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  • Give farmers, citizens key role in Kenya food system
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Achieving food and nutrition security is an international and national goal. Goal 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) seeks to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.
  • Illegal sewage discharge in English rivers 10 times higher than official data suggests
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Water companies are being allowed to unlawfully discharge raw sewage into rivers at a scale at least 10 times greater than Environment Agency prosecutions indicate, according to analysis to be presented to the government.
  • Trees, Plants and Soil Could Help Cities Cut Their Carbon Footprints - When Used Smartly
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Newswise - Cities and nations around the globe are shooting for carbon neutrality, with some experts already talking about the need to ultimately reach carbon negativity. Carbon footprint declarations are used to ease product selection for low carbon building, but these standards don't yet exist for green elements like soil, bushes and plants.
  • A more warmer globe - Climate change and oxygen level
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    The globe is now more than 1? Celsius warmer than it was before industrialisation, and it is on course to be about 3 degrees warmer.
  • Understanding the new 'normal': putting climate change into perspective
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    What does it mean when someone tells us that this spring has been unusually cold? How should we interpret the news that snowfall from the past winter was not typical? In fact, what is perceived as normal depends on perspective, writes Andreas Hoy.
  • Climate change is making ocean waves more powerful, threatening to erode many coastlines
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Sea level rise isn't the only way climate change will devastate the coast. Our research, published today, found it is also making waves more powerful, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Livestock key to combatting climate change in Kyrgyzstan
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Food systems that include livestock offer unique opportunities in terms of food security, environmental health and climate action. Hundreds of millions of people around the world depend on livestock for their livelihoods, and livestock-based systems are key to helping many producers adapt to the changing climate.
  • How Human Nature Can Combat Climate Change
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that we will conquer the virus by focusing on a common goal, cooperating, and allowing people the freedom to innovate. We will overcome the threat of global warming the same way.
  • Human-driven climate change only half the picture for krill
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    In the heart of their Antarctic habitat, krill populations are projected to decline about 30% this century due to widespread negative effects from human-driven climate change.
  • The power of coexistence
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Today, 14 June, a herd of 100 elephants march on London's Royal Parks, where they will roam until 23 July, raising awareness of the critical importance of coexistence between humankind and wildlife.
  • Restoration of African drylands key to economic growth
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    On June 2 and 3, more than 7,000 delegates gathered for the first digital conference on African Drylands. The virtual summit was organized by Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) where speakers and participants deliberated on the efficacy of drylands in Africa, and the importance of involving communities in sustaining them.
  • Vincent Sweeney | Latin America and Caribbean must commit to restoring ecosystems
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Attempts to reverse the ongoing degradation of ecosystems in the Caribbean, largely due to human activity, have been consistently coming up short. In establishing a 10-year action plan, ministers for the environment in the region have committed themselves to goals aligned with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
  • Irrigation dams threaten Thailand's tiger forests, say conservationists
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    A plan to construct seven dams in one of mainland Southeast Asia's last intact forest systems could cause widespread habitat loss and sever important wildlife corridors, activists warn.
  • Costa Rica May Become a Pioneer in Reforestation of Fruit Trees
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Surely you have ever heard or read, that he who perseveres achieves, and that perseverance is a fundamental key in all purposes. The aforementioned is applicable to everything you want to do, it is part of the day to day, like the air we breathe.
  • Biodiversity, Cultures and Languages
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    The story of the wonders of light is unending. On earth, this story of light begins with photosynthesis, a phenomenon transforming light into life, and spells out as a fascinating diversity of life everywhere and at all levels: on land, in soils, in waters, and at ecosystem, species and genetic levels. Evolution of human species is yet another wonder of light - wonder of all wonders! Human race is one, but tremendous diversity exists within the race spread over diverse geographical regions.
  • Government sets out commitments to biodiversity and sustainability in G7 Nature Compact
    [released on: 11/06/2021]
    G7 leaders have agreed commitments to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030, and tackle deforestation, marine litter and illegal wildlife trade.
  • G7 leaders agree environmental commitments
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    At the G7 Leaders' Summit in Cornwall, countries have come together and agreed a shared G7 Nature Compact. This is a key agreement which brings G7 countries together to address the most pressing international and interlinked challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change. Leaders have also agreed to review progress against the Nature Compact to ensure delivery of its 2030 vision.
  • G7 Summit Leaders Told: Stop Crowd-Funding Catastrophe
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    The leaders of the world's richest nations have been told to immediately end support for fossil fuels and other planet-killing practices as the G7 summit meets today.
  • G7 to agree tough measures on burning coal to tackle climate change
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    World leaders meeting in Cornwall are to adopt strict measures on coal-fired power stations as part of the battle against climate change. The G7 group will promise to move away from coal plants, unless they have technology to capture carbon emissions.
