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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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Dead wood is ‘having a moment’: 3 stories you may have missed

By Bruno Vander Velde

May 3, 2021
In case you missed it: Lumber prices are soaring, an increasingly popular source of energy is coming under fire and a scientist is working to breed plants that could store more carbon.
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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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