Valued at over $1.2 million on the black market, some of the rare cactus plants were returned to Chile from Italy this year after a year-long collaboration among Cactus and Succulent Plants Specialist Group (CSSG), Association for Biodiversity and Conservation, with Italian and Chilean authoriti ...
The Government has begun “serious and stringent” talks with cruise ships that berthed off the west coast, seriously damaging coral reefs that are vital to the island’s coastal protection, fisheries, marine life and tourism, according to Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Hump ...
Biodiversity resources and ecosystem services contribute between 15 percent and 20 percent of Peru’s Gross Domestic Product, a government official said Monday.
Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad has affirmed the country’s support for all United Nations (UN) initiatives to protect global biological diversity.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership in fighting against climate change praised State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has called for collective efforts by the global leaders in tackling climate change and its adverse consequences.
Botswana has been taking aggressive action to tackle threats to its biodiversity from climate change, land degradation, invasive species, pollution, and overexploitation of natural resources, according to authorities.
With the COP Climate conference in Glasgow only a few months away, the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the importance of taking action at the national level to reach global climate goals is returning to the spotlight.
Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change in Finland illustrates why a circular economy will provide the means to tackle the climate crisis and loss of biodiversity.
In the spring of 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when Europe, North America, Oceania, the Middle East and many parts of Asia went into lockdown, greenhouse gas emissions plummeted and air quality improved in some of the world’s most polluted cities.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change, Pearnel Charles, says Jamaica, like the rest of the world, is actively engaged in the development of plans and strategies geared towards a greener and more resilient recovery post COVID-19.
Home to diverse climates and rich flora and fauna, Turkey is a hub of thousands of different species and the efforts to protect them are paying off, according to authorities. Speaking at an event on the issue, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli said Turkey has made new additio ...
As President Joe Biden moves quickly to reinstate the full slate of environmental policies weakened by former President Donald Trump, including the landmark Migratory Bird Treaty Act, he’s signaling that climate change and biodiversity loss are now major priorities for the US.
Pollution, overfishing and deforestation for agriculture have driven biodiversity loss to unprecedented levels. Global failures to enforce environmental laws have led to this dire situation, says Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
Environmental protection is set for a shake-up as the federal government launches a new threatened species strategy in a fresh approach to boosting populations and stopping threatened species disappearing from the planet in the wake of the Black Summer bushfires.
Data missing from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website is back and updated after a four-year absence under the Trump administration. The EPA's new Climate Change Indicators website shows that the last decade was the hottest on record; heat waves have increased in frequency from two ...
Coal must be consigned to history as the world faces its “last hope” of holding back climate breakdown, the president of the Cop26 climate summit says.
Committing to reverse nature loss by 2030 is an opportunity for us to show environmental leadership by becoming the first country to set an ambitious legally-binding target for nature’s recovery.
A new approach to genomic species delineation could impact policy and lend clarity to legislation for designating a species as endangered or at risk. Evolutionary biologists model the process of speciation, which follows population formation, improving on current species delineation methods.
Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy today delivered the Department's budget for 2021/22 to the National Assembly highlighting the need to protect natural resources while growing a post-Covid-19 economy.
The French Senate on Monday voted to amend a government-sponsored bill proposed by President Emmanuel Macron to fight climate change and preserve biodiversity.
With the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement, and with governments across the country evaluating how they can cut carbon emissions, a question remains about one contentious "carbon neutral" energy source: Wood pellets.
The next Dutch government must speed up and increase its investments in combating climate change, the central bank said in a set of new recommendations on Wednesday.
The COP26 climate conference is "our last hope" of limiting global warming to 1.5C, its president has warned. Alok Sharma said failing to act now threatened a "catastrophe the likes of which the world has not seen".
Announcing a timeline for net-zero emissions has been the buzzword in the global climate change debate and India has been under intense pressure to announce it as well. Indian has not followed suit but Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently reiterated the country’s commitment to installing 450 Gi ...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday expanded a drought emergency to a large swath of the nation's most populous state while seeking more than $6 billion in multiyear water spending as one of the warmest, driest springs on record threatens another severe wildfire season across the American West.
