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‘Audacious’ reforestation effort grows in Brazil

By Bruno Vander Velde

February 7, 2023
A bold initiative to regrow 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon has made substantial progress despite some unexpected hurdles, according to an upcoming report.
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News spotlight: How does your diet affect the environment?

By Will McCarry

February 6, 2023
In case you missed it: Every bite of food we eat comes with an environmental cost. But not every diet is created equal. A new tool illustrates the toll our food system takes on nature — comparing dietary staples like meat, fish, dairy, eggs and grains.
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News spotlight: Ice sheet warming at highest rate in 1,000 years

By Mary Kate McCoy

January 30, 2023
In case you missed it: One of the coldest regions of the planet is experiencing its highest temperatures in at least a millennium. While grim, the findings are in line with what’s becoming clearer and clearer — Earth’s frozen regions are steadily warming.
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2023 look ahead: Funding critical commitments to nature

By Mary Kate McCoy

January 26, 2023
The recent United Nations biodiversity and climate summits ended with major commitments for stemming climate change and stopping the loss of biodiversity. As nations now turn to implementing these ambitious goals, there’s one persistent sticking point: funding.
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News Spotlight: Indigenous land stewardship key to preserving Amazon carbon sinks

By Matthew Ribel

January 23, 2023
In case you missed it: The Amazon is the ecological jewel of the world, home to nearly 400 billion trees and 10,000 species at risk of extinction. It’s also the world’s largest terrestrial carbon sink. Yet a new report shows those climate benefits are not uniformly distributed.
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