This work is the first comprehensive eDNA biodiversity survey conducted on Earth’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. Species composition in high-alpine ecosystems is a useful indicator for monitoring climatic and environmental changes at the upper limits of habitable environments, which highlights the potential importance of this study to future works in this area.
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The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, September 2022

This Personal View supports SDGs 3 and 15 by explaining how restoring ecosystems can reduce risk of infection and adverse sequelae from COVID-19.
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Sustainable Production and Consumption, Volume 33, September 2022

This article presented a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) study comparing alternative medical-grade and protective-device-grade mask reuse options to the conventional single-use of surgical and FFP3 masks, respectively. The study focuses on the UK, but the results and conclusions are applicable to other healthcare settings.
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Sustainable Production and Consumption, Volume 33, September 2022

A system transition is required to reach greater circularity in the production and consumption of plastics and the achievement of SDG12. This paper has addressed a key gap in the literature, related to the role that data-information-knowledge play in hindering progress towards that transition.
This chapter aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing and Goal 15: Life on Land by discussing the role of transparency regarding livestock animal welfare in consumer attitudes toward livestock production practices.
The United Nations General Assembly decided that International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples would be observed every year on 9th August. On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to help spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples. Elsevier is pleased to share this special collection of freely available articles to help spread awareness about this important topic. Please feel free to download and share these papers.
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Journal of Microbiological Methods, Volume 198, July 2022

Supports SDG 15 by providing a methood to preserve wheat species for reintroduction if necessary.
Discusses how plant diversity may enhance carbon retention in soils as well as better ecosystem functions and crop yields.
This paper highlights the value of combining passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) recordings with machine-learning analysis for ecological monitoring and demonstrates the potential of PAM to monitor reef restoration.
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The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, July 2022

This Viewpoint supports SDGs 2 and 15 by highlighting the importance of trees and forests to food systems, and exploring how the value of trees and forests in this regard can be enhanced to improve nutritional and environmental sustainability.

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