Experts warn refugees could number tens of millions in the next decade, and call for a new legal framework to protect the most vulnerable.
TERBOL, Lebanon — Ali Shehadeh, a seed hunter, opened the folders with the greatest of care. Inside each was a carefully dried and pressed seed pod: a sweet clover from Egypt, a wild wheat found only in northern Syria, an ancient variety of bread wheat. He had thousands of these folders stacked neatly in a windowless office, a precious herbarium, containing seeds foraged from across the hot, arid and increasingly inhospitable region known as the Fertile Crescent, the birthplace of farming.
Mass marine extinction may be inevitable. If humans go on burning fossil fuels under the notorious “business as usual” scenario, then by 2100 they will have added so much carbon to the world’s oceans that a sixth mass extinction of marine species will follow, inexorably.
Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction.
Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction
Supporters’ contributions to our podcast on population and climate change show exactly why we need to talk about this issue
Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
By keeping Americans focused on the climate benefits of gas vs. coal, industry seeks to delay a broader debate of the deficits of gas vs. renewables.
Study finds decreasing lead in topsoil coincides with reductions in children's blood levels, which suggests playing around the dirt may be an important source of the toxic for children