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Climate change threatens up to 100% of trees in Australian cities, and most urban species worldwide

Urban plantings are part of the solution to living in warmer cities, but most tree and shrub species in the world’s cities will struggle too. The impacts on liveability could be huge.
Los árboles proporcionan un enfriamiento que puede reducir las altas temperaturas en las ciudades. Jorge Fernández Salas / Unsplash

El cambio climático amenaza la supervivencia de los árboles urbanos en todo el mundo

Las plantaciones urbanas son parte de la solución para mitigar el calor, pero la mayoría de las especies de árboles y arbustos de las ciudades del mundo tendrán problemas para adaptarse a condiciones extremas.
Une des nombreuses allées arborées du cimetière du Père Lachaise, bordée de marronniers. En 2050, cette espèce sera à risque dans les villes de Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux et Montpellier. Akvile Jureviciute Lenoir

Climat : d’ici 2050, 71% des espèces d’arbres en situation de risque à Paris, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Grenoble et Lyon

Si les arbres jouent un rôle de bouclier thermique en ville, ils sont aussi les premiers menacés par les conséquences des changements climatiques, souligne une nouvelle étude conduite dans 78 pays.
Space exploration is becoming a more feasible reality, prompting a need for international cooperation. (NASA/Unsplash)

Outer space is not the “Wild West”: There are clear rules for peace and war

A new publication clarifies how existing legal frameworks apply to space exploration and development. The McGill Manual also highlights the catastrophic implications of conflict in space.
Donnell Wallam during her time with the Firebirds. Jason O'Brien/AAP

You can’t be what you can’t see: the benefits for and the pressures on First Nations sportswomen

This year’s Commonwealth games boasted a record number of First Nations athletes, a lot of them women. While positive, the history of the Games and potential for burn-out for athletes is very real.

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