New Study Finds Undisclosed Ingredients in Roundup Lethal to Bumblebees

New Study Finds Undisclosed Ingredients in Roundup Lethal to Bumblebees
Researchers found that one of the herbicide formulations killed 96% of the bees within 24 hours. Commonly used herbicides across the U.S. contain highly toxic undisclosed "inert" ingredients that are lethal to bumblebees, according to a new study published Friday in the Journal of Applied Ecology. The study reviewed several herbicide products and found that most contained glyphosate, an ingredient best recognized from Roundup products and the mos...
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New Google Earth Timelapse Feature Offers Devastating View of Climate Emergency

New Google Earth Timelapse Feature Offers Devastating View of Climate Emergency
"We want this to be very visceral and real for people, and a ray of hope that there's actually a lot we can do." Google Earth's new Timelapse feature, released Thursday, provides a bird's eye view of nearly four decades of environmental transformation, allowing viewers to see how the climate emergency, a planetary crisis driven by fossil fuel-powered capitalism, has unfolded since 1984. Rebecca Moore, a director of Google Earth, wrote Thursday in...
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Study shows only 2-3% of Earth's land is ecologically intact. Here's what we can do

Study shows only 2-3% of Earth's land is ecologically intact. Here's what we can do
A new study published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change has revealed that only 2% - 3% of the Earth's terrestrial surface can be considered ecologically intact.This percentage is significantly lower than previous assessments, which estimated this figure at 20% - 40%.This is because the more recent study included the loss of species from intact habitat in addition to reduced populations.On a positive note, the study has revealed that a foc...
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'A Crisis for Climate Stability': Data Shows Rainforest Destruction Accelerated in 2020

'A Crisis for Climate Stability': Data Shows Rainforest Destruction Accelerated in 2020
"As in past years, commodity-driven deforestation was the leading cause of tree cover loss." Intentional deforestation as well as drought-induced wildfires made more frequent and severe by the climate crisis drove a significant acceleration of global rainforest loss in 2020, with new figures showing that 12.2 million hectares of tree cover were destroyed in the tropics last year. According to data from the University of Maryland and Global Forest...
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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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