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Chevron launches $10bn renewables plan

Chevron will spend $10bn over the next seven years to increase its renewable energy production and cut its carbon pollution, as pressure mounts on US oil producers to clean up their operations.

2.6 Million Acres of Grassland Habitat Lost in North American Great Plains in One Year

Across the U.S. and Canadian Great Plains, approximately 2.6 million acres of intact grassland – an area larger than Yellowstone National Park – were plowed up in 2019 to make room for row-crop production, according to World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2021 Plowprint Report. The new findings represent an increase of 500,000 acres of grassland conversion over the previous year, highlighting a concerning trend for one of the least protected and most at-risk biomes on the planet.

WWF Statement on New Shark and Ray Assessment

A major study re-assessing the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status for all sharks, rays and chimeras reveals that over 1/3 of all these species are now at risk of extinction caused by over-fishing. Governments and regional fisheries bodies must act now to stop over-fishing and prevent a global extinction crisis. The experts found that the number of threatened species has doubled since the last global study while the number of endangered and critically endangered species has more than tripled. Three species have been classified as “possibly extinct,” not having been recorded for 80 years on average. All threatened sharks and rays are being depleted by over-fishing, with habitat loss and destruction and climate change compounding the risks, affecting 1 in 3 and 1 in 10 species respectively.