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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?
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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.
marine fish DNA, sediment

Researchers discover marine fish DNA from 300 years ago

Ehime University researchers used samples from Japan to test if marine fish DNA existed in the same place for the last 300 years.
supertrawlers

Why supertrawlers have no place in the UK’s marine protected areas

Chris Thorne, Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace UK explains why supertrawlers have no place in the UK’s marine protected areas.
protect coral, conservation

Can environmental genomics help to protect coral?

Can a new strategy protect coral? When it comes to the ocean, biodiversity is key to the conservation of the marine environment, and we're running out of time.
climate risk information

Climate risk information: An essential service for planning

Here, The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) talks us through some key strategies for using climate risk information to change the world.

Biological sciences: Determining phenotype from genotype

The NSF’s Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, within the Directorate for Biological Sciences, discusses how their work determining phenotype from genotype is fighting food insecurity.
harm the ecosystem, land management

Can too much land management harm the ecosystem?

Land management is the way that Indigenous people have maintained a biodiverse world for generations, but now, does climate intervention from too many sources threaten to harm the ecosystem?
state of nature report, EU

The State of Nature report: “Illegal killing and hunting are biggest pressures”

At EU Green Week, biodiversity is high on the agenda as the The State of Nature report is set to be discussed by a panel of experts - but what did the data tell us?
trees in the Sahara, west africa

AI reveals over 1.8 billion trees in the Sahara Desert

An international team have counted over 1.8 billion trees in the Sahara, in an area of West Africa 30 times larger than Denmark.
plant extinction study, natural world

New study finds 40% of plant species are at risk of extinction

A new study highlights that 40% of plant species are at threatened with extinction due to the continued destruction of our natural world.
fires oregon

What is causing the raging wildfires in Oregon, California and Washington?

The climate crisis has caused wildfires to rage across Oregon, California and Washington causing tens of thousands to flee their homes and has resulted in over 30 deaths.
assisted reproduction

Is assisted reproduction the saving grace for endangered mammals?

Prof Darren Griffin (Kent), Prof Suzannah Williams (Oxford) and Louiza Hayday (Kent MSc student) discuss the application of assisted reproduction technology (ART) for conservation purposes.
Ocean warming patterns

Human influence is a key agent of future ocean warming patterns

Scientists found that circulation changes on ocean warming patterns will decrease in influence, which may alter sea level rise predictions.
Oil spill Mauritius

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.
beavers in devon

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.
economic development, climate change

How does economic development impact climate change?

Professor Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), discusses how economic development impacts climate change.
hedgehogs extinction

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.
conservation success 2020

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.
land management, indigenous

Scientists erase role of land management by Indigenous people

Research suggests that climate scientists should re-consider the role of Indigenous communities in land management.

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