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  • Climate change: Rugby World Cup highlights injustice
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, a report from Christian Aid highlights what they term the "climate injustice" endured by Pacific island participants.
  • Islands of climate ambition
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    Small island states such as Fiji and Jamaica are using innovative approaches to tackle the existential threat posed by climate change. Developed countries must do more to help them and other islands-including by leading the global effort to mobilise climate finance.
  • National governments urged to get behind cities to win climate fight
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    With efforts to make buildings, transport, energy and waste management greener, cities could cut their planet-warming emissions nearly 90% by 2050, producing close to $24 trillion in returns, a coalition of 50 organisations said on Thursday.
  • Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante to address UN on climate change
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante will address the United Nations on Sept. 23 at the opening of the UN's climate summit, the mayor's office announced on Thursday.
  • A new roadmap for corporate climate governance
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    Prompted by extreme weather, calls for corporate climate action have been growing in volume and intensity - from regulators, governments, investors and youth.
  • A warming world: The climate issue
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    From one year to the next, you cannot feel the difference. As the decades stack up, though, the story becomes clear. The stripes on our cover represent the world's average temperature in every year since the mid-19th century.
  • A Planetary Computer to Avert Environmental Disaster
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    If environmental reports published this year were connected to an alarm system, the sound inside the United Nation's Manhattan headquarters would be deafening-we are facing a five-alarm fire. Myriad reports warned us we must take immediate action to ensure a sustainable supply of clean food, water and air to a human population projected to rapidly grow to 10 billion, all while stemming a globally catastrophic loss of biodiversity and averting the worst economic impacts of a changing climate.
  • China Promotes Nature-based Solutions To Tackle Climate Change
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    In a position paper published on Wednesday, China has stated that it will try and convince other countries to come forward and support "nature-based solutions" to fight the cause of climate change. The statement came ahead of the United Nations Summit that is to be held in New York. This initiative by China is to gain attention at the UN Climate Action Summit which will commence on Monday.
  • Greta Thunberg: 'We are ignoring natural climate solutions'
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    The protection and restoration of living ecosystems such as forests, mangroves and seagrass meadows can repair the planet's broken climate but are being overlooked, Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have warned in a new short film.
  • Biodiversity touches every aspect of our lives - so why has its loss been ignored?
    [released on: 18/09/2019]
    The evidence is unequivocal: biodiversity, important in its own right and essential for current and future generations, is being destroyed by human activities at a rate unprecedented in human history.
  • New Aussie law aims to help save Great Barrier Reef
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    Australia introduced stricter new laws to limit agricultural run-off into the waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef Thursday, in an attempt to save the reef and keep its prized world heritage status.
  • Climate change and biodiversity most pressing issues - German environment ministry report
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    In its 2019 environmental report, the German environment ministry identifies climate change and biodiversity conservation as two of the "most pressing challenges of our time." The report also focuses on sustainable mobility, stressing that transport accounts for almost a third of Germany's final energy consumption and almost a fifth of the country's greenhouse gas emissions, and that the sector is far from living up to the national climate targets.
  • Fish DNA in lake sediment can help determine native species, study shows
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    A new technique developed by University of Alberta biologists can determine whether certain fish populations are native to lakes in national parks.
  • Learning how to restore deep-sea coral communities
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    The deep, cold waters off the rocky coast of Point Sur, California, are home to an unexpected community of organisms that most people associate with tropical settings-corals. Scientist Charlie Boch and his colleagues recently compared different methods to restore deep-sea coral by transplanting live coral fragments and measuring their survival rates. The experiment was conducted on Sur Ridge, 60 kilometers (37 miles) offshore and 800 to 1,300 meters (2,624 to 4,265 feet) below the ocean's surface.
  • New study suggests gigantic masses in Earth's mantle untouched for more than 4 billion years
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    Ancient, distinct, continent-sized regions of rocks, isolated since before the collision that created the Moon 4.5 billion years ago, exist hundreds of miles below the Earth's crust, offering a window into the building blocks of our planet, according to new research.
  • Researchers explore secret lives of world's most trafficked mammal
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    For the first-time ever, scientists have deployed animal-borne cameras on pangolins-the world's most trafficked wild mammal.They look like an armored anteater (they're not, though they do eat ants), curl up in a ball like an armadillo, but are more closely related to dogs.
  • Ancient asteroid collision boosts biodiversity on Earth: study
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    An international team of scientists found that a collision in the asteroid belt 470 million years ago diversified life on Earth. The study published on Wednesday in the journal Science Advances showed that the breakup of a major asteroid between Jupiter and Mars filled the entire inner solar system with enormous amounts of dust.
  • Earth has lost wilderness area the size of India since 90s: Study
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    Since the 1990s, our planet has lost nearly three million square kilometres of wilderness areas-parts of the world where human impact has been absent or minimal, according to a study which found that conserving such regions can cut the Earth's extinction risk by half.
  • The tribe that brought a damaged shoreline back to life
    [released on: 19/09/2019]
    On a sunny Monday afternoon in August, the Shinnecock Indian Reservation's beach in Long Island, New York, resembled one of the postcard-perfect beaches in the nearby Hamptons. Except, there weren't any sunbathing tourists around. The coastline was quiet and serene with several inlets flowing into a nearby pond, surrounded by lush greenery and a thick forest. Amidst this sprawled a cemetery where tribal members have been buried for centuries.