'Our Living Dinosaurs'
There are far fewer African elephants than we thought, study shows
Paul G. Allen’s Great Elephant Census Reveals Dramatic Population Decline in African Savanna Elephants
The International Community’s Failure in Yemen
Saudi Arabia’s intervention has deepened and prolonged the crisis by bolstering support for the Houthi forces. It has also diminished their reputation with key allies, such as the US, and has damaged the credibility of the nation. The tragic failures could not come at a worse time as falling oil prices and new austerity measures are presenting domestic challenges.
Death toll in Duterte's war on drugs
1,900 drug-related killings have been recorded, drawing sharp criticism from human rights groups who denounced the Philippine leader for "steamrolling the rule of law". At least 750 of the incidents were linked to police operations. Of the three million suspected drug dependents in the country, 600,000 have turned themselves in to authorities.
Climate change will sink China’s manufacturing heartland
Sea-level rise in China’s three most vulnerable regions: “large areas and a great number of cities…will be beneath the sea despite all the present tide-and-flood control facilities”. And that will include China's manufacturing heartland, which is responsible for 40% of the nation's exports.
Climate Change and the US Infrastructure
Every corner of the country’s energy infrastructure – oil, dams, nuclear – will be stressed in coming years by more intense storms, rising seas, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts.
Climate change will create new ecosystems, so let’s help plants move
Australia’s ecosystems are already showing the signs of climate change, from the recent death of mangrove forests in northern Australia, to the decline in birds in eastern Australia, to the inability of mountain ash forests to recover from frequent fires. The frequency and size of these changes will only continue to increase.