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Less acid rain led to biological recovery

At the end of the twentieth century acidification was a serious problem in Europe, thanks to international cooperation. The success of the Air Convention led to dramatic decreases in sulphur dioxide which has improved chemical conditions in freshwaters and a biological recovery of acid-sensitive organisms.
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The coupled climate and biodiversity crises

Humanity is facing major social and ecological impacts from climate change and biodiversity loss. These two crises are intertwined, with common causes ...
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International Ocean Acidification Action Week

Ocean Acidification (OA) caused by CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels puts our seas at danger. Corals, cod, salmon, shrimps and shellfish are among the organisms at peril ...
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Global warming alters plankton communities

Plankton are cornerstones in marine food webs. Now research in the Mediterranean Sea shows that even short-term heat waves in the oceans can cause great damage to plankton communities.
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Editorial: Need for an integrated view on oceans and climate

The oceans are hotter than ever. New records for marine heatwaves seem to be set more or less annually.
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Harvests from rewetted land

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions we need to restore huge areas of degraded peatland. Paludiculture can play an important part in stimulating interest among landowners.
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EU agrees deforestation law

Last December the EU agreed that companies will have to show that their products have not contributed to deforestation if they want to sell them in the EU.
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Towards a Latin American agenda for a just socio-ecological transition

Climate Action Network Latin America hosted a series of regional dialogues during 2021 on how to jointly advance the climate, biodiversity and human rights agendas.
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Climate change is everywhere – so is marine litter

As heavy rains and storms become more frequent more litter will be transported to the sea. Marine litter is projected to triple by 2040.
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Egypt’s coral reefs endangered due to climate change

Climate change could affect 94% of Egypt’s coral reef tourism income, says study. For many years the rich and diverse ecosystem of ...
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