Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change

GreenBiz

Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change. The result, according to the method’s proponents , is complex ecosystems perfectly suited to local conditions that improve biodiversity, grow quickly and absorb more carbon dioxide. They act as oases for biodiversity, supporting up to 20 times as many species as non-native, managed forests. Urban forests bring many benefits to communities beyond their impact on biodiversity.

Breaking: Biodiversity

Business Green

Would that the same could be said of global biodiversity - or the living natural world to give it its more evocative name and rid it of the emotional distancing that accompanies the dry scientific terminology. Most important of all, plummeting clean tech costs point a path towards how the market failure that leads to climate change - the failure to put a price on polluting externalities - could be rectified. Efforts to tackle biodiversity loss enjoy no such luck.

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Report reveals hypocrisy of world’s biggest plastic polluters

Envirotec Magazine

Talking Trash critically analysed voluntary commitments from the ten biggest plastic polluters (Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Mars Incorporated, Mondel?z The Coca-Cola Company is the biggest plastic polluter in the world, with a plastic footprint of 2.9

On our watch… biodiversity breakdown

Fairsnape

Although over recent years in the built environment, ‘on our watch’, we have been discussing and to varying degree implementing biodiversity net gain, biodiversity units, action plans, habitat exchange, ecology of place, connectivity with nature and biophilic design.

'Earth's living systems are being compromised': World misses all UN biodiversity targets

Business Green

Range of targets on deforestation, habitats, oceans, plastic pollution adopted a decade ago have all been missed or are heading in wrong direction, UN report warns. Goals around plastic pollution and excess nutrients are also far off track.

Growing Hope – Supporting Biodiversity and Enhancing Human Well-Being

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : A myriad of factors drive habitat loss from the local to the global level: global warming, land-use change, pollution, agricultural intensification and land abandonment all contribute to the current decline in biodiversity.

Combating the Biodiversity Crisis and Learning to Live in Harmony with Nature

Green Market Oracle

We are facing a biodiversity crises and the actions we take this year will determine the fate of life on Earth. Biodiversity loss has a cascade of impacts which is why it is tied to the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ). Biodiversity was a salient theme at the G7 Summit in August.

Going Low-Carbon Can Help Brazil Build Back Better

The City Fix

Brazil faces a fundamental choice of how to address the convergence of multiple crises it is now seeing: health, economic and environmental. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and multiplied the risks and weaknesses in our societies and economies, disproportionately impacting poor.

Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss are Center Stage at WEF 2020

Green Market Oracle

Along with biodiversity loss, climate change is considered to be the greatest threat the world faces. While academics have been at the forefront of efforts to acknowledge and respond to the climate and biodiversity crises, most businesses and governments have not been doing enough.

Addressing Biodiversity Loss: The Convention on Biological Diversity

Green Market Oracle

Unless we act in a timely fashion to prevent further destruction of biodiversity entire ecosystems are at risk of collapse. According to a recent IPBES report human activity (eg climate change causing emissions, habitat loss and pollution) could result in the demise of up to one million species in the next 20 years. The goal is to secure a deal that would protect biodiversity as part of the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity.

Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change

AGreenLiving

Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change Alex Thornton Fri, 08/07/2020 – 00:30 How much space do you think you need to grow a forest? The result, according to the method’s proponents , is complex ecosystems perfectly suited to local conditions that improve biodiversity, grow quickly and absorb more carbon dioxide. They act as oases for biodiversity, supporting up to 20 times as many species as non-native, managed forests.

Mauritius oil spill: How coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass could be affected

Eco-Business

Mauritius is a biodiversity hotspot and much of the island’s unique wildlife depends on intricate connections between the reefs, lagoons, seagrass meadows and mangroves, so pollution in one habitat will have devastating ripple effects

How COVID-19 changes perceptions of trade in wildlife

AGreenLiving

Business Green air pollution been-seen biodiversity collective covid-19 drives-economic hit-series occupying-our pandemic-and tiger-king wildlife-tradeBetween the COVID-19 pandemic and Netflix’s hit series “Tiger King,” wildlife trade is occupying our collective psyche at a level never been seen before. Excerpt from: How COVID-19 changes perceptions of trade in wildlife.

