The business of nature
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The business of nature

Business as usual isn’t working for the planet. Human-driven activities, such as deforestation and overfishing, have put one million species at risk of extinction, according to a ground-breaking 2019 United Nations report. The report is a thunderous wake-up call for the world on the need to make protecting nature job No. 1. The call is…

Weather shows evidence of climate change every single day since 2012
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Weather shows evidence of climate change every single day since 2012

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Will the skyscrapers of the future be made out of wood?
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Will the skyscrapers of the future be made out of wood?

The Heinrich Boll Foundation and the Pulitzer Center provided grant support for this story. Until about your grandparents’ childhood—or maybe your great-grandparents’—the world was made of wood. Everything from weapons and wheels, barrels and houses, tools for cooking and industry, was at least in part derived from materials taken from the bodies of trees. People…

10 new birds discovered in ‘lost world’
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10 new birds discovered in ‘lost world’

Brilliantly colored, noisy, and active during the day, many birds are easy to spot—and identify. In the past two decades, an average of fewer than six new bird species have been described every year in the entire world. But 2020 will be different, as scientists have just announced 10 previously undescribed species and subspecies from…

Best of the decade
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Best of the decade

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Heartbreak, triumph, wonder: The decade’s 5 most popular photos
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Heartbreak, triumph, wonder: The decade’s 5 most popular photos

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Rotting-fruit art points up plants in peril
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Rotting-fruit art points up plants in peril

A number of the world’s most nutritionally and economically important crops are currently under siege by fungi, bacteria, and pests. Various species of Puccinia are attacking wheat; Fusarium oxysporum has it out for bananas; coffee is succumbing to Hemileia vastatrix and potatoes to Phytophthora infestans, and there are many others. Plant diseases limit food supplies,…