Chernobyl has turned into a thriving habitat for hundreds of species

The environmental pressure generated by humans is larger than a nuclear explosion — a revealing vision of the type of impact we’re having on the world.

The UK had a coal-free week — the first time since 1882

This is the country’s first coal-free week since the advent of the Industrial Revolution.

The EU should not import Brazilian products linked to deforestation and human rights violations, urges open letter from European scientists

We can make a difference!

Britain is going through a “widespread loss” of pollinating insects, study reports

Not good!

Our ships carry invasive species, not just trade — and it is rapidly getting worse

Your package has arrived sir, it seems to be a pair of socks. The zebra mussel is on the house.

Our social brains handle environmental issues poorly — “You can’t kiss and make up with the environment,” researchers say

“Terms like ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘green’ encourage the view that objects, behaviors and decisions with these labels are ‘good’ rather than ‘less bad’ for the environment,” says co-author Dr Linda Langeborg.

Great Coral Reef hit by massive surge of muddy water — visible from satellite

This is just adding more salt to the wound.

Environmental cleanups return on investment — and they return big time

Cleaning up makes economic sense.

Luxembourg to become the first country to make public transportation free

It’s Luxembourg’s moment in the spotlight.

NOAA’s annual report says 2018 was the “second-warmest year on record” in the Arctic

Could I have some ice with this? Oh… oh wait.

Microplastics found in the guts of all sea turtles across the oceans

More than 100 turtles were tested — all had synthetic fibers in their guts.

Pesticide build-ups are contaminating Europe’s fields

You reap what you sow.

Atmospheric greenhouse gas levels hit new record. Just like in 2017… and 2016

We’re really good at setting bad standards.

Ice in glaciers on Mount Everest is warmer than expected — or “hoped” for

“Warm” ice is a problem.

One Icelandic glacier-volcano duo is emitting 20 times more methane than all other volcanoes in Europe

When glaciers fall to the dark side, methane happens.

Spain is poised to go fully-renewable by 2050

Está bien!

We’re watching a ‘horror story’ in which the casualty is Earth’s wilderness

Only 23% of the world can now be considered wilderness.

Rising seas might mean more coral reef islands — if we don’t murder all the corals

We might get more ‘exotic’ if we dial down on the ‘extinction’.

Widespread coral species shows unique adaptations against environmental changes

Pocillopora damicornis — one of the most abundant and widespread reef-building corals in the world — may help us better understand how anthozoans deal with stress.

Earth’s last wilderness areas may soon be lost, study warns

Things don’t look good, but we can still protect what we have if we take immediate action.