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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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Study: Could the Amazon become ground zero for the world’s next pandemic?

By Kiley Price

March 24, 2021
If deforestation continues to accelerate, the Amazon could be at risk of becoming ground zero for the world’s next pandemic, according to a study published today.
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Study: Too often, COVID recovery comes at nature’s expense

By Kiley Price

March 11, 2021
A new study found that more countries undermined rather than supported nature in decisions made after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as their national pandemic recovery policies.
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