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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…

Latin American, Caribbean scouts join the global fight against plastic pollution

The Interamerican Scout Region and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) team up to reward young people who drastically reduce their plastic footprint.…

Seagrass—secret weapon in the fight against global heating

One of the most threatened yet overlooked ecosystems on Earth, seagrass could have a promising future thanks to its ability to absorb carbon. Seagrass is a…

The German islet putting wind into the sails of climate action and clean seas

The tiny island of Sylt, a United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage site, has been hosting the world windsurfing championship…

Protecting Egypt’s colourful coral reefs with Green Fins

Interview with Chloe Harvey, Director of The Reef-World Foundation, about how the charity’s implementation of the Green Fins initiative in Egypt—in partnership with…

Satellites record second lowest Arctic sea ice extent since 1979

The polar oceans are among the most rapidly changing oceans in the world. The yearly cycle of the build-up and melting of Arctic sea ice is one of the earth’s vital…

Protecting whales to protect the planet

Whales are known for being the largest and most intelligent creatures in the ocean. Now, marine biologists have discovered that they also capture tonnes of carbon…

Towards resilience and risk reduction for coral reefs in Central America

Insurance payments for restoring a coral reef after it has been smashed by a hurricane may seem a bit far-fetched. Nevertheless, this is one of a raft of measures…