Category: Environment

Content relating to environmental damage and push-back against it.

Scientists Find Harmful Microplastics in 100% of Wild Sea Turtles

Although the understanding that plastic is piling up around the world is widespread, not much scientific literature has been published exploring the scale of microplastic pollution in wild sea turtles, until now.

Adidas Vows to Use Only Recycled Plastic as Market Shifts Toward “Conscious Capitalism”

The more that people understand their power as consumers, the quicker we can live in a world that’s not just safe and sustainable – but also free.

Hawaii Bans Most Sunscreens in Effort to Save Dwindling Coral Reefs

“This bill is a small first step worldwide to really caring about our corals and our reefs in a way that no one else anywhere in the world has done.”

Scientists Warn Bananas May Face Extinction Due to Lack of Genetic Diversity

“To carry on growing the same genetic banana is stupid… It is necessary that we improve the Cavendish through genetic engineering but parallel to that we must be finding genetic diversity in our breeding programmes.”

EU Approves ‘Historic’ Ban on Bee Killing Pesticides

In light of growing scientific evidence linking certain insecticides known as neonicotinoid insecticides or neonics to rapidly collapsing bee populations, the European Union voted to place a permanent ban on virtually all use of these bee-killing toxins.

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