The down-low on microplastics

They are everywhere!

Norway to Brazil: If you keep destroying the Amazon, we’ll cut our $1bn funding

Brazil isn’t respecting its part of the deal.

Why the Great Barrier Reef is dying and why we should care

Hint: it mostly has to do with climate change.

Extinct giant tortoise is being revived after an unexpected find

It’s been thought to be completely extinct for 150 years.

Trump puts USA against the world, withdrawing from the Paris Agreement

To put it in Trump language: It’s a big, big decision which will have bad, bad consequences. SAD!

Seaweed is being used to kill invasive ants

It’s safe and environmentally friendly.

Happy (future) World Bee Day!

Celebrate the bees for all that they do for us.

You can name this rescued, one-of-a-kind albino orangutan

She’s raising awareness of the plight of all orangutans.

U.S. National Parks are too noisy

It’s hard to even to hear a bird sing.

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!