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07 03 2021 | 07:43

Why keeping one mature street tree is far better for humans and nature than planting lots of new ones.

The net ecosystem service of an urban tree is worth thousands of dollars. Thanks to Victorian street planners, many British streets were designed to be full of big trees and, with 84% of the…

07 03 2021 | 07:15

'A duty of care': Australian teenagers take their climate crisis plea to court.

Anj Sharma, 16, and her team hope to force change they say is not coming quickly enough from government. Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun head to an Australian court on Tuesday to launch what…

07 03 2021 | 07:11

Harmful Chemicals Found in 25% of Children’s Toys, UNEP Study Finds.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS -Infants and young children are particularly sensitive to chemical exposure due to their rapid metabolic rate, high surface area to body weight ratio, and fast growing organs and…

04 03 2021 | 07:39

UK accused of ‘rank hypocrisy’ over Cumbria mine as it hosts coal phase-out summit.

‘Ending coal use, whether for power generation or for industry, is crucial for facing down the climate emergency,’ said one campaigner. The government has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” as it…

04 03 2021 | 07:32

Wind power company vows to help save critically endangered California condor.

The condor, a vulture threatened by giant wind turbines, may be helped by energy company’s breeding project. An energy company in California is teaming up with federal wildlife officials and the…

04 03 2021 | 07:05

Uganda and Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal.

Tanzania and Uganda have signed an agreement allowing for the construction of a 1,445 km (898 miles) crude oil pipeline. The $3.5bn (£2.7m) project will connect Uganda's oil fields to Tanzania's…

03 03 2021 | 11:50

Climate change causes shortage of wood used to make famed Stratocaster guitars used by Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones.

Sainted grandfather of electric guitars will no longer be made with the type of ash that causes its special ‘twang’, because of climate change. The wood that is used to make the guitars of some of…

03 03 2021 | 10:41

Arch planning for Black Thunder mine’s closure as U.S. coal demand continues to shrink.

The owner of the second-largest coal mine in the U.S. by production volume is planning for the asset’s closure as retirement dates approach for several plants that burn much of the mine’s fuel.

03 03 2021 | 10:41

Sustainable Toilet Paper: Buying Guide to the Good, Better, and Best.

Making an informed buying decision about sustainable bathroom products, like toilet paper, takes more than a trip to the store. The whole lifecycle of the paper and packaging determines whether your…

03 03 2021 | 10:23

Human destruction of nature is 'senseless and suicidal', warns UN chief.

UN report offers bedrock for hope for broken planet, says António Guterres. Humanity is waging a “senseless and suicidal” war on nature that is causing human suffering and enormous economic losses…

03 03 2021 | 10:20

Greenpeace Africa: January - February Newsletter | Here we go

2020 was a year of disruption, awakening, and change, with many things forced onto us that were outside of our control. There was no hiding from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts, the Black Lives…

03 03 2021 | 10:14

Emails Reveal: U.S. Officials Sided With Agrochemical Giant Bayer to Overturn Mexico's Glyphosate Ban.

While Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has given farmers in the country a 2024 deadline to stop using glyphosate, The Guardian reported Tuesday that agrochemical company Bayer, industry…

03 03 2021 | 09:33

The simple 'seedballs' giving Kenya's forests a helping hand.

At first glance, the round black pellets could easily be mistaken for animal dung. But these hardy little balls contain acacia seeds that are helping regrow Kenya's depleted forests. In a tranche of…

03 03 2021 | 08:55

First Arctic Navigation in February Sends a Worrying Climate Signal.

Melting ice in the Arctic allowed a gas tanker to sail through the Northern Sea Route in the middle of winter. A tanker sailed through Arctic sea ice in February for the first time, the latest sign…

03 03 2021 | 08:47

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests.

Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon. More fierce and frequent fires are reducing forest density and tree size and may damage…

03 03 2021 | 08:38

Educating Zimbabwe: illegal ‘home schools’ defy lockdown in townships.

Priced out of online access, poor children are turning to backyard teachers as Covid closes state classrooms. It’s Friday morning and Help Mabwe is preparing to give the day’s illicit lessons. Round…

03 03 2021 | 08:37

One Large Pie, Extra Sustainability: Dispelling Pizza Box Recycling Myths.

By Jeff Chalovich, chief commercial officer and president, Corrugated Packaging, WestRock

03 03 2021 | 08:22

WHO: 1 in 4 people projected to have hearing problems by 2050.

Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide ─ or 1 in 4 people ─ will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, warns the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first World Report on Hearing, released…

01 03 2021 | 14:32

Registration Open for Launch Events of 2021 Regional Climate Weeks: 3-4 March/2021

Registration is now open for a series of regional events 3-4 March that will launch and set the scene for the 2021 edition of the Regional Climate Weeks.

01 03 2021 | 13:50

Electricity needed to mine bitcoin is more than used by 'entire countries'

Bitcoin mining – the process in which a bitcoin is awarded to a computer that solves a complex series of algorithm – is a deeply energy intensive process. It’s not just the value of bitcoin that has…