The countries with the richest biodiversity don’t always take the necessary measures to protect them. Whether it’s because they lack the motivation or the resources to do so, or because they prioritize short-term economic benefits over environmental protection, countries often neglect their resp ...
It’s one thing to mount a decades-long conservation campaign on a continental scale like the Yellowstone to Yukon, or Y2Y. It’s another to prove anything about it worked.
The recent CCAMLR meeting failed to increase marine protected areas, but progress was made on regulating krill fishing
The campaign to preserve half the Earth’s surface is being criticized for failing to take account of global inequality and human needs. But such protection is essential not just for nature, but also for creating a world that can improve the lives of the poor and disadvantaged.
Scientists are already able to ascertain what species are present in aquatic environments, by analyzing the cast-off DNA which is present in the water. Now, for the first, a team has conducted an insect survey by analyzing DNA found in the air.
Trees are known climate change mitigators, but scientists now push their power to adapt.
Scientists are warning of dramatic changes at one of the biggest glaciers in Antarctica, potentially within the next five to 10 years.
The highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic, 38C (100F), has been officially confirmed, sounding "alarm bells" over Earth's changing climate.
In order to address teething environmental challenges that continue to give give humanity sleepless night, the Global Environment Facility recently made available $200m to tackle climate change, pollution and the COVID-19 crisis.
More than any other before it, COP26 was the ‘Nature COP’; the moment that the central place of nature protection within the climate debate was almost universally recognised.
Nature Conservancy of Canada will protect Île Ronde habitat for birds and vulnerable turtle species.
Tropical forests are converted at an alarming rate through deforestation, but also have the potential to regrow naturally on abandoned lands. Studies published recently show that regrowing tropical forests recover surprisingly fast and identify the best types of trees for aiding in this action.
Turkey is eyeing a new action plan to preserve its biodiversity with a focus on endangered species across its rich flora and fauna with a government project launched in cooperation with the European Union, serving as the first step of a comprehensive plan.
Emblems of biodiversity, forests have become a symbol of the constant progression of human pressures on ecosystems. New expectations are emerging within society, contributing to growing tensions between actors in the forestry sector, in particular public and private managers, and the general public.
Australian Conservation Foundation report found that climate change was not mentioned for 178 out of 334 critically endangered species and habitats.
London mayor releases £600,000 funding to help create green rooftops and reintroduce lost species
The resolution proposed that the climate crisis could potentially threaten ‘global peace, security and stability’.
India on Monday voted against a draft resolution of the United Nations Security Council that attempted to "securitise" climate action and undermine the hard-won consensual agreements in Glasgow.
With the increasing climate risks and multiple challenges that we are facing today, moving towards stronger cooperation among island nations and regions with islands, which have a lot in common, is logical.
Whether developed by accelerators or research institutes, life sciences research and development infrastructure must be made available to entrepreneurs.
The Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, one of the country’s most ecologically and culturally significant waterways, is facing proposals of further agriculture and mining development, including irrigation and fracking.
New research shows that physics measurements of just a small portion of reef can be used to assess the health of an entire reef system. The findings may help scientists grasp how these important ecosystems will respond to a changing climate.
The heat dome over Canada’s Pacific Northwest that killed hundreds of humans and “cooked” one billion sea creatures; Europe’s catastrophic floods; and the worst wildfires in almost a decade could become our new normal.
The United States should immediately move to create a collection of strategic forest reserves in the Western U.S. to fight climate change and safeguard biodiversity, according to a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University ecologist.
Talking about who is responsible for climate change is a fraught debate – even more so when it comes to who ought to pay for the damage it causes.
In the centre of Australia, where the landscape is parched and temperatures can soar into the high 40s, water can be a precious commodity. But a "cutting edge" technology is being trialled in the Northern Territory, giving a glimpse of how water-dependent industries may one day be able to operat ...
