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Hidden costs of global illegal wildlife trade — ScienceDaily

An international team of experts, including researchers from the University of Adelaide, has highlighted that the illegal and unsustainable global wildlife trade has bigger ramifications on our everyday lives than you might think. In a paper published in Biological Conservation, the team of researchers investigated the many ways in which the trade negatively impacts species, […]

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First global study of wildfire pollution reveals increase in mortality rate — ScienceDaily

The first study into the global impact of wildfire-related pollution and deaths comprehensively links short term exposure to wildfire-related fine particulate matters (PM2.5) in the air and all-cause, respiratory and cardiovascular mortalities across cities and regions around the globe. The landmark study, published in The Lancet Planetary Health, looked at data of more than 65.6 […]

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Utilitarian approach to global climate policy improves equity, environment and wellbeing — ScienceDaily

An approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions that is informed by the ethical theory of utilitarianism would lead to better outcomes for human development, equity, and the climate, according to a new study involving Rutgers researchers. The study, published in Nature Climate Change, proposes a practical way of measuring how different nations should reduce carbon […]

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First global risk index for species declines and effects on humanity — ScienceDaily

Disappearing habitats and use of pesticides are driving the loss of pollinator species around the world, posing a threat to “ecosystem services” that provide food and wellbeing to many millions — particularly in the Global South — as well as billions of dollars in crop productivity. This is according to an international panel of experts, […]

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Global eradication of COVID-19 should not be dismissed, new analysis finds — ScienceDaily

Eradicating COVID-19 across the globe is theoretically more feasible than for polio but much less so than it was for smallpox, according to an analysis by New Zealand researchers. The researchers, writing in the international journal BMJ Global Health, ranked the feasibility of eradicating the three diseases based on technical, socio-political and economic factors. Smallpox, […]

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Study of global climate-related mortality links five million deaths a year to abnormal temperatures — ScienceDaily

More than five million extra deaths a year can be attributed to abnormal hot and cold temperatures, according to a world first international study led by Monash University. The study found deaths related to hot temperatures increased in all regions from 2000 to 2019, indicating that global warming due to climate change will make this […]

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Global Decline in Urban Crime

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, June 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) COVID-19 lockdowns had at least one welcome upside: a significant drop in crime in cities worldwide, according to an international study. Researchers analyzed crime data from 27 metro areas (including Chicago; London; Sao Paulo; Barcelona, Spain; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Brisbane, Australia) and […]