Patrick Greenfield
 Coral on the Great Barrier Reef, which has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record. Photograph: James Cook University/AFP via Getty Images

Sept. 15, 2020

‘Humanity at a crossroads’ after a decade in which all of the 2010 Aichi goals to protect wildlife and ecosystems have been missed

The world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the UN on the state of nature.

South African Food Sovereignty Campaign, the Cooperative and Policy Alternative Centre & a Climate Justice Assembly

Climate Justice Charter

Sunera Thobani
A Black Lives Matter protest (November 2015). Photo by Johnny Silvercloud via Wikimedia Commons.

Aug 18, 2020

The West is in freefall.

Liberal-democratic institutions have suffered a near-fatal blow in the United States; Europe, caught leaderless as the United States vacates this position, is in disarray.

Three words have come to define this moment: I can't breathe.

Jillian Ambrose
A North Sea oil platform. Photograph: Alamy

14 Aug 2020

Thinktank says changes to forecasts reflect accelerated shift away from fossil fuels

The world’s largest listed oil companies have wiped almost $90bn from the value of their oil and gas assets in the last nine months as the coronavirus pandemic accelerates a global shift away from fossil fuels.

In the last three financial quarters, seven of the largest oil firms have slashed their forecasts for future oil market prices, triggering a wave of downgrades to the value of their oil and gas projects totalling $87bn.

Navin Singh Khadka
Mauritius Oil Spill - ship spilling oil

13 August 2020

The amount of oil spilled from the Japanese-owned ship nearby the lagoons and coastal areas of south-east Mauritius is relatively low compared to the big oil spills the world has seen in the past, but the damage it will do is going to be huge and long-lasting, experts say.

Unlike most previous offshore spills, this has taken place near two environmentally protected marine ecosystems and the Blue Bay Marine Park reserve, which is a wetland of international importance.

Glaciers on Canada’s Ellesmere Island on 1 April 2014. Photograph: Handout/Nasa

7 Aug 2020

Last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic lost more than 40% of its areas in two days at the end of July

The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July.

The Milne Ice Shelf is at the fringe of Ellesmere Island, in the sparsely populated northern Canadian territory of Nunavut.


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