We only just identified this gibbon ... and it is endangered.
Our activities drive even our closest cousins to extinction before we're even noticed what we are doing.

'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species - BBC News

London toxic air warning - Mayor declares public health emergency ...

Public health emergency declared over toxic air in London by Mayor Sadiq Khan

More persecution of wild animals in the name of increased human demand for domesticated farmed animals.

"Because the bison migrate out of the park and carry a disease that can be fatal to cattle, Montana has pushed the Park Service to reduce Yellowstone’s total bison population to less than 3,500. Yellowstone officials have calculated that a herd of 3,000 to 5,000 is necessary for the animals...
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Yellowstone begins controversial bison capture

The data's in: 2016 is a record-breaking warmest year. Scientists 'firmly putting the blame on human activities'

2016 hottest year ever recorded – and scientists say human activity to blame

"CFFC-CDD argues that the Vatican should participate in world politics as a religion and not as a state. Vatican power in global policies on women and reproductive health affects the laws of states, not just laws of churches, which call for personal acts of conscience. States’ laws can prevent people of all religions and those of no religion from having access to condoms for AIDS prevention,...
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Women, Reproductive Rights and the Catholic Church

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Happy belated birthday to Golden Girl Betty White. Childfree and still going strong at 95.
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(US) "If there are women in these highly restrictive states who want abortions but can't get them because there aren't any clinics that they can get to, and that's why abortion's going down, that's not a good thing," Jones said. "But we think the story that's going on in a lot of situations, in a lot of states, is that fewer women are having unintended pregnancies and in turn fewer abortions,...
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U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

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"The greatest virtue of science is that it uses irrefutable facts, data, and evidence to force us to accept the harsh truths that we, flawed humanity, may wish to ignore. Like the fact that children are—scientifically speaking—small bundles of misery."

Studies Confirm: Kids Ruin Your Life

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For environmental and sustainability reasons, as well as for reasons of equity and natural justice, Population Matters strongly supports gender equality and the empowerment of women.
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Global Fund for Women

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Rainforest: "Numerous types of forest conservation policies are being implemented in the tropics today. Alongside traditional instruments like protected areas, other initiatives including development programs, certification schemes and payments for environmental services (PES) are also being carried out. Yet rigorously-quantified knowledge about what works and what does not work remains...
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How effective are tropical forest conservation policies?

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Today, the world’s three major meteorological organisations will reveal how global temperature in 2016 stacked up against previous years. Given exceptional warmth in most months, it is all but guaranteed that scientists will confirm 2016 as the hottest year on record.

Video: NASA's Dr Gavin Schmidt on 2016 as the hottest year on record | Carbon Brief

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Daily Extinction News.
Ever more people driving ever more species to extinction ...

Giraffe Facing Extinction After Devastating Decline | Sci-Tech Today

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World's longest bleaching event ever recorded killed the planet's coral on an unprecedented scale

World sees longest coral bleaching, says study

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In the Sixth Great Extinction Event in geological history a single species is to blame. We are the asteroid, we are the volcano and we grow by 10,000 every hour.
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No-copay birth control was a hallmark of ACA, allowing 55 million women to have more control over their bodies. Now insurance companies would no longer be required to cover contraceptives, and pregnancy would be considered a “pre-existing condition.”

Senate votes to leave 55 million women without affordable birth control

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Mrs Kilmurray, who suffered post-partum depression, said 'no one warns you about the dark sides of motherhood and pregnancy'.
She also shared no one had told her about how much she would change 'mentally and physically' after giving birth to her sons, now 18 months old and five months old.

Mother-of-two shares powerful selfie of her stretch marks

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"Our efforts to date are falling “woefully short” of achieving the greenhouse gas reduction needed to avoid dramatic, probably catastrophic, climate disruption. Bioethicist Travis Rieder shakes things up by asking the question: In the age of climate change, is there a moral imperative not to have children, or to have only one child? This is a line of inquiry most people shy away from, for...
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Our Moral Obligation to Conceive Just One Child

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Where and when could you distribute some? Valentines Day?

Center for Biological Diversity

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"A Scots research team has warned a worldwide rubber shortage is looming as demand grows, costs rise and an adequate man-made substitute is yet to be found. The natural commodity used throughout modern life is dwindling to such an extent that Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh researchers said if farmers in Africa and Asia continue to fell trees at the current rate more than half of the world’s...
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World rubber crisis warning as forest devastation found by Scots conservation team

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The sixth great extinction event in geological history. Since 1970 it has seen humans double while wild animals halved.