Humanity could be on the verge of massive population correction

Population ecologist William Rees suggests that planet Earth could be headed for a major population correction—perhaps before the end of this century. Such a correction, he notes, would be a drastic reduction in human population. 

Cambodia's forests are being felled at a shocking rate

Loggers are illegally felling rare and valuable trees to sell in China and Europe, making Cambodia's deforestation rate among the world's worst.

New maps reveal industrial fishing in over half of world's oceans

Industrial fishing takes place across more than 55 percent of the world’s oceans, according to a new study.

Sand Mining Is Wreaking Havoc Around the World

Sand is an essential component in construction, and mining it is causing ecological damage, fueling corruption, and threatening economic growth.

Earth’s natural resources for 2017 are already in ‘overdraft'

As of August 2, 2017, humans have officially used more natural resources than the Earth can replenish in one year.

Earth's population just hit 7.5 billion people

A global population of 7.5 billion people has far-reaching repercussions – including increased greenhouse gas emissions, strained food supplies, and increased total consumption.

Warning of shortage of essential minerals for laptops, cell phones, wiring

Researchers say global resource governance and sharing of geoscience data is needed to address challenges facing future mineral supply.

Human impact forms 'striking new pattern' in Earth's global energy flow

The impact humans have made on Earth in terms of how we produce and consume resources has formed a 'striking new pattern' in the planet's global energy flow, according to researchers.