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The greatest period of human prosperity on Earth was built on the natural world and is now bringing catastrophe to it — and potentially us.
Why it matters: Human activity is accelerating this crisis, as habitat loss and climate change exert unprecedented pressure on wildlife.
The big picture: Biodiversity loss directly threatens human well-being by reducing the number of crops and livestock available to produce food, Axios Science editor Andrew Freedman reports.
The bottom line: We're well past the point of just needing to stop habitat loss. More than 500,000 species lack enough habitat right now for long-term survival.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a baby boy on Monday, per the official royal Instagram she shares with her husband, Prince Harry.
There's a new trend for man's best friend, especially the ones that are Instagram-famous: "canine streetwear," writes the Wall Street Journal's Jacob Gallagher (subscription):
Why it matters: "According to the American Pet Products Association, we spent over $72.5 billion on supplies for our furry friends in 2018."