• World water scarcity and the High Panel on water

    With water availability being a global threat whose effects are visible today, the UN and World Bank Group seek to promote sustainable measures and tackle a coming water crisis. 

  • World Oceans Day: The Mediterranean drama

    The Mediterranean sea has become the main obstacle for thousands of migrants and is also the most polluted water basin in the world.

  • World Meteorological Day

    World Meteorological Organization concluded 2015 made history with shattered temperature records, intense heatwaves, exceptional rainfall, devastating drought and unusual tropical cyclone activity.

  • Wireless biodiversity monitoring in the Amazon

    Scientists from Australia, Brazil and Spain will use a wireless sensor network to monitor wildlife in the Amazon. 

  • Wildlife crime just got personal

    UNEP’s Wild for Life campaign seeks to reverse the illegal trade in wildlife by raising awareness, enforcing stronger laws and helping local communities in stopping this trend.

  • Why primates matter?

    60% of primate species in the world are in the brink of extinction and 75% have declining populations. 

  • While giant pandas celebrate, the eastern gorilla is closer to extinction

    The IUCN Red List update reports four out of six great ape species are now Critically Endangered. 

  • When the saving the environment becomes a human rights' battlefield

    Environment has slowly become a new arena for human rights. The demand for natural resources and land for industrialization purposes has increased in the last decades, creating a clear conflict between economic interests and environmentalists.

  • When indigenous communities meet DIY drone tutorials

    The Wapichan community is using drones to monitor their land and fight against illegal logging an mining. 

  • When cows make your clean energy success less successful

    With 95% of their electricity coming from renewable sources Uruguay's green revolution is endangered by the percentage of green house gases produced because of their growing beef industry.

  • What’s new in this year’s Earth Hour

    Saturday 25th March we’ll listen to musicians share their love for the planet and fight climate change through their music.

  • What's with the cages?

    Keeping animals in cages in spite our love for them is a recipe for tragedy. 

  • What's been going on in the World Conservation Congress?

    World protected areas reach only 15% of its land but crucial biodiversity zones are left out. 

  • What the muck of walden pond tells us about our planet

    At Walden Pond, the ecological changes revealed in the sediments of the last century were more extreme than anything in the previous 1,400 years, and some were unique in the history of the pond.

  • We're in debt with the planet

    With still four months left in the calendar humanity has already exhausted Earth's budget for the year. 

  • We should increase tire's recycling

    Latin American countries should worry about tire disposal as it poses environmental damage. 

  • Wave energy could be Chile's next green step

    With 6,435 km of coast line the country has a 164 MW wave energy potential.

  • Water emergency oil spill-hit in Peru's Amazon districts

    Peru's government has declared a 90-day water quality emergency in several northern jungle districts where two oil spills occurred due to ruptures of a pipeline operated by state-owned oil company Petroperu.

  • Wall-E lives in Bolivia

    In the rural town of Patacamaya, Esteban makes robots from scrap in the hopes of giving his family a better future. Esteban's creations are made from electronic waste and the teenager is entirely self-taught.

  • Vaquitas last chance before vanishing

    There are no more than 30 vaquitas left in Mexico’s Gulf of California and captivity might be their last resort. 

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