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#135155
2022-06-30

Is climate inaction a human rights violation?

The UN Human Rights Office clearly states that climate change threatens the enjoyment of life, food, and health. It would probably be difficult to respond to this by taking a shift in global weather patterns to court.

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#135156
2022-06-30

The impact of climate change on cardiovascular mortality

Two new University of Pennsylvania studies led by LDI Senior Fellow and Perelman School of Medicine cardiologist Sameed Khatana, MD, MPH are bringing a greater focus on the increasing health threat of extreme heat waves and the deadly connection between those weather events and cardiovascular mo ...

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#135157
2022-06-30

Green transport and cleaner mobility are key to meeting climate goals

No scenario for containing global warming is possible without urgent and distinct action in the transport sector. This is a sector that is often overlooked in the climate equation, but it shouldn’t be.

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#135158
2022-06-30

Climate change in ocean water may impact mangrove dispersal

International research led by Dr. Tom Van der Stocken of the VUB Biology Department examined 21st century changes in ocean-surface temperature, salinity, and density, across mangrove forests worldwide.

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#135159
2022-06-30

Climate change will increase chances of wildfire globally, but humans can still reduce the risk

New research highlights how the risk of wildfire is rising globally due to climate change—but also, how human actions and policies can play a critical role in regulating regional impacts.

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#135160
2022-06-30

Quantifying global ocean inhomogeneity and exploring its evolution in climate change

The ocean is intrinsically inhomogeneous in temperature and salinity. This inhomogeneity fundamentally influences physical and biogeochemical processes of oceans, causing mixing of water masses, and shaping three-dimensional geostrophic circulations.

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#135161
2022-06-30

Making Beijing a low-carbon ‘capital of biodiversity’

A meeting of Beijing Communist Party representatives on 27 June laid out focus areas for China’s capital to become a low-carbon city and “capital of biodiversity”.

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#135162
2022-06-30

Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Saving the Humboldt Marten

The Humboldt marten is about the size of a 4-month-old human baby and adorable, with small, round ears, a fluffy tail and a button nose.

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#135163
2022-06-30

Parrots of the Caribbean: Birding tourism offers hope for threatened species

Four species of parrots endemic to Caribbean islands in the Lesser Antilles — St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica — are clinging to existence amid a volley of hurricanes and volcanic eruptions that have decimated their populations and habitats.

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#135164
2022-06-30

‘Beenome’ project aims to boost bee conservation with genetic mapping

Scientists have announced a plan to map the genomes of at least 100 bee species, representing each of the major bee taxonomic groups in the U.S., to help them determine which bees are more vulnerable to climate change and pesticides.

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#135165
2022-06-30

A conservation failure in Sumatra serves a cautionary tale for PES schemes

The Kerinci Seblat landscape, a highly biodiverse rainforest in western Sumatra, is one of the Indonesian island’s crown jewels. Anchored by the 14,000-square-kilometer (5,405-square-mile) Kerinci Seblat National Park, its mountainous terrain is home to Sumatran tigers and elephants, more than 3 ...

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#135166
2022-06-30

A year before deep-sea mining could begin, calls for a moratorium build

At the U.N. Ocean Conference taking place this week in Lisbon, momentum has been building in support of a moratorium on deep-sea mining, an activity projected to have far-reaching consequences for marine ecosystems, biodiversity, and global fisheries.

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#135167
2022-06-30

Addressing the Global Biodiversity Crisis Requires Understanding and Prioritizing the Many Values of Nature

Nature has many values. A forest can be a cool and quiet place to retreat to when you need relaxation on a hot summer day. It is a habitat for many species. Trees also sequester and store carbon, reducing future impacts of climate change. But of course, the trees also have a monetary value if th ...

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#135100
2022-06-29

Commonwealth adopts charter on climate, biodiversity and land

After almost two years of consultation, commonwealth leaders adopted the Living Lands Charter: A Commonwealth Call to action on Living Lands (CALL) at the 2022 Heads of Government meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.

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#135101
2022-06-29

Restoring biodiversity is also an ethical issue

Biodiversity is the world’s range of natural resources that safeguards humanity’s prosperity, making it the most fundamental public good.

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#135102
2022-06-29

Six guiding principles for EU agricultural policy to halt biodiversity loss

Over 300 scientists make recommendations on how to improve the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy

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#135103
2022-06-29

Protecting biodiversity starts in the community

Amid faltering global negotiations on protecting biodiversity that were stalled by the Covid-19 pandemic, a researcher who has studied humans’ impact on nature around the world argues there is hope to be found in local initiatives.

