Environment

Developing countries urge more climate funding at pre-COP27 in DR Congo

Issued on: 05/10/2022 – 09:53 Developing countries have driven home the message that they require more funding to fight climate change at the pre-COP27 talks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which are due to end Tuesday. Access to funds to adapt to a warming planet, as well as compensation for damages caused by climate …

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Like it or not, gene-edited crops are coming to the EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article This summer’s drought – thought to be Europe’s worst in at least 500 years – wreaked havoc on crops across much of the Continentparching sunflower fields in Hungary, slashing Spain’s olive harvest by at least a third and threatening the survival of the honey industry in Romania. As …

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French cities ditch World Cup festivities to protest Qatar’s record on human rights, environment

With a little over a month left until the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar, a string of French cities – including Paris, Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Marseille – have announced they are boycotting the tournament and will not set up the customary fan zones with giant TV screens to promote it. The …

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UN accuses Bangladesh of suppressing environmental activism | Environment News

The UN says the Digital Security Act is being used to punish criticism of government, including its environmental policies. Dhaka, Bangladesh – Environmental activist Shahnewaz Chowdhury is currently out on bail. The 37-year-old was arrested in May under the Digital Security Act (DSA) for a Facebook post expressing his concerns about a coal power project …

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Australia targets zero-extinction with promise to conserve land | Environment News

Government says it will aim to conserve 30 percent of Australia’s land mass in attempt to protect its unique wildlife. Australia has set a target of zero extinction for its unique plants and animals, promising to preserve at least 30 percent of its land amid severe pressure on the country’s environment. Unveiling the Threatened Species …

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Meet the Smithsonian Scientist Unlocking Crucial Conservation Clues in the Genetic Code of Koalas | Smithsonian Voices

Smithsonian chief scientist Rebecca Johnson snaps a selfie with one of her most enduring research subjects, the koala, at Australia’s Featherdale Wildlife Park. Nicholas Langley Few species inspire as much adoration as the koala. Thanks to their cuddly charm, these Australian marsupials are global celebrities, inspiring everything from plush toys to cartoon characters. Koalas are …

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Meet the Smithsonian Scientist Unlocking Crucial Conservation Clues in the Genetic Code of Koalas | Smithsonian Voices

Smithsonian chief scientist Rebecca Johnson snaps a selfie with one of her most enduring research subjects, the koala, at Australia’s Featherdale Wildlife Park. Nicholas Langley Few species inspire as much adoration as the koala. Thanks to their cuddly charm, these Australian marsupials are global celebrities, inspiring everything from plush toys to cartoon characters. Koalas are …

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More than 1,700 land activists murdered in the past decade | Environment News

About 200 environmental and land-defense activists were killed in 2021 alone with Mexico the deadliest country with 54 deaths, according to Global Witness report. More than 1,700 environmental activists have been killed “trying to protect their land and resources” over the past decade, according to a report by international NGO Global Witness. In 2021 alone, …

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