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This major city is on track to complete 150 miles of new bike paths in 2025

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Chicago's Department of Transportation updated its 2024 bikeway plans, as part of an effort to add 150 miles of new bikeways and enhance city safety and sustainability.
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Size matters: How massive protected areas are the best solution to ensure the survival of endangered wildlife

From the 1970s through 2020, the annual rate of protected area creation on land increased, but these areas’ average size have decreased.
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15 Ideas To Celebrate World Refugee Day

June 20th is World Refugee Day! We’ve gathered a list of ideas to help you celebrate, support, and learn from the global refugee community.
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How 17th century refugees used the printing press to fight their oppressors — and laid the foundations of modern humanitarianism

Oppressed minorities in Europe found the printing press to be a powerful ally in putting the spotlight on their agony — and it mirrors the work of humanitarians and activists today.
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Wealthy nations finally deliver promised climate aid, as calls for more equitable funding for poor countries grow

While they were two years late delivering on their promise, rich countries partially compensated for their earlier shortfalls, contributing nearly $116 billion in climate aid to developing countries.
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Coral reef recovery could get a boost from an unlikely source: Sea cucumbers, the janitors of the seafloor

A new research suggests sea cucumber repopulation could play an important role in protecting and revitalizing another type of endangered marine organism: corals.
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Cranberry farmers convert old bogs to wetlands, restoring nature and storing carbon

In Massachusetts, the onetime cranberry capital of the world, former bogs are transforming into thriving, carbon-storing swamps.
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The World Has More Trees Than It Did 35 Years Ago

This might come as a surprise: Worldwide tree cover has grown — not shrunk! — by 2.24 million square kilometers — the size of Texas and Alaska combined — in the last 35 years, according to a paper in the science journal “Nature.”
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8 Famous Animal Conservationists You Might Not Know Yet

There are dozens and dozens of people you should know about who are protecting wild species and their habitats, and our hope is that today you’ll learn about someone new who inspires you to find your own way of helping animals in your corner of the world.
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This major city is on track to complete 150 miles of new bike paths in 2025

Chicago's Department of Transportation updated its 2024 bikeway plans, as part of an effort to add 150 miles of new bikeways and enhance city safety and sustainability.
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Groundbreaking AI tech aims to reduce wildlife collisions — and it was invented by teen girls

A project created by four teen girls in Colorado uses AI and infrared technology to alert drivers of oncoming wildlife.
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Therapists help clients ride emotional waves, with innovative mental health trend: 'We're swapping the couch for the surfboard'

More than a hippie wellness novelty or New Age fad, surf therapy is being embraced by psychologists and government agencies alike as a way to increase access to mental health care while delivering evidence-based, lasting results.
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Major reforestation milestone: DRC plants 90% of 1 billion trees goal, despite unexpected obstacles

Congolese government program aspired to plant 1 billion trees, aiming to strengthen climate resilience, alleviate poverty, and protect biodiversity.
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Size matters: How massive protected areas are the best solution to ensure the survival of endangered wildlife

From the 1970s through 2020, the annual rate of protected area creation on land increased, but these areas’ average size have decreased.
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