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If Nature had a human personality, what would it be?

It can be foolish to anthropomorphize the natural world. Perhaps the most frequent version of this failing is when people attribute human thoughts and emotions to animal behavior. Look at that adorable…

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Europe’s largest man-made coastal reserve created off Essex…

Europe’s largest man-made coastal reserve was created off Essex on 12 July – as the wall that has protected Wallasea Island for hundreds of years was punctured, allowing sea water to over-run the…

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World tour of Environmental film festivals

All around the world, more than ten film festivals about environmental issues are held every year. In Paris, the latest edition of France's Festival International du Film d’Environnement (FIFE) was devoted…

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Why is so little attention paid to Madagascar’s incredible…

Madagascar is home to 5% of global biodiversity and the second highest number of threatened mammals in the world – yet even cartoon lemurs in the movie of the same name seem to receive more public attention…

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Infographic : A guide to understanding the projects of the Livelihoods…

In 2008, Danone created the Danone Fund for Nature. Based on its successful experience with carbon offset projects launched in partnership with IUCN and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Danone decided…

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NASA and NOAA confirm it: 2014 was the hottest year on record (since…

The Japanese Meteorological Agency was the first to release its temperature numbers for the past year, and it found that 2014 was actually the hottest year on record (despite the polar vortex that engulfed…

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This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away…

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.

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Fighting against global warming and fighting for air quality are…

In a new report, the French National Institute of Industrial Environment and Risks highlights how it may be possible to kill two birds with one stone to curb climate change and improve air quality.

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The ozone layer is healing

A recent United Nations report brings us the news that the ozone hole is progressively disappearing, and that “ozone levels over most of the globe should recover to 1980 levels by 2050.” But our atmosphere…

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Biomimicry: how nature inspires innovative solutions to water management…

An annual international challenge rewards the most inspired imitations of nature, used to solve human problems. Last year, the Biomimicry Student Challenge focused on water access and management.

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