A new image has been taken of the whole Earth 50 years after the first - revealing noticeable changes to its surface.
Queensland is still clearing large tracts of land to run more cattle. This comes at a huge cost to our native animals and plants.
Enormous cane toads in Australia are not new – but we might see even larger ones as predators figure out how to eat these introduced toxic toads.
Huge swathes of Africa remain unstudied and their species undocumented.
Atlantic rainforests once lined the island’s west coast – and could one day return.
Feral cats double the size of domestic tabbies. Cane toads with longer legs. And dingoes with flexible joints. ‘Selection pressure’ is at work on introduced animals.
Destructive mining in Congo’s protected areas is rampant because it generates money for citizens, officials and armed groups.
The idea that human activity threatens nature, and that it is important to protect wild places, dates back to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.
Rodents are the most numerous – and least studied – of all Earth’s mammals.
Wet weather is great for some species of bugs. But Christmas beetle swarms look to be a thing of the past
In order to meet its 2030 biodiversity targets, Canada is heavily relying on Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, which could do more harm than good for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
The species at risk include flowering plants, moss and lichens, tough invertebrates and breeding seabirds.
We cannot think of nature as something set aside in wildernesses, far from human activity. We need to conserve some elements of nature everywhere, including in the cities we live in.
There is no single, straightforward way to safeguard the future of this native mammal at the moment – but here are some options
Global summits to arrest Earth’s deteriorating health look increasingly farcical.
As protected and conserved areas increase, an equity-based approach that respects Indigenous rights can help bring the transformative changes we need to halt and reverse biodiversity loss.
Nurturing habitats close to home can make a world of difference for wildlife.
New practices aim to improve soil health, return more carbon to soil and reduce greenhouse gas losses.
Human rights law could be used to make sure countries abide by the agreement made at the COP15 summit.
The UN biodiversity summit COP15 in Montreal is over. Here’s what should happen next.