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Horizon scan: the opportunities and threats facing Earth’s biodiversity

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It is no secret that the diversity of life around us is plummeting. Scientists declared more than 100 species to be extinct in 2020 alone. That’s bad news not only for the creatures themselves but for those of us (tha...

Thomas Lovejoy, biologist who championed biodiversity, dies at age 80

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Thomas E Lovejoy, a leading conservation biologist who was credited with popularizing the term “biological diversity”, è morto. È stato 80. His death was announced by George Mason University, where he was director of...

Scotland’s rainforests are a biodiversity treasure

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It was disappointing to read in the Guardian that “Britain has no rainforests to soak up carbon dioxide emissions” (The problem with blue carbon: can seagrass be replanted … by hand?, 5 novembre). Britain emphatically...

Nearly half of Britain’s biodiversity has gone since industrial revolution

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Almost half of Britain’s natural biodiversity has disappeared over the centuries, with farming and urban spread triggered by the industrial and agricultural revolutions being blamed as major factors for this loss. Tha...

How biodiversity loss is jeopardising the drugs of the future

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What will biodiversity loss mean for drug discovery?Traditionally used as a painkiller for headaches, snowdrops are now known to slow the onset of dementia. In the 1950s, a natural alkaloid called galantamine was extr...

World’s biggest biodiversity summit since Covid opens in Marseille

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The world’s biggest biodiversity summit since the start of the pandemic has opened in the French port city of Marseille with a warning from Emmanuel Macron that “there is no vaccine for a sick planet”. Speaking at the...

La ricchezza della biodiversità! Perché è il momento di far scatenare le erbacce nei nostri giardini

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Nome: Giardini di erbacce. Età: Forse più vecchio dei giardini reali. Aspetto: Bellissimo. Le erbacce non sono belle. sì. Gli spazi verdi sono belli. Le erbacce sono verdi. Dunque, le erbacce sono bellissime. Sicuro. Try telling tha...

Il nuovo algoritmo della biodiversità "deteriorerà la gamma di habitat naturali in Inghilterra"

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La nuova metrica del governo per la biodiversità dovrà essere urgentemente migliorata se sarà adatta allo scopo, accademici e ambientalisti hanno avvertito. Il guadagno netto della biodiversità (BNG) metrica, pubblicato da Nat...

Rewilding our cities: bellezza, biodiversity and the biophilic cities movement

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Our cities are dominated by glass-faced edifices that overheat like greenhouses then guzzle energy to cool down. Anziché, we could have buildings that are intimately connected to the living systems that have evolved w...

UN’s Kunming biodiversity summit delayed a second time

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Covid pandemic continues to hamper plans for key gathering to agree targets on protecting natureA key United Nations summit to negotiate an accord for nature similar to the Paris climate agreement has been postponed f...