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From Silent Spring to Silent Crisis — How humanity is on the road to wiping out one million species

The devastating impact we have on this planet has been obvious for some decades. In 1962, Rachel Carson wrote her seminal work ‘Silent Spring’, which documented the adverse effects of indiscriminate u...

environment conservation

Protecting 30 percent to save all of earth

Climate change and its impacts are constantly in the news these days. There is no doubt that we are already seeing unprecedented changes in global climate regimes. Intense and extreme weather events h...

environment conservation

Good news in biodiversity

A giant tortoise from the Galapagos, from a species last seen in 1906, has been found. Chelonoidis phantasticus or the Fernandina Giant tortoise was found on Fernandina island and is believed to be a ...

darwin's tree of life evolution

Endless forms, most beautiful — Darwin and On the Origin of Species

159 years ago, on November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published his work: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; an account of the greatest story ever told — that of evolution by natura...