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giant panda cub in the forest

Climate change not the only threat to giant pandas, study says

Climate change could play a smaller role in determining future giant panda populations than previously thought, a new study suggests — This is because other important factors affecting panda distribution, such as farming, tourism and the local distribution of bamboo plants, may have previously been underestimated, the research shows. The researchers find that, when climate …

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one of 14 streams close to the llyn brianne reservoir

Welsh river study reveals ‘troubling’ decline of wildlife

Forty-year study shows loss of invertebrates, with repercussions for larger animals — One of the longest-running studies of streams in the world – the minute study of 14 brooks that tumble through a remote Welsh mountain landscape – has exposed a troubling loss of riverine wildlife. Ecologists working on the Llyn Brianne Observatory project in …

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Universal basic income and rewilding can meet Anthropocene demands

Are we doomed to societal collapse? Not if we break the mould of ever-greater production and consumption — Enough concrete has been produced to cover the entire surface of the Earth in a layer two millimetres thick. Enough plastic has been manufactured to clingfilm it as well. We produce 4.8bn tonnes of our top five …

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