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#135219
2022-07-05

Study points to Armenian origins of ancient crop with aviation biofuel potential

Camelina, also known as false flax or Gold-of-Pleasure, is an ancient oilseed crop with emerging applications in the production of sustainable, low-input biofuels.

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#135220
2022-07-05

The rise of coral-eating snails

WA researchers are monitoring coral-eating snails at Rottnest amid concerns of a future outbreak on the famous island. Every month, Murdoch University Ph.D. student Veera Haslam dives into the ocean at Rottnest to search for Drupella cornus snacking on the island's reefs.

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#135221
2022-07-05

How long you keep clothes can help fight climate change

A small, simple and cheap way to prevent some future climate pollution is to wear the clothes already in your closet about twice as many times as you might have otherwise before tossing them.

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#135222
2022-07-05

Egypt’s COP27 vision: mitigation, adaption, and finance

Hosting the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Egypt prepares for COP27. Here’s the breakdown:

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#135223
2022-07-05

The Solution To Climate Change Lies In Businesses Embracing The Technology Revolution

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier. But in the last few years, it’s been at the center of some problematic discussions. From the anxiety that the pandemic brought about by meteoric social media use to alarm over 5G and ongoing fears around data protection and cookies—what started wi ...

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#135224
2022-07-05

Comprehensive climatic suitability evaluation of peanut in Huang-Huai-Hai region under the background of climate change

The climate changes influence the growing suitability of peanut, an important oil crop. Climatic suitability evaluation in the Huang-Huai-Hai region, the main peanut producing region of China, which can optimize peanut planting structure and provide basis for increasing output. In this study, th ...

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#135225
2022-07-05

Climate change: Australia floods, with staggering 1.5 metres of rain in 24 hours, are a warning sign we cannot ignore – Scotsman comment

Four months after New South Wales was hit by a “once-in-a-thousand-year” flood that killed 20 people and forced thousands of people to flee their homes, torrential rain has brought “life-threatening” flooding to Australia once again.

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#135226
2022-07-05

Climate Change: Wildfire Risk Has Grown Everywhere

As climate change makes hot and dry conditions—often termed “fire weather”—more common and severe, vegetation dries out and landscapes become more flammable, pushing up the odds of dangerous wildfires.

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#135227
2022-07-05

‘Every year it gets worse’: on the frontline of the climate crisis in Bangladesh

Ever since she was a little girl, Amina Ahmed has been afraid of the water. Growing up in Sylhet, north-east of Bangladesh, the heavy rainfall that typically occurs during monsoon season would make her anxious.

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#135228
2022-07-05

Two whale rescues in one day prompt fresh call for removal of shark nets in Queensland

Two whales that became entangled in shark nets on the Queensland coast have been freed after being stuck for several hours.

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#135229
2022-07-05

The path to global health equity is through neglected tropical diseases. Here's why

Leaders of the Commonwealth, a group of 54 countries that are home to a third of the world’s population, met in Kigali, Rwanda, between 20-25 June, with the aim of strengthening international cooperation on some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity.

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#135230
2022-07-05

Norway steps up support for UNEP in landmark partnership

Since the 1972 Stockholm Conference, which led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the organization has received policy, programming and financial support from its Member States. In 2022, as UNEP marks its 50thanniversary, one Member State - Norway – is strengthen ...

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#135231
2022-07-05

Snow at Austrian observatory 3,000 metres above sea level melting earlier than ever before

The snow at the highest observatory in the world to be operated all-year-round is expected to completely melt in the next few days, the earliest time on record.

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#135232
2022-07-05

We built an algorithm to predict how climate change will affect future conflict in the Horn of Africa: here’s what we found

The Horn of Africa, on the eastern coast of the continent, is currently being battered by an intense and sustained drought thanks to which around 20 million people are going hungry. And, given the ongoing armed conflict in the region – particularly in Somalia and Ethiopia – safely getting nutrit ...

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#135169
2022-07-04

Is fungi the most underused resource in the fight against climate change?

Picture a group of “climate change warriors”, massing together in a battle to save the planet. Did you imagine a line of mushrooms? Well, maybe you should have, according to scientists at Boston University in the United States.

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#135170
2022-07-04

UN Ocean Conference: 198 countries adopt Lisbon Declaration

All 198 members of the United Nations unanimously adopted July 1, 2022 the Lisbon Declaration on ocean conservation. The nations, on the last day of the UN Ocean Conference 2022, committed to follow science-based and innovative actions on an urgent basis

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#135171
2022-07-04

Events like Italian glacier collapse likely to increase as planet heats

Events like the collapse of a glacier on the Marmolada mountain, which has killed at least seven people, are likely to become more common as the planet heats, according to scientists who spend their life scrutinising the ice on mountains.

