More and more research is defining just how beneficial green spaces can be for human health, especially when woven into urban environments. Now, a new study specifically looks into how the green spaces planned for Barcelona, Spain could benefit the city. The findings show potential improvements in mental health for more than 30,000 people. The […]
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has announced sanctions against Mexico, asserting that the country’s efforts to protect the critically endangered vaquita are failing. Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) are the rarest marine mammal on the planet, with only about 10 individuals of the species remaining, according to the […]
In a new program trial in Australia, oyster mushrooms are taking on an important new task. The fungi will consume the toxic chemicals and plastics inside up to 1.2 million cigarette butts, which will be diverted from landfills for the trial. In Australia, people smoke about 18 billion cigarettes a year, and up to 9 […]
A group of lawyers in England have signed a “Declaration of Conscience” saying they will refuse to participate in the prosecution of peaceful climate protesters like Just Stop Oil, Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain. The group of about 120 lawyers, who go by the name “Lawyers are Responsible,” will also refuse to represent those participating […]
Residents of a Texas city outside of Austin are concerned about Elon Musk’s plans for their river water. Musk’s The Boring Company works to quickly dig tunnels for freight, utility and transportation in the hopes of relieving urban congestion. In the process, it’s seeking a permit to release more than 140,000 gallons of treated wastewater […]
At the start of the first UN Water Conference since 1977, a global water crisis is imminent, according to a new UN report. New research has found that the number of people living in cities without access to safe drinking water worldwide will double by 2050, with an 80 percent increase in demand for water […]
It may seem like good conservation practice to bolster threatened and key commercial populations of native fish by breeding them in captivity and releasing them into the wild. In fact, it has been standard practice for natural resource managers and fisheries for 150 years, according to a press release from the University of North Carolina […]
As part of its goal to protect 30 percent of U.S. lands and water by 2030, the Biden administration on Tuesday announced two new national monuments and asked the Secretary of Commerce to consider establishing a new National Marine Sanctuary in the U.S. waters around Pacific Remote Islands in the next 30 days.