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#132157
2021-12-13

Should we pay countries to protect their biodiversity?

The countries with the richest biodiversity don’t always take the necessary measures to protect them. Whether it’s because they lack the motivation or the resources to do so, or because they prioritize short-term economic benefits over environmental protection, countries often neglect their resp ...

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#132158
2021-12-14

Researchers: ‘Yellowstone to Yukon’ work boosts conservation

It’s one thing to mount a decades-long conservation campaign on a continental scale like the Yellowstone to Yukon, or Y2Y. It’s another to prove anything about it worked.

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#132159
2021-12-14

Southern Ocean conservation cannot be left behind

The recent CCAMLR meeting failed to increase marine protected areas, but progress was made on regulating krill fishing

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#132160
2021-12-14

Protecting Earth: If ‘Nature Needs Half,’ What Do People Need?

The campaign to preserve half the Earth’s surface is being criticized for failing to take account of global inequality and human needs. But such protection is essential not just for nature, but also for creating a world that can improve the lives of the poor and disadvantaged.

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#132161
2021-12-14

Scientists assess insect biodiversity by analyzing airborne DNA

Scientists are already able to ascertain what species are present in aquatic environments, by analyzing the cast-off DNA which is present in the water. Now, for the first, a team has conducted an insect survey by analyzing DNA found in the air.

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#132162
2021-12-14

Forests: an unrecognized force for adaptation to climate change

Trees are known climate change mitigators, but scientists now push their power to adapt.

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#132163
2021-12-14

Thwaites: Antarctic glacier heading for dramatic change

Scientists are warning of dramatic changes at one of the biggest glaciers in Antarctica, potentially within the next five to 10 years.

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#132164
2021-12-14

Arctic heat record is like Mediterranean, says UN

The highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic, 38C (100F), has been officially confirmed, sounding "alarm bells" over Earth's changing climate.

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#132165
2021-12-14

GEF’s $200m support as game changer in climate change, Covid-19 fight

In order to address teething environmental challenges that continue to give give humanity sleepless night, the Global Environment Facility recently made available $200m to tackle climate change, pollution and the COVID-19 crisis.

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#132166
2021-12-14

Nature protection must be a key part of our climate crisis response, says Fauna & Flora International

More than any other before it, COP26 was the ‘Nature COP’; the moment that the central place of nature protection within the climate debate was almost universally recognised.

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#132167
2021-12-14

Quebec entrepreneur, 93, donates cherished island after protecting it from city sprawl

Nature Conservancy of Canada will protect Île Ronde habitat for birds and vulnerable turtle species.

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#132168
2021-12-14

Climate benefits of forest restoration revealed

Tropical forests are converted at an alarming rate through deforestation, but also have the potential to regrow naturally on abandoned lands. Studies published recently show that regrowing tropical forests recover surprisingly fast and identify the best types of trees for aiding in this action.

News Headlines
#132169
2021-12-14

Turkey steps up fight to protect endangered species

Turkey is eyeing a new action plan to preserve its biodiversity with a focus on endangered species across its rich flora and fauna with a government project launched in cooperation with the European Union, serving as the first step of a comprehensive plan.

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#132170
2021-12-14

Biodiversity: Between passion and reason, how to (re) think about the “forest of tomorrow”

Emblems of biodiversity, forests have become a symbol of the constant progression of human pressures on ecosystems. New expectations are emerging within society, contributing to growing tensions between actors in the forestry sector, in particular public and private managers, and the general public.

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#132171
2021-12-14

Conservation documents for half of all critically endangered species don’t mention climate change

Australian Conservation Foundation report found that climate change was not mentioned for 178 out of 334 critically endangered species and habitats.

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#132172
2021-12-14

Sadiq Khan leads ambitious plans to rewild Hyde Park

London mayor releases £600,000 funding to help create green rooftops and reintroduce lost species

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#132173
2021-12-14

Russia vetoes UN security council resolution linking climate crisis to international peace

The resolution proposed that the climate crisis could potentially threaten ‘global peace, security and stability’.

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#132174
2021-12-15

Watch: India votes against UNSC draft resolution to 'securitise' climate action

India on Monday voted against a draft resolution of the United Nations Security Council that attempted to "securitise" climate action and undermine the hard-won consensual agreements in Glasgow.

