Issue 591: Nature-based solutions (NBS) offer multiple benefits to address urban sustainable-development problems, especially related to climate change and biodiversity loss. However, NBS implementation in cities still faces barriers.
Issue 591: Analysing two decades of data on stranded turtles in the North East Atlantic, researchers have found that 14% of turtles were entangled in litter and 86% of those examined after death had ingested plastic.
Large-scale study indicates wild bees are just as effective as honey bees for commercial apple pollination
Issue 591: New research suggests that the standard practice of using managed honey bees to pollinate commercial apple orchards may in fact be unnecessary – wild bees may be just as effective, and produce better quality fruit.
Green Deal: EU agrees law to fight global deforestation and forest degradation driven by EU production and consumption
The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement just reached between the European Parliament and the Council on an EU Regulation on deforestation-free supply chains.
Climate change: warming may extend some tree growing seasons and compensate for reduced carbon uptake during drought
Issue 590: A Swiss experiment on two tree species indicates that global warming may lead to extra carbon uptake in some trees due to an extended growing season. This effect may compensate for reduced growth during dry periods.
At the world wildlife conference CITES COP19 that took place in Panama from 14 to 25 November, the EU helped achieve key outcomes that will bring sustainable trade in more than 500 newly listed species.
Using blue-green infrastructure in cities increases regional habitat connectivity and benefits biodiversity
Issue 589: Global urbanisation is increasing and negatively impacting on the quality, connectivity and ecosystem functioning of natural spaces.
Issue 589: The semi-enclosed Black Sea is fed by multiple European and Asian rivers which carry microplastic pollution.
Issue 589: Cities can effectively support bat populations when urban planners and conservationists create the right ecological conditions, concludes a new study from Germany.
The Commission has adopted a revised EU Action Plan to put an end to illegal wildlife trade, as announced in the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.