Saturday, June 6, 2020

Tag: biodiversity

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...

How Indigenous peoples won a landmark victory protecting the Amazon from...

The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes – and the planet – from destruction.

Indigenous peoples go to court to save the Amazon from oil...

Historic lawsuit launched by the Waorani people of Ecuador to save their homes – and our planet – from destruction.

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Lockdowns for the many, impunity for the few

“I was born in this county. I have never come across ill-feeling like this about anything. Everyone feels it is one law for us and one law for them. That is so unfair.”

If Trump sends the US military into states, it will ignite a peoples’ revolution

Can America and its Democracy withstand the attacks that are being made upon it from forces, not from without, but from within this country? What we desperately need, at this time, is a peoples’ revolution.

American Stonewall: The Cops Have Already Lost

If a politician wants to exercise real leadership, let them proclaim a day of healing where they lead a march of police and protesters together in support of a new era in police relations.

Sixth mass extinction of wildlife accelerating quicker than expected

“Extinction breeds extinctions.”

Sanders calls on democrats to embrace 8-point plan to end police brutality, protect communities

“We have got to act boldly to eradicate systemic racism and police violence. I am calling for sweeping policy reforms to protect people—particularly communities of color—who have suffered violence for far too long.”