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Up, up and away — with jet fuel powered by food scraps: 3 stories you may have missed

By Vanessa Bauza

March 22, 2021
In case you missed it: Fuel made from food scraps could slash the aviation industry’s carbon footprint, bottom trawling is wiping out marine biodiversity and releasing carbon, and scientists are searching for answers after a spike in manatee deaths in Florida.
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New NASA maps will help Liberia chart course for a sustainable future

By Kiley Price

March 17, 2021
In partnership with Conservation International and NASA, the government of Liberia recently mapped the country’s diverse ecosystems — from lush forests to coastal mangroves — and analyzed how they have changed over time.
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Without Indigenous participation, climate goals will ‘sink’: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

March 16, 2021
In case you missed it: Climate change and human activities threaten to submerge coastal cities, experts agree that Indigenous peoples must have more opportunities for participation in decision-making processes at global environmental negotiations, and heat and humidity in the tropics could soon...
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Study: Too often, COVID recovery comes at nature’s expense

By Kiley Price

March 11, 2021
A new study found that more countries undermined rather than supported nature in decisions made after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as their national pandemic recovery policies.
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Don’t ‘overthink’ carbon removal: 3 stories you may have missed

By Bruno Vander Velde

March 9, 2021
In case you missed it: Newly proposed legislation could help limit imports that fuel illegal deforestation around the world, a political philosopher shares his thoughts on carbon removal and a new report finds that freshwater ecosystems are increasingly threatened.
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