Understanding the complex web of life

| Oct 25, 2014

Understanding the complex web of life


“Biodiversity provides the foundation on which all life depends, including human societies,” writes Nik Sekhran in the opening pages of “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development,” a captivating book released earlier this month by the United Nations Development Programme. “Ecosystems and biodiversity provide our food, water, ...

Sep 30, 2014

Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species

About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world’s biggest environmental groups. The study released Tuesday by the Swiss-based WWF largely blamed human threats to ...

Sep 23, 2014

Lava flow threatening homes in Hawaii stalls

Lava threatening rural communities on Hawaii’s Big Island has essentially stalled for now, officials said Monday, but that isn’t putting anyone at ease. A Hawaii County Civil Defense flight over the area found that the surface flow had not advanced in the past 24 ...