Bristol declares ecological emergency

The city council said there has been a ‘worrying decline’ in numbers and diversity of wildlife

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Average size of animals ‘to plummet as humans drive extinction’

Researchers from the University of Southampton say human-pressures mean the average size of animals on Earth will shrink by a quarter in the next 100 years

UN: Healthy ecosystems can provide 37% of climate solution

Since 1990, deforestation has caused the loss of more than 290m hectares of forests that help absorb harmful carbon emissions from the atmosphere

Drought increases CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, say researchers

They found natural ecosystems removed around 30% less carbon from the atmosphere during the driest years