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COMPLETE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE 3

“The footprint of global agriculture is vast. Industrial agriculture is absolutely responsible for driving deforestation, absolutely res...

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mercoledì 15 novembre 2017

sabato 23 settembre 2017

"The Last Animals"

War photographer turned filmmaker Kate Brooks traveled through four continents to document the wildlife trade for her film "The Last Animals."

mercoledì 30 agosto 2017

COMPLETE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE 3

“The footprint of global agriculture is vast. Industrial agriculture is absolutely responsible for driving deforestation, absolutely responsible for pushing industrial monoculture, and that means it is responsible for species loss,” said Patel. “We’re losing species we have never heard of, those we’ve yet to put a name to and industrial agriculture is very much at the spear-tip of that.”

lunedì 31 luglio 2017

“An Inconvenient Sequel” Power to the Truth

In one of the most memorable moments of Al Gore’s new climate-change documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” Gore refers to a sequence from the film’s 2006 predecessor, the Oscar-winning “An Inconvenient Truth.”

domenica 30 luglio 2017

"Chasing Coral"

Around the globe, coral reefs are a source of beauty and wonder. Every year, thousands travel just to experience their beauty—and witness the abundant life created by these aquatic communities.

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.

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