Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Girl Scouts Bring Comfort and Familiarity to First Responders and Local Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by: Kimberly White  The world is in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, thus far 182 countries have confirmed COVID-19 cases. During these troubling times, many people may find themselves isolated, without work, or mourning the loss of...

Meet the Farmers Helping to Reforest Timor-Leste

Written by: Andrew Mahar High in the mountains of Timor-Leste, a group of subsistence farmers earn an income by planting trees, leading the way to a future of self-determination for their families and local communities. The...

Nobel Prize: Why Climate Modellers Deserved the Physics Award – They’ve Been Proved Right Again and Again

Written by: Dr. Pushp Raj Tiwari This year’s Nobel prize in physics has been split between Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi. While Parisi is a theoretical physicist, the other two are climate modellers...

These Entrepreneurs are Turning Discarded Fishing Nets into Surfboards and Swimwear

Written by: Ross Chainey “Ghost nets” – fishing gear that has been lost or abandoned in our oceans – are a deadly menace for sea life, marine habitats and even the fishermen responsible for putting them there.

How are Farmers Responding to COVID-19?

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Pavel Devyatkin Forest and farm producer organizations, known as FFPOs, and the people they represent, produce 70 percent of the world’s food while using only a quarter of all global...

Will a Native-led Initiative Spur an Agricultural Revolution in Rural Alaska?

Written by: Max Graham When Eva Dawn Burk first saw Calypso Farm and Ecology Center in 2019, she felt enchanted. Calypso is an educational farm tucked away in a boreal forest in Ester, Alaska, near Fairbanks. To Burk, it...

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...

Climate Campaigners Enlist Football Fans in Support

Written by: Alex Kirby For many football fans − British ones, at least − no match day is complete without its traditional fuel: a (meat) pie and a pint (of beer, naturally). Good luck, you may think, to the...

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...

Project Green Schools Launches Race for the Planet: Virtual Home Edition

Written by: Kimberly White Project Green Schools has officially launched the Race for the Planet: Virtual Home Edition. The program aims to inspire students, schools, and communities to catalyze positive environmental change.  Project Green Schools is...

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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...