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Finally, some good news: 3 stories you may have missed

By Bruno Vander Velde

June 7, 2021
In case you missed it: The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has paused oil drilling in a protected area in the Arctic, there is a growing global push to repatriate lands to their native owners and more.
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Protect nature or risk future pandemics, expert warns

By Kiley Price

May 27, 2021
Conservation International's new pandemic prevention fellow recently discussed how his experience chasing infectious diseases and leading NYC's COVID contact tracing program has shown him why human health depends on the health of the planet.
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As digital currencies surge, so do their carbon footprints: 3 stories you may have missed

By Vanessa Bauza

April 19, 2021
In case you missed it: The recent boom in digital currencies is raising awareness of their environmental toll, the pandemic offers lessons for fighting climate change and more affordable clean energy means emissions are dropping as some economies grow.
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To prevent pandemics, new plan must invest in nature: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 12, 2021
In case you missed it: Protecting nature is key to preventing future pandemics, underwater odors could provide hints to healthier coral reefs, and lightning storms may fuel climate change in the Arctic.
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In Bolivian Andes, new protected area offers ‘a breath of fresh air’

By Kiley Price

March 25, 2021
With support from Conservation International, the municipality of Guanay in Bolivia established a law to protect one-third of its land.
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