Jenn Kranenburg

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‘Let’s get some perspective’: Researchers say species face bigger threats than climate change

Tackling climate change is the challenge of the century. But when it comes to endangered wildlife, scientists are arguing that we’ve got more pressing matters to worry about. A new comment just out today in the journal Nature contends that practices like hunting, fishing and agriculture are still …

Biodiversity

Saving Canada′s only desert | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 12.08.2016

Most people don't even know Canada has a desert - the Okanagan is an anomaly in a country known for snow. But the Okanagan Desert is threatened - …

State of the world's plants in danger says new global report

The first global overview of planet Earth’s plant life has revealed a shocking 21% types of plant worldwide are at risk of extinction.<p>In total 391,000 types of plants are known to science, from tiny orchids to giant sequoia trees, according to the State of the World’s Plants report written by 80 …

Three-Quarters Of Endangered Species Are Threatened Through Overexploitation By Humans

There are an estimated 8,688 animal species whose existence hang in the balance. But while much of the recent debate on conservation has become …

Reining in the Rogue Royal of Arabia

A recent article on Nate Silver’s <i>FiveThirtyEight.com</i> site finds that the single favorite event at the Olympics among the public (at least among …

Western Riding

A landmark effort to protect migratory birds, and why we need to do more

One hundred years ago, amid the chaos of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson and King George V of Great Britain turned their attention to a surprising issue: protecting migratory birds. On August 16, 1916 they signed the Migratory Bird Treaty, a landmark conservation agreement. The treaty and the …

Flowering meadows benefit humankind

The more it swarms, crawls and flies the better it is for humans. This is the finding of a study published in <i>Nature</i>. More than 60 researchers from a …