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The loss of nature's biodiversity is widening the divide between countries, social groups and generations. Photo: LLs Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)LLs Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Vause: “Nature’s exploitation is fueling inequality”

The remarks of the UN economist at the European Environment Agency: "Protecting nature means fighting inequality between nations, the social gap and the generation divide". Climate mitigation and biodiversity protection are crucial
In Indonesia, emissions from land use change and forestry sector have contributed to nearly half of the country's emissions over the past 20 years. Photo: Deanna Ramsay/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Deanna Ramsay/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Climate activists worried as Indonesia leaves anti-deforestation deal with Norway

The termination of the agreement on tree preservation between Oslo and Jakarta puts Indonesia's commitment at risk. As the country has already lost almost 10 million hectares of primary forests in the 21st century.
The food production system, says Ellen MacArthur Foundation's latest report, can be redesigned to let nature thrive Photo: Pixabay Free for commercial use Attribution not requiredPixabay Free for commercial use Attribution not required

Diversity and circular design will lead global food into the future

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: "To create an environmentally friendly food production system, we must redesign the supply chain by diversifying ingredients and regenerating crops."
Soil analysis of the Mayon volcano in the Philippines has revealed some promising species of bacteria. Photo: Patryk Reba Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Patryk Reba Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Soil bacteria from a volcano bring new hope for cancer treatment

Scientists from the University of Los Baños have isolated 30 bacteria species found at the Mayon volcano, in the north of the country. One of them seems to have relevant antibiotic and antitumor properties.
The rush of tourists and the consequences of climate change, says The Guardian, threaten the Lake District, one of the UK's most fascinating places. Photo: Doug Sim Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Doug Sim Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Climate change and tourism are threatening poets’ Lake District

Uncontrolled visitor sprawl and climate change are contributing to erosion and biodiversity loss in Britain's iconic Lake District, according to the Guardian. And restoration is getting more expensive
Land and ecosystem restoration is a key strategy for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UN says. Photo: Douwes Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Douwes Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Forests, peatlands, and drylands wait for their “restoration ambassadors”

It's time to select the aspiring land managers and their restoration. The plan, in line with UN recommendations, covers different ecosystems. Including underrated areas
Tibet, China. Desertification is heavily threatening Central Asia. Photo: Christopher Michel Attribution 2.0 General (CC BY 2.0)Christopher Michel Attribution 2.0 General (CC BY 2.0)

Anti-desertification Chinese sea buckthorn brings a new hope for Asia

Half a century of care to regenerate 50 square kilometers of arid land in Tibet. This is how a resilient plant has beaten desertification
An app developed in Ireland provides a multi-level soil diagnosis. Photo: Pxfuel Free for commercial use, DMCAPxfuel Free for commercial use, DMCA

How’s your soil doing? Ask this Irish app

The app allows you to analyze the health of your soil and suggests how to manage it. An example of technology applied to soil protection.
According to ECB, the failure to prevent climate risk could cost the European economy a 20% loss of GDP by the end of the century. Photo: Piqsels.com, public domainPiqsels.com, public domain

Twin crises climate & biodiversity loss may cost tens of billions a year

Environmental damages impact on the European economy. EU Funds are at risk: "Just 11% of them are truly green".
Protecting the soil ecosystem contributes to human health, the WHO said recently. Photo: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Microbes and biodiversity. Here’s why a healthy soil is so important for human health

As soil allies, microbes are a resource for people' immune systems. Protecting biodiversity therefore means preserving our health.