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The invasive species that Europe needs to erradicate most urgently are identified

(University of Córdoba) An international research team analyzed the risk impact and the effectiveness of possible erradication strategies for invasive species already in the region as well as those that have yet to arrive

Siberian primrose has not had time to adapt to climate change

(University of Helsinki) Global warming already affects Siberian primrose, a plant species that is threatened in Finland and Norway. According to a recently completed study, individuals of Siberian primrose originating in the Finnish coast on the Bothnian Bay currently fare better in northern Norway than in their home area. The results indicate that the species may not be able to adapt to quickly progressing climate change, which could potentially lead to its extinction.

Boris Johnson, Seen as a Trump Ally, Signals Alignment With Biden

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson rolled out ambitious, back-to-back initiatives on military spending and climate change this week, which have little in common except that both are likely to please a very important new person in Mr. Johnson’s life:…

AGRIMODELS Cluster: Research projects join forces to enhance agricultural EU policies

(Pensoft Publishers) European research projects team up for a common goal – to develop novel modelling capabilities in the agricultural sector and contribute to a new architecture of agricultural policies in the European Union. AGRICORE, BESTMAP and MIND STEP build the AGRIMODELS Cluster, which aims to develop synergies among the projects to improve agricultural policy-making from different, yet complementary, perspectives.

Green Deal: Good for a climate-neutral Europe – bad for the planet

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Europe is to become the first climate-neutral continent- this goal of the ‘Green Deal’ was announced by the EU in late 2019. Carbon emissions shall be reduced, while forestation, agriculture, environmentally friendly transport, and renewable energies shall be pushed. In Nature, scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) show that this “Green Deal” might be a bad deal for the planet, as the EU will outsource environmental damage by high imports of agricultural products. (DOI: 10.1038/d41586-020-02991-1)

San Diego zoo global biobanking advances wildlife conservation and human medicine worldwide

(San Diego Zoo Global) In a study that has unprecedented implications to advance both medicine and biodiversity conservation, researchers have sequenced 131 new placental mammal genomes, bringing the worldwide total to more than 250. The results of the mammal genome project, published in the Nov. 12 issue of the journal Nature, catalog and characterize whole branches of Earth’s biodiversity, spanning approximately 110 million years of mammal evolution–the largest and most diverse mammalian comparative genomics project to date.

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Biden’s Climate Plan Could Reduce Global Warming by About 0.1°C – State of the Planet

by Marco Tedesco |November 11, 2020 ‘From words to deeds’ could and should be Joe Biden’s slogan for climate. Now that the United States, and the world with them, have (at least temporarily) averted the danger of a presidency that…

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Biden’s Climate Plan Could Reduce Global Warming by About 0.1°C – State of the Planet

by Marco Tedesco |November 11, 2020 ‘From words to deeds’ could and should be Joe Biden’s slogan for climate. Now that the United States, and the world with them, have (at least temporarily) averted the danger of a presidency that…