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#134518
2022-05-17

Village uses Indigenous seeds to slow down Cerrado deforestation

One muggy morning last December, eight women and their chief drove out of the Indigenous Xavante village of Ripá across a forested savanna in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. After a few miles, the road petered out. They walked on in single file through the knee-high grass.

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#134519
2022-05-17

‘Wildlife-friendly’ infrastructure rules in Nepal and India ignore the birds

Nepal’s government has recently adopted guidelines to make infrastructure such as roads, dams and railway lines wildlife-friendly, following pressure from conservationists and NGOs.

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#134520
2022-05-17

Scientists uncover widespread declines of raptors in Kenya

A recent study confirms alarming declines in raptor populations in Kenya. Incidental poisoning is a major problem for vultures in particular, depriving ecosystems of the birds’ vital role as scavengers. Conservationists are working with communities to help species recover.

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#134521
2022-05-17

To conserve the vibrant diversity of Central Africa’s forests, include Indigenous people (commentary)

Our footsteps intermingled with the sounds of rain dripping through the canopy as my eyes examined the surrounding green vegetation, which was usually so vibrant, but was now subdued as the dark skies above concealed the light and darkened our path.

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#134522
2022-05-17

Village uses Indigenous seeds to slow down Cerrado deforestation

One muggy morning last December, eight women and their chief drove out of the Indigenous Xavante village of Ripá across a forested savanna in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. After a few miles, the road petered out. They walked on in single file through the knee-high grass.

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#134523
2022-05-17

Climate change is heating up Florida. That could bring more wildfires, new report warns

When Hurricane Michael tore through North Florida in 2018 as a Category 5 storm, it left more than 3 million acres of felled trees in its wake.

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#134524
2022-05-17

How climate law can help to prevent the next pandemic

Two of the biggest crises humanity faces — pandemics and climate change — are intertwined. Climate change boosts many health risks, including the likelihood that new viruses will spill over to cause dangerous outbreaks.

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#134525
2022-05-17

Climate change is hurting insurers, report says

Climate change is hurting the insurance industry and only 8% of insurers are preparing adequately for its impact, consultants Capgemini and financial industry body Efma said in a report on Tuesday.

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#134526
2022-05-17

Ecological functions of streams and rivers severely affected globally

Agriculture, loss of habitat or wastewater effluents—human stressors negatively impact biodiversity in streams and rivers. Very little is known yet about the extent to which their capacity for self-purification and other essential ecosystem services are also impacted.

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#134527
2022-05-17

Conserving Biodiversity, Preserving Mental Health

Activist Tori Tsui dismantles the euro-centricity and ableism of ‘eco-anxiety’ and outlines why mental health is planetary health.

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#134528
2022-05-17

Critical climate indicators broke records in 2021, says UN

Critical global indicators of the climate crisis broke records in 2021, according to a UN report, from rising oceans to the levels of heat-trapping emissions in the atmosphere.

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#134469
2022-05-16

Bleached sea sponges found in New Zealand waters for first time

Sea sponges off New Zealand’s southern coastline have been found bleached bone-white for the first time, following extreme ocean temperatures.

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#134470
2022-05-16

Record number of dams removed from Europe’s rivers in 2021

At least 239 barriers, including dams and weirs, were removed across 17 countries in Europe in 2021, in a record-breaking year for dam removals across the continent.

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#134471
2022-05-16

How your favourite tipple could help remove carbon and boost biodiversity

What are you drinking? An easy enough question. But I’m clinking through my booze cupboard – three types of whisky, two half-drunk bottles of gin, a cheap bottle of brandy used for a cake – and I’m still not entirely sure.

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#134472
2022-05-16

Land Restoration a Must to Mitigate Global Desertification and Drought

Two reports out this spring from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) carry stark warnings not just for the future of business on Earth, but for life itself. According to Global Land Outlook 2, released in April, $44 trillion (half the global GDP) is at risk from the e ...

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#134474
2022-05-16

COP26 chief: Leaders must do more to honour climate promises

Global leaders have not done enough to honour commitments made at the COP26 climate summit, its president has said. Alok Sharma said more must be done to hit the targets agreed in Glasgow, warning that failure would be "an act of monstrous self-harm".

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#134475
2022-05-16

Zimbabwean designer mixes tradition, fashion

At a plot on the outskirts of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, two women were after a trio of Angora goats aiming to catch one of the adorable balls of wool.

