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Rapid thinning of Patagonia's glaciers illustrates the global impact of climate warming

Patagonian icefields

Forests, grasslands, deserts, and mountains are all part of the Patagonian landscape that spans more than a million square kilometers of South America. Toward the western side, expanses of dense, compacted ice stretch for hundreds of kilometers of the Andes mountain range in Chile and Argentina. Glaciologist Eric Rignot described these icefields as “one of the most beautiful places on the planet.” Their beauty is also apparent from space. Read more »

Countries signed to UN-brokered illegal fishing treaty meet for first time

Fishermen unload their catch of mackerel at a fish market. UN Photo/M Guthrie

For the first time since a United Nations-brokered treaty to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing went into force, the countries that endorsed it are meeting in Norway to discuss how to make it a success. Read more »

The Food Industry is cooking the planet

Large chemical fertiliser producers are successfully taking over the world’s food supply and exploiting it for profit. Image: Stuart Rankin via Flickr

One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

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8 in 10 people now see climate change as a “catastrophic risk” – survey

Nearly nine in 10 people say they are ready to make changes to their standard of living if it would prevent future climate catastrophe, a survey on global threats found Wednesday (24 May 2017). The survey of more than 8,000 people in eight countries – the United States, China, India, Britain, Australia, Brazil, South Africa and Germany – found that 84 percent of people now consider climate change a "global catastrophic risk".

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Corona Beer joins Parley for the Oceans to clean up marine plastic

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Bali Beach

Mexican beer brand Corona has partnered with Parley for the Oceans in plan to end marine plastic pollution, one of the biggest threats to human health and the survival of the planet's largest and most important ecosystem, the world's oceans. The long-term partnership launches with a plan to protect 100 Islands by 2020 starting in six key regions in different parts of the world – Mexico, Maldives, Australia, Chile, Italy and Dominican Republic. Read more »

We need to get rid of carbon in the atmosphere, not just reduce emissions


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Humans have burned 420 billion tonnes of carbon since the start of the industrial revolution. Half of it is still in the atmosphere.
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Buzzing Bohinj - Europe's original wild flower festival celebrates bees this May

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Slovenia, one of Europe’s greenest countries, will explode with colour in May as the Bohinj International Wild Flower Festival returns with the theme ‘Flowers and Bees’.

This year’s festival opening coincides with World Bee Day, a United Nations initiative created in cooperation with The Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association. In recent years, Slovenia has been identified as a leading beekeeping destination, creating honey therapy (apitherapy) programmes to emphasise how bees positively impact human lives. Read more »

Soil Association launches national Organic Served Here award scheme for restaurants

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Organic Served Here is a new award from the Soil Association for restaurants, cafes and eateries that commit to sourcing organic food for their menus.

The Soil Association has launched Organic Served Here, an award scheme for restaurants, cafes and eateries to celebrate their commitment to using organic ingredients. The Organic Served Here scheme assures customers restaurants source between 15% and 100% of their ingredients from certified organic suppliers. Read more »

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