  • All hot air: UK commits to climate action but not to new funding
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Boris Johnson has set out his intention to "build back better for the world", to protect the natural environment and wildlife, and tackle the climate crisis, at the G7 summit in Cornwall. But he committed no new funds to the initiative, and other G7 leaders showed little sign of coming forward with the cash commitments that campaigners said were needed to help developing countries cope with the climate emergency.
  • The challenge for G7 leaders: vaccinate the world and be bolder on climate
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    As G7 leaders meet, the costs of not acting on public health, climate and biodiversity loss are now becoming far higher than the costs of acting.
  • Boris Johnson confirms G7 to donate one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by end of 2022
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    The G7 nations have agreed to distribute globally more than a billion vaccines against the coronavirus between now and the end of 2022 in the hope of eradicating the pandemic, Boris Johnson announced on Sunday.
  • What Will Bridge The Gap Between G7 Climate Ambitions And Action?
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    At the G7 summit the White House announced the Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership, a 'climate-friendly' initiative intended to fund the $40 trillion infrastructure gap in low- and middle-income countries.
  • David Attenborough warns G7 leaders face biggest climate change decisions in history
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    G7 leaders face some of the most important decisions in human history as they tackle the climate change crisis, Sir David Attenborough said as the summit in Cornwall draws to a close.
  • South Africa commits to helping fight climate change
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    South Africa's president has told the G7 summit that his country is determined to contribute its fair share towards the global effort to address climate change challenges.
  • CITES Parties gather online to review new tool to boost government-led efforts to reduce demand for illegally sourced wildlife
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    The demand for illegal wildlife products is one of the leading causes for the decline of many species, including elephants, rhinoceroses, great apes, marine turtles, pangolins, and tigers, but also less known species of flora and fauna such as cycads, rosewoods, seahorses, tortoises, parrots, ungulates.
  • Expert: Climate protection policy does not have a negative economic impact
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    The benefits of strict climate policies are often underestimated in public debate, while the costs are generally overestimated, says Lucas Bretschger. Climate protection does not have a negative impact on economic development.
  • Plastic rafting: the invasive species hitching a ride on ocean litter
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Japan's 2011 tsunami was catastrophic, killing nearly 16,000 people, destroying homes and infrastructure, and sweeping an estimated 5m tons of debris out to sea.
  • Lakshadweep Islands At Risk of Losing Land Due to Rising Sea Levels: Study
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    The 35 islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago are at risk of land erosion and being inundated due to rising sea levels, according to new climate change projections.
  • Australia joins global biodiversity alliance
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    The Australian Conservation Foundation has welcomed the Morrison government's recognition of the need for a strong global agreement at this year's UN biodiversity conference with its decision to join the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People.
  • Little by little
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Protection is all the more effective when it is carried out by local people and by working all together. Our Coral Guardian pilot project around Hatamin Island in Indonesia is a success, with eight local people working full time for the project.
  • Pacific islanders likely found Antarctica first: study
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Polynesian seafarers likely reached Antarctica hundreds of years before the Western explorers usually credited with discovering the frozen continent, a new study has concluded.
  • Irish potato famine pathogen stoked outbreaks on six continents
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    North Carolina State University researchers continue to track the evolution of different strains of the plant pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, which set down roots in the United States before attacking Europe.
  • Into the belly of the bee: A closer look at bees' gut microbes
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Environmental bacteria and fungi that end up in the belly of honeybees may be essential to their survival in a changing world as bee populations dwindle due to pesticides, poor nutrition, habitat destruction and declining genetic diversity.
  • Sex organs of baobab flowers solve puzzle of trees that bear more fruit
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Baobabs are the mainstay of rural communities in some parts of Africa-they provide food in the form of leaves that are cooked like spinach, and large oval fruit which are rich in vitamin C. Oils are extracted from the crushed seeds (used in the cosmetic industry), and bark may be used for making rope.
  • Barks in the night lead to the discovery of new species
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    The raucous calls of tree hyraxes-small, herbivorous mammals-reverberate through the night in the forests of West and Central Africa, but their sound differs depending on the location.
  • Two rare Javan rhino calves spotted in Indonesia
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Two Javan rhinoceros calves have been spotted at an Indonesian national park, offering a rare sighting of one of the world's most endangered mammals.
  • Why the world's most fertile fishing ground is facing a 'unique and dire' threat
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    Since long before the steel-hulled fishing boats from foreign countries arrived in the South Pacific its people have had their own systems for sharing the ocean's catches.
  • How Giving Native Americans Their Land Back Helps Protect Nature
    [released on: 14/06/2021]
    In 1908 the U.S. government seized some 18,000 acres of land from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to create the National Bison Range in the heart of their reservation in the mountain-ringed Mission Valley of western Montana.