Expand conserved areas to boost global economy ravaged by COVID-19: Report

Protecting 30% of the world’s lands and oceans would cost $140 billion annually, with the target reachable by 2030, according to a report by an international team of scientists and economists released this month. Dramatically increasing protected areas would provide a buffer between human and wildlife communities, helping prevent pandemics such as COVID-19, while also […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Coronavirus: world’s response has slashed CO2 emissions – here’s how to keep them down

How do you respond to a crisis? It’s obvious that the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been dramatically different to anything provoked by repeated scientific warnings about climate change. The many organisations that declared climate emergencies throughout 2019 and 2020 have so far enacted nothing like the scale and speed of action to limit […]

Continue Reading