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The Green Deal: Using the COVID-19 crisis as an innovation opportunity

The European Green Deal Call has opened for registrations to spur Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis by turning green challenges into innovation opportunities.
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How the bio-based industry is key to the EU’s green recovery

According to a new report, strong European bio-based industries will allow the EU to accelerate the green economic recovery and the transition towards climate neutrality.
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The Race to Zero – Triggering a Green Recovery

The race to net-zero carbon and a green recovery is on, and here, Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz explains how this will require systems thinking.
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COVID-19 is exacerbating an already worrying plastic pollution problem

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a huge surge in plastic pollution, adding to an already worrying plastic waste problem that is threatening all marine life.
Compostable plastics

Compostable plastics: Bio-Mi shares its R&D know-how

Bio-Mi from Croatia shares its expert knowledge when it comes to the compostable plastics industry in South East Europe, including insights into their exciting R&D activities.
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Oil spill in Mauritius causes huge ecological disaster

On July 25, A Japanese bulk carrier caused an oil spill in Mauritius, creating fears of worsening ecological and economic disaster for the country.
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Potential implications of microplastics in human health and biodiversity

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, discusses the potential implications of microplastics in human health and biodiversity.
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After 400 years, beavers are living wildly in Devon’s rivers

Wild beavers are living naturally on Devon’s River Otter for the first time in 400 years after a five-year trial showed their dam-building activities were good for people and wildlife.
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British Hedgehogs announced as vulnerable to extinction

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) recently announced that Hedgehogs have now been classed as ‘vulnerable to extinction’ as their habitats continue to decline.
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Eight conservation success stories of 2020

So far 2020 seems to be hitting us with bad news after bad news causing a lot of despair, however there are some conservation success stories that we can celebrate this year.
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Endangered European birds could face up to 50% habitat loss

Research shows that some of the last remaining habitats for endangered European birds could decrease by 50%, as farmers convert land into more profitable crops.
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Scientists propose global species extinction target to preserve biodiversity

New research has proposed a long-term target to reduce species extinction rates, with an objective of a more natural rate of fewer than 20 extinctions per year.
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Rishi Sunak mini-budget: What about the environment?

Rishi Sunak has unveiled a mini-budget that proposes to change the environment infrastructure of the UK: What does that mean?
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Pandemic can teach us how to prevent species extinction

Researchers say the pandemic has shown us how to save the world from global warming and prevent species extinction.
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Time to take a lead by taking lead out of the environment

Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of AEWA, discusses the challenge of continued use of lead ammunition.
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Agriculture focus: Legumes contribute to a better world

Roger Vickers, CEO of the Processors and Growers Research Organisation explains the LegValue project and how in the world of agriculture, legumes contribute to a better world.
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Conservation efforts and genomics: Not all genomes are created equal

Professors Darren Griffin and Mike Bruford (Universities of Kent and Cardiff) discuss what is meant by a “whole genome sequence” and how it is revolutionising conservation efforts.
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Sustainable agroecosystems: Cropping using regenerative agricultural principles

Richard Teague, from Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University, provides more insight into sustainable agroecosystems, focussing on cropping using regenerative agricultural principles.
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Scientists find 1.9 million pieces of microplastic on seafloor

Policy intervention needed as scientists discover the highest levels of microplastic on the seafloor via an international project tracking the 'missing' 99% of ocean plastics.
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Sustainable agroecosystems: Research to assess the benefits of regenerative grazing principles

Richard Teague, from Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University, discusses sustainable agroecosystems.

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