On King George Island in Antarctica, the thunderous sound of ice sliding off the Fourcade Glacier and crashing into the icy water bordering Argentina’s Carlini research base serves as a daily reminder of a warming climate.
This year is expected to be even worse for endangered species, including Vaquita, giraffes and cheetahs.
The level of the oceans could rise several meters in the next few years, according to some scientists, after they discovered that the temperatures of the oceans were similar to those of the last period of the warming.
Last year was officially the Earth’s warmest since record-keeping began in the 1880s, the World Meteorological Organization announced recently.
Significant melting of Arctic sea ice is linked to changing global weather patterns, but climate scientists still have a lot of unanswered questions.
Recent statistics are painting a dire picture of the future of barren-ground caribou in Canada. Once found across the Canadian Arctic in impressive numbers, caribou herds are today in a perilous situation.
The nation’s 56 million Latinos are especially vulnerable to the health threats posed by climate change because of where they live, work and lack access to health care, a report released recently by the Natural Resources Defense Council said.
Mexican farmers can make higher profits than most other crops so are thinning out pine forests to plant young avocado trees. The popularity of the avocado in the US and rising prices for the “superfood” are fuelling deforestation in central Mexico.
Ricardo Moreno, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama and director of the Yaguará Panamá Foundation, reported at the 20th Congress of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation held recently in Belize that the number of jaguar killings in Panama is on the rise. “We have evidence that cattle ranchers…
Invasive lionfish have become a scourge across the Caribbean and west Atlantic. On the Honduran island of Roatan, some are trying novel ways to beat them – including hand-feeding them to sharks.
Three NGOs, the Venezuelan Program for Education and Action in Human Rights-Provea, the Peace Lab, and the Working Group on Indigenous Issues at the Andes University, issued a statement blasting Nicolás Maduro’s government’s push to exploit mineral resources on ancestral lands in the Bolívar, Amazonas, and Delta Amacuro states.
Scientists studying Colombia’s rich biodiversity are among many celebrating the announcement of a permanent ceasefire between the Colombian government and FARC rebels. After decades of limited access to Colombia’s most biodiverse areas, researchers can finally explore and document the plants, animals and microorganisms that make Colombia the second most biodiverse country in the world.
According to the website mongabay.com they have obtained a new, high-resolution satellite image of Petroamazona’s suspected pipeline and drilling platforms in the famed Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) block. Obtained from Planet, the image was analyzed by the team at the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) just after Ecuador announced it had begun drilling in arguably the most biodiverse place on the planet.
New research shows that landowners in Brazil are clearing more forest than government measures suggest. In the satellite image above, black boxes and yellow dots indicate deforestation taking place in the blind spots of Brazil’s forest monitoring system.
A Peruvian environmental organization nursed the nine to health and returned them to the sea recently at the Palomino Islands, a few miles (kilometers) off the coast of Callao, the country’s main port.