Wars, conflict and natural disasters displaced 14.6 million people in 127 countries from January-June 2020
Human-induced climate change could increase ‘Medicanes’, say experts
How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050
Less ice, more rain... Why a new Arctic climate can be a global watershed
America’s inflection point: 4 key things Africa must watch for
In today’s America there are limits to blatant appeals to racial prejudice. Donald Trump absurdly claims to have done ...
Pandemic preparedness: Global spending needs 500 years to match COVID-19 rout
New report by WHO arm calls for robust global governance for preparedness to prevent the next pandemic
Climate Migration primarily in middle income, agri-dependent countries: Study
Study can go long way in pinpointing future hot spots for climate-induced migration
How bushfires and rain turned our waterways into ‘cake mix’, and what we can do about it
Tonnes of ash, sediment and debris were washed into creeks and the Murray River. Steep terrain within burnt regions ...
Global Eco Watch: Scientists map transport of fresh water in seas of the Arctic Ocean
Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology
Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major new report says
The report found while greenhouse gas emissions declined slightly in 2020 due to COVID-19, they remained very high
World hasn’t met a single Aichi biodiversity target: Leaked UN Report
While there has been progress, it is insufficient, according to the document
India, south Asian neighbours must act against trans-fat now: WHO
The countries are among the 15 that account for two-thirds of the deaths linked to the substance
World lost 68% vertebrates in 1970-2016: WWF
Freshwater wildlife down 84%; Latin America, the Caribbean particularly hit
Humans hunted Arctic foxes in wintry northern Europe during last Ice Age, fossils show
They did not migrate during winter but rather hunted Arctic foxes for survival
Food wrappers overtake cigarette butts as beach litter: Report
A record 4,771,602 food wrappers picked up in a single day by 943,195 volunteers of environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy ...
Mammals under threat: 2nd extinction wave underway in Australia, Caribbean
New study predicts 558 species of mammals to be extinct by turn of century
NASA images show the gravity of California wildfires
Nearly 14,000 lightning strikes in the United States’ California caused nearly 900 fires to burn through 1.5 million acres ...
Dredging of river near Chernobyl could spell disaster for 28 million in Ukraine
Pripyat river is being drained as part of the E40 inland navigation project to connect the Baltic and Black ...
As Lebanon turns 100, capital Beirut can face a ‘waste crisis’
The city’s waste management systems were reportedly on the verge of collapse, as one of the two plants serving ...
Red fox displacing blue counterparts in Norway’s alpine areas
Litter left by humans as well as roads are aiding the red fox in its spread, says study
‘Dead’ coral reefs as important as ‘live’ ones, shows new study
‘Dead’ coral reefs support ‘cryptic’ animals — including fishes, snails, tiny crabs and worms — who hide under this ...
World Coconut Day: A wonder fruit that has nurtured humanity
Coconut flesh, water, oil and milk are widely consumed across the tropical coasts of the world
Antarctica, Greenland ice sheet melting matches worst-case climate change scenarios: Study
Ice sheets lose ice at rates predicted by worst-case scenarios estimated in the last report by the Intergovernmental Panel ...
COVID-19 disrupted half of 25 key health services globally: WHO report
Immunisation-outreach services were the most hit (70%), while non-communicable diseases diagnosis and treatment was the second-most impacted (69%)
‘US beef market is why the Pantanal is burning’
Down To Earth speaks to MK Ranjitsinh and others who have visited the iconic wetland of South America