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#135336
2022-07-15

How Have Microbes Adapted to Climate Change?

Human activity is causing climate change which impacts most of life on Earth. This article will discuss how microbes, which support all life on Earth, have adapted to anthropogenic climate change.

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#135337
2022-07-15

Wildfires raging across Europe aggravated by climate change, EU warns

A dangerous heat wave is fueling fires across Europe and climate change is "aggravating the situation, making countries more prone to wildfires and increasing the intensity of such events," a new EU report warns.

News Headlines
#135338
2022-07-15

What does the world think about global warming? 5 climate change stories to read this week

Nick Clegg, President of Global Affairs at Meta, explores a new survey covering the public views on climate change based on more than 100,000 Facebook users from nearly 200 countries.

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#135339
2022-07-15

‘Change is possible’: meet the Gen-Zers who embrace climate optimism

When it comes to the climate, each generation represents a different stage of grief. In the 1960s, we ignored signs of climate change and steamed ahead with big energy. In the 1970s and 1980s, anger began to mount. Some scientists, like physicist Carl Sagan, raised red flags around a changing cl ...

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#135340
2022-07-15

Climate change: Tourist destinations under threat

If you want to see firsthand the impact of climate change, take a trip to Es Trenc, one of Mallorca's finest beaches. Here, massive concrete bunkers — built in the mid-20th century by the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco — were originally hidden amid the sand dunes. Today, these structures stan ...

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#135341
2022-07-15

Future choices about trade, diet and climate change will be key in securing nutrient rich food

Research by the University of Southampton shows future choices about trade, diet and climate change will be crucial in securing micronutrient food supplies for the UK.

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#135342
2022-07-15

Climate change drives down yields and nutrition of Indian crops

Rashpinder Singh, 36, is a farmer who owns 17 acres (almost seven hectares) of land in the state of Punjab. He took up the profession of his forefathers after completing his MTech degree.

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#135344
2022-07-15

Escaping Climate Change Liability Just Got A Bit Harder

If there ever was a David versus Goliath story, this would be it. Four residents of Pari, an Indonesian island threatened by rising sea levels, are suing the largest cement maker in the world over its contribution to global warming. Flooding has already damaged houses and businesses on the island.

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#135345
2022-07-15

IUCN and Esri collaborate to promote Green List and biodiversity conservation through digital innovation

On 22 June 2022, Asia Regional Director, Dr. Dindo Campilan (IUCN), and Manager, International Contracts, Ms. Alejandra Merino (Esri), signed a Memorandum of Understanding through a virtual ceremony to advance strategic collaboration on geospatial technologies as applied to the conservation of b ...

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#135346
2022-07-15

Was Tricia the elephant happy? Experts on the ethics of keeping such big, roaming creatures in captivity

The beloved Asian elephant Tricia died at Perth Zoo this month at the ripe old age of 65, making her one of the world’s oldest elephants.

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#135347
2022-07-15

Pioneering climate change research reveals long-term global carbon cycle impacts

A new study in Nature Geoscience, co-authored by Dr. Heather Ford from Queen Mary's School of Geography, uses a unique research model to illustrate how past geologic periods can help us understand future climate changes.

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#135348
2022-07-15

Tonga volcano 'afterglow' causes dazzling skies in Antarctica

Scientists working in Antarctica have captured breath-taking photos of the skies above the icy continent, including these mesmerizing shots taken by Antarctica New Zealand science technician Stuart Shaw, who is stationed at Scott Base for the winter.

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#135349
2022-07-15

Elephant genes could hold the key to avoiding cancers

Scientists from seven research institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh have used pioneering bioinformatic modeling to investigate the molecular interactions of the p53 protein known to give protection against cancers.

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#135350
2022-07-15

Ecological restoration priorities must be informed by marginalized people

The United Nations has declared the 2020s as the decade of ecosystem restoration, a call for countries around the world to dedicate resources towards healing the earth. While the goal of ecosystem restoration is to reverse the degradation of the world's landscapes and waterways, the movement run ...

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#135351
2022-07-15

Global warming causes northward shift in southern limit of seagrass Zostera marina

Global warming has caused an increase of the average upper ocean temperature by 0.07°C per decade. These temperature increases affect marine species and ecosystems in many ways, including enhanced mortality of key habitat-forming species such as seagrass, changes in species distributions, and a ...

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#135352
2022-07-15

Is declaring a climate emergency enough to stop the climate crisis? What we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Jordi Mazon is professor of meteorology at the Department of physics in the Technical University of Catalonia (BarcelonaTech) and teaches higher-level physics in the international baccalaureate in Aula higher school in Barcelona.

