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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…

PM calls on developed world to support countries vulnerable to climate change – DAWN.com

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday called on the developed world to support those countries vulnerable to climate change and highlighted Pakistan’s contributions towards tackling global warming. The premier was addressing a ceremony in Islamabad to mark World Environment Day….

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Products and Tips That Help You Reduce Waste While Grocery Shopping

Think about the last time you went grocery shopping. Starting with the produce section, you probably ended up with several plastic bags that contained your potatoes, some fruit, the cauliflower you needed, and your onions. Continuing to the meat and seafood area, you have more plastic and styrofoam. Even if you buy from the butcher or […]

A Never-Before-Documented Flower Blooms on One of World’s Rarest Trees – A Hopeful Sign For a Comeback

In a greenhouse in Missouri, a tree listed as critically endangered produced a flower which had never been recorded before by science in the perfect metaphor for the species’ chances of survival. The botanists caring for it believe there’s no question they can save the tree since collecting pollen from this flower, as they can […]

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Harvesting Air Conditioning Condensation Could Replace Cities’ Potable Water Use

While looking for ways to make homes and offices more efficient, building managers have realized that something as seemingly insignificant as the water droplets from the underside of air conditioning units have the potential to quench the thirst of thousands. While the drips don’t seem like much, they really add up. Microsoft reports that their […]

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First-of-its-kind flower smells like dead insects to imprison ‘coffin flies’

(Frontiers) Plant researchers found that the herb Aristolochia microstoma from Greece has evolved a novel strategy, unknown in any other plant species, to attract pollinating Megaselia ‘coffin flies’ to its trap flowers: it produces a unique mix of volatiles that resembles the smell of dead and decomposing insects. The new study is published by the open access publisher Frontiers.

Recruiting participants to the first European Red list of insect taxonomists

(Pensoft Publishers) The ‘Red List of Taxonomists’ initiative, funded by the European Union, launches its registration portal and calls for professionals and citizen scientists to register on. The purpose is to build a database of European taxonomic experts in the study of insects. The analysis of these data will elucidate the trends in available expertise and inform policy-makers on how to secure the future of taxonomy as a basis for protecting European biodiversity and beyond.

Small things can have a major effect on the prevention of biodiversity loss

(University of Helsinki) The population growth of an endangered butterfly species is greatest in habitats with microclimatic variability, demonstrates a study carried out collaboratively by the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Helsinki Institute of Life Science of the University of Helsinki as well as the Finnish Environment Institute.

Amazon, Unilever, and Nestlé join the UK, US and Norway in New $1Billion Initiative to Preserve Tropical Rainforests

This week, during the international Climate Summit, three governments and nine giant corporations announced a groundbreaking coalition, called LEAF, which is mobilizing to raise at least $1 billion this year, alone, for large-scale forest protection and sustainable development. The coalition already includes the governments of the UK, US, and Norway, and international companies, including Airbnb, […]

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How to save coffee from global warming – The Economist

Apr 21st 2021 COFFEE IS A multibillion dollar industry that supports the economies of several tropical countries. Roughly 100m farmers depend on it for their livelihoods. Unfortunately for them, and for the many other people around the world for whom…