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#134202
2022-04-27

Climate change: 'Nature bounces back when given a chance,' Planet CEO says

As climate change increasingly disrupts complicated earth systems in unprecedented ways, one company hopes to use high-resolution satellite imaging to better understand how the planet is changing.

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#134203
2022-04-27

Climate change putting 4% of global GDP at risk, new study estimates

Climate change could see 4% of global annual economic output lost by 2050 and hit many poorer parts of the world disproportionately hard, a new study of 135 countries has estimated.

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#134204
2022-04-27

Climate change hits harvest of one of world’s priciest mushrooms in Himalayas

Picking wild morel mushrooms brought big money to mountain villages in the Indian Himalayas. But higher spring temperatures and low rainfall may mean an end to the lucrative harvest.

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#134205
2022-04-27

Endangered eels enjoy improved river access

Endangered eels have had their access opened up to lengthy new stretches of waterways in the south of Scotland. A new "eel pass" has been put in place over the Milnby Weir to allow them to get into the upper reaches of the River Annan and its tributaries.

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#134206
2022-04-27

Climate warming alters glacier-fed stream ecosystems worldwide

According to two recent studies carried out as part of the Vanishing Glaciers Project, the ecosystems of glacier-fed streams are undergoing profound change around the world. That could have major repercussions on the food chain and the natural carbon cycle.

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#134207
2022-04-27

Clusters of weather extremes will increase risks to corn crops, society

To assess how climate warming will change risks such as crop failures and wildfires, it's necessary to look at how the risks are likely to interact.

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#134208
2022-04-27

Naked mole rats, frogs and other animals may hold the secrets to preventing brain injury

The brain is the organ that orchestrates all the diverse functions and complex decisions that take place in biological systems. Despite its critical nature, it is equally as fragile: the neurons that make up the brain do not regenerate like many other cell types.

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#134209
2022-04-27

Birdwatchers of the world: Unite and take environmental action

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, an increase in people taking an interest in birdwatching revealed our deep need to connect with nature and community during stressful times. It demonstrated the link between engagement with the natural world and social activism.

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#134210
2022-04-27

Threatened South American coati found roaming in a large city

You may assume that metropolitan areas are devoid of wildlife, but that is very far from the truth. The remaining green spaces within the urban matrices of large cities can serve as corridors or stepping stones for wild animals.

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#134211
2022-04-27

Wildfire smoke accelerates glacier melt, affects mountain runoff

As global temperatures rise, wildfires are becoming more common. A new study by University of Saskatchewan (USask) hydrology researchers found that exposure to wildfire smoke can cause glaciers to melt faster, affecting mountain runoff that provides major freshwater resources for life downstream.

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#134212
2022-04-27

Disease-causing parasites can hitch a ride on plastics and potentially spread through the sea

Typically when people hear about plastic pollution, they might envision seabirds with bellies full of trash or sea turtles with plastic straws in their noses.

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#134213
2022-04-27

Change in diet may contribute to rapid recovery of apex predator, new research reveals

New research from Charles Darwin University (CDU) has revealed that the estuarine crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in the Northern Territory have shifted from an estuarine based diet to one that is largely derived from terrestrial sources.

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#134214
2022-04-27

Snakes and lizards evolve minus key T cells

The slow-moving Australian sleepy lizard has raised new questions about vertebrate immunity after the surprise discovery of the evolutionary disappearance of genes needed for some T cell production in squamates.

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#134215
2022-04-27

Biodiversity action urged as over a fifth of world’s reptile species face extinction threat.

More than a fifth of the world’s reptile species are threatened with extinction, according to a global assessment of more than 10,000 species, which shows crocodiles and turtles are among the most at-risk.

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#134216
2022-04-28

Conserving South Okanagan habitat a key climate change solutions tool

April is Earth Month and in the South Okanagan, a non-profit land conservation organization wants to highlight the importance of protecting the biodiversity that is spread throughout the valley.

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#134217
2022-04-28

Study: Climate change is creating disease hotspots

Although COVID-19’s precise origins may always remain a mystery, the disease that has claimed more than 6 million lives, halted global economies, and caused immense suffering most likely came from a bat.

