Only nine others have plans in the works, according to a new study.
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Only nine others have plans in the works, according to a new study.
It must feel so awkward to deny climate change. It must feel so insane to defend the oil and coal industry while watching your state hopelessly prepare for a disaster of biblical proportions.
A new study suggests that some parts of the world are evolutionary incubators, producing superior competitors primed to thrive in other environments.
GR: The research described in this article is a fine confirmation of familiar ideas. I was gobsmacked by the implication that it contained new ideas. Invasions occur when species with well-developed ruderal traits are treated to human dispersal, disturbed ecosystems, few direct competitors, and no disease organisms. Perhaps the editor of Global Ecology and Biogeography needs to ask if the reviewers were qualified.
Overall, we found that federal departments have made unsatisfactory progress in each of the four areas examined. Despite some advances since our 2012 audit, timelines for putting measures in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have not been met and departments are not yet able to assess whether measures in place are reducing emissions as expected.
GR: So, the 15th largest world economy has succumbed to greed and has placed profit above the health of the land.
IUCN used data from 35,000 surveys conducted at 90 Caribbean locations since 1970, and showed that reefs have declined by more than 50% since the 1970s.
GR: This post describes other threats to coral reefs beside increasing acidification. The story includes an opportunity for citizen naturalists to help save Caribbean reefs.
GR: This post is about CO2 and ocean acidification. Other blog posts about plastic in the oceans, overfishing, garbage dumping, and toxic runoff suggest that the cost of the human impact on oceans will be far greater than the trillion dollars estimated by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Those costs are based on short-term factors. Species extinction is permanent. Recovery of biodiversity will take millennia. Some would say that causing the loss of a single species is unacceptable. So once again, I have to say that we must push harder. Sign those petitions, take time for the rallies and marches, send letters, make phone calls, join local groups, and enter local politics.
What do you think is the most effective strategy to combat this trend?
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says.
Okay, the news is out there. I believe leadership will have to come from the public. We've begun with petitions and peaceful assemblies. Now the assemblies must grow. Where is the next one?
Half of the planet's wildlife populations suffered severe decline between 1970 and 2010, according to a new report from the WWF. So what does dwindling biodiversity mean for us?
As biodiversity declines, the Earth's carrying capacity, its ability to produce renewable resources, declines. Scientists are already telling us that the growing human population has exceeded the Earth's carrying capacity. What motivates our leaders to continue with development and "progress" when they surely know what is happening? What should we do?
We must all take responsibility for combating climate change.
This will not happen. First, the few that profit from the industries causing the problems feel insulated and protected from the consequences. Second, the governments and political leaders hope the wealthy will give them enough of the wealth to achieve the same protection.
A new analysis of sea levels and flood risk around the world offers more evidence that the brunt of climate change will not be borne equally.
More than a quarter of Vietnam’s residents live in areas likely to be subject to regular floods by the end of the century. Globally, eight of the 10 large countries most at risk are in Asia. These figures are the result of a new analysis of sea levels and flood risk around the world, conducted by Climate Central and based on more detailed sea-level data than has previously been available. The analysis offers more evidence that the countries emitting the most carbon aren’t necessarily the ones that will bear the brunt of climate change.
The cost of these and other consequences of global warming will not be born by the few growing rich on the industries causing the problems. The cost will be born by the people working to produce the profit.
Decades or even years ago, astronomical high tide wasn’t so much of a problem for Miami. Now, it means flooded roads and runways. It means salt water backing up through city drainage and municipal ...
My first reaction to this story was that it is the kind of news that would motivate our leaders to take action to stop greenhouse emissions that are responsible for climate change. Then it occurred to me that the 98% will pay for the cost of rising sea level. It will have no impact on the 2% and the congress they control. The only solution that comes to mind is divestiture, but even that feels weak. Got any ideas?
World leaders are failing in their pledge to cut the rate at which wildlife lose their homes, according to the the first ever progress report on targets to halt biodiversity loss by the end of the decade. Conservationist called the lack of action a…
We're doing the best we can, but its one step forward, two steps backward. Shameful, embarrassing, suicidal.
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Some sharks are 'gregarious' and have strong social connections, whilst others are more solitary and prefer to remain inconspicuous, according to a new study which is the first to show that the noto
Further confirmation that fish, like other sentient beings, share some of our psychological traits.
Under light at night, something gets broken and you see a dampening of the hormonal system.
Artificial light contributes to wildlife decline. Harmful human impacts also come from habitat loss, invasive species, toxic waste, pesticides, hunting, livestock grazing, water diversion, logging, mining, hiking, sound, and more. The growing impact of our seven billion mouths to feed and seats to sit overwhelms every little improvement we make. For a well-documented survey, I recommend Goudie’s “The Human Impact.”
In 1900, cheetahs numbered around 100,000. Today, there are just 10,000 in the wild. A new study says being fast is not enough to survive.
Listen to De Capua report on cheetahs
Monospecific landscapes are boring. Wouldn't we all prefer to have a few more cheetahs and a few less humans?
This is what happens when corporations rule the government. Our government is approving herbicide resistant plants and it is allowing continued use of pesticides, both of which eliminate monarch butterflies and many other species. Let’s sign every petition, send every email, divest in toxic polluters, and vote for any conservation conscious politicians that run.