INPE’s satellite-based short-term deforestation detection system has recorded 8,683 square kilometers of forest clearing since January 1, the highest on record since the agency started releasing monthly data in 2007. 2019’s figure is 79% higher than a year ago.
If we combine all of the estimated deaths of koalas in Australian bushfires, there could be 1,000 koalas that have been killed in the last two months. The extent of the blaze means large tracts of the tree-dwelling koalas’ habitat has been destroyed.
More than half of Europe’s endemic trees are threatened with extinction as invasive diseases, pests, pollution and urban development take a growing toll on the landscape, according to a study.
New research has revealed that toxic byproducts of the herbicide Agent Orange used by the US military continue to contaminate soils in Vietnam today.
Scientists have an imprecise understanding of the obscure phenomenon of mass whale strandings, when large numbers of the marine mammals suddenly beach themselves — often their final acts.
Climate change is massively affecting the tiny creatures in Luquillo rainforest on the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean region. 98 per cent fewer insects are found there since the 1970s.
Made famous by "The Beach," a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Maya Bay has been off-limits since June 1 as part of what was expected to be a four-month rejuvenation. But the marine ecosystem requires more time to recover.
Without dramatic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, most of the planet's land-based ecosystems - from its forests to the deserts and tundra - are at high risk of 'major transformation' due to climate change.
The first systematic analysis of marine wilderness around the world shows that only a small fraction - about 13 % - of the world's ocean can still be classified as wilderness.
New data shows that over 15.8 million hectares (39 million acres) – an area the size of Bangladesh – of tree cover was lost in the tropics during 2017.
An international study led by the University of Queensland has found that human behavior is dramatically affecting a region of 2.3 million square miles - around twice the size of Alaska.