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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...