The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world. 10% of the world’s animal species are found in the South American rainforest and it is home to hundreds of Indigenous tribes, some of which have never been contacted. The rainforest spans 9 countries including Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. However, the […]

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‘Climate change’ is no longer serious enough to describe the climate disaster we’re heading towards. Terms like climate emergency and climate breakdown have been argued to better describe what we face… And it totally makes sense. There is now more CO2 parts per million (ppm) than there ever has been in all of human history […]

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California Native Plant Society (CNPS) News Release In the wake of May’s alarming United Nations (UN) report on global extinction, California’s new budget provides important funding to protect the state’s biological diversity against loss by extinction. With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature, the 2019-20 state budget allocates more than $18 million to advance biodiversity-focused projects like […]

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By Purity Rima Mbaabu. Originally published on The Conversation. Woody plant species have been deliberately introduced into many arid and semi-arid regions across the world as they can help combat desertification and provide resources – like fuelwood – to the rural poor. But some of these alien trees and shrubs have become invasive, having devastating effects on other species as […]

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University of Minnesota: Zimbabwe Food Production Declining Because Climate Change https://ift.tt/2Jz89Ze Guest essay by Eric Worrall Apparently the models can tease out the difference between armed thugs looting and destroying farms, and the impact of a very small shift in global temperature. Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies July 9, 2019 […]

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