Sierra Leone rejects Chinese-funded “One Belt, One Road” airport
Sierra Leone, a tiny country in West Africa, is standing up to pressure from China to build a new international airport that it doesn’t need.
Vancouver Island: speaking out for “ancient trees, not big stumps”
Rainforest Rescue and Sierra Club BC delivered a petition to protect the ancient rainforests of British Columbia, Canada, to the province’s premier, John Horgan.
120 environmental NGOs call for an end to biomass
120 environmental NGOs from all over the world are calling for forests to be protected, not burned. Logging for energy generation is the opposite of climate protection.
Trophy hunters push giraffes toward extinction
A flourishing, unregulated market for giraffe skins and bones in the United States is decimating this iconic species of the African savanna.
“Sustainable” fishing? The dark side of the MSC label
As an ethical consumer, how do you choose seafood that was sustainably produced? Who is behind the MSC label, and is it truly independent?
Environmentalists applaud progress against biomass
Environmentalists are applauding a government decision ruling out subsidies for new UK biomass power stations fueled by imported wood pellets.
Orcas can breathe easier: court stops tar sand oil pipeline
A Canadian court has stopped the expansion of an oil pipeline because the impact of the project on whales was neglected – a great success for Canada’s First Nations.
Indonesia pressures the EU: Airbus must use palm oil jet fuel
Indonesia is pushing for its companies to be allowed to build palm oil jet fuel plants in the United States and France as a condition for buying Boeing and Airbus airliners.
China's “Belt & Road Initiative” – and what it means for the planet
The "Belt & Road Initiative" infrastructure mega-project: what China's geopolitical and business ambitions mean for biodiversity and the climate.
ALERT urges Indonesian president: save the world's rarest ape
25 world-leading scientists from ALERT urged Indonesian President Joko Widodo to halt a hydropower project that would imperil the rarest great ape in the world.
Wildlife crime: global seizures and arrests in transcontinental operation
An operation coordinated by INTERPOL against the illegal trade in wildlife has seen hundreds of seizures worldwide as well as suspects arrested.
Study on EU biofuel use: burning wood harms the climate
The EU wants to boost the use of biomass energy. However, a new study warns that instead of protecting the climate, it will result in even more greenhouse gas emissions.
Join protests against forest destruction for bioenergy in London and York
Please help to protect forests, biodiversity and the climate, and join our protests against the biomass industry in London,18th April, 5pm ..
Trump massively cuts Utah national monuments
U.S. President Trump has reduced two national monuments in the state of Utah by 8,000 square kilometers. Environmental organizations are suing against the cuts.
More than 200,000 call for end to deforestation in Queensland
More than 200,000 people have signed petitions calling for the end of deforestation in Queensland, the single greatest animal welfare crisis in the state.
An Australia without koalas?
An ecological disaster is looming Down Under: Australia's iconic koalas could be extinct within 25 years if the fragmentation and destruction of their habitat continues.
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Harry Potter and Indonesia's owls
Is Harry Potter to blame for the suffering of thousands of owls on Indonesian bird markets? Two Oxford Brookes University researchers are convinced of it.
RIP Nordin of Save Our Borneo (1970-2017)
Nordin, director of Save Our Borneo, has died of a sudden illness. He worked tirelessly to defend forests, suing palm oil companies and rewetting peatlands.
EU: glyphosate causes serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has not classified glyphosate as a carcinogen. The substance does cause serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life, however.
Half of all species facing extinction
The worldwide loss of biodiversity is accelerating at an alarming rate. Half of all species could disappear by the end of this century.
Toxins in palm oil: EU planning limits
The European Commission is considering regulations to limit levels of genotoxic and carcinogenic contaminants occurring in products containing palm oil.
Laying the groundwork for a national park: researchers chart chimpanzee forest
Until now, little was known about Gbi Forest. Following the initial charting expedition, members of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation are now studying its biodiversity.