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  • Ireland's strategy to be a world leader in sustainable food by 2030
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Ireland's plan to be a world leader in sustainable food systems by 2030 has been thrown open to public consultation. Submissions or observations on the draft Agri-Food Strategy to 2030 and associated Environmental Report and Natura Impact Statement are invited, until June 15, 2021.
  • Eco-Friendly Concrete Solutions for the Protection of Marine and Coastal Infrastructure
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    The adverse effect that human activity is having on the planet is becoming more apparent each day. Ecological damage is one of the most pressing issues that world leaders and companies seek to address at the moment. Finding sustainable solutions for marine and coastal infrastructure is one issue that is of particular concern to governments and companies worldwide. Luckily, there are companies providing these solutions at the moment, and one of them is ECOncrete.
  • Rolex's Perpetual Planet Initiative to Preserve Ocean Ecosystems
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Through its Perpetual Planet initiative, Rolex is lending its support to the effort to preserve ocean ecosystems for posterity.
  • Apple creates $200 million fund for nature-based climate solutions
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Nature-based solutions to climate change are having a moment, and Apple is riding the trend with a $200 million fund dedicated to related investments.
  • Singapore leads green architecture and sustainable building design in Asia - here's why
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Kermit the Frog once lamented that it wasn't easy being green. Large-scale developers who for years have been trying to reconcile their economic and environmental concerns would agree.
  • Arctic sizzled in 2020, the warmest year for Europe too
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Europe endured record heat and rainfall last year while temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared off the charts, the European Union's climate monitoring service reported Thursday.
  • In a time of deep planetary change, how do we begin to recover from the trauma of climate change?
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    In bare skin, tingling in the 8C (46F) water, Craig Foster swims into the waters off the Western Cape of South Africa and immerses himself in the Atlantic Ocean. In many ways, he is a broken man. Depleted and disconnected, he slowly dives into the all-powerful and unfriendly waters, and finds shelter in the tranquil kelp forest below - an area which he has not connected with since his childhood.
  • Climate Change Amplifies Instability in Africa
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Climate change is straining livelihoods across broad swaths of Africa, intensifying instability in multifaceted ways. The continent's ability to adapt to and mitigate these effects will have global repercussions. Climate change is inherently unfair. It tends to most affect the poorest countries that have the lowest carbon emissions. By adding pressure to already strained environmental and economic systems, climate change exacerbates resource competition, intercommunal grievances, state fragility, and other vulnerabilities. Countries in conflict, in turn, are less able to focus on conservation and long-term adaptation.
  • Data reveals impacts of climate change on displacement
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    A new data visualization shows how the climate emergency is converging with other threats to drive new displacement and increase the vulnerability of those already forced to flee. The impacts of our changing climate are being felt worldwide, but countries already struggling with conflict, poverty and high levels of displacement are dealing with some of the most severe effects.
  • Humanity's greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Spring has returned to the California coast, bringing with it abundant sunshine and calmer seas. Storm-tossed sands settle. Nourishing cold water floods in from offshore. It is time for a climate superhero to emerge.
  • Feature: Green is gold -- Xi Jinping innovates fight against climate change
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Chinese President Xi Jinping is joining world leaders on Thursday at a virtual summit on climate change hosted by his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden.Responding to climate change is the common cause of all humanity, Xi has said, adding that it should not be a bargaining chip for geopolitics, a target for attacking other countries, or an excuse for trade barriers.
  • On Earth Day, world's poorest still paying highest price of climate change
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    To mark Earth Day, World Vision is calling on global leaders to fully respond to the climate change crisis as a tsunami of climate related disasters threaten to wipe out decades of development advances. The agency warns that the triple threat of climate change, conflict and COVID will push hundreds of millions of people into poverty and forced displacement without strong international commitments to mitigate impact, support adaptation and build resilience in the most at-risk communities.
  • Google celebrates Earth Day with a creative doodle
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Maintaining its legacy, Google shared a creative doodle on Earth Day, highlighting the importance of planting trees for the planet on Thursday. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire people to save and protect it. Across the globe.
  • World Earth Day 2021: Indian artists come together in support of Mumbai's mangroves
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Mumbai's mangroves cover an area of 66 square km that poses as a natural barrier against sea level rise and coastal flooding, while welcoming a wealth of migratory birds and aquatic species. But did you know that these mangroves act as natural buffers against coastal erosion and flooding, and they store up to four times as much carbon as other forests?
  • Feature: Biodiversity conservation goes mainstream in China
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    While climate change is already a widely discussed topic around the world, biodiversity conservation is less talked about as an environmental theme. As one of the most bio-diverse countries globally, China is actively promoting the awareness of biodiversity protection among the general public -- with the help of the internet.
