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#135238
2022-07-06

Urban wetlands ‘could improve wellbeing in deprived UK areas’

Creating wildlife-rich wetlands such as ponds, streams and rain gardens in deprived urban areas could help level up inequalities in wellbeing across the UK, according to a report.

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#135239
2022-07-06

Stronger integration of international negotiations needed to protect the ocean

International solutions are needed to protect the ocean. Two sets of regulations currently under development offer an opportunity to expand protections, but a greater degree of alignment between the two must be achieved.

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#135240
2022-07-06

Depths of North Atlantic ocean once as warm as the Mediterranean

A new study of ancient ocean temperatures, published today in Science, shows that the deep North Atlantic Ocean was once 20°C (68 °F)—warmer than the surface of the modern Mediterranean.

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#135241
2022-07-06

Shedding new light on coral's Black Band Disease

UNC-Chapel Hill biologists examine the links between microbial mats and a type of coral disease that has become an urgent conservation concern, and they suggest mitigation strategies to help reduce its spread.

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#135242
2022-07-06

Climate evolution in the Southeast Indian Ocean during the Miocene

The Miocene, 23 to 5 million years ago, was an important period for the formation of the Antarctic ice sheets (AIS). The mid-latitudes in the southern hemisphere are the area where the westerlies prevailed and the climate there is sensitive to the volume changes of the AIS.

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#135243
2022-07-06

Coastal fishing and farming at risk from climate change

Coastal communities could face losses of food from both fisheries and agriculture as a result of climate change, a study of five Indo-Pacific countries suggests. The research is published in Nature Communications.

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#135244
2022-07-06

Deep-sea expeditions over a century ago offer new insight into climate change

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, German scientists and surveyors crossed choppy waters and braved dangerous conditions on ships called the Gazelle, Valdivia and Planet.

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#135245
2022-07-06

Delayed slow ocean response to CO2 removal causes asymmetric tropical rainfall change

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the major greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. Climate changes under increasing CO2 radiative forcing (called "CO2 ramp-up") have been widely projected using numerical experiments.

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#135246
2022-07-06

More frequent european heat waves linked to changes in jet stream

Heat waves over Europe have increased three to four times faster than in the rest of the northern mid-latitudes, including the United States and Canada. Why? In a new study, an international team of scientists has shown the increase is linked to changes in the jet stream, the fast air current th ...

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#135247
2022-07-06

Warming world creates hazard for Alpine glaciers

Italy was enduring a prolonged heat wave before a massive piece of Alpine glacier broke off and killed hikers on Sunday and experts say climate change will make those hot, destabilizing conditions more common.

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#135248
2022-07-06

Connecting the spots: First comprehensive review of national jaguar protection laws

Conservationists have conducted the first comprehensive review of national laws across the range of the jaguar (Panthera onca) to show opportunities for strengthening legal protections of the largest cat species found in the Americas.

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#135249
2022-07-06

Photorhabdus luminescens is a true all-rounder: Insect pathogenic bacterium also helps to combat fungal infestation

Future food shortages are expected to become exacerbated in many parts of the world. With this in view, sustainable biological techniques are being explored that could increase the yield of cereals and other food crops and which, unlike the use of chemical pesticides, are environmentally compatible.

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#135250
2022-07-06

New disease strikes Michigan trees. Arborists don't know how to treat it

A mysterious invasive disease has hit a stand of southeast Michigan trees, adding to a long list of threats faced by state forests.

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#135251
2022-07-06

Evidence found that colorful ventral wings help colonizing birds avoid collisions

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China, the U.S. and Germany has found evidence that suggests that colorful ventral wings help colonizing birds to avoid running into one another.

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#135252
2022-07-06

Evidence found that insects are possibly able to feel pain

A trio of researchers, two from Queen Mary University of London, the other from the University of Tehran, has found evidence that suggests insects might be able to feel pain.

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#135253
2022-07-06

Capturing California's biodiversity for the future of conservation

When UC Santa Cruz postdoctoral scholar Merly Escalona assembled the first-ever reference genome for the Stephen Colbert Trapdoor Spider, she was shocked by the dataset's unexpectedly large size.

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#135254
2022-07-06

Climate change forcing nature reserves to adapt, warns new report

Projects to help wildlife adapt to habitats affected by climate change will become more commonplace, warned a new report. The Wildlife Trusts said people must be prepared to see nature reserves change.