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#135172
2022-07-04

Protecting Brazil’s Amazon could be a bargain — if the government were willing to pay

To convert around 80% of the Brazilian Amazon into environmental conservation areas would cost Brazil just over half of what the European Union spends to maintain all of its own conservation areas. Hectare for hectare, it would work out hundreds of times cheaper.

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#135173
2022-07-04

Climate change complicates a precarious relationship between birds and farmers

In the northeastern United States, most natural grasslands have been developed or converted to farmland. So grassland songbirds like bobolinks and Savannah sparrows nest and care for their chicks in farm fields, in the path of mowers and equipment.

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#135174
2022-07-04

Weir today, gone tomorrow: work starts to free Cumbrian river

Nearly 150 years after it was built for a paper mill, work has begun to demolish a 3-metre-high weir in Cumbria as part of nationwide efforts to improve biodiversity by allowing fish and invertebrates to move more freely along the UK’s rivers.

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#135175
2022-07-04

Recognising Indigenous knowledges is not just culturally sound, it’s good science

Floods, fires and droughts in Australia devastate lives, destroy wildlife and damage property. These disasters also cost billions of dollars through loss of agricultural and economic productivity, environmental vitality and costs to mental health. People are looking for long-term solutions from ...

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#135176
2022-07-04

UN talks urge faster steps to ensure ‘critical’ ocean health

A United Nations conference warned Friday that measures needed to protect the world’s oceans are running late and urged countries to accelerate their implementation.

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#135177
2022-07-04

Sharks: Facts about the ocean's apex predators

Long portrayed in pop culture as remorseless people-killers, sharks in reality are no Hollywood monsters. Sharks are a diverse group of mostly predatory fish, including the largest living fish, with skeletons made of cartilage.

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#135178
2022-07-04

Marine Conservation: An Overview of Pollution by Dumping in the Ocean and International Laws to Combat it

Despite their immense importance for our wellbeing, humans have recklessly polluted the world’s ocean by dumping huge quantities of plastics and toxic substances from industrial activities.

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#135179
2022-07-04

Billions of euros in aid for the poorest countries are being rerouted into climate finance

At the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference (COP15), developed countries committed to financially supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation activities in developing countries.

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#135180
2022-07-04

An Avoidable Disaster: Experts Believe That Climate Change Threatens the Health of Billions

Climate change is thought to have a vast range of impacts on health today. However, experts believe that this will become even more severe unless action is soon taken. The health of vulnerable groups might become more jeopardized by both direct effects, such as excessive heat, and indirect effec ...

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#135181
2022-07-04

Spain, Portugal dryness 'unprecedented' in 1,200 years

Parts of Portugal and Spain are the driest they have been in a thousand years due to an atmospheric high-pressure system driven by climate change, according to research published Monday, warning of severe implications for wine and olive production.

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#135182
2022-07-04

Largest genetic atlas for zebrafish 'breakthrough' for biomedical research

Medical and life science researchers will benefit from the most comprehensive atlas yet of genetic data on zebrafish, newly published research suggests.

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#135183
2022-07-04

Knowing the Earth's energy imbalance is critical in preventing global warming, study finds

The imbalance of energy on Earth is the most important metric in order to gauge the size and effects of climate change, according to a new study published today in the first issue of Environmental Research: Climate.

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#135184
2022-07-04

Study explores coevolution of mammals and their lice

According to a new study, the first louse to take up residence on a mammalian host likely started out as a parasite of birds. That host-jumping event tens of millions of years ago began the long association between mammals and lice, setting the stage for their coevolution and offering more oppor ...

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#135185
2022-07-04

'One of the botanical wonders of the world': Giant waterlily grown at Kew Gardens named new to science

A new paper, published today in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science, outlines a new botanical discovery in the genus Victoria, the famous giant waterlily genus named after Britain's Queen Victoria in 1852.

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#135186
2022-07-04

Latest threat to Forests in North America: Invasive Asian jumping worms

For most gardeners, an earthworm is great for the soil, however, there is an invasive earthworm in North America that is quite literally, destructive.

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#135187
2022-07-04

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says Suriname gives ‘hope and inspiration to the world to

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says Suriname gives “hope and inspiration to the world to save our rain forests.” He made the comment on Saturday as he saw first-hand the commitment of the Surinamese people to protect their natural treasures and ancestral knowledge.

