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Earth’s ‘vital signs’ worse than at any time in human history, scientists warn

  2023-10-24 in The Guardian

Life on planet is in peril, say climate experts, as they call for a rapid and just transition to a sustainable future

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Wildfires | Science

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Climate change is warping the seasons

  2024-03-06 by in The Conversation

A new series will investigate what’s happening to nature’s calendar.

  Tagged under: Insects | Wildlife | Agriculture | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts

Living Planet Index

  2024-03-03 (or before) in

  Tagged under: Data | Science | Wildlife

‘Killed in vast numbers’: horseshoe crabs under threat from overharvesting

  2024-03-02 in The Guardian

The crabs’ blue blood is used to test vaccines, saving millions of lives – but there are synthetic alternatives

  Tagged under: Wildlife

WWF shelved report exposing River Wye pollution ‘to keep Tesco happy’

  2024-03-02 in The Guardian

The wildlife charity allegedly dropped a study highlighting farm pollution linked to the supply chain of its former supermarket partner

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Rivers

Scientists confirm first cases of bird flu on mainland Antarctica

  2024-02-26 in The Guardian

Fears for penguin colonies after the discovery of the highly contagious H5N1 virus in two dead skuas

  Tagged under: Wildlife

UK government can never accept idea nature has rights, delegate tells UN

  2024-02-22 in The Guardian

Dismissal of concept already recognised in UN declarations described as shameful, contradictory and undemocratic

  Tagged under: Wildlife

‘Like the flip of a switch, it’s gone’: has the ecosystem of the UK’s largest lake collapsed?

  2024-02-19 in The Guardian

Lough Neagh’s flies were seen as a nuisance. Now their sudden disappearance is a startling omen for a lake that supplies 40% of Northern Ireland’s water

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Collapse

New ecosystems, unprecedented climates: more Australian species than ever are struggling to survive

  2024-02-19 by in The Conversation

We’ve brought some species back from the brink – but more and more are being threatened. Here’s why

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Climate Change Impacts | Australia

Ill-judged tree planting in Africa threatens ecosystems, scientists warn

  2024-02-15 in The Guardian

Research reveals area size of France is under threat by restoration projects taking place in unsuitable landscapes

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Trees | Africa

‘A frenzy of bodies in the chamber of death’: Italian fishers fight to preserve an ancient tradition

  2024-02-14 in The Guardian

A sustainable technique for catching tuna that goes back thousands of years is on the verge of extinction in Italy – but not for a lack of fish

  Tagged under: Fishing | Fish | Wildlife

‘Odd’ Hinkley Point C salt marsh plan has Somerset locals up in arms

  2024-02-02 in The Guardian

Anger at EDF proposals to flood wildlife-rich farmland as ‘compensation’ for killing millions of fish at nuclear site

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Nuclear Power

‘Unacceptable greenwashing’: Scottish farmed salmon should not be labelled organic, say charities

  2024-01-30 in The Guardian

Open letter calls for Soil Association certification to be removed from industry, amid concerns of negative environmental impact

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon | Wildlife

Do wildlife crossing structures mitigate the barrier effect of roads on animal movement? A global assessment

  2024-01-30 (or before) in British Ecological Society Journals

Abstract The widespread impacts of roads on animal movement have led to the search for innovative mitigation tools. Wildlife crossing structures (tunnels or bridges) are a common approach; however,...

  Tagged under: Wildlife

First penguins die in Antarctic of deadly H5N1 bird flu strain

  2024-01-29 in The Guardian

With confirmed or suspected cases in two Antarctic penguin species, researchers fear highly contagious virus could rip through colonies

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Health

More than 100,000 trees to be planted in Devon to boost Celtic rainforest

  2024-01-29 in The Guardian

National Trust says it hopes to establish 50 hectares across three sites close to surviving pockets of rainforest

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife | Trees

Shattered Minds: Trauma Scarring the Lives of Bears | by Gosia Bryja, PhD | Jan, 2024 | Medium

  2024-01-28 in Gosia Bryja Blog

“If conservation only preserves wildlife numbers and bodies without tending to wildlife minds and societies, then it will fail.” Dr. Gay…

  Tagged under: Wildlife

More than 160 elephants die in Zimbabwe, with many more at risk

  2024-01-17 in The Guardian

Drought in Hwange national park was the cause of most of the deaths, and wildlife experts fear the climate crisis could make such events look normal

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Drought | Zimbabwe | Africa

In an era of climate change, Alaska’s predators fall prey to politics

  2024-01-14 by in Popular Science

With Alaska's wildlife numbers declining, agencies are blaming—and culling—predators. The true threat is much more complex.

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Alaska

Norway to allow mining waste to be dumped in fjords

  2024-01-12 in The Guardian

Environmental campaigners say move will threaten marine life and put biodiversity at risk

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife

Birds of prey in Africa experiencing population collapse, study finds

  2024-01-04 in The Guardian

Several species have vanished across swathes of the continent – and scientists say their disappearance holds unknown risks for humans

  Tagged under: Collapse | Birds | Africa | Wildlife

‘Jewel of Britain’s nature crown’: Plan to restore rainforest welcomed by campaigners

  2023-12-29 in The Guardian

Conservationists say government strategy to recover Britain’s degraded temperate rainforest is a good start but want a target to double the area by 2050

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife | Trees

‘Act out of love not anger’: green trailblazer calls for unity in movement

  2023-12-29 in The Guardian

Satish Kumar, founder of ecological college in Devon, says a brighter future requires compassion and long-term thinking

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Climate change: Seasonal shifts causing 'chaos' for UK nature

  2023-12-27 in The BBC

Climate change is upsetting the regular rhythm of the seasons, making plants and wildlife more susceptible to disease.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

‘Could be the end’: Tasmanian red handfish to be removed from wild amid marine heatwaves fears

  2023-12-23 in The Guardian

Exemption under federal environment law to allow scientists to collect 25 of the critically endangered ‘walking fish’

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife | Heatwaves

‘Zombie deer disease’ epidemic spreads in Yellowstone as scientists raise fears it may jump to humans

  2023-12-22 in The Guardian

Warnings that ‘slow-moving disaster’ in North America raises chances of fatal mad cow-type disease jumping species barrier

  Tagged under: Wildlife | USA | Health

Quarter of world’s freshwater fish at risk of extinction, according to assessment

  2023-12-11 in The Guardian

Global heating, pollution, overfishing and falling water levels among factors hitting populations, finds IUCN red list study

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife | Trees

Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn

  2023-12-09 (or before) in BBC

Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

‘Unprecedented mass coral bleaching’ expected in 2024, says expert

  2023-12-07 in The Guardian

2023 is first year of potential pair of El Niño years and since 1997, every instance of these pairs has led to mass coral mortality

  Tagged under: Coral Reefs | Wildlife | COP28 | El Niño | Caribbean

Raw sewage discharged into Chichester harbour for over 1,200 hours in a month

  2023-11-23 in The Guardian

Campaigners say Southern Water outflows into protected wildlife site are an ‘assault on the environment’

  Tagged under: Wildlife

‘Shocking and sad’: photographer’s project reveals wildlife lost to pollution in Yorkshire’s River Wharfe

  2023-11-11 in The Guardian

Mark Barrow returned to the site of an earlier shoot five years later and found aquatic life devastated by sewage

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife

Food, soil, water: how the extinction of insects would transform our planet

  2023-11-10 in The Guardian

A new study doubles the number of species at risk of extinction to 2m, driven by the latest data on insects. Losing these tiny creatures would have huge implications for life on Earth

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming | Rivers | Wildlife | Insects

Microplastic-eating plankton may be worsening crisis in oceans, say scientists

  2023-11-09 in The Guardian

Rotifers could be accelerating risk by splitting particles into thousands of potentially more dangerous nanoplastics

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Wildlife

UK backs suspension of deep-sea mining in environmental U-turn

  2023-10-30 in The Guardian

Thérèse Coffey says data will be gathered on impact of emerging industry and UK will not support licences in meantime

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Russian delegation stymies creation of Antarctic conservation area

  2023-10-29 in The Guardian

Efforts at major conference in Tasmania stall despite evidence that such areas would save crucial foraging and breeding grounds for Antarctic wildlife

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Russia

Chemical crisis: The unseen toxic threat contaminating wildlife worldwide 

  2023-10-28 in The Hill

PFAS are incredibly persistent, never breaking down in the environment and remaining in the body for years. They’re known for causing significant health problems in humans, and the adverse impacts …

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Wildlife | Health

Earth’s ‘vital signs’ worse than at any time in human history, scientists warn

  2023-10-24 in The Guardian

Life on planet is in peril, say climate experts, as they call for a rapid and just transition to a sustainable future

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Wildfires | Science

Billions of Alaska snow crabs likely vanished due to warm ocean, study says

  2023-10-21 in The Guardian

The crabs starved to death en masse because the change in water temperature increased their caloric needs, according to the NOAA

  Tagged under: Fish | Oceans | Wildlife | Alaska

Centre of deadly bird flu outbreaks shifts from Asia to Europe and Africa

  2023-10-19 in The Guardian

Increase of virus in wild birds is driving evolution and spread of new strains, researchers found

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Africa

Orangutan killings in Borneo likely still occurring in large numbers

  2023-10-10 in The Guardian

Despite it being taboo and illegal to kill critically endangered primate, 30% of villages have evidence of killing in ‘last five to 10 years’

  Tagged under: Wildlife

At least 1,000 birds died from colliding with one Chicago building in one day

  2023-10-07 in The Guardian

McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, is largely covered with glass, making it a lethal obstacle for birds

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Save Windermere · Stop the Sewage

  2023-10-07 (or before) in Save Windermere Stop the Sewage

We're on a mission to Save Windermere, the jewel in the crown of the Lake District National Park. We demand an end to all United Utilities' sewage discharges into the Windermere catchment. Algal blooms are suffocating our wildlife. Join the fight to stop sewage pollution in Windermere and protect the environment for generations to come.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Britain’s pheasant shooting season has begun. And a year-round massacre makes it possible | George Monbiot

  2023-10-06 in The Guardian

Class politics is nowhere more visible than in the protected slaughter of game, with disastrous effects on our countryside, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Hundreds of potentially toxic road runoff outfalls polluting England’s rivers

  2023-10-05 in The Guardian

Exclusive: No regulator is monitoring scale of impact of dangerous chemicals on wildlife or public health

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers | Wildlife | Health

Deaths of 120 Amazon dolphins linked to severe drought, high temperatures | Climate Crisis News | Al Jazeera

  2023-10-04 (or before) in Al Jazeera

Amazon River’s pink, grey dolphins are a threatened species and among the few freshwater dolphins found in the world.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Brazil

Thousands of salmon escaped an Icelandic fish farm. The impact could be deadly

  2023-09-30 in The Guardian

Aquaculture is bringing jobs and money to rural regions, but a huge escape of farmed fish in August could devastate local salmon populations

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon | Wildlife

MPs vow to fight new plans to scrap pollution rules for housebuilders

  2023-09-27 in The Guardian

Campaigners and parliamentarians gear up to fight ‘reckless proposals’ on pollution from new developments

  Tagged under: Housing | Wildlife

Road Hazard: Evidence Mounts on Toxic Pollution from Tires

  2023-09-26 (or before) in Yale E360

Researchers are only beginning to uncover the toxic cocktail of chemicals, microplastics, and heavy metals hidden in car and truck tires. But experts say these tire emissions are a significant source of air and water pollution and may be affecting humans as well as wildlife.