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#135255
2022-07-06

Climate change doesn’t have to mean more insect-borne disease

Human-caused climate change has a complex effect on insect-borne diseases. Many may be spreading more, but effective strategies exist to manage this risk. These strategies are available rich and poor.

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#135256
2022-07-06

AfDB calls for more climate finance for Africa to support global goals

Rich countries and international financial institutions need to provide more funding for Africa to support global climate goals by preventing African nations from pursuing carbon-intensive development, a senior African Development Bank executive said on Wednesday.

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#135257
2022-07-06

Climate Change Plays a Major Role in the Distribution of Holoparasitic Plants and Their Obligate Host

Predicting the impact of climate change is essential to the establishment of efficient conservation and management plans to maintain the present biodiversity and avoid extensive extinction.

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#135258
2022-07-06

African Wild Dogs Lose Pups to Climate Adaptation ‘Trap

The endangered wild dog has shifted its breeding season by 22 days, resulting in fewer pups living through their first year

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#135259
2022-07-06

A three-legged tortoise fitted with rollers could help save his endangered species

A three-legged tortoise rescued from smugglers has found a new lease of life at Chester Zoo, where he could help save his endangered species.

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#135191
2022-07-05

Biodiversity In Crisis: One Species Is Dying Out Every 10 Minutes

Biodiversity faces its biggest threat. Can humans offer salvation instead of a death sentence? The planet is facing its sixth mass extinction, the first in 65 million years. And biodiversity is in peril.

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#135192
2022-07-05

EU Nature Restoration Law ‘significant and highly positive step’

Nature is in decline globally and it clearly needs action at all levels if we are to bend the curve of biodiversity loss in a positive direction. T

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#135193
2022-07-05

'Five times the size of London each year': BNP Paribas tots up the biodiversity footprint of its investments

Banking giant takes a stab at caclulating biodiversity impacts of its financing activities for first time, as it looks to meet requirements of new French nature reporting law

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#135194
2022-07-05

Ensuring Positive Impacts On Biodiversity Under The Future CAP

Based on an analysis of the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that will apply over the period 2023-2027, more than 300 experts from 23 European Union Member States have analysed its impacts on the protection and restoration of biodiversity.

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#135195
2022-07-05

[Explainer] Can planting trees mitigate climate change?

As the world is struggling to combat climate change, one idea – planting trees – seems to be taking hold as a panacea for curing the ills of pollution, soaring carbon emissions, and degrading soil health.

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#135196
2022-07-05

Ambulances for plants: Meet India’s ecological emergency service

An ambulance speeds through the streets, but it doesn’t have blue lights or any kind of siren. And instead of medical equipment, it is stocked with gardening tools, fertilizers and ladders.

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#135197
2022-07-05

Planting trees for the Planet’s beating heart

Reconnecting rural areas, mountains, plains, urban space – reconstructing woodlands and forests, placing with care the right trees in the right places, creating ‘ecological pathways’ able to recreate the natural beauty of world communities: this is the commitment of the Alberitalia Foundation to ...

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#135198
2022-07-05

In Brazil’s semiarid region, agrivoltaics show promise for food, energy security

High levels of food, water and energy insecurity brought on by socioeconomic issues and exacerbated by climate change have been driving research groups to find new solutions.

News Headlines
#135199
2022-07-05

Construction begins on controversial water project inside Lake Malawi National Park

The government of Malawi has initiated construction works for a water project inside Lake Malawi National Park, despite court challenges and sustained protests from conservationists who say the project threatens the park’s UNESCO-recognized biodiversity and archaeological sites.

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#135200
2022-07-05

Habitat loss, climate change send hyacinth macaw reeling back into endangered status

Less than a decade since conservation actions helped pull the hyacinth macaw out of Brazil’s endangered species list, the iconic cobalt-blue bird is back in the red, driven there by the loss of its habitat and a changing climate.

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#135201
2022-07-05

Five risk-reduction strategies updated with age-old knowledge

Indigenous peoples' understanding of disaster risk uses an enormous dataset -- traditional knowledge and folklore reaching back many generations.

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#135202
2022-07-05

Indigenous knowledge vital in conservation of Nepal's tigers

Incidents of human-tiger conflict have increased in line with the growing populations of both the big cats and people, as more people venture into national parks and their buffer zones in search of firewood and food.

