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Investing to Save Earth’s Vanishing Biodiversity

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“Investing in Biodiversity for People and Planet,” is the theme of the UN Biodiversity Conference taking place now in Egypt. Officials from 190 countries have gathered to halt the loss of animals and plants and protect the ecosystems that support the livelihoods of billions.

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EU & China Shape ‘Sustainable Blue Economy’

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Two of the world’s largest ocean economies – the European Union and China – have agreed to work together “to improve the international governance of the oceans in all its aspects, including by combating illegal fishing and promoting a sustainable blue economy.

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Restoring Ruined Lands Reverses Trail of Misery

Excessive erosion on the U.S. Prairie. An inch of soil can take hundreds of years to form, but it can be swept away in a few seasons. Sediment loads in rivers silt up fish spawning beds, degrade drinking water quality, and cause silting of productive estuaries and reservoirs. March 27, 2017 (Photo by Rick Bohn / U.S. Fish & Wwildlife Service) Public domain

Human activities are degrading lands throughout the world, undermining the well-being of billions of people, driving mass migrations and violent conflicts, species extinctions and climate change, finds a new comprehensive assessment.

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Institutional Cooking Stoves in Uganda

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Part of the Maximpact mission includes assisting worthwhile projects to raise awareness. Today we would like to introduce one such project, ‘The Dissemination of Improved Institutional Cooking Stoves to Primary and Secondary Schools in Uganda’. The initiative is helping to improve the lives of children and their communities, while reducing emissions through the distribution of improved institutional cooking stoves.

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Where Tourists Step Lightly, Biodiversity Flourishes

Where Tourists Step Lightly Biodiversity Flourishes

“We share our planet with millions of species of wild animals and plants. They keep us alive through making fresh air, clean water and healthy soils; they are used every day to make medicine, food and furniture and they support cultural, recreational and tourism…”

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Europe Finds Funds for Rewilding

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Catching on in Europe, rewilding is large-scale conservation to restore and protect natural processes and core wilderness areas, provide connectivity between such areas, and protect or reintroduce apex predators and keystone species.

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167 Nations Act to Protect Biodiversity

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To safeguard the full spectrum of diverse living creatures, the UN Biodiversity Conference opened December 2. By the time the final gavel struck early Saturday morning, 167 countries had agreed on long- and short-term actions.

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167 Nations Adopt New Urban Agenda

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Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, has wrapped up in Quito, Ecuador, as delegations adopted the New Urban Agenda, a new framework that details how cities should be planned and managed to best achieve sustainability.

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Today Is Earth Overshoot Day 2016

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Earth Overshoot Day this year falls on August 8. Today, humanity’s demands on nature this year exceed what the Earth can regenerate before year’s end calculates the international sustainability think tank Global Footprint Network, the international conservation group WWF and more than 30 other partners.

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