Acclaimed movie director Werner Herzog says he believes the human race could die out if it doesn't face up to mankind's ecological mistakes.
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Sumatran rhinoceros's horn is prized in China due to its supposed medicinal properties.
(Photo : Jean)
A new study shows that human activity and its over-exploitation of wildlife resources affects severe wildlife extinction than climate change does.
Elephant habitats are under threat and their ivory becomes more valuable every year. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
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All over the world species are becoming extinct at an astonishing rate, from 1000 to 10,000 times faster than normal. The loss of biodiversity has become so severe that scientists are calling it a mass extinction event.
Gli incendi che stanno devastando una vasta area della California a nord di Los Angeles. Migliaia di persone sono state costrette ad abbandonare le proprie case minacciate dal fuoco.
lunedì 25 luglio 2016
Coral on reefs around Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef after the worst mass bleaching event in recorded history. Photograph: Justin Marshall/University of Queensland
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Humans are also facilitating the rapid evolution and the emergence of new species, according to a new study released Wednesday by the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the University of Copenhagen. As part of their report, the authors stressed that extinct wild species cannot simply be replaced with newly evolved ones, and that nature conservation remains just as urgent.
A recent study has been focusing on a particular
penguin species called Adélie who have been residing
among the Antarctic glaciers for an estimated 45000
years, according to National Geographic. Photo credit:
giovedì 23 giugno 2016
Famed Canadian documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart is best known for his films “Revolution” and “Sharkwater”, with the latter shining the spotlight on the plight of sharks being slaughtered so their fins can be used in shark fin soup.
domenica 19 giugno 2016
Tourists cruise close to icebergs in the western Antarctic peninsula. Climate trackers said Antarctica's C02 levels have increased at a record rate and they’re set to stay above that level for many decades, if not centuries, depending on future fossil-fuel combustion. (Photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)
venerdì 10 giugno 2016
Bronchitis and asthma are on the rise, fuelled by dirty air, and the most vulnerable people are children – whose lungs can be permanently stunted by early exposure to pollution – and the elderly. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images
Toxic air set to cause as many as 9 million premature deaths a year around the world in the next four decades, with economic costs rising to trillions a year.
giovedì 9 giugno 2016
La zona dell'Artico si riscalda a un ritmo due volte superiore al resto del Pianeta. È l'allarme lanciato da Greenpeace alla vigilia della giornata mondiale degli oceani in un rapporto di tredici pagine sul surriscaldamento dell'area del Circolo Polare.
A man wades through rubbish floating on the Estero de Vitas estuary in Tondo, Manila, the PhilippinesNoel Celis/AFP
World Oceans Day, marked every year on 8 June, aims to remind people of the huge role our oceans play in everyday life. The seas are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe; and also its heart, the lifeblood of communities around the world.