Unprecedented Portrait of Global Greenhouse Gases in Atmosphere
HIPPO – HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations – is the name of an unprecedented three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to Antarctica which has provided scientists with a first of its kind portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere.
Life on Australian Continental Shelf Mapped
A three year research program brought together five Australian research agencies to combine their skills and resources to map all life on Australia’s continental shelf.
Saving Yasuni Forest, "Megadiversity" Hotspot, Faces Funding Challenge
Yasuni National Park, located 250 km inland along the Eastern most border of Ecuador, is a world record holder in biodiversity richness: The roughly 10,000 km² forest is home to … [Read full article]
4 Himalayan Nations Working on Climate Change Adaptation Plans
Originally posted on WWF. Thimphu, Bhutan: Governments of four Eastern Himalayan states announced plans today that will lead to the development of a unified climate change adaptation plan for the … [Read full article]
Ocean Health Data May Be Flawed – New Analysis Sparks Debate
A recent analysis of catch data calls into question the accuracy of previous surveys of marine ecosystem health. Without accurate data, environmental policy makers may be unable to determine if … [Read full article]
What Causes Mass Extinctions
Humanity has moved about in such a way, disrupting many fragile ecosystems the world over, and introduced new and often harmful species into these environments, to a point that mass … [Read full article]
Has the ‘Human Epoch’ Begun and is a Mass Extinction Near?
As we near 2011, I know I must try to prepare myself for 2012, and the (next) wave of apocalyptic doom-saying that, according to the ‘fin-de-cyclists’, was predicted by the … [Read full article]
Our Oceans are Seeing Red
Our oceans, or more accurately, the creatures in our oceans, are in big trouble. Here’s some depressing news from Blue Planet Society: Our marine ecosystem is under threat like never … [Read full article]
1/5 of Animals Facing Extinction: Mass Extinction is Here
A massive report published last week by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in the international journal Science shows us exactly how bad we are doing as stewards … [Read full article]
Island Nation to Create Massive Marine Mammal Sanctuary
In a rare win for protecting the beautiful creatures of the sea and biodiversity as a whole, the small Island nation of Palau is acting big. Yale Environment 360 reports: … [Read full article]
U.S. and Andorra Only Two Countries Not at Convention of Biodiversity
The 2010 Convention of Biodiversity (CBD) was held in Nagoya, Japan last week. The atmosphere must not have been very pleasant, considering that most 2010 targets were not met. Nonetheless, representatives … [Read full article]
WWF Living Planet Report Released [VIDEO & INTERACTIVE MAP]
The World Wildlife Fund has released its eighth “Living Planet” report based on figures from 2007, the last year for which figures are available. In short, we need a second … [Read full article]