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Expert: To prevent pandemics like COVID-19, 'take care of nature'

By Kiley Price

March 27, 2020
Conservation News spoke to renowned ecologist and Conservation International scientist Lee Hannah about how giving nature space could help curb future disease outbreaks.
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To stop climate catastrophe, look to soil: study

By Kiley Price

March 18, 2020
Conservation News spoke to the co-author of a groundbreaking new study reports that the secret to sustainable agriculture lies in the soil — or more specifically, in the carbon stored in the soil.
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Study: Protecting tropics could save half of species on brink

By Kiley Price

February 26, 2020
Conservation News spoke to the lead author of a groundbreaking new study that offers a solution to save more than half of the world's species that are at risk of extinction, while slowing climate change.
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Time for a tropical carbon tax, experts say

By Kiley Price

February 13, 2020
In a recent article, Conservation International's executive vice president explained how a tax on carbon could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions while protecting nature.
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Study: Climate breakdown is moving the farming frontier

By Bruno Vander Velde

February 12, 2020
A new study finds that as climate change forces agriculture to higher latitude areas such as Russia and Canada, there is potential to release 177 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere — the equivalent of over a century of U.S. carbon emissions.
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