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To stop climate catastrophe, look to soil: study

By Kiley Price

March 18, 2020
Conservation News spoke to the co-author of a groundbreaking new study reports that the secret to sustainable agriculture lies in the soil — or more specifically, in the carbon stored in the soil.
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If coronavirus halts climate convenings, ‘we must find other avenues for progress’

By Kiley Price

March 11, 2020
As the deadly coronavirus spreads, climate experts fear that it could derail many of the major global climate negotiations — but there is a silver lining.
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Despite dire headlines, ‘it would be a mistake to write off tropical forests’

By Will Turner, Ph.D.

March 6, 2020
Despite dire headlines, tropical forests are still among our best allies to fight climate change, an expert explains.
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Study: Protecting tropics could save half of species on brink

By Kiley Price

February 26, 2020
Conservation News spoke to the lead author of a groundbreaking new study that offers a solution to save more than half of the world's species that are at risk of extinction, while slowing climate change.
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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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