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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 ...

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.” 

Corporate Agriculture: a Recipe for Extinction

Globalized, petro-chemical-fertilizer-dependent, monoculture-based, agribusiness insists, and has for decades, that only it can feed the world’s growing population.

venerdì 26 agosto 2016

The worst mass extinction in Earth history

After an extreme global warming 252 million years ago, a severe mass extinction of life took place on Earth. A new study in the Arctic has been seeking clues as to what limited return of life to world´s oceans after this event. Credit: © sichkarenko_com / Fotolia

"Airpocalypse" in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is bracing itself for its annual, uncomfortable tryst with haze as raging fires at Indonesian plantations worsen pollution in the region.

South African Great White Shark near extinction

Great White Sharks are disappearing off the coast of South Africa and some researchers say they're nearing extinction.

giovedì 25 agosto 2016

Extinction: A Radical History

Origins of Man-Made Global Warming

People have been contributing to global warming since the mid-nineteenth century, decades before scientists previously estimated, according to new research published in the journal Nature.

A Farewell to Ice

Scientist Peter Wadhams believes the summer ice cover at the north pole is about to disappear, triggering even more rapid global warming

The World's Largest Animals Are Close To Disappearing

Elephants might be extinct in Africa in 25 years; gorillas could be extinct in Central Africa in less than a decade. The Western black rhino is already extinct. Three northern white rhinos are left. In total, of the world's largest animals—from pandas to yaks—around six out of 10 are threatened.

More than 120 wildlife species facing extinction in the UK

More than 120 species of wildlife are facing extinction in Britain because of intensive farming methods, a major report will warn. Hundreds more could also be at risk due to the ‘industrialisation’ of agriculture, driven by EU subsidies.

Saving Lake Chad from extinction

President Muhammadu Buhari seized the opportunity of the visit of the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Irina Bukova to Abuja last week, to draw attention to the urgent need to save Lake Chad from imminent extinction.

Extinction threatens Southeast Asia’s natural forests

A worker collects raw latex from a rubber tree at a plantation in Pahang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Jan. 12, 2016. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)
In Southeast Asia’s natural forests, 40 percent of species have less than 10 percent of their habitats protected from future development, according to a Duke University-led study published this month.

Orangutans face complete extinction within 10 years

An emaciated orangutan and her child – named Mama Anti and Baby Anti – are rescued by volunteers International Animal Rescue
Burning forests to make way for plantations to support the world's insatiable demand for palm oil is one of the main causes of the astonishing decline in numbers of this species

Koala populations in Queensland ‘functionally extinct’

ANIMAL advocates are calling on the government to urgently intervene to save koala populations from extinction.
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