Environmental News

Australia’s Wildfires Might Intensify Future Climate Crises

Australia’s wildfires are burning with such intensity that they’re sparking contained, small-scale weather systems. Thunderstorms triggered by atmospheric disturbance might at first seem to offer relief in the form of raindrops, but instead, bolts of lightning can strike nearby trees and spread the fire even further than before.Wired UKThis story originally appeared on WIRED UK.This…

‘A global conservation disaster’: Fury as Botswana sells 60 elephant shoot permits to trophy-hunters
Conservation

‘A global conservation disaster’: Fury as Botswana sells 60 elephant shoot permits to trophy-hunters

Botswana has sold licences to shoot dead dozens of elephants for tens of thousands of pounds each, in what experts are warning could be a “major global conservation disaster”.  The country auctioned off hunts for 60 of the huge mammals for a total of 25.7m Botswanan pula – £1.8m, or more than £30,200 each. Conservationists have told the country’s leaders they…