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Absent Radical System Change, World Faces Two-Thirds Wildlife Loss by 2020

‘We are at a decisive moment in time when we can seize the solutions to steer our food, energy, and finance systems in a more sustainable direction.’ Global populations of wild animals could be down by two-thirds by 2020 without reform to food and energy systems, according to a devastating new report out Thursday. The Read More…

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The Sixth Extinction: The Human Asteroid

“When we try to pick out anything by itself we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible chords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe.”  John Muir Throughout the history of the planet, there have been five previous major mass extinction events; from the Ordovician Silurian 450 million years ago, Read More…

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The Anthropocene Is Here: Humanity Has Pushed Earth Into a New Epoch

The epoch is thought to have begun in the 1950s, when human activity set global systems on a different trajectory. The Anthropocene Epoch has begun, according to a group of experts assembled at the International Geological Congress in Cape Town, South Africa this week. After seven years of deliberation, members of an international working group Read More…