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People Have Shaped Earth’s Ecology for at Least 12,000 Years, Mostly Sustainably

New research shows that land use by human societies has reshaped ecology across most of Earth’s land for at least 12,000 years. Researchers, from over a dozen institutions around the world, assessed biodiversity in relation to global land use history, revealing that the appropriation, colonization, and intensified use of lands previously managed sustainably is the main cause of the current biodiversity crisis.

Source: University of Maryland Baltimore County

From ScienceDaily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210419182105.htm

2021-04-27T13:11:25-07:00April 27th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Biden: This will be ‘decisive decade’ for tackling climate change

US President Joe Biden has told a major summit that we are in a “decisive decade” for tackling climate change.

The US has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the end of this decade.

This new target, which was unveiled at a virtual summit of 40 global leaders, essentially doubles their previous promise.

2021-04-22T08:05:38-07:00April 22nd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Biden: This will be ‘decisive decade’ for tackling climate change

World on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, as temperature rise continues: UN chief

The Earth’s temperature continues to rise unabated, with 2020 being one of the three warmest years on record, as extreme weather events combine with the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting millions.

From UN News

https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/04/1090072

2021-04-22T10:44:17-07:00April 20th, 2021|News|Comments Off on World on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, as temperature rise continues: UN chief

COP26: Greta Thunberg says Glasgow Summit Should be Postponed

Greta Thunberg has told the BBC she does not plan to attend the UN climate conference due to be held in Glasgow this November.

The 18-year-old Swedish climate campaigner is concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on attendance at COP26.

From the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-56686163

2021-04-13T13:41:38-07:00April 13th, 2021|News|Comments Off on COP26: Greta Thunberg says Glasgow Summit Should be Postponed

2021 Land & Freshwater Conservation Program Federal Policy Briefing Visual Notes-Members’ Exclusive

The 2021 Land & Freshwater Conservation Program Federal Policy Briefing took place March 30-April 1. All panel discussions as well as the final participant-driven conversation on the last day were supported by a visual notetaker from Dpict.(Log-in required to view)

 

https://biodiversityfunders.org/resources/lfwcp-2021-feder…ing-visual-notes/

2021-04-07T11:14:39-07:00April 7th, 2021|Land and Freshwater|Comments Off on 2021 Land & Freshwater Conservation Program Federal Policy Briefing Visual Notes-Members’ Exclusive

Global Forest Losses Accelerated Despite the Pandemic, Threatening World’s Climate Goals

Loss of vital forests in the tropics increased by 12 percent between 2019 and 2020, a satellite-based survey found.

From the Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/03/31/climate-change-deforestation/

2021-03-31T12:33:59-07:00March 31st, 2021|News|Comments Off on Global Forest Losses Accelerated Despite the Pandemic, Threatening World’s Climate Goals

Impacts of Sunscreen on Coral Reefs Needs Urgent Attention, Say Scientists

More research is needed on the environmental impact of sunscreen on the world’s coral reefs, scientists at the University of York say.

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/67448-impacts-of-sunscreen-on-coral-reefs-needs-urgent-attention-say-scientists

2021-03-31T12:23:26-07:00March 31st, 2021|Marine Conservation, News|Comments Off on Impacts of Sunscreen on Coral Reefs Needs Urgent Attention, Say Scientists