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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...

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 –...

This Pacific Island has Banned Fishing to Allow the Marine Ecosystem to Recover

Written by: Kate Whiting People on the Pacific archipelago of Palau firmly believe in the old saying, "We...

More than 75 Years of Wildfire Prevention: The Story of the Real Smokey Bear

Written by: Kimberly White This story was originally published on May 11, 2019 and has been updated and republished...

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...

Peatland Restoration Could Prevent Nearly 400 Million Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Each Year

Written by: Kimberly White  Restoring one of the world's rarest habitats could prevent the release of 394 million tonnes...

Why Communities Must Be at the Heart of Conserving Wildlife, Plants, and Ecosystems

Written by: Derek Armitage, Ella-Kari Muhl, Merle Sowman, Philile Mbatha, and Wayne Stanley Rice

In the Seychelles, Blue Bonds Turn National Debt into Marine Protection

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans To manage its oceans better, the Seychelles...

Wales to Ban Single-Use Plastics Next Year

Written by: Kimberly White The government of Wales has announced a new plan to battle plastic pollution. In honor...

Nature Loss is Eating Away at Our Food Supply and Diversity

Written by: Akanksha Khatri and Alexia Semov We often take the contribution of nature and its ecosystem services for...

Protecting Mangroves Can Prevent Billions of Dollars in Global Flooding Damage Every Year

Written by: Michael Beck and Pelayo Menéndez Hurricanes and tropical storms are estimated to...

South Korea Trading Giant Vows Zero Deforestation in Papua Palm Oil Operation

Written by: Hans Nicholas Jong Environmental watchdogs have welcomed a zero-deforestation pledge by South Korean trading giant POSCO...

Air Pollution From Fossil Fuels Costs $2.9 Trillion Annually- Study

Written by: Kimberly White  Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is costing the world approximately $2.9 trillion each year,...

Global Resource Consumption has Topped 100 Billion Tons per Year

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans Humanity just gained a dubious new accolade....

Farms Inside Shipping Containers Could Grow More Local Produce

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Stephanie Manuzak Instead of trucking vegetables across the...

Peruvian Government Proposes New Marine Reserve Harboring 1,100 Species

Written by: Maria Salazar Under the sea, jutting into the Pacific from the southern Peruvian department of Ica,...

Revolutionize Food Production System or Face Mass Deforestation, Scientists Warn

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins Unless land management strategies are overhauled to...

Greenpeace and the Creators of Wallace and Gromit Team Up to Highlight Ocean Threats

Written by: Kimberly White Greenpeace UK has teamed up with the creators of Wallace and Gromit to shed some...

Ocean Innovation Challenge: UNDP Calls for Innovative Solutions to Tackle Marine Pollution

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for solutions to tackle some of the biggest problems facing the world’s oceans. The...

China Announces Plan to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics

Written by: Kimberly White  China has announced a new plan to tackle plastic pollution. On January 19th, the National...

France Phases Out Single-Use Plastics

Written by: Kimberly White France is beginning the decade by phasing out single-use plastics. France became the first country...

Filter Feeders Could be Ingesting Hundreds of Microplastic Particles Each Hour

Written by: Mike Gaworecki New research finds that large filter feeders in the waters of Indonesia could be ingesting...

How to design a forest fit to heal the planet

Written by: Heather Plumpton Reforestation has enormous potential as a cheap and natural way of sucking heat-absorbing...

Towards Two Billion Trees: New Plan to End Deforestation and Aid Koala Recovery in...

Written by: Kimberly White  The World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia has announced a new strategy to aid koala recovery...

Food, Water, Economic Security Improved Through Blueprint for Ecological Restoration Standards

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Sandra Cordon A blueprint to guide effective ecological restoration that...

Amazon fires are causing glaciers in the Andes to melt even faster

Written by: Matthew Harris If you have turned on a TV or read the...

Climate change and overfishing are boosting toxic mercury levels in fish

Written by: Juan Jose Alava We live in an era — the Anthropocene —...

The trees that help the Daka River flow

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans For the latest knowledge on water security in...

Insects might soon be trained to protect our crops

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

Deforestation Intensifies Warming in the Amazon Rain Forest

Written by: Jim Daley Fires raging across the Amazon in recent weeks have gripped the world’s attention and renewed...

Gabon to Receive $150 million from Norway to Preserve Rainforests

Written by: Kimberly White Gabon and Norway have entered into a historic agreement to preserve Gabon's rainforests. The partnership...

New Initiative Launched to Protect Central America’s Five Great Forests

Written by: Kimberly White  Global Wildlife Conservation and the Wildlife Conservation Society are working to save Mesoamerica’s five largest...

World is ‘Ignoring Natural Climate Solutions’, says Greta Thunberg

Written by: Kimberly White  The world is ignoring one of its most powerful climate mitigation tools: nature. A new...

European Union Partners with the Smurfs in Global Beach Cleanup Campaign

Written by: Kimberly White  The European Union has teamed up with the Smurfs in an effort to encourage people...

7 Indigenous technologies changing landscapes

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans Indigenous ways of managing landscapes have often...

Canada Invests $175 Million in Nature Conservation Projects

Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Canada is investing $175 million in projects that protect nature. The Minister...

Worsening Water Quality Reducing Economic Growth by a Third, Says World Bank

Written by: Kimberly White The World Bank has released a new report highlighting the impacts poor water quality has...

Microplastic waste fouls up beaches on Sri Lanka’s southern tourism coast

Written by: Dilrukshi Handunnetti Sri Lanka’s southern coastline is dotted with popular resorts and beaches, but this once pristine...

