Droughts, viruses and road-building have been identified as some of the major threats to the world’s forests and the people living around them. A new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen highlights the importance of prioritising conservation plans for forests, stressing that failure to do so will have enormous consequences for global health and economies.
Could some of Britain’s most familiar garden birds – including the Great Tit – disappear from our gardens by the end of the century? A paper published by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology working with the University of Oxford, reports that population collapse due to mismatches in offspring hatching and prey availability may be inevitable if greenhouse gas emissions continue.
2020 has been a difficult year for many, but it also contained a wealth of positive environmental news. This inspiring article from mongabay.com highlights some of the top positive environmental stories from 2020, including details of several species that were brought back from the edge of extinction, a surge of interest in renewable energy, the creation of new protected areas, and how a few Indigenous women leaders got some long-overdue credit and recognition.