The Guardian

One-third of shark and ray species face extinction

According to an 8-year scientific study, one-third of shark and ray species have been exploited to extinction. According to the researchers, the drop in the number of sharks is a sign of a serious issue with fishing. The decline in individuals is putting food security and the health of entire ocean ecosystems at serious risk. 

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In South Africa, pet food made from flies

Launched in 2018 in an industrial area on the outskirts of the city, the Maltento farm produces fly larvae that feed on waste foodstuffs – mainly waste grains from a nearby brewery, turning them into marketable proteins, as well as fertilizer as a by-product. The process consumes much less water and land than other types of protein production and is much less carbon-intensive. 

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Al Jazeera

Agreement to protect the Amazon rainforest shows little progress

The Leticia Pact – signed by seven South American nations of the Amazon basin and intended to protect the world's largest rainforest – is still making little progress. Two years later, its pledges remain largely unfulfilled, according to Los Andes University in Colombia. 

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United Nations: no country is safe from global warming

The top UN climate official has urged governments to desist from their postponement tactics and instead to take swift, sweeping measures to slow global warming and implement adaptation strategies. This appeal comes less than 3 months ahead of the UN climate summit.  

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Food Navigator

Protecting biodiversity is crucial to fighting hunger

At the IUCN World Conservation Congress, IFAD stated its intention to focus 30% of its climate funding on supporting nature-based solutions in small-scale rural agriculture by 2030. Nature-based solutions foster proactive conservation, management and restoration of natural ecosystems and biodiversity, to help address the challenges of climate change, food and water security, and human health. 

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The Independent

In Scotland, tons of vegetables wasted due to lack of workers

Scottish farmers are throwing away millions of heads of cauliflower and broccoli as a result of the shortage of farm workers and truck drivers. Producers predict that the issues caused by the lack of workforce can only deteriorate, jeopardizing the Christmas period. 

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