Environment

Little to celebrate after 50 years of activism : Greenpeace chief

Half a century after a small group of radicals created Greenpeace, the head of the environmental organisation warned that it still has far to...

Testing times : Borneo orangutans get Covid swabs

Dozens of critically endangered orangutans in Malaysia have been tested for the coronavirus, with vets in protective suits undertaking the tricky...

Death stalks Colombian defenders of nature

As the sound of gunfire erupts near her office, Celia Umenza takes the briefest of pauses from discussing her battle against farming expansion...

Another deadly year for LatAm environment defenders

A record 227 people were killed worldwide in 2020 for their defense of nature -- more than four a week on average, and almost three-quarters...

Nature congress calls for protecting 30% of Earth, 80% of Amazon

The world's most influential conservation congress passed resolutions Friday calling for 80 percent of the Amazon and 30 percent of Earth's surface...

Funding needed to tackle life-shortening air pollution : report

Even as air pollution shaves years off life expectancy, fossil fuel projects get more funding than clean air initiatives, a global report said...

Climate action cannot wait for pandemic to end, medical journals warn

Global warming is already affecting people's health so much that emergency action on climate change cannot be put on hold while the world deals...

New project to track endangered species coming back from brink

After decades of recording alarming declines in animals and plants, conservation experts have taken a more proactive approach, with a new "Green...

Komodo dragon, 2-in-5 shark species lurch towards extinction

Trapped on island habitats made smaller by rising seas, Indonesia's Komodo dragons were listed as "endangered" on Saturday, in an update of the...

Wildlife on a glidepath to ‘mass extinction’ : Red List chief

Nearly 30 percent of the 138,374 species assessed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List are at risk of extinction,...

Komodo dragon, 2-in-5 shark species lurch towards extinction

Trapped on island habitats made smaller by rising seas, Indonesia's Komodo dragons were listed as "endangered" on Saturday, in an update of the...

Extinction threat : world conservation meeting to show species in peril

The perilous state of the planet's wildlife will be laid bare when the largest organisation for the protection of nature meets on Friday hoping...

Floating Dutch cow farm aims to curb climate impact

Among the cranes and containers of the port of Rotterdam is a surreal sight: a herd of cows peacefully feeding on board what calls itself the...

August Amazon fires remain near highs under Bolsonaro

The number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon as the burning season opened in August fell slightly from 2020, but remained close to the near-decade...

Price tag on the planet? Helping business value nature

From agriculture to housing to transportation, economic growth has historically depended on burning through finite natural resources and rearranging...

New law stokes tension in Nigeria’s blighted oil delta

Nigerian farmer Nwale Nchimaonwi celebrated when he learnt that an oil law to overhaul the industry and improve the plight of communities living...

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