Ethiopia Breaks World Record, Plants More than 350 Million Trees in 12 Hours

Written by: Kimberly White  Ethiopia planted a record-breaking 353,633,660 trees in 12 hours on July 29th. Initially setting out...

Panama Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Written by: Kimberly White  Panama’s plastic bag ban has gone into effect. Panama became the first Central American country...

Artificial intelligence makes fishing more sustainable by tracking illegal activity

Written by: Melina Kourantidou The world’s fish stocks are in decline and our increasing...

Seafood, Beer, and Plastic? New Study Suggests the Average Person Ingests a Credit Card’s...

Written by: Kimberly White  A new study from the University of Newcastle has found that that the average...

Roadside wildflower meadows are springing up across the UK – and they’re helping wildlife...

Written by: Olivia Norfolk Since the end of World War II, 97% of the UK’s...

Peatlands on permafrost

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans Across the northern and southern extremes of...

Reforest an area the size of the US to help avert climate breakdown

Written by: Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis Restoring the world’s forests on an unprecedented...

New York City Styrofoam Ban Begins

Written by: Kimberly White New York City has officially begun enforcing its ban on styrofoam after a 6-month warning...

WildAid Announces New Plan to Strengthen Marine and Coastal Areas

Written by: Kimberly White WildAid has announced an ambitious new plan to strengthen enforcement of 250 marine and coastal...

Biodiversity helps coral reefs thrive – and could be part of strategies to save...

Written by: Cody Clements Coral reefs are home to so many species that...

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...

Why Apple is investing in Colombia’s mangroves

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Natasha Vizcarra This topic will be explored at the Global Landscapes...

Disappearing sea ice is changing the whole ecosystem of the Arctic Ocean

Written by: Graham J. C. Underwood I drafted this while looking north over...

World Environment Day Aims to #BeatAirPollution

Written by: Kimberly White It is that time of year again- World Environment Day! Celebrated every year on...

Coral reefs provide flood protection worth $1.8 billion every year – it’s time to...

Written by: Michael Beck The news is grim: According to a report compiled...

Chile Joins the Plastics Pact Network

Written by: Kimberly White Chile has taken another step forward in their battle against plastic pollution. In April, the...

UN declares 2021 to 2030 ‘Decade on Ecosystem Restoration’

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Sandra Cordon The United Nations has issued a massive global...

How clean is your city? Just ask the bees

Written by: Kate E. Smith, Diane Hanano, and Dominique Weis There’s a good chance...

Underwater Arctic forests are expanding with rapid warming

Written by: Karen Filbee-Dexter Did you know that there are forests in the Arctic?

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...

75 Years of Wildfire Prevention: The Story of the Real Smokey Bear

Written by: Kimberly White The Smokey Bear wildfire prevention campaign was launched 75 years ago in 1944 and is...

24 hours for more sustainable todays and tomorrows

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Sandra Cordon From sustainable landscape restoration that mitigates climate change,...

Microplastics have even been blown into a remote corner of the Pyrenees

Written by: Dr. Sharon George and Carolyn Roberts Microplastics have been discovered in a...

Punishing the polluters: why large fines are an important step towards cleaner corporations

Written by: Ole Pedersen Polluting the environment is a crime which can have countless...

Canada Announces Nature Champions Summit

Written by: Kimberly White The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, has announced that Canada will host...

Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay Join Battle Against Marine Plastic Pollution

Written by: Kimberly White Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay have joined the battle against marine plastic...

Carbon farming: how agriculture can both feed people and fight climate change

Written by: Richard Lindsay Imagine “carbon emissions”, and what springs to mind? Most people tend to...

Restoring New York Harbor with One Billion Oysters

Written by: Kimberly White Before the concrete and container ships, when canoes were more common than cars, the New...

Conserving the Congo Basin: Cuvette Centrale

Written by: Kimberly White A bountiful fusion of rivers, flooded forests, swamps and savannahs, the Congo Basin is abounding...

“Holy Grail” of Bees Rediscovered After Nearly Four Decades

Written by: Kimberly White Last month a search team embarked on a journey to Indonesia to find the “holy grail” of bees....

Aquatic Pollution and Watershed Management in Galliyat

Written by: Ahmed Raza, WWF-Pakistan Nature has blessed Pakistan with adequate surface and groundwater resources. However, rapid population...

Conserving the Blue Forest: One of Earth’s Most Powerful Tools for Carbon Capture

Written by: Kimberly White When conjuring up images of the ‘blue forest’ you may visualize some wondrous hued landscape or a bizarre,...

IUCN Study Provides “Glimmer of Hope” for Borneo’s Orangutans

Written by: Kimberly White Last week, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released their new study, Reforesting for the...

A teen scientist helped me discover tons of golf balls polluting the ocean

Written by: Matthew Savoca Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans has become a global environmental crisis. Many...

How to feed a growing population healthy food without ruining the planet

Courtesy of Written by: Alessandro R Demaio, Jessica Fanzo, and Mario Herrero

Bali Bans Single-Use Plastics

Written by: Kimberly White On December 24, 2018, Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced that the Indonesian province of Bali is officially banning...

New Zealand Plastic Bag Phase Out Confirmed

Written by: Kimberly White In December, Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage, confirmed the plastic bag phase out for retailers.

Nepal Set to Double National Tiger Population

Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Nepal announced that the country’s wild tiger population has nearly doubled since 2009.

Five maps that reveal the world’s remaining wilderness

Courtesy of Written by: Steve Carver and Lex Comber The world’s remaining wilderness. Dark...