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Tree cover in Stanley Park has increased significantly since 2006 windstorm, study shows

A 10-year study by the Stanley Park Ecology Society shows a significant increase in the tree canopy of Vancouver's biggest park, which, its authors say, highlights a recovery from the windstorm of 2006, when thousands of trees were destroyed.
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Climate

California heat wave prompts power shutdowns, fire danger

More than 50,000 California utility customers are without power because of a fall heat wave that has brought another round of extreme wildfire danger.
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Children

Greener play areas boost children’s immune systems, research finds

Children whose outdoor play areas were transformed from gravel yards to mini-forests showed improved immune systems within a month, research has shown.

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Muere Mario Molina, el Nobel que descubrió el peligro del agujero en la capa de ozono

El artículo científico publicado en 'Nature' por Mario Molina y Frank Sherwood fue decisivo para la regulación estricta de los gases CFC.

Toxics

Birds sang softer, but sounded louder during COVID-19 pandemic shutdown

When businesses started closing because of the pandemic this spring, many joked that nature was reclaiming the land. It turns out that's kind of right.

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Biodiversity

Murder hornets: Washington state officials are trying to find their nest before “slaughter phase.”

Washington state officials are on a frantic search to find the hornets’ nest before they start destroying honeybee hives.
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Justice

Nature organizations say they’re working to reach out to Black environmentalists. Go deeper, expert says

Robert Bullard said that major nature organizations need to acknowledge that "the environment" should mean more than just untouched wilderness. It's also where people live, work, play, worship and learn.

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Toxics

Planning overhaul in England will damage nature, environmentalists warn

Radical changes to planning rules in England will damage nature, increase air pollution and leave local people with no say on protecting urban wildlife corridors, environmental charities say.

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Climate

Zeke Hausfather And Andrew Dessler: Global warming's impact -  not worst-case but still deadly, if we don't act

If carbon emissions continue increasing, we could end up tripling rather than just doubling atmospheric carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere by the end of the 21st century.
Climate

We could save trillions by paying for nature-based pandemic prevention

We know pandemics come from interactions between humans and wildlife. Nature-based pandemic prevention measures could protect us in the future, as long as we fund them adequately.
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Energy

Polar bear moms stick to their dens even faced with life-threatening dangers like oil exploration

A new study has found that mother bears are unlikely to abandon their dens when they are disturbed - for example, by fossil fuel companies' exploration for new sources of oil - even if the disturbance is life-threatening.

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Toxics

Coronavirus: World treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN

The number of "zoonotic" epidemics is rising, with the root cause being the destruction of nature by humans and the growing demand for meat, according to the authors of a UN report.

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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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