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  • On course for healthier, more sustainable soil
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    If we want to transition to a greener, healthier and more climate resilient Europe, it is important to ensure our soils are in good condition. However, the quality of soils is worsening because of unsustainable management practices, depletion of resources, climate change and pollution
  • These 8 business leaders are championing a nature-positive economy - Here's why
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    We know, now more than ever, that our fate as a species is deeply connected with the fate of our natural environment. Nature loss has tangible business and economic impacts. Over half the world's total GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature and its services and is therefore at risk. We now also know that protecting and restoring natural ecosystems is crucial in combatting climate change.
  • Beira: A city's fight against climate change
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    In 2019, Cyclone Idai devastated Mozambique's port city of Beira. The city is now setting up large green areas designed to absorb future floodwaters - but entire fishing communities need to relocate.
  • Young People Are Very, Very Anxious About Climate Change
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Maybe it's the wildfires, or the hurricanes, or the changes to the plants and animals that surround us, but our children are feeling the impact of the climate emergency.
  • Have climate change predictions matched reality? Podcast
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    For decades, scientists have warned that unchecked global warming could bring climate extremes such as severe droughts, flash floods and rising sea levels. In this episode of The Conversation Weekly, we talk to three climate change experts on how predictions of a changing world are holding up against the reality we're living through.
  • Boris Johnson tells UN that Cop26 must be 'turning point for humanity'
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Cop26 must be a "turning point for humanity" in just 40 days' time, Boris Johnson has urged in a call to arms to fellow global leaders ahead of the climate summit in Glasgow.
  • Report: Global warming is causing 'unprecedented changes' to oceans
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Human-induced global warming is "causing unprecedented changes" to the oceans including warming waters, decreasing ice levels and rising seas, according to a recently published report by more than 150 scientists.
  • What is COP26? How the pivotal UN conference could avert global climate 'catastrophe'
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    The COP26 international climate talks in Glasgow this November couldn't come at a more crucial time. A state-of-the-science report published by the UN in August showed that the world is warming faster than scientists previously thought, and that slashing greenhouse gas emissions by at least half this decade is crucial to staving off the more catastrophic impacts of the climate crisis.
  • 1972: The start of China's environmental journey
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Next month, China is set to host a major UN environmental conference, after a delay of more than a year due to Covid-19. The 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15), to be held in Kunming from Oct 11-15, will not be the first UN environmental talks hosted by China.
  • Endangered monkeys thrive amid harmony with human guardians in S China
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    A team of forest rangers has dedicated years to protecting white-headed langurs, with their conservation efforts helping to ensure a thriving population of the critically endangered species in a nature reserve in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
  • Africa's remaining forests are under pressure: This is no time to sideline forest carbon markets
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    We need both carbon offsetting and deep decarbonization at source, not either/or, to make substantive progress with climate change.
  • Foundations pledge $5 billion in record funding for biodiversity
    [gepubliceerd op: 22/09/2021]
    Nine foundations on Wednesday pledged a total of $5 billion to protect and conserve 30 percent of the planet by 2030 - marking the largest-ever private funding commitment to biodiversity.
  • A game changer that will help safeguard humanity': Philanthropies pledge record $5bn for nature protection
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Nine philanthropic organisations have collectively pledged to provide $5bn for projects that advance progress towards a goal of protecting 30 per cent of land and ocean by 2030, in a donation that has been touted as the largest-ever private funding commitment for biodiversity.
  • Climate, biodiversity fight gets $5B shot in the arm
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    In an announcement today at New York Climate Week, nine philanthropic organizations - including the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation, Nia Tero and the Bezos Earth Fund - pledged US$ 5 billion over the next decade to support the creation and expansion of protected areas, sustainable management of the world's oceans and Indigenous-led conservation. Called the Protecting Our Planet Challenge, this effort marks the largest ever private funding commitment to biodiversity conservation.
  • WWF hails largest-ever private funding commitment for biodiversity as a "momentous move for a 'nature-positive' world"
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Game changing new funding for biodiversity - representing the biggest-ever philanthropic commitment to nature conservation - and commitments to stop harmful investments will be announced today at a high-level event on the margins of the UN General Assembly in a move described by WWF as a game changer that will help safeguard humanity, prevent pandemics and create essential new jobs.
  • EXPLAINER: Philanthropists pledge $5 bln for growing global push to protect nature
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Private donors make largest-ever funding pledge for nature, as governments work on a new global pact to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystems vital for clean air, water and food
  • Don't be fooled, the biodiversity crisis is a global security crisis
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Earlier this week, nine philanthropic organisations launched the "Protecting Our Planet Challenge" and pledged $5 billion to protect and conserve 30% of the planet by 2030 (30×30). This can be achieved by supporting protected areas and indigenous stewardship of their territories. This marks the largest-ever philanthropic commitment to nature conservation.
