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(University of California – Santa Barbara) Woodlands along streams and rivers are an important part of California’s diverse ecology. They are biodiversity hotspots, providing various ecosystem services including carbon sequestration and critical habitat for threatened and endangered species. But our land and water use have significantly impacted these ecosystems, sometimes in unexpected ways.

Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say – The New York Times

Some environmental solutions are win-win, helping to rein in global warming and protecting biodiversity, too. But others address one crisis at the expense of the other. Growing trees on grasslands, for example, can destroy the plant and animal life of…

As a decade of ecosystem restoration kicks off, don’t forget the people

(The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture) Global ecosystem restoration efforts are often measured by billions of trees planted or square kilometers of land restored. But there is a critical void in the agenda: the social and political dimensions that make restoration a success.

IPBES/IPCC: Tackling the biodiversity and climate crises together, and their combined social impacts

(Terry Collins Assoc) The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launch a peer-reviewed report based on a 4-day virtual workshop on addressing the biodiversity and climate crises together involving 50 jointly-selected international experts.

EarthTalk: Are the cicada blooms of the eastern U.S. out of whack due to global warming and/or other man-made environmental problems? – Arizona Daily Sun

{{featured_button_text}} Some cicadas have been blooming early and researchers think global warming is to blame. Michael Kropiewnicki, Pexels Dear EarthTalk: Are the cicada blooms of the eastern U.S. out of whack due to global warming and/or other man-made environmental problems?…

Two biodiversity refugia identified in the Eastern Bering Sea

(Hokkaido University) Scientists from Hokkaido University have used species survey and climate data to identify two marine biodiversity refugia in the Eastern Bering Sea – regions where species richness, community stability and climate stability are high.

Only 17 percent of free-flowing rivers are protected, new research shows

(Northern Arizona University) The research, published in special issue of Sustainability that was co-edited by NAU researchers, demonstrates that biodiversity commitments will be key to global freshwater protection.

How climate change is worsening drought – Environmental Defense Fund

Spring is in full swing across the U.S. ā€“ flowers are blooming, pollen is blowing ā€“ and this means that the 2021 heat wave, hurricane, and wildfire seasons are just around the corner. After the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season produced…