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Greenwashing a threat to a ‘nature positive’ world

September 21, 2023 – Researchers have identified the threat greenwashing poses to a ‘nature positive’ world, one where environmental decline halts and biodiversity outcomes improve. The concept of nature positive – often seen as the biodiversity version of a ‘net zero’ climate goal – depicts a planet where nature genuinely improves globally, going beyond current […]

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45,000 marine species are at-risk – what’s most vulnerable?

A framework for identifying the most vulnerable marine species will boost global conservation and policy efforts against anthropogenic climate change. University of Queensland researchers and global marine experts developed the framework by reviewing marine biology literature and categorising a wide range of threats – from climate change, to pollution, to fishing – faced by more […]

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Long-lasting and intense heatwaves are more than twice as likely in USA because of climate change

May 19, 2020 – Researchers from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), University of Oxford, University of Edinburgh and Stockholm University, examined the devastating ‘Dust Bowl’ era in the USA and compared it to present day conditions. Lead author Tim Cowan is a researcher with USQ’s Centre for Applied Climate Sciences, working on the Queensland Government’s Northern Australia Climate […]

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