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Road to ruin: Informal byways sow seeds of destruction in Colombia's Amazon

The dirt tracks winding through southern Colombia's tangled jungle often mark the beginning of the end for besieged patches of rainforest in this part of the Amazon.
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Health systems urged to develop green cure for fast-rising emissions

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities worldwide can prepare better for both climate change and future pandemics by adopting green technology and cutting planet-heating emissions from their operations and supply chains, health experts say.

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Climate

The making of a 'European Yellowstone'

A major conservation effort is underway in Romania. The goal is a new national park that will rival its American counterparts.
Biodiversity

Poland to resume some logging in ancient Bialowieza forest

Poland will resume some logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest this year, according to documents signed on Tuesday by a government minister, in a move one environmental group called a "spit in the face".
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Climate

Two-thirds of tropical rainforest destroyed or degraded globally, NGO says

Humans have degraded or destroyed roughly two-thirds of the world's original tropical rainforest cover, new data reveals – raising alarm that a key natural buffer against climate change is quickly vanishing.
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Climate

Biden, Brazil and the Amazon

Biden should not hold his breath for Bolsonaro. Rather, the U.S. government and its allies should sidestep, circumvent and, whenever possible, hurdle the obstacles to addressing global warming and deforestation.

Toxics

Fire, drought, beetles ravage German forests, study finds

The condition of German forests has deteriorated to record levels due to fire, drought and a bark beetle infestation, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday, prompting calls from environmental groups for greener policies.
Climate

Alaska thunderstorms could triple if climate trends continue, scientists warn

Alaska may need to brace for more thunderstorms - along with the landslides, floods and wildfires they can bring - if current climate trends continue, a team of scientists warns.

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Climate

Amazon biome hurtles toward death spiral as deforestation jumps in 2020

An area the size of Israel was deforested in the Amazon biome last year as destruction surged 21% in the region spanning nine countries that is home to the world's largest rainforest, according to the Amazon Conservation organization.
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Climate

As floods hit Borneo, Indonesia urged to boost climate action under Paris accord

Deadly floods across parts of Indonesia are a stark reminder of the climate change risks facing the Southeast Asian nation, environmentalists said on Monday, urging the government to be more ambitious in its efforts to cut planet-heating emissions.
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From floods to locusts, 'climate breakdown' cost rich and poor in 2020

Disasters fuelled by weather and climate extremes brought "catastrophic results for millions" across rich and poor nations in 2020, causing thousands of deaths and tens of billions of dollars in losses.

Climate

After fires, Australia gets ready for floods

Just days after bushfires threatened an Australian World Heritage site, thousands were bracing for floods on the subtropical east coast on Sunday, with beaches closed and the authorities urging people to sandbag their homes.
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Climate

Brazil's updated climate plan seen lacking credibility as forests shrink

Continuing large-scale deforestation in Brazil's Amazon region suggests a new government aim to become "carbon neutral" by 2060 lacks credibility, Brazilian scientists have said.

Climate

Feeling the heat? Scientists warn of climate shocks to global health

Heat-related deaths are surging around the world, particularly among older people, scientists said on Thursday, warning of growing pressure on health systems hit hard by COVID-19.

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The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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