“The Wrekin’s rivers are reekin'”

Liberal Democrats call for protected status for rivers in The Wrekin after sewage dumped 544 times in 2023 The Liberal Democrats have called for a new protected status for local rivers and marine protected areas, after shocking figures reveal that Severn Trent ...

Climate scientist elected as Mexican president

Claudia Sheinbaum, a climate scientist and former mayor of Mexico City becomes the first woman to be elected president of Mexico.  Sheinbaum’s predecessor and mentor President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has claimed he is stepping aside from politics to retire to his...

The non-native species label is defunct

Non-native species are often labelled as “invasive” and “foreign”, leading to their justified mass culling. But when do we say enough is enough? In wildlife conservation, mass culling of non-native species is seen as essential to protect native ecosystems. Labelling...

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Ottawa Plastic Treaty Talks: A Round-up

Ottawa Plastic Treaty Talks: A Round-up

It looks more likely than ever that there will be a plastic treaty by the end of the year, though it is unlikely to be as comprehensive as environmentalists hoped. Representatives from 170 countries and 480 organisations met in Ottawa, Canada to develop a treaty to...

Is mindfulness the solution to climate change?

Is mindfulness the solution to climate change?

The climate crisis has been driven by humans treating the planet as a resource to be exploited. We need to remember where we came from and understand our connection to the earth. Is mindfulness the compass? The term ‘mindfulness’ refers to the process of focused...

Nature is now officially an artist

Nature is now officially an artist

With her own profile on major streaming platforms, the sounds of nature are now generating conservation funding Sounds Right is a new global music initiative that enables nature to generate conservation funding from her own sounds. The initiative aims to spark a...

Should moral innocence triumph over the law?

Juries are acquitting climate protesters based on collective conscience, and the Government is trying to find every legislative loophole to stop this. How should the law deal with illegal acts  grounded in morality? In April 2021, six climate protesters from...

South Korea’s 2024 General Election

What does the Democratic Party’s landslide victory mean for South Korean climate policy? On April 10, South Koreans voted in their legislative elections for members of their 300-seat National Assembly. President Yoon Suk Yeol’s People Power Party (PPP) and their...

Solutions Highlights

Getting ready for the EU’s new deforestation law

Getting ready for the EU’s new deforestation law

What you need to know about the coming regulation. Deforestation. The word alone conjures images of the destruction of animal and human habitats and the loss of biodiversity. The impact of deforestation is sobering, but the EU has a plan to reduce its impact on the...

Pond Power: Algae’s role in ending fossil fuels

Pond Power: Algae’s role in ending fossil fuels

Can This Alga Finally Deliver on Biofuel's Promise? The goal of becoming independent of fossil fuel raw materials – defossilisation - is one of the biggest challenges scientists face today. We currently rely on fossil fuel feedstock to provide the raw materials for a...

Traditional lawn vs wildlife meadow: an urban evaluation

Traditional lawn vs wildlife meadow: an urban evaluation

Lawns feel unnatural and provide little feeling of being in nature – could urban meadows be the answer? Urban areas have been noted as a contributing factor to both the climate and biodiversity crises.  Wildflower meadows can be grown to mitigate both of these...

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