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#132175
2021-12-15

ASEAN centre joins first ocean sustainability forum

With the increasing climate risks and multiple challenges that we are facing today, moving towards stronger cooperation among island nations and regions with islands, which have a lot in common, is logical.

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#132176
2021-12-15

Boosting agrifood life sciences is key to India’s agricultural future

Whether developed by accelerators or research institutes, life sciences research and development infrastructure must be made available to entrepreneurs.

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#132177
2021-12-15

First Nations unite to fight industrial exploitation of Australia’s Martuwarra

The Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, one of the country’s most ecologically and culturally significant waterways, is facing proposals of further agriculture and mining development, including irrigation and fracking.

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#132178
2021-12-15

Stanford researchers test physics of coral as an indicator of reef health

New research shows that physics measurements of just a small portion of reef can be used to assess the health of an entire reef system. The findings may help scientists grasp how these important ecosystems will respond to a changing climate.

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#132179
2021-12-15

Blue solution to humanity’s “code red” crisis

The heat dome over Canada’s Pacific Northwest that killed hundreds of humans and “cooked” one billion sea creatures; Europe’s catastrophic floods; and the worst wildfires in almost a decade could become our new normal.

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#132180
2021-12-15

Scientists urge creating strategic forest reserves to mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity

The United States should immediately move to create a collection of strategic forest reserves in the Western U.S. to fight climate change and safeguard biodiversity, according to a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University ecologist.

News Headlines
#132181
2021-12-15

Who will pay for the damage caused by climate change?

Talking about who is responsible for climate change is a fraught debate – even more so when it comes to who ought to pay for the damage it causes.

News Headlines
#132182
2021-12-15

NT outback to host Australian-first green hydrogen project at Tennant Creek

In the centre of Australia, where the landscape is parched and temperatures can soar into the high 40s, water can be a precious commodity. But a "cutting edge" technology is being trialled in the Northern Territory, giving a glimpse of how water-dependent industries may one day be able to operat ...

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#132183
2021-12-15

Climate tech investment is soaring this year — but might not be going to the right areas, PwC says

The average size of a climate tech deal almost quadrupled to $96 million in the first half of 2021, up from $27 million one year prior, PwC said.

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#132184
2021-12-15

Biden’s FWS Plans to Weaken Protections for Four Endangered Species

President Joe Biden’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is moving to weaken or end Endangered Species Act protections for several species threatened by the climate crisis, including whooping cranes and Key deer.

News Headlines
#132185
2021-12-15

Adam Hardie: Tackling food waste is elephant in room in climate change fight

While world leaders congregated in Glasgow to thrash out climate talks and debate the future of our planet, it was a piece of art out with the SEC campus which held the most poignant message for me: food waste is a bigger contributor to climate change than plastic.

News Headlines
#132186
2021-12-15

Rising From the Antarctic, a Climate Alarm

Wilder winds are altering currents. The sea is releasing carbon dioxide. Ice is melting from below.

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#132187
2021-12-15

Rebuild more sustainable tourism in mountains for people and the planet

The world’s mountains have long attracted visitors for their scenic beauty, sports opportunities and rich cultural heritage. And for many rural mountain communities, tourism is a lifeline. It can increase household incomes, enhance job opportunities and revitalise local traditions.

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#132188
2021-12-15

Bugs across globe are evolving to eat plastic, study finds

Surprising discovery shows scale of plastic pollution and reveals enzymes that could boost recycling

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#132189
2021-12-15

Climate change has destabilized the Earth’s poles, putting the rest of the planet in peril

The ice shelf was cracking up. Surveys showed warm ocean water eroding its underbelly. Satellite imagery revealed long, parallel fissures in the frozen expanse, like scratches from some clawed monster. One fracture grew so big, so fast, scientists took to calling it “the dagger.”

News Headlines
#132190
2021-12-16

Draft Ministerial Statement Highlights Environmentally Sustainable Trade

A large group of members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a draft ministerial statement on trade and sustainability on 15 December. The text is the result of the Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions (TESSD), where 53 WTO members said they planned “to collabor ...

