Putting Down Roots: Documentary shows communities restoring diverse forests once stripped of their trees

Putting Down Roots is a short film which focuses on communities who are restoring diverse forests in areas that were once stripped of their trees. From the remote Scottish coast to the foothills of the Himalayas to the Xingu basin in the Amazon, Putting Down Roots shows how stopping deforestation and restoring forests prevents emissions, removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and transforms lives. Forests cover 30% of … Continue reading Putting Down Roots: Documentary shows communities restoring diverse forests once stripped of their trees

Elephant Seals reclaim land from humans at California beach during US government shutdown

Mother Nature is a mighty force and so too are her children so during the US Government shutdown, an elephant seal colony in the Bay Area, California reclaimed their land from humans. Elephant seals and pups took over at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, knocking down a fence and moving into the parking lot, where they remained lounging in the sand after the … Continue reading Elephant Seals reclaim land from humans at California beach during US government shutdown

Voice of Nature: Art installation lets a tree do the talking to warn about climate change

Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker is using real time data that indicates the wellbeing of a tree to warn “about the urgency of climate change in a way that’s undeniable”, in his latest installation, Voice of Nature. Voice of Nature uses the “voice” of a tree to communicate the effects of climate change on the natural world. The artwork is based on a Japanese cinnamon tree in Chengdu, a city … Continue reading Voice of Nature: Art installation lets a tree do the talking to warn about climate change

Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado devoting his life’s work to preserving the planet

Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado has exposed the social and environmental problems facing the planet for more than 40 years. The photographer’s black-and-white prints capture natural environments and the people who inhabit them. Using his images as a means of promoting preservation, Sebastião Salgado’s documentation of unblemished landscapes, wildlife, and indigenous communities demonstrate the urgent need to protect the planet. He says: “What I want is the world … Continue reading Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado devoting his life’s work to preserving the planet

Las Cañadas Farm Cooperative: A carbon farming solution to climate change

Las Cañadas Farm Cooperative, a former cattle ranch in Mexico, is at the forefront of a new agriculture technique called carbon farming. Carbon farming refers to a range of agricultural practices aimed at keeping more carbon in the soil, from planting cover crops to managing multi-species grazing. Improving soil-carbon retention on farms is a critical step in mitigating climate change, according to carbon farmers such … Continue reading Las Cañadas Farm Cooperative: A carbon farming solution to climate change

LarvalBot giving marine life a helping hand by delivering baby corals to reefs

LarvalBot, an underwater robot previously used to eliminate invasive species in coral reefs, has been repurposed to deliver 100,000 baby corals to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The underwater robot has dispersed microscopic baby corals (coral larvae) to help scientists working to repopulate parts of the Great Barrier Reef during this year’s mass coral spawning event. Tourism and pollution have contributed to the Great Barrier Reef’s increasingly … Continue reading LarvalBot giving marine life a helping hand by delivering baby corals to reefs

MicroActivist Connor Berryhill inspiring kids to help protect the oceans

Eleven-year-old Connor Berryhill is on a mission to connect youth with the world’s oceans, creating “the next generation of ocean warriors”. The young native of San Diego, California was only 5-years-old when an underwater encounter with an endangered monk seal in Kauai set him on a path to take care of the world’s most vulnerable creatures. Now 11, Connor Berryhill has taken his small-scale activism big and … Continue reading MicroActivist Connor Berryhill inspiring kids to help protect the oceans

Water is Life: Documentary highlights Aboriginal communities fighting against fracking plans

Water is Life is a documentary about the Aboriginal communities of Australia fighting against fracking plans in the Northern Territory (NT). The documentary, filmed over a two-year period, shows first-hand the impacts that fracking has had on immediate families and the extended community, particularly on people’s health. Kandi Mosset – a Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara woman – travels from Australia to the US where she meets indigenous communities in … Continue reading Water is Life: Documentary highlights Aboriginal communities fighting against fracking plans

Kids climate change messages emblazoned on Swiss glacier in a giant postcard to raise awareness

Kids from around the world joined forces to express their concerns about global warming by creating the “world’s biggest postcard” which was emblazoned on a glacier in the Swiss Alps. More than 125,000 colourful and hand-written postcards from kids, placed together as one huge postcard stretching to half the size of a football pitch, was unfurled by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and partners on … Continue reading Kids climate change messages emblazoned on Swiss glacier in a giant postcard to raise awareness

Lates: Natural History Museum dedicates its special evening to the environment

Natural History Museum dedicates its after hours event, Lates, to the environment this November. The special Late, which will takes place on Friday 30 November at the Natural History Museum from 6pm-10pm, is jointly hosted by the Natural History Museum and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). From seas of plastic to forest biodiversity, rising air turbulence and struggling coral reefs, Lates: Your Planet Needs You … Continue reading Lates: Natural History Museum dedicates its special evening to the environment