Global warming is a hotly debated topic around the world, as many people are still not convinced Earth’s climate is being affected by human activity. Business Insider has put up a collection of 17 gorgeous pictures that tell an infuriatingly sad story: global warming is affecting our lives in various subtle and not-so-subtle ways. FROM EARLIER: Global warming has never been explained quite so beautifully “Glaciers around the world are losing ice at unprecedented rates thanks to rising global tem
WATCH POLAR BEARS - THE QUEST FOR SEA ICE (2:49) This beautiful video shows something terrible: How polar bears now have to swim for incredibly long distances looking for ice to hunt their prey without being seen. Many of them drown. Some get back to land and die later, exhausted and starved. All thanks to the collapse of the northern ice sheets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYM4ndcV4Uo
-▶ STARVING POLAR BEARS Polar Bears have long been the poster species for the problem of climate change. But a new paper in Conservation Letters argues that supplemental feeding may be necessary to prevent polar bear populations from going extinct. Polar bear expert Andrew Derocher from the University of Alberta joins Host Steve Curwood to discuss how we can save the largest bear on the planet.http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00007&segmentID=2
Now in its 50th year, the IUCN red list assesses 76,199 species around the world - of which 22,413 are threatened. The 15 species here are either new additions or have changed status this year. They include Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish and an Australian butterfly that are all threatened with extinction, and the world’s biggest earwig that is now extinct
Each year hundreds of thousands of nature-oriented tourists visit Belize to see the Central American country's spectacular coral reefs, biodiverse rainforests, and ancient Mayan ruins. However few visitors realize that Belize's natural resources are at risk. Timber and oil extraction, agricultural encroachment, coastal development, pollution and unrestrained tourism are all increasing threats to Belizean ecosystems. Unless something is done to address these concerns, within a generation these
How a sense of sacred can help sustainable business Sustainability leaders could learn from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who believes in a deeper human connection with nature and looking beyond purely material consumption
Why do we need to help conserve the ocean? The ocean is the earths life support, not only is it one of the worlds greatest sources of protein, it’s also responsible for around 70% of the worlds oxygen supply. It regulates our climate, absorbs carbon dioxide and holds the greatest amount of life on our planet.
From coral reefs to prairie grasslands, some of the world's most iconic habitats are susceptible to sudden collapse due to seemingly minor events. A classic example: the decimation of kelp forests when a decline of otter predation unleashes urchin population explosions. Three studies hold the promise of helping resource managers predict, avoid, and reverse the tipping points that lead to degraded habitats, economic losses, and social upheaval.
As part of a broader initiative to handle the crisis of leopard attacks on human beings in Mumbai, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) is training the personnel at police stations in its periphery in responding to different situations.
The Canadian government and the National Energy Board have permitted a five year oil exploration project in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. These waters are in Canada’s Arctic – right off Clyde River’s coast and where 80-90 per cent of the world’s narwhals live, play, breed, and thrive. After engaging in all available channel
Unsustainable developmental policies and rising insensitivity towards nature have put "in serious danger" at least 10 of the country's famous bird habitats including Gujarat's Flamingo City, a new study says.
It's fall in North America and many animals have begun their trek to seek warmer climates. In honor of wildlife's big move, settle in for a little arm-chair wildlife watching with these YouTube migration videos. These aren't just North American fall migrations -- these animals walk, crawl, swim an...