The future of life on Earth depends on curbing overpopulation

The future of life on Earth depends on curbing overpopulation

Leading scientists state that the huge scale of “human-driven” loss of species demands urgent action. They are right. But your article (Animal populations experience average decline of almost 70% since 1970, report reveals, 13 October) fails to reference a key driver of biodiversity loss – the continuing unsustainable growth of our own human population – […]

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Study Warns Half Of All Birds Are Moving Toward Extinction

Study Warns Half Of All Birds Are Moving Toward Extinction

A new study released on bird populations is both troubling and startling. It found that half of all birds are declining, with one in eight species being threatened by extinction. The century-old conservation organization, BirdLife International, released its fifth edition of the State of the World’s Birds report, but the findings weren’t what conservationists hoped. […]

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Earth: Muted review – bees go missing in China despatch from the eco-apocalypse file

Earth: Muted review – bees go missing in China despatch from the eco-apocalypse file

This Swedish-produced documentary about China’s Hanyuan valley is nominally another dispatch from the eco-apocalypse file, so the final harmonious impression it leaves behind suggests it hasn’t done its job properly. Located in Sichuan province, the valley is a place where bees are on the verge of extinction, the consequences of which we see in the […]

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