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Top U.S. and European officials coming to Pittsburgh for trade meeting

The initiative formed earlier this year as part of a larger commitment to work together on efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for public health crises, as well as fight against climate change, environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.

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Tampa Bay loses 6,350 acres of seagrass over past two years

The numbers provided to the Hillsborough Environmental Protection Commission are worse than estimates in April.
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Teaching machines to ID birdsongs to save imperiled species

The first publicly available soundscape recordings of bird sounds with more than 16000 annotations will help teach computer models to identify bird species.


Rita Wong: At Fairy Creek, the real emergency is the climate emergency

We’re all stuck breathing the same smoky air, even the RCMP in their thin-blue-line patches.
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LED streetlights decimating moth numbers in England

"Eco-friendly" LED streetlights produce even worse light pollution for insects than the traditional sodium bulbs they are replacing, a study has found.

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Birds' eye size predicts vulnerability to habitat loss

A lost “treasure trove” of bird samples reveals how eye shape changes with environment

An ancient era of global warming could hint at our scorching future

Fifty-five million years ago, Earth’s thermostat shot up—and life dramatically changed. Here’s what history can teach us about our modern temperature surge.
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Dung beetles lose their way as lit up skies drown out their compasses

Across parts of South Africa the sight of the Milky Way splashed across the heavens has become a thing of the past, and for some insects this is a problem.


Can a new way to measure tropical rainforest vulnerability help save them?

A team of top scientists, brought together by the National Geographic Society, built an index to detect which forests need urgent help.

Climate change responsible for recent decline of eastern monarch butterflies

The population of eastern monarch butterflies has been dropping steadily for decades, with some estimates suggesting their numbers are just 20 percent of what they once were. According to a new study, climate change is the biggest driver.

Land grabbers: The growing assault on Brazil's Indigenous areas

Under President Jair Bolsonaro, illegal miners, loggers and ranchers are invading and occupying ever-larger amounts of Indigenous territory. Brazil’s original inhabitants are increasingly opposing these incursions, leading to conflicts and a surge in killings of local activists.

Biden reverses Trump rule on northern spotted owl habitat in Oregon, restoring protections

The threatened owl lives in the Pacific Northwest and has long been a symbol of the fight between environmentalists and loggers.

The health and climate consequences of the American food system cost three times as much as the food itself

A new report provides a roadmap to creating a post-pandemic food system with greater fairness, fewer adverse climate impacts and better health outcomes.

For Africa’s great apes, even ‘best-case’ climate change will decimate habitat

The triple whammy of the climate crisis, growing human population, and the clearing of wild areas could see Africa's great apes lose 94% of their suitable living areas by 2050, researchers calculate.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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