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EarthTalk: Conservation Efforts for Species on Sinking Islands

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Are there any conservation efforts focused on animal species endemic to islands likely to be submerged by rising sea levels? — H. Wyeth, Anahola, HI Islands are indeed likely to be the areas hardest hit by our warming climate. The…

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Tuvalu’s Ian Fry Gives Impassioned Plea at COP15 for the Fate of His Country

As has been widely reported, plenary sessions where suspended last Wednesday when Tuvalu’s chief negotiator Ian Fry pleaded for consideration of the “Tuvalu Protocol” calling for strengthening of the Kyoto Protocol and sharply limiting greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of containing global temperature rise to within 1.5 degrees Celsius – far more than developed nations are proposing. On Friday he…

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