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Climate change adaptation; environmental conservation; protecting biodiversity—this page covers the trends and news that will shape the future of our shared environment.

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https://www.wired.com/story/trees-plants-nature-best-carbon-capture-technology-ever/
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Nature is already socking away a lot of carbon for us. It could soak up a lot more—if we help.
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https://poweringpastcoal.org/insights/policy-and-regulation/uk-government-policy-ushers-coal-towards-retirement
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https://mashable.com/2018/08/18/how-recycling-works/#f.ZjMOPcOmqL
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Recycling in the United States is in serious trouble. Here's how it works.
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https://news.trust.org//item/20191216083852-xhsq9/
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All the revenue from the higher carbon price will be used to reduce the fee consumers have to pay to support the country's shift toward renewable energy
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/13/worlds-largest-ocean-cleanup-operation-one-step-closer-to-launch
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Real life trials of a groundbreaking array designed to clean up the vast plastic island in the Pacific are due to begin next year after successful tests of a prototype in the Netherlands
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https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/not-going-to-be-like-it-was-post-pandemic-workplace-takes-shape-1.1437072
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https://www.desmogblog.com/2020/09/14/oil-industry-s-shift-plastics-question-report-warns-400-billion-stranded-assets-possible
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http://inhabitat.com/super-rugged-solar-roads-to-hit-four-continents-in-2017/
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A subsidiary of France's Bouygues Group plans to test solar roads in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa in 2017.
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https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07533-4
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Researchers plan to spray sunlight-reflecting particles into the stratosphere, an approach that could ultimately be used to quickly lower the planet’s temperature. Researchers plan to spray sunlight-reflecting particles into the stratosphere, an approach that could ultimately be used to quickly lower the planet’s temperature.
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https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-internet-of-wild-things-technology-and-the-battle-against-biodiversity-loss-and-climate-change/
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The potential to install a regime of benign surveillance over the natural world is immense, ranging from earth-observation satellites to smartphones listening out for chain saws in the forest.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44046472
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The biggest rat eradication project ever undertaken appears to have succeeded.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/europe-tries-spend-its-way-out-coronavirus-crisis
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As quarantine measures bite deeper into their economies, European governments are scrambling to offer relief to the companies and households on the frontlines of the health crisis.
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https://theconversation.com/if-we-stopped-emitting-greenhouse-gases-right-now-would-we-stop-climate-change-78882
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Set aside the politics. If by some miracle we turned off carbon emissions immediately, how would the climate respond?
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https://www.wired.com/story/a-south-korean-covid-19-czar-has-some-advice-for-trump/
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“We need global cooperation,” says Min Pok-kee, who heads the response in the city of Daegu. “Top government leaders don’t seem to get that yet.”
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https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-are-turning-salt-water-into-drinking-water-using-solar-power
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By inexpensively turning salt water into drinking water using sustainable solar power, a team from MIT in the US has not only come up with a portable desalination system for use anywhere in the world that needs it, but it’s just won the 2015 Desal Prize - a competition run by USAID to encourage better solutions to water shortages in developing countries.
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https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/10/new-magma-moving-into-a-supervolcano-can-trigger-an-eruption-in-a-few-decades.html
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New Magma moving into a supervolcano can trigger an eruption in a few decades
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https://www.euromoney.com/article/b1hh1rccjthqmd/conservation-finance-can-banks-embrace-natural-capital
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Climate is no longer the only risk in town: thanks to a loud call from the scientific community, nature has finally been given a seat at the table with finance ministers, regulators and central bank governors.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/oct/26/canada-passed-a-carbon-tax-that-will-give-most-canadians-more-money
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Dana Nuccitelli: By rebating the revenue to households, disposable income rises, which can be a boon for the Canadian economy
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/03/citing-69-trillion-price-tag-2100-moodys-warns-central-banks-far-reaching-economic
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"There is no denying it: The longer we wait to take bold action to curb emissions, the higher the costs will be for all of us."
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https://earther.gizmodo.com/theres-literally-a-million-times-more-microplastic-in-o-1840175488
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If you pulled 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water out of the ocean, how many small bits of plastic would you expect to find? Ten pieces? One hundred pieces? How about 8.3 million pieces of what researchers call “mini-microplastic.” Such is the finding of an alarming new study.
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https://www.reporteindigo.com/reporte/hasta-2024-se-prohibira-el-glifosato-para-su-uso-en-herbicidas-en-mexico/
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Semarnat fijó hasta el 2024 la prohibición total del glifosato para su uso en herbicidas, el cual ha sido relacionado con efectos cancerígenos