When Your Planet Calls 911

The systems that allow life on earth to exist are breaking down. We’re responsible. But we also have the power to turn things around.

May 10, 2019
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The planet is sending us an unmistakable signal that we need to wake up and take real action to combat the climate crisis. And this is the decade we need to do it.

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Two species of tiny stonefly have been added to the Endangered Species List because their habitat is expected to melt by 2030.

Voices

Members of the evangelical community traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet their representatives and voice their concerns about the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act.

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In the latest issue of the literary quarterly McSweeney’s, 10 short-story writers imagine what the world might look like in 20 years without effective climate action.

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Scientists say we must fight the biodiversity crisis and climate change at the same time.

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A new novel imagines what life in Bangkok would be like if nearly half the city were underwater—which some experts say is a real possibility.

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So we’d better get it together and do something NOW.

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As the IUCN meets this week in Hawaii, a new report highlights the biggest threats to the planet's most endangered species.

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Researchers show why it’s crucial that we protect biodiversity at all costs.

Guide

The U.N. report warns that dire impacts from climate change will arrive sooner than many expected. Here’s why we need to follow the report’s advice, and why every ton of emissions reductions can make a difference.

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Hawaiians will never again hear the song of George the Snail. The fate of Achatinella apexfulva is a cautionary tale of decorative gardens, imported cannibals, and snail sex (or lack thereof).

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The president’s terrible policies could leave an indelible mark on the country’s biological heritage.