Not only is the landlocked country already becoming drier and drier, but it's also just been thrown into more political uncertainty by the Taliban takeover.
From the cloud forests in the Andes to the indigenous territories in the headwaters of the Amazon, the Ecuadorean government has covertly granted these mining concessions to multinational mining companies from China, Australia, Canada, and Chile, amongst others.
But when one examines the fine print of the deal – and the financial benefits flowing to some of the people touting it – the effort looks much less utopian.
Perhaps this second declaration of the extinction of the Bramble Cay melomys will finally inspire enough attention to prevent the loss of similar species.
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Mina Guli has already run some 430 miles toward her goal to raise awareness of the global water scarcity crisis.
While warning of Nazi-like fascism and corporate crimes, Pope Francis proposes adding ‘ecological sin’...
In remarks at the Vatican, the leader of the Catholic Church condemned "the large-scale delinquency of corporations."
As thousands of evacuees fled to the beaches, conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing growing outrage for his inaction on climate and close ties with the coal industry.
North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board announced that it has opened up an investigation into the private security firms deployed to patrol the pipeline protests led by the Standing Rock Sioux.
“Fossil fuel companies knew 40 years ago that their products would lead to stronger storms, rising seas, larger wildfires, and other climate disasters."