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EU provides 15 million euros of funding for Arctic project

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) 35 partners, led by the AWI, are developing a comprehensive environmental observing system for the Arctic as part of the Arctic PASSION project.

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy may boost babies’ obesity risk

(University of Colorado at Boulder) New research shows pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollution have babies who grow unusually fast in the first months after birth, putting on excess fat that may put them at risk of obesity and related diseases later in life.

Population growth makes fighting climate change impossible – Los Angeles Times

To the editor: A careful reading of UC Riverside professor Jade S. Sasser’s piece questioning the link between population growth and climate change leaves the reader wondering if it is intentionally misleading. Does the author really not understand the difference…

‘Mind-blowing’ Surgery in Mothers’ Wombs Spared Dozens of Babies From Spina Bifida Paralysis

For an unborn child, spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal cord fails to develop or close properly, is a devastating diagnosis. Until recently, doctors were unable to attempt to correct the condition until after the baby was born. Even with post-partum medical intervention, the outcome wasn’t always good. Now, however, thanks to […]

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UNESCO report calls for increases in investment in science in the face of growing crises

(Ruth Francis Strategic Consulting) Every five years, the UNESCO Science Report provides an update of trends in science governance. Written by 70 authors from 52 countries, it aggregates data on spending, personnel, scientific publications and patents. The latest edition tracks progress towards the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the rapid progress of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It also tracks the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global research and innovation.

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.

Stop burning our rights! What governments and corporations must do to protect humanity from the climate crisis – World – ReliefWeb

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CLIMATE CHANGE IS A HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS The climate emergency is a human rights crisis of unprecedented proportions. Climate change threatens the enjoyment of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of present and future generations and, ultimately,…

Ten-fold increase in carbon offset cost predicted

(University College London) The cost of offsetting corporate carbon emissions needs to increase ten-fold to drive meaningful climate action, says a landmark report by Trove Research and UCL.