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Attendees chat during Nature Based Solutions Conference in Oxford

Nature-based solutions: How can they work for climate, biodiversity and people?

Experts gathered in Oxford this month to discuss how “nature-based solutions” can be used to tackle the twin threats of climate change and biodiv... Read More

Nature | Jul 11. 2022.

COP15: Key outcomes for nature loss and climate change from UN talks in Nairobi

With time running out for a “Paris-style” deal to reverse nature loss this decade, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) convened anoth... Read More

UN climate talks | Jun 29. 2022.
Mass of straw-coloured fruit bat Eidolon helvum in flight, Zambia

Climate change ‘already’ raising risk of virus spread between mammals

Mammals forced to move to cooler climes amid global warming are “already” spreading their viruses further – with “undoubtable” impacts for ... Read More

Wildlife | Apr 28. 2022.
Amazon rain forest clearance for agriculture in Brazil_

UN land report: Five key takeaways for climate change, food systems and nature loss

Humans have had an unprecedented impact on land – with vast consequences for climate change, food systems and biodiversity, a major new UN report c... Read More

Nature | Apr 27. 2022.
Coral bleaching in the Maldives, 2016_Ocean Agency_Ocean Image Bank

Last refuges for coral reefs to disappear above 1.5C of global warming, study finds

Last refuges for the world’s ailing coral reefs could vanish completely if global warming exceeds 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, a study finds. ... Read More

Ocean warming | Feb 1. 2022.
Red ruffed lemur in Masoala National Park, Madagascar

Climate change will hit ‘endemic’ plants and animals the hardest, study warns

Plants and animals that only live in one region – known as “endemic” species – are expected to be “consistently more adversely impacted” ... Read More

Nature | Apr 9. 2021.
Flying fox in Battambang, Cambodia

Scientists sceptical of new bat study linking climate change to Covid-19 emergence

A new study suggests that climate change is enabling the evolution of new coronaviruses by creating “hotspots” for multiple bat species.  ... Read More

Public health | Feb 5. 2021.
Morning mist at sunrise in Sparks Lake, Central Oregon

Lake heatwaves will be ‘hotter and longer’ by the end of the century

Climate change is causing “lake heatwaves” to become more frequent, intense and long-lasting, a new study warns.  The research, publishe... Read More

Heatwaves | Jan 20. 2021.
Lion yawning, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Credit: Richard Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

Lions could prevent their prey from adapting to increasing heat, study says

Lions could limit their prey’s ability to adjust to warming temperatures, according to a new study making use of camera traps across southern Afric... Read More

Wildlife | Jun 1. 2020.
Drought In Hilapgwa Valley, Zambia. Credit: Art Directors & TRIP / Alamy Stock Photo

Q&A: Could climate change and biodiversity loss raise the risk of pandemics?

Across the world, millions of people have tested positive for Covid-19 – and countless more have seen their lifestyles completely transformed as a ... Read More

Public health | May 15. 2020.
School of big-eye jacks, coral reef and orange anthias fish, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Credit: Christian Loader / Alamy Stock Photo

Deep emissions cuts this decade could prevent ‘abrupt ecological collapse’

Swift global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could prevent the “abrupt” collapse of ecosystems, which may otherwise begin within the ne... Read More

Wildlife | Apr 8. 2020.
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