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Heat-related deaths, Indigenous climate plans, struggling soils: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

December 7, 2020
In case you missed it: Heat-related deaths are skyrocketing due to climate change, traditional knowledge is helping Native American tribes protect nature in the Pacific northwest of the United States and destructive farming is threatening the health of soil around the world.
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Indigenous leaders: To tackle climate change, ‘we must first address racial inequality’

By Kiley Price

August 6, 2020
For insight into how Indigenous peoples are fighting for their lands during lockdown — while simultaneously addressing deep-rooted racial inequality — Conservation News tapped two Indigenous leaders at Conservation International.
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‘Murder hornets,’ extreme heat, indigenous expertise: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

May 11, 2020
In case you missed it: "Murder hornets" could decimate bee populations in North America, a new study projects that billions of people could live in areas with "unsuitably hot" conditions by 2070 and the former president of Colombia urges humanity to listen to indigenous peoples for effective...
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For Indigenous peoples, pandemic poses unique risks

By Kiley Price

April 14, 2020
In a recent article, the director of Conservation International's Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Program explained why the COVID-19 pandemic affirms the need to respect the rights of Indigenous peoples.
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To save Hawaiian fisheries, scientists look to locals for answers

By Sophie Bertazzo

February 22, 2017
Two new studies reveal that when it comes to managing fish populations, traditional knowledge can be as important as science.
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