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The Dominican Republic embraces sustainable tourism

As awareness of the climate and biodiversity crises grows, international, environmentally conscious visitors are increasingly valuing countries that invest in…

Dive professionals on the front line of coral reef protection

Interview with JJ Harvey, Director of The Reef-World Foundation, about the charity’s new Dive Guide e-Course—a free online course to train dive guides on best…

The Caribbean addresses the scourge of plastic pollution

“Our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste. Microplastics in the seas now outnumber stars in our galaxy. From remote islands to the Artic, nowhere is untouched…

Bittersweet nature of nitrogen calls for better management practices

Nearly 80 per cent of the air we breathe is nitrogen, a harmless inert gas. However, nitrogen also combines with other atoms to form chemical compounds—known as “…

Restoring the Caribbean to the paradise it used to be

When people think of the Caribbean, it’s the turquoise seas, clean beaches, coral reefs teeming with fish, turtles and balmy breezes that come to mind. For us, this…

One brick at a time: building a better future

The brick-clay industry employs around 10 million people in India. The industry also burns around 35–40million tonnes of coal per year, emitting carbon dioxide and…

World Scouting and UN Environment team up to engage young people in global fight against plastic pollution

June 8, 2019 – For World Ocean’s Day, World Scouting is teaming up with UN Environment to create a new movement for action in the battle against plastic pollution…

Women as climate action ambassadors in coastal districts of India’s Odisha State

People in the coastal districts of the eastern Indian state of Odisha are increasingly suffering from the effects of climate change. Most households in the area are…

World’s first land-based commercial coral farm opened for more resilient reefs

Gator Halpern, Young Champion of the Earth for Latin America and the Caribbean and Co-founder of Coral Vita, has opened the world’s first land-based commercial…

A silent signal of distress: our ocean and air pollution

By Miao Wang Our oceans are the largest carbon sink on the planet. This big blue diffuser, for decades helping to buffer the impacts of climate change, is finally…