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Caffeinated Trees? Scientists Find Coffee Waste Can Speed Up Forest Recovery

4 Mins Read Coffee pulp, the byproduct of coffee production that ends up as waste, could be upcycled and used to speed up tropical forest recovery. In a new study, scientists found “dramatic” results, with a small forest emerging in post agricultural land just two years after being treated with coffee waste.  Researchers from ETH-Zurich and the University […]

Fermentation-Based MeliBio Closes US$850K Pre-Seed To Make Real Honey Without Bees

4 Mins Read California-based food tech MeliBio has announced a US$850,000 pre-seed round for its fermentation-based technology enabling the production of real honey without bees. The funding comes ahead of its soft launch slated for the end of this year, before a further commercial roll-out planned for early 2022.  MeliBio, the startup that uses synthetic biology, precision fermentation […]

Hong Kong: An Illicit Wildlife Trade Hub ‘Fuelling Global Biodiversity Crisis’, New Report Reveals

4 Mins Read Hong Kong remains one of the largest hubs for the illegal wildlife trafficking industry, with wildlife seizures at record-breaking levels, a report has revealed. According to newly published data, pangolin trafficking is still prevalent at “devastatingly high” rates and researchers are warning of a worrying diversification in the number of endangered species being traded in […]

Netflix Seaspiracy Review: If You Can Still Eat Fish After Watching This Film, We’re Not Made The Same

8 Mins Read Director Ali Tabrizi’s documentary film, backed by Cowspiracy’s executive producer Kip Anderson, is shocking, terrifying and an unsparing indictment of the commercial fishing industry. Let’s hope everyone on the planet watches it so our oceans have a chance at survival. Green Queen has covered every single fact and issue that Seaspiracy brings to life on […]

Blackpink: All Girl K-Pop Band With Billions Of Followers Speak Up On Climate Change

5 Mins Read Last December, Blackpink, the all-girls K-Pop band millions of fans recorded a message showing their support for the climate, and recently the band-members were appointed as advocates to raise awareness for the global campaign against climate change, in conjunction with the 26th Climate Change Conference, set to take place in November 2021. Recently, Blackpink members […]

Unsustainable Salmon Farming Cost US$47 Billion In Losses Since 2013, Report Finds

4 Mins Read Salmon aquaculture is leading to devastating consequences on our natural environment, from harming marine ecosystems via pollution, to the high stocking densities that are causing fish mortality rates skyrocket, leading to negative costs amounting to US$47 billion since 2013. Researchers say that these findings, published in a new report, should serve as a warning to […]

Can These 6 Marine Tech Startups Help Solve The Many Issues Facing Our Oceans?

4 Mins Read Life below water is a vital planetary resource that we depend on for everything from absorbing nearly a third of carbon dioxide produced by humans, to supporting the very coastal ecosystems that act as buffers against natural disasters and providing livelihoods for over three billion people in the world. But thanks to human activities that […]

H&M & Inter IKEA Group Back TreeToTextile To Scale New Sustainable Textiles Production

3 Mins Read Sweden-based TreeToTextile recently invested EUR€35M (approx. US$42M) in constructing a demonstration plant in Sweden to upscale the production of new sustainable textile fiber. Owned by H&M Group, Inter IKEA Group, Stora Enso, and LSCS Invest, TreeToTextile, a purpose-driven technology development company, is a member of Textile Exchange. as well as a supporting organization to the […]

Ricky Gervais, Brian May & Other Leading Voices Pen Letter To U.K. Government To Demand Fur Sales Ban

4 Mins Read Several celebrities including Brian May and Ricky Gervais came together to call on U.K.’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to ban the use and sale of fur through a letter that demands that the government ‘fully support those charities calling for a #FurFreeBritain’. Joining forces with animal protection organisation Humane Society International UK that is leading […]

Watching Nature On TV & VR Boosts Your Wellbeing, According To New Study

3 Mins Read According to a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, researchers found that watching high-quality nature programmes on TV can help boost people’s moods and reduce negative feelings that result from boredom while alone indoors. Conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter, a new study shows that experiencing nature through programmes on […]