Friday, September 24, 2021

Tag: extinction

What we’ve lost: The species declared extinct in 2020

The causes of these extinctions range from diseases to invasive species to habitat loss, but most boil down to human behavior.

Bumblebees face extinction from the climate crisis

"Our results show that we face a future with many less bumble bees and much less diversity, both in the outdoors and on our plates."

Five things to watch at this month’s big wildlife trade treaty...

New wildlife trade rules being discussed at CITES could affect 550 species, including elephants, rhinos and giraffes.

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...

A million extinctions eclipsed by one royal grandbaby

Mainstream media gave more time to the royal baby’s birth in the week he was born than to all stories about the climate crisis in all of 2018.

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations in the last...

We are the 'last generation' that can save our planet.

Earth’s sixth mass extinction already underway

“The time to act is very short.”

Around the world, environmental laws are under attack

Without our hard-won environmental protections, we would all already be breathing polluted air, drinking befouled water, and living in a world with much less wildlife.

Study finds hundreds of thousands of tropical species at risk of...

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) provides further evidence that, even if we haven’t already entered a sixth era of species extinction on a global scale, it may yet be imminent.

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“We are unstoppable!” Some of the lessons from Occupy Wallstreet, 10 years later

“One of the main contributions of Occupy was ‘the 99 percent.’”

What to do with America’s nonconformist anti-vaxxers?

Final thought and a warning for nonconformists: understand that the greatest threat to your freedoms will not come from government mandates, but when the deadly virus comes after you.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

The never ending cycle of nuclear insanity

Please repeat after me: No excuses. No compromise. No fear.