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Merkel to youth: Build political support for climate action

Merkel to youth: Build political support for climate action BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands young people’s frustration about the pace of efforts to combat climate change, but is stressing the need to build political major...

Restaurant-Led Ag Effort Aims to Fight Climate Change

Restaurant-Led Ag Effort Aims to Fight Climate Change A nonprofit is working with Boulder County to support regenerative agriculture projects that can help fight climate change. DENVER (AP) — On an early weekday morning in Longmont, the co-owners of the bout...

Small Landowners Are Untapped Heroes in the Fight Against Climate Change

Small Landowners Are Untapped Heroes in the Fight Against Climate Change Forests are fundamentally linked to climate change, both as a cause and a solution. Clearing and mismanagement of forests contribute about 12 percent of global carbon emissions. But fores...

Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know What Is Climate Change? Is It Different From Global Warming? Climate change is actually not a new phenomenon. Scientists have been studying the connection between human activity and the effect on the climate since th...

Nature is Critical to Slowing Climate Change, But It Can Only Do So If We Help It First

Nature is Critical to Slowing Climate Change, But It Can Only Do So If We Help It First Biden’s climate summit highlighted “nature-based solutions,” but political and Indigenous leaders agree Native peoples should lead the way and researchers warn of pit...

Arctic biodiversity at risk as world overshoots climate planetary boundary

Arctic biodiversity at risk as world overshoots climate planetary boundary Today, bowhead whales still transit the fringes of Arctic waters. Polar bears hunt blubbery ringed seals from rafts of ice. And ivory gulls ride gale force winds, plucking juvenile pola...

UMD studies mangrove genetic diversity in Africa to conserve centers of biodiversity

UMD studies mangrove genetic diversity in Africa to conserve centers of biodiversity Collaborative study shows how currents of the Western Indian Ocean create both distinct and related populations for conservation In collaboration with researchers at the Vrije...

Middle East and North Africa: Heatwaves of up to 56 degrees Celsius without climate action

Middle East and North Africa: Heatwaves of up to 56 degrees Celsius without climate action The Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) is a climate change hot spot where summers warm much faster than in the rest of the world. Some parts of the region are al...

Humanity needs nature to prevent ‘chaotic’ climate change: 3 stories you may have missed

Humanity needs nature to prevent ‘chaotic’ climate change: 3 stories you may have missed 1. Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself Nature can help humanity tackle climate change — if we protect it. The story: With the power...

The Geopolitics of Climate Change

The Geopolitics of Climate Change BRUSSELS – The European Union is emerging as the world’s climate trailblazer. Just recently, lawmakers and European governments agreed on the European Climate Law, which anchors our climate-neutrality target in statute. Wi...

More reasons for optimism on climate change than we’ve seen for decades: 2 climate experts explain

More reasons for optimism on climate change than we’ve seen for decades: 2 climate experts explain It’s unusual for researchers who study our catastrophically changing climate to use the words “optimism” and “climate change” in the same sentence. A...

Pakistan explores debt-for-nature scheme to accelerate its 10 billion tree tsunami

Pakistan explores debt-for-nature scheme to accelerate its 10 billion tree tsunami Creditors could grant Pakistan debt relief in exchange for meeting nature restoration targets, under a proposed first-of-its-kind bond Pakistan has one of the largest tree-plant...

‘A hostile environment.’ Brazilian scientists face rising attacks from Bolsonaro’s regime

‘A hostile environment.’ Brazilian scientists face rising attacks from Bolsonaro’s regime Last week, scientists at the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), Brazil’s lead agency for studying and managing the nation’s vast pro...

10 things we learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

10 things we learned about Earth since the last Earth Day The secret to wombat poop, how skies turn orange, and what a cold ocean blob could mean for the climate. This story is part of Down to Earth, a new Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and...

Commit to restoring the planet, UN chief says in message for International Mother Earth Day

Commit to restoring the planet, UN chief says in message for International Mother Earth Day This year’s observation is taking place as the planet is at “a tipping point”, he said, as humanity continues to abuse the natural world. End the war on nature ...

African forest maps reveal areas vulnerable to the effects of climate change

African forest maps reveal areas vulnerable to the effects of climate change An analysis of six million trees reveals spatial patterns in the vulnerability of Central African rainforests to climate change and human activities. The maps generated could be used ...

Climate change could cause ‘irreversible impacts’ to lake ecosystems

Climate change could cause ‘irreversible impacts’ to lake ecosystems New research shows that lake “stratification periods” – a seasonal separation of water into layers – will last longer in a warmer climate. These longer periods of stratification c...

Tech billionaires are obsessed with climate change ? but some question if they’re focusing on the right areas

Tech billionaires are obsessed with climate change — but some question if they’re focusing on the right areas Climate change appears to be high on the agenda for tech billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates but some are questioning whether t...

Prince William urges investment in nature to protect planet and combat climate change

Prince William urges investment in nature to protect planet and combat climate change Britain’s Prince William has underscored the importance of investing in nature to tackle climate change and protect our planet, becoming the latest high profile public figu...

Climate change will hit ‘endemic’ plants and animals the hardest, study warns

Climate change will hit ‘endemic’ plants and animals the hardest, study warns Plants and animals that only live in one region – known as “endemic” species – are expected to be “consistently more adversely impacted” by climate change than their ...

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