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The sixth mass extinction — the one that seven billion humans are sadly doing their utmost to trigger at this very moment — is shaping up...

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

mercoledì 21 dicembre 2016


Tens of thousands of “smog refugees” have reportedly fled China’s pollution-stricken north after the country was hit by its latest “airpocalyse” forcing almost half a billion people to live under a blanket of toxic fumes

lunedì 5 dicembre 2016

martedì 15 novembre 2016


Global changes in temperature due to human-induced climate change have already impacted every aspect of life on Earth from genes to entire ecosystems, with increasingly unpredictable consequences for humans -- according to a new study 

lunedì 14 novembre 2016

sabato 5 novembre 2016

The Ivory Game

An elephant is killed every 15 minutes. That's the blunt statistic closing "The Ivory Game," Netflix's latest foray into original documentary. 

“Yochi”: saving the last yellow-headed parrots in Belize

“Yochi” is a story of a 9-year-old, selectively mute Mayan boy who guards a nest of endangered Yellow-Headed Parrots in Belize’s pine savannah. When his beloved older brother, Itza, returns from the city, Yochi learns that he’s in debt and has turned to poaching – setting the brothers on a collision course. 

Destroying Arctic sea ice

The carbon dioxide emissions I produce as an average American destroy about 650 square feet of Arctic sea ice every year. That’s according to a new study that directly links the amount of annual CO2 released in the atmosphere to the amount of disappearing sea ice in the Arctic.

Air pollution kills 600,000 children yearly

UNICEF is calling on world leaders to reduce air pollution, saying it leads to the deaths of more children yearly than malaria and HIV/AIDS combined.

venerdì 28 ottobre 2016

giovedì 20 ottobre 2016

Eaten Into Extinction

A man walks past bushmeat including pangolins, bush rats and tiger cats for sale on the roadside in Equatorial Guinea. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

First global assessment finds 301 species are primarily at risk from human hunting for the bushmeat trade

martedì 27 settembre 2016

1 million people died for deadly outdoor air pollution

Students wearing face masks walk across the street in a line in Jinan, in east China’s Shandong province. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 1 million people died from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation

domenica 25 settembre 2016

Marching Against Extinction

This morning in Los Angeles, empowered by the Zulu legend of Shongolulu, we marched from the La Brea Tar Pits to the South African Consulate where my friend Ellen Ericksen hand delivered a letter demanding an end to ivory trade in Africa.

mercoledì 21 settembre 2016

DiCaprio's 'Before The Flood' a Wake-up Call on Climate Change

Turning a blind eye to climate change will come at a price the world can no longer afford to pay, the director of a documentary produced by Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio said on Monday.

venerdì 16 settembre 2016

giovedì 15 settembre 2016

Humanity driving 'unprecedented' marine extinction

Species such as bluefin tuna are being pushed to the brink due to humans’ tendency to fish for larger species more often than smaller ones. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock

Report comparing past mass extinction events warns that hunting and killing of ocean’s largest species will disrupt ecosystems for millions of years

martedì 30 agosto 2016

Making a Mass Anti-Extinction Movement

Members of the Kruger National Park keep the head of a rhinoceros up during a white rhino re-location capture on October 17, 2014. (Photo: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images)

Leading conservation scientists are calling for bold political action to combat the loss of our planet’s largest animals. Can they inspire us to take action?

Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms

The feedbacks created by the intrusion of cold freshwater into the planet's oceans are already shutting down ocean circulation, leading to the formation of more powerful superstorms

"The Great Derangement": An enquiry into climate change

Amitav Ghosh says in his latest book, that serious fiction has found it difficult to deal with the subject of the climate crisis that is upon us. “Considering what climate change actually portends for the future of the earth,” he says, “it should surely follow that this would be the principal preoccupation of writers the world over—and this, I think, is very far from being the case.” 
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