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Indigenous societies responsible for “millennia” of biodiversity

An interdisciplinary research team found that conservation efforts aiming to "return land to a pristine state" without humans will fail - as Indigenous societies are responsible for "millennia" of biodiversity.
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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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Subatomic Physics research in Manitoba: Connecting the Canadian Prairies to the World

Dr Wouter Deconinck of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manitoba, explores the initiatives which are pushing for inclusion of indigenous communities in its scientific research.
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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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New Zealand will give free menstrual products to decrease period poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is going to implement a new policy - students will receive free menstrual products from June, to decrease the period poverty that limits access to education.
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Scientists suggest that former President Trump caused 461,000 excess deaths

The Lancet report is out today (11 February), which suggests that former President Trump's policymaking created an excess of "461,100 deaths" - before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States.
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The app going up against centuries of education inequality

Nishat spoke to Tania Rosas who launched O-lab, the app created to fight education inequality for Indigenous students.
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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.
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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?
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Research finds that multinational land deals harm local food security

A new study examines the agricultural impact of multinational land deals, which are found to be directly harmful to local food security and livelihoods.
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New research shows how loneliness impacts brain structure

In a year of COVID-19-related death and worry, loneliness has been an accompanying sensation, constant and stubborn - now, scientists believe they know how loneliness changes brain structure.
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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.
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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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Indigenous youth resilience: Water protectors

Dr Dawn Martin-Hill and Dr Christine Wekerle from McMaster University highlight Indigenous youth resilience research, including comment on what water teaches us.
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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.
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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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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.
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The impact global warming has on Indigenous people around the world

Dr Aidan Bell, co-founder of sustainable building material supplier EnviroBuild, discusses the impact climate change has on indigenous people around the world.
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Indonesian palm oil: “When we lost the forest, we lost everything”

New research shows that Indigenous people in Indonesia are losing their ancestral land to palm oil plantations, in ongoing government sanctioned burnings of forest areas.
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Global conservationists have “core aims” but fight over solution

Research reveals rifts within the global conservation movement, on economic approaches to protected areas, which makes the achievement of conservation goals difficult.

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