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#134219
2022-04-28

For Gen Z, Climate Change Is a Heavy Emotional Burden

People who have come of age in recent decades — millennials and members of Generation Z — have been exposed to a steady stream of alarming news about climate change and ecological destruction

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#134220
2022-04-28

‘Potentially devastating’: Climate crisis may fuel future pandemics

There will be at least 15,000 instances of viruses leaping between species over the next 50 years, with the climate crisis helping fuel a “potentially devastating” spread of disease that will imperil animals and people and risk further pandemics, researchers have warned.

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#134221
2022-04-28

‘Relentless’ destruction of rainforest continuing despite Cop26 pledge

Pristine rainforests were once again destroyed at a relentless rate in 2021, according to new figures, prompting concerns governments will not meet a Cop26 deal to halt and reverse deforestation by the end of the decade.

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#134222
2022-04-28

Country diary: Spring has exploded, and we cannot keep up

Long clouds hang over the hill; it’s warm and the sun is strong in the valleys between them. Green woodpeckers raiding ant tumps in the meadow call across the view, which sweeps north to the Wrekin and south to the Clee.

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#134223
2022-04-28

Cradle of transformation: The Mediterranean and climate change

The Mediterranean region is warming 20% faster than the world as a whole, raising concerns about the impacts that climate change and other environmental upheaval will have on ecosystems, agriculture and the region’s 542 million people.

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#134224
2022-04-28

The ocean that binds us: How indigenous collaboration is helping to protect the moana

Te Aomihia Walker, a marine biology graduate and policy analyst with Te Ohu Kaimoana, has spent six months in Iceland researching how indigenous knowledge can improve the health of our overfished oceans.

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#134225
2022-04-28

A Major Ocean Current Is at Its Weakest Point in 1,000 Years

A gigantic ocean current, which transports heat around the globe and helps regulate weather patterns throughout the North Atlantic, appears to be slowing down.

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#134226
2022-04-28

7 ocean mysteries scientists haven’t solved yet

The Earth is mainly a water world — more than 70 percent of its surface is covered by oceans — and yet we know so little about what resides beneath the waves.

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#134227
2022-04-28

2021 tropical forest loss figures put zero-deforestation goal by 2030 out of reach

The world lost a Cuba-sized area of tropical forest in 2021, putting it far off track from meeting the no-deforestation goal by 2030 that governments and companies committed to at last year’s COP26 climate summit.

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#134228
2022-04-28

Over 1 in 5 reptiles on the planet are endangered — especially those in forest

Thousands of species of reptiles are at risk of extinction all around the world. According to a new study, 21% of all reptile species are either vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. Crocodiles and turtles are at the greatest risk of extinction, with 57.9% and 50.0% of species being ...

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#134229
2022-04-28

Critically endangered monkey born in Colombian zoo

Cotton-top tamarin monkeys are critically endangered primates, with less than 2,000 in the wild.

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#134230
2022-04-28

Endangered insects are easy to purchase illegally online

A new study from Cornell University has found that endangered and threatened insects, spiders, and common species that provide ecological services can be easily purchased – without oversight – online.

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#134231
2022-04-28

Huge new ichthyosaur, one of the largest animals ever, uncovered high in the Alps

Paleontologists have discovered sets of fossils representing three new ichthyosaurs that may have been among the largest animals to have ever lived, reports a new paper in the peer-reviewed Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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#134232
2022-04-28

New cocoa processing method produces fruitier, more 'flowery' dark chocolate

Producing chocolate, one of the world's most beloved sweets, is a multistep process beginning with freshly harvested cocoa beans. People have been experimenting with chocolate-making for millennia, and even today, new methods are still being introduced.

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#134233
2022-04-28

Wildlife don’t recognize borders, nor does climate change. Conservation should keep up

With national borders created for geopolitical rather than ecological reasons, it’s unsurprising that the ranges of more than half of all terrestrial mammals, birds and amphibians cross at least one border.

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#134234
2022-04-28

It’s not just climate change driving natural disaster losses

Climate change is contributing to rising losses from natural disasters, including increased damage to physical assets and disruption to business operations.

