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Monarch butterfly population wintering in Mexico increases 144%

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Monarch production will not be replicated next year, experts warn, as above average temperatures will cause problems

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UNDP, Oxford Study Shows Benefits of Development ‘Accelerators’ for SDGs

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Delia Paul
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Oxford University, in partnership with several other universities and UNDP, published results from a research study that shows how specific interventions such as cash transfers, parenting support and safe schools can have broad development impacts and promote achievement of the SDGs. The study focused on adolescents living with HIV in South Africa, measured the impacts of accelerators on 11 SDG-aligned targets. The study is the first output from a UK government research initiative to support interdisciplinary collaboration to address some of the world’s greatest sustainable development challenges.

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Sea Level Rise Will Flood Hundreds of Cities in the Near Future

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Laura Parker
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Many shore communities in the U.S. face inundation in the coming decades.

Sea level rise caused by global warming is usually cast as a doomsday scenario that will play out so far into the future, it’s easy to ignore. Just ask anyone in South Florida, where new construction proceeds apace.

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These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads

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John McKenna
More than half of the roads in the southern state of Tamil Nadu are plastic
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Every one of India’s 1.3 billion people uses an average 11kg of plastic each year. After being used, much of this plastic finds its way to the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, where it can maim and kill fish, birds and other marine wildlife. ... Read more about These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads

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Pollution Sources in China Increased More Than 50 Percent in Eight Years

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Olivia Rosane
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The number of pollution sources in China has gone up by more than 50 percent since 2010, Reuters reported Thursday, indicating that the country still has a lot of work to do in its efforts to clean up its environment. ... Read more about Pollution Sources in China Increased More Than 50 Percent in Eight Years

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"Paris of the oceans" pact crucial to save seas, says WWF head

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Sophie Hares
Boys collect recyclable items from polluted waters in front of fishing boats at Fish Harbor in Karachi, Pakistan, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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People should pay attention to the origins of their seafood and push companies to play their part in ocean conservation - Pavan Sukhdev

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PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, March 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - To save the world's oceans from rampant over-fishing, pollution and degradation, countries should hammer out a deal like the Paris Agreement on climate change that sets stringent targets for protection, said the head of global conservation group WWF. ... Read more about "Paris of the oceans" pact crucial to save seas, says WWF head

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