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#135188
2022-07-04

Wildlife crossings are a lifeline for Canada's grizzly bears

How did the grizzly bear cross the road? With difficulty. It took Lingenpolter, a young male grizzly bear, 46 attempts to safely cross the Interstate 90 highway in Montana.

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#135189
2022-07-04

The value of a biodiversity management and action plan

A growing awareness of the implications of the loss of biodiversity resulted in the establishment of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the 1992 United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Earth Summit. Since its inception over 196 countries, including South Africa, have or are in ...

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#135190
2022-07-04

Put the planet before football, UN head of Cop15 nature summit tells leaders

World leaders must not let the World Cup in Qatar distract them from a simultaneous nature summit, or they face being embarrassed by the outcome, the UN’s biodiversity chief has warned.

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#135141
2022-06-30

‘White gold’: why shrimp aquaculture is a solution that caused a huge problem

In the 1980s, farmers in Bangladesh went from paddies to ponds, letting salt water flood their land. Now millions are left counting the cost

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#135142
2022-06-30

Scientists warn deal to save biodiversity is in jeopardy

Some conservation scientists are warning that a global deal to protect the environment is under threat after negotiations stalled during international talks in Nairobi last week. They are calling on global leaders to rescue the talks — and biodiversity — from the brink. Others are more hopeful t ...

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#135143
2022-06-30

Global Biodiversity Framework Talks Achieve “Varying Levels of Progress”

The Open-ended Working Group on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF), charged by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with developing a “new set of global goals and targets to guide parties towards a nature-positive future,” achieved pr ...

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#135144
2022-06-30

Scientific knowledge essential for sustainable oceans, UN Ocean Conference hears

The Conference’s fourth day, focused on the role of the scientific community, to enable the blue transformation of humankind’s relationship with the ocean.

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#135145
2022-06-30

How bottom trawling hurts ocean life and speeds up climate change

When Bryce Stewart dived after the toothed, steel-weighted nets of a scallop dredger rumbling over the bottom of the Irish Sea 22 years ago, he witnessed destruction he could never have seen from a boat.

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#135146
2022-06-30

Bite marks on ancient sperm whale relatives suggest sharks used them as fat sources

A small team of researchers from Switzerland, the U.S., Italy and Peru reports evidence that suggests ancestors of modern sperm whales were used as fat sources by ancient sharks.

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#135147
2022-06-30

Tadpoles undergo surprising number of vision changes when becoming frogs

Tadpoles see well underwater, but what happens when they become frogs and live primarily on land? Researchers at York University and several other institutions, curious about the answer, found the eyes of tadpoles undergo a surprising number of changes.

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#135148
2022-06-30

Red wolf genes found in coyote hybrids may be the key to preserving the endangered species

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. reports a high percentage of red wolf genes in the genomes of coyote hybrids living in some parts of southwest Louisiana and eastern Texas.

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#135149
2022-06-30

The art of getting DNA out of decades-old pickled snakes

Two levels underground, Chicago's Field Museum has a secret bunker. The sub-basement Collections Resource Center houses millions of biological specimens for scientists around the world to use in their research, including countless bottles and jars containing pickled fish, lizards, and snakes, ar ...

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#135150
2022-06-30

Big cats in urban jungle: LA mountain lions, Mumbai leopards

Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, share many superlatives as pinnacles of cinema, fashion, and traffic congestion. But another similarity lurks in the shadows, most often seen at night walking silently on four paws.

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#135151
2022-06-30

Even temporarily overshooting 2°C would cause permanent damage to Earth's species

The history of climate change is one of people slowly coming to terms with the truth. None but a small minority still question whether it's real and caused by humans. Now most grapple with the reality of trying to slow down catastrophic warming, and the difference between solutions and false hope.

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#135152
2022-06-30

Study reveals powerful links between methane and climate change

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have shown that recent record-breaking increases in the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gas methane can be explained by year-on-year changes in the climate.

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#135153
2022-06-30

Wildfires may have sparked ecosystem collapse during Earth's worst mass extinction

Researchers at University College Cork (UCC) and the Swedish Museum of Natural History examined the end-Permian mass extinction (252 million years ago) that eliminated almost every species on Earth, with entire ecosystems collapsing.

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#135154
2022-06-30

U.S. Supreme Court limits ability to curb power plant emissions, in a blow to climate change fight

In a blow to the fight against climate change, the United States Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation's main anti-air-pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

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