CONSERVATION NEWS

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As humanity misses wildlife targets, ‘time is now’ to reverse course

By Kiley Price

September 15, 2020
Humanity is falling short on its commitments to protect wildlife, a new report finds, outlining urgent steps needed to stave off environmental collapse.
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Malaria surge, eco-friendly concrete, Indigenous territories: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

August 17, 2020
In case you missed it: Deforestation driven by mining has caused a spike in malaria throughout Brazil's Indigenous lands, a new eco-friendly concrete could help slow climate change and minimize the impact of coastal development on marine life, and granting land rights to Indigenous peoples is...
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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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Racial inequality and flooding, tropical forest loss, extinction acceleration: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

June 9, 2020
In case you missed it: Increased flooding disproportionately impacts communities with high Black populations, a new report found that tropical forest destruction increased in 2019 and recent research revealed that more species may go extinct within the next 20 years than those lost over the...
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Dying forests, shifting farms, planting 1 trillion trees: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

June 1, 2020
In case you missed it: New research shows that old trees are dying at a rapid rate around the world, scientists stress the importance of keeping existing forests standing to end the climate crisis and the changing climate could disrupt growing conditions for corn and soybeans in the Midwest.
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