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Researchers predict “faster and hotter” wildfires in California and Nevada

Scientists looked at calculations of how dry the air could become throughout the 21st century - it seems that wildfires in California and Nevada are predicted to increase in ferocity.
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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.

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.
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230 billion tonnes of soil carbon could be released via global warming

Scientists at the University of Exeter warn that a two degree increase in global temperature would release 230 billion tonnes of soil carbon.
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New solar-powered fuel cell can purify three litres of water a day

Microorganisms within soil could be turned into solar-powered fuel cells that can purify significant amounts of drinking water in one day.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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BIPV: Powering the European Green Deal

Here, European Green Cities discuss their perspective on creating Clean Energy as part of the European Green Deal.
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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.
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The consequences of a global pandemic on human rights defenders

Nishat spoke to Ed O’Donovan, Head of Protection at Front Line Defenders, to dissect pandemic obstacles faced by human rights defenders - especially Indigenous communities in Brazil.
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Plant protein discovery could decrease our dependence on fertilisers

Researchers have discovered a protein in plant roots that could improve the tolerance of crops to climate change and reduce the need for chemical fertilisers.
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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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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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Tailor-made climate-ready and nutrient-dense rice

Precision breeding has tailor-made new rice varieties designed to combat the double burden of malnutrition and a pesticide-free environment, according to Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit from the Rice Science Center in Thailand.
plant essential oils, iowa state

Plant essential oils: Nature’s insecticides

Joel R. Coats, Distinguished Professor, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University provides an introduction and analysis of plant essential oils – nature’s insecticides.
food pollution, indigenous

Research explores how Indigenous people face food pollution

The University of Helsinki reviews the impact of climate change on food pollution experienced by Indigenous people globally.
University of Guelph

Thinking outside the bee box

The University of Guelph present the future of crop protection and production: Apivectoring is a technology that harnesses the natural power of bees.

Europe: Ensuring a modern and sustainable agriculture sector

Here, we learn about Janusz Wojciechowski and his priorities: Ensuring a modern and sustainable agriculture sector in Europe that adapts to changes in climate, demographics and technologies.

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