In the Niger Delta’s coastal communities, oil pollution of the marine environment has depleted the fishing and water resources that people have traditionally depended on for their livelihoods.
A report from Stony Brook University. Governments must provide larger spatial protections in the Greater Caribbean for threatened, highly migratory species such as sharks, is the call from a diverse group of marine scientists including Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) PhD Candidate, Oliver Shipley, and led by the conservation NGO Beneath […]
“A new United Nations report highlighting the devastating impact of humans on the natural world should serve as an urgent ‘wake-up call’ to policymakers in the Cayman Islands and across the globe, according to a host of environmental officials, researchers and non-profits.” James Whittaker reports for the Cayman Compass, writing about the most threatened animals […]
A report by Gemma Handy for the BBC. From a staple food to its use as a musical instrument, few things epitomise the culture of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) like the queen conch. And, for tourists, pulling up to a beachside restaurant to sample the freshly caught marine snail is a bucket list feature, […]
Originally posted on Great Lakes Pelican: With a 9-foot wingspan, American White Pelicans are one of the largest birds in North America. In recent years, the appearance of these massive birds is a more-or-less regular thing in northwest Ohio. But that wasn’t always the case. Before the 1950s, American White Pelicans populated the Great Lakes…
By Safiya Hassan, GLOBUS Correspondent Fishing has quickly become one of Africa’s fastest growing industries, with fisheries found to contribute $24 billion directly to the continent’s economy, accounting for 1.1% of total African GDP. The growth in demand is thought to be spearheaded by China’s trade expansion, in its quest to feed its ever-growing population. However, this has […]
[Note for TomDispatch Readers:On Friday, September 20th, three days before a U.N. climate summit, there will be school strikes across the U.S. of the sort launched by the young Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg. Adults have been urged to offer their support. This aging adult will certainly be at theNew York versionof such events, including a rally to be addressed by Thunberg herself. I urge otherTomDispatchreaders to think about doing the same. Tom]
On the Precipice
The Collective Asteroid of Human History
Worlds end. Every day. We all die sooner or later. When you get tomy age, it’s a subject that can’t help but be on your mind.
What’s unusual is this: it’s not just increasingly ancient folks like me who should be thinking such thoughts anymore. After all, worlds of a far larger…
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Scientists reveal 1 million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report Jonathan Watts Global environment editor @jonathanwatts Mon 6 May 2019 Forest clearance in Indonesia. Scientists have warned of the impact of deforestation on animals. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Greenpeace Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support […]
Ban Ki-moon, Kong Saharat, Li Bingbing and Gisele Bündchen among those aiming to spur action to protect endangered species (UNEP Press release) Nairobi: 25 May 2016 – The United Nations, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, today launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to […]
Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing: (https://pixabay.com) “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or…