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March 19, 2022
Ten ways wars harm wildlife

Wars don't just affect people, the long term effects can destroy the environment as easily as they destroy lives.

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March 17, 2022
Moving croplands could hugely reduce their impact

It's not just what is in our diets that determines our food footprint, where the crops are grown matters too.

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February 1, 2022
There are more tree species than we thought, BUT...

We haven't discovered all of the tree species on the planet yet, but will we drive them to extinction before we do?

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December 21, 2021
Frankincense and myrrh, revered since ancient times, are under threat

These two resins have been thought of as valuable for thousands of years, but now the trees that produce them are in danger.

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December 8, 2021
Daycares show playing on 'Forest Floor' changes kid's immune systems

An experiment at daycares in Finland shows simple environmental changes can actually affect us in biological ways.

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November 30, 2021
Planting, not building, our way to climate change safety

Planting coastal vegetation to prevent erosion and reduce flood risk is a lower carbon solution than building concrete breakwater blocks.

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November 24, 2021
The world’s largest organism is slowly being eaten by deer

The world's largest living thing is being slowly eaten by deer (but climate change is playing a part).

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November 9, 2021
Charles Darwin told us the right way to reforest 150 years ago

A 150-year-old note from Charles Darwin is inspiring a change in the way forests are planted today.

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October 10, 2021
Reasons to have some ocean optimism

We write a lot about the problems with our oceans, but there are also reasons to have a little hope for the future.

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September 30, 2021
23 species moved from the Endangered to Extinct list

Twenty three more species are declared extinct with man-made climate change and habitat destruction are largely to blame.

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September 21, 2021
Romanian forests, Europe's biodiversity heartland, are at risk

Romanian forests are disappearing at an alarming rate due to illegal logging which corrupt state institutions have been unable to curb.

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September 20, 2021
Rapid climate change is influencing evolution

As the climate changes, so do warm-blooded animals. Warmer temperatures are causing numerous species to try and stay cooler through various evolutionary adaptations.

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September 14, 2021
The state of soil: Problems and solutions under our feet

We don't pay enough attention to what is happening under our feet. Prof. Claire Chenu, a soil expert, explains why it matters.

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July 26, 2021
Monks Wood Wilderness - What really happens when we let land rewild

Should we reforest or rewild, and just how does rewilding work anyway? Monks Wood shows a unique 60 year old example

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July 9, 2021
Research shows how reforesting Europe would increase rainfall

Planting trees can have a real effect on climate both locally and globally, including a big effect on rainfall levels.

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June 8, 2021
Why we cannot meet sustainable development goals with a sick ocean

The oceans are our greatest shared resource, and sustainable development can never really happen if they are not healthy.

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May 28, 2021
What would happen if the entire tropics were reforested?

What would happen if all the farmland in the tropics, from Brazil to Congo and Indonesia, was abandoned and turned back into forests?

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May 24, 2021
Planting trees is not enough, we have to restore forests

Planting trees is great, but it is not enough. We need to stop deforestation and to restore existing forests worldwide.

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May 19, 2021
Agroforestry needs to 'go big' to save the future of chocolate

Cathy Watson, Chief of Partnerships at World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), explains why it is time to 'go big' on agroforestry.

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May 17, 2021
We are not doing nearly enough to protect spiders

Spiders are misunderstood, but they need our help, and we may need to overcome our biases and fears to make that happen.

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May 10, 2021
EU court upholds ban on bee killing neonicotinoid insecticides

Last week the European Court of Justice upheld a ban on neonicotinoid insecticides that have been linked with killing bees.

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April 21, 2021
Climate change threatens coffee but this wild species could just save it

Climate change threatens everything on our planet, including our morning cup of coffee, but a forgotten wild species could save it.

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April 21, 2021
The effects of the pandemic on ocean conversation issues

A lot of good happened to the natural world during a year of less human interference, but it's not all just sunshine.

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April 18, 2021
How underwater speakers can help save coral reefs

Dying coral reefs are far too quiet, but using artificial healthy reef sounds can bring fish species back and kickstart a revival.

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April 17, 2021
New Attenborough narrated film shows how lockdown has affected wildlife

'The Year Earth Changed' shows just how well the world starts to recover when humans get out of the way.

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April 9, 2021
The ocean is becoming more stable - that might not be a good thing

With our unstable climate, we think that anything being 'stable' should be good, but in the case of the ocean that's not the case.

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March 27, 2021
The huge decline in oceanic sharks and rays over the last 50 years

A new report shows that the number of oceanic sharks and rays worldwide has decreased by 71% since 1970.

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March 22, 2021
Ten amazing things you might not know about trees

We all know that they store carbon and stop soil erosion, here are a few more amazing and less known things about trees.

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March 22, 2021
The essential fly - It's not all about bees!

Everyone respects a bee but flies get a lot less love, despite the reality that they are hugely important pollinators.

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March 11, 2021
How saving one mature street tree is better for us than planting a load of new ones

Planting new trees is great, but they aren't nearly as good for us as preserving the mature street trees we already have.

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February 17, 2021
Report says one-third of oak species face threat of extinction

Nearly one-third of all oak species (31%) are considered threatened with extinction, according to a new Red List report.

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