Express rescue mission rehabilitates, tags and releases Cinereous Vulture breeding adult in Salamanca (Spain)

Monitoring Cinereous Vultures A GPS transmitter weighs only a few grams, and yet it provides invaluable information that will help inform more accurate conservation actions. With the data provided, we understand the movements, foraging ranges and habits of these birds, which allows us to detect when the vultures are no longer moving and potentially injured. […]

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Queensland passes laws banning ‘killer’ single-use plastics

Queensland has become the second Australian state to pass laws banning single-use plastics including straws and cutlery that are blighting the state’s waterways and beaches and endangering wildlife. Environmental groups congratulated the Queensland government after it passed legislation on Wednesday night that will ban single-use plastic items, including polystyrene food containers and cups, from 1 […]

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Growing Food and Protecting Nature Don’t Have to Conflict – Here’s How They Can Work Together

By Thomas Hertel Growing food in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way – while also producing enough of it – is among the most important challenges facing the U.S. and the world today. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that food security can’t be taken for granted. Putting affordable food on the table requires both […]

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I’m a climate scientist – here’s three key things I have learned over a year of COVID

The planet had already warmed by around 1.2℃ since pre-industrial times when the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic on March 11 2020. This began a sudden and unprecedented drop in human activity, as much of the world went into lockdown and factories stopped operating, cars kept their engines off and planes were grounded. […]

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It may look like an art show but these ‘dancing lights’ reduce pesticide use by 50%

Credit: Daan Roosegaarde. On a plot of farmland in Lelystad, Netherlands, art and technology merge in a stunning light show. During the day, the 20,000-square-meter field looks like any piece of farmland, but by the night it is transformed into a psychedelic wonderland. Don’t be fooled by the pretty lights, though. The installation actually serves […]

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