Scottish Highlands estate to be transformed into an “open natural laboratory” in rewilding partnership

A Scottish Highlands estate, on the banks of the Loch Ness, is set to be transformed into an “open natural laboratory” to advance rewilding and create new livelihoods. The 511-acre Bunloit Estate, near Drumnadrochit, has been bought by solar energy entrepreneur and former scientific director at Greenpeace, Jeremy Leggett. In partnership with the nonprofit organisation Rewilding Europe, Jeremy Leggett will restore peatlands, return commercial plantations of non-native species … Continue reading Scottish Highlands estate to be transformed into an “open natural laboratory” in rewilding partnership

How to Live a more Eco-Friendly Life — ecogreenlove

Many people today were brought up in homes that weren’t focused on making environment and health-focused decisions, so the transition to eco-friendly habits may seem like a great sacrifice in terms of convenience. But it’s all about steady transition, a process during which your consciousness and life satisfaction will grow as your eco-footprint decreases. There’s no need to start with big things. The best approach … Continue reading How to Live a more Eco-Friendly Life — ecogreenlove

AirX: The antibacterial, reusable, biodegradable face mask made from coffee yarn

ShoeX, a Vietnam-based footwear company known for its coffee shoes, has developed a biodegradable face mask made using a coffee yarn. The AirX face mask is antibacterial, antimicrobial, reusable and biodegradable. It features 99.99% dual antibacterial technology for 2 layers of protection. The first layer is woven from coffee yarn using PowerKnit technology, provides a comfortable fit but softness for sensitive skin. The face mask has a biodegradable … Continue reading AirX: The antibacterial, reusable, biodegradable face mask made from coffee yarn

Dutch company Groasis’ water saving device helps combat desertification and deforestation by supporting the healthy growth of trees and plants

A device that captures rainwater and condensation in the air is enabling trees and plants to grow around the world in even the most arid regions. The Groasis Waterboxx has been heralded a groundbreaking solution to deforestation, desertification and climate change. The Waterboxx plant cocoon, which was developed by Dutch inventor Pieter Hoff, is the size of a motorcycle tyre with an opening in the centre, which … Continue reading Dutch company Groasis’ water saving device helps combat desertification and deforestation by supporting the healthy growth of trees and plants

Ocean Voyages Institute sets ocean clean-up record by removing 103 tonnes of consumer plastics and fishing nets from Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Ocean Voyages Institute has set a new record with the largest at sea clean-up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by removing 103 tonnes of fishing nets and consumer plastics – more than doubling its own results from last year. The marine conservation nonprofit’s marine plastic recovery vessel, S/V KWAI, docked at the port of Honolulu on 23 June, after a 48-day expedition, from the … Continue reading Ocean Voyages Institute sets ocean clean-up record by removing 103 tonnes of consumer plastics and fishing nets from Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Take a virtual tour of London’s street trees with author and blogger Paul Wood

London is a green city swathed with many trees and whether you live in the metropolis or further afield and have a keen interest in trees, you can join a guided virtual tour of some of the city’s trees by author Paul Wood this Sunday (5 July 2020). The event, organised by the Museum of Walking, will see the author and blogger take particpants on … Continue reading Take a virtual tour of London’s street trees with author and blogger Paul Wood

Pop-up rainforest in East Yorkshire to capture carbon, reduce flooding risk and improve soil health

More than 40 farmers in the UK’s East Yorkshire region are to create a “pop up rainforest” that will help them plant a diverse range of cover crops that will capture carbon, reduce flooding risk and improve soil health. The Sustainable Landscapes Humber Project – a collaboration between Yorkshire Water, Birds Eye, Future Food Solutions and Hull and Teesside universities – will see farmers growing cover … Continue reading Pop-up rainforest in East Yorkshire to capture carbon, reduce flooding risk and improve soil health

What’s That Bumblebee: New wildlife app makes it easier to identify the UK’s eight most common species

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has launched a new wildlife app which makes it easier to identify some of the UK’s most common species of bumblebees. The new app, entitled What’s That Bumblebee, offers a brief description of eight of the most common species, and allows users to compare similar species side-by-side. In total there are 24 bumblebee species in the UK, but the most common … Continue reading What’s That Bumblebee: New wildlife app makes it easier to identify the UK’s eight most common species

TerraMatch: New online platform aims to stem deforestation by connecting tree planters with investors

A new online platform that aims to stem deforestation worldwide by connecting people who can plant trees with investors has been launched by the World Resources Institute (WRI). TerraMatch aims to boost efforts to protect forests and plant trees, critical tactics in the fight against climate change and land degradation, according to WRI. Big businesses and governments have pledged to plant trees and invest more … Continue reading TerraMatch: New online platform aims to stem deforestation by connecting tree planters with investors