Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report shows

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report shows

CNN — The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of world heritage sites that are “in danger”, a team of scientists concluded after conducting a mission to the world’s largest coral reef system. In a new UN-backed report released on Monday, the scientists said that the reef is facing major threats due … Read more

What’s the truth about recycling in Asheville?

What’s the truth about recycling in Asheville?

ASHEVILLE – Today’s burning question explores how to recycle your plastics in Asheville and if some are fated for the garbage can! Got a question for Answer Man or Answer Woman? Email Interim Executive Editor Karen Chávez at KChavez@citizentimes.com and your question could appear in an upcoming column. Question: I read recently that it’s expensive … Read more

Loss and damage: Fight over human harm, huge climate costs

Loss and damage: Fight over human harm, huge climate costs

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — It was a total loss — the type that is usually glossed over in big impersonal statistics like $40 billion in damage from this summer’s Pakistan floods that put one-third of the nation underwater. “We lost everything, our home and our possessions,” said Taj Mai, a mother of seven who … Read more

The Acclimatization Society was driven by misguided ideals about ‘fixing nature’ in Australia

The Acclimatization Society was driven by misguided ideals about ‘fixing nature’ in Australia

This year’s State of the Environment report showed there are now more foreign plant species in Australia than native ones. Worse, the number of threatened animals has risen eight per cent since 2016, the report said, with more extinctions expected. So how did Australia get here? Climate change and habitat loss have played a huge … Read more

Big opportunity, little interest: New Zealand struggles to fill dream job protecting wildlife | New Zealand

A NZ$90,000 salary, a helicopter commute, and a Unesco world heritage site as your playground. It sounds like a dream job. But despite the considerable perks, New Zealand’s Department of Conservation has been struggling to attract candidates to be their new biodiversity supervisor in Haast on the wild, remote coast of the South Island. Now, … Read more

Severe drought torments British Columbia, a year after devastating floods | Canada

Nearly a year ago, flood waters flooded swaths of south-western British Columbia. Mudslides destroyed sections of highways and swollen, turbid rivers washed away houses and bridges. Now, the region has the opposite problem: months of drought have begun to take a toll on what was once dubbed Canada’s “wet coast”. And as unpredictable weather events … Read more

New EPA report reveals Jones Road Superfund remedy ‘not protective’

New EPA report reveals Jones Road Superfund remedy ‘not protective’

HOUSTON, Texas — A five-year review report of the Jones Road Groundwater Plume Superfund released by the Environmental Protection Agency in late September concluded the remedy for the site is “not protective.” The video featured above is from a previous report on a Third Ward cancer cluster. According to the EPA, Superfund sites are locations … Read more