The U.S. and Europe are responsible for most of the damage we’ve done to our planet. The Global South, meanwhile, has caused just 8 percent.
In this week’s Landscape News round-up, we lend an ear to the latest calls for degrowth and climate justice, plus lab-grown meat, managed retreat, Twitter’s climate Judgment Day, and more.
East Africa is facing its worst drought in recent memory. Over 1.5 million livestock have already died, and up to 20 million people could soon face starvation.
The arduous conditions are making land restoration more important than ever. We visited this Maasai-led project in Kenya to discover how local communities are taking back control of their landscapes.
World leaders have pledged over USD 16 billion towards protecting the ocean. Here’s why it’s not enough.
By 2030, climate disasters will be about five times more frequent than they were between 1970 and 2000.
In South Africa, over 400 people have been killed in floods and landslides on the country’s east coast.
Meanwhile, India’s ongoing heatwave is the stuff of dystopian fiction. Europe also saw its hottest-ever summer last year.
Liberia’s capital Monrovia is being swallowed up by the sea. Here’s how local fishing communities are adapting to the climate’s ‘new normal’.
Even the U.S. is now – controversially – talking about ‘managed retreat’ as western Americans migrate in growing numbers to safer regions like New England.
Indigenous lands act as a barrier against deforestation in Brazil – making it all the more concerning that the country’s government aims to open them up to mining.
In Zimbabwe, these women fishers have conquered misogyny to start their own lucrative business. Now they face a new menace: the climate crisis.
Protected areas protect wildlife… right? Wrong, according to this study of 1,500 protected areas in 68 countries.
Trophy hunters are an unlikely ally to Tajikistan’s snow leopards, while a new book explores how coyotes, foxes and pumas made a home in U.S. cities.
By damaging the environment, we’re killing off beneficial microbes in our gut that keep us and other animals in good health. Our ocean litter is also attracting parasites that spread disease.
The war in Ukraine is causing the sharpest rise in commodity prices since the 1970s, warns the World Bank.
Twitter has banned ‘misleading’ ads about the climate crisis, but will the new policy survive Elon Musk’s takeover?
If lab-grown meat and insects aren’t on the menu yet, they will be soon – and they could reduce the environmental impact of our diets by over 80 percent.
Greener fuels could help the airline industry achieve their net zero targets. So, why haven’t they taken off?
Russia’s fossil fuel revenues have doubled since it launched its invasion of Ukraine in late February. Germany was its biggest customer and would be plunged into recession if its gas supply was cut off.
Solar power is finally making inroads into Indonesia, but the main beneficiary will be neighboring Singapore.
Despite its ban on overseas coal funding, China is pushing forward with coal at home to kick-start its COVID-hit economy.
And in Slovenia, a new environmentalist party is the big winner in this week’s parliamentary elections, forcing the country’s populist prime minister out of office.