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Human footprint trails biodiversity pressures

26 August, 2016 – Scientists find that impacts of population growth on the planet’s biodiversity aren’t generally as bad as feared – but are intensifying rapidly in species-rich areas.

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Forest restoration gets a cutting edge

28 July, 2016 – Degraded tropical forests throughout the world could be effectively restored by using a simple and inexpensive technique to speed up natural regeneration.

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Rise in plunder of Earth’s natural resources

22 July 2016 – New UN report warns that the threefold increase in extraction of the Earth’s primary materials will intensify climate change, increase air pollution and reduce biodiversity.


Humans play high-risk ecological roulette

20 July, 2016 – Analysis of millions of records by thousands of scientist across the world show that human impacts have helped push the planet’s vital biodiversity into the danger zone.


Gold’s hidden climate footprint

12 July, 2016 – The lure of mining for precious metals in South America and Europe is creating new carbon emissions not controlled by international agreement.

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Climate disrupts UK wildlife calendar

7 July, 2016 – The largest ever study of the how climate sensitivity manifests itself in the seasonal behaviour of UK plants and animals warns that some species may struggle to survive.

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Pandas and flowers feel climate heat

14 June, 2016 – Researchers scent danger as rising temperatures threaten to eliminate vast amounts of the bamboo vital to panda diets and also make flowers less attractive to pollinators.

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Indian army helps battle climate change

30 May, 2016 – Soldiers of the Eco Task Force are playing a key role in forest, soil and water conservation to help India meet emissions reduction targets set at the Paris climate summit.

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