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Top conservation issues to watch out for in 2023

15 emerging issues that anyone who cares about biodiversity ought to keep an eye on

Greenwashing terms to avoid at any cost 

Want to be true in advertising, earn trust and avoid lawsuits? Steer clear of this lingo (and use other terms with care).

This report finds 99 percent of the existing U.S. coal fleet is more expensive to run compared to replacement by new solar or wind. Replacing coal plants with local wind and solar would also save enough to finance nearly 150 gigawatts of four-hour battery storage, over 60 percent of the coal fleet’s capacity, and generate $589 billion in new investment across the U.S. Our report provides policy recommendations to facilitate a just transition through the Coal Cost Crossover.

From deforestation to restoration: Policy plots path to Amazon recovery

Reconnecting environment and health

The Covid-19 pandemic highlights the need to protect the environment in order to protect human health

Stop ‘Caving to Fossil Fuel Industry,’ Experts Say as 2022 Confirmed Among Hottest Years on Record 

“Should U.S. and global policymakers fail to significantly ratchet up the ambition of existing climate policies they will all but guarantee irreversible tipping points will be exceeded,” one scientist warned.

Assessing ExxonMobil’s global warming projections

The oil giant Exxon privately “predicted global warming correctly and skilfully” only to then spend decades publicly rubbishing such science in order to protect its core business, new research has found.

Wanted: healthier healthcare products

Biodiversity, human rights safeguards crucial to nature-based solutions: Critics

Looking beyond recycling

Recycled fiber producer Sustana Fiber emphasizes creating a truly circular economy, making it an innovator in the recovered paper and food packaging industries.

NY Agency Sued Over Cryptomining Operation That Could Increase Plant Emissions by 3,500% 

“New York’s landmark climate law means that agencies can’t ignore the climate and environmental justice consequences of their decisions,” said one advocate.


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Designers champion new plastic free solutions platform

Island conservation should focus on land-sea links for most impact, paper says

Endangered foods: why our diet is narrower than ever – and the UK urgently needs to save these seven foods

Can board games teach us about the climate crisis? Game creators say yes

Accelerating biodiversity-positive impact: A conversation with Silverstrand Capital’s Kelvin Chiu

Pesticides and Climate Change: A Vicious Cycle

Re-carbonizing the sea: Scientists to start testing a big ocean carbon idea