4 Infographics that clearly illustrate our ecological footprints

What is your footprint?

A modern atlas provides maps necessary to save the world’s biodiversity

Originally atlases were invented so that explorers could exploit new lands, this atlas does the opposite.

A reef-killing starfish’s pheromones could be harnessed to exterminate them— and help the reefs!

The starfish are worse for the reefs than bleaching and disease combined.

The Mediterranean fish stocks have almost completely collapsed

It is not looking good.

“Fast fashion” might be getting a new life with a breakthrough in upcycling

The fibers from used clothing can be broken down and used again to make new clothes, without going to the landfill.

New nanotech sponge sucks mercury from water in less than 5 seconds!

One basketball-sized sponge could clean an entire lake.

Island children’s favourite animals are invasive species

But they did like more diverse critters than mainland children.

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev commits to 100 percent renewable energy

Future beers will be made with 100% renewable energy.

Bacteria from sewage are infecting coral reefs

Because the corals don’t have it bad enough.

10 years of experimental warming caused phytoplankton to take in more carbon

A small piece of positive news for climate change.

Just a handful of tiger subspecies remain in the wild — here they are

Learn more about this charismatic carnivore!

Microfibers from clothes are killing fish and ending up on our plates

Fleece jackets and yoga pants are to blame.

Yellow fever is killing thousands of rare monkeys in Brazil

The forests are silent now.

Scientists call out Pruitt’s false view of climate change

These “alternative facts” go against 150 years of research.

The invasive snakes on Guam are indirectly killing the forest

No part of the ecosystem is exempt.

An artificial renewable energy ‘paradise’ island will be built in the North Sea

When up and running, it will provide affordable energy for 80 million people.

Meet your maker: 5 ways humans are making animals extinct

Plus a look at some of the animals that have recently been lost from the planet.

Restoring native plants boosts pollination

Removing invasive plants and restoring native ones does a great deal to help pollination, a new study finds.

First images of the Amazonian reef released by Greenpeace

More like Amazingonian reef, am I right?

The world lost 7% of its pristine forests since 2000

Some countries might lose all their virgin forests in the next 20 years.