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#134476
2022-05-16

From Traditional Practice To Top Climate Solution, Agroecology Gets Growing Attention

From melting ice sheets to tornadoes ravaging New Orleans and wildfires sweeping Texas, it’s ever clearer that the climate crisis is here, now. In its sixth major report since 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) conveyed the urgency:

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#134477
2022-05-16

The Hopi farmer championing Indigenous agricultural knowledge

It is March and the Hopi reservation, which stretches across high plateaux in northeastern Arizona, appears as a patchwork of varying shades of brown: The mesas – deep bronze in the morning sun – stand stately over beige houses and the light tans of sand-covered fields, shrubs and grasses. Dryne ...

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#134478
2022-05-16

49 degrees in Delhi, flash floods in some region. Experts warn of climate change

Climate change has been peeking round the corner, when several countries took some steps to counter the damage done. However, experts have only warned that several parts on earth will only continue to reel under severe heatwave conditions as maximum temperatures continue to soar.

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#134479
2022-05-16

Fear of ‘The Beast’ still lingers: Climate change and giant fire’s legacy make for unnerving times in Fort McMurray

Kellie Bosch was in her backyard drinking some wine when an ember of ash drifted into her glass. That’s when she knew the fire of 2016 would be different.

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#134480
2022-05-16

Komodo National Park is home to some of the world's largest manta ray aggregations, study shows

Through a collaborative effort including the public, scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation and Murdoch University are reporting a large number of manta rays in the waters of Komodo National Park, an Indonesian UNESCO World Heritage Site, suggesting the area may hold the key to regional ...

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#134481
2022-05-16

Extreme temperatures compound poverty in Pakistan's hottest city

By the time Pakistani schoolboy Saeed Ali arrived at hospital in one of the world's hottest cities, his body was shutting down from heatstroke.

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#134482
2022-05-16

Latest sandstorm brings Iraq to standstill

Another sandstorm that descended Monday on Iraq sent at least 2,000 people to hospital with breathing problems and led to the closure of airports, schools and public offices across the country.

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#134483
2022-05-16

Striking new snake species discovered in Paraguay

A beautiful non-venomous snake, previously unknown to science, was discovered in Paraguay and described by researchers of the Paraguayan NGO Para La Tierra with the collaboration of Guyra Paraguay and the Instituto de Investigación Biológica del Paraguay.

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#134484
2022-05-16

Canadians have their say about how best to adapt to climate change

With flooding emergencies in parts of Western and Northern Canada, the federal government wants to hear from Canadians about how to adapt to such climate-related disasters.

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#134487
2022-05-16

Climate change disrupting 'language of life' across all ecosystems

Living beings don’t just communicate through sound – we also communicate through chemicals using smell to find mates, food and stay away from predators.

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#134488
2022-05-16

Policy Watch: Why we need a joined-up approach to tackling biodiversity loss, desertification and climate change

We need tree-planting, we need renewables, and we need fossil-free fuels. But in our efforts to tackle the climate emergency, are we forgetting the soil beneath our feet?

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#134489
2022-05-16

Amazon deforestation threatens newly discovered fish species in Brazil

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History researcher Murilo Pastana and his colleagues have discovered and described two new species of Amazonian fish—one with striking red-orange fins and the other so small it is technically considered a miniature fish species—in a paper published today, ...

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#134490
2022-05-16

Researchers find CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing approach can alter the social behavior of animals

Georgia State University scientists have created gene-edited hamsters for studies of social neuroscience and have found that the biology behind social behavior may be more complex than previously thought.

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#134491
2022-05-16

CRISPR now possible in cockroaches

Researchers have developed a CRISPR-Cas9 approach to enable gene editing in cockroaches, according to a study published by Cell Press on May 16th in the journal Cell Reports Methods.

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#134492
2022-05-16

Gender bias found in names given to new species

A trio of researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand, has found that when it comes time to name a newly found species after someone, female honorees tend to be underrepresented.

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#134493
2022-05-16

Researchers identify the cuticle as the first protective barrier of plants against UV radiation

The cuticle, the outermost part of a plant, which acts as the interphase between the plant and the environment, is becoming increasingly important in agriculture.

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#134494
2022-05-16

Heart progenitors spontaneously regenerate cardiac muscle via a tight junction 'honeycomb' in salamanders

Whether there are endogenous adult heart progenitors that can replenish damaged muscle cells remained controversial. Now researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden show that the outermost layer of the heart, called epicardium, acts as a source of cardiac muscle cells through formation of an i ...

