According to world tracker The World Counts, we have 79 years until the rainforests end, assuming current trends continue. Indeed, the Amazon rainforest in particular has had more than its fair share of crises in the last decade, and you may be surprised to hear that the current Covid-19 outbreak has even wrought havoc on the planet’s lungs.[Read more…] about Could the UK Alone Plant Enough Trees to Save the Amazon?
There are two pieces of litter for every footstep you take on a beach. The tide of litter on our beaches appears to be on the increase, quantities of litter on UK beaches have more than doubled since 1994, and plastic now accounts for over 70% of all litter. Not only can litter be a health hazard to us and off putting to tourists, it’s estimated that over 100,000 marine animals die every year from entanglement or ingestion of items discarded on our beaches or at sea.[Read more…] about Help National Trust beach cleans fight the tide of litter
Protecting ocean wildlife: Winners of the first annual Joanna Toole Ghost Gear Solutions Award announced
An award to honour Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) co-founder, United Nations worker, and former World Animal Protection campaigner, Joanna Toole, 36 from Exmouth, whose life was tragically taken in the Ethiopian airlines crash in March 2019, has announced its winners.[Read more…] about Joanna Toole Ghost Gear Solutions Awards winners
Two local names with international reputations are joining forces in a Devon partnership to help a very special – but largely unknown – species. Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo and aquarium, is linking up with Valeport, the Totnes-based underwater measuring instrumentation specialists.[Read more…] about Devon partnership helps the Bay’s underwater rainforest
These two rubbish clearance activity projects are inspired by a KQED Art School video featuring Nigel Poor, a socially engaged artist who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. KQED is a public media television and radio station based in San Francisco California.