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Draft UN biodiversity deal calls for protecting 30% of the planet by 2030

Draft UN biodiversity deal calls for protecting 30% of the planet by 2030

MONTREAL – Countries gathered at a United Nations (UN) meeting on biodiversity in Montreal on Sunday (December 18th) were closing in on an agreement to protect 30% of the planet by 2030 and pay out US$30 billion (S$40.7 billion) in annual aid to developing countries to save their ecosystems. Tough talks to seal a ‘peace …

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COP15: China presents biodiversity framework for approval |  Globalnews.ca

COP15: China presents biodiversity framework for approval | Globalnews.ca

Chinese Environment Minister Huang Runqiu presented the proposed text of a new global agreement that would commit to protecting at least 30% of land, water and marine areas by 2030. The draft of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework was released this morning as delegates gather on the penultimate official day of the COP15 biodiversity conference …

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California has approved a very bold plan to reduce pollution that warms the planet

California has approved a very bold plan to reduce pollution that warms the planet

Start your day with LAist Sign up for How To LA, delivered weekday mornings. It’s been a big week on the climate front. On the same day state utility regulators cut rooftop solar incentives, state air regulators approved a very ambitious roadmap to reduce global heating emissions. The overall goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions …

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Whales may play important but overlooked role in tackling climate crisis, researchers say |  CNN

Whales may play important but overlooked role in tackling climate crisis, researchers say | CNN

CNN — The largest whales in the world are more than just amazing creatures. Like the ocean, soil and forests, whales can help save humanity from the accelerating climate crisis by sequestering and storing carbon emissions that are warming the planet, researchers say. In a paper published Thursday in the journal Trends in Ecology & …

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Genetic resources emerge as a defining issue at COP15

Genetic resources emerge as a defining issue at COP15

As the Cop15 biodiversity conference enters its final days, a stocktaking meeting this weekend in Montreal highlighted a slew of unresolved issues threatening to block a strong outcome. The plenary meeting attended by negotiating teams representing more than 190 countries in Montreal acknowledged considerable progress, but also indicated that there are still many areas of …

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'It's a selfless act': How climate change may impact the decision to have children - ABC Everyday

‘It’s a selfless act’: How climate change may impact the decision to have children – ABC Everyday

Australia’s fertility rate is falling. Concern about climate change is one of the many reasons people choose to have fewer children, if at all. Experts say fewer babies born can have a positive impact on the environment, although there are negative implications associated with rapidly aging populations. While some people are determined to go childless …

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Canadians are ditching some plastic habits as nationwide ban looms, data shows - National |  Globalnews.ca

Canadians are ditching some plastic habits as nationwide ban looms, data shows – National | Globalnews.ca

Canadians appear to be slowly reducing their use of straws and plastic grocery bags ahead of a nationwide ban on these items taking effect next month, according to new statistics. The Canadian government is seeking to reduce indoor plastic pollution by the end of the decade as negotiations for a formal plastics management treaty begin …

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Fire plan would cut 2.4 million trees from New Jersey’s Pinelands

BASS RIVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — Up to 2.4 million trees would be felled as part of a project to prevent major wildfires in a federally protected New Jersey forest heralded as a unique environmental treasure. New Jersey environment officials say the plan to kill trees in a section of Bass River State Forest is designed …

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Ocean mapping by Saildrones could lead to better forecasts of storm surges

Ocean mapping by Saildrones could lead to better forecasts of storm surges

Saildrones are autonomous vehicles working in the ocean off the coast of Florida. They help us understand climate change, hurricanes and forecasts. Much of the destruction caused by hurricanes comes from storm surge, but it’s hard to predict. come up with better information about the ocean floor. Hurricane winds aren’t the only thing that influences …

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Pacific islands are fighting for their existence before rising sea levels engulf them

Pacific islands are fighting for their existence before rising sea levels engulf them

Despite contributing less than 0.03% of total global carbon emissions, the Pacific islands are on the front lines of the climate crisis. Entire countries could be submerged under water in the next two to three decades. How do these island states fight for survival? A country is more than its land. A country is its …

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