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The COP15 biodiversity plan risks being diluted in an alarming way

The COP15 biodiversity plan risks being diluted in an alarming way

I was filled with hope when I read the first draft of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) in mid-2021. It seemed that the parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity had learned the lessons of a bitter experience – the failure of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, set for the previous decade. Instead of vague goals, …

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New research helps better understand risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

New research helps better understand risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

About one-third of children born to mothers infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy have at least one abnormality consistent with congenital Zika syndrome in the first few years of life, new research shows. The findings – based on the pooled analysis of 13 studies looking at pediatric outcomes among more than 1,500 Zika virus-affected …

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Canada risks losing up to 14,400 km of sandy beaches by the end of the century |  Radio-Canada News

Canada risks losing up to 14,400 km of sandy beaches by the end of the century | Radio-Canada News

The tides are rising, the sands are shifting and the coasts are crumbling. As studies warn of rising seas and accelerating erosion as a result of climate change, Canada’s coastal communities are wondering what the future holds. “Living on the coast is part of our economic, social and cultural fabric. It’s people’s livelihood. It’s hard …

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Astronaut in Outer Space

Is it safe for humans to go into space? ISS experiments reveal risks for future spaceflight

Astronauts may be exposed to high-energy charged particles from galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events, as well as secondary protons and neutrons after leaving Earth’s protective atmosphere. Since biomolecules, cells and tissues have different ionization patterns than terrestrial radiation, the associated biological consequences are poorly understood and the degree of hazard involved is subject …

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Astronaut in Outer Space

Is it safe for humans to go into space? ISS experiments reveal risks for future spaceflight

Astronauts may be exposed to high-energy charged particles from galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events, as well as secondary protons and neutrons after leaving Earth’s protective atmosphere. Since biomolecules, cells and tissues have different ionization patterns than terrestrial radiation, the associated biological consequences are poorly understood and the degree of hazard involved is subject …

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