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What to watch this weekend

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Try one of our picks from Waterbear, the first interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet. The best part? Its completely free!

Explosive Documents Reveal BP Behind Toxic Mauritius Oil Spill

Newly released documents reveal that BP was behind the toxic oil involved in the Mauritius oil spill in the Indian Ocean last year. Even more troubling are revelations that BP formally blocked the investigation into the fuel that was being…

Vital Cop26 climate talks could be derailed by coronavirus

Concern is growing among campaigners that vital UN climate talks will be derailed by the coronavirus outbreak, while government officials are working to find ways round the problem. This year’s UN talks on the climate are the most important since…

Heathrow third runway ruled illegal over climate change

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been ruled illegal by the court of appeal because ministers did not adequately take into account the government’s climate change commitments. The ruling is a major blow to the project at a time…

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Products to beat loadshedding from EcoDepot

To the Do-It-Yourselfer who is improving his home to make it safe and sustainable, EcoDepot is THE online shop offering a wide range of quality products at more competitive prices than local hardware stores, sourced from professional suppliers based in South Africa,…

The world is failing to ensure children have a ‘liveable planet’, report finds

Every country in the world is failing to shield children’s health and their futures from intensifying ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices, says a new report. The report says that despite dramatic improvements in survival, nutrition, and education…

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

Today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he would be committing $10 billion to fight climate change through a new fund called the Bezos Earth Fund. He announced new fund in a post on Instagram. Bezos said that the money will…

Study Shows Deepwater Horizon Oil Spread Much Further Than Previously Known

Ten years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster sent hundreds of millions of gallons of oil across the Gulf of Mexico, researchers say the reach of the damage was far more significant than previously thought. In a study published Wednesday in Science, Claire Paris-Limouzy…

Should single-use plastics be banned?

In October 2019, the hole in the ozone layer was the smallest it has been since it was detected. Yay, right? It’s been 35 years since the hole was discovered, sparking the scientific community to sound the alarm. Two years…

It’s T-Shirt Weather in Antarctica as Temperature Breaks Record

The temperature at one research base in Antarctica reached a record-breaking 18.3 degrees Celsius (65 Fahrenheit) on Thursday, almost a full degree above the previous high set five years ago.   Argentine scientists on the Esperanza base who confirmed the reading…

Bumblebees’ decline points to mass extinction – study

Bumblebees are in drastic decline across Europe and North America owing to hotter and more frequent extremes in temperatures, scientists say. A study suggests the likelihood of a bumblebee population surviving in any given place has declined by 30% in…

Rewilding can mitigate climate change, researchers report after global assessment

Research led by the University of Sussex and published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, provides a global assessment of the potential for trophic rewilding to help mitigate climate change.