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#133837
2022-03-29

Calls for leadership ahead of Kunming biodiversity deal

With humans facing an existential crisis from biodiversity loss, countries are attempting to strike an agreement along the lines of the Paris climate pact. But the long-delayed process needs political leadership.

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#133838
2022-03-29

Governments advance negotiations on ambitious global biodiversity framework but require more time

Good progress made towards a solution for the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from Digital Sequence Information on the use of Genetic Resources.

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#133840
2022-03-30

Biodiversity talks in Geneva need more talk

Global negotiations for the protection of nature wrapped up on Tuesday evening with countries making little progress towards an agreement. Negotiators from more than 150 countries gathered in person in Geneva for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic for 15 days of meetings, sometim ...

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#133841
2022-03-30

Russia, China oppose ‘human rights’ in nature talks, amid slow progress to a deal

The inclusion of rights-based language in a global agreement to protect nature by 2030 is being threatened by loopholes and a proposal to streamline the text, sources close to the negotiations have told Climate Home News.

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#133842
2022-03-30

ANALYSIS-New global nature pact hangs in balance as 'world burns'

This month, international green groups called on the world's richest nations to commit at least $60 billion a year https://news.trust.org/item/20220301091604-zdasv to protect and restore biodiversity in developing countries.

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#133843
2022-03-30

Biopiracy row at UN talks in Geneva threatens global deal to save nature

A standoff over biopiracy is threatening to derail a global agreement to halt the loss of nature, with developing countries demanding they are paid for drug discoveries and other commercial products based on their biodiversity.

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#133844
2022-03-30

Greenpeace: Statement on Geneva biodiversity meetings in the run up to COP15 in Kunming, China

The Geneva pre-meeting for The Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 is ending without resolving any key issues – finance, implementation or key targets, including protecting at least 30% of land and sea by 2030 (“30-by-30”), and the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities

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#133845
2022-03-30

Food security framing increases relevance of biodiversity negotiations to less industrialized nations (commentary)

From substantial philanthropic pledges to studies revealing the increasing threat of extinction, world leaders are paying unprecedented attention to biodiversity. In March, governments gathered to continue shaping the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) post-2020 global biodiversity framewo ...

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#133846
2022-03-30

Green groups bemoan 'limited progress' after latest crunch UN biodiversity talks

First in-person negotiations geared at delivering landmark global treaty to reverse biodiversity loss deliver new draft text, but campaigners remain underwhelmed at pace of progress

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#133847
2022-03-30

Convention on Biological Diversity: Draft recommendation to focus on One Health approach, COVID-19

A draft recommendation on ‘biodiversity and health’ was released during the Convention on Biological Diversity concluded March 29, 2022. It will be the key focus area of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, according to the subsidiary body on scientific, technical and technological advice

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#133848
2022-03-30

Disappointment as UN biodiversity talks close without ambitious agreement

Over the past two weeks, negotiators from 164 countries have been working in Geneva as part of the series of meetings forming the UN’s 15th Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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#133849
2022-03-30

Nations Advance Talks To Protect Biodiversity At All Levels

After 15 days of high-level negotiation in Geneva, world governments have produced a strong basis for a post-2020 global biodiversity framework to safeguard the health of the planet, scheduled for final agreement at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming in China this year.

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#133850
2022-03-30

COP15: is 2022 the year we save biodiversity?

As human activities like agricultural production, mining and pollution continue to drive the so-called sixth mass extinction, government negotiators from around the world are currently meeting in Geneva to try to protect the planet’s biodiversity.

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#133851
2022-03-30

Proposal to expand nature reserves to 30% globally

Expanding nature reserves to cover at least 30% of the planet by 2030 is the flagship proposal of high-stakes talks to rescue Earth's animals and plants from human destruction.

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#133854
2022-03-30

Indigenous Peoples & Local Community Reps Issue A Final Plea To World Leaders At Biodiversity Framework Negotiations

The global framework to save nature will only be effective if the rights and contributions of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities are fully recognized

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#133855
2022-03-30

7 Solutions to Biodiversity Loss

All living things on Earth are connected to support and maintain life cycles, therefore biodiversity is extremely important for the functioning of ecosystems on the Earth.