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Wildlife

Severe plankton bloom off Thailand creates marine ‘dead zone’

  2023-09-20 in The Guardian

Hundreds of mussel farm sites in Gulf of Thailand affected by regular blooms that scientists believe are exacerbated by climate crisis

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Elephants on the march across African borders as fatalities are on the rise

  2023-09-20 in The Guardian

More carcasses found as animals roam long distances and clash with local people in search for water

  Tagged under: Africa | Wildlife | Zimbabwe

‘Monstrous’ sea lice and jellyfish invasions blighting Scottish salmon farms

  2023-09-16 in The Guardian

Vegan charity and its drones reveal that parasites are infesting fish reared for UK supermarkets

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon | Wildlife

Earth ‘well outside safe operating space for humanity’, scientists find

  2023-09-13 in The Guardian

First complete ‘scientific health check’ shows most global systems beyond stable range in which modern civilisation emerged

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Health

Red fire ant colonies found in Italy and could spread across Europe, says study

  2023-09-11 in The Guardian

Researchers identify 88 nests of destructive invasive non-native species near Syracuse in Sicily

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Insects

The RSPB took on ministers and fell to earth. How it happened is a warning to us all | George Monbiot

  2023-09-08 in The Guardian

This is not just a story of a wildlife charity being bullied – it’s about the ugly truth of power dynamics in today’s Britain, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Wildlife

Biden administration cancels controversial oil leases in Alaska wildlife refuge

  2023-09-06 in The Hill

The Biden administration on Wednesday confirmed it will cancel seven controversial oil and gas leases in an Alaskan wildlife refuge issued at the very end of the Trump administration  The admi…

  Tagged under: Arctic | Wildlife | Alaska

Biden administration cancels years-long attempt to drill in Alaska National Wildlife Refuge | CNN Politics

  2023-09-06 by in CNN

The Biden administration announced Wednesday it will cancel seven Trump-era oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and protect more than 13 million acres in the federal National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, stymieing a years-long attempt to drill in the protected region.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Wildlife | Joe Biden | US Politics | Health | Alaska | Finance

RSPB chief apologises after charity calls ministers ‘liars’ over green policy

  2023-08-31 in The Guardian

Beccy Speight says frustration at ‘weaker protections’ prompted charity’s criticism of Sunak, Gove and Coffey

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Wildlife

Trust emphasises importance of nutrient scheme to protect our water from pollution | Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

  2023-08-30 (or before) in Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has highlighted the crucial role of Nutrient Neutrality schemes in protecting the region’s waterways from yet more pollution.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Eels have vanished from critical parts of Somerset Levels, DNA tests show

  2023-08-23 in The Guardian

Experts shocked as analysis finds no traces of eel DNA in area once teeming with the endangered fish

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife

Ecuadorians vote to halt oil drilling in biodiverse Amazonian national park

  2023-08-21 in The Guardian

Referendum result protecting Yasuní reserve will benefit huge range of species as well as ‘uncontacted’ Indigenous peoples

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels

Sharp rise in Asian hornet sightings in UK causes alarm

  2023-08-17 in The Guardian

Wildlife experts fear spread could devastate native bees, which the hornets dismember and eat

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects | Bees

‘Nature is being destroyed’: Russia’s arms buildup in Barents Sea creating toxic legacy

  2023-07-24 in The Guardian

Indigenous people and experts say Moscow’s military push and increased shipping and mining will destroy Arctic environment

  Tagged under: Arctic | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Russia

Have we reached peak fish?

  2023-07-21 in The Guardian

Humans are eating more seafood than ever, and we are removing fish from the ocean at a far greater rate than they can replenish. What can be done?

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife

Pollinators: decline in numbers / RHS Gardening

  2023-07-14 (or before) in RHS - Inspiring everyone to grow / RHS Gardening

There is evidence that populations of bees and other pollinators are less healthy and abundant than they have been. If action is not taken, pollinator declines will have serious implications for biodiversity, food production and the ornamental garden.

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Bees | Health | Food Production and Consumption

Plastic pollution on coral reefs gets worse the deeper you go, study finds

  2023-07-12 in The Guardian

Volume of debris in the unexplored twilight zone is an ‘emerging threat’ to reefs already stressed by climate crisis, say scientists

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Coral Reefs

The ark - cartoon

  2023-07-09 (or before) in

Cartoon depicting our contrasting attitudes to wildlife and cars

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Cars

New results show dramatic improvements to soil quality at Isle of Wight Rewilding Project | Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

  2023-07-07 (or before) in Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Dramatic new results from an Isle of Wight rewilding scheme have been hailed as “very significant” in the fight against pollution in the Solent.

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Rewilding

Skin disease in orcas off North American coast concerns scientists

  2023-06-29 in The Guardian

Lesions found on 99% of southern resident orcas studied on Pacific north-west coast

  Tagged under: Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Washington State

Toxic Algal Bloom Leads to Hundreds of Sick or Deceased Marine Mammals on Local Beaches | Local News | Noozhawk

  2023-06-24 by in Home | Noozhawk

Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute receives up to 350 reports per day in the past two weeks of domoic acid poisoning

  Tagged under: Wildlife

The sudden warming of Britain’s seas will tear through ocean life like a wildfire | Philip Hoare

  2023-06-23 in The Guardian

What happens when the chill of our seas turns to a soupy stew? Fragile ecosystems will be destroyed and food sources for wildlife will disappear, says author Philip Hoare

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife | Sea Level

US honeybees suffer second deadliest season on record

  2023-06-23 in The Guardian

Nearly 50% of US bee colonies died off last year, although efforts have helped the overall bee population remain ‘relatively stable’

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Bees | Insects

Ecological tipping points could occur much sooner than expected, study finds

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Amazon rainforest and other ecosystems could collapse ‘very soon’, researchers warn

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Oceans | Rivers | Wildlife | Collapse | Trees | Tipping Points

Nature at risk of breakdown if Cop15 pledges not met, world leaders warned

  2023-06-20 in The Guardian

Author of landmark UK review into the economic value of nature joins UN environment chief in calls for ‘action, not just words’ on biodiversity goals

  Tagged under: Economics | Wildlife

‘Unheard of’ marine heatwave off UK and Irish coasts poses serious threat

  2023-06-19 in The Guardian

Sustained high temperatures over summer could trigger mass mortality of fish and oysters, say scientists

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife

Vast fossil fuel and farming subsidies causing ‘environmental havoc’

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

World Bank says subsidies costing as much as $23m a minute must be repurposed to fight climate crisis

  Tagged under: Farming | Fish | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels

River in ‘wettest place in England’ in Lake District almost completely dry

  2023-06-14 in The Guardian

Experts are warning of disastrous conditions for wildlife at upper River Derwent in Borrowdale

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Wildlife

One of the wettest places in England has almost completely dry rivers and dangerous conditions for wildlife

  2023-06-13 (or before) in West Cumbria Rivers Trust (WCRT)

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Wildlife

Insect decline a threat to fruit crops and food security, scientists warn MPs

  2023-06-07 in The Guardian

Poor pollination caused by destructive farming methods leads to loss of biodiversity and is a threat to food production, inquiry told

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Insects | Food Production and Consumption

Study: Solar farms can be 'wildlife havens'

  2023-06-07 in Business Green

New report by Solar Energy UK reveals how well managed solar farms have potential to boost ecology and tackle biodiversity loss in the UK

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wildlife

The multinational companies that industrialised the Amazon rainforest

  2023-06-02 in The Guardian

Analysis shows handful of corporations extract tens of billions of dollars of raw materials a year – and their commitments to restoration vary greatly

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Farming | Wildlife | Brazil | Trees

Experts call for ‘loss and damage’ fund for nature in developing world

  2023-05-29 in The Guardian

Rich nations should pay for biodiversity loss, which disproportionately affects poor countries, say scientists

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife

Why the climate crisis is making our insects run for the hills

  2023-05-28 in The Guardian

Around the world, different species are shifting their habitats upwards, with potentially catastrophic results for our ecosystems

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects

National survey finds that well managed solar farms can address loss of biodiversity

  2023-05-25 (or before) in Solar Power Portal

A national survey of wildlife on solar farms has found that they can be havens for wildlife when specifically managed for conservation.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wildlife

John Gibbons: Wildlife population decline is more acute than we once thought

  2023-05-25 in Irish Examiner

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Global loss of wildlife is 'significantly more alarming' than previously thought, according to a new study | CNN

  2023-05-22 by in CNN

The global loss of wildlife is “significantly more alarming” than previously thought, according to a new study that found almost half the planet’s species are experiencing rapid population declines.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Tidal barrier proposal for Lincolnshire and Norfolk sets off wave of opposition

  2023-05-19 in The Guardian

Wildlife and environment groups condemn plan promising renewable energy for 600,000 homes

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Activism | Wildlife | Greenpeace | Tidal Energy

Flagship EU law to restore nature must not be derailed, warns environment chief

  2023-05-16 in The Guardian

Rejection of key legislation on pesticides and restoration of wildlife ‘would send a dangerous, negative signal to the world’

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Legislation

‘We feel more prepared’: Farne Islands face another season battling avian flu

  2023-05-04 in The Guardian

Hazmat suits have replaced tourists at the important UK sanctuary for breeding seabirds off coast of Northumberland

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Fungal attacks threaten global food supply, say experts

  2023-05-03 in The Guardian

Climate crisis is exacerbating damage caused by crop-destroying fungi, risking ‘global health catastrophe’

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Health

‘We’re tired of waiting’: the First Nation that unilaterally declared a marine protected area

  2023-05-03 in The Guardian

For 20 years, indigenous people of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais saw their coastal waters being depleted while the Canadian state dithered. Now they’ve taken matters into their own hands

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Seal’s mystery ability to tolerate toxic metal could aid medical research, say scientists

  2023-04-29 in The Guardian

The Juan Fernández fur seal, once thought extinct, can ingest cadmium without ill effects – though no one knows how

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife

Revealed: most of EU delegation to crucial fishing talks made up of fishery lobbyists

  2023-04-26 in The Guardian

Europe accused of ‘neocolonialism’ for using vassal small island states to sway policy and continue ‘disgraceful plundering’ of distant waters

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | Africa | Fish | Wildlife | Indonesia

Fears Natural England may lose powers amid row with Dartmoor farmers

  2023-04-24 in The Guardian

Tory MPs call for ministers, not watchdog, to make decisions on sites of special scientific interest

