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"Everyone is happy today": Japanese people celebrate the first whaling of the season
In Minamiboso, a town near Tokyo, whaling is a tradition that has been practiced for generations
How lithium-rich Chile botched a plan to attract battery makers
In March 2018, the Chilean government unveiled big news: Corporate investors, including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, would build three factories in Chile to produce battery parts for electr...
Planning a BBQ? Not if you want to save the planet
If the biggest beef and lamb consumers reduced their weekly intake to 1.5 burgers by 2050, it could cut greenhouse gas emissions and save forests from becoming farmland
High and dry: Alpine resorts grapple with climate change
The consequences of climate change will be felt across the travel and tourism sector over the coming decades
Ecuadorian tribe wins legal battle over the Province of the Amazon
The decision ends the years-long legal battle over the land
Making waves: Female round-the-world crew to fight ocean plastic
The two-year all-female voyage will collect samples from some of the planet's most important and diverse marine environments to build a picture of the state of the seas
Drip irrigation, sun and solar do 'God's work' and a Colombian desert blooms
The project is part of U.N. efforts to support communities in Colombia which, beyond the entrenched poverty, are hosting and feeding tens of thousands of Venezuelans
Brazil court convicts miner Vale for damages caused by deadly dam rupture
The 11 billion reais ($2.89 billion dollars) in Vale assets already frozen by courts will remain blocked
Civil disobedience rings climate-change alarm bell 'a little louder'
Lawyer Farhana Yamin glued herself to the door of oil company Shell's headquarters in London as a protest
Scientists urge climate protesters to save planet by planting trees
Environmentalists say looking after existing forests and restoring damaged ones prevents flooding, stores carbon, limits climate change and protects biodiversity
Major donor Norway frets over Brazil deforestation
The Nordic country has made the lion's share of contributions to Brazil's Amazon Fund
Pope says Amazon suffers with blind and destructive mentality
According to the pontiff, "man cannot remain an indifferent spectator in the face of this destruction, nor should the Church remain silent"
Stop soil erosion now or face starvation soon, scientists warn
The world's food production is in jeopardy because the fertile layer of soil that people depend on to plant crops is being eroded by human activities
Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in the last year
Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon, which is the world's largest tropical rainforest and is seen as vital to the global fight against climate change
In "climate apartheid", rich will save themselves while poor suffer
The world is on course for "climate apartheid", where the rich buy their way out of the worst effects of global warming while the poor bear the brunt
An Argentinian and an American biologist win Princess of Asturias Research Award
The works that both biologists develop would have opened new lines of research to mitigate the effects of climate change
Baby wipes, tents and private jets: festivals vow to go green
Less than one-third of the 23,500 tonnes of waste produced by Britain's 3 million music festival-goers each year is recycled
As sales boom, Chile's avocado 'green gold' is blamed for water shortages
Its abundant produce helps make Chile the world's third largest exporter of the popular fruit. But the bounty has come at a price, residents say
Bogota's solar-powered gondola gives slum dwellers a lift
With two solar panels atop each cable car, the system called "TransMiCable" transports about 20,000 residents a day
Pemex study details 'severe' air quality impact from Mexican refinery
Lopez Obrador has said the facility would help Mexico wean itself off its growing reliance on fuel imports, the vast majority of which come from U.S. refiners
In an impoverished Chilean suburb, a recycling drive flourishes
The municipality of La Pintana now collects 140 tons of plant waste from homes every week
Who is the new executive director of UN Environment?
The Danish took over for four years and will give priority to climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. Know who she is
Do you know which animals the United States wants to use as alarms?
The efficiency of military intelligence could be improved with the help of several marine animals. Here we tell you which ones
How fast do biodegradable bags degrade?
A study showed that biodegradable bags, after three years, still looked the same
Amazing! Fuel made of air and sunlight
The Federal Polytechnic School of Zurich developed a solar plant capable of creating neutral fuels that would make air and sea transport sustainable
Bitcoin causes CO2 emissions like those in Las Vegas
The production of digital currency and online transactions produce CO2 emissions similar to those of Hamburg and Las Vegas
Conservation of nature: an exciting job or just another one?
Taking care of nature can be a job full of incredible landscapes and constant sightings of animals, but it also includes the tedium of any bureaucracy
Goodbye to plastic in San Andrés and Canada
In order to protect the environment, by 2021, the North American country and the Latin American island will have abolished the single-use plastics
Infographic: Who is Luisa Neubauer?
Called the "Greta Alemana", the 23-year-old activist promotes the care of the environment and urges her country to have a policy compatible with the Paris Agreement
The end of asbestos: Colombia says no to the dangerous chemical
After the initiative sank 7 times, Congress banned the use of asbestos in Colombia
Is fuel made of plastic going to be the solution?
Scientists at the University of Washington believe it is possible to make fuel for jets from plastic bottles
What is the right to clean air?
"The right to clean air is a human right. If we can not breathe clean air, we can not enjoy health, we can not live to the fullest, "Leo Heileman
Venezuela: the effects of El Niño threaten to paralyze the Guri dam
The Venezuelan electricity system has been in crisis since 2009. One of the factors is climate change
World Oceans Day: let's be aware of our impact!
June is an environmental month and the 8th, its summit date. The human conscience on the subject is fundamental for the preservation of this natural resource
Latin America pedals for clean air
Three cities and one country are pioneers in the region for encouraging the use of bicycles as a means of transport. Find out what they are
Everything you need to know about World Environment Day
Why is World Environment Day celebrated, what is the theme of this year and why is it so important?
The shortage of water is seriously affecting Mexico City and Sao Paulo
Mexico City and Sao Paulo are the only two Latin American cities near the maximum global water stress index
Peru and Colombia united for the environment
Martín Vizcarra and Iván Duque signed a joint declaration to protect biodiversity
Malaysia got tired of being the dump of the planet
"We urge the developed countries to stop sending their waste to our country," said the Minister of Energy, Environment and Sciences of the Asian nation.
What is the plant blindness and how to cure it?
Plants play a fundamental role in the environment and the global economy. We must reconnect with the plant kingdom
Amazing! 130 thousand years later extinct bird appears
The white throat rallids reappeared after being extinct 130 thousand years ago on an island in Madagascar. How did this happen?
Bamboo bicycles: the bet of a Colombian entrepreneurship
Get to know the Colombian entrepreneurship that is committed to innovation and caring for the environment with its bamboo bicycles
The world screams for the extinction of plastic
This material is a threat to the entire planet and to stop it we must act now
5 myths about recycling: do not fall for lies
In this infographic we explain why these beliefs are false
What does it mean that Koalas are functionally extinct?
The representative species of Australia was declared functionally extinct by the Australian Koala Foundation
We need more trees: how to plant one?
The benefits of trees to reduce pollution and temperature are proven. Here we tell you what you need to know to plant one in your city
Brazil's rivers warning: the threat of agrotoxins and environmental disasters
The Sisagua affirms that one of every four municipalities of Brazil presents in its water supply systems a mixture formed by more than 27 types of agro-toxins
Mexico City under environmental threat
The Mexican capital faces an environmental emergency due to forest fires and it has been recommended not to do outdoor activities
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