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Climate change risks food security for Indigenous Alaskans

Researchers say climate change is impacting food security for Indigenous Alaskans - seal hunting season is shortening in some areas.
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Indigenous group sues President Bolsonaro for “genocide”

The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) filed a case with the International Criminal Court (ICC), claiming that Brazilian President Bolsonaro has pushed "intentional anti-Indigenous policy" since 2019.
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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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Researchers link “neighbourhood disadvantage” to higher COVID infections

A study on New York City neighbourhoods found that "neighbourhood disadvantage", a mix of inequality measurements, is connected to a higher rate of COVID-19 cases.
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High blood lead levels found in people living near oil extraction sites

Indigenous communities in the Amazon have been found to have high blood levels due to illegal oil extraction sites, according to a new study.
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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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