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A brief history of plastic. Greta Thunberg and "Fridays for Future" – a growing student movement. Captive tigers in the U.S. outnumber those in the wild. It's a problem. This story appears in the December 2019 issue of National Geographic magazine.

Captive tigers in the U.S. outnumber those in the wild. It's a problem.

We heard them before we saw them. Their squawks echoed from inside the neat, ranch-style home, sounding more like parrots than tiger cubs. Then James Garretson carried Hulk into the living room, where the McCabe family waited on the couch. The kids giggled as he placed the squirming cub on nine-year-old Ariel’s lap and pushed a baby bottle into its mouth. “Hold the bottle, just like that. Everyone beamed, fondling Hulk’s rough, striped fur as Garretson hovered nearby. Garretson lured him back with another bottle to give Ariel’s five-year-old brother, James, a turn. Insights 7 Prepositional phrases. This Changes Everything – The Book. Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Observer Book of the Year New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of the Year Forget everything you think you know about global warming.

This Changes Everything – The Book

The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate. We have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge.

Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Fires Ravage the Amazon. Stacey Dooley: Totuus halpamuodista. The mysterious origins of life on Earth - Luka Seamus Wright. Donald J. Trump Saves the Planet. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary by Ami Vitale. Iceland holds funeral for first glacier lost to climate change. Iceland has marked its first-ever loss of a glacier to climate change as scientists warn that hundreds of other ice sheets on the subarctic island risk the same fate.

Iceland holds funeral for first glacier lost to climate change

As the world recently marked the warmest July ever on record, a bronze plaque was mounted on a bare rock in a ceremony on the barren terrain once covered by the Okjökull glacier in western Iceland. Around 100 people walked up the mountain for the ceremony, including Iceland’s prime minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the former UN human rights commissioner Mary Robinson, and local researchers and colleagues from the United States who pioneered the commemoration project. This incredible animation shows how deep the ocean really is. Joel Pett: The cartoon seen 'round the world. I've drawn slightly upwards of 7,000 editorial cartoons in my career.

Joel Pett: The cartoon seen 'round the world

Most of them have a one-day shelf life, are glanced at and discarded in the daily detritus. A few may become subjects of minor controversy. Others might get reprinted in other papers, news magazines, textbooks; find their way onto refrigerator or office doors, or occasionally get shown on television or ranted about on radio. I am a migrant. This is the most dangerous time for our planet. As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble.

This is the most dangerous time for our planet

Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the world’s great universities. The Next Green Revolution. For decades, environmentalists have warned of a coming climate crisis.

The Next Green Revolution

Nature Is Speaking. Man's complaint about dead worm in his cucumber escalated hilariously. LONDON — The world of Facebook-based customer complaints can sometimes be a strange, wonderful place.

Man's complaint about dead worm in his cucumber escalated hilariously

Wes Metcalfe's recent post on British supermarket Tesco's wall is a perfect example of this — it started with a dead worm in a cucumber, and somehow ended with Tesco adapting a famous Oasis song to act as tribute for the worm's funeral. But let's back up a step. The whole thing started on Saturday, with the following post. When this man complained using Eminem lyrics Asos let him down awfully.

When your item hasn't been delivered, any old Facebook user can rattle off a clear and concise message of complaint.

When this man complained using Eminem lyrics Asos let him down awfully

Jay Whalley from Preston went one better when his blazer wasn't delivered. The complaint, crafted in line to the lyrics of Eminem's Stan, has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook, as has the response that Jay received and subsequently posted. We have no idea what this is from. 2/10 response, if we're honest. How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life. Twenty-five years ago, the Midlands villages of Moira, Donisthorpe and Overseal overlooked a gruesome landscape.

How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life

The communities were surrounded by opencast mines, old clay quarries, spoil heaps, derelict coal workings, polluted waterways and all the other ecological wreckage of heavy industry. The air smelt and tasted unpleasant and the land was poisoned. There were next to no trees, not many jobs and little wildlife. Following the closure of the pits, people were deserting the area for Midlands cities such as Birmingham, Derby and Leicester. The future looked bleak. From field to fork: the six stages of wasting food. Every second, an amount of food equal to the weight of a sedan car is thrown away in the US – about 60m tons a year.

