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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.

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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.

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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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