Conservation after Conflict in Colombia
Conservation

Conservation after Conflict in Colombia

Seeking a sustainable economy, the country wants to capitalize on its astonishing biodiversityFat purple clouds had been gathering all day above Cubará, kicking up a dusty wind and cloaking the forested hills in shadow and mist. When the rain finally came, it came as a torrent, hammering metal roofs, overflowing ditches and transforming roads into…

These species went extinct in 2019
Conservation

These species went extinct in 2019

The creatures that went extinct or likely went extinct in 2019 are as follows: 1. The Hawaiian snail Achatinella apexfulva: The last known member of its species, “George” died in a tank in a Hawaiian lab on New Year’s Day. The species is likely extinct, said David Sischo, the snail extinction prevention program coordinator at…

Even 50-Year-Old Climate Models Correctly Predicted Global Warming
Global Warming

Even 50-Year-Old Climate Models Correctly Predicted Global Warming

Even 50-Year-Old Climate Models Correctly Predicted Global Warming (sciencemag.org) Posted by BeauHD on Thursday December 05, 2019 @05:00AM from the predicting-the-future dept. sciencehabit writes: Climate change doubters have a favorite target: climate models. They claim that computer simulations conducted decades ago didn’t accurately predict current warming, so the public should be wary of the predictive…

Alaska Natives Demanded Goldman Sachs Not Fund Arctic Drilling—And It Listened
Environmental News

Alaska Natives Demanded Goldman Sachs Not Fund Arctic Drilling—And It Listened

Photo: APMoney talks, and that’s why environmental activists—and, more specifically, indigenous peoples—have been pressuring banks for years to stop throwing their money toward fossil fuel extraction projects. Finally, major banks are starting to listen. Goldman Sachs announced Sunday that it’s finally listening and won’t fund new coal projects globally or any extraction projects in the…

Boris Johnson could ditch promise to protect workers’ rights and environmental protections after Brexit, No10 suggests
Environmental News

Boris Johnson could ditch promise to protect workers’ rights and environmental protections after Brexit, No10 suggests

Boris Johnson has fuelled fears that workers’ rights and environmental safeguards will be ditched after Brexit after the government watered down a promise to enshrine them in law. Downing Street suggested that the prime minister is no longer committed to pledges, made to MPs before the general election, to guarantee that standards will not be…