Amazon deforestation still high despite Brazil’s COP26 pledge

Last week at COP26 in Glasgow, 100 countries, including Brazil, pledged to reverse deforestation by 2030. However, recent figures for October show that Brazil is nowhere near protecting the Amazon rainforest. In fact, the latest numbers are the second most shocking since scientists began measuring deforestation. Continue reading below Our featured videos Brazil’s National Space … Read more

Amy Poehler, Ilana Glazer join letter calling for PR firm to drop fossil fuel clients

A group of more than 100 innovators, experts and educators have issued a joint letter urging global public relations firm Edelman to stop working with fossil fuel companies. The group includes leaders in the public relations sector as well as other like-minded individuals. Those who signed the letter include Ilana Glazer, Amy Poehler, Lindsey Peoples … Read more

We need to talk about farming, agriculture and emissions

Many vegetarian activists claim that leaders at COP26 do not pay enough attention to methane emissions from agriculture. They say a global change in diet toward vegetarians could help slow climate change. Continue reading below Our featured videos Animal agriculture contributes about 20% to human-caused climate change. The need for pasture also leads to deforestation. … Read more

Australia’s climate policy ranks last out of 60 countries

Australia’s policies in response to climate change are ranked last according to an assessment released during the COP26 World Summit in Glasgow. The Climate Change Performance Index ranks 60 countries that contribute up to 92% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Among the countries ranked, Australia ranked 54th in energy use, 52nd in renewable energy, and … Read more

7 countries vow to end new oil and gas exploration

Yesterday at COP26, seven countries and one Canadian province joined the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance. BOGA members have committed to halting oil and gas exploration and production. Continue reading below Our featured videos With none of the seven countries being a major oil or gas producer, the pledge appears more symbolic than practical to … Read more

Scotland’s plastic ban may fail due to UK’s internal strife

The Scottish government has announced that it will ban the sale of plastic straws, cutlery and food packaging made of polystyrene next year. This is part of a larger plan to reduce plastic waste and reduce pollution. The ban will include all polystyrene food packaging containers and their lids, as well as balloon sticks, plates, … Read more

Can the Amazon rainforest survive?

Humans are heading toward a catastrophic tipping point in the Amazon rainforest, according to a recent study by more than 200 scientists. If we do not change our habits immediately, the damage will be irreparable. Continue reading below Our featured videos According to the study authors, more than a third of the Amazon rainforest has … Read more

Renewables can power the world, according to new study

A recent study published in Nature Communications found that renewable energy sources can meet most of the world’s energy needs. According to the authors, even the most industrialized countries that need a heavy source of energy can rely on renewable energy, especially wind and solar energy. Continue reading below Our featured videos The study was … Read more

Will Biden keep his oil promises after COP26?

Now that world leaders have left the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, citizens around the world are wondering if they will keep their promises to cut carbon emissions. As for US President Biden, the ruling is mixed. He’s trying to protect some of the world’s most sacred and important indigenous sites in New Mexico’s Chaco … Read more

First Nation residents exposed to dangerous levels of carcinogens

Residents of Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Ontario have learned that the carcinogenic chemicals in their air are 44 times higher than recommended levels. The revelation came after years of fighting with officials for data on water and air pollution levels. Aamjiwnaang First Nation is a small area in Ontario surrounded by petrochemical facilities. Continue reading … Read more