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Elsevier, One Earth, Volume 3, 18 December 2020
Rewilding should be central to the massive restoration efforts needed to overcome the global biodiversity crisis and enhancing the biosphere's capacity to mitigate climate change. Key elements include large areas for nature, restoration of functional megafaunas and other natural biodiversity-promoting factors, synergy with major societal dynamics, and careful socio-ecological implementation.
Elsevier, One Earth, Volume 3, 18 December 2020
Earth's ecosystems, upon which all life depends, are in a severe state of degradation. The upcoming UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration aims to “prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean.” These Voices articulate why and what action is urgently needed.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 26, December 2020

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration has been increasing in the last two decades and, as a major greenhouse gas, it has been linked to global warming and climate changes. Capture and conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals offer opportunities to mitigate the increasing CO2 buildup, while simultaneously adding value to CO2. The main limitation in CO2 conversion is its high thermodynamic stability, thus requiring catalysts and energy input to drive the transformation. In this article, the authors discuss specific reaction pathways, mainly via catalytic hydrogenation and tandem processes for CO2 conversion in hydrocarbons, olefins, aromatics, and alcohols, contributing to SDGs 9 and 13.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 26, December 2020

Among the major pollutants in the atmosphere, carbon oxides are the result of multiple factors, mainly due to human activities. Nowadays, the decrease in carbon oxides emissions represents a pressing challenge necessary to limit their harmful effects on the climate change. As a result, numerous strategies dedicated to the environmental preservation are currently under study and, among these, all that kind of technologies that produce power from renewable sources offer promising solutions. In this article, the Power-to-Gas technology is investigated, advancing SDGs 7, 9 and 13.
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The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 103-112, ISSN 2352-4642

This journal article advances SDG 3 and 10 by explaining analysis of paediatric severe sepsis in the USA which has found evidence of outcome disparities by race or ethnicity and insurance status. The findings suggest that there might be differential sepsis recognition, approaches to treatment, access to health-care services, and provider bias that contribute to poorer sepsis outcomes for racial and ethnic minority patients and those of lower socioeconomic position.
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Heliyon, Volume 6, December 2020

Alzheimer poses lots of challenges in Low and Middle Income Countries, especially in Nigeria. This research found that gender disparities primarily affected the mental health intervention care pathways. The availability of mental health resources to support adult mental health were key factors which could influence mental health status.
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Food Packaging and Shelf Life, Volume 26, December 2020

Chitosan provides films with additional antioxidant and/or antimicrobial features. Blending with other biopolymers is a simple and cost-effective route to improvement.Chitosan-based films may replace fossil-based packaging for some applications.Future research on chitosan-based films and sustainable materials, in general, should include biodegradability among the targeted parameters.
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Trends in Food Science and Technology, Volume 106, December 2020

Research to reduce the land volume and carbon consumption needed for traditional farming.
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One Earth, Volume 3, 18 December 2020

Caring for lands and waters must become the new bottom line not only for communities and countries but also for businesses and corporations. Investing in the protection and restoration of nature and in equitable outcomes is the most important thing we can do to secure our future. The ten paths outlined here will help us to become responsible and loving caretakers of Earth and each other.
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Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Volume 518, 1 December 2020

Endocrine disruption is a potential global problem observed not only in heavily polluted areas but also in those considered “pristine”. There is particular concern about the exposures of wildlife to mixtures of biologically active chemicals, which, combined with other stressors, may play an even greater role in reproductive disorders.

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