BBC News reports “Our planet is broken,” the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has warned. Humanity is waging what he describes as a “suicidal” war on the natural world. “Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury,” he told a BBC special event on the environment. Mr […]Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings
“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 North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass., on March 28, 2018. File photo by The Associated Press/Michael Dwyer Further measures are coming to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale in Canadian waters, federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan told a meeting on […]
New marine fuels introduced at the start of January could lead to an increase of the shipping sector’s climate impacts Arctic shipping is forecast to grow as melting ice opens up new sea routes. (Photo: Fiona Paton/Flickr) The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is under pressure to regulate new shipping fuels introduced this month which may be […]
It’s already being called the worst oil spill in Brazil’s history, and no one knows where the oil is coming from or how to stop it.
View article in its entirety at DeSmog.— Author: Justin Mikulka On October 23, New York Attorney General Letitia James, joined by attorneys general from Maryland, New Jersey, and California, sent a letter of support to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) over a Washington state law that would limit the volatility of oil transported by train through the state.That oil originates in […]
Attribution: The U.S. Interstate Highway System is the largest infrastructure project in the world to this day, costing $499 billion in 2016 dollars, and taking 35 years to complete. This will be bigger.It’s Here! Green New Deal Calls for National High Speed Rail! The Green New Deal published back on February 7 supports the $2 trillion infrastructure […]