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Study reveals Amazon rainforest now releases more carbon than it stores

The destruction of the Amazon rainforest influences how much carbon is released - now, scientists reveal that damaged, not-yet-destroyed areas are releasing carbon faster than the rainforest can store it.
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Environmental Justice: Abandoning exclusivity for inclusive community-based solutions and approaches

Here, Tanya Khemet Taiwo, Bianca Yaghoobi, and Pamela J. Lein at University of California, Davis, discuss how to decolonise environmental justice.
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The resilience of tropical forests to natural and anthropogenic disturbance

Here, Jess K. Zimmerman at the University of Puerto Rico explains the resilience of tropical forests to natural and anthropogenic disturbance - including the impact of climate change.
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New data finds air pollution can impact growth of newborn babies

A study finds that atmospheric pollution experienced during pregnancy can have an impact on the growth of a newborn baby.
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Scientists say 50% rise in carbon will harm Amazon more than deforestation

Climate change is a huge, complex issue - now, scientists say that a 50% rise in carbon emissions will harm the Amazon more than deforestation does.
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Energy & environment research

Here, we learn about the research of Dr Sanju A. Sanjaya, Director, of the West Virginia State University Energy and Environmental Science Institute.
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Energy saving products towards ‘net zero’

Adrian Polak, Product Manager at Endo Enterprises, showcases their multi-award-winning innovative energy saving products EndoTherm and EndoCool - Jump-start your race to ‘net zero’ with HVAC’s best kept secret weapon.
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G7 countries agree to existing climate change policies

Alongside discussions on vaccine equality, the G7 summit raised the potential of new environment goals - but the countries largely stuck to established climate change policies, by confirming their ongoing commitment.
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Sustainable food: A common goal but how to get there?

David Green, Executive Director at U.S. Sustainability Alliance and a commentator and advisor on food and agriculture for GreenOrange, comments on sustainable food - It’s a common goal but how do we get there?
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Are cities and regions helping nations to gain steam on stronger climate goals?

Yunus Arikan from ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, explains how all levels of government play a role in international climate negotiations.
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Commission strikes €820 million partnership with Bill Gates on net-zero economy

The European Commission has created a collaboration with Breakthrough Energy, founded by Bill Gates, to invest roughly €820 million from 2022-26 to create green tech that can be used commercially.
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President von der Leyen: “We need a race to zero in greenhouse gas emissions”

To begin EU Green Week 2021, President Ursula von der Leyen gave a speech discussing how the bloc could orchestrate "a race to zero in greenhouse gas emissions" - alongside reaffirming existing policy goals.
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How can Finland confront the climate crisis and preserve its biodiversity?

Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change in Finland illustrates why a circular economy will provide the means to tackle the climate crisis and loss of biodiversity.
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Scientists say childhood disadvantage impacts brain development

The team examined a mix of factors such as pollution, crime, access to education and healthcare - they found that in over 7,000 children, these factors directly impacted brain development.
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Let’s learn how to use plastic anew!

Research Professor Ali Harlin urges us to reconsider our plastic use and illustrates how the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is aiming to halve the environmental impact of plastics.
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Air pollution exposure during pregnancy can cause childhood asthma

A population study of children born in a city in Canada found that air pollution exposure during pregnancy could cause childhood asthma.
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The role of energy efficiency in achieving net zero targets

Reaching the net zero targets announced by countries around the world isn't just about generating cleaner energy: it will also require significant improvements in making our energy use more efficient.
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Case Study: A priority response plan (PRP) for bio-decontamination

Here, we learn how world leading supplier Bioquell devised a PRP for a Biopharmaceutical Production Facility ensuring high-level bio-decontamination in the event of contamination.
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The resilience of tropical forests to natural disturbance

Professor Jess K. Zimmerman from the University of Puerto Rico, explains how natural disturbances, such as hurricanes, can affect the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF).
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Research suggests that childhood air pollution damages general intelligence

Childhood air pollution has been understood as partially responsible for respiratory health - now, researchers are investigating at how exposure can damage cognitive ability later on in life.

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