Lorenzo Quinn’s Sculpture ‘Support’ to Warn of Rising Sea Levels at COP25

A 3-meter version of Lorenzo Quinn’s monumental sculpture “Support” is on display at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid (2-13 December) to remind participants of rising sea levels that threaten Venice and all coastal cities around the world. The installation, first unveiled by Quinn at the Venice …

UNESCO Closely Follows Tides and Flooding in Venice World Heritage Site

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is closely monitoring the state of conservation of the World Heritage site of Venice and its Lagoon. Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987, Venice faces several threats from overtourism, damage caused by a steady stream of cruise ships, and from the potential negative …

Easter Island Threatened by Bad Tourist Behavior

Easter Island has long been a bucket list destination for travelers from around the world. But the very thing that keeps the island’s economy going strong may be the thing that ultimately causes its ruin: mass tourism. Recently, a spate of bad behavior by travelers on Easter Island, which is …

These Iconic Mediterranean Landmarks are Currently at Risk from Sea Level Rise

Climate change is clearly a threat to both our present and our future, but did you know that it was also a threat to our shared past? A study published Tuesday in Nature Communications looked at 49 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites in the …

How Norway Is Leading the Way in Making the Planet Greener

From being a UNESCO World Heritage Site to boasting the razor sharp peaks of the Lofoten Islands and emerald green fjords, it is easy to see why Norway is one of the leading lights in protecting our planet. Given it only has a population of around five million, the country …