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#135104
2022-06-29

Climate change: UK government told to insulate more homes

The UK government must drive down energy bills and reduce climate-warming emissions by insulating more homes, a report says. Official advisors the Climate Change Committee says the government's current insulation programme is "shocking".

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#135105
2022-06-29

One in six UK adults doubt human link to climate change - report

One in six adults in the UK does not believe that climate change is mainly caused by human activities, according to a report released on Wednesday. That's despite scientists and policymakers around the world almost unanimously believing this to be the case.

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#135106
2022-06-29

Counting the true cost of climate change

Some of the biggest businesses in the country are complaining about the projected expense of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rule about climate disclosure. The proposed rule mandates that companies must report their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change risks, and th ...

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#135107
2022-06-29

United Nations “Ocean emergency” conference opens in Lisbon

With climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution exacting a devastating toll on the world’s ocean — critical to food security, economic growth, and the environment — the 2022 UN Ocean Conference opened in Lisbon, Portugal with a call for a new chapter of ocean action driven by science, techn ...

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#135108
2022-06-29

Nuclear applications could help in controlling plastic pollution: IAEA at UN Ocean Conference

Highlighting the IAEA’s initiative, Nuclear Technology for Controlling Plastic Pollution (NUTEC Plastics), launched last year, Mr Grossi emphasized that nuclear applications could help both in the ocean and on land.

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#135109
2022-06-29

Portuguese PM calls on UN Oceans conference to produce ‘drastic actions’

The UN Oceans Conference, which is set to run until Friday in Lisbon, should define “drastic actions” to address the ocean emergency, Prime Minister António Costa tweeted on Tuesday after meeting with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in Lisbon.

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#135110
2022-06-29

How the Fashion Industry Is Tackling Three Major Impacts on Our Ocean - Bringing Hope for the Decade of the Ocean

The old adage ‘There’s plenty more fish in the sea’ has been replaced with the inconceivable ‘By 2050 plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish’ (according to a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in partnership with The World Economic Forum).

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#135111
2022-06-29

Summer of Sustainability: Adidas Turns Plastic Bottles into New Eco-Friendly Sneaker Line

adidas is putting their best foot forward towards sustainability with its latest ORIGINALS collaboration with Parley, a launch featuring colorful Nizza sneakers and sportswear made from recycled materials.

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#135112
2022-06-29

COP15: Key outcomes for nature loss and climate change from UN talks in Nairobi

With time running out for a “Paris-style” deal to reverse nature loss this decade, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) convened another set of talks in Nairobi last week.

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#135113
2022-06-29

Nairobi: Global Deal to Halt Biodiversity Loss Dissolves Into Disagreements

Last week, parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity concluded their meeting of the open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).

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#135114
2022-06-29

Indigenous communities in Colombia’s Amazon move closer to self-governance

In this small Indigenous reserve, or resguardo, in the Colombian department of Guainía, people tend to their cassava, plantain and pineapple crops, raise ornamental fish, and weave objects from the chiqui chiqui palm.

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#135115
2022-06-29

Podcast: How marine conservation benefits from combining Indigenous knowledge and Western science

On today’s episode of the Mongabay Newscast, we take a look at two stories that show the effectiveness of combining traditional Indigenous ecological knowledge and Western science for conservation and restoration initiatives.

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#135116
2022-06-29

African court rules in favor of Indigenous land titles, reparations from the Kenyan government

The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights has ruled that the Kenyan government must pay reparations for repeatedly evicting Indigenous Ogiek people from ancestral lands in the Mau Forest in western Kenya, ending a 13-year court battle. The state must also grant collective land titles to the ...

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#135117
2022-06-29

The roots of sustainability: 5 reasons why cities need trees

As most cities and countries continue to report hotter summer days that are breaking 100-year records, indoor cooling can offer only little respite and to the privileged few.

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#135118
2022-06-29

Government policies will not get UK to net zero, warns damning report

The government is failing to enact the policies needed to reach the UK’s net zero targets, its statutory advisers have said, in a damning progress report to parliament.

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#135119
2022-06-29

International Day of the Tropics 2022: History, Significance and All You Need to Know

The Tropics are the regions around the equator that lie between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, respectively. These places receive direct sunlight, are the warmest and experience abundant rainfall, resulting in a humid climate. This belt ...

