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Dead wood is ‘having a moment’: 3 stories you may have missed

By Bruno Vander Velde

May 3, 2021
In case you missed it: Lumber prices are soaring, an increasingly popular source of energy is coming under fire and a scientist is working to breed plants that could store more carbon.
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Ariel view of mountains in Alaska's Aleutian Islands
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Climate summit sets high ambitions — now action must follow

By Kiley Price

April 30, 2021
Reestablishing itself as a leader in the fight against climate change, the United States — one of the world’s top emitters — made a bold pledge last week to roughly halve its greenhouse gas emissions relative to 2005 levels by 2030.
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In fishing industry, women face hidden hardships: study

By Kiley Price

April 29, 2021
According to a recent study, women are facing hidden hardships throughout seafood supply chains around the world.
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Humanity needs nature to prevent ‘chaotic’ climate change: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 26, 2021
In case you missed it: Nature is critical to tackling climate change, air pollution is threatening nearly half the U.S. population and monsoons in India could become more erratic and severe as climate change accelerates.
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New coalition aims to help protect oceans on global scale

By Kiley Price

April 20, 2021
A new alliance is on a mission to advance the conservation of 18 million square kilometers (7 million square miles) of ocean — an area twice the size of the continental United States — over the next five years.
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