The planet healed during the lockdown. Now, researchers want to track wildlife changes during the “anthropause”

A group of researchers has launched a project to track wildlife before, during, and after the coronavirus lockdown, hoping to study what they call the “anthropause” –- the slowdown in human activity amid the pandemic that has likely had a profound effect on other species. Measuring that impact will reveal the many ways in which […]

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Half the planet is still free from a significant human influence – and it should remain like that

About half of the Earth’s ice-free land remains free of significant influence from humans, according to a new study, which assessed the conversion of natural lands across the globe. The findings highlight the importance of protecting the world’s ecosystems from human impacts. As human populations and economies have expanded, so too has our footprint on […]

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