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Ocean Fish Stocks To Plummet As People Quit Meat & Choose Seafood Instead

3 Mins Read As more people begin to lower their meat consumption, many are choosing to eat fish instead – a trend that will alarmingly speed up the rate at which our oceans will be completely depleted. Current projections say that the world’s stocks of fish will collapse by 2050, making food solutions such as alternative proteins even […]

Mars Says It Has Achieved Deforestation-Free Palm Oil Supply Chain

4 Mins Read American multinational confectionery and food giant Mars, Inc. has recently announced that it has delivered on its pledge to achieve a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain. According to the firm, the milestone required a dramatic simplification of its global value chain, from shortening its list of suppliers to more rigorous mapping, management and monitoring of […]

MeliBio: This Remarkable Food Tech Is Making Real Honey Without Bees

4 Mins Read While many food techs have been working on sustainable alternatives for meat, eggs and dairy, there perhaps hasn’t been as much innovation focused on honey – an often overlooked food that vegans avoid due to ethical and environmental reasons, with many turning to substitutes like maple syrup or blackstrap molasses. But this startup is on a […]

Leading Voices Pen Letter To Global Banks: Stop Funding Factory Farming To Prevent More Pandemics

3 Mins Read The world’s leading environmentalists and experts including Jane Goodall and Stanley Johnson, the British prime minister’s father, have called on financial giants to stop lending money to the animal agriculture industry. In an open letter, the group says that factory farming is posing huge health threats to the world, including the risk of future zoonotic […]

Asian Conservation Groups Join Global Coalition To Protect All Aquatic Animals

2 Mins Read Several major conservation groups in Asia have joined the Coalition for Aquatic Conservation (CAC), a global movement led by the Aquatic Life Institute dedicated to protecting and improving the welfare of all aquatic animals. With most of the world’s aquaculture production and fishing fleets situated in Asia, the participation from the region’s conservation groups is […]

EU Livestock Industry Bigger Source Of Emissions Than Cars & Vans Combined

4 Mins Read The meat and dairy industry in the European Union (EU) produces “more emissions than cars and vans combined,” according to a new Greenpeace report. The analysis, which tracks how the demand for animal meat has directly contributed to Europe’s climbing carbon footprint, says that the bloc must introduce policies to slash emissions from the sector […]

‘My Octopus Teacher’ Is The Nature Film You Need To Watch Right Now

4 Mins Read My Octopus Teacher is a nature documentary unlike any I have ever watched. It follows Craig Foster, an experienced diver and filmmaker, on his yearlong journey of friendship with, of all things, a wild cephalopod. I had few expectations going in, not having read anything about it or its makers, but the film took my […]

Sir David Attenborough Warns Of Extinction Crisis In Latest BBC Documentary

3 Mins Read In his most recent return to television screens, Sir David Attenborough warns the world about the crisis our planet is in. Premiered on the BBC last weekend, the documentary saw the legendary naturalist deliver a stark message about mass biodiversity loss and the consequences that the world will face as a result.  Unlike his usual […]

“They’re Connected”: The UN Chief’s Views On Coronavirus & Climate Change

4 Mins Read In a recent series of interviews with Covering Climate Now partners, the United Nations Secretary General General António Guterres stressed the interconnectedness of the two biggest disasters the world is currently facing – the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis. Now, according to Guterres, the planet is facing a stark choice between continuing as we […]

Gen Z Climate Activists Garner Millions Of ‘Biodiversity’ Views On TikTok

3 Mins Read Millennials and Gen Zs are well known for their climate activism, from participating in high-profile Extinction Rebellion protests to leading global student strikes. Now, the younger generation are using the popular social media platform TikTok to raise awareness of the plight of our planet, with hashtags such as “biodiversity” garnering as many as 12.6 million […]

David Attenborough Urges People To Ditch Meat In New Film

3 Mins Read In his upcoming documentary, the legendary Sir David Attenborough calls for a mass dietary shift to plant-based foods in order to re-wild the Earth and save the planet. Called A Life On Our Planet, 94-year-old stresses in the film that humans can no longer wait to take drastic action if we are to avoid complete […]

New WEF Report Says ‘Prioritizing Nature’ Is A $10 Trillion Opportunity That Would Create 395 Million Jobs

4 Mins Read By: Kimberly White  A new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found that prioritizing nature isn’t just good for the planet but also good for business.  World leaders, cities, companies, and individuals around the globe have been calling for a green recovery following the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As governments and companies look towards the future, […]