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UN Declares David Attenborough a ‘Champion of the Earth’

UN Declares David Attenborough a ‘Champion of the Earth’

Sir David Attenborough is a beloved broadcaster who has spent more than half a century bringing the wonders of the natural world into the homes and hearts of viewers. To celebrate his 70-year career, the UN Environment Programme awarded the 95-year-old with its Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award, the UN’s highest environmental honor.  […]

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    Sir David Attenborough Set to Present BBC Documentary on Climate Change

    Sir David Attenborough Set to Present BBC Documentary on Climate Change

    Beloved nature broadcaster Sir David Attenborough will produce a new documentary for BBC One focused entirely on climate change, the network announced Friday. The show, to be titled Climate Change—The Facts, will be a 60 minute documentary that will air in the spring, The Guardian reported. The news comes little more than a year after […]

    Attenborough: ‘If We Wreck the Natural World, We Wreck Ourselves’

    Attenborough: ‘If We Wreck the Natural World, We Wreck Ourselves’

    Britain’s Prince William interviewed famed broadcaster David Attenborough on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Switzerland. During the sit-down, the 92-year-old naturalist advised the world leaders and business elite gathered in Davos this week that we must respect and protect the natural world, adding that the future of its survival—as well as […]

    David Attenborough: ‘Population Growth Must Come to an End’

    David Attenborough: ‘Population Growth Must Come to an End’

    Renowned naturalist David Attenborough sat down with BBC Newsnight for a wide-ranging interview about the environment and how the planet cannot accommodate the “alarming rate” of human overpopulation. “One of the reasons that the population has increased as fast as it has is that people like me are living longer than we did,” Attenborough explained. […]

    On World Oceans Day, Attenborough Shares Serious But Hopeful Message

    On World Oceans Day, Attenborough Shares Serious But Hopeful Message

    Sir David Attenborough—who showed “heartbreaking” examples of the effects of plastic pollution on marine life in his Blue Planet II series—spoke with Sky News ahead of World Oceans Day about humanity’s responsibility to save our struggling seas. “We’ve become aware of what we’ve done to the world and the responsibility we have for looking after […]

    The Queen Declares War on Plastic

    The Queen Declares War on Plastic

    Queen Elizabeth II is banning plastic straws and bottles across the royal estates. The Telegraph reported that the monarch is behind Buckingham Palace’s plans to phase out single-use plastics from public cafes, royal residences and staff dining rooms. Royal caterers will instead use china plates and glasses or recyclable paper cups. Takeaway food from the […]

    14 Notable Climate Influencers of 2017

    14 Notable Climate Influencers of 2017

    This was a year of tug-of-war for the environment. With Donald Trump becoming president of the U.S. at a time when wildfires, hurricanes, and floods were devastating the country, it was challenging for scientists, activists and concerned citizens to get their voices heard. But several stood out as global leaders on climate and helped give […]

    David Attenborough Urges World to Cut Plastics to Save Our Oceans

    David Attenborough Urges World to Cut Plastics to Save Our Oceans

    David Attenborough is urging the world to cut plastic waste to help save our oceans. The revered British naturalist demonstrates how the ubiquitous material harms marine life in his new BBC series, Blue Planet II, a sequel to the 2001 documentary “The Blue Planet.” One scene even shows an albatross accidentally feeding its young a […]