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‘Worst is yet to come’: Disastrous future ahead for millions worldwide due to climate change, report warns – USA TODAY

The report, which is scheduled for official release next year, is the most comprehensive rundown to date of the impacts of climate change on our planet and our species. “The worst is yet to come, affecting our children’s and grandchildren’s…

Global warming: Ghana plants 5 million trees in a day to fight forest depletion – WION

A countrywide campaign to save Ghana’s diminishing forest reserves kicked off with a major drive to plant five million trees. The government offered free seedlings to people from all walks of life, including celebrities, politicians, lawmakers, traditional leaders, and schoolchildren,…

Study: Hope for critically endangered gorillas in eastern DRC

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has updated the global population estimate for the Critically Endangered Grauer’s gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) — the world’s largest gorilla subspecies — to 6,800 individuals from a previous global estimate of 3,800 individuals.

Gift to establish K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics

(Cornell University) The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Center for Conservation Bioacoustics will begin a new era of innovation thanks to a major gift from the philanthropist and Lab Advisory Board member K. Lisa Yang.

Just 2 Degrees Of Warming Could Trigger ‘Climate Domino Effects,’ New Study Reveals – Forbes

Even moderate global warming could cause cascading tipping points that could lead to devastation of … [+] habitats like the Amazon rainforest and coastal cities, according to a new study. getty The relationship between five massive Earth systems could be…

Tipping elements can destabilize each other, leading to climate domino effects – EurekAlert

Interactions in the network can lower the critical temperature thresholds beyond which individual tipping elements begin destabilizing on the long-run, according to the study – the risk already increases significantly for warming of 1.5°C to 2°C, hence within the temperature…

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FINANCE: Report connects Wall Street firms to Amazon oil extraction

The world’s three largest money managers play a major role in bankrolling oil extraction in the Amazon rainforest, according to a new analysis, making them “silent partners” in activities that fuel climate change and devastate Indigenous communities.

UW researchers investigate mining-related deforestation in the Amazon

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) If you’re wearing gold jewelry right now, there’s a good chance it came from an illegal mining operation in the tropics and surfaced only after some rainforest was sacrificed, according to a team of University of Wisconsin researchers who studied regulatory efforts to curb some of these environmentally damaging activities.

Pre-Columbus climate change may have caused Amazon population decline – EurekAlert

Climate change impacts felt in the Amazon rainforest prior to the arrival of European settlers after 1492 may have meant populations of indigenous people were already in decline before the ‘Great Dying’, new research has suggested. Scientists studying fossil pollen…