City of London Switches on Energy Efficient Lighting Strategy

A set of innovative proposals to deliver more energy efficient use of lighting for buildings across the Square Mile are being drawn up by the City of London Corporation. The local authority claims its lighting strategy, which was launched for consultation on Friday, is the first of its kind in London. It includes plans for …

Peru’s Newest National Park Safeguards 2 Million Acres of Amazon Rainforest

The Peruvian government announced it will establish a new and enormous national park in the Amazon. Yaguas National Park, located in the northern region of Loreto, consists of 2,147,166 acres of rainforest, a vast river system and is home to more than 3,000 species of plants, 500 species of birds and 160 species of mammals, …

Trump Plan to Reduce Marine Monuments Could Put Vital Ecosystems at Risk

A report from United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recommends shrinking three ocean monuments and opening them up to commercial fishing. The monuments, two in the Pacific Ocean and one in the Atlantic Ocean, are undersea treasures according to Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2009-2013. Lubchenco told …

Ice Will Return but Extinctions Can’t Be Reversed. We Must Act now

We have to develop digital forecasts of species’ responses to climate change, design robust strategies to protect as many as possible, and help nature to adapt. Each day increasingly dangerous hurricanes, wildfires, and floods betray the influence of climate change. We are appalled at the accruing losses of life and property. The arguments to address …

Mixed Forests Are Healthier, But Can They Survive Climate Change?

German researchers have confirmed once again that a good forest is a mixed forest, a natural one, with a diversity of species. The more diverse the forest, the better it becomes at doing what forests do. Forests with a greater number of species grow at a faster rate, store more carbon, and are more resistant …

Regreening The Earth Could Lower Carbon Levels As Much As Ending Use Of Fossil...

There’s a new study out spearheaded by The Nature Conservancy and published in the Proceedings Of The National Academy of Sciences which presents a series of 20 steps that can be taken to naturally mitigate the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Taken together, the effect on carbon levels would be equivalent to stopping …

Palm Oil Free Certification Programme Launches in UK and Australia

A major new certification programme has launched with a view to validating consumer goods products that make no use of palm oil. Unveiled to coincide with this week’s World Orang-utan Day, the new labelling scheme is now in operation in Australia and the UK following approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), IP …