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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…

Taking marine conservation by storm

Since winning the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Young Champions of the Earth prize 12 months ago, Better Blue founder Miao Wang has taken China’s diving community…

On the frontline of hurricane disaster

Gator Halpern is in no doubt at all that climate change is wreaking havoc. The founder of Coral Vita, 2018’s Young Champion of the Earth for Latin America and the…

Sailing to promote Clean Seas

Philip Beale, Yuri Sanada and a crew of about 10 people have embarked on an expedition to prove the possibility of the Phoenicians as the first ancient sailors to…

What’s in your bathroom? The hidden plastics in your beauty products

Go into any beauty store and you will see shelves full of products that promise to fix every problem with your appearance that you didn’t realize you had. Is your…

Getting creative with coral reef conservation

This week in Los Angeles, 15,000 people will be attending one of the biggest creativity conferences in the world, Adobe MAX. It’s not the kind of event that is…

New #CleanSeas augmented reality experience merges the real world and the virtual

Pamphlets and pop-up ads are so last year. Augmented reality is creating unique new opportunities to raise awareness and reach audiences. It works by stacking…