Scientists have long warned about the collapse of the Amazon rainforest and other crucial ecosystems. But could that happen sooner than we think – perhaps even within our lifetimes?
Find out in this Landscape News round-up, where we examine ecological tipping points, the Earth’s rotation, the truth behind debt-for-nature swaps, and much more.
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El Niño is officially here. How will it impact our climate in the years ahead? Here’s all you need to know.
In the Maldives, the sea is closing in – and communities are having to make tough choices to adapt.
But the ocean also hosts one of our most valuable climate solutions: blue carbon.
The Amazon will probably reach a tipping point and dry out sooner than expected – possibly within decades, according to a new study.
You’ve probably heard that bees are in decline. But moths might be just as important to our ecosystems, and they, too, are under threat.
Could the sound of fish help heal degraded coral reefs? Scientists are deploying underwater speakers to attract coral larvae back, and it seems to be working.
In less than 20 years, humanity has pumped so much groundwater that we’ve shifted the Earth’s axis by about 80 centimeters.
About 2,000 African fishers employed on E.U. vessels have gone on strike against low pay, poor conditions and unsustainable practices.
In South Korea, haenyeo –freedivers who fish for seafood – are a dying breed. Or so it was thought, until these young women started quitting their corporate jobs to join the ranks.
Pretoria is one of Africa’s richest capital cities. So, how did it end up facing a major cholera outbreak?
Sea levels are now guaranteed to rise for centuries to come. So, how bad can it really get – and does it still matter what we do now?
With wildfire season well underway in North America, some cities are placing sensors to detect fires before they get out of hand.
Climate disasters can be particularly deadly to people with disabilities. Here’s what needs to be done to make sure they survive.
Last month, Ecuador signed off on the world’s largest debt-for-nature swap. But do these deals really benefit biodiversity – or do they further entrench developing nations in debt?
Shell has dropped plans to cut production by 1 to 2 percent each year. It’s also set to invest USD 40 billion in oil and gas production between now and 2035.
3M has agreed to pay USD 10.3 billion to U.S. communities whose water it polluted with toxic ‘forever chemicals,’ weeks after a similar settlement from Chemours, DuPont and Corteva.
What might a climate-friendly toilet look like? These composting and airplane-style concepts promise to help us relieve ourselves in harmony with the planet.
Climate talks in Bonn, Germany, have ended in deadlock, with disagreements over climate finance and the pace of emissions cuts, among other issues.
And in Paris, delegates have failed to reach a deal to tax emissions from international shipping. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has been asked to weigh in on the issue.
To end on a positive note, Swiss voters have backed a bill to reduce fossil fuel use and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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