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WHAT''S NEXT?: Oceans, animals, and land are all under threat from climate change and human activities. The effective and efficient conservation of agricultural biodiversity is vital to meeting the global challenges of food and nutritional security for an expanding world population. But, the signs are of continued degradation of our global natural resources and environment.

  • [New] From the 1,430-mile (2,300 km) Great Barrier Reef in Australia to the Saya de Malha Bank in the Indian Ocean, coral reefs and the diversity of fish species they support are in steep decline, a trend that is projected to continue as the planet continues to heat in the 21st century. The Guardian
  • [New] The greatest threat to global public health into the future is the continued failure of world leaders to take adequate action to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5 °C and to restore nature. Medical Express
  • [New] As the world continues to diversify its fossil fuel consumption to become more sustainable, Warwick's future development of the Rosewood asset will be focused on natural gas and natural gas liquids to provide fuel for power consumption and feedstock for chemicals and plastics. Natural Gas Intelligence
  • [New] Despite a slight reversal in trend Thursday spurred by a larger than expected injection into U.S. storage inventories, natural gas prices have been on a tear and are at eight-year highs. Natural Gas Intelligence
  • [New] APRIL's proposed expansion of its pulp production capacity to 5.8 million metric tons a year in Sumatra, Indonesia, could put 120,000 hectares (300,000 acres) of natural forests at risk. Eco-business
  • [New] Governments have an opportunity now to transform agriculture into a major driver of human well-being, and into a solution for the imminent threats of climate change, nature loss, and pollution. Financial Nigeria International Limited
  • [New] A third, navy-heavy theatre, called the maritime command will be responsible for the security of the Indian Ocean Region; and an island command, already functional and called the Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC), would project power into the eastern Indian Ocean. Broadsword by Ajai Shukla - Strategy. Economics. Stuff.
  • [New] The capture of wild animals for domestic consumption not only poses a threat to protected migratory species but also significantly increases the risk of zoonotic diseases like COVID-19. The Extinction Chronicles
  • [New] Sitting 230 million miles from Earth, it offers a much different kind of value to scientists, namely to study one of the largest entirely-metal objects in the solar system, one which scientists believe could be a protoplanet that was disrupted during natural formation. Be inspired
  • [New] Repurposing the subsidies to beneficial activities could be a game changer and help to end poverty, eradicate hunger, improve nutrition, reduce global heating and restore nature. The Guardian
  • [New] Rather than rejecting future mining and oil projects wholesale, efforts to utilize Ecuador's natural resources will pay dividends to all parties involved if extracted in a sustainable and sensible way. CSIS
  • [New] Image via Business Wire Colossal's new, disruptive conservation approach has the goal to restore the woolly mammoth to the Arctic tundra, then move on to rewild more currently extinct species while expanding its conservation efforts to animals that are critically endangered. TAXI Design Network
  • [New] BAE said that combining its experience in providing secure satellite communications with In-Space Missions' ability to build and operate satellites will help the United Kingdom to compete globally in the growing low Earth orbit market, while meeting its defence and commercial needs.
  • [New] By the year 2070, substantial declines in suitable habitats are identified for approximately 19,400 species of amphibians, birds, and mammals, with approximately 1,700 species expected to become imperiled due to increased human land-use. bioRxiv
  • [New] Heat, sea level rise and drought are all projected to increase in Australia the more the Earth warms. CNN
  • [New] Russia has limited pipeline exports to Europe because of high domestic demand, output disruptions and high liquified natural gas (LNG) prices related to Asia's economic recovery. Bruegel
  • [New] A final $1.5 million went to the National Geographic Society and Campaign for Nature to support a 67-country effort to protect 30% of earth's lands and oceans by 2030. Inside Philanthropy
  • [New] ArchiREEF can help regrow coral in areas where it has entirely disappeared, a situation which is becoming more common: scientists predict that warming ocean temperatures and increasingly acidic waters may destroy up to 90% of coral reefs globally in the next 20 years. CNN
  • [New] The pricing of European catastrophe business in 2022 will additionally be driven by the considerable strains associated with the increase in natural disasters that have already made 2021 the costliest year ever for natural perils in Germany. Yahoo Sport

Last updated: 18 September 2021