Harnessing nature to manage rising flood risk

Worldwide, flood risk will continue to rise as cities grow larger and rainstorms become more intense, making conventional engineering insufficient as the sole approach to flood management.  "Natural and Nature-Based Flood ...

WWF calls for fishing ban to save last of vaquita porpoises

The World Wildlife Fund on Monday called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting an international committee of experts has determined that fewer than 30 of the critically endangered mammals ...

China to protect areas of high ecological importance identified

China leads the world in greenhouse gas emissions. Its biggest cities are shrouded in smog. And the country's population is 1.4 billion people and growing. At least to the rest of the world, China isn't known as a leader ...

US-trained dolphins to help locate Mexico's vaquita porpoise

U.S. Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers will participate in a last-ditch effort to catch, enclose and protect the last few dozen of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita porpoises to save them from extinction.

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