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(Aug/22) Researchers have found that introduced species of forgaging grass are affecting the ecosystems relationships with wildfires making them even more agressive and destructive, as they colonize the niches of native, more fire-resistant, species. Read the article here

(Aug/22) Record breaking rainfall has caused several devastating floods in various states across the country. With extreme heatwaves also impacting many cities, the US is experiencing extreme weather more than ever, read more here

(Jul/22) Researchers have found that due to climate change, in addition to human-driven ecosystem destruction, some of the most iconic and ecologically important bird species are at a high risk of extinction, read the article here

(Jul/22) Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found that rising annual temperatures and reduced precipitation rates have extended the desert climate in central asia up to 60 miles northward, read the details here 

(Jul/22) As the world struggles to recover from COVID-19 amidst continuing crises, the HLPF reflected on how recovery policies can reverse the negative impacts of the pandemic on the SDGs and move countries on to a path to realize the vision of the 2030 Agenda, read more here

(Jul/22) In a recent article published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine — researchers from the University of Southern California highlight the grim toll on human health as temperatures rise, droughts worsen and wildfires become more frequent, read it here

(Jul/22) The United Nations (UN) just released the last issue of the global report on the SDGs which provides a global overview of progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, read it here

(Jul/22) The ninth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES 9) was held in Bonn, Germany, from 3 to 9 July 2022. Read the summaries of the topics covered here

(Jul/22) The 2022 UN Ocean Conference was held in Lisbon, Portugal from Jun 27 to July 3. The overarching theme was "Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions".  Read more here

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