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Coral Vita Raises US$2M To Expand Its Coral Reef Restoration Technology

5 Mins Read Coral Vita, a company that grows corals to restore dying reefs recently raised US$2 million in a seed round in order to modernize both coral restoration techniques and the economy surrounding them. Co-founded by friends Sam Teicher and Gator Halpern, the Bahamas-based Coral Vita recently raised US$2 million in a seed round to showcase a […]

This Startup Wants To Teach 100 Million Climate Professionals By 2030

3 Mins Read In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Anshuman Bapna met his soon-to-be co-founders online, where they were virtually introduced to each other and found themselves aligned in their passion to come up with climate solutions. What they came up with was Terra.do, a fully remote learning platform that is on an ambitious mission to get […]

Veganic Farming May Be The Agricultural Philosophy The World Needs

5 Mins Read With growing climate concerns, there is a constant need to change the way land is used for farming and other agricultural practices. Veganic farming, a mostly unknown yet vital new way of stewarding the Earth’s lands, can not only help preserve the environment but also regenerate soil fertility and replenish the biodiversity around it, which […]

Could these These Mushroom Balls Solve Climate Change In Your Backyard?

3 Mins Read No, not the kind that you eat, but a new type of “mushroom ball” that you can place in your garden to help absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Developed by NetZero, which will soon be launching through a Kickstarter campaign, these orbs leverage the carbon-sequestration ability of mycelium, derived from fungi, and can speed […]

From Eutierra To Eco-Rage: This New Climate Scale Helps Describe Your Earth Emotions

6 Mins Read Research by the American Psychiatric Association shows that more frequent natural disasters caused by climate change are contributing to a skyrocketing levels of anxiety and trauma. Isaias Hernandez is the founder and activist behind Queer Brown Vegan, a platform he created to offer accessible environmental education about topics such as environmental justice, veganism and zero-waste […]

TEDxTinHau Countdown To Present Climate Solution Ideas To Hong Kong

3 Mins Read TEDxTinHau, the only TEDx event dedicated to women in Hong Kong, is presenting Countdown, a global campaign aimed at accelerating climate solutions, to the city this October. The event will see a number of speakers share their unique perspectives and ideas on how to help create a safer, cleaner and more ethical future for Hong […]

Greta Thunberg Goes Back To School After A Year Of Climate Activism

2 Mins Read Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist who spearheaded the Fridays for Future global student climate strikes, has returned to school after her “gap year” of campaigning. Over the past year, the 17-year-old has been the face of the youth climate movement and travelled the world by boat to spread the message on the climate emergency.  […]

North Pole May Be Clear Water By Mid-Century

4 Mins Read By: Tim Radford Within 30 years, there could be clear blue water over the North Pole – not good news for most of the planet. Within three decades, the North Pole could be free of sea ice in the late summer. The latest and most advanced climate simulations, tested by 21 research institutes from around the […]

A New Vision For Farming: Chickens, Sheep, And … Solar Panels

6 Mins Read By: Lynn Freehill-Maye When Jackie Augustine opens a chicken coop door one brisk spring morning in upstate New York, the hens bolt out like windup toys. Still, as their faint barnyard scent testifies, they aren’t battery-powered but very much alive. These are “solar chickens.” At this local community egg cooperative, Geneva Peeps, the birds live with […]

Want To Slow The Climate Crisis? Don’t Use Single-Use Plastics.

6 Mins Read By: Annie Leonard The fossil fuel industry is dependent on our plastic dependency. We can starve it. The fossil fuel industry is in trouble and has a sneaky idea for saving itself: It wants to produce lots more plastic. Many people don’t realize it, but almost all plastic is made from fossil fuels. So the same […]

The Silver Lining Of COVID-19? Recycling & Sustainability Are At An All-Time High

3 Mins Read By: George Valiotis Now, more than ever, leaders need to take concrete actions to build a more sustainable world. There are two sides to any story, even during pandemics. While social distancing and the subsequent shutdown of entire industries have been unwelcome consequences, they have also helped heal the environment at levels thought too idealistic only a few months […]

The 10 Best Books On Climate Change, According To Climate Activists

6 Mins Read By: Julia Fine A record number of Americans are concerned about climate change, a recent study by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication found. If you’re among them, you may be interested in learning more about the climate crisis and what you can do about it. Luckily, […]

Why Can’t The Media Visualise Climate Solutions?

7 Mins Read The hunger for images that show new and existing solutions to the climate crisis continues to grow exponentially as our collective awareness deepens.  But relevant and engaging imagery is hard, or even impossible, to source. As a career photojournalist focused on environmental stories – researching, finding, chasing and shooting climate solutions is a provocation and frustration […]

Ocean Plastic Was Choking Chile’s Shores. Now It’s In Patagonia’s Hats

4 Mins Read By: Charis McGowan A startup is recycling tonnes of discarded fishing nets throughout Chile. Is this a template for tackling the global plastic waste problem?  In Tumbes, a village in southern Chile, discarded plastic fishing nets are crammed into gaps between parked cars and market stalls, evidence of a global waste problem that the town is […]

Could Microsoft’s Climate Crisis ‘Moonshot’ Plan Really Work?

8 Mins Read By: Oscar Schwartz The tech giant’s pledge to go carbon negative by 2030 leans heavily on nascent technology such as machines that suck carbon out of the air. Microsoft drew widespread praise in January this year after Brad Smith, the company’s president, announced their climate “moonshot”. While other corporate giants, such as Amazon and Walmart, were pledging […]

5 Things To Know About Climate Change & Coronavirus With WHO Climate Lead

5 Mins Read By: Margaret Brennan & Kelsey Micklas Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and since well before the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Health Organization has been tracing and analyzing the impact of how climate change is impacting public health. But as the global community continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, top climate officials say […]

How Financial Markets Can Grow More Climate Savvy

3 Mins Read By: Jenessa Duncombe Take extreme weather risks into account, and markets could prove hardier in a changing world. Energy investors looking to steel themselves against topsy-turvy market transitions could try something new: factoring extreme weather risks into their investments. At present, financial markets may be failing to account for the physical risks of extreme weather from […]