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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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UN Seats for nature and wildlife

Global trade and security are each governed by global agencies. But there is no comparable global authority to protect the environment. ..Paris deal’s predecessor, Kyoto Protocol, actually saw global emissions rise by 60% to 2014…A “crimes against biodiversity” law would act like … Continue reading

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Climate scientist Sir Robert Watson talks biodiversity on World Wildlife Day

This week, 124 countries—including Australia—commissioned a new three-year scientific report on global biodiversity…The chair of the massive project, Sir Robert Watson, says that collapsing biodiversity poses a threat to human health, food security and freshwater supplies—and it’s as significant as … Continue reading

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Meat-eaters : Number One Cause of Worldwide Species Extinction, New Study

…areas expected to have the greatest conversion of land use for agriculture — from forest to land dedicated to livestock production — 15 were in “megadiverse” countries that have the greatest diversity of species. The study concludes that in the … Continue reading

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Traditional knowledge ‘vital to science’

GM develops few, high performing food crop  varieties, which happen to eliminate native varieties, aiming to make another Green Revolution, as in the 1970’s. Is performance always high or only when water and sunshine and fertiliser and other chemicals are all just right? … Continue reading

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Greens float $120m plan to halt Australia’s biodiversity decline

Recent analysis of global biodiversity funding found that Australia ranked among 40 countries spending the least….axing Biodiversity Fund to compensate for shift to floating carbon price may see Australia join countries like Iraq and the Congo at the very bottom of that … Continue reading

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Danger, deadly loss of biodiversity…in your mouth!

in the words of Joni Mitchell, we don’t know what we got till it’s gone… >read more>

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