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31 05 2020 | 09:08

Closing the gap: financing the transition towards an inclusive blue economy. 10 June 2020

Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2020 Time:  4-5pm (GMT+1) Where: Online, using Zoom

31 05 2020 | 08:38

Land area almost the size of UK needed to sustain nation’s demand.

As research shows growth in UK’s land footprint, WWF and RSPB call for action amid fears that destruction of nature is raising risk of the next pandemic​. New research by WWF and RSPB has found the…

31 05 2020 | 08:00

Public Parks Matter More Than Ever During a Pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered humans' relationship with natural landscapes in ways that may be long-lasting. One of its most direct effects on people's daily lives is reduced access to public…

31 05 2020 | 07:53

10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth.

The United Nations suggests that climate change is not just the defining issue of our time, but we are also at a defining moment in history. Weather patterns are changing and will threaten food…

31 05 2020 | 07:51

Harmful Algal Blooms Are Increasing Across the U.S.

During summer in central New York, residents often enjoy a refreshing dip in the region's peaceful lakes. But sometimes swimming is off-limits because of algae blooms that can make people sick. "…

31 05 2020 | 07:51

Trump Rollback Allows Hunters to Kill Bears and Wolves in Their Dens.

In another reversal of Obama-era regulations, the Trump administration is having the National Park Service rescind a 2015 order that protected bears and wolves within protected lands.

31 05 2020 | 07:50

'We've never seen this': wildlife thrives in closed US national parks.

Deer, bobcats and black bears are gathering around parts of Yosemite national park typically teeming with visitors Earlier this month, for the first time in recent memory, pronghorns ventured into…

31 05 2020 | 07:49

Coral Rescue Team Races to Save Endangered Corals From Mystery Killer.

Six years ago, during a global coral bleaching event and after the Port of Miami was dredged, endangered corals on Florida's coral reef began rapidly wasting away and dying. Their "mystery killer,"…

31 05 2020 | 07:45

Cyclone Slams India, Bangladesh, Leaving 84 Dead and Millions Displaced During Pandemic.

At least 84 people were killed when Cyclone Amphan walloped India and Bangladesh Wednesday, bringing "war-like" destruction to the city of Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal, The Guardian…

31 05 2020 | 07:44

Corporations Don't Have to Pay Pollution Fines During COVID-19.

Corporations that flouted environmental regulations and spewed pollutants into the air and dumped them into waterways will not be required to pay the fines they agreed to during the pandemic,…

31 05 2020 | 07:39

5 Reasons Why Biodiversity Matters – to Human Health, the Economy and Your Wellbeing.

Biodiversity is critically important – to your health, to your safety and, probably, to your business or livelihood.

31 05 2020 | 07:31

Locust Swarms Head for India Ahead of Planting Season.

Indian authorities are helping farmers mount a pesticide spraying campaign to fight the swarms of desert locusts which have already devastated crops across Pakistan and 

31 05 2020 | 07:19

Worried About Biodiversity? End Industrial Activity in the Rainforest.

Biodiversity loss is a global crisis. In May last year, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warned that over 1,000,000 species are threatened …

31 05 2020 | 07:15

Birds Are Eating Hundreds of Plastic Bits Daily, New Studies Find.

The gruesome images of whales and deer dying after mistaking plastic for food has helped put into perspective just how severe the plastic waste crisis is. Now, a new study finds that it is not just…

31 05 2020 | 07:12

The Recycling Dilemma: Good Plastic, Bad plastic?

When it comes to recycling and recyclability, very little, it seems is straightforward — even something as seemingly simple as orange juice can present a conundrum. In Germany, many smaller shops…

31 05 2020 | 07:12

'This makes Chinese medicine look bad': TCM supporters condemn illegal wildlife trade

Experts warn the exploitation of endangered animals such as pangolin and tiger is tarnishing the industry Supporters and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have warned that the discipline…

31 05 2020 | 07:11

Climate Crisis Brings India's Worst Locust Invasion in Decades.

India is facing its worst desert locust invasion in nearly 30 years, and the climate crisis is partly to blame.

31 05 2020 | 07:04

Rio Tinto blasts 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site to expand iron ore mine.

Mining company was given permission to blast Juukan Gorge cave, which provided a 4,000-year-old genetic link to present-day traditional owners A sacred site in Western Australia that showed 46,000…

28 05 2020 | 08:58

World health leaders urge green recovery from coronavirus crisis.

Open letter to G20 leaders says addressing climate breakdown key to global revival. Doctors and medical professionals from around the globe have called on world leaders to ensure a green recovery…

28 05 2020 | 08:53

Humanity must take this chance to find a new 'normal' – and safeguard our planet.

Climate risks and opportunities need to be incorporated into the financial system as well as public policymaking and infrastructure There is a lot of talk about getting back to normal after the…