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The market for payment for ecosystems services is growing up

Last month, Nature Sustainability published the first global assessment of payment for ecosystem services (PES) programs, led by James Salzman, UCLA Law and UC Santa Barbara Bren School professor, as well as Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace.

DHS: 2,000 children separated at border

The US government has separated at least 2,000 children from parents at the border since implementing a policy that results in such family separations, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed Friday.

China to create cultural heritage centres in universities

The Chinese government has announced plans to establish 100 “cultural heritage” centres at universities throughout the country that will run academic programmes and conduct scientific research in a bid to promote traditional Chinese culture.

Trump administration undermined student debt relief unit while claims mounted

As thousands of applications for student debt forgiveness poured into the U.S. Education Department, the Trump administration cut the staff working on the claims and ordered a halt to an overhaul of the system, according to the agency’s inspector general.

Europe watches as Dutch seek caps on English-language students

A backlash in the Netherlands against teaching in English could spread to other countries, observers have predicted, after Dutch universities published a new strategy to deal with concerns over poor quality teaching and the alleged erosion of Dutch culture.