Thursday, May 13, 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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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”