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How art inspired by peatlands can help us confront the climate crisis

Peatlands have always had a place in art, writing and poetry. In times of global warming these cultural reflections can help open up debate about the biodiversity and climate crisis.
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Finding climate fixes in the Boundary Bay marsh

Something as simple as removing driftwood can heal ecosystems and help coastal communities adapt to climate change, say experts.
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Sweden is home to one of Europe’s largest carbon sinks - but is it being cared for properly?

Despite being a strong backer of the EU’s green policies, Sweden has been criticised for having a climate-damaging approach to cutting down trees.

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Climate change: Whales could be an important carbon sink, say scientists

A study by scientists at the University of Alaska Southeast suggest protecting whales is not only is a win for biodiversity loss but could also help sequester more carbon.

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Animating the Carbon Cycle: Earth’s animals vital allies in CO2 storage

Wildlife — as big as elephants and as small as spiders — are important players in the carbon cycle, and scientists say that supercharging ecosystems with animals could enhance terrestrial and marine carbon sinks.
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Researchers look to Canada’s oceans to sink planet-warming carbon

A new research initiative is working on a national assessment of the “blue carbon” storage capacity of Canada’s salt marshes, seagrass meadows and kelp forests to fight against climate change.
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Richard Denniss: Australia’s farcical climate policy - market forces to cut emissions and subsidies to destroy carbon sinks

Australia's federal government pays some people to protect native forests, while state governments pay others to cut them down.