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Escalating firestorms could turn Amazon from carbon sink to source: Study
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Escalating firestorms could turn Amazon from carbon sink to source: Study

An intensification in fires, coupled with increasing deforestation and worsening climate change, could rapidly shift the Amazon toward being a carbon source by 2050.
Severe drought and other climate impacts are driving the platypus towards extinction
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Severe drought and other climate impacts are driving the platypus towards extinction

According to a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation this month, severe drought conditions and heat, combined with habitat loss and other impacts of human activities, are pushing one of Australia's most enigmatic and iconic endemic species, the duck-billed platypus, toward extinction.

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Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: Study
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Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: Study

New research offers early evidence that the Arctic and tropics are no longer a world apart; melting sea ice may be intensifying equatorial trade winds and emergence of El Niño.
Nalaka Gunawardene: Balancing short and long term interests vital for Sri Lanka in 2020
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Nalaka Gunawardene: Balancing short and long term interests vital for Sri Lanka in 2020

To cope with unprecedented trends and uncertain futures, the island needs clear, well-coordinated conservation and climate policies.

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“The forest is sick and losing its carbon-sequestration capacity”
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“The forest is sick and losing its carbon-sequestration capacity”

A researcher at the INPE Center of Land System Science, Antonio Donato Nobre, describes the state of degradation threatening the future of the Amazon rainforest in an exclusive interview with Mongabay.
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Amazon primates face barriers in responding to climate change
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Amazon primates face barriers in responding to climate change

Climate change will make the current ranges of most Amazon primates uninhabitable in the coming decades, forcing them to move.

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