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#134235
2022-04-28

100 EU cities commit to going climate neutral by 2030

For a city to slash its emissions to zero may seem like a pipe dream, but 100 EU cities have committed to doing just that by the end of the decade.

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#134236
2022-04-28

Climate change: Don't let doom win, project tells worriers

A new project has been launched to address rising climate anxiety in students at the University of East Anglia.

News Headlines
#134237
2022-04-28

Climate change: Record tree losses in 2021 in northern regions

Tree cover losses in northern regions of the world were the highest on record in 2021, according to new analysis from Global Forest Watch.

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#134238
2022-04-28

Why Doctors Are Prescribing Nature Walks

In early April 2022, about two dozen children and their families gathered beneath the redwoods in a regional park near Oakland, Calif.

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#134239
2022-04-28

Hengshui Lake in Hebei welcomes over 70 species of migratory birds

Hengshui Lake in Hebei has welcomed more than 70 species of migratory birds currently, about 100,000 in total, according to the Hengshui Lake National Nature Reserve.

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#134240
2022-04-28

New method can predict summer rainfall in the Southwest months in advance

As reservoir levels dwindle in the arid southwestern United States, scientists have developed a method to estimate summer rainfall in the region months in advance.

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#134241
2022-04-28

Model pinpoints glaciers at risk of collapse due to climate change

As climate change warms the planet, glaciers are melting faster, and scientists fear that many will collapse by the end of the century, drastically raising sea level and inundating coastal cities and island nations.

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#134242
2022-04-28

What can plants learn from algae?

Algae have a superpower that help them grow quickly and efficiently. New work led by Carnegie's Adrien Burlacot lays the groundwork for transferring this ability to agricultural crops, which could help feed more people and fight climate change. Their findings are published in Nature.

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#134243
2022-04-28

Mapping vegetation communities using existing records for new insights

Ecologists have developed powerful modeling tools to predict the distributions of individual species, especially those of conservation importance.

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#134244
2022-04-28

Rainforest birds in decline in black summer bushfire aftermath

Australian rainforests and bird communities remain under threat following the catastrophic 2019-2020 bushfire season, new UNSW Sydney research shows.

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#134245
2022-04-28

Decreased genetic diversity in immune system could impact endangered toad survival

A new study from North Carolina State University examines immune system diversity in the critically endangered Wyoming toad and finds that genetic bottlenecks could impact a species' ability to respond to new pathogens.

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#134246
2022-04-28

Large bodies helped extinct marine reptiles with long necks swim, new study finds

Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered that body size is more important than body shape in determining the energy economy of swimming for aquatic animals.

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#134247
2022-04-28

Hibernating bats have similar metabolism to that of hibernating bears

A trio of researchers, two with Universidad Austral de Chile, and one with Universidad Católica de Chile, has found that a gram of hibernating bat has a similar metabolism to a gram of hibernating bear.

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#134248
2022-04-28

Calgary Zoo and Bow Habitat Station to host first-ever Alberta Biodiversity Festival

A new festival coming to Calgary next month will celebrate the province's fish, water, wildlife and ecosystems.

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#134249
2022-04-28

Stories about economic degrowth help fight climate change — and yield a host of other benefits

There is something unprecedented and important in the recent Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): degrowth. Two of the IPCC’s working groups — those focused on climate change impacts and on mitigation — use the economic term to discuss policies that ar ...

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#134250
2022-04-28

Forests in the tropics are critical for tackling climate change – yet the people showing how are being exploited

Nowhere is nature more vibrant than in Earth’s tropical forests. Thought to contain more than half of all plant and animal species, the forests around Earth’s equator have sustained foragers and farmers since the earliest days of humanity.

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#134251
2022-04-28

‘Existential Threat’: Indigenous Leaders Urge Citigroup to Stop Backing Amazon Oil

Indigenous leaders have called on Citigroup to stop financing oil and gas projects in the Amazon, saying the bank’s activities contradict its climate pledges by putting the threatened ecosystem at greater risk.

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#134252
2022-04-28

Why does biodiversity matter to human health and economic well-being?

There is significant evidence to show how biodiversity positively impacts health and economic security. Conservation can no longer be put on the back burner.

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