World’s First 5-Country Biosphere Reserve Nominated to UNESCO

Today, thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia submitted an historic UNESCO application to establish the first 5-country biosphere reserve in the world. With a total area of around 930,000 hectares and a length of 700 kilometres, the shared nature and wildlife …

Europe’s Forests Are Booming and Here’s Why

Around the world, forests are shrinking due to deforestation, urban development and climate change, but in Europe that trend has been reversed. Large areas of the continent have seen a forest boom that means today more than two-fifths of Europe is tree-covered. Between 1990 and 2015, the area covered by …

Norway Becomes World’s First Country to Ban Deforestation

Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged May 26 that the government’s public procurement policy will be deforestation-free. Any product that contributes to deforestation will not be used in the Scandinavian country. The pledge was recommended by Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and …

The World Wildlife Fund Created a Fake Store to Call Out Singapore’s Ivory Laws

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) revealed on Tuesday that it is behind Ivory Lane, a fake store that the organization launched to draw attention to Singapore’s ivory laws. While Singapore banned commercial ivory in 1990, the WWF says the law is not restrictive enough and that its loopholes help facilitate …

‘Business Unusual’ Must Be the Mantra in Bonn as UN Climate Talks Resume Next...

As the 2018 climate talks kick off under the auspices of the UN next week, “business unusual” must be the mantra delegations need heard resoundingly in Bonn, said the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Speaking ahead of the start of the meeting, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF’s global climate and energy programme leader, …

Seaweed Sneakers Look Fly, Could Help Save the Environment

Would you wear sneakers made from kelp? What if they looked as stylish as any other shoe, and could help reduce the massive impact of the textile industry? A new textile component called bioyarn could be behind your next environmentally friendly shoes, and seaweed is its secret. The material, developed …

AT&T Announces Mammoth 520 Megawatt Corporate PPA From Oklahoma & Texas Wind Farms

AT&T, one of America’s leading telecoms, announced this past weekend one of the largest corporate renewable energy purchases in the United States, which will see it purchase 520 megawatts of wind energy from wind farms in Oklahoma and Texas through NextEra Energy Resources. AT&T has been teasing the Power Purchase …