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Biodiversity Funders Group is Hiring!

December 6th, 2018|

We’re hiring!

Help BFG fill three staff positions: Outreach Associate for CEFG, Membership Associate, and Program Assistant (internship). These positions will help our staff team support the membership, provide high-quality meetings and other services, and respond to opportunities as they arise.

 

Sir David Attenborough: Climate change ‘our greatest threat’

December 4th, 2018|

The naturalist Sir David Attenborough has said climate change is humanity’s greatest threat in thousands of years.

The broadcaster said it could lead to the collapse of civilisations and the extinction of “much of the natural world”.

He was speaking at the opening ceremony of United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Katowice, Poland.

From the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46398057

Powerful new map depicts environmental degradation across Earth

November 20th, 2018|

Geographers have created a new world map showing dramatic changes in land use over the last quarter century. Researchers turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the most detailed looks so far at how people are reshaping the planet.

Source: University of Cincinnati

From: Science Daily 

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The Ozone Hole Could Heal in Our Lifetimes, UN Reports

November 7th, 2018|

When the world gets its act together, it can actually solve big problems. Case in point: The ozone hole, which if everything goes according to plan could be healed up by the 2060s, according to a new report from the United Nations.

From Gizmodo Earther

https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-ozone-hole-could-heal-in-our-lifetimes-un-reports-1830260403

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Supermarket produce harbors antibiotic-resistance genes

November 6th, 2018|

American Society for Microbiology

From EurekaAlert

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Research calls for new approach to tropical marine conservation

November 6th, 2018|

A changing climate necessitates rethinking tropical marine conservation

Source: Swansea University

From Eureka Alert

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Pollution in the deep sea – are any habitats safe from human disturbance?

November 1st, 2018|

Pollution in the deep sea – are any habitats safe from human disturbance?

 

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Is the Amazon facing new dangers?

November 1st, 2018|

Environmental groups and politicians have raised the alarm about the policies of Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro.

From the BBC Reality Check

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-46030592

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Climate change: ‘Wetlands vital to protect cities’

October 30th, 2018|

Cities around the world are frequently flooding during extreme weather, largely because they are fast losing the wetlands that work as a natural defence, experts warn.

From the BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46020176

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The Sailors Who Hunt Garbage for Science

October 25th, 2018|

By Brian Kahn

Emily Penn had a mission: To find a piece of trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch large enough to stick a satellite transmitter on so that researchers back on shore could track it until a vessel came to pick it up.

From: Gizmodo Earther

 

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