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  • Saved Seeds are Seeds of Resilience
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    People have a right to define their own food system. This includes which seeds they use. Last week, farmers in Nakuru County, Kenya, celebrated the launch of "Ten rich, underutilized crops," a publication and documentary that capture their efforts to promote and sustain the varieties they grow.
  • Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity - a global overview
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity versity. To gain a clearer picture of the situation, an international group of scientists, including Professor Andrew Gonzalez from McGill's Biology Department, surveyed over 600 studies on the impacts of urban growth on biodiversity. They published their findings today in Nature Sustainability.
  • The species the world lost this decade
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    The Rabbs' fringe-limbed treefrog was unlike any other species on planet Earth. Inhabiting only the forests of Panama, the frog had enormously charismatic brown eyes, and feet so oversized they looked cartoonish. But what made the frog truly special was the way it looked after its tadpoles.
  • The suburbs can help cities in the fight against climate change
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    The edges of cities around the world are being devastated by fires and floods. It's drawing attention to suburban residents and the role they're playing in exacerbating their exposure to climate change risks. But instead of focusing on the suburban way of life alone, planners and policy-makers need to focus their attention and actions on what holds it all together: the "brutalscape," which is comprised of the infrastructures that enable suburban life.
  • Climate change is also a serious health crisis
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    The climate crisis is also a health crisis. The same emissions that cause global warming are also largely responsible for polluting the air we breathe, causing heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and infections, and affecting every organ in the human body.
  • European shipping emissions undermining international climate targets
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping equal the carbon footprint of a quarter of passenger cars in Europe and stand in the way of countries reducing emissions and limiting runaway global heating, analysis reveals.
  • Tech, climate change creating new inequalities, U.N. says
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    A new generation of global inequalities fueled by climate change and technology could trigger violence and political instability if left unchecked, the United Nations warned on Monday.
  • UN climate talks failing to address urgency of crisis, says top scientist
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    Urgent UN talks on tackling the climate emergency are still not addressing the true scale of the crisis, one of the world's leading climate scientists has warned, as high-ranking ministers from governments around the world began to arrive in Madrid for the final days of negotiations.
  • How global cities are promoting sustainability and helping to fight climate change
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    As investors in global cities, we seek to ensure that each holding is analysed on its sustainability credentials during the investment process, including its impact on the environment. On a recent visit to Paris we learnt more about how the publicly listed French commercial and residential landlord Gecina is demonstrating leadership in the transition to a more sustainable city.
  • Preventing forest decline in Germany
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    Summers in Central Europe are becoming hotter, summer rainfall less and droughts longer and more frequent. Climate change is altering weather patterns and having an impact on woodlands in the process.
  • Romania's forests under threat
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    Romania is home to more than half of Europe's remaining untouched forests. But protecting them has become a dangerous business. 2019 has seen multiple rangers killed trying to rid the country of illegal logging.
  • How to design a forest fit to heal the planet
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    Reforestation has enormous potential as a cheap and natural way of sucking heat-absorbing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and restoring the degraded natural world, while supporting local livelihoods at the same time. But there is more than one way to plant a tree - and some of the most widely used techniques aren't up to scratch. Here's how to do it the right way.
  • Deforestation Is a Death Sentence for Tropical Forest Animals
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    The wildlife that rely on tropical rainforests may be more screwed than we thought. A new study has found that tropical forest species are six times more sensitive to forest fragmentation than species in temperate ecosystems.
  • New UN forestry project to help countries meet climate commitments
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    More than two dozen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America are set to benefit from a UN project to help tackle climate change through better forestry management. Under the scheme, announced on Monday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 26 nations will soon be able to provide improved data on forest and land use - a key pledge of all State signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • A 'super-year' in store for nature-based solutions
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    'Nature-based solutions' to climate change - the definition of which is quite self-evident - have long been lifted up in science and certain development circles as an overlooked solution which can help us to reverse planetary damage and limit global warming. Nature-based solutions could provide a full third of the mitigation needed to keep temperatures from rising above what scientists have set as the safe threshold.
  • Researchers find over 40 new species of fish in one lake
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    There are many thousands of species of fish inhabiting the world's waters. Recently, researchers have uncovered around 40 new species in a lake in Africa. The number is impressive, but the investigators explain how these new varieties came to be.
  • Climate heating is sucking the oxygen out of the oceans
    [gepubliceerd op: 06/12/2019]
    The growing number of greenhouse gas emissions and the loss of nutrients are taking oxygen out of the oceans, threatening all marine biodiversity.
  • UK renewables may threaten overseas biodiversity
    [gepubliceerd op: 09/12/2019]
    A new study has shown that the UK is among the leading countries threatening oversees biodiversity as a result of its use of renewable energy.