Environment

Your Old Cell Phone Can Help Save the Rain Forest

Your Old Cell Phone Can Help Save the Rain Forest

By Christina Nunez Topher White spends a lot of time walking in—and thinking about—the forest, and how quickly we’re losing it. So much so that he’s gotten a black eye from being smacked by flying tree branches. But that’s just a small example of what the engineer is willing to endure to stop global deforestation. Founder […]

21 tiger deaths reported in 2017: It’s Maharashtra’s highest toll in a decade

21 tiger deaths reported in 2017: It’s Maharashtra’s highest toll in a decade

Maharashtra recorded 21 tiger deaths this year, highest in a decade. The state also ranked second highest in tiger deaths in India in 2017 after Madhya Pradesh, which recorded 25 deaths, revealed a year-end report by New Delhi based non-profit Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI). India recorded 109 tiger deaths in 2017 according to […]

Arctic under attack: Why the world must act now

Arctic under attack: Why the world must act now

Thomas Moore, Science Correspondent There is now runaway climate change in the Arctic. That’s the conclusion of Lewis Pugh, cold water swimmer and the United Nations’ Patron of the Oceans. Lewis visited the edge of the Arctic ice pack, where he did a perilous one kilometre swim to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact of […]

Animals suffering as Arctic ice melts

Animals suffering as Arctic ice melts

By Thomas Moore, Science Correspondent The Arctic is melting faster than at any time in at least the last 1,500 years, according to climate scientists. In their annual “report card” of the polar region, they warn that the average air temperature was 1.6 degrees above normal in 2017, the second highest on record after 2016. […]

Sir David Attenborough: The world’s oceans are becoming a ‘toxic soup’ of industrial waste and plastic

Sir David Attenborough: The world’s oceans are becoming a ‘toxic soup’ of industrial waste and plastic

The world’s oceans are turning into a ‘toxic soup’ of industrial waste and plastic, putting the future of humanity at risk, Sir David Attenborough has warned. In the final episode of the BBC’s groundbreaking wildlife documentary Blue Planet II, which airs this Sunday, the true scale of man’s impact on the planet is laid bare. The filmmakers show […]

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

Lack of sea ice is making it more difficult for polar bears to find food. By Sarah Gibbens When photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from conservation group Sea Legacy arrived in the Baffin Islands in late summer, they came across a heartbreaking sight: a starving polar bear on its deathbed. Nicklen is no stranger to bears. From the time he was a child growing […]

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