These are the climate tipping points we simply can’t cross
Nature & Science

These are the climate tipping points we simply can’t cross

Eric Lafforgue/Art In All Of Us/Corbis via Getty Images In 2009, scientists from the Stockholm Resilience Centre identified nine key environmental red lines that could be catastrophic for life on Earth if crossed. Climate change is one, but that’s not the only “planetary boundary” we’re in danger of violating.Human activities are reshaping the environment in…

Keep an Eye on These 2020 Conservation Issues
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Keep an Eye on These 2020 Conservation Issues

From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission. What are the biggest emerging opportunities and threats the year ahead holds for efforts to conserve biodiversity? Nearly two dozen scientists, conservation professionals and future scanners recently came together to ask and answer that question as part of an annual “horizon scan” led by Cambridge University conservation biologist…

These species went extinct in 2019
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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…

These Videos by a Planetary Scientist Cleverly Show The True Size of Our Solar System
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These Videos by a Planetary Scientist Cleverly Show The True Size of Our Solar System

A video by planetary scientist James O’Donoghue explains how size, distance, and space make capturing our solar system in an accurate model so tricky.Most models of the solar system aren’t to scale because if they were, you would barely be able to see the planets.These stunning animations show how huge our solar system is.Visit Business Insider’s…

These are our best animal photos of 2019
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These are our best animal photos of 2019

National Geographic photographers have always captured animals in nature at their most beautiful, fascinating, and mysterious. In 2019, a different theme dominated our photojournalism: animals, as they’re affected by us. In the Bolivian Amazon, John Paul Ampudia photographed a man soothing an injured armadillo rescued from a forest fire. In Vietnam, Brent Stirton captured a…