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife

Fears for England’s frog and toad population after drought

  2023-04-17 in The Guardian

Conservationists blame changing weather patterns as low numbers of amphibians found across country

  Tagged under: Drought | Wildlife

The Big Green Money Show - Birds, Bees and Business - Why Nature Matters (With The Wildlife Trusts and Landsec) - BBC Sounds

  2023-04-15 (or before) in The BBC

Deborah's barefoot walk, The Wildlife Trusts and one of the country's biggest landlords

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Bees

UK bird numbers continue to crash as government poised to break own targets

  2023-04-13 in The Guardian

Data shows 48% of species declined between 2015 and 2020 with woodland birds faring worst

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Mackerel loses sustainable status as overfishing puts species at risk

  2023-04-05 in The Guardian

Marine Conservation Society calls for better regulation of how north-east Atlantic mackerel is caught as stocks decline

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife

Pacific trade deal ‘will make mockery of UK’s climate ambitions’

  2023-04-03 in The Guardian

CPTPP membership will result in more deforestation and endanger animal welfare, say campaigners

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Economics | Wildlife | Trees

Thousands of shellfish wash up dead on north-east England’s coast

  2023-03-29 in The Guardian

Incident at Saltburn-by-the-Sea occurs in same area as number of die-offs reported in 2021 and 2022

  Tagged under: Wildlife

‘We’ve seen oiled birds’: fears for protected wetlands after Poole harbour spill

  2023-03-28 in The Guardian

RSPB sounds alarm over Arne peninsula, one of UK’s most heavily protected natural areas

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Wetlands

How restoring key wildlife species can be a game-changing climate solution | One Earth

  2023-03-28 (or before) in Together, we can solve the climate crisis | One Earth

A new scientific paper shows how trophic rewilding, or reintroducing key species to restore top-down interactions, can "supercharge" ecosystem carbon sinks.

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Rewilding

UK Government confirms ban on all peat-based gardening products will not be implemented until 2030 | The Wildlife Trusts

  2023-03-26 (or before) in The Wildlife Trusts

Today, Defra (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs) has confirmed that while some peat-containing products will be banned from shelves in 2027, others will be exempt from a ban until 2030.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

How The Media Stopped Us Caring About the Planet | George Monbiot

  2023-03-17 (or before) in YouTube

“They allowed this entire shitfest to happen"Join the Future of Journalism ► DDN ►

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Forest Fires | Wildlife | Trees

‘Phenomenal loophole’ in quotas could lead to massive overfishing

  2023-03-16 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Drastically weakened rules on how vessels document their catches of endangered species could endanger the marine ecosystem, confidential EU papers reveal

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife

Ecosystem collapse ‘inevitable’ unless wildlife losses reversed

  2023-02-24 in The Guardian

Scientists studying the Permian-Triassic mass extinction find ecosystems can suddenly tip over

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Collapse

Raw sewage causing "stench" running into Yorkshire lakes for weeks amid fears wildlife is being impacted

  2023-02-16 (or before) in Yorkshire Post

Raw sewage has been flowing into two lakes in West Yorkshire, with environmental campaigners saying they are concerned it could harm local wildlife.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

NSW forests face uncertain future as ‘desperation’ builds over major parties’ inaction over logging

  2023-02-12 in The Guardian

With no clear commitments, the gap between community expectations and actions of state MPs will be a major election flashpoint

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Wildlife | Trees

Alarming levels of PFAS in Norwegian Arctic ice pose new risk to wildlife

  2023-02-11 in The Guardian

Oxford University-led study detects 26 types of PFAS compounds in ice around Svalbard, threatening downstream ecosystems

  Tagged under: Arctic | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Wildlife

Sylvia Earle: ‘We are on the brink – a million species may be lost’

  2023-02-09 in The Guardian

We are a species that is superb at killing, says veteran oceanographer, who calls for us to stop treating fish like crops and give them the respect they deserve

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife

New report reveals that HS2 Ltd got its nature figures wrong | The Wildlife Trusts

  2023-02-08 (or before) in The Wildlife Trusts

UK Government must require re-evaluation of nature loss and compensation say The Wildlife Trusts

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Labor plan for nature repair market rehashes old proposal and risks failure, experts say

  2023-02-05 in The Guardian

Private sector is not seen to be ready to act as main buyer and draft is similarly worded to a Morrison-era bill

  Tagged under: Wildlife

What Is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

  2023-01-31 (or before) in Sustainable & Eco Friendly eCommerce Packaging | SR Mailing

The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch is considered by many to be one of humanity’s biggest crimes against the planet – and really, just the name of it gives away the horror of what it actually is, considering the size of the Pacific Ocean. We talk a lot about what can be done to save the planet here at SR Mailing, and that’s because we’re absolutely passionate about it! The fact that there is so much to be done, and that there is so much that we can all be doing in our daily lives that can help us to save planet Earth from global warming and climate change. The issue, of course, is much, much bigger than...

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Methane | Fish | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Economic Growth | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs | California | South America | BP | Sea Level | Indonesia

Thames Water’s real-time map confirms raw sewage discharges

  2023-01-23 in The Guardian

Effluent in Gloucestershire river pinpointed by digital map as water companies accused of routinely pumping out waste to rivers

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife

Extreme heat could put 40% of land vertebrates in peril by end of century

  2023-01-18 in The Guardian

Study shows ‘disastrous consequences for wildlife’ if human-caused emissions push global temperatures up 4.4C

  Tagged under: Wildlife

'Economic and environmental wrecking ball': Study tots up £83bn cost of Retained EU Law Bill

  2023-01-18 in Business Green

Environmental and business groups urge government to ditch plans for bonfire of retained EU law ahead of Commons debate today

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Salmon deaths on Scotland’s fish farms double – but are jellyfish to blame?

  2023-01-15 in The Guardian

Marine farmers point finger at jellyfish swarms but campaigners call for boycott to curb ‘ever-worsening problem’ of overcrowding

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon | Wildlife

‘Last nail in the coffin’: Utah’s Great Salt Lake on verge of collapse

  2023-01-10 in The Guardian

It’s lost 73% of its water and is unable to sustain some wildlife – and could soon negatively affect human health

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Health | Collapse

Empty nests: why UK’s winter bird numbers are in sharp decline

  2023-01-08 in The Guardian

Fewer and fewer migrant species, which used to be seasonal fixtures, are flying to our shores as the climate crisis takes its toll on their habitat

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Watered down: why negotiators at Cop15 are barely mentioning the ocean

  2022-12-16 in The Guardian

With only two instances of the word ‘ocean’ in the latest 5,000-word working agreement, delegates fear marine biodiversity is being sacrificed

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife

The biodiversity crisis in numbers - a visual guide

  2022-12-06 in The Guardian

Nature is under threat as never before, but what does that actually mean? We explain what is at stake – and why action at Cop15 is more crucial than ever

  Tagged under: Wildlife

‘The Roding is sacred and has rights’: the hammer-wielding barrister fighting for London’s forgotten river

  2022-12-05 in The Guardian

The unloved waterway that winds its way to the Thames has a staunch defender. Paul Powlesland has spent five years calling out polluters and keeping footpaths open – sometimes with the law, mostly with his bare hands

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife

2,500 Caspian seals found dead along Russian coastline

  2022-12-05 in The Guardian

Deaths of endangered species probably happened a couple weeks ago, with the cause as yet unknown

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Russia

Ten years later, BP oil spill continues to harm wildlife—especially dolphins

  2022-11-23 (or before) in National Geographic

Some species, such as brown pelicans, have rebounded, while long-lived species have been hindered for generations. Still, data is scarce.

  Tagged under: BP | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife

Living Planet Report 2022

  2022-10-20 (or before) in

The Living Planet Report 2022 is WWF’s most comprehensive study to date of trends in global biodiversity and the health of our planet. The latest flagship publication reveals global wildlife populations have plummeted by 69% on average since 1970.

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Health

Next pandemic may come from melting glaciers, new data shows

  2022-10-18 in The Guardian

Analysis of Arctic lake suggests viruses and bacteria locked in ice could reawaken and infect wildlife

  Tagged under: Arctic | Wildlife | Ice Melting

Pesticide use around world almost doubles since 1990, report finds

  2022-10-18 in The Guardian

Agricultural chemicals drive falls of 30% in populations of field birds and butterflies, says Pesticide Atlas

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects | Insect Populations

1 billion crabs go missing, causing cancellation of Alaskan snow crab season

  2022-10-16 (or before) in Massachusetts Local News, Breaking News, Sports and Weather

This marks the first time that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has canceled the winter snow crab season, coming as a consequence of their massive population drop.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife | Alaska

Animal populations experience average decline of almost 70% since 1970, report reveals

  2022-10-12 in The Guardian

Huge scale of human-driven loss of species demands urgent action, say world’s leading scientists

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife

RSPB ‘not ruling out’ direct action to defend nature from government policy

  2022-10-10 in The Guardian

Beccy Speight says charity coalition plans to step up campaign against changes posing threat to wildlife

  Tagged under: Farming | Coal | Wildlife | Fracking | Fossil Fuels

Wildlife abandons 'Europe's Amazon' nature reserve - BBC News

  2022-10-09 (or before) in The BBC

Forest fires ignited by Russian shelling have devastated Ukraine's Drevlyansky reserve.

  Tagged under: Shell | Amazon Rainforest | Forest Fires | Wildlife | Russia | Trees

BHP proposal to extend Queensland coalmine until 2116 ‘delusional’, activists say

  2022-10-07 in The Guardian

Proposed expansion would cover about 4,000 hectares and involve clearing of habitat for the koala, greater glider and other threatened species

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Wildlife

Tory MPs dismiss critical RSPB campaign as ‘marketing strategy’

  2022-10-02 in The Guardian

Wildlife charities accused of trying to ‘upset people’ by urging members to condemn environment policies

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Cop15 is an opportunity to save nature. We can’t afford another decade of failure | Phoebe Weston

  2022-10-01 in The Guardian

Ahead of the UN biodiversity conference, our reporter reflects on lessons of hope and change in three years reporting with the Guardian’s age of extinction team

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife

Mass pheasant releases linked to severe declines in reptile populations

  2022-09-08 in Bird Guides

Predation by the gamebirds caused local extinctions in scarcer squamate species.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Liz Truss allowed farmers to pollute England’s rivers after ‘slashing red tape’, say campaigners

  2022-08-27 in The Guardian

Agricultural waste outstrips sewage as the main danger – and activists blame the ex-environment secretary’s cuts to farm inspections

  Tagged under: Farming | Activism | Fish | Rivers | Wildlife

‘Amped-up citizen science’ to save the world: Q&A with Conservation AI Hub’s Grant Hamilton

  2022-08-19 in Mongabay

Conservation apps have emerged in recent years as an efficient and cost-effective way to get citizens to monitor and document wildlife across the world. But an Australian initiative is going one step further. In a bid to detect and save the country’s dwindling koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) population, Conservation AI Hub has, since the beginning of […]

  Tagged under: Bolsonaro | Amazon Rainforest | Wildlife

Ants can be better than pesticides for growing healthy crops, study finds

  2022-08-17 in The Guardian

Harnessing natural insect power can. with proper management, have higher efficacy than resorting to harmful chemicals

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Insects | Health

Grazing Like It’s 1799: How Ranchers Can Bring Back Grassland Birds

  2022-08-15 (or before) in National Audubon Society

A new ranching generation is taking cues from historical bison herds to help prairies, wildlife, and their businesses survive the next century.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

UK government will hold back data on the state of English wildlife | New Scientist

  2022-08-08 (or before) in New Scientist

Only 7 of 24 of biodiversity indicators will be published this year, and many of those being omitted show a deterioriating natural environment

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Sewage sleuths: the men who revealed the slow, dirty death of Welsh and English rivers

  2022-08-04 in The Guardian

The long read: A tide of effluent, broken laws and ruthless cuts is devastating the nations’ waterways. An academic and a detective have dredged up the truth of how it was allowed to happen – but will anything be done?

