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  • Four key ways in which human and environmental health are linked

    Four key ways in which human and environmental health are linked

    The way we are treating the planet is not just bad for the environment – we are actively undermining our own health and well-being too. This year’s World Health Day…

  • Between the bedrock and a hard place: the future of groundwater

    Between the bedrock and a hard place: the future of groundwater

    Today is World Water Day, a global observance day to raise awareness of water-related issues and inspire action to preserve this most precious of resources. This year’s theme is ‘Groundwater,…

  • “Bleakest warning yet”: UN climate report

    “Bleakest warning yet”: UN climate report

    A major UN climate report was published last week, painting the direst picture yet of the impacts of climate breakdown. With the UN Secretary-General calling it “an atlas of human…

  • Squeezing out the wild things

    Squeezing out the wild things

    Today is World Wildlife Day, the most important annual observance day dedicated to wild species. This year, it will be marked under the theme of ‘Recovering key species for ecosystem…

  • The Anthropocene’s emerging threats

    The Anthropocene’s emerging threats

    Humanity’s impact on our planet has profound and far-reaching consequences, some of which are less obvious than others. A new UN report shines a light on emerging environmental threats, including…

  • Fat cats and fossil fuel companies: Who’s to blame for climate change?

    Fat cats and fossil fuel companies: Who’s to blame for climate change?

    The richest people drive climate change. But who are “the rich” and does that mean population doesn’t matter? We examine the evidence on climate equality.

  • UN report: Food systems “at breaking point”

    UN report: Food systems “at breaking point”

    A new report by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) warns that our modern agricultural systems are stretched to breaking point, spelling worsening environmental impacts and an increasing threat…

  • How China’s food demand will shape our future

    How China’s food demand will shape our future

    At close to 1.5 billion people, China is the world’s most populous nation, as well as a major and growing economy, with important environmental implications. A new study shows that…

  • Young voices for the planet: Meet our Choice Ambassadors

    Young voices for the planet: Meet our Choice Ambassadors

    Meet our Choice Ambassadors! Dedicated to fighting for the planet, these inspiring young people champion empowering solutions to our environmental crises. Outreach Coordinator Florence Blondel introduces the team. “The lower…

  • Bill Rees: A note on climate change and cultural denial

    Bill Rees: A note on climate change and cultural denial

    Was COP26 a big waste of time? Population ecologist and PM Expert Advisor Prof William Rees weighs in on the major UN climate conference and points out humanity’s collective failure…