The Chinese government says shark fin soup will be phased out at state banquets. They say this will take three years to implement. By that time, they may not need a law; there probably won’t be any sharks left.
McKibben argues, with biting sarcasm, that climate change is OBVIOUSLY a hoax; otherwise the people in the know (the government) would be DOING something about it. McKibben notes that Speaker of the House John Boehner says that the idea that carbon dioxide is “harmful to the environment is almost comical.”
As world leaders prepare for the Rio+20 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, a United Nations report says that despite over 500 internationally agreed goals and objectives, the world continues to pursue an entirely unsustainable path. The latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5) looks at 90 of the most critical, agreed goals and objectives, and concludes [...]
Bolivia’s Law of Mother Earth recognizes that all living things have certain legal rights, and that the natural world has equal status to human beings.
What’s wrong with this country? While cities around the world are making plans to deal with climate change, cities in the United States are just sitting around like there’s no tomorrow. Which, at this rate, there won’t be.
The spring of 2012 is set to go down as the warmest in the U.S. since records began to be kept in 1895. The previous record was in the spring of 1910, and was boosted by especially high temperatures in the northern regions – the Dakotas, Oregon, Montana and parts of Minnesota. The graphic is [...]
Check out this remarkable map of records around the country since the year 2000 – courtesy of Climate Central. See where your own neck of the woods has hit a record.
This video from NASA shows how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1880.
How long might it take to recover from the Sixth Great Extinction that scientists tell us is now underway? The most well known extinction event was the one that brought an end to the reign of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. That was the Fifth Great Extinction.
A touching video of a giant leatherback turtle being rescued and returned to the ocean on the beaches of Grenada. Check out the work of the KIDO Ecological Research Station, which is working to preserve the land and ocean there. Leatherback turtles are the biggest and fastest turtles in the ocean. Right now, they can [...]