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(16/Nov/22) We're in the middle of COP27 and here, at the UF One Health Center, we decided to bring you the most relevant and important news coming from Egypt. With climate change being a major driver of One Health related problems, we are sure that you will enjoy it. Check it here.

(16/Nov/22) Research shows that nature-based solutions, and in particular forest-based actions for mitigating climate change, can provide an important part of the mitigation needed to limit global warming to well below 2°C. Right now, global leaders are discussing what are the next steps to fight against and adapt to the worst effects of the climate crisis. Read more about this here.

(16/Nov/22) he UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced a new initiative today at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) - the Nature for Cool Cities Challenge, which incentivizes cities to use the cooling power of nature. Read more about it here.

(Oct/5/22) Read this special report from the New York Times on how a small country in South America is taking some interesting steps towards a cleaner future. Check it here

(Sep/26/22) Thanks to innovative apps, people around the world are helping to prevent food waste and the carbon emissions associated with it. The model is growing, and it could present a major opportunity to decrease food waste globally.  Read more here

(Sep/6/22) A major humanitarian crisis is quickly developing in the Horn of Africa. Somalia is experiencing one of the toughest droughts periods in history, and people are already dying, UN officials say that famine is on the way, and time is running out. Read more here

(Sep/1/22) The USA government is "putting a price" on the destruction brought by climate change (wildfires, droughts, floods, and other climate-related events). However, a team of researchers recently published an article in Nature where they found that the cost of every tonne of CO2 emitted, is approximately 3.6X higher than what the federal government is using to inform climate policy. Read the article here

(Aug/19/22) Having meticulously kept lawns is usually a symbol of status and wealth. However, maintaining them is expensive, and very resource-intensive specially, when talking about water. Should we maintain this tradition in the modern times?  Read the article here

(Aug/18/22) The western portion of the United States is teeming with weather alerts ranging from extreme fire-provoking heatwaves to severe storms potentially bringing heavy floods. What is going on?  Read the article here

(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 USA 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

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