How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050

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Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund. The sharpest declines have occurred throughout the world's rivers and lakes, where freshwater wildlife has plummeted by 84% since 1970 – about 4% per year. But why should we care? Because the health of nature is intimately linked to the health of humans. The em...
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Track and trace: transparent and digitized fishing data is crucial to ocean resilience

Track and trace: transparent and digitized fishing data is crucial to ocean resilience
Recovery from COVID-19 will require greater transparency in fishing activity.Pandemic has meant surveillance has been suspendedHi-tech innovations offer potential solutions. As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, its myriad negative consequences are slowly becoming clearer. While many of the impacts have been unmistakable, with entire countries locked down, some are playing out far away from our homes and shorelines, in the open oce...
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David Attenborough leads call for world to invest $500 billion a year to protect nature

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Sir David Attenborough has led a call for global investment of $500 billion annually to support current biodiversity.Attenborough emphasised the risks of doing nothing - for all of us.The call was made as a UN summit began aimed at boosting action to protecting wildlife. British broadcaster David Attenborough on Wednesday led a campaign by conservation groups for the world to invest $500 billion a year to halt the destruction of nature, saying th...
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This department store in Berlin sells only recycled and second-hand goods

This department store in Berlin sells only recycled and second-hand goods
This new Berlin store sells only well-preserved second-hand goods.From furniture to fashions, everything in the store is pre-owned.By selecting only high-quality items, the city hopes to bring an end to throwaway culture.It's part of a city-wide drive to make Berlin a zero-waste city by 2030. Berlin's city government has just taken the unusual step of opening a department store. But this is no typical retail outlet – the store sells only high-qua...
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Why universal testing could help bring the pandemic to an end

Why universal testing could help bring the pandemic to an end
Across the world companies and government are consolidating their efforts on developing and distributing an effective vaccine against COVID-19.But is it the only way we can end the pandemic?Three leading economists present the idea that a government-led, universal testing strategy could put an end to the crisis in a matter of months. Research to develop a safe, effective, and widely available COVID-19 vaccine is advancing rapidly. But when it wil...
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Airbus plans to launch a carbon-free aircraft by 2035

Airbus plans to launch a carbon-free aircraft by 2035
Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for "zero-emission" airplanes to be powered by hydrogen.Unlike normal planes, these will burn liquid hydrogen stored in the rear fuselage.The project faces some challenges - such as finding ways to safely store volatile liquid hydrogen during flight at very cold temperatures. Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for "zero emission" airplanes to be powered by hydrogen. It is the planemaker's latest ef...
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Here's how we can eradicate plastic pollution by 2040

Here's how we can eradicate plastic pollution by 2040
We can reduce the amount of plastic pollution entering our oceans by 80% using existing technology.Indonesia has published a new roadmap that aims to end plastic pollution completely by 2040.The lessons learned here will be applicable to other countries around the world. A new analysis published in the journal Science shows that the business-as-usual approach to tackling ocean plastic pollution isn't working. Even worse, should we continue down t...
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These countries will have the largest populations - by the end of the century

These countries will have the largest populations - by the end of the century
By 2100, the global population could surpass 11 billion, according to predictions by the UN.Currently China, India and the USA have the three largest populations in the world, but by 2100, this will have changed to India, Nigeria and China, respectively. The World Population in 2100, by Country In 2015, the United Nations predicted that the global population could surpass 11 billion by the end of the century. Last year, the UN revised these estim...
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Recent Transportation Trends Are Worth Paying Attention to

Recent Transportation Trends Are Worth Paying Attention to
A few months ago, I wrote an article regarding some strategies that help reduce the shipping industry's carbon emissions. Back then, I projected that some moves might be taken to mitigate carbon impact from shipping. It is noted that shipping emissions also matters to many businesses outside the shipping industry, such as the retail businesses, traveling companies, and any companies relied on freight ships and touring ships throughout their suppl...
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How rewilding Britain could absorb even more CO2 than tree planting

How rewilding Britain could absorb even more CO2 than tree planting
England's current woodland covers only 10% of the country and current regenerative plans are only planning to increase this by 2%, by 2050.If woodland cover was increased to 26%, 10% of the nation's carbon would be adsorbed naturally, whilst supporting dwindling wildlife.Rewilding - allowing woodland to regenerate naturally on a large scale - is the most effective way to increase woodland cover. Allowing trees to naturally establish over huge are...
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