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    Up to 40% of the World’s Land Is Degraded by Humans, UN Report Warns

    Up to 40% of the World’s Land Is Degraded by Humans, UN Report Warns

    Human activity has degraded as much as 40 percent of the world’s land, impacting half of the people on Earth and putting about half of global gross domestic product at risk. That’s the stark finding of the Global Land Outlook 2, a new report from the UN’s Council to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). With more than […]

    Twitter to Ban Climate Denying Ads

    Twitter to Ban Climate Denying Ads

    Social media platform Twitter is taking a stand against climate denial. The company announced on Earth Day that it would ban all advertisements that “contradict the scientific consensus on climate change.”  “We believe that climate denialism shouldn’t be monetized on Twitter, and that misrepresentative ads shouldn’t detract from important conversations about the climate crisis,” Twitter […]

    UN Declares David Attenborough a ‘Champion of the Earth’

    UN Declares David Attenborough a ‘Champion of the Earth’

    Sir David Attenborough is a beloved broadcaster who has spent more than half a century bringing the wonders of the natural world into the homes and hearts of viewers. To celebrate his 70-year career, the UN Environment Programme awarded the 95-year-old with its Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award, the UN’s highest environmental honor.  […]

    Colorado River Tops List of Ten ‘Most Endangered’ Rivers in U.S.

    Colorado River Tops List of Ten ‘Most Endangered’ Rivers in U.S.

    Water is the lifeblood of existence and rivers are the veins that carry it, connecting organisms, minerals and species across the globe. Rivers provide habitat, help drain rainwater, replenish groundwater, instill in us a feeling of ancient connectedness to our planet and are the source of drinking water for two-thirds of U.S. residents. American Rivers, […]