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Written by: Kimberly White On December 24, 2018, Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced that the Indonesian province of Bali is officially banning single-use plastics. The ban is a welcome step in Bali’s battle against plastic pollution. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest...
Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Nepal announced that the country’s wild tiger population has nearly doubled since 2009. Nepal estimates 235 wild tigers are roaming the country today compared to 198 in 2013 and 121 in 2009.  At this rate, Nepal...
Courtesy of Written by: Alessandro R Demaio, Jessica Fanzo, and Mario Herrero If we’re serious about feeding the world’s growing population healthy food, and not ruining the planet, we need to get used to a new style of eating. This includes...
Courtesy of Written by: Steve Carver and Lex Comber There aren’t many corners of the world left untouched by humanity. Recent research has highlighted that just 23% of the planet’s land surface(excluding Antarctica) and 13% of the ocean can now be classified as wilderness, representing nearly a 10% decline over...
Written by: Kimberly White In December, Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage, confirmed the plastic bag phase out for retailers. From July 1, 2019, retailers will be prohibited from selling or giving away single-use plastic shopping bags. As of 2018, the nation...
Written by: Karen Filbee-Dexter Did you know that there are forests in the Arctic? Lush underwater forests of large brown seaweeds (kelps) are particularly striking in the Arctic, especially in contrast to the land where ice scour (scraping of sea ice...
Written by: Matthew Harris If you have turned on a TV or read the news during the past few months, you have probably heard of the widespread fires that wrought havoc on the Amazon rainforest this year. Fires occur in...
Written by: Stephanie Manuzak Rainforests are an important defense against climate change because they absorb carbon. But many are being destroyed on a massive scale. In the tropics, farmers often slash and burn forests to clear fertile land for crops. The...
Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Ming Chun Tang What if you could plant trees just by paying your bills? In the Philippines, a mobile payment platform is helping users play their part in reforesting one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, home to over...
Written by: Victoria Masterson Wetlands, forests, national parks and wildlife reserves in 16 countries are part of a campaign that is raising standards for nature conservation. The sites are members of the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas –...
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