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Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

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Animals Are Running Out of Places to Live

The groups of animals you just scrolled through aren’t the only species that have lost a third or more of their global habitat. They’re just some of the mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles researchers can currently track. Most live in…

No estamos para expiar tus pecados climáticos

En mi comunidad, en el sur de Costa Rica, la ceiba es un árbol sagrado. Se eleva por encima de todos los demás árboles en nuestros bosques, con un dosel que puede crecer hasta 70 metros. Mi pueblo, el bribri,…

My Community Doesn’t Exist Just to Absolve You of Your Climate Sins

In my community in southern Costa Rica, the Ceiba tree is sacred. It towers above all other trees in our forests, with a canopy that can grow as high as 230 feet. My people, the Bribri, have always looked at…

Giving Thanks for a Beloved Sugar Maple

The old maple is dying. It faded slowly at first, but last summer it began to go fast, its lichen-covered limbs snapping and falling to the ground, the gray bark covered with dark green moss. It has far fewer leaves….

Brazil, Indonesia and Congo Sign Rainforest Protection Pact

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt — The three countries that are home to more than half of the world’s tropical rainforests — Brazil, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo — are pledging to work together to establish a “funding mechanism”…

Nepal Fights Deforestation, and Wins

KANKALI COMMUNITY FOREST, Nepal — The old man moved gingerly, hill after hill, cutting dry shrubs until he was surrounded by trees that had grown from seedlings he had planted two decades ago. He pointed to a row of low…

Our Changing World: The Climate Crisis in Pictures

By The New York Times Nov. 8, 2022 Climate change does not lend itself to easy documentation. Like nature itself, it can move slowly. Change can come in increments, and it is not always clear what to make of it….

Brazil’s Presidential Election Will Determine the Planet’s Future

On Oct. 30, Brazilians go to the polls to elect their next president. But at stake is something far more important than just the leadership of one of the world’s largest economies. Whoever wins will inherit control over more than…

Where Have All the Cèpes Gone?

LAC LABELLE, Quebec — The leaves are almost gone now, after a spectacular display. The noisy formations of geese have flown south; imprints of deer hooves and even a black bear’s paws have replaced the kayaks and sand castles on…

What the World Will Lose if Ancient Trees Die Out

Old trees are in big trouble. Whole forests with fire-resistant giant sequoias up to 3,000 years in age have recently gone up in flames. Whole stands of drought-resistant Great Basin bristlecone pine, a species that can reach 5,000 years in…

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