Cheap and easy waste disposal is a highly lucrative business. The lack of regulation in how companies advertise is driving up illegal dumping.
Chemical weapons and toxins are still being used in current wars. Without action, ecosystems and people are at risk.
All nations must ramp up efforts to preserve and restore their coastal regions – and the time to start is right now.
By spending $2 billion each year for about 30 years, we could restore much of Australia’s severely denuded landscapes.
Promoting dialogue among Arctic states and peoples has been a great success, but the council must now adapt to tackle new and emerging challenges in this fragile region.
The push for a new environmental crime has attracted high-profile backers including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg. But we must get the details right.
If you’re doing something (even if you know you probably shouldn’t), you’re more likely to think lots of other people do it too. You also likely overestimate how much other people think it’s OK.
If all of humanity was wiped out tomorrow, it’s estimated that the natural world would take at least five million years to recover from the damage humans have done to the world.
I was a federal environment official for 13 years. Streamlining approvals for big infrastructure projects is a big environmental risk, unless it’s done properly.
Australia has been identified as a hotspot for emerging diseases, which occurs when human activities collide with a richness of animal species.
The NSW government is soon expected to grant environmental approval to Snowy 2.0. But that process should be halted.
The report reveals the worst environmental conditions in many decades, if not centuries.
Research has found plastic in snails in Nigerian rivers – another sign that the country needs to manage its waste better.
Memories can be powerful tools to address humanity’s most difficult political, sociological and environmental problems
Hundreds of bishops, priests, missionaries and tribal leaders are at the Vatican for the Synod of the Amazon, a three-week meeting focused on the environmental crisis threatening Amazonian peoples.
New evidence boosts the idea that species with males who compete for mates adapt faster to changing circumstances.
A plastic bag has an average usage time of 20 minutes, while it can take up to 1000 years to break down in the environment.
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive animals’ struggles show that survival is not guaranteed.
Oil spills, nuclear meltdowns and chemical poisonings should be taught in schools.
When it comes to the geological record, airbrushing out humans’ impact on the environment makes little sense.