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Beavers dramatically change a landscape by building dams that create ponds of still water. Jerzy Strzelecki/Wikimedia Commons

Beavers and oysters are helping restore lost ecosystems with their engineering skills – podcast

Restoring entire ecosystems is a difficult and expensive process. Thankfully, certain species, called ecosystem engineers, can make restoration easier. Gaining social and political support is critical too.
Plastic waste washed up by the sea lies on the beach of the coastal city of St. Louis, Senegal. Lucia Weiß/picture alliance via Getty Images

Nigeria has a coastal litter problem: it’s time to clean up

West Africa’s marine litter problem cannot be ignored. It can hinder the region’s economic and tourism growth, while putting people’s health at risk.
The sun setting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, host of COP27. The results of the international meeting were disappointing overall. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

COP27 ‘loss and damage’ fund: A historic decision amid discouraging results

The historic agreement on a loss and damage fund was overshadowed by lack of progress on phasing out fossil fuels.

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