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Coronavirus chaos, coal collapse, permafrost thaw: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

May 27, 2020
In case you missed it: Conservation International’s Executive Vice President urges countries to strengthen protections for nature during coronavirus lockdowns, the U.S. is projected to generate more electricity from renewable power than from coal for the first time and thawing permafrost could...
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Pandemic crippling small-scale fishing worldwide, study finds

By Kiley Price

May 26, 2020
Conservation News spoke to Conservation International’s Dr. Elena Finkbeiner, about her new paper that analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on small-scale fisheries — and what must happen to pave the road to recovery.
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Tsunami threats, heat-tolerant corals, COVID-19 and plastic: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

May 18, 2020
In case you missed it: A melting glacier could trigger one of the most devastating tsunamis in Alaska’s history, heat-tolerant algae could help save the world’s coral reefs, and countries and businesses are rolling back their commitments to reduce plastic consumption.
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‘Murder hornets,’ extreme heat, indigenous expertise: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

May 11, 2020
In case you missed it: "Murder hornets" could decimate bee populations in North America, a new study projects that billions of people could live in areas with "unsuitably hot" conditions by 2070 and the former president of Colombia urges humanity to listen to indigenous peoples for effective...
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On the set of "My Africa," a virtual reality film set in Northern Kenya.
Georgina Goodwin

Conservation in pop culture: a virtual safari, women trailblazers and more

By Kiley Price

May 6, 2020
Until self-quarantine ends, here are new shows, podcasts and more that can help bring nature to life for you, wherever you are.
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