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Scientists Call for Cheetahs to Be Listed as Endangered

Scientists Call for Cheetahs to Be Listed as Endangered

A year ago, scientists reported that cheetahs had disappeared from across 91 percent of their historic range. The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), the researchers recommended in their study, should be up-listed from Vulnerable to Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Doing this could afford the imperiled species greater attention and support, they said. […]

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    DiCaprio’s Before the Flood: Powerful, Yet Misses on Soils and the Carbon Cycle

    DiCaprio’s Before the Flood: Powerful, Yet Misses on Soils and the Carbon Cycle

    The new Leonardo DiCaprio documentary Before the Flood can now be seen on National Geographic. The actor is a longtime advocate of environmental causes, and his film is surely helping to increase awareness of global warming and the challenges we face with climate chaos. In it, DiCaprio journeys from the remote melting regions of Greenland […]

    Exclusive Clip: DiCaprio’s Climate Doc Exposes Destruction of Rainforest for Palm Oil as Huge Driver of Global Carbon Emissions

    Exclusive Clip: DiCaprio’s Climate Doc Exposes Destruction of Rainforest for Palm Oil as Huge Driver of Global Carbon Emissions

    A new documentary produced and starring actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio premieres in Los Angeles today and will be broadcast globally in 45 languages in 171 countries on the National Geographic Channel starting Oct. 30, timed to air in advance of the November elections. The film highlights the critical role forest destruction plays in driving […]

    Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Doc Online for Free

    Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Doc Online for Free

    By now, you have probably heard that Leonardo DiCaprio has a new documentary about climate change. So how can you watch it? The Fisher Stevens-directed documentary will make its television debut on National Geographic’s channel in 171 countries and 45 languages on Sunday, Oct. 30. Additionally, in an unprecedented move, National Geographic also announced today […]

    This Sunday David Letterman Returns to TV

    This Sunday David Letterman Returns to TV

    David Letterman is taking a break from retirement and is returning to TV to lend his voice to the important issues of climate change. Letterman will lend his wry humor and interview skills to National Geographic Channel’s Emmy-winning climate change documentary-series Years of Living Dangerously Sunday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. ET. It will be […]

    Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Documentary a ‘Rousing Call to Action’

    Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Documentary a ‘Rousing Call to Action’

    Leonardo DiCaprio may be the star of his latest documentary, Before the Flood, but something much bigger takes center stage: Earth. The Oscar-winning actor and longtime environmental advocate celebrated the world premiere of his climate change documentary on Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). “Looking forward to sharing this documentary with everyone as […]

    The Toxic Legacy of Waste Injection Wells

    The Toxic Legacy of Waste Injection Wells

    DeSmog Canada By Elizabeth Hand Early scientific analysis predicted that the risks associated with hazardous waste injection wells would be negligible. Unfortunately, experience has indicated that disposing of hazardous waste deep underground has been linked to water contamination, destroyed ecosystems, toxic leaks and earthquakes. Now we are learning that there is a difference between scientific […]