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#135353
2022-07-15

Satellite study shows most forests around the world are becoming less resilient to change

A small team of researchers with members from institutions in Italy, France and the U.S. has found that most forests around the world are becoming less resilient to environmental changes due to global warming.

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#135354
2022-07-15

Why don't insects freeze solid in the Arctic?

Life in the Arctic is harsh. Arctic temperatures are punishing, making life difficult for many animals to survive. Yet lots of insects, including mosquitoes, manage to thrive in the frozen region. So why don't they freeze themselves?

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#135355
2022-07-15

Europe's major tourist sites battle climate change to survive

Climate change is destroying heritage sites across Europe and globally. Ancient historical landmarks could disappear completely unless swift action is taken to protect them from environmental damage, researchers are warning.

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#135356
2022-07-15

Tiny limbs and long bodies: Coordinating lizard locomotion

Snakes and lizards have distinct body movement patterns. Lizards bend from side to side as they retract their legs to walk or run. Snakes, on the other hand, slither and undulate, like a wave that travels down the body. However, there are species of lizards that have long, snakelike bodies, and ...

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#135357
2022-07-15

Urban agriculture can promote bee communities in tropical megacities

Urbanization is a primary threat to biodiversity. However, scientists know little about how urbanization affects biodiversity and ecosystem services in tropical regions of the Global South.

News Headlines
#135358
2022-07-15

Study identifies potential welfare concerns for privately kept snakes

New University of Bristol-led research has highlighted several potential welfare concerns relating to how snakes are kept in private homes including issues with enclosure size, temperature and humidity.

News Headlines
#135359
2022-07-15

Crop protection: Biohacking against fungal attacks

Harmful fungi cause enormous agricultural losses. Conventional techniques for combating them involve the use of poisonous fungicides. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), working with partners from Germany, France, and Switzerland on the DialogProTec project, have developed en ...

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#135360
2022-07-15

Social support found to reduce stress levels in orphaned wild elephants

A team of researchers from Colorado State University, the Smithsonian Conservative Biology Institute and the Save the Elephants program in Kenya reports that social support by members of elephant herds in African savanna elephants reduces stress levels of orphaned youngsters.

News Headlines
#135361
2022-07-15

In defense of ants

To the uninitiated there are two types of ants in the U.K.: the red ones that bite and black ants which invade our kitchens. Even more alarming is when hundreds of local ant colonies swarm and create a regional "flying ant day."

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#135362
2022-07-15

Ancient salamander was hidden inside mystery rock for 50 years—new research

In the fairy-tale landscape of the Isle of Skye off the north-west coast of Scotland, the skull of one of the most ancient salamanders ever discovered to date was excavated from Jurassic limestones. But it would be decades until scientists had the technology and the funding to piece the salamand ...

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#135363
2022-07-15

Elizabeth Mrema: ‘A lot still has to be done for a biodiversity agreement’

After two years of postponements and a change in format, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s COP15 biodiversity talks will now take place in Montreal, Canada, this December. There is still much work to do in the coming months, if countries are to secure a new global agreement on protecti ...

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#135330
2022-07-13

How Southeast Asia can simultaneously protect nature and generate $2 trillion a year

Investing in measures to protect the biodiversity of Southeast Asia’s forests and seas could produce benefits valued at more than $2.19 trillion a year - while slowing down climate change - according to a new study published by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM).

News Headlines
#135326
2022-07-13

Why you can’t put a price on biodiversity

Putting a price tag on necessities will always be a challenge. The climate crisis has shown us over and over how we struggle to estimate the actual worth of a product—whether it’s a cheap plastic bottle that ends up living for hundreds of years in the ocean or fossil fuels which are made afforda ...

News Headlines
#135327
2022-07-13

Multi-objective optimization can balance trade-offs among boreal caribou, biodiversity, and climate change objectives when conservation hotspots do not overlap

The biodiversity and climate change crises have led countries—including Canada—to commit to protect more land and inland waters and to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations. Canada is also obligated to recover populations of at-risk species, including boreal caribou. Canada has the opportunity ...

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#135328
2022-07-13

Urgent nature action needed to salvage Sustainable Development Goals: UN report

The climate crisis, COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine are threatening to stall progress on several key environmental targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), humanity’s blueprint for a better future, warns a new report from the United Nations.

News Headlines
#135329
2022-07-13

Consumption levels contributing to biodiversity loss, says EA chief

The EA says action will be required to address the levels of consumption in wealthy countries, which contribute to the loss of biodiversity, and that sustained effort will be required from many people and organisations at forums like the COP 15 meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversit ...

