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: New satellite offers view into nearly all of Earth’s waters

By Emma Cummings-Krueger

January 3, 2023
In case you missed it: As climate change drives sea level rise, and more extreme droughts and floods, understanding the world’s water patterns is increasingly important. Luckily, scientists are coming up with new ways to adapt. The latest: satellites.
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In Madagascar, rush for precious stones threatens a precious forest

By Bruno Vander Velde

April 4, 2017
The recent “sapphire rush” in Madagascar poses an urgent and destructive threat to the nation’s forests and people.
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