• November 22, 2018 | 11:33 AM

    Awareness of Food Waste Can Help Us Appreciate Holiday Meals

    By Bryce Hannibal Americans celebrate the winter holidays in many ways, which typically include an abundance of food, drinks, desserts and waste.Food wasteis receiving increasing attention from managers, activists, policymakers and scholars, who call it aglobal social problem. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, wealthy nations waste nearly as muchfoodevery year as theentire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa. Ef...

  • October 26, 2018 | 11:54 AM

    Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world

    As a sustainable lifestyle blogger, my job is to make conscious consumerism look good. Over the course offour years Instagramming eco-friendly outfits, testing non-toxic nail polish brands, and writing sustainable city guides, I became a proponent of having it all—fashion, fun, travel, beauty—while still being eco-friendly. So when I was invited to speakon a panel in front of the UN Youth Delegation, the expectationwas that I’d ...

  • October 3, 2018 | 01:30 PM

    Thailand’s famed Maya Bay closed indefinitely

    Thailand has announced the indefinite closure of Maya Bay to restore the environmental damage done to the idyllic destination best known from the movie “The Beach.” Yesterday, theDepartment of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation declared that Maya Bay will remain closed from tourism until the area’s ecosystem recovers fully. How long that will take has not yet been determined. Originally, the department ordered...

  • October 3, 2018 | 01:18 PM

    Stopping the rot: Meet the waste warriors

    How much food do you throw away? If you're a typical Brit, you probably think it's hardly any. You're in denial. According to the sustainability charity Wrap, efforts to reduce edible waste have done nothing to decrease the estimated 10 million tonnes of food that has been binned every year since 2012. That's enough loaves of bread almost to fill Wembley Stadium; enough milk to fill 230 Olympic-sized swimming pools; and the ...

  • October 3, 2018 | 01:09 PM

    4 ways ASEAN leaders can tackle plastic pollution

    “Context is key” is the message that emerged from discussions as businesses, government and innovators discussed solutions to ASEAN’s growing plastic pollution crisis during theWorld Economic Forum’s ASEAN summit in Viet Nam last week. So what does that mean and why is it so important? Like the rest of the world, the ASEAN region has experienced a rapid growth in plastic production and use over the past few decades. Tho...

  • September 28, 2018 | 07:23 PM

    Joan Carling is the winner of the Champions of the Earth Award, for lifetime achievement

    Joan Carlingis an indigenous rights activist and environmental defender from the Philippines. She has been defending land rights from grassroots to international levels for more than 20 years. Her main concerns include protection of land rights of indigenous peoples, ensuring sustainable development of natural resources and upholding human rights of marginalized people. She has actively participated in global processes to defend these concerns, i...

  • September 20, 2018 | 06:26 PM

    Four years is all we have

    Grim reports on climate change say act now or be ready for catastrophe. HUMANITY HAS only about four years left to stabilise global temperatures and save the world from environmental catastrophe stemming from extreme climate change, scientists have warned. After negotiations at this month’s Bangkok Climate Change Conference ended in failure, the world’s leading scientific agencies, the United Nations and environmentalists are ur...

  • August 29, 2018 | 04:22 PM

    Visualizing Momentum for Change Milestones in our New Interactive Report

    UN Climate Change News, 17 August 2018– UN Climate Change's Momentum for Change initiative recently released its new,interactive online reportto highlight the climate action milestones that it achieved last year. By shining light on the most inspiring and transformational mitigation and adaptation activities, known as 'Lighthouse Activities', Momentum for Change aims to strengthen motivation, spur innovation and catalyze furt...

  • August 15, 2018 | 01:19 PM

    Massive, urgent action must address marine plastic pollution: Experts

    Polluted: Plastic trash and non-organic waste cover corals in Nusa Dua waters, Bali, threatening the marine ecosystem in the area.(Courtesy of Nusa Dua Reef Foundation/File) Representatives and specialists from official agencies, international organizations, businessand the public sectors of 51 member countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) framework on Friday shared their experience and discussed actions that could be taken to reduce prob...

  • August 10, 2018 | 06:56 PM

    55 million single-use cups bought by Welsh public bodies

    At least 55 million single-use cups have been bought by public bodies in Wales over the past five years, costing about £1.7m, new figures have shown. Hospitals, councils and government organisations have said they were trying to reduce a throwaway culture. But data showed the number of disposable cups bought increased by about 10% between 2013 and 2018. Environment minister Hannah Blythyn said action must be taken to reduce waste. ...

  • August 10, 2018 | 06:52 PM

    What could disappear on 'Hothouse Earth'

    Scientists have described the serious concept of"Hothouse Earth". An international team of researchers suggest that global warming will have severe consequences for the planet. They paint a picture of boiling hot climates and towering seas in years to come if temperatures rise by just 2C. That means it could turn some of the planet's natural forces - that currently protect us - into our enemies. Dr Sarah Cornell is an en...

  • July 23, 2018 | 10:56 AM

    Could this 'biodegradable bag' cut plastic pollution?

    By Angus Crawford BBC News Plastic bags that biodegrade to nothing. It sounds like one solution to the problems of plastic pollution. One British company that makes so-called "Oxo-biodegradable" bags said they break down in the environment "in the same way as a leaf, only quicker". The technology is now being widely used across Africa and the Middle East. But if it's so good, why has the EU Parliament passed...