Freshwater Wildlife Continues To Decline But New Energy Trendlines Suggest We Can Bend That Curve

Last month I wrote about the 86% decline in populations of migratory fish since 1970. Turns out that was just a trailer for the feature film.

In September, WWF released its Living Planet Report, which includes the grim statistic that essentially all vertebrate species that depend on freshwater ecosystems are following the same precipitous plunge as migratory fish.

How the world developed its energy systems, particularly hydropower dams that fragmented rivers, is one of the primary reasons for this dramatically dropping trendline. 

How the world designs, builds and operates its future energy systems will be key to halting, and ultimately reversing that trendline.

The current decline in freshwater populations is tracked by the “Living Planet Index” (LPI), which provides insights into the health of global wildlife, much like an index fund provides insights into the health of financial markets. And just as an index fund reflects the prices

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3M Survey Reports Decline In Science Skepticism For First Time In 3 Years

Since 2018, 3M has launched an annual State of Science Index to track public attitudes towards science across the world. But for 2020, the company conducted two surveys, a Pre-Pandemic Wave and a Pandemic Pulse Wave survey, finding that science skepticism has declined for the first time in three years, and that there is an increased public understanding of the importance of science in our daily lives.

In the Pre-Pandemic Wave survey, representative samples of 1,000 adults (aged 18+) in 18 countries, including China, Mexico and the US, were asked to complete a 15-20 minute long survey to assess their attitude towards science. Among the pre-pandemic survey findings, there was a rise in science skepticism to 35%, from an original 29% in 2018.

“As the pandemic sort of

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Educational Robots Market- Roadmap for Recovery from COVID-19 | Decline In The Price Of Educational Robots to Boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the educational robots market and it is poised to grow by 590.82 th units during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 28% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Educational Robots Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19

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Radio ad spend is set to decline by 25% in 2020

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  • The following is a preview of the US Digital Audio Ad Spending 2020.

During the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, fewer people commuted to work every day, and many local businesses cut their marketing budgets as they fought to stay open. These conditions have strained the radio advertising market.

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US radio ad spending is expected to decline by 25% this year.


In our March 2020 forecast, US radio ad spending was expected to decline just 1.0%. We now anticipate a 25.0% drop. Ad spending declines in traditional channels are part of a long-standing trend, but the pandemic further deepened the decrease in radio ad spending.

We expect radio ad spending to partially rebound next year, rising 16.8% to $12.18 billion. But that will be

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How Far Will Tech Decline?

Last Monday, the S&P 500 attempted to recover from its 2.5% slide the previous week. The higher close on Tuesday helped reassure the stock market bulls ahead of Wednesday’s scheduled announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee.

The technical studies, however, did not suggest that the correction was over, and as I tweeted Wednesday, “FOMC may quash the rebound”.

The hourly chart from Advisors Perspectives shows that the S&P 500 declined on Wednesday afternoon and then gapped lower on Thursday’s open. The stock market’s attempt to stabilize on Friday was unsuccessful, but the market did close the week above the lows. There was some late selling as evidenced by the last hour volume. The S&P 500 is now only up 2.7% for the year to-date and is 7.3% below its record close.

Still, the weekly

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