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Palm oil — that nearly ubiquitous ingredient found in processed foods, hygiene products and cosmetics — fuels air and water pollution, climate change
and human rights violations. A multi-billion-dollar industry, “big palm” has the ...
Basically, a lot of death, both human and otherwise.
In case you haven't had a chance to read through the UN's huge recent report on climate change
--over 2,000 pages long, and based on 9,200 peer-reviewed studies--a new interactive site ...
Language the United States and China struck last month to iron out their decades-long dispute over which countries should act first to tackle climate change
could serve as a model for the gridlocked international negotiations, China's top climate
Arctic ringed seals (Phoca hispida hispida) could soon get a critical habitat more than twice the size of California within the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Under rules (pdf) proposed this week by the National Marine Fisheries Service, the ...
December`s here and snowshoe hares are putting on their white winter coats as they`ve done for countless generations. But because climate change
is transforming their environment much faster than evolution can react to it, the species is ...
These Arizona-dwelling birds will be big winners -- or losers -- by the end of this century, due to climate change
and habitat degradation caused by land use change
-- Black-throated sparrow: Breeding range projected ...
The two-week United Nations climate
conference in Peru, which begins Monday, is the final pit stop before Paris in 2015, where negotiators aim to strike a deal obligating, for the first time, all countries to combat climate change
If humans are driving earth’s sixth great extinction
event, coral reefs will be one of the first and most visible ecosystems to succumb. Scientists estimate that by 2050, the ocean could be largely devoid of reefs as climate change
and our ...
One cold October day in 1968, I climbed out of a warm creek on the Yellowstone Plateau and came face to face with a huge grizzly. I froze, not knowing what to do. Since I was naked, my options were limited. I slowly turned my head and looked off ...
A color-changing rabbit once found hopping through fields and forests across Michigan has become so rare, hunters choose not to shoot it.
Not since the mid-1990s has a customer asked White Lake taxidermist Doug Ellis, 51, to mount a ...
In the summer of 2013, seven American hikers set off on a two-week expedition through Canada`s Arctic tundra. The plan was to experience a pristine landscape rarely seen by humans and, if they were lucky, catch a glimpse of the region`s polar ...
Fishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing appetite for resources are pushing wild species towards extinction
A species of Malaysian microsnail has been declared “extinct” in the latest Red List of ...
Two American scientists have just sought to find a way of answering the ultimate global warming question: how long can any species last once it has discovered how to exploit fossil fuels and change
the conditions under which it first ...
Last August, from the window of a jet high over Sumatra, I counted nearly a dozen plumes of smoke rising from the vast jungles and plantations below. Some more than a half-mile wide, they looked like pillars holding up the sky. That week the ...
Governments are lagging behind on international commitments to safeguard the planet’s ecosystems, with politicians failing to grasp that economic growth depends upon environmental protection, the head of the world’s leading conservation ...
“All politics is local,” Tip O’Neill, the legendary Capitol Hill pol, used to say. He wasn’t talking about the politics of climate change
, but he might as well have been. Powerful governments around the world have failed to act in a significant ...
One of the many fringe benefits of being a high-school English teacher is the opportunity to teach Harper Lee`s To Kill a Mockingbird. I have worked with it many times over the last 15 years, and I re-discover its literary genius and its ...
The world faces a "very high risk of severe, widespread and irreversible" impacts from climate change
without action to cut emissions, a major international report has warned.
Experts warned there was little time before the window of ...
The gathering risks of climate change
are so profound they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse gas emissions continue at a runaway pace, according to a major new United Nations ...
After a rocky, sometimes controversial six years, climate
experts have settled on their message to the world's governments: climate change
can and must be stopped but the window of opportunity is closing fast.In Copenhagen on Sunday, the ...
Humans are causing irreversible damage to the planet from burning fossil fuels, the biggest ever study of the available science concluded in a report designed to spur the fight against climate change
.There’s a high risk of widespread harm ...
The globe is heading toward “severe, pervasive, and irreversible” climate change
impacts if left “unchecked,” according to a new United Nations report.
In its most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken, the U.N.’s synthesis report ...
Time is running out to prevent "irreversible and dangerous impacts" of climate change
, a major UN report has warned.The world is on course to experience "severe and pervasive' effects of global warming unless it urgently cuts its ...
Time is running out to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the UN's climate
experts warned Sunday, saying current carbon emissions were a potential path to disaster.
Crowning a landmark review, the ...
The world is on course to experience "severe and pervasive' negative impacts from climate change
unless it takes rapid action to slash its greenhouse gas emissions, a major UN report is expected to warn on Sunday.
Flooding, dangerous ...