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megafires, forest microbes

Forest microbes that can survive and even thrive from megafires

Research from UC Riverside finds that fungi and bacteria can survive redwood tanoak forest megafires – they can even increase in number after feeling the flames.
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Towards COP27: Climate leadership, the UK presidency and the Russian dilemma

Richard Beardsworth continues his series on political leadership, examining the UK's presidency in the run-up to COP27 in Egypt and the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for political leadership on climate.
climate fragility

Scientists say human activity responsible for climate fragility

In a study of over 2,000 streams around North America, researchers reveal the escalating impact human activity has on flooding - creating climate fragility.
Organismal contributions

Organismal contributions to changing climate

Zachary Senwo, PhD Professor, explores how organismal contributions can be used in the search for climate change solutions
forest biome

Earths coldest forest biome is heating up

Northern Arizona University researchers have drawn attention to rising temperatures that are causing Earths coldest forest to shift northward.
ESG strategy

COP26: Putting meaning into E, S and G

Fathia Murphy, ESG Product Specialist, NAVEX Global, discusses the importance of understanding what E, S and G means so businesses can recognise their responsibility and be prepared to tackle ESG related issues, as well as how to put effective initiatives in place.

25% of global rivers have significant pharmaceutical pollution

Data finds that over one quarter of global rivers have significant pharmaceutical pollution - including toxic levels of antibiotics.
seagrasses methane

Damaged seagrasses can emit methane, even after death

Scientists find that seagrasses continue to produce methane even decades after the plants die – highlighting the potential for more methane emissions if seagrasses are threatened.
antarctic ice climate change

Team unveils history of Antarctic ice in relation to climate change

A National Science Foundation funded-study by the University of South Florida documents the evolution of Antarctic ice sheets, 20 million years ago.
sand coastal regions, coastal erosion

Sand is vital for the protection of coastal regions

The depletion of sand in coastal regions has become a threat to ecosystems everywhere, as sand has become a scarce resource – but it could also solve coastal erosion.
warmer arctic winter

Subtropics of East Asia grow colder due to warmer Arctic winters 

Arctic winters are getting steadily warmer due to climate change, resulting in temperature changes in the subtropics of East Asia
paris agreement coral, coral bleaching

Paris Agreement targets are yet to protect coral reefs

The Paris Agreement limited global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, which still has devastating impacts for coral reefs – remaining on track for coral degeneration.
mass customisation fashion, fast fashion

Sustainable fashion is possible, if we embrace mass customisation

To combat mass production in fashion, researchers suggest a shift to mass customisation instead – which could work, if consumers are willing to wait for it The current solution to the sustainability crisis of the fashion industry revolves around consuming less, incorporating large disposal fees, and recycling more. Though these actions...

40% of undiscovered tree species will be found in South America

According to new data, there are 73,274 different species of tree on Earth - with another 9,186 still to be discovered.
Paris agreement deforestation

Paris Agreement: Are governments doing enough to tackle deforestation?

While schemes to tackle deforestation have been moderately successful, their impact has been "tiny" compared to the promises of the Paris Agreement.

Reversing destruction of biodiversity should be top priority

Over 50 experts say reversing biodiversity loss will take take more than placing protection on land and sea zones.
reusable packaging, encourage businesses

Why do businesses still not use reusable packaging?

Researchers suggest a digital track and trace system to encourage businesses to adopt reusable packaging and reduce waste, suggesting reasons why they may not have adopted them already.
tropical governments, deforestation

Scientists examine the impact of deforestation on tropical governments

Panama and other governments of tropical countries set out to understand how to inhibit deforestation and deliver reforestation tactics following the COP26 conference.
community dialogue

How do you build dialogue with the community?

Following COP26, it is clear that local governments have a huge role to play in policy change and combatting socio-ecological challenges. To work towards global promises, they must listen to their communities, and here, we learn about innovative tools enabling them to do so.
strategic heat planning

Heating: Planning our way out of the climate crisis

Grundfos Holding A/S explains the future of heating in Europe, as we plan our way out of the climate crisis

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