These birds just crashed the UK singles chart

"If we do not start talking about the threats facing nature the inspiration behind so much of our music, poetry and literature may go silent," the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said.

UN report: authors react to news that one million species are threatened

Two of the most experienced authors in environmentalism have sat down with The New Yorker to discuss a new report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The report's revelations on the scale of extinction have been greeted with alarm.