The Invasion of Microplastics

The Invasion of Microplastics Microplastics and microbeads are small particles of plastic. There simply are little pieces of plastic. They are man-made in their 'micro' form or are a product of the breakdown of larger plastics. Small or large, they ...
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The Need for a Global Deal for Nature

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature We chart a course for immediately protecting at least 30% of Earth’s surface to put the brakes on rapid biodiversity loss, and then add another 20% ...
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How to Design Cities Where Both People & Nature Can Flourish

Here's how to design cities where people and nature can both flourish Urban nature has a critical role to play in the future liveability of cities. An emerging body of research reveals that bringing nature back into our cities can ...
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Shrinking Winter Snowpack Harms Northeast Forests Year-round

Shrinking winter snowpack harms Northeast forests year-round Climate change often conjures up images of heat, drought and hurricanes. But according to the latest U.S. National Climate Assessment, released on Nov. 23, 2018, winters have warmed three times faster than summers ...
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Ten Years After The Crisis, What Is Happening To The World’s Bees?

Ten years after the crisis, what is happening to the world's bees? Ten years ago, beekeepers in the United States raised the alarm that thousands of their hives were mysteriously empty of bees. What followed was global concern over a ...
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The Ort Reports —Thwarting Food Waste at an Early Age

"Ooh, ahh, the Ort Report, I said a-ooh, ahh, Ort Report, Shakey shakey shakey..." (Repeat twice, and don’t forget to swish your hands in the air during the jiggy part.) This song’s goal is simple: reminding us to just eat ...
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Curbing our Addiction to Plastics

Plastic is everywhere. Take a look around and you’ll be surprised! But do we need that much? No. Not really… There are solutions to reduce your plastic dependency, in turn reducing waste, saving our wildlife, and reducing your carbon footprint ...
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What are Ecosystem Services?

Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth's ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature." —Jim Fowler Ecosystem services are ...
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Ecological Ethics A&A —From Awareness To Action

A friend and I were chatting ‘over’ ethics recently. The context was our species’ fascination of a limitless growth model, showcased for instance in our expectations with respect to our human biology (e.g., our quest for biological immortality), as well ...
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Eating Less Meat? It Matters & It’s Easy

If every person stopped eating meat and dairy for just one day a week, it would be the equivalent of removing 7.6 million cars from the road, or not driving 91 billion miles. That is incredible. Seems simple, right? Well ...
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