SocietyWorld

Amount of plastic dumped in Med to double in 20 years

Nearly 230,000 tonnes of plastic is dumped into the Mediterranean Sea every year, a figure which could more than double by 2040 unless “ambitious” steps are taken, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said Tuesday. Egypt, Italy and Turkey are…
ChinaFuture

Will China deliver on Antarctic protection promise?

Discussions emerge weeks after Chinese President Xi Jinping committed himself to the leadership role in biodiversity at the United Nations. Environmentalists hope Beijing will support the largest conservation zone agreement in history to protect the Southern Ocean China…
World

'Like the speed of the wind': Kenya's lakes rise to destructive highs

Peering into the lake, the village elder struggled to pinpoint where beneath the hyacinth and mesquite weeds lay the farm he lived in his entire life until the water rose like never before and swallowed everything. A clump of sodden straw marked the spot: the tip of his…
FutureWorld

Apple's rare earth recycling steps up environmental response

Apple said Tuesday its newest iPhones would be produced using recycled rare earth materials, as part of a stepped up environmental initiative which also has geopolitical implications. Announced as part of a series of sustainability actions, Apple said the move builds on…
SocietyWorld

Number of corals in the Great Barrier Reef has halved

Alert is made by the Center of Excellence for the Study of Coral Reefs, an Australian entity that in 2018 had already warned of the disappearance of surface corals. The number of corals in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia has decreased by more than 50% since the 1990s…
SocietyWorld

IEA: Virus crisis an opportunity to reshape climate reponse

Only massive investment in clean energy can help overcome the economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic while setting the world on a path to meeting its objectives to slow climate change, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. In its annual report…