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Only 17 percent of free-flowing rivers globally are protected, new research shows

New science about the fate of freshwater ecosystems released today by the journal Sustainability finds that only 17 percent of rivers globally are both free-flowing and within protected areas, leaving many of these highly-threatened systems­—and the species that rely on them —at risk. “Populations of freshwater species have already declined by 84 percent on average since 1970, with […]

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Scientist maps CO2 emissions for entire US to improve environmental policymaking

October 6, 2020 – With intense wildfires in the western United States and frequent, intense hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the nation is again affected by extreme weather-related events resulting from climate change. In response, cities, states and regions throughout the country are developing policies to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, chiefly carbon […]