Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Tag: ecosystems

Global mangroves at risk of collapsing, new report warns

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) found that 19.6% of mangroves, or about one in five, "are considered to be at severe risk of collapse, meaning they rank as endangered or critically endangered."

Solving the climate crisis requires traditional ecological knowledge

Native study of the natural world is exceptionally deep and nuanced at understanding and protecting ecosystems.

‘A wake-up call’: Study finds extinction risk for 30% of tree...

“Strengthened action is urgently required to prevent further species extinctions and restore damaged and degraded ecosystems.”

Freshwater species are disappearing fast — This year is critical for...

Scientists and policymakers have developed a time-sensitive plan to help save ailing freshwater ecosystems and imperiled species.

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...

Major companies announce their commitment to eliminate single-use plastic

Major brands such as SeaWorld Parks, American Express, Royal Caribbean, IKEA, A&W Canada and Burger King U.K. have all announced their effort to eliminate items like plastic drinking straws, stirrers, lids and bags.

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Hate crime or isolated incident? Texas woman charged with attempted murder of Palestinian-American child

A shocking case in Euless, Texas, where a woman attempted to drown a 3-year-old Palestinian-American child, has sparked demands for a hate crime investigation amid rising anti-Muslim sentiments.

MAGA bottom line: Less about grievance, policy or values than know-it-all, esteem-buoying Trumpian absolutism

Trump steps up Nixonian arrogance (“if a president does it, that makes it legal”) into imperial privilege – if Trump the genius says it, that makes it true.

Justice Thomas sparks outrage with defense of gun rights for domestic abusers

Clarence Thomas stands alone in dissent as the Supreme Court upholds a law prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing firearms, sparking outrage and renewed calls for judicial accountability.

Exxon and Suncor lose bid to escape Boulder’s climate change lawsuit

A Colorado judge rejects ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy’s attempts to dismiss a lawsuit holding them accountable for climate change-related damages.

Julian Assange secures release after plea deal with US government

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange agrees to a plea deal, leading to his release from Belmarsh Prison and highlighting the ongoing debates about press freedom and whistleblower prosecution.