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“Saving Elephants, One Exotic Vacation at a Time”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-07-27/ethical-elephant-riding-in-thailand-at-anantara-golden-triangle

Anantara Golden Triangle in northern Thailand is one of the only places where you can ethically interact with the country’s elephants.

“U.K. Braced for Record-Breaking Wet Winters Blames Climate Shift”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-24/u-k-braced-for-record-breaking-wet-winters-blames-climate-shift

Changing weather patterns caused by increasing global temperatures means meteorologists can no longer rely on historical rainfall records to predict future weather events. Instead, a new supercomputer at the Met Office simulated thousands of possible scenarios using current climate patterns.

“Hot dogs: rising heat makes it too hot for Africa’s wild dogs to hunt”

African wild dogs at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe

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Rising temperatures are making it too hot for African wild dogs to hunt and the number of their pups that survive is plummeting, according to a new study. The research is among the first to show a direct impact of increased heat on wildlife that appears well adapted to high temperatures.

“Earth’s sixth mass extinction event under way, scientists warn”

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Scientists analysed both common and rare species and found billions of regional or local populations have been lost. They blame human overpopulation and overconsumption for the crisis and warn that it threatens the survival of human civilisation, with just a short window of time in which to act.

“Vulnerable ‘chokepoints’ threaten global food supply, warns report”

A map of global marine traffic on 26 June 2017 at 15.30 GMT.

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Increasingly vulnerable “chokepoints” are threatening the security of the global food supply, according to a new report. It identifies 14 critical locations, including the Suez canal, Black Sea ports and Brazil’s road network, almost all of which are already hit by frequent disruptions.

“Lynx could return to Britain this year after absence of 1,300 years”

A Eurasian lynx stalking prey in brushwood

Lynx!

After an absence of 1,300 years, the lynx could be back in UK forests by the end of 2017. The Lynx UK Trust has announced it will apply for a trial reintroduction for six lynx into the Kielder forest, Northumberland, following a two-year consultation process with local stakeholders.

“France’s climate plan includes ending fossil fuel vehicle sales by 2040”

France’s climate plan includes ending fossil fuel vehicle sales by 2040

Just one day after we found out that Volvo intends to stop selling cars with exclusively internal combustion engine drivetrains by 2019, France’s minister of the environment Nicolas Hulot has detailed a plan to the Financial Times for the country that includes ending the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars by 2040. The effective ban will be achieved through a mix of financial incentives for alternative fuel vehicles, and increased taxes on older, internal combustion cars.

“Global Warming Might Be Speeding Up”

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-06/global-warming-might-be-speeding-up

Two climate scientists suggest they’ve come closer to resolving a critical debate about how quickly human activity will heat up the planet. The answer isn’t good news.

Some parts of the planet heat up more slowly than others, they explain. But as more time passes, regions once less affected by global warming will get hotter. Thus the bulk of planetary warming this century may actually be back-loaded onto its final decades.