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Ancient wildfire prevention technique reaps carbon credits

An Australian project that dramatically reduces the extent and severity of natural blazes by using traditional indigenous fire management techniques is being hailed as a model with enormous potential in the fights against climate change and biodiversity loss. Biomass burning (including savanna wildfires) accounts for 10-20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, a large portion […]

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One-third of world’s fish catches being needlessly used as animal feed

An alarming new study in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources contends that fully one-third of the world’s marine fish catches are ground up and fed to farm-raised fish, pigs, and poultry. The researchers involved say that this squandering of “forage fish” (anchovies, sardines, menhaden, and other small- to medium-sized fish) is rapidly worsening […]

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