Extinction crisis: ′The window of opportunity is closing′

Stopping mass species extinction is possible if the world pulls together, says leading ecologist Gerardo Ceballos in an interview with DW.
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Penguin died on Brazilian beach after swallowing N95 face mask: Biologists

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Jasper National Park says one caribou herd gone, two others on the brink of local extinction

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A ‘crossroads’ for humanity: Earth’s biodiversity is still collapsing

Countries have made insufficient progress on international goals designed to halt a catastrophic slide, a new report found.

The world missed a critical deadline to safeguard biodiversity, UN report says

A decade ago, United Nations members crafted an agreement to curb the loss of biodiversity. We’ve failed miserably, but all hope is not lost.

500 years of species loss: Humans drive defaunation across Neotropics

A new study provides an in-depth look at the detrimental impacts of human activities on wildlife in the Neotropical region of the Americas.


Jeff Goodell: California wildfires and the coming climate grief

Jeff Goodell writes about his home state of California, what has already been lost in the wildfires, and how much worse it could get.


Biologists warn ‘extinction denial’ is the latest anti-science conspiracy theory

There's a growing refusal by some groups to acknowledge the ongoing global extinction crisis being driven by human actions, conservation scientists say.


Infrastructure projects in the tropics threaten forests and community rights, study finds

Large-scale infrastructure investments in Latin American countries threaten efforts to protect tropical forests and mitigate climate change, according to a new analysis published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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