Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...
"We're seeing more wildfires, more acres burned, and longer, more intense fire seasons," says the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Given estimates that humans are responsible for around 75% of fires, "this...
"The Arctic is figuratively and literally on fire."
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