"WHERE SCIENCE GETS RESPECT!" Wildfires burn across Russia amid a hot, dry summer. Even regions free from fire are dealing with the smoke. A NASA image.
Saturday, 19 May 2018
One-Third of Protected Areas 'Highly Degraded' By Humans, Study Finds
A traffic jam on the road to the famed Lake Louise in Jasper National Park, Canada. PinP photo.
A study published in Science Friday presents what authors call a sobering "reality check" on global efforts to protect biodiversity—one third of all conservation areas set aside as wildlife sanctuaries or national parks are "highly degraded" by human activities. More here.