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#135120
2022-06-29

At UK meet, India calls for action on climate change

India on Tuesday called on the developed world to step up the scope, scale and speed of climate finance for the developing world to help tackle the crisis of climate change.

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#135121
2022-06-29

Can we beat climate change by geoengineering the oceans?

Chemically altering the seas through iron fertilisation or alkalinity enhancement could be our best hope to suck vast amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere – but questions remain on whether it is worth the risk

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#135122
2022-06-29

Animals we’ve lost: the 15 carp species that disappeared from a single lake

Just two species of the freshwater fish still exist in the ancient waters of Lake Lanao in the Philippines after predatory fish were accidentally introduced

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#135123
2022-06-29

EU countries reach climate crisis deal after late-night talks

EU countries clinched deals on proposed laws to combat the climate crisis in the early hours of Wednesday, backing a 2035 phase-out of new fossil-fuel car sales and a multibillion-euro fund to shield poorer citizens from the costs of carbon dioxide emissions.

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#135124
2022-06-29

Thawing permafrost is shaping the global climate

A new publication and interactive map summarize the current state of knowledge on the risks posed by permafrost soils—and call for decisive action

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#135125
2022-06-29

With changing climate, global lake evaporation loss larger than previously thought

A white mineral ring as tall as the Statue of Liberty creeps up the steep shoreline of Lake Mead, a Colorado River reservoir just east of Las Vegas on the Nevada-Arizona border. It is the country's largest reservoir, and it's draining rapidly.

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#135126
2022-06-29

Life in the Earth's interior is as productive as in some ocean waters

Terrestrial and marine habitats have been considered the ecosystems with the highest primary production on Earth by far. Microscopic algae in the upper layers of the oceans and plants on land bind atmospheric carbon (CO2) and produce plant material driven by photosynthesis.

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#135127
2022-06-29

Iceland volcano eruption opens a rare window into the Earth beneath our feet

The recent Fagradalsfjall eruption in the southwest of Iceland has enthralled the whole world, including nature lovers and scientists alike. The eruption was especially important as it provided geologists with a unique opportunity to study magmas that were accumulated in a deep crustal magma res ...

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#135128
2022-06-29

Underground carnivore: The first species of pitcher plant to dine on subterranean prey

What we thought we knew about carnivorous plants was swiftly called into question after scientists discovered a new species in the Indonesian province of North Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo.

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#135129
2022-06-29

Wetland selfies: Project promotes citizen science

Participating in citizen science is as easy as snapping a photo on your smartphone.

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#135130
2022-06-29

Drought and bark beetles are killing the oldest trees on Earth. Can the trees be saved?

Forest pathologist Martin MacKenzie strode forward on a narrow path through California's mythic bristlecone pine forest in the White Mountains near the Nevada border, methodically scanning gnarled limbs for the invaders that threaten the lives of some of the world's oldest trees.

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#135131
2022-06-29

Climate change is making plants more vulnerable to disease. New research could help them fight back.

When heat waves hit, they don't just take a toll on people—the plants we depend on for food suffer too. That's because when temperatures get too high, certain plant defenses don't work as well, leaving them more susceptible to attacks from pathogens and insect pests.

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#135132
2022-06-29

How fruit flies lay off the extra salty snacks

Fruit flies are known for their sweet tooth, but new research also indicates they may offer hints to how animals sense—and avoid—high concentrations of salt.

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#135133
2022-06-29

Confirmed new fungus has mysterious origins

CABI has confirmed a new species of fungus after the BBC Springwatch show called on Dr. Harry Evans' expertise when the mysterious specimen was first discovered in a Victorian gunpowder store at Castle Espie wetland center in Northern Ireland.

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#135134
2022-06-29

Intensifying heat waves threaten South Asia's struggling farmers, many of them women

Sitting in a semi-circle in the yard outside of a village school in Nepal, a group of farmers share their concerns about the future. They discuss how the rain is unreliable—droughts and floods are both becoming more common. The heat is overwhelming before the rains come.

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#135135
2022-06-29

Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C Would Reduce Risks to Humans by Up to 85%

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) quantifies the benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5°C and identifies the hotspot regions for climate change risk in the future.

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#135136
2022-06-29

Climate change may spark conflict in Africa

Scientists have found interesting details about how climate change plays a role in likelihood and duration of conflict on the African continent. The likelihood and duration of armed conflict in Africa can be impacted by climate change, a new study suggests.

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