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First Asian elephant vaccinated in fight against deadly herpes virus
Tess, a 40-year-old female at Houston zoo, has been given a trial mRNA vaccine to help combat the virus, a leading killer of calves in captivity

Patrick Greenfield

15, Jul, 2024 @7:00 AM

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‘Frog saunas’ could save species from deadly fungal disease, study finds
Australian scientists create brick refuges in greenhouses to help green and golden bell frogs survive infection

Patrick Greenfield

11, Jul, 2024 @7:00 PM

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‘Reform or go out of business,’ carbon offsetting industry told
Study finds carbon credits could raise billions for climate action but only with changes, such as rigorous standards

Patrick Greenfield

26, Jun, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Protecting just 1.2% of Earth’s land could save most-threatened species, says study
Study identifies 16,825 sites around the world where prioritising conservation would prevent extinction of thousands of unique species

Patrick Greenfield

25, Jun, 2024 @9:00 AM

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‘They’re not like puppy dogs. They should be respected’: how to swim with sharks in British waters
Diving with marine life such as blue sharks is growing in popularity in the UK, spurred by footage of encounters on social media

Patrick Greenfield

13, Jun, 2024 @7:00 AM

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More intense, frequent tropical cyclones may devastate seabird colonies – study
Up to 90% ‘lost in the blink of an eye’, say scientists studying Cyclone Ilsa’s effect on birds on Western Australian island

Patrick Greenfield

06, Jun, 2024 @1:11 PM

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Meth-addict fish, aggro starlings, caffeinated minnows: animals radically changed by human drugs – study
Addiction, anxiety and sex reversal have been reported in species by researchers as a range of substances contaminates ecosystems

Patrick Greenfield

06, Jun, 2024 @7:00 AM

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The end of the great northern forests? The tiny tree-killing beetle wreaking havoc on our ancient giants
Forests across Europe, the US and Canada have been hard hit by drought, fires and bark beetles. Now scientists fear the northern hemisphere’s greatest carbon sink is nearing a tipping point

Patrick Greenfield

05, Jun, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Market value of carbon offsets drops 61%, report finds
Negative scientific and press reports on the efficacy of carbon credit projects has led to a ‘direct pullback in buyer investment’

Patrick Greenfield

31, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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California comedown: how illicit cannabis farms have left a wilderness where ‘you’re lucky to see a lizard’
The golden state legalised marijuana production in 2016, but strict curbs have led to a thriving black market. Its hub is in Siskiyou county, where the environmental damage is clear to see

Patrick Greenfield in Siskiyou County

30, May, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Half of world’s mangrove forests are at risk due to human behaviour – study
The loss of the ecosystems, which are vast stores of carbon, would ‘be disastrous for nature and people across the globe’, says IUCN

Patrick Greenfield

23, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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The Bezos Earth fund has pumped billions into climate and nature projects. So why are experts uneasy?
Jeff Bezos’s $10bn climate and biodiversity fund has garnered glittering prizes, but concerns have been voiced over the influence it can buy – and its interest in carbon offsets

Patrick Greenfield

20, May, 2024 @7:15 AM

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