Natural world being destroyed at rate ‘never seen before’, WWF warns as report reveals catastrophic decline of global wildlife
Species overexploitation is also having a devastating impact on wildlife, according to the report.
Direct causes of overexploitation include unsustainable hunting, poaching or harvesting, whether for subsistence or legal, and illegal, wildlife trade.
An average decline of 68 per cent in the past 50 years is catastrophic, and clear evidence of the damage human activity is doing to the natural world. »
South Dakota governor uses coronavirus relief funds for $5 million tourism ad despite COVID surge
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's administration announced Tuesday that it is using federal coronavirus relief funds to pay for a $5 million tourism ad campaign aimed at drawing people to the state.
Celebrate what makes America great, and experience the Great Faces and Great Places of South Dakota. pic.twitter.com/lLBW8538Tj — Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) August 26, 2020.
It offers dramatic footage of South Dakota scenery such as Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park, then concludes with the governor introducing herself and pitching a visit to South Dakota. »
Stephen Hawking's ashes buried in Westminster Abbey
LONDON — The ashes of Stephen Hawking were buried Friday in a corner of Westminster Abbey that honors some of Britain's greatest scientists, between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton.
When he was diagnosed, at the age of 22, he was given only a few years to live.
Hawking conducted groundbreaking research into black holes and the origins of the universe, and gained global fame as a popularizer and communicator of science. »
USPS removed 711 sorting machines this year, new court documents show
(CNN) The United States Postal Service removed 711 mail-sorting machines from postal facilities -- the highest level in at least four years -- according to new court testimony from top-ranking agency officials.
The numbers in the court papers, provided by USPS official Jason DeChambeau, show this is the most machines removed since fiscal year 2016.
The Postal Service removed an average of approximately 388 machines from facilities per year from 2015 through 2019. »