Paris Agreement: five years on, it's time to fix carbon trading

With the election of Joe Biden, the US is set to rejoin the Paris Agreement. The country's commitment, made in 2015, to restrain temperature rises to 2°C as part of an international effort is again endorsed, at least on ...

World is not on track to achieve global deforestation goals

Last week, a progress report from the New York Declaration on Forests announced that the world is not on track to meet the declaration's goals to reduce forest loss and promote sustainable and equitable development. The report ...

COVID-19 highlights risks of wildlife trade

Many diseases, such as COVID-19, have made the jump from animals to people with serious consequences for the human host. An international research team, including researchers from the University of Göttingen, says that more ...

Random effects key to containing epidemics

To control an epidemic, authorities will often impose varying degrees of lockdown. In a paper in the journal Chaos, scientists have discovered, using mathematics and computer simulations, why dividing a large population into ...

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