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Illegal mining in Amazon releases mercury into Indigenous lands

The illegal mining of the Amazon rainforest continues through the COVID pandemic, with Indigenous communities experiencing the double-hit of mercury poisoning and "imminent violence".
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The unaccounted-for side of permafrost carbon

Permafrost carbon is one of the most imminent threats to the world's fight against climate change, discussed here by UCLouvain and then EU Environment Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevičius.
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What are the impacts of shifting Arctic tundra vegetation?

Elisabeth Mauclet from the Earth and Life Institute at UCLouvain, Belgium, brings to light the ways in which Arctic tundra vegetation mirrors the complex landscape response to climate change.
Faculty of Forestry

Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia

The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is globally-recognized for its award-winning educational programs, research, and initiatives.
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A “complexity” approach to human-elephant coexistence

What does it take for humans and elephants to live together? This was the question that has guided nearly 18 years of research and local engagement in the Gourma region of central Mali.
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Planning with climate change: Combining climate mitigation and adaptation decisions

AXIS Research Programme Coordinator Rolf von Kuhlmann explains why connecting scientific disciplines with society is crucial for climate change policy.
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New data highlights lack of diversity in ecology and conservation

Out of the top authors in ecology and conservation journals, 11% were by women and 75% of the articles focused on five countries in the Global North.
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Scientists calculate the impact of wildfires on global ecosystems

After going through decades' worth of data, scientists at the University of Cambridge explain the impact of wildfires on global ecosystems - from carbon dioxide emissions to the resilience of trees.
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Saving Earth’s biodiversity through a story revolution

The WILD Foundation’s President, Vance Martin and Vice President of Policy and Communications, Amy Lewis, highlight the important and often forgotten role of storytelling and community organising to encourage conservation.
plant diversity, bee conservation

Scientists explain why plant diversity is crucial for bee conservation

Bumble bees and honey bees both depend on the same flower species in UK summers, which means that plant diversity is crucial to the survival of both species.
protect biodiversity, people

Nature needs legal rights to really protect biodiversity

Professor Dr Tineke Lambooy discusses why granting legal personhood to entities of nature could enable society to protect biodiversity for future generations.
small hydropower dams in brazil, food security

Small hydropower dams in Brazil threaten marine biodiversity

The University of Washington found that small hydropower dams in Brazil are potentially damaging river connectivity and marine biodiversity - what's going on?
antarctic penguins

Network of marine protected areas could help safeguard Antarctic penguins

New research highlights how a network of marine protected areas could help defend essential breeding areas for Antarctic penguins.
WILD Foundation

WILD Foundation – wilderness conservation strategies

WILD Foundation employs wilderness conservation strategies to preserve the Earth's ecosystem, protecting against mass extinction and climate change.
highest ocean temperatures, carbon

The highest ocean temperatures since 1955 are recorded

Despite the COVID related decrease in global carbon emissions, ocean temperatures hit the hottest on record in 2020.
policy-making

How is extensive research informing EU policy-making?

Megan Warrender, Assistant Editor at Open Access Government, investigates the current and future policy priorities of the Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, and what is influencing them.
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Research on tropical forest resilience to hurricane damage

Jess K. Zimmerman, Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, charts the challenges to tropical forest resilience to hurricane damage revealed by long-term research in Puerto Rico.
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New algae threatens conservation of Caribbean coral reefs

Human activity is making the conservation of Caribbean coral reefs difficult - but a new algal threat is adding pressure to an already precarious situation.
the next pandemic, animal

Researchers calculate where the next pandemic could start

COVID-19 came from Wuhan, China, but the conditions that enabled the virus to jump from animal to human are not unique - so where could the next pandemic begin?
tropical peatland conservation, COVID-19

Tropical peatland conservation can prevent animal diseases jumping to humans

Scientists at the University of Exeter found that tropical peatland conservation can impact how animal diseases, like the bat-based COVID-19, transfers to human beings.

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