Saturday, August 17, 2019
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.
Written by: Kimberly White The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a summary of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) on August 8th. The summary is a result of a...
The First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, has officially launched the “Ivory Trade is a Rip-off” campaign. The campaign is a reaffirmation of Kenya’s position on the ivory trade and aims to raise awareness ahead of the...
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. 
Written by: Kimberly White  Panama’s plastic bag ban has gone into effect. Panama became the first Central American country to ban single-use plastic bags in 2018.  As of July 20th, retailers,...
Written by: Kimberly White  Rhino and elephant populations are on the rise in Tanzania. The population rebound is a result of government efforts to crackdown on poaching and wildlife trafficking. Rhinos...
Written by: Kimberly White Best known for its beaches and annual Carnival, the city of Rio de Janeiro has taken a step in its battle against air pollution stemming from the millions of vehicles...
Written by: Olivia Norfolk Since the end of World War II, 97% of the UK’s wildflower meadows have been dug up or destroyed. Many won’t remember a time when the countryside...
Written by: Kimberly White  Montana Governor Steve Bullock started off July with two new climate change commitments. On July 1st, Governor Bullock announced that Montana would be joining the U.S. Climate Alliance. Additionally, he...
Written by: Kimberly White New York City has officially begun enforcing its ban on styrofoam after a 6-month warning period. Businesses were given until the end of 2018 to find recyclable or compostable alternatives....

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