The climate case for construction

AGreenLiving

Business Green biodiversity clean-economy impact-on-the outsize-impact pollution prevention profoundly-practical- the-environmentBuildings have an outsize impact on the environment. But there are solutions to make construction more efficient, resilient and safer. Continued here: The climate case for construction.

China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025

AGreenLiving

To mitigate the resulting plastic pollution , the Chinese government is set to enact a plastic ban, phasing out the production and use of several single-use plastic items by 2025, thanks to a detailed policy directive and timeline from the country’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Eco Green Recycle biodiversity carlo ratti associati cop25 latin america north plastic ban plastic bans plastic pollution reconfigurable roads

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UK set to miss the mark on host environmental goals, research shows

Business Green

New analysis reveals targets covering air pollution, water quality, recycling, tree planting, renewable energy and biodiversity are all on track to be missed in the coming years

5 Ways Bog Mats Help Protect Environment

Energy Refuge

Factors such as oilfield rigging, real-estate projects, urbanization and pollution are leading to rapid destruction of wetlands. An area`s biodiversity is significantly affected by earthworms and beetles as they depend on the soil for sustenance and shelter. Biodiversity environment ForestsNecessary steps must be taken by companies and their contractors to avert damage to environmentally sensitive areas.

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September is Coastal Cleanup Month with a new look for 2020

AGreenLiving

Knowing what has been collected is an effective way to identify the source of the pollution and provide data for policymakers. Ocean pollution, particularly plastic from inland as well as boating activities, has become a massive environmental issue in recent years. In addition to waste removal, a secondary goal is to educate communities about the hazards of ocean pollution and share the importance of marine life and aquatic biodiversity.

Alliance of more than 11,000 scientists warns that our planet faces a climate emergency

AGreenLiving

Doing so can help reduce short-lived pollutants like black carbon (soot), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and methane, thereby slowing climate feedback loops and minimizing any warming trends. Habitat and biodiversity losses must be avoided by curtailing forest overharvesting and mismanagement. Business Eco Green biodiversity climate climate change policy climate change science during-the-1992 earth ecosystems environment forests-rapidly news scientists-also

30 of world’s largest cities have hit peak greenhouse gas emissions milestone, C40 analysis shows

AGreenLiving

Meanwhile, in 2005, the multinational organization now known as C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, or C40 for short, was founded when representatives from 18 mega-cities cooperatively forged an agreement to address widespread pollution and climate change. Green akt biodiversity c40 climate change news philadelphia toronto urban-recreation vancouverThe international community has collaboratively crusaded to quickly reach peak global greenhouse gas emissions.

How Reusing Items Can Help The Environment

The Environmental Blog

The state of our environment today is due to the broadening issues arising from loss of biodiversity, inappropriate means of disposing of waste , overpopulation, the depletion of natural resources, and increased deforestation. Moreover, poor methods of managing waste lead to an increase in soil and water contamination and air pollution. Lessens Environmental Pollution. Pollution is one of the current environmental problems tormenting the world.

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Still in the dark about targets? Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Envirotec Magazine

Similarly, nothing was mentioned about NO2, or what new powers might be granted to local authorities to strengthen their ability to enforce air pollution standards – something that had also been promised prior to the Bill’s publication. Soil and biodiversity.

How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change

GreenBiz

The problem, these experts said, is that the much-ballyhooed Green New Deal doesn’t adequately address the many environmental and social challenges that lie along the world’s shorelines and into the deep blue: industrial overfishing; coastal flooding; declining biodiversity; plastic waste; irresponsible tourism; unsustainable aquaculture; oil and chemical pollution; invasive species; and a range of other issues, many affecting the lives and livelihoods of coastal communities.

Government seeks legally-binding environmental targets from 2022

Business Green

Defra promises 'robust, evidence led process' to set in statute air, water, waste and biodiversity targets by the end of October 2022.

