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Mexico City, a megalopolis’ war on plastic bags

Paper cones, called “cucuruchos”, have been traditionally used by shoppers in Mexico City for carrying spices and grains. Now these plastic-free alternatives are…

Dive tourism: how to minimize your environmental impact

The Reef-World Foundation—the international coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Green Fins initiative—is reminding tourists of the huge…

Replica of a 2000-year-old boat makes landfall in Florida after 6,000-mile journey across the Atlantic for #CleanSeas

Shipping gold from Africa, tin from Britain and linen from Egypt, the Phoenicians were once one of the most significant trading powers in the world. Their position…

Tourism to tackle plastic pollution with new commitment

Every year, billions of people go on holiday to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Eight out of ten tourists travel to coastal areas, hoping to…

Eco-conscious resolutions for Clean Seas—it’s never too late

At the beginning of this decade, millions of people around the world made new year’s resolutions, with the hope of bettering themselves.  Whether you pledged to…

Making the impossible possible

Sitting at a bus stop one day when she was 16, When Miranda Wang saw someone throw a plastic bottle into a trash bin, even though the recycling bin was right next…

Xiamen Marathon’s race towards sustainability

On 5 January 2020, the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen held the first IAAFWorld Athletics Gold Label road race of the year. After 42 grueling kilometres, 35,071…

Every straw counts in the fight against climate change

The word “Mottainai” in Japanese literally translates to “it is a shame to waste.” It stems from Buddhist philosophy on living minimally and appreciating nature’s…

Young environmentalist in the United Arab Emirates invents robots to help protect nature

Asked about the role of children in creating a positive impact on the environment in the United Arab Emirates, 11-year-old Sainath Manikandan passionately says: “…

Greening the blue: championing coastal climate solutions

They call them ‘blue forests’—and they are among the most productive and valuable habitats on Earth. Mangroves might not look like much to some, but these humble…