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The monarch butterfly and environmentalists in North Carolina. A journey to the roots

A group of farmers and environmental defenders made a trip to the beautiful town of Valle de Bravo in the State of Mexico in early January. Its main objective: to visit the protected natural reserve of Piedra Herrada, where thousands of monarch butterflies arrive to spend the winter in its majestic oyamel forests. These insects travel thousands of miles from Canada and the United States to meet and mate. Local people say that the butterflies are their ancestors who come to visit them and begin to arrive around the Day of the Dead celebrations.

Climate migration, the case of the Bahamas

The destructive passage of Hurricane Dorian, especially over the Bahamas archipelago at the beginning of September 2019, has given us new warning of the negative effects that climate change is having on ecosystems around the planet. The vast majority of the populations affected by this natural disaster are faced with the terrible reality of not only having lost their heritage, loved ones and community, but also the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen
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Three years of pandemic learning response: reaching learners across the world with life-saving health knowledge

26 January 2023 marks three years since WHO launched its first OpenWHO.org course on the then-novel coronavirus and started providing accessible, up-to-date and informative health knowledge for a diverse global audience amid the fast-evolving pandemic. As of this date, OpenWHO offers a total of 190 online courses, 46 of which address COVID-19 topics, and has totaled 7.4 million course enrolments.
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