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Mexico’s New Strategy to Reverse Semi-arid Land Degradation

Mexican farmers are hit hard by drought and overgrazing. Now they’ve come up with a 100% natural solution that provides both soil nutrients and animal fodder. Scientists warn that land degradation is one of the top priority environmental problems.  About 24 billion tons of fertile soil is lost each year due to unsustainable agricultural practices.  […]

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U.S. Voters Want to Ban Plastics from National Parks

Recently, the well-known ocean conservation group Oceana released the results of a poll, indicating the perspective of the U.S. registered voters on different environmental issues.  And, the good news is that the results clearly show that the U.S. voters stand strongly against plastic usage, especially, the single-use plastics. A staggering 82% of the registered voters said that […]

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Greece To Turn Abandoned Airport into Coastal Eco Park

Greece is a large dry country with not a lot of green vegetation, and that means there are even greater risks to vegetation and wildlife from climate change.  But an old abandoned airport will now be redesigned into an eco-park and cultural center on over 600 acres. It will be located near Athens, and development […]

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U.N. chief warns we’re on a ‘highway to climate hell’

Last month, world leaders gathered in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt for COP27 to discuss the current state of climate change and how to address it. Government heads are facing calls to cut emissions further and follow through on the promise to offer financial assistance to developing countries that are already facing the devasting impacts of rising […]

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COP 27: A Global COP-Out

HAMILTON, Canada, Dec 1 2022 (IPS)– Last year’s climate COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland, was billed as the most important conference in the history of humanity. But it failed to deliver. If anything, that failure added urgency for global climate action at COP 27 in Egypt last month. Now that it this year’s COP is […]

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Addressing Climate Change Will Not “Save the Planet”

The dismal reality is that green energy will save not the complex web of life on Earth but the particular way of life of one domineering species. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY FINDS itself in a terrifying place today, witness to mass extinction, helpless to stop the march of industrial Homo sapiens, the pillage of habitat, the loss of […]

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Cop 27: NDC updates stumble despite pact

Only a small number of countries updated their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) either during or in the run-up to last month’s UN Cop 27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, as wider mitigation ambition at the summit proved tepid. The Glasgow Climate Pact agreed at Cop 26 last year requested countries revise and increase their […]

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A deforestation roadmap that leaves a lot to be desired

COP27 started with the announcement of a plan to end deforestation in soy, palm oil and beef but experts think it’s without backbone or bite. This year’s COP27 climate negotiations started on a sobering note for me. The world’s largest commodity traders that control much of the global beef, soy and palm oil supply have […]

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Will Big Tech downsize clean energy commitments?

We are in the twilight of the golden age of tech. The headlines are everywhere. Big tech is downsizing (or rightsizing, depending who you ask). The days of hockey-stick profits seem behind us, with the sector losing $7.4 trillion in one year. Twitter, Google, Amazon and Meta are laying off thousands of employees. Say what you will about the […]

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Finding safe haven in the climate change future: The Pacific Northwest

As the negative consequences of rising global temperatures due to mankind’s relentless burning of fossil fuels become more and more apparent in communities across the United States, anxiety over finding a place to live safe from the ravages of climate change has also been on the rise. “Millions and likely tens of millions of Americans” will move […]

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