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Study: Climate breakdown is moving the farming frontier

By Bruno Vander Velde

February 12, 2020
A new study finds that as climate change forces agriculture to higher latitude areas such as Russia and Canada, there is potential to release 177 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere — the equivalent of over a century of U.S. carbon emissions.
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Sustainability expert to top execs: ‘We’ve got to figure out new ways of doing things’

By Kiley Price

February 11, 2020
At a recent conference, Conservation International's corporate sustainability expert advised executives on why protecting nature is good for business.
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U.S. to expand mining in former protected areas: report

By Bruno Vander Velde

February 6, 2020
The U.S. government has recently finalized plans to expand mining and oil drilling in an area of Utah that had once been part of two protected areas.
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3 reasons for climate hope, from the cutting edge of tech and finance

By Kiley Price

February 3, 2020
A look ahead at science, finance and technology in 2020 from Conservation International experts.
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Coronavirus containment, indigenous forestry, bird patrol: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

February 3, 2020
In case you missed it: China announced a temporary ban on its wildlife trade as the deadly coronavirus spreads, indigenous peoples in Africa's Congo Basin fight to protect their land against logging companies and radar-equipped seabirds are helping to track illegal fishing on the high seas.
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