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Inundación en el distrito de Sunamganj (Bangladesh) en junio de 2022. SM AKBAR ALI PJ / Shutterstock

Sequías e inundaciones: con el agua al cuello

Tanto la falta como el exceso de lluvias acentúan los problemas de acceso al agua potable, salubridad y seguridad alimentaria de las regiones más vulnerables del planeta. Desarrollar sistemas de alerta temprana es fundamental para reducir su impacto.
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¿Cuándo tendremos mascarillas más sostenibles?

El uso masivo de mascarillas está generando una fuente de desechos que constituye uno de los mayores problemas ambientales que afronta nuestra sociedad.
Des millions d'animaux sauvages se font tuer chaque années sur les routes. Shutterstock

Des millions d’animaux se font tuer sur les routes. Voici comment stopper l’hécatombe

Les routes et le trafic entraînent une mortalité massive des animaux sauvages dans le monde entier et le réseau routier est en pleine expansion. Est-il possible de mettre un terme à cette hécatombe ?
An estimated 29 million mammals are killed each year on European roads. (Shutterstock)

Wildlife can be saved from becoming roadkill with a new tool that finds the best locations for fences

Roads and traffic are causing massive mortality of wild animals worldwide and the road network is rapidly expanding. Can the wildlife death toll be stopped?
Guilherme Soares Amorim, who was born with microcephaly, has his head measured. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Proving that the Zika virus causes microcephaly

Zika virus and microcephaly are firmly linked, but scientists are still trying to prove that it has caused the condition.
Protestors bust the Belo Monte Dam. Atossa Soltani/Amazon Watch/Spectral Q

It’s not just the World Cup Brazilians are protesting about

The World Cup has highlighted Brazil’s dissatisfaction with the mega-development involved in building the tournament’s infrastructure. But the football stadiums are just the latest in a long line of Brazilian…
Leopardus tigrinus can be found in Eastern Amazonia or the dry semi-arid Caatinga. Project Wild Cats of Brazil

One becomes two: genes show Brazilian wild cat is two species

A new species of wild cat in central and north-eastern Brazil has been confirmed, according to a study published today in the journal Current Biology. This recognition formally separates the two known…


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