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Madagascar’s endangered lemurs are being killed during pandemic lockdowns
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Madagascar’s endangered lemurs are being killed during pandemic lockdowns

Early data paints a troubling picture for these animals and their habitat.
How much did COVID-19 lockdowns decrease emissions?

How much did COVID-19 lockdowns decrease emissions?

Yes, lockdowns caused emissions to drop 2.4 billion tonnes. But we’re still rapidly approaching the total amount of carbon the atmosphere can handle before our temperatures cross a dangerous threshold.
Beer unsold during Australia's COVID-19 lockdown has been turned into renewable energy

Beer unsold during Australia's COVID-19 lockdown has been turned into renewable energy

Instead of going to waste, some expired ales and lagers in the state of South Australia have been serving a new purpose: powering a water treatment plant.
Senate passes major bill, allocating $9.5 billion for national parks
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Senate passes major bill, allocating $9.5 billion for national parks

Bipartisan legislation to fix up national parks and fully fund efforts to acquire and protect federal recreation holdings was seen as a way to help a pair of Western senators hold on to their seats.
Study finds that cleaner, healthier air is social distancing side benefit
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Study finds that cleaner, healthier air is social distancing side benefit

Reduced vehicle and electricity use during stay at home pandemic response cut emissions and reduced unhealthy exposure.
How has coronavirus helped the environment?
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How has coronavirus helped the environment?

We know that carbon emissions have sharply fallen during lockdown. But will all these changes actually be good for the environment in the long run?
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