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#133856
2022-03-31

10 Ways To Shape a Positive Future for Forests

Anna Begemann is a researcher in the Governance Program at the European Forest Institute. From deforestation largely caused by agricultural encroachment in the Amazon, to devastating forest fires in Canada,

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#133857
2022-03-31

Plastic Pollution Is a Global Problem – Here’s How to Design an Effective Treaty To Curb It

Plastic pollution is accumulating worldwide, on land and in the oceans. According to one widely cited estimate, by 2025, 100 million to 250 million metric tons of plastic waste could enter the ocean each year.

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#133858
2022-03-31

Getting paid to let the forest stand – it´s true, it´s here

Swedish forest owners struggle with their profitability. Low timber prices, the lowest in Europe, are not only annoying the forest owners, but it has also made them think of alternatives to selling the timber through the traditional channels.

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#133860
2022-03-31

Hope for Coral Reefs

Juli Berwald’s love affair with coral began when she saw her first reef in college — and it changed her life. Mesmerized by the beauty of these underwater animals, she set out on a path to study marine biology, eventually earning a Ph.D.

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#133861
2022-03-31

Best-preserved part of Brazil’s Amazon, home to isolated tribes, faces ‘decimation’

The central Purus River Basin is one of the best-preserved regions of the Brazilian Amazon. But deforestation here, in the state of Amazonas, could clear an area larger than England by 2050, according to a new report by several civil society organizations.

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#133863
2022-03-31

Chile poised to grant rights to Nature; could become 2nd such country besides Ecuador

Chile is poised to grant rights to nature in its constitution and could become the second such country in the world besides Ecuador in the next few days, according to a statement.

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#133864
2022-03-31

That dead whale on the beach? Let it be, study says. Or at least don’t blow it up

What happens when there’s a dead whale on the beach? In many reported strandings, the next steps look quite similar: where possible, biologists and veterinarians examine the carcass and conduct a necropsy to try and figure out why the mammal may have died.

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#133865
2022-03-31

Allergy season is getting worse. Why climate change is to blame

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you are well aware the dreaded season is underway, and for many, it’s another bad year. According to medical experts, the allergy season has been getting worse.

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#133866
2022-03-31

The Razor's Edge of A Warming World

As we hurtle toward an ever-hotter future, GQ spotlights eight places whose very identities depend on a simple calculation: If we limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, these places could be saved. In a 2-degree scenario, they would be irredeemably lost.

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#133867
2022-03-31

What Impact does Climate Change have on Our Health?

Climate change is caused mainly by human activity subsequent to the Industrial Revolution, a major part due to fossil fuel use, and secondly due to changes in land use.

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#133868
2022-03-31

The nation finding peace underwater

For many South Africans, the quiet and calmness that can be found in the water – one of the rare places with few, if any, human-related threats – has been transformational.

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#133869
2022-03-31

Attenborough ship proves its polar credentials

The new Royal Research Ship (RRS) Sir David Attenborough is proving its capabilities as an icebreaker. On its first outing to the Antarctic, the £200m polar vessel - popularly known as Boaty McBoatface - has been smashing through thick frozen floes.

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#133870
2022-03-31

Fast fashion: European Union reveals fast fashion crackdown

Clothes, furniture and smartphones sold in Europe must be longer-lasting and easier to repair under new rules proposed by the European Union.

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#133871
2022-03-31

Raw sewage discharged into English rivers 375,000 times by water firms

Water companies discharged raw sewage into English rivers 372,533 times last year, a slight reduction on the previous year.

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#133872
2022-03-31

Third of all compost sold in UK is climate-damaging peat

More than a third of all compost sold in the UK in 2021 was peat dug from carbon-rich habitats, new data has revealed. The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), which opposes a ban on peat sales, provided the figures in its response to a government consultation.

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#133873
2022-03-31

The Weight of Water - The Human Cost of Climate Change

This film tells three stories of people suffering from the dramatic consequences of climate change. Their Nepalese communities are already being affected by floods and drought.

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#133875
2022-03-31

Warmer summers and meltwater lakes are threatening the fringes of the world's largest ice sheet

A first-of-its-kind study looking at surface meltwater lakes around the East Antarctic Ice Sheet across a seven-year period has found that the area and volume of these lakes is highly variable year-to-year, and offers new insights into the potential impact of recent climatic change on the 'Froze ...

