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Top 25 Most Endangered Primates: the Most Current List

Top 25 Most Endangered Primates: the Most Current List

By Mike Gaworecki Earlier this month, a new orangutan species discovered in Sumatra, Indonesia officially became the eighth great ape species known to exist on Earth—and, thanks to habitat destruction caused by the expansion of human development, it instantly became one of the most endangered great apes on the planet, too. There are believed to […]

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    Scientists Discover a New—and Endangered—Orangutan Species

    Scientists Discover a New—and Endangered—Orangutan Species

    By Jason Bittel Scientists have discovered a new orangutan species in the mountainous forests of northern Sumatra. Of course, the Tapanuli orangutan has been here for quite a while—but it’s new to us! “Discovering a new species of great ape in this day and age just shows how little we know about the world around […]

    National Forests, Endangered Species Under Attack as House Republicans Pass Reckless Logging Bill

    National Forests, Endangered Species Under Attack as House Republicans Pass Reckless Logging Bill

    In a partisan vote, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that would devastate national forests by gutting endangered species protections and rubber-stamping huge logging projects. The final vote was 232 to 188. HR 2936, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), also limits public comment and environmental review under the National Environmental […]

    Better Land Use Can Achieve 30% of Carbon Cuts by 2030

    Better Land Use Can Achieve 30% of Carbon Cuts by 2030

    By Tim Radford Land use is often a forgotten priority, yet those of us who wish to contain global warming and avert catastrophic climate change have a natural ally: the land. As nations plan to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion, an international team of scientists has calculated just how much the […]

    Wildfires Rage Through Portugal and Spain, Kill at Least 39

    Wildfires Rage Through Portugal and Spain, Kill at Least 39

    Wildfires have killed at least 39 people in Spain and Portugal since Sunday. Hundreds of fires in both countries are being fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia in the north, currently barreling towards Ireland, and encouraged by extremely dry terrain from a scorching hot summer in the region. Sixty-four people died in a wildfire in […]

    Major East Coast Pipelines Approved by FERC Despite Strong Opposition

    Major East Coast Pipelines Approved by FERC Despite Strong Opposition

    Federal regulators approved plans for two controversial new natural gas pipelines along the East Coast Friday. In a divided 2-1 vote, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave the green light to the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipeline projects, which would carry shale gas through Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur, the […]

    How to Start a Regenerative Agriculture Movement in Your Community

    How to Start a Regenerative Agriculture Movement in Your Community

    By Regeneration International The most important, although as of yet little known, new paradigm shift and set of practices in the world today is regenerative agriculture, or rather regenerative food, farming and land use. Regeneration practices, scaled up globally on billions of acres of farmland, pasture, and forest, have the potential to not only mitigate, […]

    World Can Meet Growing Food Demands and Limit Warming to 1.5°C, Study Says

    World Can Meet Growing Food Demands and Limit Warming to 1.5°C, Study Says

    By Daisy Dunne Agriculture and food production is responsible for around 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Slashing the sector’s emissions is considered to be key to limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, which is the aspirational target of the Paris agreement. However, adopting negative emissions strategies, such as soil carbon management, […]