Chile Just Created 10 Million New Acres of National Parks – Thanks to Patagonia & The North Face | The Guardian

“It is an invitation to imagine other forms to use our land.” When Chilean President Michelle Bachelet leaves office in March, her environmental legacy will be preserved throughout the country’s pristine…

Do Red and Green Mix? | The Great Transition Initiative | GT Network Space

Michael Löwy’s essay on ecosocialism has stimulated an interesting array of critiques from feminists, democrats, eco-capitalists, and more in this exchange. This is an exciting debate and, I would argue, a necessary one to ensure the twenty-first-century return of “socialism” is not grounded in abstract certainties, dogmatic formulas, and intellectual vanguardism. From the African context…

Seeing Nature Through Indigenous ‘Lens’ Might Improve Environmental Decision-making

Despite new legislation, critics say consultation often lacks real desire to listen, learn. As various levels of government become more serious about climate change, there has been heightened interest in incorporating Indigenous knowledge in that effort.

The US Is In A Water Crisis Far Worse Than Most People Imagine

Industrial runoff and lax standards have tainted water across the US. Senators and doctors are calling me, asking what to do. We are in a water crisis beyond anything you can imagine. Pollution and toxins are everywhere, stemming from the hazardous wastes of industry and agriculture.

Talking Green Without Seeing Red | FP Insider Access

How governments, journalists, and activists are all trying to change the narrative when they talk about climate change. The goal? Make the conversation more inclusive, less hostile, and frankly less boring.

Hypocrites And Greenwash: Greta Thunberg Blasts Leaders Over Climate Crisis | The Guardian

Greta Thunberg has blasted politicians as hypocrites and international climate summits as empty words and greenwash. Until humanity admits it has failed to tackle the climate crisis and begins treating it as an emergency like the coronavirus pandemic, society will be unable to stop global heating, she said.

Our Burning Planet: Why We Must Learn to Live With Fire

There is a paradox at the core of Earth’s unraveling firescapes. The fires are seemingly everywhere, and everywhere more feral. They are burning from the Arctic to the Amazon, from New South Wales to the West Coast. They are visible, and their smoke projects their presence in the form of immense palls well removed from the flames. But equally significant are the fires that aren’t happening.

From Rewilding To Forest Schools, Our Attitude To Nature Is Changing For The Better

The statistics may be terrifying – but the UK’s approach to natural habitats is undergoing a quiet transformation. It was the WildEast manifesto that first brought it home to me. An ambitious project bringing together everyone from farmers and landowning peers to ecologists and gardeners.

Move Over, Millennials. Boomers Are UK’s Greenest Generation

Young people are often dubbed “Generation Green” – millennials and teenagers championing climate action and environmental values, often with a well-aimed dig at older generations who have failed to prevent a climate catastrophe. Yet it is their baby boomer parents and grandparents who are most likely to act in support of green issues, according to a national survey.

What Does An Ecological Civilization Look Like?

What Does An Ecological Civilization Look Like? A society based on natural ecology might seem like a far-off utopia—yet communities everywhere are already creating it.

Gardens Have Pulled America Out of Some of Its Darkest Times. We Need Another Revival.

As the pandemic smolders and the economy plunges into an abyss, Americans have reverted to the venerable World War II–era tradition of organized disaster gardening. “Food Supply Anxiety Brings Back Victory Gardens,” declared the New York Times in late March

Herd Memory: The Caribou Fled And Vanished, Grey Ghosts of the Boreal

On a cold day in February, I flew over the tightly knit stands of black spruce and jack pine in northwestern Alberta, straining my eyes below, eager to catch sight of a woodland caribou. My dad, a wildlife biologist, called them the “grey ghosts” of the boreal. Woodland caribou ha

Takeaway Food and Drink Litter Dominates Ocean Plastic, Study Shows

Plastic items from takeaway food and drink dominate the litter in the world’s oceans, according to the most comprehensive study to date. Single-use bags, plastic bottles, food containers and food wrappers are the four most widespread items polluting the seas

Twenty Firms Produce 55% of World’s Plastic Waste, Report Reveals

Twenty companies are responsible for producing more than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world, fuelling the climate crisis and creating an environmental catastrophe, new research reveals.

