Recognizing the urgent need to protect the world’s ecosystems and reduce the carbon emissions that come from the creation, distribution and disposal of waste, Microsoft … Read more
New climate data from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) predicts that the annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1.0°C above pre-industrial … Read more
Air pollution has caused an estimated 49,000 deaths and $23 billion in economic losses in the cities of Beijing and Shanghai alone since Jan. 1, … Read more
The world’s largest container shipper, A.P. Moller-Maersk, will team up with industry majors to set up a research center in Denmark with the aim of … Read more
For the first time, scientists have discovered microplastics inside small organisms living in the soil in Antarctica, according to a new study published on Wednesday.… Read more
The Swiss parliament has moved to impose an environmental tax on airline tickets, as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The overwhelming majority … Read more
While the world’s main focus is on battling the COVID 19 disease pandemic caused by the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus, Thailand is dealing with another effect … Read more
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle.
The … Read more
Improved air quality in Europe due to lockdowns to combat the coronavirus pandemic has delivered health benefits equivalent to avoiding 11,300 premature deaths, according to … Read more
The world is facing a “deeper emergency” than coronavirus, the UN chief has warned.
The coronavirus pandemic may already be having an impact on global … Read more
Milan is to introduce one of Europe’s most ambitious schemes reallocating street space from cars to cycling and walking, in response to the coronavirus crisis.… Read more
Nestlé announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind, single-material pouch for its baby food products designed for the future of recycling.
In the U.S., the new … Read more
New Eurobarometer Survey: Protecting the environment and climate is important for over 90% of European citizens
According to a new Eurobarometer survey, 94% of citizens in all EU Member States say that protecting the environment is important to them. In addition, … Read more
Bumblebees are disappearing at rates “consistent with a mass extinction” thanks largely to climate change, according to a new study in Canada.
Researchers at the … Read more
With the ocean in deep crisis, members of civil society and philanthropic organisations are urging governments and corporations to take bold action to safeguard the … Read more
Dozens of koalas have been found dead or injured at a timber plantation in the Australian state of Victoria, sparking an investigation by officials.
Blue … Read more
As part of his first visit to Kosovo, the European Union’s High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will launch today a major EU-financed project to improve the … Read more
The current record for the hottest year is likely to be broken again within the next five years, the British Met Office said.
As it … Read more
42 Global Organizations Agree on Guiding Principles for Batteries to Power Sustainable Energy Transition
Batteries will be a major driver in reducing the carbon footprint of the transport and power sectors through the use of electric vehicles and renewable … Read more
Microsoft has just announced an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and ultimately remove Microsoft’s carbon footprint.
Microsoft this week launched an initiative … Read more
Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning … Read more
Microsoft is making a series of compelling commitments to reduce and ultimately reverse the damage that its business is causing to the environment.
The company … Read more
Cities across southern Europe are experiencing dangerously high levels of smog caused by a prolonged period of dry sunny weather and light winds.
Temporary bans … Read more
Improving circular economy practices in the construction sector key to increasing material reuse, high quality recycling
Construction and demolition waste makes up just over one third of total waste generation in the EU.
Despite relatively high recovery rates of used materials, … Read more
As Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway’s lesser known legacies … Read more
Several cities in Switzerland held more environmentally-friendly fireworks displays – or none at all – to see in the New Year.
In Basel, the … Read more
A handout photo made available by NASA Earth Observatory of a satellite image showing the spread of agriculture around the town of Wadi ad-Dawasir, Saudi … Read more
A global law enforcement operation involving 61 countries has identified thousands of illicit activities behind severe marine pollution as well as hundreds of violations and … Read more
More than 5,500 scientists have signed an open letter saying that Europe is facing a severe threat to its freshwater biodiversity and must do more … Read more
A British primary school headteacher is in the centre of a controversy after banning pupils from sending Christmas cards.
Jonathan Mason, head of Belton Lane … Read more
Further reducing use of pesticides, more funds for research and better monitoring are urgently needed to save the EU’s bees, says the Environment Committee.
The … Read more
The European Commission released its 2019 edition of the Consumer Conditions Scoreboard. It shows that the overall gap in consumer conditions is narrowing between the … Read more
The LEGO Group announced that it will phase out plastic retail bags in all LEGO® Stores globally in 2020. The move, which is part of … Read more
The Greek Parliament has put up for a bid a two-year plan to improve the energy efficiency of the building. The institution decided to boost … Read more
In the Belgian capital, Plan Filters, an awareness initiative from the Alderman for Public Cleanliness in Brussels, Zoubida Jellab, has kicked off this week.
The … Read more
Speaking to a group of lawyers on Friday, Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church is contemplating the introduction of “ecological sin” to the compendium … Read more
UK and Australia team up to use space technology to protect Pacific from climate change and natural disasters
The UK Space Agency is looking for project ideas, to be delivered through UK aid, that use the data collected by satellites to improve decision-making … Read more
Schools in the Indian capital will be shut until Nov. 5, the city government said, as residents breathed the season’s worst air for a third … Read more
Brazilian officials suspect a Greek-flagged tanker was the source of an oil spill that has stained about 2,500km of Brazil’s coastline.
The spill was first … Read more
Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco has pledged to remove one billion pieces of plastic packaging from products in its UK stores by the end of 2020, … Read more
The decline of insects in German forests and grassland is “frightening” particularly in the vicinity of intensively farmed land, scientists have warned.
An international research … Read more