Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tag: biodiversity

‘Few things matter more to humans’: UN report says we must...

"Policies that minimize soil degradation and protect soil biodiversity should be a component of biodiversity protection at all levels."

World failed to meet a single goal to save nature: UN...

To set humanity on the right track, the report recommended eight transitions to improve our relationship with nature and protect Earth’s and our own wellbeing.

Trump’s National Park Service greenlights hunting of bear cubs and wolf...

Lifting this restriction grants hunters permission to use cruel and inhumane hunting tactics.

How climate change is contributing to skyrocketing rates of infectious disease

A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said.

The final frontiers? A call to protect the biodiversity on the...

Trump’s border wall is not alone. Similar structures and development on the lands between nations threaten biodiversity around the globe.

Wildfires can reduce biodiversity—can biodiversity be used to reduce wildfires?

A biodiversity experiment in Australia showed animal species can help reduce flammable leaf litter by 24 percent.

Linked dangers to civilization

Many of the serious dangers that we face today can be addressed by reforming our economic systems.

We ignore thousands of threatened plant species at our own peril

Kokia drynarioides is a small but significant flowering tree endemic to Hawaii’s dry forests. Native Hawaiians used its large, scarlet flowers to...

Biodiversity can help coral reefs survive in current climate crisis

Coral reefs, often referred to as “the rainforests of the seas,” are currently facing a variety of threats from ocean warming and...

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To hell with the filibuster

Representative democracy based on majority rule is logical; anything else is utterly illogical and self-defeating.

Despite pressure from US and Bayer, Mexico will ban glyphosate

“Our rationale is based on the precautionary principle in the face of environmental risks as well as the right of the Mexican government to take action in favor of the public good.”

Colombian company uses coffee husks to build low-income housing

Woodpecker, a startup in Bogota, Colombia, uses coffee husks to manufacture lightweight, prefabricated buildings for home and classroom use.

Investigation into chemical exposure from fracking in Pennsylvania provokes call for rapid phaseout

“Pennsylvania’s children should not be used as laboratory rats,” said biologist Sandra Steingraber, who called fracking “an uncontrolled human experiment” that involves “toxic exposures.”

Reclaimed water could be the solution to farming in a drier future

A California farm is making sure wastewater no longer goes to waste.