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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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.