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Bill Gates: Climate Change Will Be Worse Than Coronavirus

5 Mins Read In a note penned by Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, investor and philanthropist warns the world that the climate crisis could bring about even more destruction than the current coronavirus pandemic. We must learn the lessons of this current public health emergency in order to respond to future global threats, Gates warns. On August 4, […]

Mount Everest At Risk: Climate Change Causing Himalayas Glacier Melting

5 Mins Read By: T. V. Padma India’s first regional climate change assessment warns of accelerated glacier melt. Climate change has hastened glacial melting across the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, home to some of the world’s tallest peaks, including Mount Everest. According to India’s first assessment of climate change, the country’s glaciers—and water resources—will be at further risk without local […]

Galápagos: The Reality Of Our Insatiable Demand For Seafood

12 Mins Read This article is republished with permission from OceansAsia, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit organisation dedicated to ocean conservation and exposing wildlife crimes and activities that are polluting our marine ecosystems. By: OceansAsia The BIG Issue Over the past few weeks social media has erupted over a large Chinese squid fleet operating near the Galapagos Islands along […]

Chinese Fishing Vessels Near Galápagos Raise Fears Over Wildlife Destruction

3 Mins Read Around 260 Chinese fishing fleets were recently detected in the seas surrounding the Galápagos islands off the coast of Ecuador. The vast armarda of fishing vessels in the biodiverse Pacific islands has raised alarm bells over the fishing practices that conservationists say could severely damage the region’s protected marine ecosystem.  In late July, the Ecuadorian […]

Joaquin Phoenix & Rooney Mara To Produce Film On Animal Ag & Zoonotic Pandemics

3 Mins Read Hollywood actors Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix are producing a new documentary movie called The End of Medicine, which will focus on the link between animal agriculture and zoonotic diseases. The production of the film began in October last year, before the current coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill, and is predicted to […]

Google Parent Alphabet Issues US$5.75B In Sustainability Bonds

2 Mins Read Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. has just issued US$5.75 billion in sustainability bonds, in what it claims is the biggest green bond issued by any firm to date. The proceeds will support investments in both environmental and social initiatives and will not be allocated to any of Google’s activities.  As a part of a US$10 […]

BP Using Low-Carbon Transition Fund Cash For Fossil Fuels Tech, Investigation Finds

3 Mins Read Multinational oil giant BP is spending money from its “low carbon transition” fund on companies that are developing novel ways to find and use fossil fuels, according to an investigation by Greenpeace U.K.’s journalism team Unearthed. The findings casts even greater doubt on the authenticity of BP’s already dubious claims about greening its operations.  An […]

Plant-Based Diet Shift Could Bring 19 Million Jobs To Latin America

3 Mins Read Research has found that a net zero emissions future in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will be primarily driven by a transition towards plant-based diets, which in turn will open up as many as 19 million new jobs in the region by 2030. Altogether, the researchers predict that if a carbon neutral economy is […]

Denmark Passes Green Law That Could Make Climate Inaction Illegal

3 Mins Read Danish lawmakers have passed a landmark climate agreement that ensures the country will cut its carbon emissions by 70% from 1990 levels over the next decade. The deal was supported across party lines in a move the Danish Climate Ministry described as proof that “climate action and economic reconstruction go hand in hand” as the […]

Taiwan Bans Great White, Megamouth & Basking Sharks Fishing

3 Mins Read Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency has recently announced plans to impose a ban on three large-sized shark species. The law will apply to all Taiwanese fishing boats and will also require accidentally caught sharks to be released back into the sea. Environmentalists have hailed the new regulations as a win for conservation efforts.  On July 16, Taiwan’s […]

Digital Divide: Fighting Climate Change Means More Internet Access

7 Mins Read By: Maddie Stone One of the starkest inequalities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic is the difference between the digital haves and have-nots. Those with a fast internet connection are more able to work and learn remotely, stay in touch with loved ones, and access critical services like telemedicine. For the millions of Americans who live […]

Bee Population Decline Leads To Food Crop Shortages, Scientists Find

3 Mins Read New research shows that the loss of bees in agricultural areas is hampering the supply of a number of key food crops. Biodiversity experts have for years raised alarm bells over the consequences of continued decline in pollinators. The latest study shows that the loss of wild bees due to habitat destruction, pesticide use and […]

Law Student Sues Australian Government For Misleading Investors Over Climate Risk

3 Mins Read A 23-year-old law student in Melbourne, Australia has filed a lawsuit against the Australian government over failure to disclose the financial risks of climate change to a number of safe investments, including government bonds. Katta O’Donnell says she hopes that the case, which is a world’s-first, will change the way the government recognises and responds […]

The US Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Accord Is A Racist Act

4 Mins Read By: Adrienne Hollis The Paris agreement threw a lifeline to millions of people of color facing a premature death. Trump is tearing that away, writes Adrienne Hollis, the Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists. It’s official – in 100 days the United States will formally withdraw from the Paris climate […]

From Ghana To Colombia: The Youth Climate Movement Across The Global South

7 Mins Read By: Inés M. Pousadela In early 2020, as millions went into lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the environment experienced temporary relief from the impacts of human activity. As skies cleared and birds and animals claimed city spaces, it became apparent that the young people who had mobilized for the climate across the world […]

Greta Thunberg: EU Covid-19 Recovery Fund Ignores Climate Emergency

3 Mins Read Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has slammed EU politicians for failing to acknowledge the severity of the climate crisis. After the EU sealed a historic €750 billion (US$870 billion) coronavirus recovery deal, Thunberg criticised leaders for not putting sustainability and climate policies at the heart of the package.  In the early hours of Tuesday […]