Since 2016, Half of All Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died

ROBINSON MEYER A new study warns it has become a “highly altered, degraded system.”Once upon a time, there was a city so dazzling and kaleidoscopic, so braided and water-rimmed, that it was often compared to a single living body. It clustered around a glimmering...

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

January 24, 20184:37 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there’s a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer,...

Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048

Ocean Fish Pollution Water Sunset  CBS/AP The apocalypse has a new date: 2048.That’s when the world’s oceans will be empty of fish, predicts an international team of ecologists and economists. The cause: the disappearance of species due to overfishing,...

Current Population is Three Times the Sustainable Level

Global Footprint Network data shows that humanity uses the equivalent of 1.7 planet Earths to provide the renewable resources we use and absorb our waste.1 If all 7+ billion of us were to enjoy a European standard of living – which is about half the consumption...

When Life on Earth Was Nearly Extinguished

By PETER BRANNEN • JULY 29, 2017 It has been called the “Great Dying.” The planet’s most profound catastrophe struck 252 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, killing 90 percent of life in the ocean and 75 percent on land. The fossil record nearly goes...

Earth’s sixth mass extinction event under way, scientists warn

Researchers talk of ‘biological annihilation’ as study reveals billions of populations of animals have been lost in recent decades Damian Carrington Environment editor  @dpcarrington 170711massE2_desk  Earth already in midst of sixth mass extinction, scientists say...