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New 'deep learning' technology is helping to identify trees in the Sahel where few were thought to grow 
Attempts to build a digital twin of the Earth could lead to the democratisation of climate and environmental data 
Zoos do a lot more than welcome excited visitors; closures due to the pandemic are affecting conservation work worldwide
Food systems will need to change as the global population grows. With reform, could fishing and aquaculture step up to the challenge?
Researchers have identified the extent of microplastic contamination throughout the Everest region. Their expedition charts the extent of environmental change and pollution in one of the world’s most sensitive and remote places
Scientists are working to mimic the transfer of immune-boosting microbes that takes place during vaginal births to help those born by caesarean section 
A survey of Australian scientists reveals a worrying trend towards suppression of important environmental research
Rewilding projects across Europe are working to expand populations of carnivores and restore ‘self-regulating’ nature on the continent. In the face of the double-trouble of limited space and a lot of people, proponents are coming up with new ways to create a wilder landscape, formulating a rewilding philosophy fit for a European context 
Scientists are racing to prevent a deadly disease that kills salamanders from reaching the crucial populations of the USA 
A programme to employ ex-guerrilla fighters as conservationists is starting to take off in Colombia 

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