Monday, June 24, 2024

Tag: extinction

Deforestation puts lizards in North America at risk, new report finds

Forest loss, along with climate change, is creating a lack of shelter for lizards from extreme temperatures and nearly one in five could face population decline in the next century.

More than 22 percent of migrating species at risk of extinction,...

In order to improve the status of migratory species, the report recommends mapping and protecting feeding, breeding and stopover locations.

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.

‘Species extinction is a choice’: Groups urge strong global pact to...

"Please make 2022 the year in which the world chooses to stop extinction and commits the resources to do so," says a letter ahead of an international summit next week. "Life on Earth depends on it."

Six ways to talk about extinction

It's become more important than ever to talk about the crisis.

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.

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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.
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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.

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.

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.