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A food shortage likely caused by climate change
is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers said Wednesday.
South Georgia island's Antarctic fur seal pups have a lower ...
On Tuesday a prominent group of conservation scientists condemned the Australian government's recent moves to eliminate protections for native ecosystems, cut research funding, backtrack on commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and step ...
A witless remark by a single bureaucrat may be dooming America’s remaining wolverines to extinction
.The specious crack by Noreen Walsh, the Rocky Mountain region director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, denies climate
-change models ...
More than 30 percent of Borneo's rainforests have been destroyed over the past forty years due to fires, industrial logging, and the spread of plantations, finds a new study that provides the most comprehensive analysis of the island's forest ...
Shark fossil teeth recently found in the Arctic Ocean suggest that the predators, despite the rising salinity of Arctic waters, could cope with climate change
, according to a new study.
According to the International Union for ...
One peril of being human is that we often respond poorly to crises. I`m sure we all have examples--personal to global--where the heat of the moment pushed us in the wrong direction. Because we now face one of the worst droughts in California ...
Global warming is real, and we're starting to feel the physical effects now. It's difficult to pin any one event on a warming world; it's like playing craps with a pair of loaded die. That 12 you rolled may have been random, or it may have been ...
A top federal wildlife official said there's too much uncertainty about climate change
to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine - overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the "mountain devil."
For those living either north or south of the tropics, images of this green ring around the Earth's equator often include verdant rainforests, exotic animals, and unchanging weather; but they may also be of entrenched poverty, unstable ...
According to a leaked memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been ordered to reverse their own conclusions and withdraw last year’s proposal to protect American wolverines ...
Contrary to what other recent reports have said, a new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) says that emperor penguins are in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century, and marching towards extinction
due to ...
will present a severe threat to the iconic emperor penguin, as temperatures rise and the Antarctic sea-ice that the species depends on disappears, a new study has warned.
In a new report, researchers from around the world ...
Indonesia cleared 840,000 hectares of forest in 2012 compared to 460,000 hectares in Brazil, with new research suggesting that the true size of deforestation and climate change
impacts have been significantly under reported.
Forests play ...
We`ve seen a lot of bad news lately from the dismaying results of our last local election and a slew of reactionary court decisions at the state and national level to the re-emergence of the chaos in Iraq and the seemingly daily news reports of ...
When a single snowflake falls peacefully atop a Sierra peak, it begins a turbulent journey to help quench the thirst of a drought-stricken state.
In most years, Sierra snow provides a third of California's water supply. But it is by far ...
Planet Earth is on the brink of a mass extinction
event comparable in scale to the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, a landmark study by an international group of scientists has concluded. It would be the sixth major ...
If we had set out to alienate and antagonise the people we've been trying to reach, we could scarcely have done it better. This is how I feel, looking back on the past few decades of environmental campaigning, including my own.
History is often made by strong personalities wielding bold new political, economic or religious doctrines. Yet any serious effort to understand how and why societies change
requires examination not just of leaders and ideas, but also of ...
TOM FRIEDMAN: “In your June 26th , Georgetown speech on climate
you concluded by saying ‘Someday, our children, and our children’s children, will look at us in the eye and they’ll ask us, did we do all that we could … and I want to be able ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry launches an unprecedented global effort Monday to save the world's oceans under siege from overfishing, climate change
Heads of government and state as well as ministers from some 80 ...
Consider this: The amount of global trash is expected to rise every year for the rest of the century. With no intervention, the growing garbage heap won't even peak by 2021.
Since most marine debris originates on land, that grim ...
The expanding production and use of palm oil has dire consequences for the environment, human health and rain forest wildlife according to those advocating a reduction in palm oil consumption.
Palm oil has a low trans-fat compared to ...
Rising tides actually could mean drier Everglades going forward as climate change
reshapes our landscape.
When a ranger from glacier national park tried to paint her park as the poster child for climate change
, Gary Bremen thought: au ...
MAN made climate change
is not real, just ask the dinosaurs.
A US congressman from Florida has challenged the idea of man made climate change
by asking the question: "why did the dinosaurs go extinct?".
During a MSNBC interview, ...
By continuing to spew greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, humanity is conducting the largest uncontrolled scientific experiment in the Earth’s 4.5 billion year history. The most recent assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on ...