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August 14, 2020



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Study Predicts Millions of Unsellable Homes Could Upend Market

Millions of American homes could become unsellable - or could be sold at significant losses to their senior-citizen owners - between now and 2040, according to new ...

New Global Study Shows 'Best of the Last' Tropical Forests Urgently Need Protection

The world's 'best of the last' tropical forests are at significant risk of being lost, according to a new article. Of these pristine forests that ...

Half the Earth Relatively Intact from Global Human Influence

If we act quickly and decisively, there is a slim window in which we can still conserve roughly half of Earth's land in a relatively intact state, a new study ...

Scientists Warn Against 'Greenwashing' of Global Coastal Developments

An international team of scientists has said the artificial structures and reclaimed land that are now commonplace in coastal urban areas all over the world are often poor surrogates for the natural ...
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Preventing the Next Pandemic

A new article shows that an annual investment of $30 billion should be enough to offset the costs of preventing another global pandemic such as ...

Land Rights Essential to Protect Biodiversity and Indigenous Cultures

New research argues that legally protected large territories in Brazil are crucial to protect biodiversity and provide essential conditions for indigenous populations to maintain their traditional ...

Thousands of Miles of Planned Asian Roads Threaten the Heart of Tiger Habitat

Nearly 15,000 miles of new Asian roads will be built in tiger habitat by mid-century, deepening the big cat's extinction risk and highlighting the need for bold new conservation measures now, ...

Conservation Goals May Be Stymied by a Lack of Land for Biodiversity Offsetting

Developers may struggle to find enough land to offset the biodiversity impacts of future development, according to a new ...

Climate Change May Push Some Species to Higher Elevations -- And out of Harm's Way

A new study reveals that mountain-dwelling species fleeing warming temperatures by retreating to higher elevations may find refuge from reduced human ...

Big Data Reveals We're Running out of Time to Save Environment and Ourselves

The use of big data can help scientists' chart not only the degradation of the environment but can be part of the solution to achieve sustainability, according to a new commentary ...

Expansion of World's Cities Creating 'New Ecological Niches' for Infectious Diseases

New research highlights how urban expansion is creating the conditions for infectious diseases to emerge and spread around the world by blurring the classical boundaries between city, suburb, and ...

Protecting the High Seas: Identify Biodiversity Hotspots

Researchers use big data to identify biodiversity hotspots that could become the first generation of high seas marine protected ...

More Pavement, More Problems

Think your daily coffee, boutique gym membership and airport lounge access cost a lot? There may be an additional, hidden cost to those luxuries of urban living, says a new study: more flooding. For ...

Ecosystem Services Are Not Constrained by Borders

What do chocolate, migratory birds, flood control and pandas have in common? Many countries benefit from ecosystem services provided outside their nations. This can happen through economic ...

Worldwide Urban Expansion Causing Problems

As cities physically expanded worldwide between 1970 and 2010, the population in those cities became less dense, according to a new ...

Renewable Energy Developments Threaten Biodiverse Areas

More than 2000 renewable energy facilities are built in areas of environmental significance and threaten the natural habitats of plant and animal species across the globe. A research team mapped the ...

Crop Diversity Can Buffer the Effects of Climate Change

Researchers found that farms with diverse crops planted together provide more secure, stable habitats for wildlife and are more resilient to climate change than the single-crop standard that ...

Comparisons of Organic and Conventional Agriculture Need to Be Better, Say Researchers

The environmental effects of agriculture and food are hotly debated. But the most widely used method of analysis often tends to overlook vital factors, such as biodiversity, soil quality, pesticide ...

Sensory Danger Zones: How Sensory Pollution Impacts Animal Survival

A new article presents a framework for understanding how light and noise pollution affects ...

Food Systems Are Fodder for Curbing Cities' Environmental Impacts

Focusing on urbanization as a key driver of environmental change in the 21st century, researchers have created a framework to understand and compare cities' food systems and their effects on ...

Public Health Leaders Call for Coordinated Communication Response to COVID-19

Public health leaders have called for informed and active public policy leadership to employ strategically coordinated health communication and outreach on COVID-19 and other emerging global health ...

More Than 60% of Myanmar's Mangroves Has Been Deforested in the Last 20 Years

New research showed that between 1996 and 2016, substantial mangrove forests have been converted to agricultural use in ...

Fallowing Cattle-Feed Farmland Simplest Way to Alleviate Western U.S. Water Shortage

An important new study finds that irrigated crop production accounts for 86 percent of all water consumed in the western US -- and of all the water used on western farms, by far the largest portion ...

Federally Protected Lands Reduce Habitat Loss and Protect Endangered Species

Using more than 30 years of earth satellite images, scientists at have discovered that habitat loss for imperiled species in the US over this period was more than twice as great on non-protected ...

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