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife

Destruction of nature as threatening as climate crisis, EU deputy warns

  2022-07-21 in The Guardian

European Commission’s Frans Timmermans says biodiversity situation is ‘really very, very scary’

  Tagged under: Wildlife

‘The scale is hard to grasp’: avian flu wreaks devastation on seabirds

  2022-07-20 in The Guardian

Dozens of coastal sites in the UK closed to the public as H5N1 continues to sweep through wild bird populations across the world

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Wolf attacks predict far-right voting | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2022-07-19 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Does the return of large carnivores affect voting behavior? We study this question through the lens of wolf attacks on livestock. Sustained environ...

  Tagged under: Predictions | Wildlife

State of the environment: shocking report shows how Australia’s land and wildlife are being destroyed

  2022-07-18 in The Guardian

List of threatened species grows as ecosystems show signs of collapse due to climate crisis and habitat loss

  Tagged under: Coal | Wildlife | Great Barrier Reef | Collapse

Humans need to value nature as well as profits to survive, UN report finds

  2022-07-11 in The Guardian

Focus on market has led to climate crises, with spiritual, cultural and emotional benefits of nature ignored

  Tagged under: Wildlife

It’s democracy v plutocracy – this is the endgame for our planet | George Monbiot

  2022-07-06 in The Guardian

The US supreme court is helping to destroy our climate. But it was a much smaller decision, closer to home, that was the final straw for me, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Rivers | Wildlife | US Politics

UK government to scrap European law protecting special habitats

  2022-06-30 in The Guardian

Environment secretary George Eustice wants to amend Habitats Directive, which protects Natura 2000 sites

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Cop15: lack of political leadership leaves crucial nature summit ‘in peril’, warn NGOs

  2022-06-28 in The Guardian

Nairobi biodiversity talks end in stalemate, prompting open letter to world leaders calling for action before Montreal conference

  Tagged under: Africa | Wildlife

Plastitar: mix of tar and microplastics is new form of pollution, say scientists

  2022-06-13 in The Guardian

Researchers in Canary Islands coin term for new type of marine pollution they say could be leaking toxic chemicals into oceans

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Wildlife

‘Hidden world’ of marine life discovered in Antarctic ‘river’ under ice

  2022-06-06 in The Guardian

New Zealand scientists ‘jumping up and down’ at find during investigation of climate-induced melt of ice shelf

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Rivers | Wildlife

Glyphosate weedkiller damages wild bee colonies, study reveals

  2022-06-02 in The Guardian

Most widely used pesticide in history harms critical ability of bumblebee to regulate nest temperature

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Bees | Insects

Record low wild salmon catch in Scotland alarms ecologists

  2022-06-01 in The Guardian

Calls for action as decline is seen as evidence of harm caused by climate crisis, pollution and fish farming

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon | Wildlife

Fishing industry still ‘bulldozing’ seabed in 90% of UK marine protected areas

  2022-05-31 in The Guardian

New data shows ‘mystifying’ lack of progress in post-Brexit pledge to curb bottom-trawling, two years after landmark legislation

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife | Legislation

Environment tipping points fast approaching in UK, says watchdog

  2022-05-12 in The Guardian

From fisheries collapse to dead rivers, official body urges government to urgently turn ambition into action

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers | Wildlife | Collapse | Tipping Points

Flying insect numbers have plunged by 60% since 2004, GB survey finds

  2022-05-05 in The Guardian

Scientists behind survey of car number plates said drop was ‘terrifying’, as life on Earth depends on insects

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects

‘Canaries in the coalmine’: loss of birds signals changing planet

  2022-05-05 in The Guardian

Billions of birds are disappearing because of humanity’s impact on Earth, global review finds

  Tagged under: Coal | Wildlife

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: The animals at risk from Alaska oil drilling - BBC News

  2022-04-29 (or before) in The BBC

As Donald Trump pushes forward with plans for drilling in the Alaskan wilderness, what is at stake?

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Arctic | Wildlife | Alaska

Climate change increases cross-species viral transmission risk - Nature

  2022-04-29 (or before) in Nature

At least 10,000 virus species have the capacity to infect humans, but at present, the vast majority are circulating silently in wild mammals1,2. However, climate and land use change will produce novel opportunities for viral sharing among previously geographically-isolated species of wildlife3,4. In some cases, this will facilitate zoonotic spillover—a mechanistic link between global environmental change and disease emergence. Here, we simulate potential hotspots of future viral sharing, using a phylogeographic model of the mammal-virus network, and projections of geographic range shifts for 3,139 mammal species under clim...

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Africa | Wildlife

‘Relentless’ destruction of rainforest continuing despite Cop26 pledge

  2022-04-28 in The Guardian

Tropics lost 11.1m hectares of tree cover in 2021, including forest critical to limiting global heating and biodiversity loss

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Congo | COP26 | Rainforests | Brazil | Africa | Wildlife | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees | Indonesia

One in five reptiles faces extinction in what would be a ‘devastating’ blow

  2022-04-27 in The Guardian

Largest analysis to date on the state of the world’s reptiles warns of threat to ecosystems as more than 1,800 species fight to survive

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Seabed regulator accused of deciding deep sea’s future ‘behind closed doors’

  2022-04-01 in The Guardian

The ISA, obliged to frame industry rules by 2023, drops reporting service and is accused of lacking transparency in plans for mining

  Tagged under: Oceans | Pacific Ocean | Wildlife

Great Barrier Reef hit by sixth mass bleaching event, leading coral scientist says

  2022-03-17 in The Guardian

Prof Terry Hughes says he believes bleaching is under way as the Australian government conducts monitoring flights over 2,300km reef

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs

Legal eagles: how climate litigation is shaping ambitious cases for nature

  2022-03-16 in The Guardian

Environmental lawsuits are nothing new but now lawyers are turning their attention to cases that address the loss of biodiversity

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Litigation | Wetlands

UK overrules scientific advice by lifting ban on bee-harming pesticide

  2022-03-01 in The Guardian

Campaigners aghast as emergency exemption on use of thiamethoxam granted due to risk to sugar beet crop

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Bees | Insects

Bottom trawling triples in key marine protected area despite Brexit promise

  2022-02-28 in The Guardian

Analysis by the Marine Conservation Society shows dredging at England’s Dogger Bank site has increased despite government pledge to ban the practice

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife

Harmful subsidies: why is the world still funding the destruction of nature?

  2022-02-17 in The Guardian

Government-financed support in sectors including agriculture, fossil fuels and water is incentivising the annihilation of the natural world. But reforming the system is politically fraught

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Trees | Finance

Greta Thunberg condemns UK firm’s plans for iron mine on Sami land

  2022-02-11 in The Guardian

Beowulf Mining ‘hopeful’ for decision on mine in Sápmi despite opposition from activist, UN and Swedish church

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Wildlife

Death and decimation: Whitby devastated by declining marine life

  2022-02-10 in The Guardian

Unprecedented levels of crabs, lobsters, coral and sea birds are dying on north-east coast

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife | Coral Reefs | Sea Level

‘Oil spills of our time’: experts sound alarm about plastic lost in cargo ship disasters

  2022-02-09 in The Guardian

Sri Lankan beaches buried in pellets only ‘tip of the iceberg’ of environmental harm after analysis of nurdles from burning ship

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife | Health

UK drops ‘absurd’ case against Greenpeace for dropping rocks in sea

  2022-02-07 in The Guardian

Judge rebukes Marine Management Organisation for prosecution over direct action to stop bottom trawling

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Fish | Wildlife | Greenpeace

How ‘super-enzymes’ that eat plastics could curb our waste problem

  2022-02-05 in The Guardian

Many micro-organisms have evolved chemical processes that enable them to digest plastics, potentially leading to a new form of recycling

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife

Extreme heat in oceans ‘passed point of no return’ in 2014

  2022-02-01 in The Guardian

Formerly rare high temperatures now covering half of seas and devastating wildlife, study shows

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Wildlife

Illegal overfishing by Chinese trawlers leaves Sierra Leone locals ‘starving’

  2022-02-01 in The Guardian

As illegal industrial-scale fishing by foreign fleets pillages fish populations, despairing coastal communities say they feel powerless

  Tagged under: Africa | Fish | Wildlife

Carbon offsetting is not warding off environmental collapse – it’s accelerating it | George Monbiot

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

Wealthy companies are using the facade of ‘nature-based solutions’ to enact a great carbon land grab, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Shell | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife | Collapse

‘We’re basically starting from zero’: Restoring Finland’s river ecosystems

  2022-01-22 in The Guardian

Teams of rewilders are facing a huge task to encourage the return of wildlife after decades of damage by the forestry industry

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife | Rewilding | Trees

Expanding national parks not enough to protect nature, say scientists

  2022-01-19 in The Guardian

‘Urgent’ coordinated action to tackle overconsumption, farming subsidies and the climate crisis also needed to halt biodiversity loss

  Tagged under: Oceans | Farming | Fish | Wildlife

Opinion: Why protecting the planet is essential to preventing future pandemics - CNN

  2022-01-19 (or before) by in CNN

Both habitat loss and the wildlife trade increase the likelihood that diseases will make the jump from animals to humans.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Dumped fishing gear is killing marine life. Yet no governments seem to care | George Monbiot

  2022-01-19 in The Guardian

One Scottish trawlerman is so incensed by the dumping of nets he’s come to me – a longstanding critic of his industry – with evidence, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife

‘It’s mind-boggling’: the hidden cost of our obsession with fish oil pills

  2022-01-18 in The Guardian

The market in this prized commodity is worth billions – but are the supposed benefits worth the cost to global ecosystems?

