We live in the Anthropocene, a period where human demands and impacts are resulting in unprecedented and extreme change in Earth’s natural systems and biodiversity. We are facing a planetary emergency.
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News and information about the Anthropocene
Mind-controlling fungus could cause more crop damage in warmer climates
The combination of a common fungal disease with climate change on ladybirds could cause aphids to become more of a problem.26 November 2021
Climate change could cause more animals to get divorced
Climate change could lead to an increase in break-ups as it puts pressure on the animal kingdom.24 November 2021
COP26: the second week's headlines
Here's a roundup of the important announcements that have been made at COP26 over the past week amid plenty of promises but also harsh reality checks.12 November 2021
Why climate change is sexist
Climate change is a universal issue, but it's doing disproportionate harm to women and girls.
Understanding biodiversity change and finding solutions to help biodiversity recover
Designing sustainable food systems
Understanding disease biology and improving health outcomes for nature and people
Resourcing the green economy
Other sustainability projects
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