Saturday, May 30, 2020

YouTubers Surpass Goal to Plant 20 Million Trees in Viral Movement

Written by: Kimberly White  The social media campaign spearheaded by YouTubers Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson and Mark Rober has surpassed its goal of raising $20 million to plant 20 million trees by January 1st. The campaign is the most substantial...

Paul McCartney on how his Meat Free Monday campaign can help protect the planet and our future

Written by: Paul McCartney It is now widely known that animal agriculture creates harmful greenhouse gasses and depletes precious resources, including land, water and energy, to increasingly unsustainable levels. And that industrialised fishing destroys marine ecosystems...

North Pole Walk for Climate Action: Endurance Athlete to Shine Light on Devastating Climate Change Impacts

Written by: Kimberly White  Endurance athlete Michael Haddad has set out to highlight the devastating impacts of climate change in the Arctic. Haddad is attempting to walk 100 kilometers across the North Pole.  Paralyzed from...

Antarctica’s first zero emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere

Written by: Kate Winter As a scientist investigating climate change, I’m embarrassed by the high carbon footprint I have when I travel to, and work in, Antarctica. Researchers based in the UK regularly take...

Snorkeling Grandmothers Uncover Large Venomous Sea Snake Population in New Caledonia

Written by: Shreya Dasgupta A group of seven women in their 60s and 70s, who call themselves “the fantastic grandmothers,” have helped uncover a surprisingly large population of venomous sea snakes in the waters surrounding Nouméa, the capital of...

YouTubers and Social Media Influencers Unite to Plant 20 Million Trees

Written by: Kimberly White YouTube stars and social media influencers are coming together to tackle climate change. YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, known as MrBeast, is spearheading the massive online campaign to plant 20 million trees.  Earlier this...

Plant for the Planet: New Tree Planting App Targets 1 Trillion Trees

Written by: Kimberly White  A new mobile app that makes planting trees easier than ever before has made its debut. Community-led tree planting projects from more than 20 countries have come together in an effort to boost the world's...

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...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Raise $2 Million to Support Mountain Gorilla Conservation

Written by: Kimberly White Leonardo DiCaprio has joined forces with Emerson Collective, Global Wildlife Conservation, and the European Commission...

BNP Paribas Accelerates Coal Phase Out for OECD Countries

Written by: Kimberly White  BNP Paribas is accelerating its timeline for a complete coal phase-out.  In...

This App is Making it Easier to Report Environmental Crimes

Written by: Malaka Rodrigo Kelanimulla is one of the last remaining wetlands in Sri Lanka’s western district of Colombo, and...