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife | Health

Wild birds can be killed to protect game birds in England – new guidance

  2022-01-03 in The Guardian

Gamekeepers told certain species such as carrion crows and jackdaws can be shot as government updates definition of ‘livestock’

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Marine wildlife warning as UK whale sightings rise - BBC News

  2021-12-31 (or before) in The BBC

Experts say human activities are disrupting marine wildlife such as orcas, whales and dolphins.

  Tagged under: Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife

Campaigners force Shell to halt oil exploration on South African coast

  2021-12-28 in The Guardian

Court instructs company to stop tests along Wild Coast after concerns raised about wildlife and lack of consultation

  Tagged under: Shell | South Africa | Africa | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels

Bogs, banks and bubble barriers: five great projects to protect nature

  2021-12-26 in The Guardian

Across the world conservation groups, researchers and volunteers are working to combat the five key drivers of biodiversity loss identified by scientists

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Environmental News Network - Climate change outracing EU targets, WWF warns

  2021-12-21 (or before) in

A global perspective on environmental issues. Our mission is to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for global environmental action.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife | Health | Sustainability

Oil company accused of drilling in African wildlife reserve, offering jobs for silence

  2021-12-18 (or before) in National Geographic

Canada-based ReconAfrica appears to have flouted Namibian law, legal experts say.

  Tagged under: Africa | Wildlife | Namibia

Great Barrier Reef could face another mass bleaching by end of January, forecast says

  2021-12-18 in The Guardian

Scientists are hoping La Niña conditions might yet stave off threat from predicted heat accumulation in northern and central reef

  Tagged under: Predictions | Wildlife | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs

Concern over impact of Norfolk Boreas offshore windfarm on seabirds

  2021-12-09 in The Guardian

Project backed by Boris Johnson likely to get go-ahead but is on site that rare birds travel though, campaigners say

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Wildlife

Nobel-winning stock market theory used to help save coral reefs

  2021-11-28 in The Guardian

Portfolio selection rules on evaluating risk used to pick 50 reefs as ‘arks’ best able to survive climate crisis and revive coral elsewhere

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife | Coral Reefs

Frog back from the dead helps fight plans for mine in Ecuador

  2021-11-23 in The Guardian

Campaigners say if copper mine gets go-ahead in cloud forest, the longnose harlequin, once thought to be extinct, will be threatened again

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Trees

Bees may take generations to recover from one exposure to insecticides

  2021-11-22 in The Guardian

Study shows reduced reproduction and other negative impacts on performance of species

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Bees | Insects

‘Dangerous blindspot’: why overlooking blue carbon could sink us

  2021-11-06 in The Guardian

Exceptional new findings show the huge potential of salt marshes for sucking up carbon. But is it too late for blue carbon to save the world?

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife | Trees

Net zero is not enough – we need to build a nature-positive future | Frans Timmermans, Achim Steiner and Sandrine Dixson-Declève

  2021-10-28 in The Guardian

To successfully emerge from Covid into a fairer, greener future we need to recognise nature as an essential piece of the puzzle

  Tagged under: COP26 | Wildlife | Net Zero

‘Toilet of Europe’: Spain’s pig farms blamed for mass fish die-offs

  2021-10-13 in The Guardian

Exclusive: pork industry’s role in pollution of one of Europe’s largest saltwater lagoons may be greater than publicly acknowledged, investigation reveals

  Tagged under: Spain | Farming | Fish | Wildlife

Huntington Beach: California oil spill sparks concern for wildlife - BBC News

  2021-10-05 (or before) in The BBC

The spill has been described by one official as a potential ecological disaster.

  Tagged under: Wildlife | California

Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside

  2021-09-14 in The Guardian

Introduction of Glanville fritillary leads to emergence of three new species on to Baltic Sea island

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

Buried Queensland government report found Adani plan to protect black-throated finch was ‘superficial’

  2021-09-01 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Scientific panel finds Adani’s conservation aims for the endangered black-throated finch ‘do not meet the content requirements of an acceptable plan’

  Tagged under: Wildlife

‘Everything is changing’: the struggle for food as Malawi’s Lake Chilwa shrinks

  2021-08-30 in The Guardian

The livelihoods of 1.5 million people are at risk as the lake’s occasional dry spells occur ever more frequently

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Africa | Fish | Wildlife | Sustainability

New ‘viral cocktail’ killing hares in UK and Ireland, scientist warns

  2021-08-27 in The Guardian

Public urged to report dying or dead animals as fears grow that form of myxomatosis has crossed over from rabbits

  Tagged under: Wildlife

LED streetlights decimating moth numbers in England

  2021-08-25 in The Guardian

‘Eco-friendly’ lights found to be worse than sodium ones – but both contribute to insect decline, says study

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

Attack of the giant rodents or class war? Argentina’s rich riled by new neighbors

  2021-08-22 in The Guardian

Hordes of capybaras have taken up residence at a gated community, sparking a debate on the environment and inequality

  Tagged under: Argentina | Wildlife

Economic Growth - Facing Future

  2021-08-21 (or before) in Facing Future

Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet “Global civilization has an operating system. It is disastrously flawed. It is killing us. It is known by two common names: money and growth economics. Money is a virus of the mind which uses humanity [and nature] for its own reproduction.” – Stuart Scott, Director of the Facing Future … Continue reading "Economic Growth"

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Oceans | Farming | Wildfires | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Methane | Economics | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Sea Level | Trees | Sustainability

The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’

  2021-07-25 in The Guardian

Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years – and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson reveals the vital services they perform

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Bees | Insects

‘Honeybees are voracious’: is it time to put the brakes on the boom in beekeeping?

  2021-07-24 in The Guardian

The number of beehives in Britain’s cities is growing rapidly, putting pressure on native bees ‘that really need our help’, say scientists and experienced beekeepers

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Bees | Insects

UN sets out Paris-type plan to cut extinctions by factor of 10

  2021-07-12 in The Guardian

Ambitious draft goals to halt biodiversity loss revealed, with proposed changes to food production expected to ‘raise eyebrows’

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Wildlife | Food Production and Consumption

Key protections for at risk species lost | The Wildlife Trusts

  2021-07-04 (or before) in The Wildlife Trusts

More than 30 conservation NGOs issue an open letter to oppose a review of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which could undermine decades of work to restore and protect threatened species

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Eyewitness by Craig Jones: A mother and baby orangutan are rescued from an RSPO palm oil plantation in Sumatra

  2021-06-30 in Palm Oil Detectives - Empowering creatives and consumers

Craig Jones: Eyewitness Wildlife Photographer and Conservationist Bio: Craig Jones One of Britain’s finest wildlife photographers, Craig Jones is also one of the most humble and down-to-earth guys …

  Tagged under: Wildlife

New oilfield in African wilderness threatens lives of 130,000 elephants

  2021-06-20 in The Guardian

Exploratory project in Botswana and Namibia is threat to ecosystems, local communities and wildlife, conservationists say

  Tagged under: Africa | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Namibia

How are our cities going to look in a rapidly heating world? It won’t be long before 50C will be normal | James Bradley

  2021-06-14 in The Guardian

Hot weather bakes in disadvantage. Regenerating natural and living ecosystems will help us all

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Housing | Wildlife | Trees

Plastic rafting: the invasive species hitching a ride on ocean litter

  2021-06-14 in The Guardian

There is now so much ocean plastic that it has become a route for invasive species, threatening native animals with extinction

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife

‘We’re causing our own misery’: oceanographer Sylvia Earle on the need for sea conservation

  2021-06-12 in The Guardian

‘Queen of the Deep’ says it is not too late to reverse human-made damage to oceans and preserve biodiversity

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife

Climate and nature crises: solve both or solve neither, say experts

  2021-06-10 in The Guardian

Restoring nature boosts biodiversity and ecosystems that can rapidly and cheaply absorb carbon emissions

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife

World leaders ‘ignoring’ role of destruction of nature in causing pandemics

  2021-06-04 in The Guardian

Ending the destruction of nature to stop outbreaks at source is more effective and cheaper than responding to them, scientists say

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife

Hundreds of fishing fleets that go ‘dark’ suspected of illegal hunting, study finds

  2021-06-02 in The Guardian

Vessels primarily from China switch off their tracking beacons to evade detection while they engage in possible illegal fishing

  Tagged under: Argentina | China | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Wildlife

Climate crisis is suffocating the world’s lakes, study finds

  2021-06-02 in The Guardian

Falling oxygen levels harming already struggling wildlife and drinking water supplies, say scientists

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Banned pesticide blamed for killing bees may be approved for fish farms

  2021-05-27 in The Guardian

Government agency appears to support introduction of system which uses insecticide US termed an ‘environmental hazard’

  Tagged under: Farming | Fish | Wildlife | Bees | Insects

START - Arctic biodiversity, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

  2021-05-20 (or before) in Arctic biodiversity, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

Arctic biodiversity is a site for information on status and trends of the Arctic's living resources. The site contains conclusions from the projects and activities of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council. CAFF's mandate is to address the conservation of Arctic biodiversity, and to communicate its findings to the governments and residents of the Arctic, helping to promote practices which ensure the sustainability of the Arctic’s living resources. It does so through various monitoring, assessment and expert group activities.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Wildlife | Sustainability

Sales of peat compost to gardeners to be banned from 2024

  2021-05-18 in The Guardian

Funding for restoration of peatlands and tripling of tree planting in England also announced

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Trees

Oil excavation in Africa’s Kavango region must be stopped to meet world climate promises | The Independent

  2021-05-15 (or before) in The Independent

The climate column: Oil play in the Kavango region of Namibia and Botswana will affect climate targets, endanger indigenous communities and could be disastrous for conservation

  Tagged under: Oil Industry | Conservation | Africa | Climate Change | Wildlife | Namibia

Over 47 tons of plastic found at US marine reserve – and an entangled seal

  2021-04-28 in The Guardian

Expedition spent 24 days clearing 10 miles of shoreline in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, collecting 94,472lb marine debris

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Regulators missing pollution’s effect on marine life, study finds

  2021-04-27 in The Guardian

Chemicals and plastics, not just overfishing, threaten aquatic food chain with ‘disaster’, report warns

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife

Clam hunters’ supertool has California worried: ‘It might be too good’

  2021-04-18 in The Guardian

Hydraulic pumps can collect a day’s worth of clams in minutes, but experts are concerned about how they affect the ecosystem

  Tagged under: Shell | Wildlife | California

‘Forests are not renewable’: the felling of Sweden’s ancient trees

  2021-04-16 in The Guardian

Forests cover 70% of the country, but many argue the Swedish model of replacing old-growth forests with monoculture plantations is bad for biodiversity

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Renewable Energy | Wildlife | Trees

UK’s native woodlands reaching crisis point, report warns

  2021-04-14 in The Guardian

Drive to plant more trees will count for little if existing woods are lost, says Woodland Trust

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife | Trees

Marine species increasingly can’t live at equator due to global heating

  2021-04-07 in The Guardian

Study suggests it is already too warm in tropics for some species to survive

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife

Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst floods in nearly half a century | Reuters

  2021-03-23 (or before) in Reuters

Australian authorities issued fresh flood warnings and evacuation orders on Tuesday as torrential rains again pummelled several parts of the country, sweeping away homes, roads and livestock in the worst downpour in more than half a century.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Forest Fires | Wildlife | Trees

Climate fight 'is undermined by social media's toxic reports'

  2021-03-21 in The Guardian

Scientists warn that Nobel summit and long-term decisions to save the planet are at risk from targeted attacks online

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Pioneering rewilding project faces ‘catastrophe’ from plan for new houses

  2021-03-21 in The Guardian

Storks, butterflies and turtle doves could all suffer at the Knepp estate in West Sussex

  Tagged under: Birds | Housing | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Rewilding

Retailers join calls for ‘urgent’ action to restrict harmful tuna fishing methods

  2021-03-09 in The Guardian

‘Fish aggregating devices’ have been linked to depletion of yellowfin populations and increased bycatch in the Indian Ocean

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife

19 Australian ecosystems are collapsing. THEY ARE CRITICAL RIGHT NOW THIS SECOND IT’S REALLY HAPPENING! | First Dog on the Moon

  2021-03-08 in The Guardian

But despite all the extinctions (not the scientists the various flora and fauna) and the worsening everything they just won’t give up! Go scientists go!

