More than 30 U.S. states have passed laws intended to stop protests like the one against the Line 3 pipeline.
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Native Americans have long struggled to practice their spiritual rituals and protect their landscapes. Crackdowns on Indigenous protests could further erode the free exercise of their religions.
Impalas walk near the elevated Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in Nairobi National Park, Kenya.
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Oil spills, cracked buildings and pollution. Just some of the environmental effects of Kenya’s massive railway project.
After years of fighting, anti-fracking activists in Lancashire hailed the government’s 2019 ban on the practice.
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Teenagers directly affected by fracking have voiced disappointment at the political process. They’re looking for other ways to make their voices heard
Climate change, in its impacts on our society, will have the capacity to destabilise and push social, political and economic systems to their limits. We will have to be bold.
Deforestation in a village called Salena in Palu, Central Sulawesi, during the pandemic.
COVID-19 has had both positive and negative implications for the Indonesian environment, but post-pandemic prospects are not looking good.
Railway bridge over the river on the border with Tanzania.
Governments must ensure that transport infrastructure is developed with the ability to cope with current and future climatic shifts.
Many of the tombs in Japan are elaborately decorated. Nearby visitors can buy flowers, buckets. brooms and other gardening tools to tidy up the graves.
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In a Japanese tree burial, cremated remains are placed in the ground and a tree is planted over the ashes to mark the gravesite. Environmental responsibility is part of Buddhism.
The drugs found in the dam are potentially harmful to both ecological and public health.
The Nigerian government must shore up efforts to stop the pollution of aquatic environments.
The UK will host the first G7 summit since 2019. Can they tackle global challenges?
Somerset House is an example of enlightenment architecture, which precluded greenery which was believed to obscure its strong lines and go against ‘reason’.
All symmetrical lines and strict proportions, Enlightenment architecture believed that nature got in the way of reason.
The point of divestment is to send a negative message, to undermine the oil industry’s social licence.
As public funding disappears, corporations have moved to the head of the table of higher education.
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Biak inhabitants fear a new space project of Elon Musk, if it goes ahead, will damage their environment, cultures and livelihoods, and potentially displace local communities.
In the context of the rise in indoor culture and nature deficit disorder, there is clear support at governmental level for outdoor education.
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Children gain on every level from spending time away from home in nature but Covid has made school trips impossible
In 2014, scientists studying the soil in Central Park were surprised at the vibrancy of the microbial life they discovered.
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The earth our towns and cities are built on is teeming with potential. It is under threat too
Little more than one fifth of all the plastic ever made has been recycled or incinerated
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From larger-than-life Lego blocks to bird-nest inspired structures, researchers are finding innovative ways to reuse and recycle the plastic we throw away.
Being aware of nature and its life-supporting functions helps our societies to operate more sustainably.
For more than 20 years, Canada has repeatedly missed its targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is the only G7 country whose emissions have increased since 2010.
Bill C-12 is a step in the right direction, but its not enough to meet Canada’s goal for a decarbonized economy.
Gold is key to the economic survival of millions of Ghanaians.
The devolution of small-scale mining decisions to municipal and district assemblies working in collaboration with traditional authorities is key to saving the industry in Ghana.
Reduced traffic during lockdowns led to decreases in air pollution in many major cities in Europe.
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While most areas experienced a reduction in air pollution in response to lockdown measures, other areas saw only small improvements or even an air quality deterioration.
How big a deal is carbon leakage, anyway?
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It’s meant to stop what’s known as ‘carbon leakage’ – when production moves elsewhere to avoid climate policies – but the solution has economic, legal and environmental consequences.