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Safeguarding biodiversity essential to prevent next pandemic

Safeguarding biodiversity essential to prevent next pandemic

The Unamat forest in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios department, Peru. Image: Marco Simola / CIFOR While the world’s attention is focused on controlling COVID-19, evidence points at the biodiversity crisis as a leading factor in its emergence. At first glance, the two issues might seem unrelated, but disease outbreaks …

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Pandemic Response Reading Series: Robert Colman and Claire Caldwell

Pandemic Response Reading Series: Robert Colman and Claire Caldwell

Watch the launch of Democratically Applied Machine by Robert Colman, joined by Claire Caldwell, with her new Gold Rush and Ariel Gordon as host. This event was held online as part of the Pandemic Response Reading Series on April 29, 2020. To find out more about the series and sign …

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The Environmental Lessons of the Pandemic (Vlog # 17)

The Environmental Lessons of the Pandemic (Vlog # 17)

Current Analysis and Newspaper Session Series # 17 covers The Environmental Lessons the Pandemic teaches Us Click Show more for relevant content: 1. Halt Destruction of Nature or Suffer Even Worse Pandemics: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/27/halt-destruction-nature-worse-pandemics-top-scientists 2. Positive Impacts of Lockdown: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/positive-impact-environment-coronavirus-lockdown-a4404751.html 3. Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtW2rrLHs08 4. Origin of …

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Intergenerational Responsibility and Environmental Ethics in times of COVID-19 Pandemic

Intergenerational Responsibility and Environmental Ethics in times of COVID-19 Pandemic

In this video, Chiagozie Udeh, Chairperson of the Global Executive Board Plant¬-for-¬the-Planet Initiative (Nigeria), reminds us on the timely and urgent need to take Climate Action to protect the future generations, in order to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world is responding to the global health …

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Celebrating Earth Day During the Pandemic: A Conversation w/Youth Climate Activist Madeline Canfield

Celebrating Earth Day During the Pandemic: A Conversation w/Youth Climate Activist Madeline Canfield

This week during the weekly Ministers’ Forum, Dr. Bossen speaks with Madeline Canfield about how we can continue to organize for climate justice during the pandemic. Madeline is a Houston youth who is a leader in the Sunrise movement and one of the coordinators of the local climate strike movement. …

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These scientists saw a pandemic coming. Now they’re trying to stop the next one.

These scientists saw a pandemic coming. Now they’re trying to stop the next one.

In 2005, a strain of avian influenza called the H5N1 virus began spreading across Southeast Asia towards Eastern Europe. The disease was rare, but it could be fatal: Roughly 60 percent of those infected died. Experts were concerned that they could be looking at a “potentially historic event.” At the …

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EWG: Without Worker Protections, Trump’s Planned Order To Keep Meat Plants Open During Pandemic Could Be a Death Sentence

EWG: Without Worker Protections, Trump’s Planned Order To Keep Meat Plants Open During Pandemic Could Be a Death Sentence

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced today he will use the Defense Production Act to declare meat-processing plants essential infrastructure, forcing them to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the growing numbers of food and farm workers sickened by the virus, according to a report by Bloomberg News. The …

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Coronavirus: climate change hasn't disappeared with the pandemic

Coronavirus: climate change hasn't disappeared with the pandemic

Brussels insists the Green Deal must remain a pivotal policy, as EU leaders barter over how the finance the economic recovery. … READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2020/04/21/coronavirus-climate-change-hasn-t-disappeared-with-the-pandemic What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews is available in …

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Before the Next Pandemic, an Ambitious Push to Catalog Viruses in Wildlife

Before the Next Pandemic, an Ambitious Push to Catalog Viruses in Wildlife

As the world reels from a global viral wildfire costing hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, epidemiologists are turning their attention to how best to prevent the next pandemic. Many argue that the wisest use of limited global scientific and financial resources is to focus on surveillance, …

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COVID-19: States of Emergency and Government Powers in and After the Pandemic

COVID-19: States of Emergency and Government Powers in and After the Pandemic

As governments respond to the novel coronavirus, many are declaring states of emergency and giving themselves expansive powers. Some censor information, surveil populations, and detain critics. Are governments overreaching? Will new powers be rolled back when the crisis is over? Join us for a discussion between Fionnuala Ni Aolain (UN …

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