When the loss of species rapidly outpaces the formation of new species, this balance can be tipped enough to elicit what are known as “mass extinction” events.
Browsing: Plant Life
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil exists to reassure consumers that the products they buy don’t contribute to rainforest destruction and human rights abuses, but a new report reveals that these are empty promises.
There is no way to avoid the conclusion that dealing with climate change requires massive reforestation, and therefore considerable restrictions on — if not the elimination of — livestock agriculture.
What humans do need to do is to grasp the concept that life on Earth is interconnected, and that to mess with one part of it is to mess with it all.
Plant-based milks are better for animals and our planet, and dairy revenue is plummeting because people know it. This Thursday, celebrate the worldwide switch from dairy to dairy alternatives.
In the Philippines, rufous-headed hornbills have been driven to the brink of extinction by hunting and deforestation. But thanks to a new project, they are celebrated among local people, and have kicked off a movement to restore the area’s forests.
Fireflies light up our nights — and our imaginations. But human actions like spraying toxic pesticides are putting them and other critical bugs in danger. We need solutions that match the severity of the global extinction problem.
A pro-hunting stance is frequently composed both of colonial attitudes and misunderstandings about the ecological impact of hunting.
This guide covers some of the 100 species of birds that can be spotted in the different habitats throughout New Forest National Park, perfect for causal bird spotters and avian enthusiasts.
Even though such confinements (‘sanctuaries’) currently offer a solution better than death in a slaughterhouse or via euthanasia, they are far from being close to an ideal solution.
With the biodiversity crisis quite possibly surpassing climate change as the greatest threat to humanity, we explore why many do not seem to realize the urgency, and reveal why this year is the crucial time for a plan ‘B’.