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#134677
2022-05-25

Jamaicans urged to protect biodiversity

Jamaicans are being urged to take personal responsibility for perserving the evvironment.

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#134678
2022-05-25

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51C

Muhammad Akbar, 40, sells dried chickpeas on a wheelbarrow in Jacobabad, and has suffered heatstroke three times in his life. But now, he says, the heat is getting worse. “In those days there were many trees in the whole city and there was no shortage of water and we had other facilities so we c ...

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#134679
2022-05-25

Egypt says climate finance must be top of agenda at Cop27 talks

Financial assistance for developing countries must be at the top of the agenda for UN climate talks this year, the host country, Egypt, has made clear, as governments will be required to follow through on promises made at the Cop26 summit last year.

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#134680
2022-05-25

Indigenous activists among Goldman environmental prize winners

Indigenous activists and lawyers who took on transnational corporations and their own governments to force climate action are among the 2022 winners of the world’s pre-eminent environmental award.

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#134682
2022-05-25

Shiny but deadly – don’t throw goldfish in rivers, pet owners told

If that lockdown goldfish is starting to lose its lustre, think twice before throwing it in the river or canal – the creatures may look innocent but their voracious appetite, tolerance for cold and have-a-go habits compared with native species can be catastrophic for local wildlife.

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#134683
2022-05-25

Half of UK’s butterfly species vulnerable to extinction as five join red list

Half of Britain’s butterfly species are now listed as threatened with extinction after five more joined the new “red list” of endangered butterflies.

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#134684
2022-05-25

World’s largest vats for growing ‘no-kill’ meat to be built in US

The building of the world’s largest bioreactors to produce cultivated meat has been announced, with the potential to supply tens of thousands of shops and restaurants. Experts said the move could be a “gamechanger” for the nascent industry.

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#134685
2022-05-25

How two Goldman prize winners won landmark rulings in Dutch courts

The road to a landmark legal victory compelling the Dutch government to take climate action began a decade ago when the 2022 Goldman prize winner Marjan Minnesma received an official letter saying the government did not want to be a frontrunner in tackling the climate crisis.

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#134686
2022-05-25

Government sends gene-edited food bill to Parliament

The government introduces a bill to Parliament on Wednesday paving the way for genetically edited plants and animals to be grown and raised for food in England.

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#134687
2022-05-25

How climate change, construction can weaken trees and cause severe storm damage

Last Saturday's severe thunderstorm and strong winds caused extensive damage across Waterloo Region and Guelph. Uprooted trees and snapped branches damaged cars, homes, property. In Ontario, nine of the ten people killed by the storm, and its aftermath, died from being struck by felled trees or ...

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#134688
2022-05-25

Do we need nuclear power in the energy mix to stop climate change?

Some say it is indispensable if we are serious about hitting net-zero emissions targets. Others insist it is unnecessary and unconscionable. Here is what you need to know about nuclear energy now

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#134689
2022-05-25

The US corn belt risks becoming cornless by 2100 as climate change forces farms northwards

Traditional farmlands in the Central and Eastern United States will need to shift under climate change, according to new research from Emory University.

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#134690
2022-05-25

Six Ways Climate Change Is Making Poor People Poorer

Heat waves like the ones roasting South Asia this year don't just sap people's strength. They drain people's finances in ways that are not always obvious.

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#134691
2022-05-25

Kelp Is Weirdly Great at Sucking Carbon Out of the Sky

The start-up Running Tide wants to use kelp buoys to fight climate change. The plan might not work, but it’s still a preview of our climate future.

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#134692
2022-05-25

See your climate blind spots

Many companies are rightly focused on managing their impact on the climate. But these companies should not forget the climate’s impact on them.

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#134693
2022-05-25

American Society of Nephrology Urges Action on Climate Change

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is calling on kidney health professionals to take action to address the impact of climate change on the 850 million people—including more than 37 million Americans—living with kidney diseases across the world who are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of ...

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#134694
2022-05-25

Africa Day: How WFP helps families struck by climate change in Burundi

Two decades ago, Jean Nkeramihigo and Francine Kanyana moved to the commune of Vumbi, in Kirundo, Burundi, in search of land so they could start their own farm and bring up a family.

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#134695
2022-05-25

More firms adopting 'wait-and-see' strategy on climate change - EIB

The Head of Group Office for Ireland at the European Investment Bank, Cormac Murphy, has said that firms are waking up to the reality of what climate change and the green transition means for them.

