Tag Archives: biodiversity

Guest post: Mapping ‘blue-carbon wealth’ around the world

Each tonne of CO2 taken up by these coastal ecosystems increases global inclusive wealth by an amount equal to the SCC and can be considered as a “blue-carbon wealth contribution”. — Read on http://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-mapping-blue-carbon-wealth-around-the-world inevitably Australia has more than its … Continue reading

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The frontline of koala conservation

The koala is listed as one step below endangered so why aren’t we saving them? The Australian Koala Foundation’s Deborah Tabart and specialist koala ecologist Dr Steve Phillips discuss all things koala: their personalities, their history and how a broken political system … Continue reading

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High levels of ocean noise a possible threat to whales and dolphins

Sound propagates very easily in ocean water. It occurs due to the high density of water compared to air. A hydrophone will pick up sounds from hundreds of kilometres away. Sounds of ice breaking in Antarctica can be detected 6,000 … Continue reading

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A call for strengthened environmental legislation

Detailed discussion about exactly why Tasmanian salmon farms are doing so much harm to other marine life, including what’s known as snot, which devours things like eggs of small fish like sardines, without which… Despite five vertebrate extinctions in 1999, … Continue reading

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Solve nature and climate together or not at all

11 June, 2021 − Sink or swim as one, says science. Solve nature and climate together, or neither of the twin crises will be soluble. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/solve-nature-and-climate-together-or-not-at-all/ this is serious Mum…

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Only intact forests can stave off climate change

3 May, 2021 − The world’s forests are supposed to stave off climate change. Left alone, perhaps they could. But they’re not being left alone. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/only-intact-forests-can-stave-off-climate-change/ “forests represent precious natural capital: worth more to humankind undisturbed than they … Continue reading

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Protect fish to increase catches − and cut carbon

25 March, 2021 − There is a clear way to get more value from the seas: protect fish. New research confirms an old argument. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/protect-fish-to-increase-catches-−-and-cut-carbon/

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Natural hotspots lose ground to farms and cities

6 November, 2020 − Nature concentrates its riches in selected spots. Save those natural hotspots, and you could save biodiversity. Really? — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/natural-hotspots-lose-ground-to-farms-and-cities/

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Rewilded farmland can save money − and the Earth

2 November, 2020 − To save civilisation, try rewilded farmland. But that salvation depends on which land goes back to forest and savannah. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/rewilded-farmland-can-save-money-−-and-the-earth/ Good news if enough countries care

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Heat may leave tropical trees unable to germinate

14 July, 2020 – If a plant can’t germinate, it’s heading for extinction. For many tropical trees, conditions could soon become too hot to procreate. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/heat-may-leave-tropical-trees-unable-to-germinate/

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