We overload the land with nitrates and phosphates, overgraze it, burn it, overburden it with unsuitable varieties of crops, and spray it with pesticides so killing the soil invertebrates that bring it to life. Many soils are losing their topsoil and changing from rich ecosystems brimming with fungi, worms, specialist bacteria and a host of […]
‘For many years I was sceptical of nuclear power,’ Miss Lights announced. ‘Surrounded by anti-nuclear activists, I had allowed fear of radiation, nuclear waste and weapons of mass destruction to creep into my subconscious… I realised I had been duped into anti-science sentiment all this time.’
When asked about the protesters who disrupted the supply of millions of newspapers on Friday night Ms Abbott told Sophy Ridge on Sky: “I think it’s important to remind ourselves that direct actions which is what those actions were are actually legal.
Conservation: Glimmer of hope for world’s rarest primate’Billions of years of evolutionary history’ under threatNature crisis: Humans ‘threaten 1m species with extinction’Prof Ceballos worked on the study with two other well-known conservation scientists, Stanford University’s Prof Paul Erhlich, and Dr Peter Raven of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis, US.
‘Free the truth’ A key target of the protests was rightwing thinktanks and lobbying organisations that campaigners say play a crucial role in downplaying the climate crisis. Last week, XR activists joined novelists, poets and playwrights, including Margaret Atwood and Zadie Smith, to demonstrate outside 55 Tufton Street in London, a venue infamous for hosting […]
Then, less than two weeks later, XR members caused sizeable disorder at an East London Tube station, preventing commuters from getting to work. The ploy made me deeply uneasy — while XR’s entire strategy is based on disruption, targeting London’s public transport network at rush hour felt beyond the pale. (Pictured: XR conduct a protest […]
Ministers ordered police to ensure there was no repeat, with Boris Johnson personally ringing the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick. Sir Keir Starmer faced pressure to condemn Labour’s former shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, who likened the XR protesters to the suffragettes. Police chiefs faced criticism for their ‘softly-softly’ approach to the protests. Extinction Rebellion […]
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• This article was amended on 19 August 2019 to add further detail of Extinction Rebellion’s three demands of the government. It was further amended on 3 September to make clear that Animal Rebellion was supported by the UK’s leading animal justice organisations, but they were not involved in setting it up.
But the golden frog is not the only species at risk in Panama. Roberto Ibanez, a researcher at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, located north of Panama City, where around 200 of the animals are being kept, said that around a third of the country’s 225 amphibian species are threatened “in some way.”