Airborne microplastics are travelling far and wide around the planet

Airborne microplastics are travelling far and wide around the planet

"What humans have been doing for decades now is what I call a ‘plastification’ of the landscape and oceans."

The built-in resilience of corals could help them survive climate change

The built-in resilience of corals could help them survive climate change

The biomineral that forms the skeleton of corals contains a highly organized organic mix of proteins, which resembles bone.

Marine life is fleeing the equator to cooler waters. Mass extinction could follow

Marine life is fleeing the equator to cooler waters. Mass extinction could follow

As species flee to cooler waters, it’s likely to have profound implications for marine ecosystems and human livelihoods.

One sip can kill: The new battles over paraquat pesticides

One sip can kill: The new battles over paraquat pesticides

Public Eye, the investigative NGO based in Switzerland, calls paraquat the world's deadliest weedkiller.

Two-thirds of agricultural land globally are at risk of pesticide pollution

Two-thirds of agricultural land globally are at risk of pesticide pollution

At the highest risk of large-scale pesticide pollution are several mass producers of rice and other grains in Asia.

Rare orangutans are losing even their last remaining forests

Rare orangutans are losing even their last remaining forests

Until relatively recently these orangutans lived across a much wider range of various habitats.

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European food giants Danone and Nestlé focus on greener business practices

"We feel like we have a duty and an obligation to deliver on our goal, to protect and preserve the planet's resources."

Vietnam needs to make its fishing practices more sustainable

Vietnam was issued a yellow card in October 2017 by the European Commission (EC) because of rampant illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities by Vietnamese fishermen and fishing vessels. Since then, following its carding system, the EC have conducted several reviews of Vietnam’s fisheries and seafood-related policies and efforts to determine whether the yellow […]

Protecting mountain gorillas in the Congo is no child’s play

Over the years more than 200 wildlife rangers in the Virunga National Park have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The open burning of waste poses grave health risks to millions

Uncontrolled burning of waste is particularly widespread in low- and middle-income countries.