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.

Bitcoin to consume 0.5% of the world’s electricity — as much as Ireland

Bitcoin may have made some people rich, but it also consumed a lot of energy and produced a lot of emissions in the process.

Refugees give life jackets a new life, repurposing them as bags and laptop sleeves

Making the best of a bad situation.

Global tourism generates 8% of the planet’s emissions

Enjoy your vacation, but try to make it sustainable!

Average atmospheric CO2 levels last month were the highest we’ve ever recorded, ever

Yikes.

The European Union rules: total ban on bee-harming pesticides

The ban was applauded by many, but also contested by some.

Physical, encryption-like method could help the world finally get rid of nukes

“You can hack electronics, but you can’t hack physics,” says lead author Areg Danagoulian.