Jim Germond

Canadian species at risk of extinction
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Newsletter

Thousands of species are at risk of extinction in Canada

The most comprehensive assessment yet of wild species in Canada shows a pressing need for action in the lead-up to United Nations global biodiversity conference.

Causes

Australia argues against 'endangered' Barrier Reef status

Australia’s environment minister said Tuesday her government will lobby against UNESCO adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered World Heritage sites.

Top Story

How 'spurious science’ threatens Antarctica

Some countries, most frequently China or Russia, use the "politicization of science" to block new conservation measures in the Southern Ocean.

Impacts

Sea level rise follows an East Coast island community that already moved once

An island community moved to the mainland. Now the fast-rising sea is following — a warning for the rest of the East Coast.
UN calls for gold extraction mercury ban
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Causes

U.N. report calls for the ban of mercury trade and its use in gold mining

Small-scale gold mining is the key driver of global mercury demand, according to a U.N. report on the highly toxic metal, with South America accounting for 39% of this demand.

Newsletter

‘Gold hydrogen’ is an untapped resource in depleted oil wells

The fuel can be produced by adding bacteria to spent drill holes—meaning there are thousands of potential hydrogen sources worldwide.
climate-driven technology impacts
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Politics

Robinson Meyer: The world could be entering a new era of climate war

Runaway climate change once seemed like it could spur violence. Now a different risk has emerged.
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Europe forest

EU’s new climate change plan will cause biodiversity loss and deforestation: Analysis

In a plan full of sustainable efforts, the incentivizing of biomass burning has climate experts concerned.

United Nations climate change

Op-ed: It’s time to re-think the United Nations’ COP climate negotiations

Instead of focusing on negotiations, let the main event be information sharing, financing and partnerships that produce faster technological change.

population environmental

Op-ed: What the media gets wrong about the new world population numbers

The last time that we lived within the productivity limits of our planet was about 50 years ago — that is a problem.

katharine hayhoe

Peter Dykstra: Journalists I’m thankful for

My third annual list of the over-achieving and under-thanked.

sperm count decline shanna swan

A new analysis shows a “crisis” of male reproductive health

Global average sperm count is declining at a quicker pace than previously known, chemical exposure is a suspected culprit.

WATCH: The latest evidence of widespread sperm count decline

WATCH: The latest evidence of widespread sperm count decline

"Pregnant women, and men planning to conceive a pregnancy, have a responsibility to protect the reproductive health of the offspring they are creating."

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