Biodiversity

Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

"U.S. Monkeypox Response Mirrors Early Coronavirus Missteps, Experts Say"

"Public health experts, including within the Biden administration, are increasingly concerned that the federal government’s handling of the largest-ever U.S. monkeypox outbreak is mirroring its cumbersome response to the coronavirus pandemic 2½ years ago, with potentially dire consequences."

Source: Washington Post, 06/24/2022

Biden Admin Tosses Trump Definition of ‘Habitat’ for Endangered Species

"The Biden administration is throwing out the definition of “habitat” for endangered animals, returning to an understanding that existed before the government under President Donald J. Trump shrank the areas that could be protected for animals under threat of extinction."

Source: NYTimes, 06/24/2022
December 5, 2022 to December 17, 2022

UN Convention on Biological Diversity (Part Two)

Biodiversity COP15, chaired by China, will conclude in Montreal, Canada, Dec. 5 to 17 with expected approval of a landmark global agreement. Originally planned for Kunming, China in 2020, COP15 was postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and later split into a two-part event.

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"U.N. Nature Summit Set For Montreal as COVID-Hit China Steps Aside"

"U.N. negotiations to seal a global pact to protect nature - already delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic - are set to be moved to Canada in December after an agreement was made with host nation China, environmentalists said on Monday."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 06/21/2022

Ocean and Climate Change Toolbox

Oceans and climate change intersect with many other issues, a crossover likely to be emphasized in the upcoming United Nations Ocean Conference and in future ocean-based climate discussions. This list of resources reflects some of that intersection in order to help environmental journalists better cover the field of “blue climate” solutions.

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