- “Many Protected Areas Do Not Benefit Wildlife, Study Says” • The largest ever study of protected areas, places “set aside” ostensibly for nature, has revealed that most do not actively benefit wildlife. In 1,500 protected areas of 68 countries, it found that success varied hugely around the world and depended a great deal on how an area was managed. [BBC]
- “This Measure Of German Inflation Just Hit Its Highest Level Since 1949” • German annual producer price inflation topped 30% in March, the country’s Federal Statistics Office said. That’s its highest level since the agency began collecting data 73 years ago. The biggest culprit? Energy prices, which rose nearly 84% from the same month last year. [CNN]
- “Parts Of The World Heading Toward An Insect Apocalypse, Study Suggests” • A study published in the journal Nature shows a clear and alarming link between the climate crisis and high-intensity agriculture and showed that insect abundance has already dropped by nearly 50%, in places where the impacts are particularly high. [CNN]
- “Amazon Extends Position As The World’s Largest Corporate Buyer Of Renewable Energy” • Amazon announced 37 new renewable energy projects around the world, marking some significant progress on its path to power 100% of its operations with renewable energy by 2025. That puts it five years ahead of its original target of 2030. [pv magazine India]
- “One Massachusetts Company Has A Big Sustainability Story To Tell On Earth Day” • Vanguard Renewables, a specialist in organics-to-energy, has a lot to celebrate this Earth Day. Having success with GHG reductions, it has partnered with Ben & Jerry’s, Cabot Creamery, and Polar Beverages, on biodigesters in Vermont and Massachusetts. [GlobeNewswire]
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