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Grim Report Shows How Many Environmental Activists Were Killed Last Year

"The year 2019 was the most dangerous on record for environmental activists, a new report says. Every day around the world, people stand up to companies exploiting land for profit, felling trees, damming and polluting waterways, displacing ancestral homes and destroying wildlife habitats. Every week, an average of four of these defenders are killed."

Source: HuffPost, 07/29/2020
August 19, 2020 to August 20, 2020

IJNR Virtual Workshop for Journalists: Ocean and Climate

This free Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources online workshop for journalists will gather a host of experts from around North America to discuss the complicated relationship between climate and ocean, current impacts and future possibilities. Registration opens Aug 5 to the first 25 registrants.

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"Scientists Launch Ambitious Conservation Project To Save The Amazon"

"With the Amazon rainforest predicted to be at, or very close to, its disastrous rainforest-to-savanna tipping point, deforestation escalating at a frightening pace, and governments often worsening the problem, the need for action to secure the future of the rainforest has never been more urgent."

Source: Mongabay, 07/28/2020

"We Still Have a Shot to Save Ourselves From Plastic Doom"

"The world is on track to triple the amount of plastic we dump into the ocean in just two decades. But if civic and business leaders get their [act] together to curb the global plastics crisis, we could reduce that rate by 80%, according to two new reports on Thursday."

Source: Earther, 07/24/2020

"Major New Climate Study Rules Out Less Severe Global Warming Scenarios"

"Researchers studying one of the most important and vexing topics in climate science — how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to a doubling of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — found that warming is extremely unlikely to be on the low end of estimates."

Source: Washington Post, 07/23/2020

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