CONSERVATION NEWS

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Sustainable agriculture, fish apartments, drying peatlands: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

October 28, 2019
In case you missed it: Sustainable agriculture could start absorbing carbon emissions by 2050, an artificial floating island could help protect marine life and peatlands — which store massive amounts of carbon — are drying up.
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Deforestation in the Amazon, fuel-efficient futures, shark by-catch: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

July 29, 2019
In case you missed it: Deforestation rates in the Amazon exponentially increasing, four major automakers signed a deal with California to increase fuel-efficiency standards and sharks have little refuge from the dangers of bycatch.
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Forests and facts: 5 things to know about a gloomy new study

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 29, 2017
According to a new study, the world’s tropical forests are in such poor shape that they are emitting more climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than they absorb.
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What on Earth is the ‘carbon budget’?

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 20, 2017
In this installment of “What on Earth?” we explore the “carbon budget” — what it is, why it’s important, and how a new study about it is making waves.
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My ‘aha!’ moment: A day in the life of an illegal logger

By Natasha Calderwood

March 17, 2017
How a summer in the Peruvian Amazon led Natasha Calderwood to shift her career path toward conservation.
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