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The Iran Deal

The MAHB addresses the web of interconnected global environmental and social problems that  are destroying the biosphere that supports […]

Pope Francis on Animal Liberation

Jane Gray Morrison, Michael Charles Tobias

Pope Francis’s “‘Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’ Of The Holy Father Franciscus On Care For Our Common Home’” […]


The Center for Biological Diversity is asking, “What does a #CrowdedPlanet look like to you?” More than […]

Futureproofing America with a Yardfarming Revolution

Cullen Pope, Erik Assadourian

Yardfarmers is a new reality TV/documentary series hybrid for release in Spring 2017. The show will follow […]

YoungProfsNet: Professional Development of Environmental and Social Consulting Practitioners

An international cooperative network of young professionals Young environmental and social development professionals join forces to foster […]

From public to planetary health: a manifesto

Learn more about the Lancet Commission: The Lancet: Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The […]

Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on planetary health

As a Commission, we conclude that the continuing degradation of natural systems threatens to reverse the health […]

Millions more people will likely suffer a nutrient deficiency by 2050 — and you can blame our carbon emissions

Chelsea Harvey reports on the recent study published in The Lancet that found increasing amounts of carbon […]

Another Aussie Parrot at Risk

Andrew Beattie, Anne H. Ehrlich, Christine Turnbull, Paul R. Ehrlich

In a previous post to the MAHB Blog the story of the endangered orange-bellied parrot of Tasmania […]

Planetary Health

Read the full Lancet Commission: The Lancet: Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The […]

News from Yardfarmers

This week Yardfarmers turns its focus to Rooftop Agriculture! Check out past stories here. What happens when you take […]

World Population Day 2015

July 11th marked World Population Day 2015. A day designated by the United Nations in 1989 to raise […]

Accelerated modern human-induced species losses: Entering the sixth mass extinction

What is the magnitude of anthropogenic extinctions? Many skeptics assert that predictions of a Sixth Mass Extinction […]

When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job

Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can’t […]

Open Call: Landscape paintings of California’s Central Coast region

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History seeks landscape paintings of California’s Central Coast region, including inland […]

The Sustainability Conundrum

Richard Hampton

Science is telling us that our world is in trouble. We have too many people consuming too […]

No, We’re Not Headed for a Mini-Ice Age

Phil Plait explains the errors behind claims that recent research predicting drops in the Sun’s magnetic activity means […]

Varied Views (Dark, Light, in Between) of Earth’s Anthropocene Age

Andrew C. Revkin, an author known for his belief in the potential for a good human age, […]

Demystifying ocean acidification and biodiversity impacts

The California Academy of Sciences breaks the complex topic of ocean acidification down to the basics and […]

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks, an independent report commissioned by […]

10,000 Endangered Species Condoms to Be Given Away for World Population Day

As part of World Population Day on Saturday, July 11, the Center for Biological Diversity is distributing […]

China Submits its Climate Action Plan Ahead of 2015 Paris Agreement

Bonn, 30 June 2015 – The People’s Republic of China has submitted its new climate action plan […]

This is My Earth: Crowdsourcing Biodiversity Conservation

Alon Tal

On June 12th, the International Union for Conservation of Nature released its most recent inventory about mammal […]

By slowing population growth, family planning can help address food insecurity and climate change

“Slowing the rapid growth of human population through strengthened voluntary family planning services would powerfully and inexpensively […]

The butterfly plant arms-race escalated by gene and genome duplications

Coevolutionary interactions are understood to have generated much of the diversity on Earth, but how did the […]

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