biodiversity

Billions of Humans Depend on 50,000 Wild Species for Food, Fuel and Income, New Report Finds

Billions of Humans Depend on 50,000 Wild Species for Food, Fuel and Income, New Report Finds

Protecting biodiversity isn’t just important for its own sake; it’s essential for human wellbeing too. A new report from the The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – which is often described as the “IPCC for biodiversity” – found that billions of people depend on 50,000 wild species for food, medicine, fuel […]

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    8 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Rainforest in 2022

    8 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Rainforest in 2022

    One-third of the original tropical rainforest is gone. One-third of the original tropical rainforest is degraded. One-third of the original tropical rainforest is still intact. Those were the startling findings from the first-of-its-kind State of the Tropical Rainforest report published in 2020.1 Aside from all of the species and animals being harmed by deforestation, tropical […]

    5 Queer Recreationalists Making the Outdoors More Equitable

    5 Queer Recreationalists Making the Outdoors More Equitable

    Outdoor recreation and the outdoor community have historically been portrayed as predominantly white, male spaces, in my experience, with little attention given to the contributions of queer recreationalists and outdoor advocates. Here are a few of the many queer environmentalists fighting for representation and access to the outdoors for all.   Pattie Gonia (they/he/she)  Wyn Wiley […]

    Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds

    Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds

    When you think of the New York Harbor, you might imagine boats, skyscrapers, a noisy traffic on the nearby streets of NYC. What you may not expect to find are dolphins. But according to a newly released study from Wildlife Conservation Society, the New York Harbor is a popular feeding ground for bottlenose dolphins from […]

    Hudson Canyon Proposed as Next National Marine Sanctuary

    Hudson Canyon Proposed as Next National Marine Sanctuary

    President Biden has announced interest in designating the Hudson Canyon, located from the New York/New Jersey Harbor and stretching 400 nautical miles out to the ocean, as the next national marine sanctuary. The Hudson Canyon is the largest underwater canyon in the U.S. side of the Atlantic Ocean, reaching about 2 miles deep and over […]

    World’s Oldest Tree May Be Growing in Chile

    World’s Oldest Tree May Be Growing in Chile

    What is the oldest tree in the world? Up until recently, the record-holder was the “Methuselah” bristlecone pine in California’s White Mountains, which has been dated as 4,852 years old, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. However, a contender from another hemisphere is coming for its crown: an alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides) in Chile known […]