The Bee Hunter: Short documentary follows beekeeper tasked with capturing homeless wild honey bees

Veteran beekeeper Wisteria Fleming Loeffler has been capturing homeless wild honey bees for more than a decade. Short documentary The Bee Hunter follows the Portland-based beekeeper as she takes us on a swarm call. Driving across Portland in her Toyota truck with more than 10,000 honey bees housed in a temporary home of a makeshift cardboard box, The Bee Hunter gives a glimpse of just … Continue reading The Bee Hunter: Short documentary follows beekeeper tasked with capturing homeless wild honey bees

Massive Attack team up with climate scientists to help map the music industry’s carbon footprint

Bristol-based band Massive Attack are partnering with climate scientists to examine the impact of the music industry on the environment by helping to map its carbon footprint. Researchers from Manchester University’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research will analyse data from Massive Attack’s touring schedule with an aim to provide information and guidance to the wider music industry to reduce negative environmental impact in the … Continue reading Massive Attack team up with climate scientists to help map the music industry’s carbon footprint

Warka Tower: Sustainable structure that collects water from the rain and air helping rural populations access drinkable water

A vertical structure made from bamboo and mesh, otherwise known as the Warka Tower, is helping rural populations in Africa that face challenges in accessing drinkable water to collect and harvest potable water from the air and rain. The Warka Tower, designed by architect Arturio Vittori, collects water from the rain and harvests fog and dew. Made from biodegradable and 100% recyclable materials, the vase-shaped … Continue reading Warka Tower: Sustainable structure that collects water from the rain and air helping rural populations access drinkable water

Lines: Site-specific art installation in the Outer Hebrides provides visual reference of future sea level rise

Buildings and bridges in the remote town of Lochmaddy in the Outer Hebrides were recently adorned with searing white lines, lit up using sensors and LED lights, to show the impact of climate change and rising tides on the low-lying islands off the west coast of Scotland. Lines (57° 59 ́N, 7° 16 ́W) was created by Finnish artists Pekka Niittyvirta and Timo Aho for Taigh … Continue reading Lines: Site-specific art installation in the Outer Hebrides provides visual reference of future sea level rise

International Jaguar Day: Honouring the largest feline in the Americas

Friday 29 November 2019 is officially International Jaguar Day. International Jaguar Day was created to raise awareness about the increasing threats facing the jaguar and the critical conservation efforts ensuring its survival from Mexico to Argentina. Observed annually on November 29, International Jaguar Day celebrates the Americas’ largest wild cat as an umbrella species for biodiversity conservation and an icon for sustainable development and the … Continue reading International Jaguar Day: Honouring the largest feline in the Americas

My Naturewatch: DIY wildlife cameras aimed at getting people engaged in nature and to document local wildlife

My Naturewatch camera – a DIY wildlife camera that anybody can make at home from everyday items and simple technology is encouraging people to get in touch with nature and document their neighbourhood’s wildlife. A team from the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Design Products at the Royal College of Art designed the devices, which cost around £30 to make. The … Continue reading My Naturewatch: DIY wildlife cameras aimed at getting people engaged in nature and to document local wildlife

CleanWalk: Amsterdam Forest visitors help cleanup the environment with walking stick and litter picker in one

Visitors to Amsterdam Forest, one of the biggest urban parks in Europe, are being encouraged to help clean up litter using a CleanWalk stick, which doubles up as a walking stick and litter picker. Dutch social enterprise CleanWalk are loaning park-goers wooden walking sticks so they can enjoy nature, and pick up any litter they come across. The CleanWalk walking stick is made from chestnut … Continue reading CleanWalk: Amsterdam Forest visitors help cleanup the environment with walking stick and litter picker in one

Chinampas: Aztec-style coastal protection being deployed in Mexico’s Veracruz

Famers in Mexico’s Veracruz have cleared large areas of mangroves in recent years that used to protect the coast, making the region defenseless against storms. Now an ancient Aztec invention known as Chinampas – artificial islands made from mud and reeds – could save the area. Local environmental group, Pro Natura Sur hopes planting mangroves on the chinampas will help revive the area’s old ecosystem. … Continue reading Chinampas: Aztec-style coastal protection being deployed in Mexico’s Veracruz

The Great Bubble Barrier: Dutch start-up launch bubble screen that intercepts plastics in Amsterdam canals

The Great Bubble Barrier, a device that intercepts plastics in rivers, has been launched in Amsterdam in a bid to permanently decrease the amount of plastics entering the oceans. The bubble barrier is a long, perforated tube running diagonally for 60 metres across the bottom of the waterway, removing plastic from Amsterdam’s canals and therefore preventing them from flowing through to the river IJ and … Continue reading The Great Bubble Barrier: Dutch start-up launch bubble screen that intercepts plastics in Amsterdam canals

#TeamTrees: YouTubers aiming to raise $20 million to plant 20 million trees etch closer to their goal

Around 600 YouTubers worldwide, led by MrBeast, have come together to raise $20 million by the end of the year to plant 20 million trees. The #TeamTrees initiative was set up in May when fans of MrBeast (known as Jimmy Donaldson in real life) suggested he plant 20 million trees to celebrate reaching 20 million subscribers on YouTube. Former NASA engineer and YouTuber Mark Rober partnered directly with MrBeast to co-launch the … Continue reading #TeamTrees: YouTubers aiming to raise $20 million to plant 20 million trees etch closer to their goal