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Biodiversity

 

Ocean Defenders Reject Deep-Sea Mining Effort by Lockheed Martin

"Mining the deep sea is as destructive as strip mining the mountains of Appalachia, extinguishing whole ecosystems with a single blow."

Brett Wilkins ·


As Chile Rewrites Constitution, Will Rights of Nature Be Enshrined?

"The current legal system fails to represent the intrinsic value of nature, with laws and decision-makers typically only considering economic or human interests," said one advocate.

Kenny Stancil ·


Calling Covid-19 a Crisis of Humanity's Own Making, Coalition Says Healing 'Broken Relationship With Nature' Key to Stopping Next Pandemic

Unless preventative action is taken, there is "a high risk that we will make the same mistake again."

Andrea Germanos ·


Obsession With GDP, Disregard of Nature Leading Towards Ecosystem Collapse: Report

"Securing nature is investing in our self-preservation."

Andrea Germanos ·


'Most Anti-Wildlife President in History' Puts Out Lame Duck Rule to Gut Species Protection

"Today's rule will have devastating consequences for some of America's most iconic species, including the grizzly bear, whooping cranes, and Pacific salmon."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Nature Is Unraveling': New WWF Report Reveals 'Alarming' 68% Plummet in Wildlife Populations Worldwide Since 1970

"In the midst of a global pandemic, it is now more important than ever to take unprecedented and coordinated global action to halt and start to reverse the loss of biodiversity."

Jessica Corbett ·


Updated Species Extinction List Signals 'Urgent Action Needed to Save Life on Earth'

More than one in four of the 120,372 plant and animal species assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature are at risk of extinction.

Jessica Corbett ·


Top Global Experts Say Humanity Must 'Heal Our Broken Relationship With Nature' to Prevent Future Pandemics

"We must curb the high risk trade and consumption of wildlife, halt deforestation and land conversion, as well as manage food production sustainably."

Jessica Corbett ·


Climate Crisis Could Cause a Third of Plant and Animal Species to Disappear Within 50 Years: Study

"Successful implementation of the Paris agreement targets could help reduce extinctions considerably, possibly to 16% or less by 2070," according to lead author Cristian Román-Palacios.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Consistent With a Mass Extinction': New Study Warns Climate Chaos Driving Rapid Decline of Bumblebees

The research "adds to a growing body of evidence for alarming, widespread losses of biodiversity and for rates of global change that now exceed the critical limits of ecosystem resilience."

Jessica Corbett ·

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