The latest update to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species was published Monday and, as you can imagine, it wasn't good news. The Red List, the global inventory of species, now identifies 22,413 species as threatened with extinction around the world.
Air quality charts, studies, and even fashion trends prove just how terrible pollution has been in China. Still, for many of its citizens, the issue just doesn't seem urgent enough. So, to make it plain and simple, one Beijing resident took photos of the
Andersen discovered that animal agriculture was the leading and often undisclosed source of resource degradation and pollution, accounting for a third of the earth's fresh water usage, most rain forest destruction and the ocean's growing dead zones.
Carbon dioxide emissions are invisible, but NASA has just made them all too real.The space agency has released a video of high-resolution imagery documenting carbon emissions released over an entire year. The result is what looks like the
High in the Peruvian Andes 8,000 alpacas died during a particularly harsh period of cold in the summer of 2004. For the herders who raise and shear these long-haired beasts for a living, it was a huge loss amounting to one fifth of all the alpacas living
Save the Earth by killing it? Sure. But only a little part of it. So goes the philosophy of young superstar Brazilian biologist Marcela Uliano da Silva, who wants to eradicate a foreign species encroaching on the Amazon River's shores: the golden mussel.