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COP28, the largest UN climate summit ever to address the problems of global warming, concluded last week and made progress, but according to some, it was too little, too late.
A group photo of national leaders and other dignitaries at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference | Credit: Fotografía oficial de la Presidencia de Colombia
A family of seven beavers was released recently by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife onto the ancestral tribal lands of the Mountain Maidu people in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It was the first beaver release for conservation efforts in about 75 years.
A family of beavers being introduced to their new habitat in Plumas County, California— the first group in 75 years to return to the state's waters. | Credit: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Our skin handles lots of scrapes, cuts, and scratches in our lifetimes, but unfortunately its ability to heal diminishes with age. In recent decades, hydrogels have gained traction as a way to repair wounds of aging skin, by keeping them protected, well hydrated, and oxygenated. However, the adhesives they require tend to pull on skin and potentially worsen the injury they were intended to help.
We can all agree that nature has intrinsic value and is priceless, but the world’s ecosystems that sustain us have been depleted, polluted, or suffered a loss of biodiversity. But what if you could invest in nature—and make money by protecting it?
Credit: Huw Williams/Creative Commons