  Tagged under: Wildlife

'Catastrophic': UK has lost 90% of seagrass meadows, study finds

  2021-03-04 in The Guardian

Scientists say restoring the lush habitats would boost wildlife, protect coasts and store carbon

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife

An Urgent Call for a New Relationship with Nature

  2021-03-04 (or before) by in Scientific American

“Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and the Planet” is the theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Trees

Butterfly numbers plummeting in US west as climate crisis takes toll

  2021-03-04 in The Guardian

The total number of butterflies west of the Rockies has fallen 1.6% a year since 1977, a study finds – ‘You extrapolate it and it’s crazy’

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

The State Of Britain's Moths

  2021-03-03 (or before) in Butterfly Conservation

The State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2021 report is now available. This new report summarises current knowledge of the state of Britain’s c.900 species of larger moths, presenting analyses of long-term change based on millions of records gathered through the Rothamsted Insect Survey (RIS) and National Moth Recording Scheme (NMRS). Key findings: The total abundance of larger moths caught in the RIS light-trap network in Britain decreased by 33% over 50 years (1968–2017). Losses were greater in the southern half of Britain (39% decrease) than in the northern half (22%). Long-term abundance ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

'Bee-killing' pesticide now will not be used on UK sugar beet fields

  2021-03-03 in The Guardian

Government gave emergency authorisation to a neonicotinoid earlier this year - but says chemical was not needed

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Bees | Insects

'A cause for worry': Mexico's monarch butterflies drop by 26% in year

  2021-02-25 in The Guardian

Butterflies had bad year after four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging and extreme climate conditions

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects | Mexico | Trees

Human destruction of nature is 'senseless and suicidal', warns UN chief

  2021-02-18 in The Guardian

UN report offers bedrock for hope for broken planet, says António Guterres

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels

Magnets, vacuums and tiny nets: the new fight against microplastics

  2021-02-18 in The Guardian

Tiny plastics are turning up in the air, our drinking water and our placentas. Here’s how innovators are handling the crisis

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Fish | Wildlife

Economics' failure over destruction of nature presents ‘extreme risks’

  2021-02-02 in The Guardian

New measures of success needed to avoid catastrophic breakdown, landmark review finds

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Economics | Wildlife

Changing minds and money

  2021-02-02 (or before) in Wildlife and Countryside Link

Hannah Conway, Policy Officer at Wildlife and Countryside Link, writes on the shift in economic thinking around the true value of nature ahead of the publication of the Dasgupta Review on the 'Economics of Biodiversity'.

  Tagged under: Economics | Wildlife

Ban on burning grouse moor peatland ‘not enough to tackle climate crisis’

  2021-02-02 (or before) in The Independent

‘It will be embarrassing if we’re still burning bogs when the climate conference meets,’ says Wildlife Trusts

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife

Economics of biodiversity review: what are the recommendations?

  2021-02-02 in The Guardian

Landmark report says GDP should be ditched as measure of wealth and nature valued to protect wildlife and humans

  Tagged under: Economics | Wildlife | Economic Growth

China's new animal health rules alone won't stop zoonotic outbreaks, experts warn

  2021-01-26 in The Guardian

Enforcement of rules and boosting numbers of vets to help with inspections, quarantines and general animal health seen as critical

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Health

Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption

  2021-01-13 in The Guardian

Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisis

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife | Trees

Clothes washing linked to ‘pervasive’ plastic pollution in the Arctic

  2021-01-12 in The Guardian

Polyester fibres that injure marine life were found in sea water across region

  Tagged under: Arctic | Wildlife

Insect populations suffering death by 1,000 cuts, say scientists

  2021-01-11 in The Guardian

‘Frightening’ global decline is ‘tearing apart tapestry of life’, with climate crisis a critical concern

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects | Insect Populations

Fatal freshwater skin disease in dolphins linked to climate crisis

  2020-12-29 in The Guardian

Researchers report affected animals off the coasts of the US, South America and Australia

  Tagged under: Oceans | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife

Discovery of 'cryptic species' shows Earth is even more biologically diverse

  2020-12-25 in The Guardian

Excitement as DNA barcoding technique leads to unmasking of new species tempered with fear that some are already at risk of extinction

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

Mountain hares at risk as winter coats fail to camouflage in snowless Scottish Highlands

  2020-12-16 in The Guardian

Mountain hares in Scotland failing to adapt to climate change, leaving them more vulnerable to predators

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife

All hens and other farm birds to be kept inside in GB avian flu crackdown

  2020-12-04 in The Guardian

Eggs can continue to be labelled ‘free-range’ for 16 weeks and poultry meat for 12 weeks, says Defra

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife

Trump kick-starts oil drilling licence sales in Arctic refuge

  2020-12-03 in The Guardian

Fossil fuel extraction sell-off in pristine Alaskan wilderness set for 6 January, predating Biden inauguration by days

  Tagged under: Oceans | Joe Biden | Donald Trump | Arctic | Wildlife | Alaska

Leaving the EU's destructive Common Agricultural Policy enables an unprecedented win for nature in post-Brexit Britain

  2020-12-01 in Reaction

Britain ranks among the most nature depleted countries on Earth. This is odd when you consider how in love we are as a people with the unique natural fabric of our own island, as well as the deep affinity we feel for the wildlife with which we share it. Sir David Attenborough is our national icon, his […]

  Tagged under: Wildlife | David Attenborough

Escaped infected Danish mink could spread Covid in wild

  2020-11-27 in The Guardian

Scientists fear fur farm animals in wild could create ‘lasting’ Covid reservoir that could then spread back to humans

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Health

Bird flu fears grow after spate of mysterious UK swan deaths

  2020-11-27 in The Guardian

Virus causing ‘high levels of mortality’ in birds, with risk to chickens and other poultry

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife

A destructive legacy: Trump bids for final hack at environmental protections

  2020-11-21 in The Guardian

Administration finishing off regulatory moves to lock in drilling, loosen wildlife protections and roll back pollution standards

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Arctic | Wildlife

Natural England 'cut to the bone' and unable to protect wildlife, say staff

  2020-11-10 in The Guardian

Report warns of ‘yawning gap’ between government rhetoric on environment and reality of years of underfunding

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Giant Antarctic iceberg on collision course with British territory of South Georgia

  2020-11-04 in The Guardian

Fears the 150km long A-68A iceberg, which broke away from Larsen C ice shelf in 2017, could disrupt wildlife and shipping routes

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Wildlife

Protecting nature is vital to escape 'era of pandemics’ – report

  2020-10-29 in The Guardian

Halting destruction of wild places could slow frequency of deadly outbreaks, say scientists

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Revealed: the full extent of Trump’s ‘meat cleaver’ assault on US wilderness

  2020-10-26 (or before) in The Guardian

After four years of Trump, protected places such as national monuments and wildlife refuges have opened to oil drilling, new maps show – with more on the way

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Wildlife

Vast majority of Europe's key habitats in poor or bad condition – report

  2020-10-19 in The Guardian

State of Nature in the EU survey finds only a quarter of species have good conservation status

  Tagged under: Farming | Birds | Fish | Wildlife | Trees

MPs reject attempts to strengthen post-Brexit fishing protections

  2020-10-13 in The Guardian

Fisheries bill amendments on sustainable quotas and banning of supertrawlers defeated

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife

Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds

  2020-10-12 in The Guardian

Trillions of dollars of GDP depend on biodiversity, according to Swiss Re report

  Tagged under: GDP | Insurance | Wildlife | Economic Growth | Collapse

HS2 may be guilty of 'wildlife crime' by felling trees illegally, say lawyers

  2020-10-10 in The Guardian

Reports of rare bat species in ancient woodland being cleared for high-speed rail line

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Trains | Trees

Revealed: 97% of UK marine protected areas subject to bottom-trawling

  2020-10-09 in The Guardian

Vessels spent 200,000 hours in 2019 bottom trawling or dredging the seabed in protected areas set up to safeguard vital ecosystems

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife

40% of world’s plant species at risk of extinction

  2020-09-29 in The Guardian

Race against time to save plants and fungi that underpin life on Earth, global study shows

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife

Record low number of British butterflies baffles scientists

  2020-09-28 in The Guardian

Annual Big Butterfly Count shows big falls in peacocks and small tortoiseshells

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

World leaders pledge to halt Earth’s destruction ahead of UN summit

  2020-09-27 in The Guardian

France, Germany and UK among more than 60 countries promising to put wildlife and climate at heart of post-Covid recovery plans

  Tagged under: Bolsonaro | Germany | France | Wildlife

World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report

  2020-09-15 in The Guardian

‘Humanity at a crossroads’ after a decade in which all of the 2010 Aichi goals to protect wildlife and ecosystems have been missed

  Tagged under: Wildlife

'Lost decade for nature' as UK fails on 17 of 20 UN biodiversity targets

  2020-09-13 in The Guardian

UK government said it failed on two-thirds of targets, but RSPB analysis is bleaker – and suggests UK is moving backwards in some areas

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn - BBC News

  2020-09-10 (or before) in The BBC

Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Humans exploiting and destroying nature on unprecedented scale – report

  2020-09-09 in The Guardian

Animal populations have plunged an average of 68% since 1970, as humanity pushes the planet’s life-support systems to the edge

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Rampant destruction of forests ‘will unleash more pandemics’

  2020-08-30 in The Guardian

Researchers to tell UN that loss of biodiversity enables rapid spread of new diseases from animals to humans

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Wildlife | Trees

'It's terrifying': can anyone stop China's vast armada of fishing boats?