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#134696
2022-05-25

Climate change is eroding a precious resource: sleep

Everyone knows the horrible feeling: A stuffy night, just a little too warm, leads to restless sleep, and then next morning, you feel like a slow, groggy shell of yourself.

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#134697
2022-05-25

Who is to blame for 30 years of climate change inertia?

Our old world, the one that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years,” Mike Davis declared in 2010, “has ended.” A decade later, David Wallace-Wells sounded the same death-knell in his 2019 book The Uninhabitable Earth: “The climate system that raised us… is now, like a parent, dead.”

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#134698
2022-05-25

Restoring abandoned farms could help mitigate climate change: study

Researchers are calling upon policymakers to invest in the ecological restoration of abandoned farmlands — arguing that doing so could help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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#134699
2022-05-25

After many false dawns, Australians finally voted for stronger climate action. Here’s why this election was different

Before the 2019 federal election, many people expected Australia would vote for faster climate action. That, of course, didn’t happen. But just three years later, the climate election arrived at last. The question is – what changed?

News Headlines
#134700
2022-05-25

The blood-hungry parasite that threatens big fish and business in the Great Lakes

They have the body of an eel, the mouth of a sarlacc, and the diet of a vampire. Sea lampreys are fish native to the Atlantic Ocean and the rivers that flow into it. But more than a century ago, they found their way into the Great Lakes, where they multiplied and became one of the most destructi ...

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#134701
2022-05-25

In Sierra Leone, local fishers and foreign trawlers battle for their catch

Sierra Leone — As dawn breaks, the fishing wharf at Tamba Kula in Freetown buzzes with the movement of early-morning commerce. Fishers just back from days spent far out at sea unload their catch from wooden boats, hauling snapper, barracuda and other fish out of icy compartments into cartons car ...

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#134702
2022-05-25

Poor planning, persistent farming undermine mangrove restoration in Tanzania

Tanzania’s Rufiji Delta is arguably the mangrove capital of East Africa, home to around 55,000 hectares (135,900 acres) of mangrove forest. In the face of the climate crisis, mangroves like this play an important role sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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#134703
2022-05-25

For wildlife on Brazil’s highways, roadkill is just the tip of the iceberg

Brazil, one of the largest countries in the world, is crisscrossed by a network of roads and highways that run more than 1.7 million kilometers (1.06 miles) — enough to circle the globe more than 40 times.

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#134704
2022-05-25

U.N., rights groups flag potential violations in $3b Indonesian tourism project

he United Nations has reiterated its concerns over allegations of human rights violations in a mega infrastructure tourism development project on the Indonesian island of Lombok. In light of this, various environmental and human rights organizations have called on the Asian Infrastructure Invest ...

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#134705
2022-05-25

Working to save an urban forest gave me back my confidence

I stood on the street corner — my first Saturday protest at the Fairview forest — filled with dread. Would I be able to handle the two hours on my own? I didn't like being away from home where I knew it was safe; I'd been through too many panic attacks in public spaces over the last 10 years.

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#134706
2022-05-25

Sugar Found In Ocean Bed Equivalent to "32 Billion Cans Of Coke": Study

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology have found mountains of sugar beneath seagrass meadows across the world's oceans. Seagrass meadows are extremely efficient at capturing carbon, and are one of the world's top carbon capturing ecosystems.

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#134707
2022-05-25

Click, clack and pop: sounds indicate health of coral reefs, study finds

The popping sound, like milk hitting puffed rice cereal, that you hear when putting your head underwater is not your ear adjusting to a different atmosphere – it is the sound of the submarine world.

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#134708
2022-05-25

Rio Pavilion Explores Holistic Approaches to Land Restoration, SDGs

The Rio Conventions Pavilion at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), convened a series of events, which aimed to increase ambition to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change, restore and maintain h ...

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#134709
2022-05-25

Biodiversity law: Amend with caution

The Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which was introduced in parliament last year and is being studied by a joint parliamentary committee now, has raised concerns among parliamentarians, experts and organisations that work for the protecti...

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#134710
2022-05-25

Minister Guilbeault begins climate and environment meetings in Europe to advance international cooperation

Canada is driving ambitious action with international partners to fight climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. To keep delivering for people around the world, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will advance Canada's leadership internationally ...

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#134711
2022-05-25

Astrophysics student discovers link between global warming and locally unstable weather

Climate change gives rise to more unstable weather, local droughts and extreme temperature records, but a coherent theory relating local and global climate is still under active development.

News Headlines
#134712
2022-05-25

New research on tidal flats is 'wake up call' for US coastal communities

About 29 percent of the United States' population live in coastline counties—more than 41 million are in Atlantic counties. This high population density poses a critical challenge to sustainable developments in coastal areas.

