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Great apes predicted to lose 90% of homelands in Africa

Great apes predicted to lose 90% of homelands in Africa

SOURCE: The Guardian DATE: June 7, 2021 SNIP: Great apes – humanity’s closest relatives, are predicted to lose a “devastating” 90% of their homelands in Africa in coming decades, according to a study. All gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos are already endangered or...
The tortoise vs. the bulldozer

The tortoise vs. the bulldozer

SOURCE: Reno News and Review DATE: May 22, 2021 SNIP: The Gemini Project, an 11-square-mile solar energy array to be constructed on federal land near the Valley of Fire State Park in Southern Nevada, has received preliminary approval from regulators. The photovoltaic...
New Idaho Law Calls For Killing 90% Of The State’s Wolves

New Idaho Law Calls For Killing 90% Of The State’s Wolves

SOURCE: NPR DATE: May 21, 2021 SNIP: Conservative lawmakers in Idaho and Montana have passed new laws to drastically reduce the number of wolves in those states. Concerns over the animal’s impact on both livestock and wild prey have long festered among ranchers...
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...