Tens of millions of sharks, large and small, are slaughtered each year for their fins.
Japan has never really stopped hunting whales, but its decision to leave the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling to resume commercial whaling, effective July 1, has renewed attention to Japan and why its leaders are making the move. The
It’s been more than 14 years since Hurricane Ivan made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States as a Category 3 storm, with wind speeds approaching 200 kilometers per hour and a destructive storm surge. Worse is what’s
Bleaching can easily upset the delicate balance of these finely tuned systems.
The global impacts of small-scale fisheries include millions of tons of catch every year, often in places of high biodiversity.
There’s long been concern about the exotic pet trade, but scientists don’t know as much as they’d like about the economic, social, and ecological factors that drive the trade – especially when it comes to people making decisions that lead