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Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact

Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact

SOURCE: The Guardian DATE: April 15, 2021 SNIP: Just 3% of the world’s land remains ecologically intact with healthy populations of all its original animals and undisturbed habitat, a study suggests. These fragments of wilderness undamaged by human activities are...
One of Earth’s giant carbon sinks may have been overestimated

One of Earth’s giant carbon sinks may have been overestimated

SOURCE: The Guardian DATE: March 24, 2021 SNIP: The storage potential of one of the Earth’s biggest carbon sinks – soils – may have been overestimated, research shows. This could mean ecosystems on land soaking up less of humanity’s emissions than expected, and more...