Friday, October 18, 2019

Canadian Climate Scientist Named UN Champion of the Earth

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named one of this year's winners of the UN's highest environmental honor, the Champions of the Earth award. UNEP has recognized Dr. Katharine Hayhoe in the science and...

How doctors convinced the world the planet was worth fighting for

Written by: James Dunk Last week, one of the world’s leading medical journals declared the medical community must act now to limit the health effects of climate change. In a stark...

7 Indigenous technologies changing landscapes

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans Indigenous ways of managing landscapes have often been framed as the antithesis to progress. But most Indigenous communities hold intimate place-based knowledge, gained across generations, which is an ideal...

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Veloz Launch Kicking Gas Campaign

Written by: Kimberly White  Former California Governor and movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger has teamed up with nonprofit Veloz to launch a hilarious new campaign to drive awareness of electric vehicles.  An edgy, comedic series of movie...

Seafood, Beer, and Plastic? New Study Suggests the Average Person Ingests a Credit Card’s Worth of Microplastics Each Week

Written by: Kimberly White  A new study from the University of Newcastle has found that that the average person may be ingesting a credit card’s worth of plastic each week. The study commissioned by the World Wide Fund...

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Raises $21 Million to Combat Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour has lent his voice and his guitar collection to raising awareness of the climate crisis. On June 20th, Gilmour auctioned off his guitar collection in New York City....

Indigenous peoples’ work in world’s protected areas is ignored and untapped

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Sandra Cordon This topic will be explored at the Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2019 on 22–23 June. Register to attend or tune-in digitally here. Indigenous peoples own or...

New Reality TV Concept Seeks to Take Sustainable Housing to the Masses

Written by: James McGregor What do you get when you mix in a Government policy objective, some reality TV celebrities, the latest in behavioural science insights, and a mission to transform the sustainability performance of the entire housing industry?

In Ghana, one man plants a future with 20 million new trees

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Hugh Biggar Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa is helping Ghana see the forest for the trees. His country has experienced drastic deforestation in recent decades due to cocoa production,...

2019 Green Difference Awards: Highlighting Heroes of Green Education

Written by: Kimberly White Project Green Schools has announced the honorees for the 2019 Green Difference Awards. Project Green Schools is an award-winning organization focused on greening schools and developing the next generation of environmental...

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McDonald’s Tests Plant-Based Burger in Canada

Written by: Kimberly White  McDonald's and Beyond Meat have teamed up to bring a new plant-based burger to North...

It Affects You: UAE Announces Video Competition to Shed Light on the Climate Crisis

Written by: Kimberly White The UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, has...

Insects might soon be trained to protect our crops

Written by: Islam Sobhy and Bart Lievens One of the biggest contemporary challenges for...