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#134713
2022-05-25

White roofs and rooftop lawns can mitigate urban heat island effect, researchers say

Alleviating the urban heat-island effect through regulating urban landscape can improve human thermal comfort and living environment in urban residential areas. However, most previous studies focused on the single environmental factor of temperature, ignoring the actual human feeling of thermal ...

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#134714
2022-05-25

An ocean first: Underwater drone tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf

In the cold, choppy waters of Alaska's Resurrection Bay, all eyes were on the gray water, looking for one thing only. It wasn't a spout from humpback whales that power through this scenic fjord, or a sea otter lazing on its back, munching a king crab.

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#134715
2022-05-25

A vicious cycle of oxygen loss threatens water quality in lakes

Scientists have recently confirmed that the world's lakes are rapidly losing oxygen. With a seven-year, whole-ecosystem study, a team of freshwater scientists at Virginia Tech has been one of the first to take the next step in asking: What does it mean for water quality that oxygen is declining ...

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#134716
2022-05-25

New study reveals how bat brains are organized for echolocation and flight

A new study shows how the brains of Egyptian fruit bats are highly specialized for echolocation and flight, with motor areas of the cerebral cortex that are dedicated to sonar production and wing control. The work by researchers at UC Davis and UC Berkeley was published May 25 in Current Biology.

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#134717
2022-05-25

A novel environmental DNA monitoring method for identifying rare and endangered fish species sold in markets

In a paper recently published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, researchers in the Conservation Forensics Lab at The University of Hong Kong have outlined a powerful new tool for monitoring trade of rare and endangered fish species in Hong Kong wet markets.

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#134718
2022-05-25

Hot-blooded T. rex and cold-blooded Stegosaurus: Chemical clues reveal dinosaur metabolism

For decades, paleontologists have debated whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded, like modern mammals and birds, or cold-blooded, like modern reptiles. Knowing whether dinosaurs were warm- or cold-blooded could give us hints about how active they were and what their everyday lives were like, but th ...

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#134719
2022-05-25

Biodiversity and the city

Within their Nature in the City Strategy, Hamilton City Council set themselves the ambitious target of moving from 1.8% to 10% native vegetation cover in Kirikiriroa by 2050. Across the city there are hundreds of patches of green that they could target for native regeneration. So where should th ...

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#134720
2022-05-25

This Bogotá Market Comes Alive Only at Night, Full of Ancient Plant Lore and Astonishing Biodiversity

the plaza announces itself as an aroma. It’s near midnight in the Colombian capital of Bogotá, a city of 8 million, tucked in the Andes at an elevation of 8,660 feet. Downtown is deserted as we approach the neighborhood known as Los Mártires.

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#134721
2022-05-25

Biodiversity exhibit

Visitors look at the newly-opened temporary art exhibition of Philippine endemic and native species of plants and animals at the National Museum in Manila as part of Biodiversity Day and National Heritage Month.

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#134722
2022-05-25

Aaranyak’s bid to preserve indigenous seed diversity to enrich biodiversity

Indigenous varieties of seeds which have been fast disappearing from the state’s croplands due to invasion of hybrid verities, are key components of the rich bio-diversity in the ethnic-mosaic called Assam.

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#134723
2022-05-25

UN's Elizabeth Mrema: 'China is doing a lot on biodiversity protection'

Elizabeth Mrema, a Tanzanian biodiversity leader and lawyer and the first African woman to be appointed as the executive secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, sat down with CGTN on the sidelines of Davos 2022.

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#134676
2022-05-24

New online platform showcases civil society, local authority and business pledges for nature

A new online platform has been launched to raise awareness and inspire action by non-government organisations, local communities and businesses to protect, sustainably manage and restore areas of land and water.

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#134670
2022-05-24

The COP15 global biodiversity summit must deliver for wildlife and people

More than ever, in a global cost of living crisis, delivering for nature requires social and economic justice. Labour has always been clear on this principle.

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#134671
2022-05-24

For an enlightened life

Biodiversity, the variety and variability of life on Earth, is a critical natural resource that underpins human well-being and economic development. Biodiversity loss, however, continues at an alarming rate, driven largely by habitat loss and degradation, overexploitation of plants and animals, ...

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#134672
2022-05-24

New bill seeks to restore biodiversity in UK

Proposed legislation, the Climate and Ecology Bill, which would put in place climate and biodiversity targets, is going to be introduced in the House of Lords tomorrow.

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