The world’s 100 most endangered species

As CNN reported : ” Announced during the IUCN of Nature’s World Conservation Congress, the list is the culmination of work by 8,000 scientists who identified the animals, plants and fungi that are most in danger of extinction. ” Animals like the Hainan gibbon, pygmy three-toed sloth and Luristan newt are critically endangered but perhaps… Continue reading The world’s 100 most endangered species

Australia creates world’s largest marine reserve

I haven’t brought many good news lately. Likewise, I have blogged little on conservation issues. So please let me present you some good news on conservation, straight from Australia. To the WWF : ” WWF welcomed the new system of marine parks that would now cover more than one third of the Commonwealth waters of… Continue reading Australia creates world’s largest marine reserve

Impending catastrophe : Earth on the brink

This is the most important news you’ll read this week. Forget about whatever happened in this weekend’s elections in Greece, Egypts or France. Economies may crash but can recover with time. It’s not the case with the environment. To Nature : ”  the global ecosystem as a whole can react in the same way and… Continue reading Impending catastrophe : Earth on the brink

Worth an article – My May 2012 tweets

I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector. However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. But many more news are… Continue reading Worth an article – My May 2012 tweets

Pacific Garbage Patch has gotten 100 times worse

This seems to come straight from a nightmare. According to Grist, the Pacific Garbage Patch has gotten a hundred times bigger in only forty years. This is a huge problem as all this pollution directly harms the local biodiversity. Turtles and fishes are the first victims but all this could also endanger zooplankton in the… Continue reading Pacific Garbage Patch has gotten 100 times worse

Ocean acidification at its highest in million years

I had written about this very topic last month. To the New York Times green blog : ” A new scientific paper suggests that the ocean is acidifying at a rate that is many times faster than at any time in the past 300 million years. “ ” The change is occurring so rapidly that it raises… Continue reading Ocean acidification at its highest in million years

Another reason to fight CO2 : ocean acidification

If climate change, rising sea levels and the threats to global peace and food production weren’t enough to you, here is another reason to fight carbon dioxide : ocean acidification. To Mongabay : ” Emissions of carbon over the last two centuries have raised the acidity of the oceans to the highest levels in 21,000… Continue reading Another reason to fight CO2 : ocean acidification

Earth is home of 8.7 million species

Here are some stunning news. To TreeHugger : ” Scientists have just completed the most accurate tally of the planet’s species yet (though the projection still has a pretty healthy margin of error). The magic number?” ” 8.7 million, according to the study, which was recently published in the journal PLoS Biology. But the amazing… Continue reading Earth is home of 8.7 million species

Species moving fast because of climate change

According to Cleantechies : “A new study finds that animal and plant species are responding to the effects of climate change at a rate two to three times faster than previously believed. Researchers in the Department of Biology at the University of York in the United Kingdom found that in more than 2,000 instances, species… Continue reading Species moving fast because of climate change

Five great reforestation projects

While browsing old articles on Sustainablog, I found one that I particularly liked on successful huge reforestation projects. I learned many cool things and thought that was well worth a post. ” Governments, NGOs, and even for-profit companies recognize the environmental and economic losses caused by deforestation, and are working to restore the health of… Continue reading Five great reforestation projects

IUCN : 19,000 endangered species

To TreeHugger : “ That’s a lot of species. And it’s roughly 9,000 more than were endangered just over ten years ago, in 2000. That’s the finding of the latest report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).” ” There are now roughly 19,000 species that are currently threatened with extinction around… Continue reading IUCN : 19,000 endangered species

Biodiversity year ended on high note

To the UNEP : ” A new international body aimed at catalyzing a global response to the loss of biodiversity and world’s economically-important forests, coral reefs and other ecosystems was born yesterday. “ Dubbed the “IPCC for Nature”, the new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will have a tough job at protecting… Continue reading Biodiversity year ended on high note