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The Paris Climate Problem:  A Dangerous Lack of Urgency

Most countries aren’t cutting emissions fast enough, and their pledges for the next 10 years fall far short of what’s needed, a new analysis warns. While nearly all of the world’s countries have pledged to cut their greenhouse gas emissions,…

Researchers find 'alarming' loss of insects in large-scale study in Germany

Insects are in more trouble than we thought. A large-scale study has found that insects in German forests and grasslands have declined by about one-third in just the past decade. That follows on the heels of a 27-year study that…

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Most countries aren’t hitting Paris climate goals, and everyone will pay the price – National Geographic

The majority of the carbon emission reduction pledges for 2030 that 184 countries made under the Paris Agreement aren’t nearly enough to keep global warming well below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius). Some countries won’t achieve their pledges, and…

To save biodiversity, scientists suggest ‘mega-conservation’

(S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University) While the conservation of charismatic creatures like pandas, elephants and snow leopards are important in their own right, there may be no better ecological bang-for-our-buck than a sound, science-based effort to save widespread keystone systems. And the majestic aspens could be a perfect start for such an endeavor.

Scientists studied the reasons for plant extinction in different world regions

(University of Tyumen) A team of Russian researchers from Tyumen State University together with foreign colleagues studied the cases of plant extinction in world biodiversity hotspots and coldspots. The study covered about 15% of the Earth’s surface and included the data collected over the past 300 years. The reasons for plant extinction were different in the regions with different biodiversity level.

A Scary Year for Climate Change – Scientific American

One year ago, the international scientific community could hardly have expected that Greta Thunberg, a teenager from Sweden, would become one of its greatest allies. Since beginning her weekly “School Strike for the Climate,” the petite 16-year-old has skillfully used…

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Evidence of cross-species filovirus transmission from bats to humans

Virus spillover may be occurring between bats and humans in Nagaland, India, according to a new collaborative study. The study reaffirms the importance of virus surveillance at wildlife and human interfaces where the risk of virus spillover (transmission) may be highest.

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Evidence of cross-species filovirus transmission from bats to humans

Virus spillover may be occurring between bats and humans in Nagaland, India, according to a new collaborative study. The study reaffirms the importance of virus surveillance at wildlife and human interfaces where the risk of virus spillover (transmission) may be highest.