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· March, 2020

Stories about Environment from March, 2020

Great Barrier Reef mass bleaching threatens world heritage icon

"...there is also the most widespread bleaching event in the Great Barrier Reef. Put a fork in us. We're done."

‘Protecting forests is crucial to cure pandemics,’ indigenous leaders say

"If the forests are cut down, where are we going to get medicine?"

‘Linguistics is in everything’ from astronomy to everyday life, says this linguist from Trinidad & Tobago

"Trinbagonians are connected through a shared linguocultural history and present — we don’t have to constantly define or explain or substitute our words in our conversations."

In shooting for the stars, this Trinidad & Tobago linguist highlights how language connects us

[The names are] "the linguistic manifestation of the clash of Amerindian, African, European and Asian cultures which led to the Creole language and culture."

A cancer treating yew tree is critically endangered in Nepal

The Taxus mairei plant is regarded as critically endangered in Nepal. Nepal needs concrete steps to conserve these trees and to introduce a sustainable system for collecting the leaves.

From Sweden to Mexico, indigenous people explain why their languages are disappearing

The Nordic regions of Europe are thousands of kilometres away from Mexico or Peru, but both witness the destruction of their native peoples' identities

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