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Just One-Third of the World’s Longest Rivers Remain Free-Flowing

Just One-Third of the World’s Longest Rivers Remain Free-Flowing

Only a little more than one-third of the world’s 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing, drastically reducing the diverse benefits that healthy rivers provide to people and nature everywhere, according to a new study by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and partners. A team of researchers from WWF, McGill University, and other institutions studied about 7.5 million […]

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    World’s Biggest Plastic Polluters Pledge to Cut Waste by 2025

    World’s Biggest Plastic Polluters Pledge to Cut Waste by 2025

    The biggest food, drink and consumer brands—including Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and H&M—joined a global campaign on Monday to tackle plastic waste. The “New Plastics Economy Global Commitment,” spearheaded by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was “cautiously welcomed” by some environmental groups, who say the initiative does […]

    It’s International Gibbon Day! Check Out These Magnificent Primates

    It’s International Gibbon Day! Check Out These Magnificent Primates

    October 24 marks International Gibbon Day, a global celebration of these adorable, singing and acrobatic primates. This day is also important because they are the most endangered of group of apes, according the World Wildlife Fund. There are 20 different species of gibbons and they are endemic to the tropical and subtropical rainforests of south […]

    Sharing Knowledge and Salmon Across the Bering Sea

    Sharing Knowledge and Salmon Across the Bering Sea

    By Amy McDermott At the height of the Alaskan summer, a troupe of students hiked up the middle of a shallow creek. Undergraduates and grads from the University of Washington, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Kamchatka State Technical University in eastern Russia carried handheld clickers to count the multitudes of salmon thrashing upstream to […]

    Wild Tiger Population Nearly Doubles in Nepal

    Wild Tiger Population Nearly Doubles in Nepal

    Thanks to dedicated conservation efforts, Nepal now has an estimated 235 wild tigers in the country, a nearly twofold increase from its baseline of 121 individuals in 2009, the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) announced Sunday on the occasion of Nepal’s National Conservation Day. The South Asian nation is now on track to become the first […]

    Online Ivory Trade Perpetuated by Yahoo Japan, Weak Legislation

    Online Ivory Trade Perpetuated by Yahoo Japan, Weak Legislation

    Yahoo Japan is the single biggest online platform for elephant ivory sales in Japan, according to a new TRAFFIC investigation, which recorded a staggering 4,414 ivory items plus 35 whole tusks for sale over a four-week period in June and July 2018. The latest findings were revealed Thursday in “System Error, Reboot Required: Review of […]

    Climate Summit Aims to ‘Take Ambition to the Next Level’

    Climate Summit Aims to ‘Take Ambition to the Next Level’

    Some of the world’s most prominent climate leaders will descend this week in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) hosted by California Gov. Jerry Brown. The Sept. 12 to 14 gathering will feature numerous seminars, notable speakers such as former vice president Al Gore and former secretary of state John Kerry, and […]

    New Caledonia Bans All Types of Extraction Surrounding Pristine Coral Reefs

    New Caledonia Bans All Types of Extraction Surrounding Pristine Coral Reefs

    The French overseas territory of New Caledonia announced Tuesday the highest possible levels of protection for some of the world’s last unspoiled coral reefs. All types of extraction, including commercial and industrial fishing, has been banned in the Chesterfield, Bellona, Entrecasteaux, Pétrie and Astrolabe coral ecosystems, according to a Tuesday press release from the World […]

    Wildfires Erupt in Greece, Killing Scores and Injuring More Than 100

    Wildfires Erupt in Greece, Killing Scores and Injuring More Than 100

    Wildfires that ignited in Greece Monday have killed at least 60 people in the area around Athens, prompting Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to declare three days of national mourning, BBC News reported. The fires, which have injured at least 150, are the worst Greece has seen in more than a decade. “Today Greece is mourning, […]