World Misses 2020 Biodiversity Goals

By Chloé Farand, Climate Change News. -

A draft version of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, seen by Climate Home News, reported that none of the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets set in Japan in 2010 have been fully [...]

New Documentary By David Attenborough, ‘Extinction: The Facts’

By Julia P. G. Jones, The Conversation. -

We have learned so much about nature from David Attenborough’s documentaries over the past seven decades. In a new BBC film he lays bare just how perilous the state of that nature really is, why [...]

Reflecting On 12 Years In Palestine

By Mazin Qumsiyeh, Popular Resistance. -

In Palestine, I have split my time between working on human rights issues for Palestinians and working for the environment. These are not mutually exclusive as there is significant overlap. There [...]

Tired Of ‘Writing Obituaries For Coral Reefs,’ Surfing Scientists Find Ways To Save Them

By Raul Quintana, Conservation. -

Grim reports and unsettling headlines paint a bleak future for Earth’s coral reefs, which are projected to be wiped out by the end of the century due to climate change and pollution.  But [...]

‘No Mow May’ Campaign Asks Us To Leave The Lawn Alone To Help Save Bees

By Sara Burrows, Return to Now. -

April showers bring May flowers, and if you like food, you should leave those flowers alone. Not mowing in May results in greater diversity and a number of flowers throughout the summer, a [...]

NY Times Magazine Promotes GE Trees – We Set The Record Straight

By Anne Petermann, Global Justice Ecology Project. -

An article printed in today’s New York Times Magazine, “Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back the American Chestnut?” by Gabriel Popkin, is a disappointing piece of questionable journalism. In [...]

A Movement Builds To Support Wildlife In Human Spaces

By April M. Short, Portside. -

The world’s wildlife is in danger of dying off, and inevitably taking humanity out with it. Humans have destroyed enormous portions of the planet’s natural spaces, and caused a climate disaster [...]

Worse Pandemics Are On The Way If We Don’t Protect Nature

By Jordan Davidson, Ecowatch. -

A group of biodiversity experts warned that future pandemics are on the horizon if mankind does not stop its rapid destruction of nature. Writing an article published Monday by The [...]

Abrupt Ecosystem Collapse

By Robert Hunziker, Counterpunch. -

A new study in Nature (April 2020) casts a disturbing light on the prospects of abrupt ecosystem collapse. The report analyzes the probabilities of collapsing ecosystems en masse, and not simply [...]

The Decade Of Transformation: Being In Balance With Nature

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

In addition to COVID-19 and the economic collapse, multiple crises are reaching a peak and the world is changing as a result. How the world changes will be determined in some part by our actions. [...]

Society In Jeopardy: UN Report Details Humans Have Pushed One Million Species To The Brink Of Extinction

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

"Society we would like our children and grandchildren to live in is in real jeopardy.""Society we would like our children and grandchildren to live in is in real jeopardy." The newest United [...]

Biodiversity Below Safe Levels Across More Than Half Of World

By Adam Vaughn, www.theguardian.com -

By Adam Vaughn for The Guardian. The variety of animals and plants has fallen to dangerous levels across more than half of the world’s landmass due to humanity destroying habitats to use as [...]

Seeds Of Suicide

By Vandana Shiva, www.asianage.com -

By Vandana Shiva for The Asian Age - May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the United Nations. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has [...]

1 In 6 Species Could Disappear Due To Climate Change, Study Finds

By Nick Visser, www.huffingtonpost.com -

16 percent. Remember that number. If climate change continues unabated, 16 percent -- one in six -- plant and animal species will go extinct, according to a new study published in [...]

Great Barrier Reef Campaign: Scientists Against Coal Projects

By Oliver Milman, www.theguardian.com -

Australia’s leading coral reef scientists have called for huge coalmining and port developments in Queensland to be scrapped in order to avoid “permanent damage” to the Great Barrier Reef. The [...]

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