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December 3, 2020

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Marine Fisheries Will Not Offset Farm Losses After Nuclear War

After a nuclear war, wild-catch marine fisheries will not offset the loss of food grown on land, especially if widespread overfishing continues, according to a new study. But effective pre-war ...

To Limit Global Warming, the Global Food System Must Be Reimagined

Fossil fuel burning accounts for the majority of global greenhouse gas emissions, and to the world's credit, several countries are working to reduce their use and the heat-trapping emissions that ...

Broken Promises: Almost 80 Percent of Threatened Species Lack Sufficient Protection

A failure by governments to deliver on commitments under a global nature conservation treaty, the Convention on Biological Diversity, could have ...

Satellite Imaging to Map Groundwater Use in California's Central Valley

Researchers report in a new study a way to improve groundwater monitoring by using a remote sensing technology (known as InSAR), in conjunction with climate and land cover data, to bridge gaps in the ...
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Report Assesses Promises and Pitfalls of Private Investment in Conservation

Scientists, lawyers, investors and economists explore how privately financed conservation projects can generate both financial returns and positive conservation ...

Areas Where the Next Pandemic Could Emerge Are Revealed

A team of experts has incorporated environmental, social and economic considerations -- including air transit centrality -- to identify key areas at risk of leading to the next pandemic. The research ...

After Election: Making the Endangered Species Act More Effective

Following the presidential election, a leading group of scientists are making the case that a 'rule reversal' will not be sufficient to allow the Endangered Species Act to do its job. ...

Most Nations Failing to Protect Nature in COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Plans

The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to reset the global economy and reverse decades of ecosystem and species losses, but most countries are failing to invest in nature-related economic ...

Using the Past to Maintain Future Biodiversity

New research shows that safeguarding species and ecosystems and the benefits they provide for society against future climatic change requires effective solutions which can only be formulated from ...

South African Wildlife Management/conservation Models Do Not Protect Carnivores Equally

Wildlife ecologists reports that the trend toward more reliance on private game farms and reserves to manage and conserve free-ranging carnivores in South Africa is more complicated than it appears - ...

High Human Population Density Negative for Pollinators

Population density, and not the proportion of green spaces, has the biggest impact on species richness of pollinators in residential areas. This is the result of a study from Lund University in ...

Global Forest Restoration and the Importance of Empowering Local Communities

Forest restoration is a crucial element in strategies to mitigate climate change and conserve global biodiversity in the coming decades, and much of the focus is on formerly tree-covered lands in the ...

Big Mammals at Higher Risk of Extinction in World's Poorest Countries

A review, which looks at 81 studies carried out between 1980 and 2020, has found that illegal hunting is causing worrying declines in the big mammal populations of protected areas across the globe, ...

Illegal Trade With Terrestrial Vertebrates in Markets and Households of Laos

Scientists provide the first interdisciplinary assessment of human involvement into the terrestrial vertebrate trade in Laos and its impact on the survival of the local fauna populations. Sixty-six ...

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 provide key services -- including ...

Report Provides New Framework for Understanding Climate Risks, Impacts to US Agriculture

A new report focuses on how agricultural systems are impacted by climate change and offers a list of 20 indicators that provide a broad look at what's happening across the ...

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 ...

Climate Scientists Increasingly Ignore Ecological Role of Indigenous Peoples

In their zeal to promote the importance of climate change as an ecological driver, climate scientists increasingly are ignoring the profound role that indigenous peoples played in fire and vegetation ...

Nitrogen Pollution Policies Around the World Lag Behind Scientific Knowledge

National and regional policies aimed at addressing pollution fueled by nitrogen lag behind scientific knowledge of the ...

Ecosystem Degradation Could Raise Risk of Pandemics

Environmental destruction may make pandemics more likely and less manageable, new research ...

New Species Extinction Target Proposed for Global Nature Rescue Plan

A scientist proposes a prominent political target to give discussions of species conservation more vigor. Together with a group of experts from other research institutions, he proposes to limit ...

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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