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#133876
2022-03-31

Deserts 'breathe' water vapor, study shows

Deserts may seem lifeless and inert, but they are very much alive. Sand dunes, in particular, grow and move—and according to a decades long research project, they also breathe humid air.

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#133877
2022-03-31

African network protects key turtle sites

A network of West African Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) covers key sites used by green turtles, new research shows.

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#133878
2022-03-31

Watch out for invasive jumping worms this garden season

Invasive jumping worms are something to be on the lookout for this spring and summer. This group of invasive species native to East-Central Asia that recently popped up in Ontario might make you squirm if you see them thrashing around when they are disturbed.

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#133879
2022-03-31

Cayman farm turtles reveal hope for biodiversity loss

A collaborative research project into the green turtles that were released into the wild by what was at the time the Cayman Turtle Farm has shown that the accelerating biodiversity loss from global warming and other human activity could in some circumstances be assisted by the reintroduction of ...

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#133880
2022-03-31

Biodiversity loss has knock-on effects on global markets

Biodiversity losses in countries with smaller, less-developed economies, impact large, developed economies, according to a new study.

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#133881
2022-03-31

Rare birth of endangered Sumatran rhino sparks hope for conservation efforts

A rare Sumatran rhino was born at an Indonesian sanctuary in a win for the extremely endangered species, environmental officials said.

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#133882
2022-03-31

Improving biodiversity monitoring in Europe

The European data landscape is highly fragmented in the area of biodiversity. A variety of different methods for data collection and analysis often makes it impossible to compare across countries the information that has been obtained.

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#133885
2022-03-31

New botanical 'crime scene investigation' may save endangered carnivorous plants

Researchers have combined macro photography with DNA metabarcoding to create a new botanical "CSI" tool that may hold the key to safeguarding the future of Australia's critically endangered carnivorous plants.

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#133886
2022-03-31

Apples and other fruits can host drug-resistant, pathogenic yeasts on surfaces

When they're prepared for transport, apples and other fruits are often treated with a fungicide to prevent spoilage and extend shelf life.

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#133887
2022-03-31

Understanding the human-animal interplay of COVID-19 and other diseases

Tony Goldberg knows that most human diseases, like COVID-19, don't start—or end—with our species. These diseases are really a part of our whole ecosystem, and that includes the animals we interact with.

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#133888
2022-03-31

Inside the Mediterranean sea's 'animal forests': An encounter with the gorgonian corals

Gorgonians are an order of soft corals that belong to the large group of Cnidaria, which also includes hard corals, sea anemones, jellyfish and many other species. Gorgonians colonize the seabed all over the world, from shallow coastal areas to deep sea canyons, temperate and tropical areas to p ...

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#133889
2022-03-31

Ingesting microscopic plastic affects the ability of mussels to grow and reproduce

Mussels in Port Phillip Bay near Melbourne are ingesting microscopic pieces of plastic used in cosmetics. And it's affecting their ability to grow and reproduce, an RMIT University eco-toxicologist has found.

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#133890
2022-03-31

Allergy-friendly apple varieties

In a few years, apples that are officially deemed allergy-friendly will be available in supermarkets. The apples are a result of a project in which researchers in cooperation with the Züchtungsinitiative Niederelbe (ZIN), an initiative for breeding apple varieties, have successfully developed tw ...

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#133891
2022-03-31

Hunting toxic chemicals in the Arctic

At first, it was a simple question: what exactly did oil pollution do to gray seals off the coast of Norway?

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#133892
2022-03-31

Zebra mbuna fish and stingrays can add and subtract

Zebra mbuna (a species of cichlid fish) and stingrays can add and subtract one from the numbers one to five, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.

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#133893
2022-03-31

Monkeys often eat fruit containing alcohol, shedding light on our taste for booze

For 25 years, UC Berkeley biologist Robert Dudley has been intrigued by humans' love of alcohol. In 2014, he wrote a book proposing that our attraction to booze arose millions of years ago, when our ape and monkey ancestors discovered that the scent of alcohol led them to ripe, fermenting and nu ...

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#133894
2022-03-31

Broken wing tactic found to be more widespread than thought

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and California Polytechnic State University, has found that the broken wing tactic used by some birds to lure predators away from their nest is more widespread than previously thought.

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