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CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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What on Earth is ‘climate adaptation’?

By Kiley Price, Mary Kate McCoy

November 9, 2022
From “blue carbon” to “ecosystem services,” environmental jargon is everywhere these days. Conservation International looks to make sense of it in an occasional explainer series. In this installment, we explore “climate adaptation.”
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News spotlight: UN report concludes climate adaptation is 'too little, too slow’

By Max Marcovitch

November 7, 2022
Climate risks are growing, but global efforts to adapt to them are not keeping pace. That’s the big-picture takeaway from a new United Nations report, which underscores the funding needed by developing nations to reduce their exposure to climate disasters.
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News spotlight: Report finds striking rise in methane emissions

By Mary Kate McCoy

October 31, 2022
More methane is being pumped into the atmosphere than ever before, according to a new study from the World Meteorological Organization. The rapid acceleration is threatening to hamper efforts to curb climate change.
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News spotlight: What happened to Alaska’s snow crabs? Scientists have a few leads.

By Mary Kate McCoy

October 25, 2022
Deep in the frigid east Bering Sea, snow crabs have historically flourished — supporting Alaska’s $160 million annual crabbing industry. Yet state officials recently sent shockwaves across the industry when they announced there would be no snow crab season this year for the first time.
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News spotlight: Traditional mud buildings could keep a capital cool

By Matthew Ribel

July 11, 2022
In case you missed it: Mudslinging is on the rise in the Senegalese city of Dakar.
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