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Weak Protections Fuel Surge in Wildlife Trafficking by Air Across Latin America

Weak Protections Fuel Surge in Wildlife Trafficking by Air Across Latin America

By Aldem Bourscheit Brazilian authorities point to Russian biologist Kyrill Kravchenko as an international wildlife trafficker. They had been monitoring him since 2017, after he was arrested in the Netherlands with rare wildlife from Brazil in his possession. In mid-January this year, as he tried to board a plane to Russia at São Paulo’s international […]

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    On Climate Crisis and COVID-19, G7 Is Judged a ‘Colossal Failure’

    On Climate Crisis and COVID-19, G7 Is Judged a ‘Colossal Failure’

    By Jon Queally Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage and howls of disappointment Sunday after the G7 leaders who spent the weekend at a summit in Cornwall, England issued a final communique that critics said represents an extreme abdication of responsibility in the face of the world’s most pressing and […]

    In New Film, Greta Thunberg Connects the Dots Between Animal Exploitation, Climate Crisis, Pandemics

    In New Film, Greta Thunberg Connects the Dots Between Animal Exploitation, Climate Crisis, Pandemics

    By Julia Conley A new short film featuring climate action leader Greta Thunberg highlights the connections between the climate crisis, ecological emergency, and the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other public health crises that are likely to arise from humans’ exploitation of animals — and explains how communities and policymakers can repair people’s relationship to […]

    Coronavirus and the Climate Crisis Are Making the Opera More Sustainable

    Coronavirus and the Climate Crisis Are Making the Opera More Sustainable

    Coronavirus and the climate crisis are inspiring change at some of the most traditional venues in the world: opera houses. Iconic venues around the world have taken advantage of pandemic shutdowns to boost already-existing sustainability efforts and to create new environmental awareness. Their motivation, many observers say, is the planet and how everyone must do […]

    How Did the Pandemic Affect Ocean Conservation?

    How Did the Pandemic Affect Ocean Conservation?

    By David Shiffman As we enter what’s hopefully the home stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to take stock of how it affected every aspect of our world, to consider what happened, what could be done different to avoid those problems in the future, and what’s next. That might mean confronting some of our […]

    New Report Warns Climate Change Will Accelerate Global Instability

    New Report Warns Climate Change Will Accelerate Global Instability

    Climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, and growing inequality will exacerbate global volatility over the coming decades, a report by top U.S. intelligence officials released Thursday warns. The Global Trends report, released every four years by the National Intelligence Council, predicted the impacts of climate change – rising temperatures, intensifying extreme weather and droughts that increase […]