Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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...

How Colonialism’s Legacy Makes it Harder for Countries to Escape Poverty and Fossil Fuels Today

Written by: Patrick Greiner While fossil fuels were powering wealthy nations’ economic growth in the 19th and 20th centuries, many countries across the Global South remained largely impoverished. Today, all that...

The Entrepreneurs Bringing Us One Step Closer to Solving the World’s Toughest Challenges

Written by: Louisa Montagu-Pollock The world faces an unprecedented set of challenges, from a global pandemic and rampant income inequality, to man-made climate change and the destruction of natural ecosystems. Did you know that 10% of...

Stockholm+49: Make 2022 a Game Changer

It has been nearly fifty years since the historic UN Conference on the Environment in Stockholm. The 1972 conference was the first of its kind to prioritize environmental issues and represented a turning point in the development of international environmental politics. Since...

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,...

High School Students Create Recyclable, Eco-Friendly Hydroponics Garden – and You Can Too!

Written by: Jasmine Wu Why should you care about hydroponics? If you’re looking for a new hobby during quarantine or just in need of some fresh, organic produce year-round, a garden may be the right...

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...

Why Are Women More Vulnerable to Flooding in India?

Written by: Deepa Padmanaban In India, floods are the most frequently occurring natural hazard, accounting for 47 percent of all natural disasters and claiming 1,700 lives per year on average. Although studies have shown women to be more vulnerable to natural disasters, so far there...

A Leading Scientist’s Transition from Climate Science to Solutions

Written by: Dana Nuccitelli Dr. Kim Cobb is an award-winning climate scientist at Georgia Tech and a lead author of the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. However, over the past several years, the very climate changes she has researched...

Julian Cribb- Earth Detox: Charting the Path Toward a Safer, Cleaner World

https://www.youtube.com/embed/BRRk_kWl2Z8 Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to The Planetary Podcast. Today we are joined by Julian Cribb, author, science communicator, and Co-Founder of the Council...

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Nature Doesn’t Recognise Borders but Countries Can Collaborate to Save Species. The Escazú Agreement...

Written by: Rebecca K. Runting, Leslie Roberson, and Sofía López-Cubillos Nature rarely recognises national...

UN Recognizes the Right to a Healthy Environment in Historic Vote

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Nations has recognized the right to a healthy environment for the first time. 

Angola Joins Global Call to Strengthen International Environmental Law to Tackle Wildlife Crime

Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Angola has joined a global call to strengthen international environmental law to...