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#132191
2021-12-16

Best of Landscape News 2021: Biodiversity

Just as the world is undergoing a climate crisis, an equally critical but less discussed disaster is also unfolding: that of the world’s disappearing biodiversity. The astounding array of life on Earth underpins virtually everything in our lives, from the food we eat to the air we breathe.

News Headlines
#132192
2021-12-16

The past, present and future of the Congo peatlands: 10 takeaways from our series

Mongabay published a four-part series on the peatlands of the Congo Basin. Only in 2017 did a team of Congolese and British scientists discover that a sprawling wetland known as the Cuvette Centrale spanning the border between the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) actu ...

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#132193
2021-12-16

Using strategy to preserve biodiversity while saving space

In South and Central America, an especially high number of biodiverse areas are in jeopardy. Tropical rainforests are being cleared so that the land can be used for livestock grazing and planting soybeans. To compensate for these losses, other areas need to be placed under protection. The United ...

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#132194
2021-12-16

Are marine protected areas helping marine mammals and birds? Maybe, but more can be done

Our oceans are under pressure like never before, with over 60% struggling from the increasing impact of fishing, coastal activities and climate change. The harsh truth is that as we move towards 2022 only 3% of oceans are totally free from the pressure of human activity.

News Headlines
#132195
2021-12-16

Editorial - Protect forests

Instead of allowing the people to build houses in the forest areas, they can be leased under the leasehold policy.

News Headlines
#132196
2021-12-16

Bird songs bump stars off Australian music chart

An album made up entirely of the tweets and squawks of endangered Australian birds has debuted in the top five of the country's Aria music charts.

News Headlines
#132197
2021-12-16

5 wins for nature in 2021

Bad news tends to get top billing — and it’s no different for environmental news, which at times this year was downright depressing. Yet it wasn’t all gloom and doom. In fact, 2021 saw a series of major wins for the climate, for wildlife and for habitats around the world — yet you’d be forgiven ...

News Headlines
#132198
2021-12-16

Commission’s carbon farming ambition just buries the problem, stakeholders warn

The European Commission’s communication on sustainable carbon cycles promising a new source of revenue for farmers received a lukewarm response from the farming sector on Wednesday (15 December) while NGOs blasted it for letting real polluters off the hook.

News Headlines
#132199
2021-12-16

Strategic Forest Reserves Could Mitigate Climate Change, Protect Biodiversity

Researchers call for the creation of strategic forest reserves in the western United States.

News Headlines
#132200
2021-12-16

Financialization of nature: The biggest land grab in humankind’s history begins

Called a natural asset company, or NAC, the vehicle will allow for the formation of specialized corporations “that hold the rights to the ecosystem services produced on a given chunk of land, services like carbon sequestration or clean water.”

News Headlines
#132201
2021-12-16

Waterbirds in eastern Australia declining despite breeding boost from wet years, survey finds

Latest edition of one of world’s largest and longest nature surveys counts 95,306 birds, third lowest tally in almost four decades of tracking

News Headlines
#132202
2021-12-17

Brazil wildfires killed an estimated 17 million animals

Amid the bleakness of 2020, scientists in Brazil concluded a particularly grim conservation study - attempting to count the animals killed by huge wildfires in the Pantanal wetlands.

News Headlines
#132203
2021-12-17

Govt introduces amendment bill, decriminalising use of biological resources by 'vaids', 'hakims' and AYUSH practitioners

The government on Thursday in Lok Sabha introduced the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 which seeks to facilitate fast-tracking of research, encourage the Indian system of medicine, and decriminalize certain provisions for use of traditional knowledge of such resources including seeds ...

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#132204
2021-12-17

European stores pull products linked to Brazil deforestation

Several European supermarket chains are dropping Brazilian beef products linked to destruction of the Amazon rainforest and tropical wetland, the US activist group Mighty Earth said Thursday.

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#132205
2021-12-17

The first true millipede: new species with more than 1000 legs discovered in Western Australia

Researchers named the subterranean animal Eumillipes persephone after the Greek goddess of the underworld

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#132206
2021-12-17

UK fishing licences for bottom trawling could be unlawful, says Oceana

Permits for UK and EU vessels will hinder efforts to protect marine life and may break habitats directive, conservation group warns

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