U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction MAY 06, 2019 An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on […]
Thirty-one Gray whales have mysteriously turned up dead on North American west coasts since January of this year. In the year 2000, 86 died in a similar manner. Scientists suspect starvation, as most were young whales and looked suspiciously undernourished.
The total estimated world population of gray whales is 27,000.
Scientists say they’ve found a mysterious type of killer whale that they’ve been searching for for years. It lives in parts of the ocean near Antarctica — and it could be the largest animal to have remained unidentified by biologists. The notion that there might be some unusual kind of killer whale emerged in 1955. […]
Today we are hearing reports that Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 2019 and resume commercial whaling. These reports are being greeted with some dismay but I wonder if they actually herald the beginning of the end of Japanese whaling. The reports suggest that the Japanese whaling fleet will stop hunting […]
by Dale Berning Sawa as published on The Guardian “From eel and sturgeon to pangolin and turtle, hundreds of species are threatened by human hunger or greed. Here are some of the most at risk…” A rare cape pangolin. Their scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Photograph: Alamy If there is a single dish […]
By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]
[John Vidal/HUFFPOST/15 de marzo del 2019] A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. […]