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Billions are needed to deliver the COP15 nature deal, but the funds for biodiversity are tiny

Billions are needed to deliver the COP15 nature deal, but the funds for biodiversity are tiny

Morningstar lists 175 funds that execute environmental investing strategies December 20, 2022 3 minute read Climate-conscious investors have funneled billions of dollars into clean energy, but investment flows into protecting and better managing the world’s ecosystems remain small by comparison, Reuters reported. That could change after negotiators at the UN nature summit in Montreal secured …

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Environmentalists are set to turn the Orange County oil field into a nature preserve

Environmentalists are set to turn the Orange County oil field into a nature preserve

On Friday, the non-profit Trust for Public Land completed the purchase of an oil field atop the coastal cliffs of Newport Beach, ensuring the property will be cleaned up and preserved as open space. The 384-acre Banning Ranch property, whose future was at the center of an intense decades-long struggle in Orange County, is believed …

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Almost all countries sign radical agreement to protect nature

Almost all countries sign radical agreement to protect nature

MONTREAL, Quebec — About 190 countries early Monday endorsed a sweeping United Nations agreement to protect 30 percent of the world’s land and oceans by 2030 and take a range of other actions against biodiversity loss, a growing crisis under the radar which, if left unchecked, it jeopardizes the planet’s food and water supply as …

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A dry lake from the air

As the Murray River overflows, nature flourishes and the region comes alive

Floodwaters from the Murray River infiltrate plains, wetlands and lakes that have been parched for half a century, prompting birds and vegetation to rebound across the drought-stricken land. Key points: Flood waters from the Murray River are flowing to areas that have not been well soaked since the 1970s Conservationists on the ground are keeping …

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Disorder-Assisted Assembly of Strongly Correlated Luminous Fluids – Nature

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Majorana-like Coulomb spectroscopy in the absence of zero bias peaks – Nature

Beenakker, C. Search for Majorana fermions in superconductors. Ann. Rev. of Condens. Physics of matter. 4113-136 (2013). ADS CAS Google Scholar Article Aasen, D. et al. Milestones towards Majorana-based quantum computing. Phys. Rev. X 6031016 (2016). Google Scholar Aguado, R. Majorana quasiparticles in condensed matter. Round. New Cimento 40523–593 (2017). CAS Google Scholar Lutchyn, RM …

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Groundbreaking findings: New analysis reveals true nature of ancient asteroid

The new information from the Ryugu samples could help redefine the standard elemental compositions of solid materials in the solar system. Direct samples from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu offer scientists insight into the raw materials of solid matter in the outer regions of the early solar system. Since ancient Greece, humans have been fascinated by …

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Bird lover's app lets people get out into nature while helping bird and wildlife conservation

Bird lover’s app lets people get out into nature while helping bird and wildlife conservation

A new app is working to reconnect humans with the great outdoors. Birding social network Birda helps outdoor adventurers identify and record various species of birds. But it’s not just something for avid birdwatchers. QUIZ: NAME THIS BIRD! CAN YOU MATCH THESE BEAUTIFUL BIRDS WITH THEIR CORRECT NAMES? Birda co-founders John and Natalie White, who …

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Government to weaken water pollution targets in ‘attack on nature’

Water pollution targets are due to be weakened by the government next week, the Guardian can reveal, as Environment Act targets will give farmers an extra three years to reduce the dumping of their waste into the watercourse. River activists said the news was proof the government had not given up on its “attack on …

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