  2020-08-25 in The Guardian

Ecuador stood up for the Galápagos, but other countries don’t stand a chance against the 17,000-strong distant-water fleet

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | Fish | Wildlife

Trump in final push to open up Alaska's Arctic refuge to oil and gas drilling

  2020-08-17 in The Guardian

Interior department to reportedly auction leases before year’s end as critics condemn plan to drill in America’s ‘last great wilderness’

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Arctic | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Alaska

'Our dead are buried there': Ebo logging decree sparks anger in Cameroon

  2020-08-11 in The Guardian

Ebo forest is home to hundreds of rare species including Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees

  Tagged under: Nigeria | Africa | Wildlife | Trees

India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields

  2020-08-08 in The Guardian

Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Trees

Migratory river fish populations plunge 76% in past 50 years

  2020-07-27 in The Guardian

Decline in species such as salmon harms entire ecosystems and livelihoods, say researchers

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Rivers | Salmon | Wildlife

Most polar bears to disappear by 2100, study predicts

  2020-07-20 in The Guardian

Melting Arctic sea ice could cause starvation and reproductive failure for many as early as 2040, scientists warn

  Tagged under: Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Wildlife | Ice Melting | Russia | Alaska

Farmers hatch plan to return area the size of Dorset to wild nature

  2020-07-14 in The Guardian

WildEast aims to convince farmers, councils and others across East Anglia to pledge land to wildlife

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife

Global warming trends highlight 'enormous challenge' of meeting Paris climate pledge, WMO says | Reuters

  2020-07-09 (or before) in Reuters

Global temperatures will continue to warm over the next five years, and may even temporarily rise to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Wildlife

Halve UK pesticide use to save insects, say conservationists

  2020-07-08 in The Guardian

Wildlife Trusts report also calls for expansion of projects such as flower-rich road verges and butterfly reintroductions

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Bees | Insects

‘Murder hornets’: race to protect North America's honeybees from giant invader

  2020-06-25 in The Guardian

Amateur beekeepers and scientists do ‘the whole CSI thing’ to stem the feared onslaught

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Bees | Insects

Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

  2020-06-17 in The Guardian

Experts call for legislation and trade deals worldwide to encourage green recovery

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Wildlife | Legislation | Health | Trees

Coronavirus is an ‘SOS signal for the human enterprise’

  2020-06-05 in The Guardian

UN environment chief and economist warn human wealth depends on nature’s health

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Health

Animal deaths 'likely' as wildfire tears through nature reserve

  2020-06-05 (or before) in Brighton Argus

A MYSTERIOUS fire tore through one hectare of a wildlife reserve, potentially killing animals.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Wildlife

EU pledges to raise €20bn a year to boost biodiversity

  2020-05-20 in The Guardian

New strategy to protect nature includes far-reaching habitat protections, and restrictions on pesticide use – but campaigners warn enforcement is key

  Tagged under: European Union | Wildlife

'Promiscuous treatment of nature' will lead to more pandemics – scientists

  2020-05-07 in The Guardian

Habitat destruction forces wildlife into human environments, where new diseases flourish

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Wildlife | Greenpeace | Trees

Conservation in crisis: ecotourism collapse threatens communities and wildlife

  2020-05-05 in The Guardian

From Kenya to the Seychelles, coronavirus has dealt a devastating blow to efforts to protect endangered wildlife

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Collapse

'We did it to ourselves': scientist says intrusion into nature led to pandemic

  2020-04-25 in The Guardian

Leading US biologist Thomas Lovejoy says to stop future outbreaks we need more respect for natural world

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife

Insect numbers down 25% since 1990, global study finds

  2020-04-23 in The Guardian

Scientists say insects are vital and the losses worrying, with accelerating declines in Europe called ‘shocking’

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects

The Guardian view on the climate and coronavirus: global warnings | Editorial

  2020-04-12 in The Guardian

Editorial: Steep falls in emissions have been the pandemic’s immediate effect. But what’s needed is a green recovery

  Tagged under: Wildlife | US Politics

High winds kill thousands of migrating birds in 'disaster' over Greece

  2020-04-09 in The Guardian

Swallows and swifts on their annual flight from Africa to Europe have been found dead across Greece

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Africa | Wildlife

Great Barrier Reef's third mass bleaching in five years the most widespread yet

  2020-04-06 in The Guardian

Government’s chief marine scientist says he fears people will lose hope for the future of the reef but it is a clear signal for action

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs

'The losses could be profound': floods wreak havoc on wildlife

  2020-04-01 in The Guardian

As rivers and wildflower meadows struggle to recover from repeated extreme weather events, the ecosystems they support are collapsing

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass coral bleaching event in five years

  2020-03-25 in The Guardian

Renowned scientist Terry Hughes says huge swathes of reef have been affected in a ‘severe’ situation

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs

'Tip of the iceberg': is our destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19?

  2020-03-18 in The Guardian

As habitat and biodiversity loss increase globally, the coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics

  Tagged under: Africa | Wildlife

Fir's fair: UK must embrace conifers in climate fight, says forestry chief

  2020-02-26 in The Guardian

Non-native species must be part of the mix if the UK is to meet it’s tree-planting targets, says outgoing Forestry Commission head Sir Harry Studholme

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Trees

Set a global target for ecosystems

  2020-02-22 (or before) in Nature

The conservation community must be able to track countries’ progress in protecting wetlands, reefs, forests and more, argue James Watson and colleagues. The conservation community must be able to track countries’ progress in protecting wetlands, reefs, forests and more, argue James Watson and colleagues.

  Tagged under: Forests | Wildlife | Conservation | Coral Reefs | Wetlands | Trees

Bees may struggle in winds caused by global warming, study finds

  2020-02-18 in The Guardian

Experiment revealed increased wind speeds reduced the efficiency of their foraging

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Bees | Insects

River insects and lichens bucking trend of wildlife losses

  2020-02-17 in The Guardian

Reductions in air and water pollution are most likely reason, say scientists

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife | Insects

Car ‘splatometer’ tests reveal huge decline in number of insects

  2020-02-12 in The Guardian

Research shows abundance at sites in Europe has plunged by up to 80% in two decades

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects

These three post-Brexit bills bulldoze a hole through environmental protections | Fiona Harvey

  2020-02-12 in The Guardian

Wildlife, air quality and fish stocks are all at risk, says Guardian journalist Fiona Harvey

  Tagged under: Farming | Fish | Wildlife

Bumblebees' decline points to mass extinction – study

  2020-02-06 in The Guardian

Populations disappearing in areas where temperatures are getting hotter, scientists say

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Bees | Insects | Insect Populations

Mexico: defender of monarch butterflies found dead two weeks after he vanished

  2020-01-30 in The Guardian

Activists say death of Homero Gómez González found floating in a well could be over illegal logging disputes

  Tagged under: Activism | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Mexico

Peruvian indigenous group wins suit to block oil exploration in Amazonian region | Reuters

  2020-01-24 (or before) in Reuters

A Peruvian judge ruled that the government exclude an indigenous region of the Amazon near the border with Brazil from any oil exploration and exploitation, a legal group said on Wednesday, in a win for native communities that have long fought against oil and mining projects...

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Wildlife

World’s consumption of materials hits record 100bn tonnes a year

  2020-01-22 in The Guardian

Unsustainable use of resources is wrecking the planet but recycling is falling, report finds

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Humans risk living in an empty world, warns UN biodiversity chief

  2020-01-20 in The Guardian

Ahead of the World Economic Forum, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema urges governments to take definitive action on climate, deforestation and pollution

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife

Huge ‘hot blob’ in Pacific Ocean killed nearly a million seabirds

  2020-01-16 by Kenya Evelyn in The Guardian

Study finds common murres probably died of starvation after thousands of bodies washed up on North America’s Pacific coast

  Tagged under: Oceans | Birds | Pacific Ocean | Wildlife

'Like a bomb going off': why Brazil's largest reserve is facing destruction

  2020-01-13 in The Guardian

Gold prospectors are ravaging the Yanomami indigenous reserve. So why does President Bolsonaro want to make them legal?

  Tagged under: Bolsonaro | Brazil | Wildlife

UN draft plan sets 2030 target to avert Earth's sixth mass extinction

  2020-01-13 in The Guardian

Paris-style proposal to counter loss of ecosystems and wildlife vital to the future of humanity will go before October summit

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Why do record ocean temperatures matter?

  2020-01-13 by Damian Carrington in The Guardian

Everything you need to know about the significance of the heat record set last year

  Tagged under: Marine Life | Heatwaves | Global Warming | Oceans | Climate Change | Wildlife

Urgent new ‘roadmap to recovery’ could reverse insect apocalypse

  2020-01-06 in The Guardian

Phasing out synthetic pesticides and fertilisers and aggressive emission reductions among series of solutions outlined by scientists

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects

Opinion: Mourning a disappearing world as Australia burns

  2020-01-04 (or before) in The Globe and Mail: Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

As fires rage, destroying homes, habitats and lives, it’s difficult not to see this tragedy as a deadly consequence of decades of neglect

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Wildfires | Climate Change | Wildlife

Will Indonesia's new capital just move the problem to the jungle? - BBC News

  2020-01-02 (or before) in BBC

Activists say moving the capital to Borneo threatens indigenous people and Kalimantan's rich wildlife.

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Indonesia | Activism

EU ministers opt to continue overfishing, despite 2020 deadline

  2019-12-18 in The Guardian

Governments accused of ‘betrayal’ for setting quotas to miss sustainability targets

  Tagged under: Fish | European Union | Wildlife | Sustainability

Oceans losing oxygen at unprecedented rate, experts warn

  2019-12-07 in The Guardian

Sharks, tuna, marlin and other large fish at risk from spread of ‘dead zones’, say scientists

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Fish | Wildlife

We need to protect nature to stand any chance of tackling climate chaos | Caroline Lucas

  2019-12-05 in The Guardian

Voters have woken up to the climate emergency. Equally urgent is the threat to wildlife – and the issues are linked, says Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Biodiversity in 2020: the biggest threats and opportunities

  2019-12-05 in The Guardian

Scientists and conservation professionals predict mosquito-killing fungi and a kelp crisis could be among the trends affecting living things next year

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Predictions | Wildlife

Tackling degraded oceans could mitigate climate crisis - report

  2019-12-04 in The Guardian

Sanctuaries and treaties to restore seas’ ecosystems would boost their capacity to absorb heat and store carbon

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Wildlife | Greenpeace

Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution - BBC News

  2019-11-30 (or before) in BBC

A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia.

