Environment

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🌳 Ecuador's forests are making a comeback – and AI helps track the health of the forest

Scientists have found that within the last 25 years, a cornucopia of species, from the smallest insect to the top vertebrates, have made a comeback in areas previously cleared for agriculture.

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πŸ¦‹ England's rivers increase in invertebrate diversity – highest in 30 years

There has been a significant rise in river invertebrate biodiversity since 1989. The positive trend was observed across all river types and regions.

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🦏 Rhinos on the rise: 5% growth last year

Global rhino numbers increase to 27,000. Southern white rhino numbers rise for the first time since 2012.

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🐦 Europe’s most endangered bird is making a comeback

Once critically endangered, the Azores bullfinch is showing signs of recovery. Two decades of habitat restoration has brought back the bird's numbers.

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🐳 AI could help us talk to animals

Scientists use artificial intelligence to study animal communication. AI can help identify the meaning and context of animal sounds. Project CETI uses AI and underwater technology to study sperm whale communication.

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😈 Birth of 500th Tasmanian devil, at Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary

The breeding program started in 2011 with 44 disease-free devils from Tasmania. This milestone contributes to the survival of the endangered species.

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🐒 Record-breaking sea turtle nesting observed in northern Palm Beach County

Loggerhead Marinelife Center reports an all-time high in sea turtle nests. The increase from last year is 37 percent.

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🏭 EU sees decline in pollutant emissions amid economic growth

Total emissions in EU Member States dropped in 2021, continuing the decline since 2005. During the same period, GDP grew by 47 percent.

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🌊 Less plastic in the oceans than presumed, says Dutch researcher

Recent research indicates significantly less plastic in oceans than estimated. Around 3 million tons, instead of 50 to 300 million tons of plastic waste.