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Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Natasha Vizcarra This topic will be explored at the Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2019 on 22–23 June. Register to attend or tune-in digitally here. It’s easy to get lost in the narrow channels of a mangrove forest. On either...
Written by: Kimberly White  The United States is taking ambitious action to tackle the climate crisis and address biodiversity loss. In an executive order, President Joe Biden committed to conserving at least 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by...
Written by: Mark Sumner With many shops closed due to pandemic restrictions, Black Friday 2020 might have looked different from the frantic buying sprees of years past. But one thing remained the same: the relentless pace of fast fashion. Environmentalists criticised one...
Written by: Kimberly White  Ethiopia planted a record-breaking 353,633,660 trees in 12 hours on July 29th. Initially setting out to plant 200 million trees, the nation exceeded the goal by more than 153 million.  India had previously held the World Record....
Written by: Graham J. C. Underwood I drafted this while looking north over the frozen Lincoln Sea, at the northernmost tip of Ellesmere Island in Canada. I was at Alert, a Canadian Forces Station which, at 82°N, is the...
Written by: Sean Fleming Londoners worrying about air quality can now breathe a little easier, thanks to news from the city’s mayor. There have been “dramatic improvements in London’s air quality across the capital since 2016,” the office of London...
Written by: Giulia Wegner and Kris Murray The world is at greater risk of infectious diseases that originate in wildlife because people are encroaching on tropical areas of wilderness to feed livestock and hunt wild animals. Tropical deforestation and over-hunting are...
Interview with Fergus Watt, Coordinator for the Coalition for the UN We Need https://youtu.be/HZLaBMc0DSE Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by Fergus Watt, Coordinator for the Coalition for the UN We Need....
Written by: Dilrukshi Handunnetti Sri Lanka’s southern coastline is dotted with popular resorts and beaches, but this once pristine landscape hasn’t been spared by the global plastic waste crisis, a study finds. The authors of the paper, published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin,...
Written by: Elizabeth Alberts Belize, a tiny Central American nation nestled beside the Caribbean Sea, is making giant strides in its ocean conservation efforts. In the short space of a month, the government made two big decisions to help protect...
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