is in deep trouble. Scientists have uncovered startling declines in their populations , with the United Nations estimating that half a million species could be lost by the midpoint of this century.

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#133606
2022-03-01

How one of Florida’s most beloved animals may be close to climate extinction

When Hurricane Irma ravaged south Florida in September 2017 it inundated homes, knocked out electricity for millions and killed more than 30 people.

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#133607
2022-03-01

Gang-gang cockatoo to become threatened species after large drop in bird numbers

The gang-gang cockatoo, the animal emblem of the Australian Capital Territory, will be officially listed as a threatened species after a large decline in its numbers due to the climate crisis and the bushfire disaster.

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#133608
2022-03-01

California debates naming heatwaves to underscore deadly risk of extreme heat

Climate scientists from around the world issued dire warnings on Monday, in the latest IPCC report on the dangers posed in the unfolding climate crisis. Among them is extreme heat, a crisis that on average already claims more American lives than hurricanes and tornadoes combined.

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#133609
2022-03-01

Climate change is hitting the planet faster than scientists originally thought

The negative impacts of climate change are mounting much faster than scientists predicted less than a decade ago, according to the latest report from a United Nations climate panel.

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#133610
2022-03-01

Rising danger, crippling costs: Climate change report a grim warning for Canada

The impacts of climate change are piling up faster and faster, hurting people around the world and costing Canada billions of dollars in damages from wildfires in the West to reduced seafood harvests in the East, says a new report from the world’s top global warming research body.

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#133611
2022-03-01

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s sixth assessment on how climate change impacts the world

The threat that climate change poses to human well-being and the health of the planet is “unequivocal”, says the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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