  • 10 sustainability words and phrases you need to know for Earth Day-and beyond
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Do you know how to spot greenwashing, or the difference between 'compostable' and 'biodegradable'? What actually is microplastic? Here, we break down the eco-terminology used by brands so you can make informed choices when you shop
  • Valuing, protecting biodiversity to restore Earth
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    While today's global health and climate crises have been putting many of us on pause, more and more people are fully realising that the Earth- the home that we inhabit and from which we get our basic needs- is at the centre of our survival and prosperity.
  • Newly-released photo book focuses on Romania's biodiversity
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    România Salbatica, a photo album dedicated to the country's biodiversity, was released this week. The album is part of a larger project, launched 11 years ago by photographer Dan Dinu. Throughout the duration of the project, he photographed 28 protected areas - national parks, nature parks, geo-parks, and biosphere reservations - during 90 trips totaling 450
  • Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Jun at the High Level Event: Raising Ambition for Nature
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Protecting nature concerns the future of mankind. Building a beautiful home is a dream shared by all people. The COVID-19 pandemic tells us that man and nature are in one community. It is imperative that the international community uphold multilateralism, strengthen solidarity and cooperation, and jointly tackle challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate change and marine environment pollution to realize global sustainable development.
  • Interview: China's ecological stewardship key to restoring planetary health -- UN environment official
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    The ambitious initiatives China has rolled out to promote the congruity between economic growth and the environment will boost efforts to restore the planet's health amid human and climate induced threats, a senior UN Environment Program (UNEP) official told Xinhua during an interview on the eve of Earth Day.
  • Achievements seen in wildlife protection
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Cameras placed for wildlife surveillance in both Southwest and Northeast China have recently captured rare activities of Asian elephants and Siberian tigers, both of which are endangered species under State protection.
  • Orange-bellied parrots leave Tasmania in biggest ever numbers for annual migration
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Nearly 200 endangered orange-bellied parrots have begun their annual migration from Tasmania to the Australian mainland, the largest number to make the trip since monitoring started in the early 1990s.
  • How Endangered Species Are Responsible for Trillions of Dollars in the Global Economy
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) protects about 1,600 plants and animals. This piece of legislation enhances our ecosystems, provides clean drinking water, and generates a significant amount of money.
  • Getting to zero deforestation in the Amazon by 2030
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Amazon deforestation in Brazil reached a 12-year high in 2020, and over 95% of it is illegal. Unless governments and markets radically revalue the rainforest's natural services and stimulate a green economy, a nightmare scenario may be unavoidable
  • 'Teeming with biodiversity': green groups buy Belize forest to protect it 'in perpetuity'
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    These logs are historic," says Elma Kay, standing in Belize Maya Forest, where she has been doing an inventory of felled trees. "These are the last logs that were cut here, for mahogany and other hardwoods, left behind by the previous logging company."
  • Climate change atlas offers a glimpse into forest futures
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    For 20 years, the USDA Forest Service's Climate Change Atlas has been giving foresters in the Eastern United States insight into how future habitat conditions may affect tree species, from dramatic change (a big increase of cedar elm, for example, and a big loss in balsam poplar) to the fairly neutral (red maple).
  • Country diary: what's under the stone? A hungry beetle for starters
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Cutting through the copse with its empty pheasant pens and following the hedge, I find false oxlip flowers; they seem more vulnerable with every spring on the tidal edge of agriculture.
  • New Peruvian frog leaps into amphibian species ledger
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Peruvian officials on Wednesday announced the discovery of a brand-new frog, a spotted brown critter with an unusual eye coloring and no eardrum, in a natural park in the Amazon jungle.
  • OPINION: Climate crunch time - can Biden summit unlock political will for action?
    [gepubliceerd op: 21/04/2021]
    The Leaders Summit on Climate, a meeting being hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden starting on Thursday, must bring political weight to both a crunch year for climate action and the "decade of delivery" for climate, nature and development.
  • Four steps this Earth Day to avert environmental catastrophe
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Today is Earth Day, which should provide us with an opportunity to pause and confront the awful predicament humanity faces. We eat microplastics, breathe pollution and watch other life-forms decline to extinction.
  • Climate change: US surprises summit with bold emissions target
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    The US has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the end of this decade. This new target, which will be unveiled at a virtual summit of 40 global leaders, essentially doubles their previous promise. The Americans hope that their ambitious new plan will encourage China, India and others to go further before the crucial COP26 meeting, in Glasgow in November.
  • US vows to cut its emissions at least 50% by 2030 ahead of climate summit
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    The US has vowed to cut its planet-heating emissions by at least half by the end of the decade, in a ramping up of ambition aimed at rallying other countries to do more to confront the climate crisis.
  • Concerns over climate finance for poorer nations as White House summit begins
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Developing countries are increasingly concerned that their need for financial assistance to cope with the climate crisis will go unmet, as leaders of the world's biggest economies meet for a virtual White House summit on the climate.