  Tagged under: India | Arctic | Coal | Wildlife | Ice Melting | Russia

Slaughter of the songbirds: the fight against France's 'barbaric' glue traps

  2019-11-30 in The Guardian

French hunters claim ‘tradition’ justifies their exemption from EU rules. But with many species endangered, there is growing pressure for a ban

  Tagged under: Birds | France | Wildlife

Light pollution is key 'bringer of insect apocalypse'

  2019-11-22 in The Guardian

Exclusive: scientists say bug deaths can be cut by switching off unnecessary lights

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects

Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife | AP News

  2019-11-19 (or before) in Associated Press News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet (0.76 meters). In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Wildlife | Alaska

‘Insect apocalypse’ poses risk to all life on Earth, conservationists warn

  2019-11-13 in The Guardian

Report claims 400,000 insect species face extinction amid heavy use of pesticides

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Insects

Database opens door to understanding biodiversity change

  2019-11-08 in ERC

A European biologist has pioneered a new way of looking at biodiversity change, with the help of the European Research Council (ERC). A key result of this work has been the launch of an open-access biodiversity database, which will help researchers and conservation managers find sustainable solutions to protect wildlife.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Fishery collapse ‘confirms Silent Spring pesticide prophecy'

  2019-10-31 in The Guardian

Common pesticides found to starve fish ‘astoundingly fast’ by killing aquatic insects

  Tagged under: Farming | Insect Populations | Fish | Pesticides | Wildlife | Insects | Collapse

Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action | Reuters

  2019-10-26 (or before) in Reuters

Almost 400 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict "incalculable human suffering."

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Wildlife | US Politics

Sea urchin population soars 10,000% in five years, devastating US coastline

  2019-10-24 in The Guardian

Voracious purple urchins in waters of California and Oregon pose threat to mighty kelp forests and risk upending delicate ecosystems

  Tagged under: Oregon | Oceans | Wildlife | California | Trees

Climate havoc wipes out coastal kelp as SF Bay’s native fish species die off

  2019-10-23 (or before) by in San Francisco Chronicle

Climate havoc is wiping out the California coast’s kelp, an important food source for...

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers | Wildlife | California | El Niño

The climate crisis explained in 10 charts

  2019-09-19 in The Guardian

From the rise and rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to possible solutions

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Antarctic | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels

Trump officials weaken protections for animals near extinction

  2019-08-12 in The Guardian

Changes to how Endangered Species Act is implemented come as world scientists warn biodiversity crisis will put humanity at risk

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Wildlife

UK needs sustainability act to avert economic collapse, says IPPR

  2019-08-01 in The Guardian

Thinktank says country must focus on building abundance to avoid 2008-style financial crisis

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fish | Wildlife | Collapse | Sustainability

Farne Islands seabirds in danger as heavy rain kills chicks

  2019-06-27 in The Guardian

National Trust says species decline apparent as climate crisis brings more frequent destructive storms in summer

  Tagged under: Birds | Wildlife

Ammonia pollution damaging more than 60% of UK land – report

  2019-06-18 in The Guardian

Study finds most sensitive plant and wildlife habitats are worst affected, yet government has no clear plans to monitor impact

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife

Two-hour ‘dose’ of nature significantly boosts health – study

  2019-06-13 in The Guardian

Researchers say simply sitting and enjoying the peace has mental and physical benefits

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Health

‘Frightening’ number of plant extinctions found in global survey

  2019-06-10 in The Guardian

Study shows 571 species wiped out, and scientists say figure is likely to be big underestimate

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Climate crisis may be a factor in tufted puffins die-off, study says

  2019-05-29 in The Guardian

Researchers believe 3,150 to 8,500 birds starved in Bering Sea due to loss of prey species

  Tagged under: Birds | Wildlife

The butterfly effect: what one species’ miraculous comeback can teach us

  2019-05-27 in The Guardian

The Duke of Burgundy is back from the brink – and the work to conserve it has helped other declining species. Does this mean there is hope in the face of Insectageddon?

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

Humans causing shrinking of nature as larger animals die off

  2019-05-23 in The Guardian

Average size of wild animals predicted to fall by a quarter in 100 years through extinctions

  Tagged under: Predictions | Wildlife

Heavy metals and harmful chemicals 'poison Europe's seas'

  2019-05-15 in The Guardian

Three-quarters of areas tested show contamination, European Environment Agency says

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Humanity must save insects to save ourselves, leading scientist warns

  2019-05-07 in The Guardian

Insects are ‘the glue in nature’, says Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, underpinning the food and water we rely on

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects

UK urged to take lead on biodiversity as UN issues urgent warning

  2019-05-06 in The Guardian

Ministers have commissioned a report on economic case for biodiversity, but activists insist actions, not studies, are needed

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Activism

Loss of biodiversity is just as catastrophic as climate change | Robert Watson

  2019-05-06 in The Guardian

Nature is being eroded at rates unprecedented in human history, says scientist Robert Watson

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Wildlife

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth's natural life

  2019-05-06 in The Guardian

Scientists reveal one million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife

We are full of bright ideas to solve ecological problems. So let’s act on them | Chris Packham

  2019-05-06 in The Guardian

There is hope in the face of environmental crises. But we must all embrace change, says naturalist Chris Packham

  Tagged under: Farming | Activism | Climate Change | Wildlife

Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn

  2019-05-03 in The Guardian

‘We are in trouble if we don’t act,’ say experts, with up to 1m species at risk of annihilation

  Tagged under: Wildlife

‘Death by a thousand cuts’: vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018

  2019-04-25 in The Guardian

Pristine forests are vital for climate and wildlife but trend of losses is rising, data shows

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Congo | Rainforests | Brazil | Africa | Wildlife | Trees | Indonesia

'Decades of denial': major report finds New Zealand's environment is in serious trouble

  2019-04-18 in The Guardian

Nation known for its natural beauty is under pressure with extinctions, polluted rivers and blighted lakes

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers | Wildlife

David Attenborough, the voice of Our Planet: "Things are going to get worse"

  2019-04-12 by in Vox

The voice of some of the most stunning nature documentaries ever made is pessimistic about the future of wildlife on earth.

  Tagged under: David Attenborough | Wildlife | Predictions

Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe

  2019-04-08 in The Guardian

Wildlife and human health are threatened say scientists as Syngenta accepts ‘undeniable demand’ for change

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Health

Let nature heal climate and biodiversity crises, say campaigners

  2019-04-03 in The Guardian

Restoration of forests and coasts can tackle ‘existential crises’ but is being overlooked

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife | Trees

Butterfly numbers fall by 84% in Netherlands over 130 years – study

  2019-04-01 by Patrick Barkham in The Guardian

European insect populations shrink as farming leaves ‘hardly any room for nature’

  Tagged under: Farming | Agriculture | Biodiversity Loss | Insect Populations | Butterflies and Moths | Wildlife | Insects

Mutilated dolphins wash up on French coast in record numbers

  2019-03-31 in The Guardian

Activists say 1,100 dolphins found since January - but real figure may be 10 times higher

  Tagged under: Activism | France | Fish | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife

How the lion lost its strength: big cats’ survival at risk as DNA defences dwindle

  2019-03-30 in The Guardian

The legacy of colonial hunting has made the king of beasts genetically feebler and more vulnerable

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Widespread losses of pollinating insects revealed across Britain

  2019-03-26 in The Guardian

Wild bees and hoverflies lost from a quarter of the places they were found in 1980, study shows

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Bees | Insects

UK will miss almost all its 2020 nature targets, says official report

  2019-03-22 in The Guardian

Failure to protect wildlife, cut pollution and increase funding have left nature in ‘deep crisis’

  Tagged under: Birds | Wildlife

Microplastic pollution revealed ‘absolutely everywhere’ by new research

  2019-03-07 in The Guardian

Contamination found across UK lakes and rivers, in US groundwater, along the Yantze river and Spanish coast, and harbouring dangerous bacteria in Singapore

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Rivers | Wildlife

Buy organic food to help curb global insect collapse, say scientists

  2019-02-13 in The Guardian

Urging political action on pesticide use is another way to help stem ‘collapse of nature’

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Insects | Collapse

Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'

  2019-02-10 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects | Collapse

Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'

  2019-02-10 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects | Collapse

Habitat loss threatens all our futures, world leaders warned

  2018-11-17 in The Guardian

Biodiversity experts say mass extinction of wildlife is as big a danger as climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife

Dozens arrested after climate protest blocks five London bridges

  2018-11-17 in The Guardian

Thousands of protesters occupied bridges across the Thames over extinction crisis in huge act of peaceful civil disobedience

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Wildlife

Jonathan Franzen: 'Climate change isn't only reason for bird decline'

  2018-11-14 in The Guardian

‘The two things I love most are novels and birds, and they’re both in trouble,’ says The Corrections author, one of the world’s most famous birdwatchers

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife

Stop biodiversity loss or we could face our own extinction, warns UN

  2018-11-06 in The Guardian

The world has two years to secure a deal for nature to halt a ‘silent killer’ as dangerous as climate change, says biodiversity chief

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife

'The most intellectual creature to ever walk Earth is destroying its only home' | Jane Goodall

  2018-11-03 in The Guardian

Introducing the Guardian’s new series The Age of Extinction, the renowned primatologist describes the dramatic vanishing of wildlife she has witnessed in her lifetime – and how we can all play a vital role in halting its destruction

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not ‘humanity’

  2018-11-01 by in The Conversation

The WWF’s report avoids the C-word – here’s why that matters.

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, report finds

  2018-10-30 in The Guardian

The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists

  Tagged under: Wildlife

RSPB boss: Britain has one last chance to save endangered species

  2018-08-18 in The Guardian

RSPB boss warns of a devastating loss of wildlife if three new parliamentary bills do not rein in UK farming practices

  Tagged under: Farming | Birds | Wildlife

The UK government wants to put a price on nature – but that will destroy it | George Monbiot

  2018-05-15 in The Guardian

Defining Earth’s resources as ‘natural capital’ is morally wrong, intellectually vacuous, and most of all counter-productive, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Wildlife

World's deepest lake crippled by putrid algae, poaching and pollution

  2017-10-19 in The Guardian

Lake Baikal in Siberia holds one fifth of the world’s unfrozen fresh water, but its precious fish stocks are disappearing

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife | Russia

'Hungry bear' crisis leaves two people dead in Russia's far east

  2017-10-16 in The Guardian

Overfishing and fewer food sources making bears more aggressive, say officials, who have killed 83 on Sakhalin Island this year

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Russia

Earth's sixth mass extinction event under way, scientists warn

  2017-07-10 in The Guardian

Researchers talk of ‘biological annihilation’ as study reveals billions of populations of animals have been lost in recent decades

  Tagged under: Wildlife

Failing to put a value on nature condemns it

  2015-11-23 in The Guardian

Placing an economic value on ‘natural capital’ forces companies to conserve nature rather than destroy it

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wildlife

Penguins suffering from climate change, scientists say

  2014-01-30 in The Guardian

Heatwaves killing Magellanic penguin chicks in Argentina, and Adelie penguins in Antarctica are finding it harder to feed

  Tagged under: Argentina | Climate Change | Antarctic | Wildlife | Heatwaves

Why the economy needs nature | Tony Juniper

  2013-01-09 in The Guardian

Tony Juniper: Nature is not a drag on growth – its protection is an unavoidable prerequisite for sustaining economic development

  Tagged under: Economics | Wildlife | Economic Growth

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