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Amazon fires are a shameful indictment of our lust for excess

Amazon fires are a shameful indictment of our lust for excess

The flames engulfing the world’s biggest rainforest are a human tragedy as well as an environmental one. We are all to blameThe scale of the devastation caused by the wildfires still raging in the
Amazon fires are 'true apocalypse', says Brazilian archbishop

Amazon fires are 'true apocalypse', says Brazilian archbishop

Erwin Kräutler says he expects next month’s papal synod to denounce destruction of rainforestThe fires in the Amazon are a “true apocalypse”, according to a Brazilian archbishop who expects next
Picturesque view of Bristol's Clifton Bridge ‘under threat’

Picturesque view of Bristol's Clifton Bridge ‘under threat’

Conservationists say Avon gorge crossing would obscure one of area’s defining imagesA spectacular view of Bristol’s Clifton suspension bridge, one of England’s most recognisable historic landmarks and
Global food producers 'failing to face up to role' in climate crisis

Global food producers 'failing to face up to role' in climate crisis

Report urges meat, dairy and seafood companies to address impact of industry’s deforestation, use of antibiotics and emissions The world’s biggest producers of meat, dairy and seafood are failing to
'It's scary': wildlife selfies harming animals, experts warn

'It's scary': wildlife selfies harming animals, experts warn

Concern in New Zealand that trend of taking photographs with penguins and other creatures is having impact on feeding, breeding and birth ratesAt the International Penguin Conference in New Zealand,
Berlin zoo celebrates rare birth of panda twins

Berlin zoo celebrates rare birth of panda twins

Meng Meng delivered two cubs, which must eventually be returned to ChinaBerlin zoo has said its resident panda Meng Meng has delivered twins, the first time one of the endangered animals has given
National Trust membership tops 5.5 million

National Trust membership tops 5.5 million

The charity also spent a record £148m on conservation and restoration in 2018/19National Trust membership has climbed above 5.5 million in a record-breaking year for conservation spending.The charity
Amazon fires 'extraordinarily concerning', warns UN biodiversity chief

Amazon fires 'extraordinarily concerning', warns UN biodiversity chief

Biodiversity chief calls for countries to unite to halt rapid degradation of natureThe fires in the Amazon are “extraordinarily concerning” for the planet’s natural life support systems, the head of
Salmon farming in the Beagle Channel enters troubled waters | Hannah Summers

Salmon farming in the Beagle Channel enters troubled waters | Hannah Summers

Victory for community concerned about the industry’s environmental costs strengthens calls for shakeup of rules along Chilean coastA growing wave of resistance to the expansion of salmon farms along
Burning issue: how fashion's love of leather is fuelling the fires in the Amazon

Burning issue: how fashion's love of leather is fuelling the fires in the Amazon

Beef and soya aren’t the sole culprits – our demand for shoes, belts and handbags is driving rainforest destruction. It’s time for consumers to wake upThe level of destruction is almost impossible to
Amazon's indigenous warriors take on invading loggers and ranchers

Amazon's indigenous warriors take on invading loggers and ranchers

Under threat from fire, deforestation and Bolsonaro, Xikrin people take matters into own hands Threatened by fire, deforestation and invasion, the Xikrin people of the northern Amazon are fighting
The number of species on Earth is uncountable

The number of species on Earth is uncountable

Some scientists estimate around 2 million animal and plant species inhabit Earth. Others approximate around 8 million. Bug experts note there are probably some 5.5 million insects species alone. One
Noted Forest Management Expert Donald Trump Wants to Log World's Largest Intact Temperate Rainforest

Noted Forest Management Expert Donald Trump Wants to Log World's Largest Intact Temperate Rainforest

Donald Trump’s administration has turned its all-consuming maw to Alaska’s 16.7-million-acre Tongass National Forest, per a Tuesday report in the Washington Post citing three sources briefed on a plan
New Survey Finds Hundreds of Endangered Bird Parts for Sale on Facebook

New Survey Finds Hundreds of Endangered Bird Parts for Sale on Facebook

Hundreds of parts of the critically endangered helmeted hornbill appeared for sale on Thai-language Facebook groups, according to a new report. Read more...
Near-total ban imposed on sending wild African elephants to zoos

Near-total ban imposed on sending wild African elephants to zoos

Cites, the global wildlife trade regulator, approves ‘momentous’ decision after EU adds loophole The regulator of global wildlife trade has decided to impose a near-total ban on sending African
Brazilian Amazon deforestation surges to break August records

Brazilian Amazon deforestation surges to break August records

1,114.8 sq km cut down this month, the same area as Hong Kong – on top of damage from fires Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has hit the highest August level since the current monitoring system
Tell us how you have been affected by the Amazon fires

Tell us how you have been affected by the Amazon fires

We want to hear from people living or working on the frontline of the fires destroying forests in Brazil, Bolivia and across the regionSmoke from wildfires burning in the Amazon shrouded São Paulo in
Amazon rainforest fires: Brazil to reject $20m pledged by G7

Amazon rainforest fires: Brazil to reject $20m pledged by G7

Senior official says funds should be spent on reforesting Europe and not on ‘colonialist practices’Amazon fires: what is happening and is there anything we can do?A senior Brazilian official has told
Bolsonaro Government Throws Tantrum, Says It Won't Accept Amazon Firefighting Funds

Bolsonaro Government Throws Tantrum, Says It Won't Accept Amazon Firefighting Funds

Brazilian president and far-right climate denier Jair Bolsonaro won’t even accept the paltry $20 million that G7 countries pledged towards creating a fund to “help Amazon countries fight wildfires and
G7 cash for Amazon fires is ‘chump change’, say campaigners

G7 cash for Amazon fires is ‘chump change’, say campaigners

World leaders offer $20m now plus reforestation plan, but critics want major policy shiftsThe G7’s pledge of $20m (£16m) to douse the fires in the Amazon has been dismissed as “chump change” by