There’s still time to save about half of Earth’s land

"...if we act quickly and decisively, there is a slim window in which we can still conserve roughly half of Earth's land in a relatively intact state."

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cities conservation agriculture earth-and-environment land

Indigenous peoples bear the brunt of pollution

Research demonstrates the disproportionate impact of pollution on Indigenous peoples worldwide, as well as their resistance.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: pollution water indigenous-people featured earth-and-environment land race-and-ethnicity protests

Indigenous peoples bear the brunt of pollution

Research demonstrates the disproportionate impact of pollution on Indigenous peoples worldwide, as well as their resistance.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: pollution water indigenous-people featured earth-and-environment land race-and-ethnicity protests

In 40 years, cities ate up a surprising amount of rural space

Urban expansion and falling population density in cities worldwide over the last 40 years are leading to problems with efficient use of land.

Texas A&M University • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cities agriculture rural-communities earth-and-environment land

Birds indicate homogenization’s threat to biodiversity

"One of the most critical and conspicuous ways that diversity is changing is by changing the distribution of species across space." Bird "census" data indicate the risks.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity birds earth-and-environment land

Myanmar lost 60% of mangrove forests in 20 years

In the last 20 years, more than 60% of Myanmar's mangrove forests were converted to agricultural use, report researchers.

National University of Singapore • futurity
March 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation agriculture forests earth-and-environment land

Ancient Madagascar shows humans make new places suit them

"Over time, people are actually creating their landscape. They're not degrading it necessarily. They're creating a landscape that is preferable for people."

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning archaeology madagascar satellites science-and-technology society-and-culture land

Book: Benefits from greenways are totally worth the cost

Open green spaces called greenways could benefit human health, animal habitats, and fight pollution, according to a new book.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 20, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: conservation pollution infrastructure transportation earth-and-environment land

2B more people will likely live in cities by 2030

In 10 years, urban expansion into undeveloped land will destroy almost 112,000 square miles of natural habitat—an area larger than the United Kingdom.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Feb. 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cities sustainability conservation biodiversity earth-and-environment land

Earth has lots of wild spaces, but they’re fragile

There's still an opportunity to protect vast, relatively wild spaces for the benefit of people and other living species, research finds.

Andy Fell-UC Davis • futurity
Oct. 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: conservation earth-and-environment land

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