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#134495
2022-05-16

Study provides long-term look at ways to control wildfire in sagebrush steppe ecosystem

New research led by an Oregon State University scientist provides the first long-term study of methods to control the spread of wildfire in the sagebrush steppe ecosystem that dominates parts of the western United States.

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#134496
2022-05-16

How to avoid eating the world: From degrowth to a sustainable food system transformation

Proponents of degrowth have long argued that economic growth is detrimental to the environment. Now, scientists show that curbing growth alone would not make the food system sustainable—but changing what we eat and putting a price on carbon would.

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#134497
2022-05-16

Cutting air pollution emissions would save 50,000 US lives, $600 billion each year

Eliminating air pollution emissions from energy-related activities in the United States would prevent more than 50,000 premature deaths each year and provide more than $600 billion in benefits each year from avoided illness and death, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin–Madison r ...

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#134498
2022-05-16

One of the Most Vibrant Coral Reef Systems in the World Faces a Dangerous Threat

The Philippines' coral reefs are among the world's most vibrant-but they're in danger. Although much of the archipelago's underwater beauty is protected, climate change and harmful fishing methods threaten other regions.

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#134499
2022-05-16

Study: Circular solutions can halt biodiversity loss

Circular economy interventions in four key sectors can halt global biodiversity loss and help the world’s biodiversity recover to the same levels as in the year 2000 by 2035, according to a recent study by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.

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#134426
2022-05-13

COP15: how to resist more severe and frequent drought conditions?

As a the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is taking place in Abidjan, many reports from the international organization are pointing out the devastating impacts of drought on the African population. A critic weather conditio ...

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#134427
2022-05-13

Liberia: World Leaders Call For Robust Action To Tackle Deforestation, Land Degradation And Drought At COP15

From a drop in groundwater level, rivers silt and sediments entering into the sea, the earth exposure to the whims of the weather, from sea erosion, wildfires in California and Australia, to flooding in Asia and heat waves in Europe, disappearance of forests, world leaders at the COP 15 are call ...

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#134429
2022-05-13

Climate change is a chart-topping issue for music fans, research finds

For a long time, the music industry has perhaps not felt overly concerned by the environmental cause. But the same cannot be said of music lovers. According to a new British study, music fans care more about climate change than people who do not enjoy this art form.

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#134430
2022-05-13

How Municipalities are Tackling Food Waste and Climate Change

Food and climate change are increasingly becoming advocacy issues tied together, according to speakers at the WasteExpo session, “Municipal and State Food Waste Policy as a Lever for Tackling Climate Change.”

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#134431
2022-05-13

South Africa’s April floods made twice as likely by climate crisis, scientists say

The massive and deadly floods that struck South Africa in April were made twice as likely and more intense by global heating, scientists have calculated. The research demonstrates that the climate emergency is resulting in devastation.

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#134432
2022-05-13

Joy for environmentalists as California blocks bid for $1.4bn desalination plant

A California coastal panel on Wednesday rejected a long-standing proposal to build a $1.4b seawater desalination plant to turn Pacific Ocean water into drinking water as the state grapples with persistent drought that is expected to worsen in coming years with climate change.

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#134433
2022-05-13

Hundreds escape flood waters in Queensland as state lashed by severe thunderstorms

Hundreds of Queenslanders have fled to higher ground or been rescued from flood waters with thousands on alert on Friday night as severe thunderstorms lash the state’s south-east.

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#134434
2022-05-13

Birds, beavers and microparks: experts plan to rewild London

London will be “rewilded” with new nature reserves, pocket parks and a mass community movement to bring nature back to the capital, the Guardian can reveal.

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#134435
2022-05-13

‘It’s a struggle for survival’: why Kenya – and its wildlife – need tourists to return

Covid dealt a blow to tourism and the conservation funds it provides. But as visitors slowly return, the sector is looking for new ways to thrive

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#134436
2022-05-13

Sewage dumps into English rivers widespread, criminal inquiry suspects

A criminal investigation into water companies in England has uncovered suspected widespread illegal sewage discharges from treatment plants, the Environment Agency has revealed.

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#134437
2022-05-13

Biodiversity Solutions Also Fight Climate Change

Mass extinction lurks beneath the surface of the sea. That was the dire message from a study published in April in the journal Science, which found that continuing to emit greenhouse gases unchecked could trigger a mass die-off of ocean animals that rivals the worst extinction events in Earth’s ...

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