From field to fork: the six stages of wasting food

It starts at the farm. Rate of species extinction 'no longer within safe limit' for humans, experts warn. Animals and plants are going extinct so quickly that world biodiversity loss is no longer within a “safe limit” and could start to threaten much of the planet’s ability to support humans, according to a major new study. Experts analysed nearly 2.4 million records about more than 39,000 species at 18,600 different places around the world. What they discovered was that for 58.1 per cent of the world’s land surface the loss of biodiversity was serious enough to call into question its ability to sustain the 5.3 billion people who live there. The research, published in the prestigious journal Science, comes as scientists are considering redefining the current geological epoch as the Anthropocene – because of humanity’s dramatic effects on the Earth, including what many fear will be the planet’s sixth mass extinction of life.

“We know biodiversity loss affects ecosystem function, but how it does this is not entirely clear. This photographer has captured the lines dividing the rich and the poor using a drone. An American photographer has portrayed South’s Africa’s social inequality in an epic photography project using drones. Johnny Miller, who now lives in Cape Town has used a drone in his latest project “Unequal Scenes” to capture inequality in South Africa. One of the places he photographed was the boundary between Masiphumelele and Lake Michelle, which he described as “one of the most dramatic examples of informal settlements”: Picture: Johnny Miller/Millefoto The idea to use drones sparked in Miller’s head after winning the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship in 2011 and being offered a chance to study his master's degree in another country, which he chose to do it in South Africa.

He told indy100 that during his studies, he became interested in “spatial planning and the architecture of the city, specifically the particular way that was done under apartheid”. Meet the closest relatives to the first humans. An indigenous people in Southern Africa, they are our oldest human ancestors, DNA testing proving the San are direct descendants of the first Homo sapiens.

But today their culture, traditions and heritage are at risk of being lost forever. The San live across South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Namibia. Asian ydin taitaa olla tässä. - Kemikaalicocktail. What are the plurals of 'octupus', 'hippopotamus', and 'syllabus'? Amazon River: Massive coral reef discovered.

A team of scientists from Brazil and the United States discovered the reef in the muddy waters at the mouth of the Amazon, according to a report published in the journal Science on Friday. The reef system spans 3,600-square miles along the ocean floor, stretching from French Guiana to Brazil's Maranhao state along the edge of South America's continental shelf. The finding is surprising because large rivers normally create gaps in reef distribution due to unfavorable conditions such as salinity, pH and light penetration. However, this coral reef system seems to be healthy, according to the report.

Europe will soon be hit by deadly 'once-in-a-century' extreme weather every year. Europe will soon be hit by deadly, "once-in-a-century" extreme weather events every year, a study has found. Severe wildfires, river floods and windstorms will affect certain areas of the continent annually by 2050, according to research published in the journal Climatic Changes. The study concludes the issue is at “historically high levels” and Europe will undergo a “progressive and strong increase in overall climate hazard”, with a particular impact on the south-western regions. The researchers suggest key hotspots will emerge along coastlines and in floodplains in southern and western Europe, which are often highly populated and economically pivotal.

Watch Godzilla-like sea creature use razor-sharp teeth. Overpopulation – The Root Cause of Our Problems – Why Is It a Taboo Topic? By Tim Prosser | 30 July 2014Scratch Space. Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice. Podcasts. Huge craters appearing in Russia worry scientists. REUTERS/Vladimir Pushkarev/Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration. If the world were 100 people: One video that explains how unequal the world is. If the world's population was shrunk down to 100 people, one person would control 50 per cent of the money, 15 would be malnourished and 13 would not have access to clean water.

February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount. Global temperatures in February smashed previous monthly records by an unprecedented amount, according to Nasa data, sparking warnings of a climate emergency. The result was “a true shocker, and yet another reminder of the incessant long-term rise in global temperature resulting from human-produced greenhouse gases”, wrote Jeff Masters and Bob Henson in a blog on the Weather Underground, which analysed the data released on Saturday. The most lightning-struck place on Earth - Graeme Anderson. Hurricane Katrina (full video) Mapping the World's Air Pollution in Real Time. Worldwide, outdoor air pollution causes more than 3 million premature deaths each year.

While some cities have already reached hazardous levels of air pollution—such as Delhi, India, with smog practically covering the city daily—others are coming dangerously close. This is according to a new interactive map detailing most of the world’s air quality with real-time data. The map comes from Beijing-based environmental group Air Quality Index China, which worked with environmental protection agencies in more than 70 countries.

Names of Animals, Babies and Groups- Earth - Weird and wonderful photo quiz. Rapper Prince Ea Is 'Sorry' For Future Generations This Earth Day. BBC Earth - Natural Disasters - facts, videos & pictures. What Humans Are Really Doing to Our Planet, in 19 Jaw-Dropping Images - Mic. Last week, Pope Francis and church officials encouraged everyone to consume less and think more about our impact on the environment. It's a timely warning because the next six months will be critical to our future.