CONSERVATION NEWS

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2023 look ahead: Freshwater takes the spotlight

By Mary Kate McCoy

January 17, 2023
From roaring rivers to seasonal springs, freshwater is essential to life on Earth. Yet these ecosystems — and the species within them — tend to be overlooked, receiving only a fraction of the attention and funding dedicated to nature conservation.
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News spotlight: Cities turn to nature to revive their rivers

By Mary Kate McCoy

December 12, 2022
In case you missed it: Around the world, rivers have been treated like repositories of trash and toxic runoff — some so heavily polluted that they caught on fire. Now, cities from Australia to Europe to North America are turning to nature to restore their waterways.
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Nature meets culture: Art exhibit explores Indigenous ‘water defenders’ — and more

By Kiley Price

July 14, 2022
Here's some recent arts and culture news to help bring nature to life, wherever you are.
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Expert: Ending the global water crisis ‘starts in your back yard’

By Kiley Price

January 29, 2021
Conservation News spoke to a Conservation International freshwater scientist about the key differences between the climate crisis and the water crisis — and why we must tap into different solutions for each.
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New science: Saving freshwater species, lessons from China and more

By Kiley Price

November 12, 2020
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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