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New coalition aims to help protect oceans on global scale

By Kiley Price

April 20, 2021
A new alliance is on a mission to advance the conservation of 18 million square kilometers (7 million square miles) of ocean — an area twice the size of the continental United States — over the next five years.
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As digital currencies surge, so do their carbon footprints: 3 stories you may have missed

By Vanessa Bauza

April 19, 2021
In case you missed it: The recent boom in digital currencies is raising awareness of their environmental toll, the pandemic offers lessons for fighting climate change and more affordable clean energy means emissions are dropping as some economies grow.
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When COVID flattened tourism, carbon credits kept these African hills ‘green’

By Kiley Price

April 13, 2021
The pandemic cratered ecotourism in Africa last year, depriving local communities of life-sustaining revenues. However, the people of Chyulu Hills in southeast Kenya were able to tell a different story — and make a number of investments toward their futures. Here's how.
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To prevent pandemics, new plan must invest in nature: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 12, 2021
In case you missed it: Protecting nature is key to preventing future pandemics, underwater odors could provide hints to healthier coral reefs, and lightning storms may fuel climate change in the Arctic.
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As pandemic pounded Peru, one region thrived on coffee, carbon

By Vanessa Bauza

April 9, 2021
Across Peru, the COVID-19 pandemic has left millions without jobs. But in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest, where the Amazon meets the Andes, coffee farmers were spared much of the economic devastation that gripped Peru’s cities and towns.
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