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The problem with white climate anxiety: 3 stories you may have missed

By Bruno Vander Velde

April 5, 2021
In case you missed it: A professor of environmental studies shares why “climate anxiety” is a largely white phenomenon, a new report suggests that securing the land rights of Indigenous communities across Latin America and the Caribbean could reap major climate benefits at low costs, and the world...
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Don’t ‘overthink’ carbon removal: 3 stories you may have missed

By Bruno Vander Velde

March 9, 2021
In case you missed it: Newly proposed legislation could help limit imports that fuel illegal deforestation around the world, a political philosopher shares his thoughts on carbon removal and a new report finds that freshwater ecosystems are increasingly threatened.
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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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