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Nature crisis: ‘Shocking’ report details threat to species

Nature crisis: ‘Shocking’ report details threat to species

Science
On land, in the seas, in the sky, the devastating impact of humans on nature is laid bare in a compelling UN report. One million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction.Nature everywhere is declining at a speed never previously seen and our savage needs for ever more food and energy are the main drivers.These trends can be halted, the study says, but it will take "transformative change" in every aspect of how humans interact with nature.Three years in the making, this global assessment of nature draws on 15,000 reference materials, and has been compiled by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). It runs to 1,800 pages. The brief, 40-page "summary for policy...
Nature loss: Major report to highlight ‘natural and human emergency’

Nature loss: Major report to highlight ‘natural and human emergency’

Science
Scientists and government officials meet this week in Paris to finalise a key assessment on humanity's relationship with nature. The Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, or IPBES, will issue the first report of this type since 2005.It will detail the past losses and future prospects for nature and humans. One author says the report will highlight the "social and ecological emergency" the world is now facing.From Monday some of the world's leading researchers in the field of biodiversity will meet in the French capital to work through the details of their report with representatives from 132 governments. Their conclusions, known as a Summary for Policymakers, will then be published on 6 May. "I would say that this is the most co...
NCT explores nature of dreams in new video

NCT explores nature of dreams in new video

Entertainment
Feb. 8 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band NCT explores the nature of dreams in a new video.The K-pop group shared the video "NCTmentary EP1. Dream Lab" on Thursday after introducing three new members in "NCT 2018 Yearbook."NCT explains the boy band's connection to dreams in "NCTmentary EP1. Dream Lab." The group conducted experiments for the video, including recreating one of Ten's dreams."All over the world, we can share our dreams with NCT. NCT is a group focused on accessibility and expandability with no limit on group members, thus allowing various combinations," the boy band says in the video."What connects NCT is dreams," the group adds. "We can always meet in dreams, empathize in our dreams and become one with music."Rookie members Kun, Lucas and Jungwoo officially debuted in the "NCT 2...
Bringing nature into your backyard

Bringing nature into your backyard

Science
Projects such as the High Line in New York have used industrial spaces to create wildlife havens in the heart of the city. It's a trend that's spreading around the world. So how can you connect with nature on your own patch of turf? Take inspiration from a forest gladeIt's a tiny slice of forest in an urban landscape. Hawthorn and crab apple trees provide a shady canopy over a collection of shrubs, wildflowers and grasses. The garden, London Glades, at the Hampton Court Flower Show, is designed to mimic the forest floor.Mounds of rotting wood and garden waste have been covered with topsoil to be more sustainable and echo the natural contours of the wild.Jon Davies of Future Gardens London says the garden sets out to explore a deeper relationship with nature. "One of the main things we're ...