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Global Opinion Sees Climate Crisis As Serious As Covid-19, New Survey Finds

3 Mins Read New polling conducted by global market research and public opinion firm Ipsos finds that the general public believe that in the long-term, climate change is as serious a crisis as the current coronavirus pandemic. The survey was conducted across 29 countries, and also finds widespread public support for prioritising a “green” economic recovery from the […]

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 […]

Coronavirus Is Pushing More Work Online. Is That Good For The Planet?

4 Mins Read By: Irina Ivanova The millions of Americans who are skipping their morning commute and working from home because of the coronavirus have drastically reduced smog over America’s largest cities and otherwise benefited the environment. Yet the growing ranks of workers now plying their trade online using tools like Zoom and Slack are taking their own toll.   […]

The Coronavirus Has Lessons For Journalists Covering The Climate Crisis

4 Mins Read By: Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope Earth Day’s 50th anniversary serves as a moment to reflect on how to more rigorously cover the climate story. The coronavirus pandemic is a tragic reminder of just how essential fact-based, outspoken journalism is, especially in times of crisis. Without it, people die. In China, the lack of an independent press […]

‘Nature Is Sending Us A Message’ Says UN Environment Chief

5 Mins Read By: Damian Carrington  Destruction of wildlife and the climate crisis is hurting humanity, with Covid-19 a ‘clear warning shot’, say experts. Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment chief, Inger Andersen. Andersen said humanity was placing too many pressures on the natural […]