Thousands of scientists issue bleak ‘second notice’ to humanity

by Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post In late 1992, 1,700 scientists from around the world issued a dire “warning to humanity.” They said humans had pushed Earth’s ecosystems to their breaking point and were well on the way to ruining the planet. The letter listed environmental impacts like they were biblical plagues — stratospheric ozone […]

African nations are sharing data to crack down on illegal fishing

by Paul Tullis, News Deeply IN JULY 2016, the trawler Greko 1 approached Mombasa, Kenya, a major fishing port on the western Indian Ocean. Registered in Belize and owned by a Panamanian subsidiary of a Greek company, the boat’s operators had been fishing for years in Somali waters and unloading and selling their catch in […]

UN Climate Change Conference 2017 Aims for Further, Faster Ambition Together

by Nick Nuttall, UN Climate Change COP23 – Governments Meet to Fast Forward Implementation of Paris Agreement’s Goals UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 5 – The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference opens on Monday, with the aim of launching nations towards the next level of ambition needed to tackle global warming and put the world […]

Strawless in Seattle: how one city is tackling ocean plastic pollution

by Todd Woody, News Deeply SEATTLE – In June, actor and environmental activist Adrian Grenier appeared at the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York City to promote his Lonely Whale Foundation’s campaign against plastic straws, a billion of which are used each day worldwide with an untold number ending up in the sea. To […]