Over 1,700 environmental activists have been murdered in the past decade. That’s roughly one every two days, with Indigenous people bearing much of the burden.
This week on Landscape News, we pay tribute to our fallen land defenders, along with some remarkably resilient species and an award-winning architect rebuilding lives in flood-hit Pakistan.
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On the podcast this week, we talked about wild species and how to save them. Up next, we’re running a mini-series on how young people are taking the climate crisis into their own hands, so be sure to subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or another app of your choice.
The Arctic Ocean is acidifying at a rate three to four times higher than other oceans. The culprit? You guessed it: the climate crisis.
Protests have broken out in Cuba amid widespread blackouts, while more than 100,000 people are still without power in Puerto Rico two weeks after Hurricane Fiona.
Pakistan has run out of money for its flood recovery, prompting the UN to increase its aid appeal to USD 816 million. One renowned architect is chipping in with these prefabricated bamboo shelters.
Back in the Arctic, where global warming is happening faster than anywhere else, Inuit communities are using technologies in new ways to adapt.
Around 3.6 million children could be forced out of school due to drought in the Horn of Africa, with girls the most likely to drop out.
Food shortages and skyrocketing inflation are sparking protests in Tunisia, while in the Peruvian Andes, small farmers are banking on traditional food systems for survival.
California’s drought is sparking a water war between farmers, Indigenous groups and state authorities – and the environment is paying the price.
Could worm spit help solve our plastic pollution problem? Two enzymes in wax worm saliva have been found capable of breaking down polyethene.
Almost half the world’s bird species are in decline, and one in eight are threatened with extinction. At the same time, European farmers are grappling with the continent’s worst-ever bird flu outbreak.
Mumbai’s last remaining woodland could be razed to make way for mass transit. Where does that leave the city’s leopards?
In more positive news: from brown bears to humpback whales, here are the wild species making a remarkable comeback across Europe.
The world’s first all-new electric commercial aircraft has taken to the skies: the nine-seater Eviation Alice is set to enter airline service in 2027.
As demand for batteries soars, so too does lithium production in South America, which could make the world’s driest desert even drier.
Unused solar panels are piling up in European warehouses. Meanwhile, the continent is firing up some of its coal-fired power plants to alleviate its energy woes.
Next month’s COP27 climate conference will be sponsored by Coca-Cola – dubbed the world’s worst plastic polluter by environmental campaigners.
Climate denialists have consolidated power in Brazil’s new Congress, while the country’s presidential election will go to a runoff on 30 October. Here’s what that means for the Amazon and Indigenous rights.
A series of leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines has led to the world’s largest single methane discharge – which, for reference, is equivalent to just a few days of methane emissions from fossil fuel production.
Australia has set a target of zero extinction for wildlife and pledged to protect and conserve over 30 percent of its land.
And as energy prices spiral out of control, here’s how the war in Ukraine could derail Asia’s climate goals.