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Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel
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Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel

Seventy percent of emerging diseases — such as Ebola, Zika and HIV/AIDS — are zoonotic in origin, meaning they circulate in animals before jumping to humans.

Only multi-pronged plan can stich a
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Only multi-pronged plan can stich a "safety net" for the natural world, warns scientists

The UN warned in a landmark report that human activity had "severely degraded" three-quarters of ice-free land on the planet.

How many plants have we wiped out completely? Here are five extinction stories
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How many plants have we wiped out completely? Here are five extinction stories

Once biologists suspect a documented species’ extinction, the challenge then shifts to proving whether it has disappeared forever or just disappeared from sight

'We are at the last hour': From Guterres to Prince Charles, world leaders bat for swift action at UNGA Biodiversity Summit
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'We are at the last hour': From Guterres to Prince Charles, world leaders bat for swift action at UNGA Biodiversity Summit

A notable absentee during the summit was US President Donald Trump, who is in the process of exiting from the Paris Agreement and has withdrawn his support from the WHO.

Ecuadorian hummingbirds can sing and hear in ultrasonic pitches finds news study
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Ecuadorian hummingbirds can sing and hear in ultrasonic pitches finds news study

Among birds, only some owls have previously been shown to hear ultrasonic sounds — which they use to locate prey.

Global warming has undone 6,500 years of worldwide cooling in the last 150 years
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Global warming has undone 6,500 years of worldwide cooling in the last 150 years

Accelerating greenhouse gases have contributed to global average temperatures that are now moving past one degree Celsius above the mid-19th century.

Pandemics could occur more frequently, be less manageable due to environmental degradation
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Pandemics could occur more frequently, be less manageable due to environmental degradation

Researchers conclude that maintaining fully functioning ecosystems can have environmental and health benefits which is key to preventing new pandemics.

Pandemics are prompted by destruction of nature, says new WWF report after UN, WHO
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Pandemics are prompted by destruction of nature, says new WWF report after UN, WHO

The report lays out suggested (read: ambitious) goals for the various stakeholders in the process of recovering from COVID-19, and thereafter.

New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers
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New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers

The FRB in question reports like clockwork, in one of the most definitive patterns seen from a source of these flashes.

Coronavirus is hampering critical work to protect threatened species and habitats worldwide
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Coronavirus is hampering critical work to protect threatened species and habitats worldwide

The lockdown has derailed the eco-tourism that funds many environmental projects, from South America’s rainforests to Africa’s savannahs.

Anand Vishwanadha on his versatile poetry collection Stray Birds, and what birdwatching brings to his life
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Anand Vishwanadha on his versatile poetry collection Stray Birds, and what birdwatching brings to his life

Anand Vishwanadha's Stray Birds reads like a birder’s journal, but one that has been pruned to hold only the most memorable images and resultant thoughts.

COVID-19: Potential neutralizing antibody against SARS-CoV-2 found in a SARS patient
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COVID-19: Potential neutralizing antibody against SARS-CoV-2 found in a SARS patient

Researchers have found a monoclonal antibody in the blood of a SARS patient that has potent therapeutic action against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus).

Animals know the importance of social distancing to stop the spread of microbes, finds study
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Animals know the importance of social distancing to stop the spread of microbes, finds study

Being in close proximity or accidentally brushing up against someone else may be all it takes to transmit certain microbes.

World Migratory Bird Day 2020 to be observed today: All you need to know and how to join global campaign
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World Migratory Bird Day 2020 to be observed today: All you need to know and how to join global campaign

The World Migratory Bird Day aims to bring attention to the need of conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The global programme helps raise awareness about the numerous threats faced by the birds

Rima Das on seeking inspiration from nature during lockdown, and the North East stigma attached to coronavirus
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Rima Das on seeking inspiration from nature during lockdown, and the North East stigma attached to coronavirus

Rima Das talks about how the lockdown is helping nature heal, and how the cancellation of film festivals will serve as a setback to independent cinema.

Earth Day: How will nature respond as coronavirus keeps all human beings indoors?
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Earth Day: How will nature respond as coronavirus keeps all human beings indoors?

History has shown that nature has a propensity for reclaiming land once humans have departed, eg Chernobyl, Korean demilitarised zone, etc

Coronavirus Outbreak: Why is predicting the weather or spread of infectious diseases so hard?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Why is predicting the weather or spread of infectious diseases so hard?

Pathogens did not evolve to kill or hurt us but they have just evolved to procreate and survive just like any life form.

World Wildlife Day 2020: 10 incredible camouflaging insects to remind you that Mother Nature is beautiful
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World Wildlife Day 2020: 10 incredible camouflaging insects to remind you that Mother Nature is beautiful

Whether it is to protect themselves from predators or to help them catch their prey, these insects are masters at blending in

Prince Williams announces Earthshot prize to help 'repair the Earth', pledges at least 50 solutions by 2030
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Prince Williams announces Earthshot prize to help 'repair the Earth', pledges at least 50 solutions by 2030

By the end of this decade, they hope to have solutions that will solve some of Earth's greatest problems.

A decade from space: 13 images that show natural, technological and political changes on Earth
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A decade from space: 13 images that show natural, technological and political changes on Earth

Maxar Tech, satellite imagery company, released images of some of the biggest events of the decade.