Bird populations in eastern Canada declining due to forest ‘degradation,’ research shows
Bird species that live in wooded areas are under stress from human-caused changes to forest composition, according to new research that quantifies the effects of forest ‘degradation’ on bird habitat.
Forests in the tropics are critical for tackling climate change – yet the people showing how are being exploited
Tanes Ngamsom/Shutterstock Nowhere is nature more vibrant than in Earth’s tropical forests. Thought to contain more than half of all plant and animal species, the forests around Earth’s equator have sustained foragers and farmers since the earliest days of humanity. Today, their bounty underpins much of our globalised diet and holds vast potential for new […]
It just doesn’t get old… Happy 150th Arbor Day, everyone!
By John Erixson This Friday we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Arber Day. Here in Nebraska, we look forward to planting more trees and leaving a legacy for future generations. Do you think those who started this great movement would have thought it would become a national holiday or an international event? In a monument […]
Transport apps are being hailed as a sustainable alternative to driving: but they’re not female-friendly
Women often face increased risk when using public transport, especially alone. Piqsels The UK’s roads are some of the main culprits of its greenhouse gas emissions. And in 2020, 92% of passenger kilometres travelled in the UK was made by cars, vans and taxis. That means getting around by private vehicle has a disproportionately large […]
Swiping right on climate love: Dating apps and environmental advocacy
Dating platforms have noticed their users are hot for climate issues and are incorporating features to help them connect with each other. But how useful are additions like OkCupid’s climate advocate badge?