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30 07 2021 | 12:05

Earth Overshoot Day 2021: Why the date has been moved back to 29 July as emissions ramp up amid Covid recovery

Humanity has already consumed more natural resources than the planet can regenerate this year Humans will have already consumed all the natural resources that Earth can sustainably supply for 2021…

30 07 2021 | 11:28

Earth’s inner core is growing more on one side than the other – here’s why the planet isn’t tipping

More than 5,000 kilometres beneath us, Earth’s solid metal inner core wasn’t discovered until 1936. Almost a century later, we’re still struggling to answer basic questions about when and how it…

15 05 2021 | 12:48

It’s inspiring hope and change – but what is the IUCN’s green list?

The red list of species at risk is well-known, but the list for protected sites is quietly helping to ‘paint the planet green’ The age of extinction is supported by

21 04 2021 | 06:58

Only 3 per cent of world surface is ecologically intact, research suggests.

Researchers suggest ‘targeted reintroductions of species’ to improve situation. Only 3 per cent of the world’s land remains ecologically intact, according to a new study which suggests damage to…

03 03 2021 | 10:41

Sustainable Toilet Paper: Buying Guide to the Good, Better, and Best.

Making an informed buying decision about sustainable bathroom products, like toilet paper, takes more than a trip to the store. The whole lifecycle of the paper and packaging determines whether your…

11 01 2021 | 14:48

Our Home in Ruins.

What are we thinking? Oh, right. We’re not. Standing on the moon, I see the battle rage below. Standing on the moon, I see the soldiers come and go. ~ Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter When I look…

13 12 2020 | 06:55

MPs urge government to create a 'minister for the dark sky'.

Group suggests 10 policies to reduce ‘night blight’, including commission to regulate excess lighting. MPs have called for urgent action to reduce light pollution, promote “dark towns” and restore a…

10 11 2020 | 10:16

Climate crisis: Europe experiences hottest October on record.

Temperatures across continent 1.6C above average in October, Copernicus data shows. Europe has just experienced its hottest October on record, new data shows. Temperatures across Europe were 1.6C…

09 11 2020 | 07:45

Dicamba Weed Killer Linked to Cancer Is Reapproved by EPA.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of products containing the weedkiller dicamba for use on cotton and soybeans Tuesday. The EPA announcement means that two products that…

05 11 2020 | 08:35

The world's banks must start to value nature and stop paying for its destruction.

As a new report spells out how financial institutions contribute to biodiversity loss, the clamour is growing for a new approach.

24 10 2020 | 11:40

Bill Nye to flat Earthers and science deniers: 'It affects all of us'.

Bill Nye has had it with flat-Earthers and other science deniers.

10 10 2020 | 08:43

40 Percent of World's Plants at Risk of Extinction, New Report Finds.

A grim new assessment of the world's flora and fungi has found that two-fifths of its species are at risk of extinction as humans encroach on the natural world, as The Guardian reported. That puts…

05 10 2020 | 09:53

40% of world’s plant species at risk of extinction.

Race against time to save plants and fungi that underpin life on Earth, global data shows. Two in five of the world’s plant species are at risk of extinction as a result of the destruction of the…

30 09 2020 | 09:34

World Leaders Pledge at the ‘Nature for Life Hub’ ahead of UN Biodiversity Summit

NEW YORK, Sept 28 – More than 20 Heads of State and Government and 6 Ministers committed to a Leaders Pledge for Nature at the Nature for Life Hub, Day 3 —  the Global Ambition Day. With signatories…

23 09 2020 | 11:03

Venus is a warning to all of us on Earth.

*Hospital deaths | Venus | Bigger picture | Bookcases | Young sportswriter  

19 09 2020 | 10:19

An effective climate change solution may lie in rocks beneath our feet.

Why has Earth’s climate remained so stable over geological time? The answer just might rock you. Rocks, particularly the types created by volcanic activity, play a critical role in keeping Earth’s…

19 09 2020 | 09:43

Terrawatch: how much peat is there on Earth?

Swedish researchers measure the scale of peatlands, and the amount of carbon stored in them. How much of the Earth’s landmass is made of peat? We know that peatlands store as much as a quarter of…

10 08 2020 | 07:04

Deadly diseases from wildlife thrive when nature is destroyed, study finds.

Rats and bats that host pandemic pathogens like Covid-19 increase in damaged ecosystems, analysis shows. The human destruction of natural ecosystems increases the numbers of rats, bats and other…

18 06 2020 | 07:03

Half the planet is still free from a significant human influence – and it should remain like that.

Conservationists call to expand the amount of land formally protected. About half of the Earth’s ice-free land remains free of significant influence from humans, according to a new study, which…

08 06 2020 | 07:11

Scientists: We've Found the Cleanest Air on Earth.

Atmospheric researchers have pinpointed the spot on Earth with the cleanest air. It's not in the midst of a remote jungle, nor on a deserted tropical island. Instead, the cleanest air in the world is…