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#135203
2022-07-05

Jamaican Climate Leader Says Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis

Can agroforestry help mitigate climate change and remove CO₂ from our air permanently? In April 2021, Jamaica targeted an ambitious 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The upgraded new goal addressed land use change, forestry emissions, and committing to deeper emission reductions ...

News Headlines
#135204
2022-07-05

Recycling is the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff

Plastic Free July has rolled around again and we'll all be hearing about reducing plastic use in our daily lives. Much of the messaging is targeted toward young people through school and youth-focused messaging.

News Headlines
#135205
2022-07-05

Nature restoration no substitute for cutting fossil fuels

Restoring degraded environments, such as by planting trees, is often touted as a solution to the climate crisis. But our new research shows this, while important, is no substitute for preventing fossil fuel emissions to limit global warming.

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#135206
2022-07-05

Study sees potential ways to mitigate India's risk of groundwater depletion

Groundwater depletion in regions of India where grain is grown for public distribution is a huge challenge for the country of 1.4 billion people. A new study identifies specific adjustments in the Indian government's procurement and distribution system that could rectify this issue, particularly ...

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#135207
2022-07-05

Ecosystems get increasingly thirsty due to climate change

A new study shows that future ecosystem functioning will increasingly depend on water availability. Using recent simulations from climate models, an international team of scientists found several "hot spot regions" where increasing water limitation strongly affects ecosystems.

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#135208
2022-07-05

Climate change is making flooding worse: 3 reasons the world is seeing more record-breaking deluges

Heavy rain combined with melting snow can be a destructive combination. In mid-June 2022, storms dumped up to 5 inches of rain over three days in the mountains in and around Yellowstone National Park, rapidly melting snowpack.

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#135209
2022-07-05

Not if, but when: unless Papua New Guinea prepares now, the next big earthquake could wreak havoc in Lae

Earthquakes can be especially devastating for developing countries, where competing priorities can stymie resource allocation towards earthquake resilience.

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#135210
2022-07-05

Cities: how urban design can make people less likely to use public spaces

Urban beautification campaigns are usually sold to local residents as a way to improve their daily lives. Design elements—from lighting systems to signs, benches, bollards, fountains and planters, and sometimes even surveillance equipment—are used to refurbish and embellish public spaces.

News Headlines
#135211
2022-07-05

The UK urgently needs to cut its methane emissions by 2030: cows and sheep hold the key to success

When it comes to climate change, the focus tends to be on carbon dioxide. But hot on its heels is methane (CH₄), the second most important greenhouse gas contributing to the climate emergency.

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#135212
2022-07-05

How the birds and the bees help coffee plants

Sipping a coffee on your way to work is a ritual most people take for granted without thinking about how the delicious coffee beans reached their cup. You probably know it comes from tropical regions. But what is less well-known is that coffee is the product of an incredible partnership between ...

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#135213
2022-07-05

Cause of 'staggering' disease in cats in Europe unraveled

A large team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in Germany, Austria and Sweden has found the virus behind the mysterious "staggering" disease killing cats across Europe. The group has written a paper describing their work but it has not yet been peer-reviewed—they have posted i ...

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#135214
2022-07-05

Freeze-dried mice: How a new technique could help conservation

Japanese scientists have successfully produced cloned mice using freeze-dried cells in a technique they believe could one day help conserve species and overcome challenges with current biobanking methods.

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#135215
2022-07-05

Humpback whales may steer clear of Hawaiʻi due to climate change

Humpback whales may one day avoid Hawaiian waters due to climate change and rising greenhouse gasses, according the findings of a new paper published in Frontiers in Marine Science by a team of researchers including three University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate students—Hannah von Hammerstein an ...

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#135216
2022-07-05

'Serious risk of extinction': Macadamias prove a tough nut to crack

Australian Institute of Botanical Science researchers are working with the University of Queensland to figure out world-first ways to store wild and cultivated macadamia genetic material and ultimately ensure the long-term survival of the species.

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#135217
2022-07-05

Eavesdropping on whales in the high Arctic

Whales are huge, but they live in an even larger environment—the world's oceans. Researchers use a range of tools to study their whereabouts, including satellite tracking, aerial surveys, sightings and deploying individual hydrophones to listen for their calls.

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#135218
2022-07-05

Here's what you need to know about the Varroa mite

Bee populations worldwide have been collapsing under attack from parasitic Varroa mites. Now, these mites have reached Australia. Professor Sasha Mikheyev from The Australian National University (ANU) helps unpack the buzz on the outbreak.

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