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UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

Published on the BBC News website on the 22nd February 2019 By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent

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The plants, animals, crops and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study.

If these critical species are lost, the report says, it “places the future of our […]

‘Is it time to get angry about climate change?’

Ray Cobbett asks if it’s time to get angry over climate change?

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 12th February 2019

By Ray Cobbett of Havant and East Hampshire Friends of the Earth

In 2018 the UN’s International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted that we have just 12 years to prevent […]

Humanity is ‘cutting down the tree of life’, warn scientists

The secretive indri (Indri indri) of Madagascar, the largest living lemur. It is also critically endangered and highly evolutionarily distinct with no close relatives, which makes its branch one of most precarious on the mammal evolutionary tree. In the likely event that the indri goes extinct, we will lose 19m years of unique […]