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The Guardian changes the way it will talk about climate change

The Guardian changes the way it will talk about climate change

From today, the Guardian is updating the language we use when we report on the environment: https://t.co/UJtqEjQ1Kd — Katharine Viner (@KathViner) May 17, 2019 Last Friday, British daily newspaper the Guardian updated its style guide and is now recommending to its writers that they use “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” instead of “climate change” and […]

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Two-Thirds of World’s Longest Rivers Don’t Flow Freely Anymore

Two-Thirds of World’s Longest Rivers Don’t Flow Freely Anymore

by Yoel Fessahaye  The largest-ever study on global hydrology has discovered that only 37% of the longest rivers (longer than 600 miles) remain free-flowing and 23% flow uninterrupted to the ocean. As National Geographic explains, rivers are the lifeblood of our planet — they provide food and water for hundreds of millions of people, deliver […]

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One funny thing: are Homo sapiens worth saving?

One funny thing: are Homo sapiens worth saving?


Jimmy Kimmel has done a great job addressing the UN biodiversity report this week and this latest video is cracking us up/making us facepalm. Check out as he asks random citizens if Homo sapiens (aka humans) are worth saving.

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Tweet of the Week: Eric Holthaus on the courage to take action

Tweet of the Week: Eric Holthaus on the courage to take action

We need to move past the “we’re screwed” narrative on climate change and ecosystem collapse. Fast. A dead world is not our destiny. Yes, the odds are against us as long as we stay on our current path. But we can and must radically change that path. We can do this, and we will. — […]

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After the UN Extinction Report — Now What?

After the UN Extinction Report — Now What?

The United Nations report on the extinction crisis that came out on Monday made a relatively big splash. ICYMI, a group of scientists called the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), determined that biodiversity is declining at the fastest rate in human history, and only “transformational changes” to the way society operates can save the planet from ruin. 

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Whale Watching On the Rise in Japan and Iceland

Whale Watching On the Rise in Japan and Iceland

Whale watching is one of the fastest growing tourist activities in Japan, which is a marked shift in the way the Japanese people think of whales — as something to observe in the water rather than on a dinner plate.  The International Fund for Animal Welfare (ifaw), has been keeping track and found that from 2008-2015, the last year for which ifaw had statistics, the number of whale watchers in Japan each year increased by more than 40,000, and most of these tourists are from Japan rather than foreigners who are visiting. 

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