The average size of a climate tech deal almost quadrupled to $96 million in the first half of 2021, up from $27 million one year prior, PwC said.
President Joe Biden’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is moving to weaken or end Endangered Species Act protections for several species threatened by the climate crisis, including whooping cranes and Key deer.
While world leaders congregated in Glasgow to thrash out climate talks and debate the future of our planet, it was a piece of art out with the SEC campus which held the most poignant message for me: food waste is a bigger contributor to climate change than plastic.
Wilder winds are altering currents. The sea is releasing carbon dioxide. Ice is melting from below.
The world’s mountains have long attracted visitors for their scenic beauty, sports opportunities and rich cultural heritage. And for many rural mountain communities, tourism is a lifeline. It can increase household incomes, enhance job opportunities and revitalise local traditions.
Surprising discovery shows scale of plastic pollution and reveals enzymes that could boost recycling
The ice shelf was cracking up. Surveys showed warm ocean water eroding its underbelly. Satellite imagery revealed long, parallel fissures in the frozen expanse, like scratches from some clawed monster. One fracture grew so big, so fast, scientists took to calling it “the dagger.”
A large group of members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a draft ministerial statement on trade and sustainability on 15 December. The text is the result of the Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions (TESSD), where 53 WTO members said they planned “to collabor ...
Just as the world is undergoing a climate crisis, an equally critical but less discussed disaster is also unfolding: that of the world’s disappearing biodiversity. The astounding array of life on Earth underpins virtually everything in our lives, from the food we eat to the air we breathe.
Mongabay published a four-part series on the peatlands of the Congo Basin. Only in 2017 did a team of Congolese and British scientists discover that a sprawling wetland known as the Cuvette Centrale spanning the border between the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) actu ...
In South and Central America, an especially high number of biodiverse areas are in jeopardy. Tropical rainforests are being cleared so that the land can be used for livestock grazing and planting soybeans. To compensate for these losses, other areas need to be placed under protection. The United ...
Our oceans are under pressure like never before, with over 60% struggling from the increasing impact of fishing, coastal activities and climate change. The harsh truth is that as we move towards 2022 only 3% of oceans are totally free from the pressure of human activity.
Instead of allowing the people to build houses in the forest areas, they can be leased under the leasehold policy.
An album made up entirely of the tweets and squawks of endangered Australian birds has debuted in the top five of the country's Aria music charts.
Bad news tends to get top billing — and it’s no different for environmental news, which at times this year was downright depressing. Yet it wasn’t all gloom and doom. In fact, 2021 saw a series of major wins for the climate, for wildlife and for habitats around the world — yet you’d be forgiven ...
The European Commission’s communication on sustainable carbon cycles promising a new source of revenue for farmers received a lukewarm response from the farming sector on Wednesday (15 December) while NGOs blasted it for letting real polluters off the hook.
Researchers call for the creation of strategic forest reserves in the western United States.
Called a natural asset company, or NAC, the vehicle will allow for the formation of specialized corporations “that hold the rights to the ecosystem services produced on a given chunk of land, services like carbon sequestration or clean water.”
Latest edition of one of world’s largest and longest nature surveys counts 95,306 birds, third lowest tally in almost four decades of tracking
Amid the bleakness of 2020, scientists in Brazil concluded a particularly grim conservation study - attempting to count the animals killed by huge wildfires in the Pantanal wetlands.
The government on Thursday in Lok Sabha introduced the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 which seeks to facilitate fast-tracking of research, encourage the Indian system of medicine, and decriminalize certain provisions for use of traditional knowledge of such resources including seeds ...
Several European supermarket chains are dropping Brazilian beef products linked to destruction of the Amazon rainforest and tropical wetland, the US activist group Mighty Earth said Thursday.
Researchers named the subterranean animal Eumillipes persephone after the Greek goddess of the underworld
Permits for UK and EU vessels will hinder efforts to protect marine life and may break habitats directive, conservation group warns