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Sixth Mass Extinction Event

‘The lion was historically distributed over most of Africa, southern Europe and the Middle East. Now the vast majority of lion population...

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sabato 22 luglio 2017

PLASTIC APOCALYPSE 2

Capt. Charles Moore, the sailor who brought the giant vortex of plastic debris floating in the north Pacific ocean to our attention, now says there is another enormous plastic patch growing in the South Pacific.

martedì 11 luglio 2017

Sixth Mass Extinction Event

‘The lion was historically distributed over most of Africa, southern Europe and the Middle East. Now the vast majority of lion populations are gone.’ Photograph: Xinhua/Barcroft Images

Researchers talk of ‘biological annihilation’ as study reveals billions of populations of animals have been lost in recent decades

domenica 2 luglio 2017

"The Vanishing"

So what is development? Who does it benefit? And what is the cost we are willing to pay for it? Every generation needs to ask these questions afresh as Prerna Singh Bindra reminds us in her impassioned new book The Vanishing: India's Wildlife Crisis.

martedì 20 giugno 2017

giovedì 27 aprile 2017

Unusual Mortality Event

Federal officials have declared an “unusual mortality event” after finding a high number of dead whales washing ashore on the East coast. Scientists are investigating the cause, which could provide greater insight into larger environmental issues.

lunedì 17 aprile 2017

THE EXTINCTION VORTEX 2

In the latest in radical climate doomsaying, a new report warns that fossil fuel consumption will need to be reduced “below a quarter of primary energy supply by 2100” to avoid possibly disastrous effects on global temperatures.

domenica 16 aprile 2017

Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were by Philip Lymbery

Intensive farming is not only cruel to farm animals, but is having a devastating impact on the world's most iconic wildlife. The following excerpt is from Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were, by Philip Lymbery (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017)

Wildlife Massacre

Five South African wildlife organisations are partnering with Google to form The Now or Never African Wildlife Trust to rescue and rehabilitate rhino and elephant orphans that have fallen victim to poachers.

martedì 4 aprile 2017

Global Trade AIRPOCALYPSE: 750,000 premature deaths

Globalisation has become, in the eyes of some, the epitome of everything that’s wrong with the world – allowing multinational corporations to drive down wages, run roughshod over workers’ rights and even challenge democracy itself. But an international team of scientists has now laid another allega crime at its door – the premature deaths of more than 750,000 people.

A century of unprecedented climate change

Sockeye salmon need to stay in cool water in order to thrive. They are just one species that is being impacted by warming ocean water and more acidic conditions caused by climate change. (Canadian Press)
Tero Mustonen doesn't want to scare you or instill of a sense of helplessness when it comes to the impacts climate change, but a new study he co-authored makes plain what humans are about to face.

“Defiant Earth" Anthropocene and the Human Extinction

Clive Hamilton’s book “Defiant Earth – The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene” is not for the faint-hearted. Basically, its thesis is that the Earth – and us along with it – is going down the tubes.

martedì 28 marzo 2017

How Corruption Fuels Climate Change

LONDON, BERLIN – Anti-corruption campaigners achieved a number of crucial victories in 2016, not least by ensuring accountability for one of Big Oil’s most crooked deals

‘Human fingerprint’ found on global extreme weather

The fingerprint of human-caused climate change has been found on heatwaves, droughts and floods across the world, according to scientists.

'Apocalyptic' warning about climate change

Researchers studying the largest-ever mass extinction in Earth’s history claim to have found evidence that it was caused by runaway global warming – and that the “apocalyptic” events of 250 million years ago could happen again.

New Record Low for Sea Ice

The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported Arctic Ocean sea ice grew last winter to the lowest maximum extent ever recorded,

Apocalyptic Release of Arctic Methane

On a lake, plumes of gas, most likely methane from the breakdown of carbon in sediments below the lake, keep the water from freezing in spots, outside Fairbanks, Alaska, October 21, 2011. As the Arctic warms, the threat of abrupt methane releases is rising, too. (Photo: Josh Haner / The New York Times)

mercoledì 15 marzo 2017

Carbon dioxide is rising at the fastest rate ever recorded

Smoke billows from smokestacks and a coal-fired generator at a steel factory in November 2015 in the industrial province of Hebei, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
For the second year in a row, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have climbed at a record pace.

venerdì 10 marzo 2017

THE ORIGIN OF EXTINCTION

Extinction has never been a purely scientific concept. When theories of extinction exploded onto the Western intellectual scene in the early 19th century, they upended a reassuring view of nature as more or less fixed and stable.

sabato 11 febbraio 2017

Mass stranding in New Zealand: 300 whales died

As three separate pods of whales have beached over three nights, and Farewell Spit has been closed to volunteer rescuers as darkness falls there is fear there will be carnage in the morning.

mercoledì 18 gennaio 2017

The Last Smiling Dolphins

The nearly extinct "smiling" Irrawaddy dolphins continue to get hunted in Myanmar's waters by illegal fishermen

Death of 82 stranded dolphins in Florida

Biologists on Tuesday were investigating the weekend deaths of dozens of dolphins in Everglades National Park in Florida's largest mass stranding of the mammal since 1989, a U.S. scientific agency said

martedì 27 dicembre 2016

Gli Ultimi Ghepardi The Last Cheetahs

A lanciare l’allarme uno studio della Zoological Society di Londra. Secondo i ricercatori, sono rimasti solo 7.100 ghepardi allo stato naturale e solo in sei nazioni dell’Africa meridionale

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