Each year, more than 100 million tons of nitrogen are spread on crops in the form of synthetic fertilizer.
Just 5% of the Southern Ocean is protected, leaving biodiversity hotspots exposed to threats from human activity.
Banned and disused chemicals from an industrial past continue to poison wildlife in rivers throughout the United Kingdom.
Nowhere, it seems, is immune from plastic pollution, least of all the oceans.
When bushfires strike, pollutants absorbed by plants are re-released into the air with smoke and ash.
Biodiversity loss is obviously happening. So why have we failed to act and do what needs to be done?