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Pacific Island Nation Protects 100% of Its Ocean Territory in Groundbreaking Move

Written by: Kimberly White  The Pacific island of Niue may be small, covering only 261 square kilometers, but it is making waves in the world...

Vanuatu’s Climate Justice Campaign Wins Support from Island States, More Than 1,500 Civil Society...

Written by: Kimberly White  Vanuatu's call for the International Court of Justice to render an advisory opinion on the issue of climate change and human...

Indigenous Peoples Across the Globe are Uniquely Equipped to Deal with the Climate Crisis...

Written by: Janine Mohamed, Pat Anderson, and Veronica Matthews The urgency of tackling climate change is even greater for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,...

Glasgow Showdown: Pacific Islands Demand Global Leaders Bring Action, Not Excuses, to UN Summit

Written by: Wesley Morgan The Pacific Islands are at the frontline of climate change. But as rising seas threaten their very existence, these tiny nation...

Vanuatu Launches Campaign to Seek International Court of Justice Opinion on Climate Change and...

Written by: Kimberly White  The government of Vanuatu has launched an international campaign to seek an advisory opinion on the issue of climate change and...

Australian Government to Protect an Area Twice the Size of the Great Barrier Reef...

Written by: Rhett Butler The Australian government has moved to create two new marine protected areas that cover an expanse of ocean twice the size...

These 3 World Heritage Marine Sites Store Billions of Tonnes of CO2

Written by: Victoria Masterson Protected marine sites around Australia are crucial for capturing and storing of greenhouse gases, according to a new UNESCO report. The findings...

Taking Care of Business: The Private Sector is Waking Up to Nature’s Value

Written by: Megan C. Evans For many businesses, climate change is an existential threat. Extreme weather can disrupt operations and supply chains, spelling disaster for both...

Samoa Pledges to Preserve 30% of its Ocean in Historic New Strategy

Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Samoa has launched an ambitious new strategy to protect and preserve its ocean area.  Samoa’s culture and economy are...

Endangered Tasmanian Devils Return to Australian Mainland for First Time in 3,000 Years

Written by: Kimberly White  Tasmanian devils have returned to mainland Australia.  In an effort to rewild Australia, conservationists released 26 Tasmanian Devils into a 400-hectare wildlife...

In a World First, Australian University Builds Own Solar Farm to Offset 100% of...

Written by: Jake Whitehead, Andrew Wilson, Peta Ashworth, Saphira Rekker, and Tapan K Saha Limiting global warming to well below 2℃ this century requires carbon emissions to...

Two Australian Cities Go 100% Renewable

Written by: Kimberly White  Two Australian cities are now powered using 100 percent renewable energy. The City of Sydney and the City of Adelaide have...

Drone Captures Thousands of Sea Turtles Flocking to Great Barrier Reef

Written by: Elizabeth Claire Alberts From high above, the blue sea looks like it’s speckled with tiny white dots. But a closer look reveals more:...

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 do not inherit the earth from...

New Zealand Pledges $2 Million to Help Relocate Fijians Displaced by Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White The government of New Zealand is pledging $2 million to help relocate Fijian communities displaced by the climate crisis.  Fiji is comprised...

Environmental Defense Fund Teams Up with Ball Aerospace and New Zealand Government to Launch...

Written by: Kimberly White The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has set out on an ambitious new project to tackle the climate crisis. EDF has teamed...

New Zealand Commits to Carbon Neutrality, Establishes Climate Change Commission

Written by: Kimberly White New Zealand lawmakers have passed landmark legislation committing to carbon neutrality. The Zero Carbon Act received substantial cross-party support and was...

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 following the bushfires that have razed...

New Reality TV Concept Seeks to Take Sustainable Housing to the Masses

Written by: James McGregor What do you get when you mix in a Government policy objective, some reality TV celebrities, the latest in behavioural science...

Climate change forced these Fijian communities to move – and with 80 more at...

Written by: Annah Piggott-McKellar, Karen Elizabeth McNamara, and Patrick D. Nunn The original Fijian village of Vunidogoloa is abandoned. Houses, now dilapidated, remain overgrown with...

Why reality TV might be the answer to mass market uptake of sustainable housing

Written by: James McGregor Popular home makeover TV shows like “This Old House”, “Grand Designs”, and the “Property Brothers” are highly influential in setting new...

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. From July 1, 2019, retailers will be...