Receding Glaciers Causing Rivers To Suddenly Disappear

As glaciers around the world recede rapidly owing to global warming, some communities are facing a new problem: the sudden disappearance of their rivers. River piracy, or stream capture, is when water from one river is diverted into another because of erosion or, in this case, glacier melt.

Airborne Microplastics ‘Now Spiral Around the Globe’

As glaciers around the world recede rapidly owing to global warming, some communities are facing a new problem: the sudden disappearance of their rivers. River piracy, or stream capture, is when water from one river is diverted into another because of erosion or, in this case, glacier melt.

A Rotting Carcass Of Its Former Self’: Funeral For An Oregon Glacier

As glaciers around the world recede rapidly owing to global warming, some communities are facing a new problem: the sudden disappearance of their rivers. River piracy, or stream capture, is when water from one river is diverted into another because of erosion or, in this case, glacier melt.

Empirical Science Began as a Domination Fantasy.

Science is not a cold abstraction, but a product of directly felt human experience. Science must again become a holistic, human pursuit.

Orchid Thought To Be Extinct In UK Discovered On Rooftop of Bank

An orchid thought to be extinct in the UK has been discovered growing on the rooftop of an 11-storey London bank. The small-flowered tongue-orchid has not been recorded in the UK since 1989.

Earth Is Trapping ‘Unprecedented’ Amount Of Heat, Nasa Says

The Earth is trapping nearly twice as much heat as it did in 2005, according to new research, described as an “unprecedented” increase amid the climate crisis.

Bioregional Regeneration for Planetary Health

The coming decades will witness a fundamental transformation of the human presence and impact on Earth. We are at a bi-furcation point in our species evolutionary trajectory.

If You Want To Save The World, Veganism Isn’t The Answer

But calls for us all to switch entirely to plant-based foods ignore one of the most powerful tools we have to mitigate these ills: grazing and browsing animals.

Nordic Countries Endure Heatwave As Lapland Records Hottest Day Since 1914

Nordic countries have registered near-record temperatures over the weekend, including highs of 34C (93.2F) in some places. The latest figures came after Finland’s national meteorological institute registered its hottest temperature for June since records began in 1844.

Environmental Impact of Bottled Water ‘Up to 3,500 Times Greater Than Tap Water’

The impact of bottled water on natural resources is 3,500 times higher than for tap water, scientists have found. The research is the first of its kind..

Seaweed Surfboards: Innovating With An Invasive Species

The island faces a concerning problem between May and September. The beach gets entirely covered by Sea Lettuce, an invasive seaweed species. So Charlie Cadin attempted to make a seaweed surfboard: build up the board rather than carving a block down.

How Extreme Heat from Climate Change Distorts Human Behavior

As temperatures rise, violence and aggression also go up while focus and productivity decline. Physiologically, people’s bodies aren’t built to handle heat beyond wet bulb temperatures — a combined measure of heat and humidity — of around 35° Celsius, or about 95° Fahrenheit.

Can Small Farms—and Large Gardens—Save the World? Part One

Amid a world so concerned with “getting back to normal,” I propose that we actually need to go back a number of decades—maybe 60–70 years, even—to recover an all-around sustainable, more humane approach to “normal.”

Why is the World So Beautiful? An Indigenous Botanist on the Spirit of Life in Everything

‘Western science is a powerful way of knowing, but it isn’t the only one,’ says Robin Wall Kimmerer.Kimmerer said she was driven to study botany because of the central question in her heart: “Why is the world so beautiful?”

A Massive Water Recycling Proposal Could Help Ease Drought

LAKE MEAD, WHICH provides water for 25 million people in the American West, has shrunk to 36 percent of its capacity. One rural California community has run out of water entirely after its well broke in early June.

Investing 0.1% of Global GDP Could Avoid Breakdown of Ecosystems, says UN Report

The world needs to quadruple its annual investment in nature if the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises are to be tackled by the middle of the century, according to a new UN report.