CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Potty-training cows to curb climate change: 3 stories you may have missed

By Will McCarry

September 20, 2021
In case you missed it: Bovine potty-training technology could help curb harmful greenhouse gases, extreme weather is leading to more contact between people and animals, and scientists say sprinkling fields with rock dust could make agriculture more climate-friendly.
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Study: Nature has saved us from worst climate impacts — for now

By Kiley Price

September 16, 2021
A new study finds that without Earth’s complex web of terrestrial and marine ecosystems we would already be seeing far more severe climate impacts than we are now.
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Climate change is hurting our health: 3 stories you may have missed

By Vanessa Bauza

September 13, 2021
In case you missed it: Medical experts say global warming is increasingly harmful to human health, a new study finds that the majority of fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground to avoid climate catastrophe and African montane forests store more carbon than scientists previously thought.
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A break for Brazil’s forests: 3 stories you may have missed

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 7, 2021
In case you missed it: The forests that line Brazil’s Atlantic coast are regrowing rapidly, a new list aims to describe the prospect of recovery for endangered species and projects that remove carbon from the atmosphere are growing.
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Study: How years of wildfires have devastated the Amazon

By Kiley Price

September 1, 2021
For the first time, scientists have quantified the impact these fires have had on animals and plants in the Amazon over the past two decades. And according to their new study published today in Nature, these species are suffering — but there is still time to protect them.
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