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The climate disaster is here

Earth is already becoming unlivable. Will governments act to stop this disaster from getting worse? The enormous, […]

Is democracy getting in the way of saving the planet?

Our climate is in crisis, but authoritarians and technocrats don’t have the answers. What the Intergovernmental Panel […]

Population, Ecological Footprint, and the Sustainable Development Goals

Abstract  The Anthropocene can be read as being the era when the demand humanity makes on  the […]

Millions of electric car batteries will retire in the next decade. What happens to them?

The quest to prevent batteries – rich in raw materials such as cobalt, lithium and nickel – […]

Tennessee floods show a pressing climate danger across America: ‘Walls of water’

‘Climate change has come barging through the front doors of America’ Janet Rice never suspected that Trace […]

Fast fashion’s waste model is going out of style

Recycling won’t solve the rag trade’s waste problem. Waste is an undeniable part of the fast-fashion business […]

Nudging interventions on sustainable food consumption: a systematic review

Abstract As population growth continues, sustainable food behavior is essential to help reduce the anthropogenic modification of […]

The hottest number in conservation is rooted more in politics than science

The goal to protect 30 percent of the Earth is more arbitrary than you might think. Right […]

Going against our gut

There is a close link between soil and our gut, says Sibylle Frey – so soil degradation […]

Outside The City of Grace: appraising dystopia and global sustainability

Abstract The City of Grace: An Urban Manifesto (Wadley, 2020) models an eco-tech settlement, aiming to achieve […]

The false promise of massive tree-planting campaigns

Large tree-planting initiatives often fail — and some have even fueled deforestation. There’s a better way. On […]

Blue ticked off: the controversy over the MSC fish ‘ecolabel’

The MSC’s coveted blue tick is the world’s biggest, and some say best, fishery ecolabel. So why […]

World’s experts report on tackling biodiversity and climate change

A workshop report by 50 of the world’s leading biodiversity and climate experts states that unprecedented changes […]

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Tracking Biden’s environmental actions

As Biden unwinds dozens of Trump’s energy and environmental policies, he’s forging his own. In the scorching […]

Why chemical pollution is turning into a third great planetary crisis

Thousands of synthetic substances have leaked into ecosystems everywhere, and we are only just beginning to realize […]

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The Mississippi clinic at the center of the fight to end abortion in America

The state’s last abortion clinic, known as the ‘Pink House,’ is at the heart of a Supreme […]

Food, beer, toys, medical kit. Why is Britain running out of everything?

Poor pay and conditions for HGV drivers and the loss of many thousands of EU workers are […]

Extinction Rebellion blocks busy junction in London

Protesters gather in Covent Garden while activists stage diversion march up Charing Cross Road. Extinction Rebellion protesters […]

Humans are creating hot spots where bats could transmit zoonotic diseases

A new map shows how human actions are affecting outbreak risks, sometimes in surprising places, which could […]

Why The Two-Party System Is Effing Up U.S. Democracy

Other democracies are polarized, but the U.S. is unique. As the “Big Lie” of a stolen election […]

Educating for the Human Predicament: Proposing a Circular Bioeconomy with Leaders from Africa

Find resources from the webinar here.   In the search for alternative solutions to bring about more […]

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The importance of resource security for poverty eradication

Abstract As humanity’s demand on natural resources is increasingly exceeding Earth’s biological rate of regeneration, environmental deterioration […]

UK and Ireland among five nations most likely to survive a collapse of global civilisation, study suggests

Researchers say a worldwide breakdown could happen “within a few decades” and have identified five countries most […]

An Analysis of the Potential for the Formation of ‘Nodes of Persisting Complexity’

Abstract Human civilisation has undergone a continuous trajectory of rising sociopolitical complexity since its inception; a trend […]

Deforestation is driven by global markets

The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, […]