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WHAT''S NEXT?: Oceans, animals, and land are all under threat from climate change and human activities. The effective and efficient conservation of agricultural biodiversity is vital to meeting the global challenges of food and nutritional security for an expanding world population. But, the signs are of continued degradation of our global natural resources and environment.

  • [New] Chesapeake's production of 3 Bcf/d of natural gas means that approximately 11 million homes in the U.S. will be able to heat their homes and have electrical power with independently certified responsibly sourced gas. Hart Energy
  • [New] The flavonoid pinocembrin, derived from Australian eucalyptus trees, has strong anti-inflammatory properties and could be safe and effective at treating lung fibrosis in sheep, a large animal model for human lung disease. Medical Xpress
  • [New] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and partners have developed Liberia's first Adaptation Communication to confront threats and related impacts of climate change. FrontPageAfrica
  • [New] Planning for annual bilateral infantry exercises with South Korean troops is close to finishing and will take effect from 2023, while information sharing with India over the Indian Ocean is increasing. Australian Financial Review
  • [New] AI has been used to predict global temperature changes, model storms, oceanic events, cloud changes, and extreme weather events. Medium
  • [New] Even with natural gas prices rising, few large U.S. companies plan to drill new wells at a time when investors are increasingly seeking environmentally responsible companies. ABC News
  • [New] As soon as 2022, the United States is set to become the world's largest exporter of liquid natural gas, or LNG. ABC News
  • [New] As the world starts to use less natural gas, the market shares of the small number of players that can produce it most cheaply and most cleanly will rise, particularly if countries taking strong climate action decide to curb their own output. Foreign Affairs Magazine
  • [New] As climate change threatens life on earth, wealthy nations rally around the golden bullet of the 'green transition', premised on replacing dirty hydrocarbon energy sources with low-carbon or renewable energy infrastructures. Danish Institute for International Studies
  • [New] The European Union has pressured members to phase out coal consumption by 2050, in line with the outcome of the recent COP26 summit, increasing reliance on natural gas for electricity generation. War on the Rocks
  • [New] Researchers will be able to track the distribution of fungal networks as they shift in response to changing climates and patterns of land use, much as they already do for global vegetation, climates and ocean currents. The Guardian
  • [New] The future global economy and the pathway to lower emissions will be founded on minerals that NSW is rich in, such as cobalt, rare earth elements and copper. ABC (Australia)
  • [New] China will undertake 10 green development, environmental protection and climate action projects for Africa, support the development of the Great Green Wall, and build in Africa centers of excellence on low-carbon development and climate change adaptation. CGTN Africa
  • [New] The United States and Singapore have agreed to collaborate on climate action and environmental governance and create opportunities in green growth sectors such as energy transitions, clean energy infrastructure development and sustainable transport. Site Selection
  • [New] Countries in Southeast Asia, such as Singapore, are especially vulnerable to environmental risks such as rising sea levels, higher heat stress levels and reduced rainfall. Site Selection
  • [New] Announced today, the Woods into Management Forestry Innovation Funds will distribute almost £700,000 to 17 projects restoring biodiversity in vulnerable natural habitats, helping woodlands adapt to a changing climate and aiding their recovery from the impacts of pests and diseases. GOV.UK
  • [New] To help Canada achieve its national targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, when funding projects intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Natural Resources Canada should ensure that applicants have submitted reliable estimates of expected emission reductions.
  • [New] To help Canada achieve its national targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, when developing any policy, program, or measure that aims to reduce emissions, Natural Resources Canada should ensure that its estimates of expected reductions are reliable.

Last updated: 04 December 2021