The Biden Administration has signaled that it will be rolling out significant changes related to the interpretation and enforcement of key provisions of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Unprecedented regulatory changes to both the MBTA and the ESA were t ...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the world’s economic powers Thursday not to shy away from serious investments in combating climate change.
The European Union’s top court has upheld the EU’s partial ban on three insecticides linked to harming bees, preventing their use on certain crops.
The federal government is walking back a surprise decision that would forbid the sale of spot prawns frozen at sea, but fishers are still pushing for a full retraction of the policy.
The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) deferred its decision to implement guidelines on ecotourism in forest and wildlife areas and to rationalise boundaries of protected areas at its meeting held in March
The goal of the EU's ambitious new "Green Deal" is to put Europe on a path toward zero emissions and sustainable growth decoupled from resource use.
“The opportunity of the century” is how President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has described the EU Recovery Plans this week – in terms of rebuilding our economies in a way that protects the environment and the climate, and creates sustainable jobs.
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies turn their attention to issues of global interest including coronavirus vaccines, climate change and education for girls on Wednesday as they close three days of talks in London.
It's an oft-repeated warning that poor countries will suffer more from climate change than rich countries. Most developing economies are more dependent on weather-linked sectors, such as agriculture, while having fewer resources to adapt to a warming world.
The EU's existing legislation on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is not "fit for purpose" for new genomic techniques and needs to be adapted to contribute to sustainable food systems, a European Commission study has concluded.
The UK is being taken to court by three young people who claim their human rights are being breached by the government’s failure to act decisively on the climate crisis.
On April 29, the US will celebrate the first 100 days of 46th President Joseph Biden. After four years of chaotic Trump governance, the world is relieved how quickly Biden was able to deliver calm and competent professionalism in tackling the pandemic, economy and in setting the tone on foreign ...
Major UK nature charities including WWF and RSPB have unveiled plans to assess the UK Government's measures to conserve and restore marine habitats this year, urging Ministers to take action ahead of COP26 this November.
Boris Johnson must push rich countries meeting in Cornwall in June to come up with tens of billions of dollars more in aid for poor countries to deal with climate breakdown, or face the failure of vital UN climate talks to be hosted by the UK in Glasgow in November, according to leading climate ...
The US has vowed to cut its planet-heating emissions by at least half by the end of the decade, in a ramping up of ambition aimed at rallying other countries to do more to confront the climate crisis.
Developing countries are increasingly concerned that their need for financial assistance to cope with the climate crisis will go unmet, as leaders of the world’s biggest economies meet for a virtual White House summit on the climate.
Today is Earth Day, which should provide us with an opportunity to pause and confront the awful predicament humanity faces. We eat microplastics, breathe pollution and watch other life-forms decline to extinction.
The US has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the end of this decade. This new target, which will be unveiled at a virtual summit of 40 global leaders, essentially doubles their previous promise. The Americans hope that their ambitious new plan will encourage China, I ...
U.S. President Joe Biden is convening a coalition of the willing, the unwilling, the desperate-for-help and the avid-for-money for a global summit Thursday aimed at rallying the world’s worst polluters to move faster against climate change.
The Leaders Summit on Climate, a meeting being hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden starting on Thursday, must bring political weight to both a crunch year for climate action and the “decade of delivery” for climate, nature and development.
A pioneering initiative demonstrates how environmental law could help protect threatened species—including from illegal wildlife trade.
THE Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition Of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, also called the Forest Rights Act or FRA is being criticised by several environmental and wildlife activists across India. They believe giving land rights to tribal and forest-dwelling population ...
MLAs passed Nova Scotia's beleaguered Biodiversity Act late Tuesday night after more than three hours of debate that included pointed criticism from the opposition parties and the lands and forestry minister pushing back against the suggestion that not enough consultation went into drafting the ...
French MPs have voted to suspend domestic airline flights that can be made by direct train in less than two and a half hours, as part of a series of climate and environmental measures.
Find out key facts about plastic in the ocean with our infographics, as well discover their impact and how the EU is acting to reduce plastic litter in the seas, Society.