Higher prices for gold wreaking havoc in the... →
Unprecedented prices for gold have led to another gold rush in Peru. Much like elsewhere in South America, mining for gold is destroying the Amazon, arguably planet Earth’s most diverse ecosystem.
75 % of World's Coral Reefs Threatened! →
Very interesting report on the risks to coral reefs and the consequences to nations economically dependent on them. Left unchecked experts believe nearly ALL reefs will be threatened by 2050!! “75 percent of the world’s coral reefs are currently threatened by local and global pressures. For the first time, the analysis includes threats from climate change, including warming seas and rising...
The ecological pyramid turned "upside down" ?... →
657 New Islands Discovered Worldwide!! →
Have you heard the latest Humpback Whale tune?... →
Scientists have discovered that specific songs are spreading from one whale population to another!
Conservation Never Tasted So Good! Sustainable... →
Amazing! Bolivia enshrines natural world's rights... →
Some of the rights are: the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered.
Penguins suffer as Antarctic krill declines →
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography report that “rising temperatures and decreases in sea-ice are altering the physical conditions required to sustain large krill populations.” This combined with increased competition for the shrimp-like creatures has led to a decline in penguin populations.
The People Who Clean the World's Tallest Mountain →
Ana Sherpa, who has climbed Mount Everest 20 times, has just embarked on a 21st expedition… to clean up the trash!
Overfishing 101: How Ocean Fish Populations are... →
Another installment of Overfishing 101. Explains why Americans should care about how fish are managed.
Let's take care of our Oceans, they take care of... →
National Geographic Fellow Enric Sala comments on a new study, released today, which shows that 75 percent of the world’s coral reefs are threatened by human overpopulation. The proximity of the corals to human settlements means their fish populations are being depleted. The impact of humanity reduces the biodiversity of reef fishes, which in turn has a negative impact on the many services the...
Interesting series to follow; Interviews with... →
U.S. Rule Aimed at Letting Big Tuna Off the Hook →
Federal fisheries officials, have issued a new rule requiring commercial fishing boats deploying long lines of fish hooks in the Gulf of Mexico to use “weak hooks” that hold smaller, abundant species like yellowfin tuna but, in theory, will allow depleted Atlantic bluefin tuna and other rare large species to escape.