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A Gray Whale Swam Halfway Across the World, Setting a New Record:
The whale traveled from the North Pacific to Namibia, more than 16,700 miles & over halfway around the world.
It’s the longest distance ever recorded by a marine vertebrate.
UK Banks to Reveal Exposure to Climate Crisis for First Time:
UK banks must reveal their exposure to the climate crisis, highlighting the risks that climate impacts will pose for the financial system as part of @bankofengland’s climate stress tests.
Climate change & nature loss threaten human health, wealth, happiness & identity.
The @G7 can lead the way towards an equitable, #naturepositive & carbon neutral future.
Will they step up, or will they go down in history as the ones who threw away our last chance?
There is a direct relationship between reducing emissions, restoring nature, creating jobs and ensuring long-term economic growth.
The @G7 has an unprecedented opportunity to drive a global Green Industrial Revolution and transform the way we live.
Climate & Nature Crises Must be Addressed Holistically:
Humanity must solve the climate & nature crises together or risk solving neither say 50 of the world’s leading scientists in joint @IPBES & @IPCC_CH report.
We risk an “unforgivable lost opportunity” by not emerging from Covid-19 with newly green economies, the @UN secretary general warned.
“When you’re on the verge of the abyss, you need to make sure your next step is in the right direction.”
6 out of 7 #G7 nations have endorsed the #LeadersPledgeForNature & committed to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030.
The outlier, the U.S., has committed to “bend the curve of biodiversity loss by 2030”.
Now we need action.
Join us on Monday at the @CogX_Festival!
At a @Nature4Climate session, our CEO @Mark_Gough will interview Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta & @KatBruce2 to discuss the enabling role of technology in unlocking nature’s value & scaling nature-based solutions.
The Secret Bears of Bolivia’s Lost Dry Forests:
A secret population of spectacled bears has been discovered in a remnant, endangered forest in the highlands of Bolivia.
It’s one of the last surviving patches of highly imperilled inter-Andean dry forest.
Webinar: Transforming Decision-making for African SMEs:
Join us, @IUCN & @USAID on June 16 to explore how the SME360X software, developed by @GIST_India, can help SMEs to measure, value & manage their impacts & dependencies on natural capital.
.@G7 Leaders Face Make-or-break Moment in Climate & Nature Crises:
The message is clear: Leaders must act now or go down in history as the ones who threw away last-ditch chance.
Our leaders must work together for a #NaturePositive world.
Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big Say @IPBES & @IPCC_CH Scientists:
“Unless the world stops treating climate change & biodiversity collapse as separate issues, neither problem can be addressed effectively.”
https://nyti.ms/3czu7uc Via @nytclimate
Today, in a joint statement, @JoeBiden & @BorisJohnson “committed to mainstreaming nature across all sectors & into economic decision-making” & to “bend the curve of biodiversity loss by 2030” championing @IPBES & @IPCC_CH.
New @IPBES & @IPCC_CH #BiodiversityClimateScience report shows that biodiversity loss & climate change are both driven by human economic activities & mutually reinforce each other.
Neither will be resolved unless both are tackled together.
Colorado Records First Litter of Gray Wolf Pups Since 1940s:
Three pups have been spotted with their parents, state wildlife officials said.
The news comes after the state’s voters narrowly backed a ballot measure to reintroduce wolves to public lands.
To Stem Nature Loss, Start by Ending Harmful Subsidies, Economists Say:
Raising hundreds of billions of dollars in new “nature” finance will achieve little unless current incentives for environmental destruction are removed, analysts say
https://tmsnrt.rs/3vaEOtV Via @TRF_Climate
Two New Species of Flying Squirrel Discovered in the Himalaya:
“This discovery is so exciting…That there were two relatively large animals that had gone unreported shows how little we know about the natural world.”
Leading Investors Urge Governments to End Support for Fossil Fuels:
457 investors who hold almost 1/3 of world’s assets under management called for governments around the world to end support for fossil fuels & set targets for rapid emissions reductions.
Our world faces multiple interconnected crises.
Momentum is building for a world that is equitable, #NaturePositive & carbon neutral.
The @G7 can lead the way. Will they step up #ForNature?
‘It was sad having to leave’: Climate crisis splits Alaskan town in half:
All of Newtok’s residents will have to move to higher ground but funding shortages & Covid mean some are being left behind, splitting the village in half in population & in spirit.
EU Needs Legally Binding Targets to Protect Nature, Say Lawmakers:
The EU has rallied behind scientists’ recommendations to safeguard 30% of the planet.
The Parliament said the EU should push to make this legally binding.
We Are Running Out of Time to Reach A Deal to Save the Natural World:
The world is running out of time to reach an ambitious deal to stem the destruction of nature, co-chair of negotiations for @UNBiodiversity summit warned.
Woods for Wildlife & People Get Funding Boost in England:
Landowners will be paid for creating new woodlands that boost wildlife, increase public access & reduce flooding, under a new £16m scheme for England announced on Wednesday.
Tiger Sharks Are Not Scared of Hurricanes, US Researchers Say:
“It was as if they didn’t even flinch”.
Some species of large sharks will bolt from shallow coasts in the face of fierce storms. Tiger sharks seem to relish the turbulent seas & winds.
The Race to Build Solar Power in the Desert — Without Disrupting Fragile Ecosystems:
As development of large solar projects speeds up, researchers race against the clock to study – & mitigate – the ecosystem implications.
https://bit.ly/3gaVU6J Via @Revelator_News
British Royal Family Urged to Lead Rewilding Efforts & Transform Estates:
Academics, experts & public figures have called on the royal family to rewild their lands as a public commitment to tackle Britain’s biodiversity crisis & show climate leadership.
Amazon deforestation leads to less rain. That threatens Brazilian agribusiness, a rain-fed industry that itself drives deforestation.
Brazilian agribusiness lose up to $1b a year as deforestation cuts rainfall – a problem set to expand if loss continues.
Only Quick Shift to ‘Net Zero’ Emissions Will Boost GDP: Report:
Carbon prices must rise to $160 per tonne by the end of 2030 to reach net zero – & delaying will hurt economies far more than ploughing ahead – finds group of central banks.
Knowledge of Medicinal Plants at Risk as Languages Die Out:
Indigenous languages contain vast amounts of knowledge about ecosystem services provided by the natural world.
But more than 30% of humanity’s 7,400 languages are expected to disappear by 2100.
As Disasters Worsen, California Looks at Curbing Construction in Risky Areas:
The state’s insurance regulator endorsed proposals that could reshape the real estate market, the latest sign of climate shocks hitting the economy.
https://nyti.ms/2SjVgub Via @nytclimate
The Battle to Save England’s Chalk Streams:
Chalk streams are among the planet’s rarest habitats & 85% of them are found in England.
Like rainforests, coral reefs & other rare habitats, chalk streams face a multitude of environmental threats.