Category: News

Trump Hastens Climate Catastrophe by Slashing Endangered Species Act, Environmental Groups Sue

Trump Hastens Climate Catastrophe by Slashing Endangered Species Act, Environmental Groups Sue

Biodiversity is as much a part of the health of our planet as a balanced diet is part of our own wellbeing. Biodiversity describes the variety within and between species, or within and between ecosystems; generally, the greater the diversity the healthier the system. The more different kinds of species are found in an ecosystem,...

G7 Fashion Pact Could Be Key to Tackling Industry’s Climate Pollution

G7 Fashion Pact Could Be Key to Tackling Industry’s Climate Pollution

Companies must now release quantitative details on how they will meet climate change goals in line with UN Paris Agreement. MEDIA RELEASE Traditional Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone Lands (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — Over the weekend, major fashion brands announced a Fashion Pact at the G7 Summit in France, outlining commitments focused on reducing the fashion industry’s contribution to climate...

How the G7 Can Save the Amazon Rainforest

How the G7 Can Save the Amazon Rainforest

It is encouraging that the G7 is discussing the urgent situation in the Amazon. President Macron has advocated stopping industrial deforestation and finding new forms of forest governance where NGOs and indigenous peoples are more involved. The question is how G7 countries best could achieve this. The best way for G7 countries to help solve this crisis...

New Study Finds Amazon Rainforest Fires Gets 93% Less Coverage on Cable News Than the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

New Study Finds Amazon Rainforest Fires Gets 93% Less Coverage on Cable News Than the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

According to a new study, cable news is failing to cover the massive and globally-catastrophic fires in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. The study from nonprofit media watchdog Media Matters for America, found that cable news channels – MSNBC, CNN and Fox News – provided nearly 15x more coverage of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire earlier...

The Amazon Rainforest is Burning at an Alarming Rate. Here’s How You Can Help…

The Amazon Rainforest is Burning at an Alarming Rate. Here’s How You Can Help…

Three weeks after the Amazon Rainforest fires began, the issue has finally found mainstream media coverage, with popular news outlets CNN and NBC reporting on the issue after Brazil’s largest city Sao Paulo was plunged into daytime darkness due to the smoke and images of the city looking apocalyptic began circulating on social media. Shannon...

UN Climate Change Report: Land Clearing and Farming Contribute a Third of the World’s Greenhouse Gases

UN Climate Change Report: Land Clearing and Farming Contribute a Third of the World’s Greenhouse Gases

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Mark Howden, Director, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University. We can’t achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement without managing emissions from land use, according to a special report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Emissions from land use, largely agriculture,...

Don’t Bin Your Used Coffee Bags. This New Australian Initiative Allows You to Recycle Them…

Don’t Bin Your Used Coffee Bags. This New Australian Initiative Allows You to Recycle Them…

MEDIA RELEASE From today, coffee lovers across Australia will be able to benefit from a new recycling scheme launched by Australian coffee brand, Seven Miles and the leaders in recycling the non-recyclable, TerraCycle. The first of its kind in Australia, the new initiative allows consumers to recycle used coffee bags, which are proven to be...

Climate Joy Week #17: Greta Thunberg and The 1975 Release a Climate Change Anthem, Air New Zealand Scraps Single-Use Plastic and more…

Climate Joy Week #17: Greta Thunberg and The 1975 Release a Climate Change Anthem, Air New Zealand Scraps Single-Use Plastic and more…

Welcome to yet another edition of our Climate Joy series. This week, as in all others, we will briefly examine some of the cool developments happening across the globe for (not against) our planet. From creative music and further limitations on single-use plastic, taking you from Indonesia all the way to Estonia; we bring this...