  • Biden pushes for momentum on climate change action ahead of virtual summit
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    U.S. President Joe Biden is convening a coalition of the willing, the unwilling, the desperate-for-help and the avid-for-money for a global summit Thursday aimed at rallying the world's worst polluters to move faster against climate change.
  • Researchers rush to understand kelp forests as harvesting increases
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    The kelp forests of the oceans are a habitat for a wide range of marine species, rivaling even the great tropical forests for sheer richness of biodiversity, according to scientists from the KELPER project, which studies these marine algae ecosystems.
  • In Peru, pre-Columbian canals offer hope against drought
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    In the mountains of western Peru, a farming community is restoring a network of stone canals built more than a millennium ago, hoping the pre-Columbian technology holds the solution to its water problems.
  • Sinkholes fill Turkey's breadbasket in drought
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Sinkholes wide enough to swallow a bus dot the drought-stricken breadbasket of the Turkish plains, worrying farmers as they spread and creep closer to residential homes.
  • Flowering rooted in embryonic gene-regulation
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Researchers at the Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences-and the John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom, have determined that gene-regulatory mechanisms at an early embryonic stage govern the flowering behavior of Arabidopsis later in development. The paper is published in the journal PNAS.
  • Know your ally: Cooperative male dolphins can tell who's on their team
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    When it comes to friendships and rivalries, male dolphins know who the good team players are. New findings, published in Nature Communications by University of Bristol researchers, reveal that male dolphins form a social concept of team membership based on cooperative investment in the team.
  • Yale Researchers Create Global Map of Undiscovered Life
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Less than a decade after unveiling the "Map of Life," a global database that marks the distribution of known species across the planet, Yale researchers have launched an ambitious and perhaps even more important project - creating a map of where life has yet to be discovered.
  • Common antibiotic effective in healing coral disease lesions
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Diseases continue to be a major threat to coral reef health. For example, a relatively recent outbreak termed stony coral tissue loss disease is an apparently infectious waterborne disease known to affect at least 20 stony coral species.
  • Fat-footed tyrannosaur parents could not keep up with their skinnier adolescent offspring
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    New research by the University of New England's Palaeoscience Research Centre suggests juvenile tyrannosaurs were slenderer and relatively faster for their body size compared to their multi-tonne parents.
  • Small-scale fisheries can back food security efforts in Arabian Sea countries
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Countries surrounding the Arabian Sea should empower well-managed artisanal and subsistence fisheries to back food security efforts, a new Sea Around Us study suggests.
  • Lifelong burden of high stress hormones in female baboons shortens life expectancy
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Female baboons may not have bills to pay or deadlines to meet, but their lives are extremely challenging. They face food and water scarcity and must be constantly attuned to predators, illnesses and parasites, all while raising infants and maintaining their social status.
  • The intricate dance between waves, wind, and gliding pelicans is worked out for the first time
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    It's a common sight: pelicans gliding along the waves, right by the shore. These birds make this kind of surfing look effortless, but actually the physics involved that give them a big boost are not simple.
  • Preparing for climate's impact on renewables
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Reducing the impacts of climate change will require substantial investments in renewable energy sources. But climate change itself could affect those renewable alternatives: changing yields for biomass crops, reduced streamflow for hydropower, diminished sunlight and increasing temperatures for solar, and altered air density and wind speed patterns for wind power.
  • Biodiversity - and how your life depends on it
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Animal and plant species are disappearing at alarming rates. Imperial scientists discuss what's needed to tackle this global challenge.
  • Important Seabird Nutrients Reach Coral Reefs After Rat Eradication
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Scientists have provided the first evidence to show that eradicating rats from tropical islands effects not just the biodiversity on the islands, but also the fragile coral seas that surround them.
  • Indigenous islanders seek refuge as climate change reaches Panama's shores
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Climate change has caused ocean levels on Panama's Atlantic Coast to rise by almost 10 inches. It is threatening the ancestral island homelands of the Guna tribe and many are resigned to leaving for the mainland as the waters wash in.
  • Indigenous knowledge and Western science
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    As businesses look to operate more sustainably, there has been a growing movement to draw on the wealth of Indigenous knowledge that's intimately connected with the natural world.
  • Earth Day - A case for traditional knowledge to mitigate the planetary crisis
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    Conservation is woven into the daily life of traditional communities and indigenous people that depend upon or live with nature for their survival and cultural practices. We can learn from these communities. Careful promotion and protection of traditional knowledge could be of assistance as we stand on the edge of the climate crisis abyss.
  • Online project aims to preserve voices, knowledge of First Nations elders
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/04/2021]
    An elder based in Treaty 3 Territory in northwestern Ontario says he hopes a new website will help to preserve traditional Anishinaabe language and culture for generations to come. The recently launched firstnationelders.com features podcasts, videos and songs recorded by elders eager to share their knowledge.