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 […]

via Amazon Rainforest Destruction — Think Sustainability

Advertisements

Palm oil production is often vilified. Almost all of us have seen the Greenpeace video, ‘there’s a Rang-tan in my bedroom’ (I’ve included a link below if you haven’t) that shows us the impact that palm oil plantations are having on a lot of the rainforest in Malaysia and Indonesia, pushing animals like the Orangutan […]

via Palm Oil: Can it be Sustainable? — Think Sustainability

ScienceDaily reports Researchers have shown for the first time the detrimental effect of wildfires on moths and the ecological benefits they provide by transporting pollen, making interacting plant and insect communities more vulnerable to local extinctions. Read story at Wildfires disrupt important pollination processes by moths and increase extinction risks — ScienceDaily

via Wildfires disrupt important pollination processes by moths and increase extinction risks  — Natural History Wanderings

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 […]

via University of Minnesota: Zimbabwe Food Production Declining Because Climate Change —