Much of ocean plastic ends up in an unlikely place: back on land

Much of ocean plastic ends up in an unlikely place: back on land

New research suggests ocean plastic is being transported back onshore away from the water’s edge.

To replace meat, processed plant-based food needs to be healthier and tastier

To replace meat, processed plant-based food needs to be healthier and tastier

Most people can’t imagine their diet without plenty of meat in it and see vegetables as side dishes at best.

Freshwater lakes are losing oxygen fast in a warming world

Freshwater lakes are losing oxygen fast in a warming world

Water quality is largely dependent on concentrations of oxygen in it and less oxygen spells trouble.

Climate change is helping plant pests spread, the UN warns

Climate change is helping plant pests spread, the UN warns

Destructive species such as the fall armyworm have already spread far and wide as a result of a warmer climate.

Scores of Thai macaques are rescued from China’s exotic meat trade

Scores of Thai macaques are rescued from China’s exotic meat trade

“We only planned to seize a vehicle but it turned out we saved many macaques,” explained a senior police officer.

Fly infertility shows we’re underestimating how badly climate change harms animals

Fly infertility shows we’re underestimating how badly climate change harms animals

The males of some species can become infertile even at less extreme temperatures.

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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.