CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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3 ways to prevent the next pandemic with nature, according to science

By Kiley Price

July 23, 2020
A new study published today in Science outlines a groundbreaking plan to decrease the risk of future pandemics by 27 percent or more — with a 10-year investment that is 50 times less than the cost of coronavirus response efforts to date.
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Environmental setbacks, rock dust, lemur loss, temperature rise: 4 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

July 13, 2020
In case you missed it: Scientists say permanent changes to society are crucial to limiting global emissions, an innovative farming technique could drastically reduce emissions, one-third of lemur species are on the brink of extinction and new data revealed that global temperatures are rising faster...
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Expert: COVID, climate change create ‘perfect storm’ for Amazon fires

By Kiley Price

July 7, 2020
A year after unprecedented fires ravaged the Amazon, the latest data indicate the world’s largest rainforest faces an even higher risk of fires in 2020.
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Record-breaking heat, coronavirus waste, new species: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

June 30, 2020
In case you missed it: The Russian Arctic recently experienced its hottest day ever recorded, discarded COVID-19 protective gear is polluting the world’s oceans and researchers recently uncovered two new monkey species in Southeast Asia.
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Conservationists: Despite pandemic, ‘there is still work to do’

By Kiley Price

June 24, 2020
Conservation News asked three conservationists to explain their new realities during the COVID-19 pandemic — and why saving nature is really about saving ourselves.
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