Amazon rainforest might reach irreversible tipping point as early as 2021

AGreenLiving

Dire consequences include biodiversity loss, rampant ecosystem failure and climate repercussions. Eco Green a-policy-brief british climate climate change environmental destruction news photosynthetic textile pollution study tipping-point trees worldRelentless Amazon deforestation and gross mishandling of the region by Brazilian authorities and agricultural advocates are pushing the world’s largest tropical rainforest closer to the brink of catastrophic ecological collapse.

World Environment Day and Covid-19: Making Time for Nature

Green Market Oracle

The biodiversity focus of this year's WED calls us reimagin our relationship with nature. We are polluting the planet and destroying habitats upon which we all depend. It even helps mitigate the impact of climate change by absorbing carbon, reducing air pollution and helping to cool cities. Human action has reduced biodiversity and modified wildlife population structures and at an unprecedented rate.

Reflections on ‘Extinction: The Facts’ by Sir David Attenborough

Low Impact

’ “I may not be here to see it, but if we make the right decisions at this critical moment, we can safeguard our planet’s ecosystems, its extraordinary biodiversity and all its inhabitants.”

River-friendly businesses honoured as scheme sparks growing environmental network

Envirotec Magazine

A number of firms have secured “River-Friendly Business” status through an initiative which aims to help companies work together to tackle water pollution. Representatives from all 10 River-Friendly Businesses (photo credit: Dean Atkins).

Birds benefiting from climate change may find their boost short-lived

Envirotec Magazine

Richard Gregory said: “Our precious wildlife is already struggling to cope with habitat destruction, farming practices, pollution, harmful fishing and invasive non-native species humans have introduced into fragile eco-systems. The climate crisis and biodiversity crisis are two sides of the same coin and need to be tackled together. Cuckoos were among the bird species examined in the study (image credit: Ben Andrew).

Are Earth’s species really doomed? This study has a hot new take.

Grist

Past studies on climate-driven extinction and biodiversity loss tended to lump a bunch of different factors under the climate change umbrella. When it comes to human-driven species slaughters, there’s (new) good news and there’s (old) bad news.

New study pinpoints the places most at risk on a warming planet

Grist

It’s an unprecedented degree of detail for a global biodiversity model. Patricia Balvanera, a professor of biodiversity at TK who wasn’t involved in the study, said the new model “provides an extremely important tool to inform policy decisions and shape responses.”. biodiversity report released this spring. Plants that filter nitrogen out of a stream are only “useful” for humans if they’re downstream of the pollution source and upstream of the population.

Event celebrates the mineral products industry’s contribution to conservation

Envirotec Magazine

The event also included the MPA’s Restoration & Biodiversity Awards, presented by BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today presenter, Sybil Ruscoe. ” Commenting, MPA’s Chief Executive, Nigel Jackson said: “By creating new habitats during quarry restoration, mineral products companies are uniquely placed to increase biodiversity and this year’s submissions and winners of our prestigious awards once again enrich and extend the legacy the industry has built over the decades.

Climate-adaptive park in Copenhagen wins Arne of the Year Award

AGreenLiving

Using blue-green space as a sponge for rainwater, the cloudburst adaptation project not only mitigates the effects of cloudbursts, but also increases biodiversity, improves health and quality of life for local citizens and reduces air pollution and the urban heat island effect.

Report from engineering consultancy considers best and worst scenarios for the future of the planet

Envirotec Magazine

An ever-expanding population and declining planetary health could lead to gigantic air domes combatting the leading cause of death, air pollution, and the total destabilisation of global weather patterns. The report considers what shape the world will be in by 2050.

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Earth Day 22nd April – Importance of protecting our nature amid the Virus spread!

Econaur

Outraged by oil spills, smog and polluted rivers, 20 million people took to the streets, protesting what they recognized as an environmental crisis. There are new tools for volunteering and advocacy and opportunities to participate as citizen scientists–using the Earth Challenge 2020 app to measure data such as air quality and plastic pollution, right where you are. Nature is in crisis, threatened by biodiversity and habitat loss, global heating and toxic pollution.