  • Expo 2020 Dubai: 'Climate and Biodiversity Week' to spur the world into action to protect our planet
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Dubai: Mobilising the world for the health of our planet, Climate and Biodiversity Week will take place October 3 to 9, 2021, at Expo 2020 Dubai, just a month ahead of United Nations' vital Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.
  • Nigeria To Establish 10 National Parks To Tackle Biodiversity Loss, Says Buhari
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that 10 new national parks will be established as part of moves to tackle biodiversity loss. The Nigerian leader said this on Wednesday in a video message to the hybrid High-Level event tagged "Transformative Actions for Nature and People" on the margins of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76) in New York.
  • Biden's EPA orders slash in climate-warming chemicals used in air-conditioning and refrigeration
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a sharp cutback in the the use and production of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, the climate-warming chemicals widely used in air-conditioning and refrigeration.
  • The Private Sector Takes a Stand for Oceans During Climate Week
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Climate Week in New York City started out with a clear message: The time for talking has passed; put your words into action. Climate action comes in many forms - policy change, investments in ecosystem restoration, clean technology innovation and much more. Oceans, increasingly under threat from melting glaciers and coral bleaching, are another big blue opportunity for action sitting right under our noses.
  • Why aren't more big bike firms tracking their environmental impact?
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Trek, one of the world's biggest bicycle brands, recently released its sustainability report for 2021. Remarkably, this appears to be the first time a major bike company has published such a document.
  • FEATURED: Tracking Rwanda's progress towards biodiversity conservation targets
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Rwanda made remarkable achievements in biodiversity conservation from 2016 to 2020 according to the 6th report on the status of implementing the 'Biological Diversity Convention'.
  • The Best Place to Watch Monarch Butterflies Migrate Might Be This Little California Beach Town
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    As the air cools and sunlight declines each fall, thousands of western monarch butterflies return to California to overwinter. One of the best places to watch the colorful spectacle is Pismo Beach.
  • Listen to Millions of Monarch Butterflies Making One of the Rarest Sounds on Earth
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Monarch butterflies, fluttering in their millions on 3,000-mile journeys, as luminous as stained glass. Seeing them mass migrate is one of the world's great spectacles. But what about hearing them?
  • 78 financial institutions managing more than $10 trillion in assets urging governments to halt & reverse biodiversity loss.
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Together with Ceres, Inc., the Public Policy Advocacy working group of the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation coordinated this statement directed to the Global Biodiversity Framework negotiating governments ahead of COP15
  • Project to Expand the Marine Territory of Cocos Island Begins the Final Stretch
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    In order to protect new sites of marine conservation interest, the government and environmentalists seek to expand the marine territory of Cocos Island, while the fishing sector - artisanal, longliner, purse seine fishing and tourist fishing - expresses their opposition to the plan. at a time when the final stretch of the process begins.
  • New protections for high value conservation areas
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    The NSW Government has today announced the opening of nominations to identify and protect Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value (AOBVs) on both private and public lands across New South Wales.
  • Bat guts become less healthy through diet of 'fast food' from banana plantations
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Nectar-feeding bats foraging in intensively managed banana plantations in Costa Rica have a less diverse set of gut microbes in comparison to bats feeding in their natural forest habitat or organic plantations, reveals new research published today in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
  • Lake Maracaibo, lightning capital of the world
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    One firebolt after another illuminates a stilt-house settlement where the Catatumbo river flows into Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo, the lightning capital of the world.
  • The secret life of baby octopuses
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Some of the most amazing creatures live in the deep blue sea. Cuttlefish, squids and octopuses, for example. These soft-bodied cephalopods have a strikingly sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, three hearts, and an extraordinary ability to switch the color and texture of their skin to mimic their background in the blink of an eye.
  • Female skinks store sperm for dry spells
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Female tree skinks can reproduce even when they have not encountered a male for more than a year, by storing sperm from previous mates, according to new research.
  • Non-native fish are main consumers of salmon in reservoirs
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    When warmwater fish species like bass, walleye and crappie that are not native to the Pacific Northwest, but prized by some anglers, overlap with baby spring chinook salmon in reservoirs in Oregon's Willamette River they consume more baby salmon than native fish per individual, new research found.
  • Creating chicory plants without bitter compounds
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    Researchers have used new breeding techniques to develop a chicory variety that no longer contains bitter compounds. Katarina Cankar, plant researcher at Wageningen University & Research: "In the European CHIC project, we are working on improved industrial chicory varieties (related to witloof) that contain dietary fiber and compounds that have potential medicinal properties.
  • Low-level helicopter flights map mineral deposits near Salmon, Idaho
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    The result of a geophysical survey in a remote part of eastern Idaho could have economic impacts on the Gem State by identifying locations to extract cobalt and other minerals.
  • How fish can still be part of a more sustainable food future
    [gepubliceerd op: 23/09/2021]
    If you want to reduce your personal impact on the environment, cutting back on eating animal products is one of the simplest things you can do. But becoming vegan and eating only plants is unlikely to be an appropriate solution for everyone in the world.