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There is only one place in the world where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers still co-exist in the wild. Environmental activist Farwiza Farhan is fighting to protect this last wilderness, Sumatra's Leuser Ecosystem.
Currently, for every 5 billion trees planted, 15 billion are cut down. In the wake of wildfires and rapid deforestation, seedballs (aka seedbombs) might be the solution we need to grow back the world’s trees.
$1 Million Grant Keeps ‘Super Coral’ Research Alive: Scientists will continue the work of the late Ruth Gates to develop corals that are more resistant to the effects of climate change and create reefs that provide natural coastal protection.
At UN climate talks, Trump team plans sideshow on coal, repeating a strategy that infuriated global-warming activists during last year's talks. "Promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit."
An investigative report from Greenpeace claims that RSPO member Bumitama, which supplies the likes of Unilever, Mars and Mondelez, concealed connections to firms that cleared Indonesian forests illegally with an elaborate cover-up ploy.
Changing the serotonin levels in crickets makes them less active and less aggressive. But changing the dopamine levels of crickets did not change their behavior. These results raise the issue of how increasing levels of pharmaceuticals leaking into nature through our wastewater may affect animals.
Sharks have returned to Maya Bay in Thailand months after the tourist spot made famous by film The Beach was closed to the public. Video footage posted by the Thai government shows a large number of blacktip reef sharks in the bay on Koh Phi Phi Lei island.
Finland's president to Donald Trump: We don't rake forests - During a visit to wildfires-hit California, the US president had said Finland routinely raked its forests to foil fires. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto responded, saying he was not sure where Trump got the idea.
If warming rises more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and no adequate adaptation measures are implemented, Europe is in danger of being exposed to more frequent and intense extreme weather conditions, which will also have significant economic impacts.
Thousands of people have descended on central London for a “day of rebellion” in protest over the looming climate crisis. The group is calling on the government to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2025
The EPA Gives Its Website a Pro-Fracking Makeover - New report chronicles changes the EPA has made to its webpage on fracking. The EPA now praises the economic benefits of fracking, as it continues (since January) to promote the fossil fuel industry in general.
Thousands gather to block London bridges in climate rebellion - The move is part of a campaign of mass civil disobedience organised by a new group, Extinction Rebellion, which wants to force governments to treat the threats of climate breakdown and extinction as a crisis.
In 72 hours it’s gone from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is crazy for asking Dems to take a global apocalypse seriously, to Dems stampeding to support climate action. It’s almost as if a legislator having the guts to do the right thing can pressure other legislators to also do the right thing...
4,260 new solar panels have successfully been installed on seventh floor of Terminal 1 parking garage at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The solar panels and other conservation measures are expected to reduce airport’s overall electricity bill by nearly half.
Long term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with increased risk of obesity. Noise generates stress and affects our sleep. It alters hormone levels and increases blood pressure. Moreover, among other effects, sleep disturbance deregulates glucose metabolism and alters the appetite.
Coral possibly on the rebound: Small signs of new growth evident along the Kohala Coast - For the past three years or so, ideal snorkeling spots such as Kauna’oa Bay have appeared nearly dormant.
Setting the whales free - Edward Lyman, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback National Marine Sanctuary’s natural resources management specialist from Maui, has helped disentangle more than 100 whales and other marine animals over the past 24 years.
In Victim-Blaming Response to California's Wildfires, Trump Ignores 'Inextricable' Link to Climate Crisis. "The lives of billions of people, Californians included, are at risk because of the denial of the Trump Administration."
China, Russia and Canada’s current climate policies would drive the world above a catastrophic 5C of warming by the end of the century, according to a study that ranks the climate goals of different countries.
"When I respectfully join young people in an action promoting climate action while encouraging leadership decisions, it’s 'divisive.' Yet when *other* Dems hold the Speaker vote hostage unless conservative concessions are made, it’s business as usual." - AOC
Secret videos reveal workers beating sheep on English & Scottish farms - Wool-shearing footage, filmed by campaigners on 49 farms, appears to show animals being kicked, slapped & beaten with metal clippers
"Plant-based replacements for each of the major animal categories in the United States can produce twofold to 20-fold more nutritionally similar food per unit cropland. Replacing all animal-based items with plant-based replacement diets can add enough food to feed 350 million additional people."
National broadcast TV news mentioned climate change in less than 4 percent of California wildfire coverage. On the local level, TV news programs on California stations included discussion of climate change in numerous segments about the ongoing wildfires