Scientists meeting in Colombia report on how animals and plants are doing in four regions—the Americas, Europe and Central Asia, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Their conclusion: Not well.
Research indicates that if such a remedial action worked and then was stopped, global warming would resume at up to 10 times the speed.
Commercial fishers dread the possibility of navigating among marine turbines, as well as possible environmental effects and restrictions on their way of life.
Scientists call for urgent protection of ecologically valuable roadless areas.
Scientists find that impacts of population growth on the planet’s biodiversity aren’t generally as bad as has been feared -- but are intensifying rapidly in species-rich areas.Scientists find that impacts of population growth on the planet’s biodiversity aren’t generally as bad as has been feared—but are intensifying rapidly in species-rich areas.
Degraded tropical forests throughout the world could be effectively restored by using a simple and inexpensive technique to speed up natural regeneration.
Analysis of millions of records by thousands of scientists across the world shows that human impacts have helped push the planet’s vital biodiversity into the danger zone.
A new study shows that political will is all that is needed to stop the chainsaws and bulldozers that are destroying tropical forests and contributing to global warming.
Field scientists warn that damage being done to the Amazon rain forest indicates that most of the world’s 40,000 tropical tree species now qualify as being at risk.
New scientific reports highlight yet again the threats that climate change and rising temperatures are posing for many species.