Scientists call for urgent protection of ecologically valuable roadless areas.
Changes in the Gulf Stream current are raising sea temperatures off the New England coast and seriously depleting the cod so valuable to the fishing industry.
Major oil company Royal Dutch Shell wants to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer. In the long term, that could spell doom for one of the last great relatively untouched oceanic environments on the planet.
Managing moorlands so that more birds can be reared for lucrative shooting parties is adding to climate change by destroying layers of peat and releasing large quantities of stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The first ever analysis of the rate of population loss among frogs, toads, salamanders and newts found a general decline of 3.7 percent per year from 2002 to 2011, while "red-listed" species disappeared at a rate of 11.6 percent annually, even in protected lands.
An international grouping of scientists has published a list of 100 species headed for imminent extinction. Blame human greed and the relentless destruction of habitat.