New role-playing game engages people from all backgrounds with climate action

A fresh take on an old problem.

When it comes to protecting wildlife, we need better policy, not more science

Well, here’s a surprise.

The dirty link between deforestation, illegal fishing, and tax havens

Tax havens are even more problematic than we thought.

Europe is so hot right now that it has to stop its nuclear plants

There’s a particular irony to this situation.

We can limit global warming to 1.5°C — but we need to change how we travel, heat homes, and use devices

This might just work.

It’s getting harder and harder to come up with new ideas in science, paper reports

Thankfully, all we need are more researchers.

Ocean wilderness is disappearing because of us: only 13% of it has been spared

The study reinforces the need for international treaties meant to conserve marine wildlife.

Rising seas, rising costs: some $14 trillion worldwide per year by 2100

Maybe start saving up?

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was 8 years ago. The ocean is still struggling to recover

The damage is still going.

As China continues to reduce its emissions, scientists call for “cautious optimism”

It’s good news, just not *very* good news.

30 years ago, James Hansen warned Congress of climate change. He was on point

Like Cassandra, the priestess cursed to predict the future and not be believed by anyone, James Hansen’s appeal has largely fallen on deaf ears.

Urban ‘forests’ can store almost as much carbon as tropical rainforests

We should appreciate what we have — and I mean trees.

Haven’t read a book lately? Blame Netflix, researchers say

However, people who do read books are reading much more than before.

Companies push to start drilling for oil in Arctic refuge

Pristine no more — drilling might soon commence in the Alaskan Arctice.

Avoiding eating meat and dairy is the single best thing you can do for the environment

The bottom line? Eat less meat!

Banning plastic bags: Chile becomes the first country in the Americas to opt for a ban

Despite some city and state-wide measures, no other country in the Americas has banned plastic bags.

Greenland, Faroe Islands to stop commercial fishing of wild salmon for 12 years

The deal was made possible by the efforts of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and North Atlantic Salmon Fund.

European Union considers total ban on plastic straws and cutlery

We can only hope this comes to fruition.

France is being invaded by giant, predatory worms

They’re big, they’re slimy, and they’re invasive.

This April was Earth’s 400th consecutive warmer-than-average month

A bad record to set.