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Humanity needs nature to prevent ‘chaotic’ climate change: 3 stories you may have missed

Humanity needs nature to prevent ‘chaotic’ climate change: 3 stories you may have missed 1. Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself Nature can help humanity tackle climate change — if we protect it. The story: With the power...

The Geopolitics of Climate Change

The Geopolitics of Climate Change BRUSSELS – The European Union is emerging as the world’s climate trailblazer. Just recently, lawmakers and European governments agreed on the European Climate Law, which anchors our climate-neutrality target in statute. Wi...

More reasons for optimism on climate change than we’ve seen for decades: 2 climate experts explain

More reasons for optimism on climate change than we’ve seen for decades: 2 climate experts explain It’s unusual for researchers who study our catastrophically changing climate to use the words “optimism” and “climate change” in the same sentence. A...

Pakistan explores debt-for-nature scheme to accelerate its 10 billion tree tsunami

Pakistan explores debt-for-nature scheme to accelerate its 10 billion tree tsunami Creditors could grant Pakistan debt relief in exchange for meeting nature restoration targets, under a proposed first-of-its-kind bond Pakistan has one of the largest tree-plant...

‘A hostile environment.’ Brazilian scientists face rising attacks from Bolsonaro’s regime

‘A hostile environment.’ Brazilian scientists face rising attacks from Bolsonaro’s regime Last week, scientists at the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), Brazil’s lead agency for studying and managing the nation’s vast pro...

10 things we learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

10 things we learned about Earth since the last Earth Day The secret to wombat poop, how skies turn orange, and what a cold ocean blob could mean for the climate. This story is part of Down to Earth, a new Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and...

Commit to restoring the planet, UN chief says in message for International Mother Earth Day

Commit to restoring the planet, UN chief says in message for International Mother Earth Day This year’s observation is taking place as the planet is at “a tipping point”, he said, as humanity continues to abuse the natural world. End the war on nature ...

African forest maps reveal areas vulnerable to the effects of climate change

African forest maps reveal areas vulnerable to the effects of climate change An analysis of six million trees reveals spatial patterns in the vulnerability of Central African rainforests to climate change and human activities. The maps generated could be used ...

Climate change could cause ‘irreversible impacts’ to lake ecosystems

Climate change could cause ‘irreversible impacts’ to lake ecosystems New research shows that lake “stratification periods” – a seasonal separation of water into layers – will last longer in a warmer climate. These longer periods of stratification c...

Tech billionaires are obsessed with climate change ? but some question if they’re focusing on the right areas

Tech billionaires are obsessed with climate change — but some question if they’re focusing on the right areas Climate change appears to be high on the agenda for tech billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates but some are questioning whether t...

Prince William urges investment in nature to protect planet and combat climate change

Prince William urges investment in nature to protect planet and combat climate change Britain’s Prince William has underscored the importance of investing in nature to tackle climate change and protect our planet, becoming the latest high profile public figu...

Climate change will hit ‘endemic’ plants and animals the hardest, study warns

Climate change will hit ‘endemic’ plants and animals the hardest, study warns Plants and animals that only live in one region – known as “endemic” species – are expected to be “consistently more adversely impacted” by climate change than their ...

Climate change: An A-Z glossary of the words you need to know in the fight against global warming

Climate change: An A-Z glossary of the words you need to know in the fight against global warming Adaptation, carbon markets, climate justice and greenwashing are all part of the vocabulary needed to talk about climate change. Biodiversity A wide range of livi...

Protect populous coastlines to fight climate change, scientists say

Protect populous coastlines to fight climate change, scientists say Radical new approach could slash global carbon emissions while increasing fish catch, but experts flag implementation challenges in Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea An ocean protection strategy t...

Your Diet Is Cooking the Planet

Your Diet Is Cooking the Planet But two simple changes can help. What’s for dinner? On a planet wracked by rising seas, expanding deserts, withering biodiversity, and hotter temperatures, that’s a fraught question to answer. Food production accounts for ro...

Climate change: Consumer pose ‘growing threat’ to tropical forests

Climate change: Consumer pose ‘growing threat’ to tropical forests Rising imports in wealthy countries of coffee, cocoa and other products are a “growing threat” to forests in tropical regions according to a new study. Research shows co...

A crisis of values – Salesforce and Unit4 put down roots in forestry to tackle the climate change crisis

A crisis of values – Salesforce and Unit4 put down roots in forestry to tackle the climate change crisis Growing trees isn’t an activity normally associated with technology companies, but this month, two enterprise software leaders have planted the see...

Fighting climate change in the world’s poorest countries

Fighting climate change in the world’s poorest countries In 2020, swarms of desert locusts descended on northern Kenya in the country’s worst locust infestation in 70 years. They ate crops and threatened the food security of 3 million people. Locusts broug...

Africa: Now is the time to unite and prepare for climate action!

Africa: Now is the time to unite and prepare for climate action! The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) will be held this November in Glasgow. The Dasgupta Review, released after the conclusion of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Confer...

Man-made borders threaten wildlife as climate changes

Man-made borders threaten wildlife as climate changes Walls and fences designed to secure national borders could make it difficult for almost 700 mammal species to adapt to climate change, according to new research. The study led by Durham University, UK, is t...

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