species extinction

the health of ocean ecosystems is an important weapon in the fight against climate change

How can the biodiversity and climate crises be tackled together

A series of major meetings are pushing the governments of the world to address both crises as one. Experts hope they could lead to a major shift in the way we think about tackling climate change.

global warming must stay below 2C to save coral reefs, the un’s intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services says

UN environment warning: 10 key points and what Australia must do

A devastating new UN report shows the planet is in serious danger from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems. Here we look at 10 of the key points from the report – and their relevance for Australia.

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Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken.

students protest in adelaide

Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn

The world’s leading scientists will warn the planet’s life-support systems are approaching a danger zone for humanity when they release the results of the most comprehensive study of life on Earth ever undertaken.

mount alexandra lookout with a view of the daintree river mouth in north queensland

Climate change damage to Queensland’s world heritage rainforest ‘as bad as Great Barrier Reef’

The wet tropics world heritage area in north Queensland has been damaged by climate change in a manner “equivalent” to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, the area’s management authority has said.

donald trump: described by the executive director of the sierra club as ‘the worst president for the environment our nation

Trump issues Earth Day message without mentioning climate change

Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of a “strong market economy”.

international monetary fund chief christine lagarde greets sir david attenborough

Global warming could create ‘greater migratory pressure from Africa’

Europe can expect even greater migratory pressure from Africa unless action is taken to prevent global warming, Sir David Attenborough has said in a strongly worded warning to policymakers that time is running out to save the natural world from extinction.

gentoo penguins in the antarctic

Campaign to save oceans maps out global network of sanctuaries

The study, ahead of a historic vote at the UN, sets out the first detailed plan of how countries can protect over a third of the world’s oceans by 2030, a target scientists and policy makers say is crucial in order to safeguard marine ecosystems and help mitigate the impacts of a rapidly heating world.

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