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World’s biodiversity lost faster than it recovers

June 19th, 2018|

The planet’s biodiversity is being lost faster than it recovers, with developing regions expected to bear the brunt of future soil degradation, warns a global assessment report produced by hundreds of scientists, government officials and civil society.

Read the full article: SciDevNet

https://www.scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/world-s-biodiversity-lost-faster-than-it-recovers.html

Magic in metal could help put excess carbon dioxide to good use

May 31st, 2018|

Findings could be just what the doctor ordered for Planet Earth
A researcher has identified a kind of magic in a metal that may be just what the doctor ordered for Planet Earth. He says the colorful metal, known as bismuth, could help reduce rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and provide sustainable routes to making fuels.

Source: University of Delaware

From Science Daily

La Niña is gone, for now

May 16th, 2018|

Onward! Our next order of business is to bid adieu to La Niña, as the sea surface temperature in the tropical Pacific returned to neutral conditions in April—that is, within 0.5°C of the long-term average.

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/54484-la-nina-is-gone-for-now

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Researcher warns China’s program ‘riskiest environmental project in history’

May 16th, 2018|

James Cook University

From Phys.org

A global expert on infrastructure says that China’s plan to crisscross half of the Earth with massive transportation and energy projects is environmentally the riskiest venture ever undertaken.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-05-china-riskiest-environmental-history.html#jCp

 

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Tackling Digital Security Across Civil Society

May 8th, 2018|

Four steps civil society organizations and their funders can take to begin addressing digital risk.

From the Stanford Social Innovation Review

https://ssir.org/articles/entry/tackling_digital_security_across_civil_society

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Hawaii to Ban Certain Sunscreens Harmful to Coral Reefs

May 3rd, 2018|

Hawaii has become the first US state to pass a bill banning the sale of any sunscreens that have chemicals known to harm coral reefs.

From the BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43993407

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Rising Levels of ‘Frustration’ at UN Climate Stalemate

May 3rd, 2018|

Old divisions between rich and poor over money and ambition are again threatening to limit progress in UN climate negotiations.

From the BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43949423

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Study Shows Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches Threatened by Microplastic Pollution

May 3rd, 2018|

From Florida State University Research

Study shows sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollution

 

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Just being outside can improve your psychological health, and maybe your physical health too

April 25th, 2018|

Written for Earth Day

Just being outside can improve your psychological health, and maybe your physical health too

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Environment prize goes to Flint water activist

April 25th, 2018|

The founder of a citizens’ movement that helped expose the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is one of the recipients of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

Full story from the BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43840275

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