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As Countries Miss Targets, Deforestation Impact Underestimated, Says New Research

4 Mins Read Deforestation is a bigger problem for the planet than previously thought, according to new data that looked at related carbon emissions over the last two decades. Tropical deforestation is impacting climate change at a rapid rate, according to new data from the University of Leeds published in the journal Nature Sustainability. According to the researchers, […]

Your Ikea Kid’s Furniture Might Be Tainted By Illegal Logging, Year-Long Investigation Finds

4 Mins Read Budget furniture manufacturer Ikea has been named in an illegal logging investigation. The chain has been connected to tainted wood supplied by Evgeny Bakurov. Ikea has denied knowledge of the unsustainable practices but has since cut Bakurov and his companies from its supply chain. Lead investigator, Earthsight, is holding the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accountable. […]

What Is Deforestation? And Is Stopping It Really Possible?

9 Mins Read By: Patrick Greenfield As world leaders prepare to commit to halting the destruction of forests, here’s everything you need to know about some of the planet’s most biodiverse places. Forests and nature are centre stage at Cop26. On the second day of the Glasgow summit, world leaders are announcing a commitment to halting and reversing […]

‘Breaking Boundaries’: David Attenborough & Johan Rockström Warns Of Biodiversity Collapse In New Netflix Documentary

3 Mins Read Just released on Netflix, the new documentary Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet shows viewers the devastating consequences of our continued destruction of nature. Led by Sir David Attenborough, the film is focused on the work of renowned Swedish climate scientist Professor Johan Rockström on “tipping points” that the world must not exceed if […]

Humanity Must Act Now To ‘Reinvent Relationship With Planet’, Urge Nobel Laureates

4 Mins Read Humanity must act now on climate change and “reinvent our relationship with planet Earth”, say Nobel laureates and experts in a statement. The letter, co-signed by dozens of leading international scientists, summarises the conclusions made during the Nobel Prize ‘Our Planet, Our Future’ Summit hosted in late April, which stresses the “existential need” to act […]

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 […]

New Oxford Paper Outlines Four Steps To Save Biodiversity & Our Planet

3 Mins Read A new research paper led by the University of Oxford has listed four key steps that every individual can take to help lighten our footprint on the planet. Taking a holistic approach to environmental action, the experts outline “4Rs” – refrain, reduce, restore and renew – to change our behaviour and relationship with nature.  Leading […]