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Bee Species in Wake County, N.C.: Are They Missing or Just Hard to Find?

What happens to bee populations in areas of massive human population growth like Wake County, North Carolina, where the population is more than 16 times greater than it was at the turn of the 20th century? Examining historical museum specimens along with online bee repositories and university bee collections, researchers at North Carolina State University […]

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A Transformative Carbon Sink in the Ocean?

Several decades ago, when the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere was well below 400 parts per million, climate scientists began warning of the negative consequences for Earth’s climate of burning fossil fuels. From those early warnings, a consensus emerged that carbon emissions would need to be lowered (and eventually zeroed out) to […]

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Forest Carbon Offsets: Everything You Need To Know

As the world continues to grapple with climate change, forest carbon offsets have emerged as a promising solution. By preserving and protecting forests, we can capture and sequester carbon from the atmosphere, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Not only does this benefit the environment, but it also creates economic opportunities for communities that rely on the […]

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Assistant Secretary Cantor Highlights Infrastructure and Ecosystem Investments in Visit to the Pacific Islands

Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Carmen G. Cantor concluded a weeklong trip to the Pacific, where she met with regional leaders and U.S. government interagency partners to highlight the Department of the Interior’s commitment to the insular areas and Freely Associated States (FAS).   In Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, Assistant Secretary Cantor and staff from […]

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Climate Crisis: Inequality Hotspot Study Shows Where Women in Agriculture are Hit Hardest

Women engaged in agri-food systems in Africa and Asia, including in India, face the highest climate risks such as droughts, floods or shortened crop-growing season, a new hotspot map developed by an international team of researchers has identified. It ranked 87 countries based on the level of climate change threat faced by women working in […]

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UK Forests Face Catastrophic Ecosystem Collapse Within 50 Years, Study Says

UK forests are heading for “catastrophic ecosystem collapse” within the next 50 years due to multiple threats including disease, extreme weather and wildfires, researchers have warned, with trees dying on a large scale. The study, published in the journal Forestry, was put together by a panel of 42 researchers, with 1,200 experts consulted. Lead author, […]

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Water Usage Restrictions Start Today: Sarasota and Manatee Counties Affected

The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board has declared a Modified Phase I Water Shortage due to ongoing dry conditions throughout the region and increasing water supply concerns. This will enforce restrictions in Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties; portions of Charlotte, Highlands and Lake counties; the […]

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SoCal’s Beautiful Coast Has a Hidden Secret: The ‘Barrens’ of Climate Change

Diver Matt Pressly broke the water’s surface with a cloud of bubbles and clipped a bag containing a single sea urchin to an orange buoy bobbing beside him in the water off San Diego. For more than 30 years, Pressly has been diving off the coast of California for sea urchins, sold in sushi restaurants […]

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New Tracking Tool Helps Companies Prove Their Supply Chains Aren’t Harming Biodiversity

A new platform allows companies and landowners to monitor the ecosystems in their supply chains, as governments around the world increasingly consider regulations that require businesses to account for biodiversity. The tool, NatureHelm, provides a subscription-based platform where large corporate entities or individual landowners can track significant species and ecosystem markers on their properties. The […]

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Worldwide Leaders Convene to Protect and Advance Global Biodiversity

UC Davis hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation University Leaders’ Forum Monday (Nov. 13), bringing together nearly 100 international environmental leaders to discuss sustaining and strengthening biodiversity amid climate change. The forum, “Investing in Tomorrow’s Biodiversity,” highlighted UC Davis’ efforts to make a positive impact on the environment. “It’s our responsibility to take action in the face of devastating global […]

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