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Turning the tide: How global conservation efforts are curbing biodiversity loss

A decade-long scientific study reveals significant success in conservation actions worldwide, offering hope amidst the biodiversity crisis.

Republicans spearhead Congress’s assault on endangered species with 2024 bill riders

Endangered wildlife faces a new threat as Congress's 2024 bill riders, largely driven by Republicans, push species closer to extinction.

Amazon’s alarm: The rainforest’s role in pandemic outbreaks and planetary health

Amazon at the crossroads: deforestation and climate change fuel disease risks.

Wildfires aren’t just a threat to people—they’re killing off Earth’s biodiversity

Cataclysmic wildfires have increased in intensity and frequency due to climate change.

Environmental leaders from 185 countries launch biodiversity protection fund

“As we confront the critical challenge of halting and reversing biodiversity loss around the world, working together has never been more important."

Agreement made to increase protection of biodiversity at COP15

Are governments "finally starting to forge a peace pact with nature?”

Meet the industry lobbyists fighting efforts to solve the biodiversity crisis

"This research sheds new light on an area of lobbying that has largely been able to slip under the radar and should act as a wake-up call to policymakers ahead of the U.N.'s upcoming biodiversity conference," said InfluenceMap's program manager.

Global forest area declined by 60% since 1960, study finds

More monitoring, preservation, and reforestation globally is necessary to maintain forested land and prevent major biodiversity loss.

Up to 40% of the world’s land is degraded by humans,...

“In a world of profligate consumerism, global supply chains, and a growing population, land resources—our soil, water, and biodiversity – are rapidly being depleted."

The win-wins of climate and biodiversity solutions

We need all efforts, big and small, to solve the biodiversity and climate crises.

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Congress demands answers from Chief Justice Roberts on Supreme Court ethics scandals

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamie Raskin press Chief Justice John Roberts on ethics standards amid controversies involving Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
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When the KKK murdered my childhood friend 

We must never give in to cruelty and violence. It is incumbent on all of us to stand up to bullies and be each other’s protectors.

Gaza’s children face extreme heat and starvation under Israeli blockade

UN reports visible signs of wasting among Gaza’s children as aid deliveries falter and temperatures soar.

Chemical fallout from East Palestine train disaster spreads across 16 states, study reveals

The derailment, which involved a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous materials, has had far-reaching impacts, with pollutants spreading over 540,000 square miles, significantly larger in scale and scope than initially predicted.

Global consensus: Majority support quick fossil fuel phaseout, even in top producing nations

A new UNDP poll reveals overwhelming global support for a rapid transition to clean energy and stronger climate action, including in major fossil fuel-producing countries.