A new analysis from Greenpeace has found that in just the first three months of this year, China has already approved about 20.45 gigawatts of coal projects, more than the country approved in all of 2021. In 2022, China saw a surge in coal project approvals, amounting to the approval of about two projects per […]
Several European countries surrounding the North Sea are ready to commit to quadrupling their offshore wind power capacity by 2030 as they set out to turn the region into an enormous renewable energy hub. At the second North Sea Summit, held in the seaside town of Ostend, Belgium on Monday, France, the United Kingdom, the […]
A new study has noted concentrations of microplastics in Melosira arctica, a type of algae that grows underneath sea ice in the Arctic. As a nutrition source at the bottom of the food web, scientists are concerned about wildlife that eat the contaminated algae. In the study, led by researchers from Alfred Wegener Institute for […]
On Saturday, we celebrated our mother Earth. Now, it’s time to celebrate the human beings who defend her. The 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize winners — chosen from all six continents for their grassroots environmental activism — were announced Monday and will be formally celebrated at the San Francisco Opera House at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. […]
Once upon a time, the Steenstrup Glacier, located in northwestern Greenland, was one of the most stable glaciers in the country. But new research shows this ice formation is now in the top 10% of glaciers contributing to all ice melt in the entire region. From 2018 to 2021, the glacier retreated a whopping 5 […]
Each year, Earth Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the natural world and the benefits it confers to humanity. Conservation and preservation typically dominate the conversation. Well-meaning, these can unwittingly create a narrative that we can only protect wild spaces by keeping humans out; and we wonder why this doesn’t inspire sufficient action to address our pressing environmental challenges.