News Headlines
#135293
2022-07-12

'No nature, no us': Environment Agency boss raises alarm over biodiversity crisis

Sir James Bevan expected to warn later today that England faces a ‘silent spring’ without action on nature loss. The boss of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan, is to deliver a speech later today warning how the biodiversity crisis poses an existential threat to the human race if left unadd ...

News Headlines
#135294
2022-07-12

Humanity closer than ever to catastrophic biodiversity loss, expert warns

Humanity is closer than ever to irreversible climate breakdown 60 years on from the birth of the modern environmental movement, the head of the Environment Agency will warn.

News Headlines
#135295
2022-07-12

Biodiversity crisis ‘could threaten human existence’

Humanity is closer than ever to irreversible climate breakdown 60 years on from the birth of the modern green movement, the head of the Environment Agency will warn today.

News Headlines
#135296
2022-07-12

Ninth Session of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Approves Assessment of Diverse

On Saturday, July 9, the Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) approved the methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosyst ...

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#135297
2022-07-12

IUCN and HIST use space technology to protect world heritage sites

Guo Huadong, director of the International Center on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage under the auspices of UNESCO, and Bruno Oberle, general director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, signed a Memorandum of Understanding through an online ceremony to adv ...

News Headlines
#135298
2022-07-12

Nature is in crisis. A UN report says short-sighted economics is to blame.

When governments make decisions, economic considerations often trump everything else — human well-being, social connections, the health of the environment. According to a new report from the United Nations, this imbalance is driving the global biodiversity crisis and the human suffering associa ...

News Headlines
#135299
2022-07-12

Harris to request $600M for ocean resilience in Pacific Islands

Vice President Harris on Tuesday will request $600 million in funding for economic development and ocean resilience, which is intended to build on efforts that enable U.S. fishing-fleet access to the Pacific and combat the scourge of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

News Headlines
#135300
2022-07-12

Cuban sea turtles can't escape climate change, even on these far-flung beaches

On Cuba's far-flung Guanahacabibes peninsula, park guard Roberto Varela watches as a green sea turtle lumbers ashore and a ritual as old as the dinosaurs unfolds.

News Headlines
#135301
2022-07-12

How Europeans saw climate change in June

In June we heard from gardeners, fishers, readers who see their landscapes reshaped by fire and those just sweltering through record-breaking heat.

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#135302
2022-07-12

How climate change is threatening Japan's sushi culture

For half a century, Takeo Nakajo has been catching katsuo, or skipjack tuna - indispensable in Japanese cuisine whether eaten raw, dried or used as a base for the broth.

News Headlines
#135303
2022-07-12

How a carbon-backed cryptocurrency is tackling climate change

Over the last decade, cryptocurrency has exploded in growth, onboarding around 300 million new users. This exponential growth has been accompanied by serious environmental side effects stemming from energy intensive activities such as Bitcoin mining – which by some estimates, consumes as much el ...

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#135304
2022-07-12

Reimagining the Human-Environment Relationship: Why Climate Change Matters for Human Security

This paper outlines the state of knowledge regarding security risks related to climate change, synthesizing the existing scientific evidence to set out five broad pathways of risk. Climate change itself is rarely a direct cause of conflict.

News Headlines
#135305
2022-07-12

Climate change: new rules to stop EU-driven deforestation globally

To fight climate change and biodiversity loss globally, Environment MEPs want only deforestation-free products to be allowed on the EU market.

News Headlines
#135307
2022-07-12

Dangerous heatwaves engulf parts of China, US and Europe

Dangerous heatwaves are engulfing parts of China, Europe, south-west and central US this week, as dozens of cities have found themselves dealing with soaring summer temperatures.

News Headlines
#135306
2022-07-12

Protected areas not exempt as blast fishing blows up in Sri Lanka

It was a perfect morning in Pigeon Island National Park in eastern Sri Lanka, where a group of tourists in a boat was taking in the rich marine life in the water around them.

News Headlines
#135308
2022-07-12

Podcast: ‘Water always wins,’ so why are we fighting it?

While modern water infrastructure assets such as dams and aqueducts have provided human civilization with electricity and potable water for a long time, it has also deprived us of it by paving over vast amounts of land, interrupting and diverting water’s natural flow, and ruining biodiversity th ...

News Headlines
#135309
2022-07-12

In restoring polluted rivers, Indonesia looks at restocking endemic fish

Indonesia — A muddy flood polluting a river on the Indonesian island of Java earlier this year depleted its fish stock, raising calls for restoration and restocking efforts in the body of water that empties out into the Indian Ocean.

News Headlines
#135310
2022-07-12

Habitat shifts affect brain structure in Amazonian butterflies

Habitat differences help determine changes in the nervous system of tropical butterflies, scientists at the University of Bristol have found.

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