Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tag: extinction

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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Major US bank promises not to fund Arctic drilling

“Nearly 30 major banks around the world (now including all 6 major U.S. banks!) have concluded that funding new Arctic drilling is far too risky and bad for business.”

Inequality gone viral: The obscene numbers

Something has to be done to heal the rupture in the sickened body of our nation.

Some liberals and arms-control experts are cheering for war profiteers to be in Biden’s...

Many progressive activists and organizations have mobilized since the election to offer well-documented opposition to highly dubious potential members of the Biden Cabinet.

Election, legal disasters, surging Covid cases, economy stumbling: Just “too much winning”

Major irony: the perceived, 2016 “change” candidate was and is utterly incapable of change.

Police officer placed on leave after hitting bystander on video

Livestreaming a video of an arrest where a police officer's use of force leads to his arrest.