Forget 2030 or 2040, Says Greta Thunberg, World Must 'Reduce Our Emissions Right Now'

Forget 2030 or 2040, Says Greta Thunberg, World Must 'Reduce Our Emissions Right Now'
The world needs "to stop focusing on dates and numbers" and recognize that taking immediate action is what must be done, says the 18-year-old Swedish climate leader. Global climate leader Greta Thunberg in a new interview published Wednesday expressed frustration with inadequate future climate targets by world governments that fail to address the urgency of the climate crisis. "We need to stop focusing on dates and numbers and actually accept and...
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Fossil Fuel Companies Got $8.2 Billion in US Tax Bailouts—Then Fired Over 58,000 Workers

Fossil Fuel Companies Got $8.2 Billion in US Tax Bailouts—Then Fired Over 58,000 Workers
"It's time to stop subsidizing them and start facing the climate crisis," says a BailoutWatch analyst. Bolstering arguments against providing further public benefits to the fossil fuel industry, a BailoutWatch analysis published Friday reveals that 77 companies got a collective $8.24 billion tax bailout last year, then laid off tens of thousands of employees. The tax benefits for major polluters resulted from two provisions of the Coronavirus Aid...
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Collaborative action can secure responsible tuna fisheries

Collaborative action can secure responsible tuna fisheries
Tuna is not only one of the most popular seafoods in the world, it's also a vital part of marine ecosystems.Unfortunately tuna fisheries management prioritizes short-term financial objectives over long-term sustainability.In response, the Global Tuna Alliance has developed the 2025 Pledge towards Sustainable Tuna, to help companies in the supply chain take action. Early in December, the organization responsible for the conservation and management...
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How rescheduling debt for climate and nature goals could unlock a sustainable recovery

How rescheduling debt for climate and nature goals could unlock a sustainable recovery
The world is struggling to tackling climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened the sovereign debt crisis.Old-style 'debt-for-nature swaps' were designed to relieve debts for low-income countries while safeguarding nature.Attention is now turning to new financial instruments like 'nature performance bonds' which could help countries achieve ambitious climate targets. As the world continues to struggle with COVID-19, it is faced wit...
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Regrowing a tropical forest – is it better to plant trees or leave it to nature?

Regrowing a tropical forest – is it better to plant trees or leave it to nature?
When it comes to reversing the damage caused by deforestation, natural regeneration is an alternative approach to tree planting.This involves placing a specific area under protection and allowing it to grow spontaneously.Due to hunting, these areas often lack animals to disperse the seeds, making it harder for ecosystems to recover naturally.A study found that an actively restored forest is more effective, because it stored carbon 50% faster than...
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How has climate change affected rivers and streams across the world?

How has climate change affected rivers and streams across the world?
A new study shows climate change - not water and land management - plays a crucial role in changes in rivers and streams at the global level.Researchers analyzed data from 7,250 measuring stations worldwide and found systematic change in river flow between 1971 and 2010.They compared the observations with simulations from climate models calculated once with man-made greenhouse gases and once without. Climate change affects the water balance of ou...
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First-of-its kind study offers blueprint for ocean protection

First-of-its kind study offers blueprint for ocean protection
A new study has endorsed protecting 30% of the world's land and ocean by 2030 to meet 3 overall goals.These are preserving biodiversity, restoring fisheries and tackling climate change.During the study, 26 researchers determined which areas of the ocean should be protected, in order to meet each of the 3 above goals.This information will lay the foundations for countries' decision-making and allow them to drive action based on their areas of prio...
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Mangroves from space: 30 years of satellite images are helping us understand how climate change threatens these valuable forests

Mangroves from space: 30 years of satellite images are helping us understand how climate change threatens these valuable forests
Australia is home to around 2% of the world's mangrove forests and is the fifth most mangrove-forested country on Earth. Mangroves play a crucial role in the ecosystem thanks to the dizzying array of plants, animals and birds they feed, house and protect. Mangrove forests help protect coastal communities from cyclones and storms by absorbing the brunt of a storm's energy. They help our fight against climate change by storing vast amounts of carbo...
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How technology can help to achieve at least 30% ocean protection

How technology can help to achieve at least 30% ocean protection
A growing number of countries are pledging to protect and conserve at least 30% of the ocean by 2030.Securing such a vast area requires new cutting-edge technology to monitor illegal activities and movements of species.Luckily, this field has been developing fast with new inventions and tech collaborations, writes the Wildlife Conservation Society's Dr. Simon Cripps. It is a dark, stormy night in the South Atlantic. Coastal radar picks up a boat ...
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Some ‘Biodegradable’ plastic will soon be banned in Australia. That’s a big win for the environment

Some ‘Biodegradable’ plastic will soon be banned in Australia. That’s a big win for the environment
To start dealing with Australia's mounting plastic crisis, the federal government last week launched its first National Plastics Plan. The plan will fight plastic on various fronts, such as banning plastic on beaches, ending polystyrene packaging for takeaway containers, and phasing in microplastic filters in washing machines. But we're particularly pleased to see a main form of biodegradable plastic will also be phased out. Biodegradable plastic...
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