Seagrass vital for the environment

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is doing the sea search driving project, a partnership between the Marine Conservation Society and other organisations, which collets species and habitat information from all around the UK and sees seagrass for the first time. And their critical importance to human health and wellbeing. Seagrasses are marine flowering plants, located in shallow,…

UK ban on trade of ivory

A total ban on trade of ivory has come into effect in an “important conservation victory” for the world’s elephants. The export and import and dealing of elephant ivory items of all ages not only those produced after a certain date – is now illegal, unless they have been registered or have an exemption certificate.…

Deforestation of Amazon

Amazon Deforestation in Brazil has reached record levels for the month of April according to preliminary government data revealed on Friday. In April deforestation in the region totaled 1, 012.5 Km²(390Miles²) according to the National space research agency Inpe. Destruction of the Brazilian Amazon in the first four months hit a record of 1, 954…

7-year-old Aneeshwar ” We need to stop getting it wrong”

Anil Aneeshwar Kunchala, a seven-year-old environmentalist impressed the judges by reciting his own  poem about his passion for wildlife conservation and saving the planter, as his friends  dressed in animal and nature costumes joined him on the stage of the ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. Dogs and their human companions also featured as Doctor Louise Geller…

International Women’s Day

The International Women’s Day on 8th March, join UN women and the world in coming together under the theme Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. We now understand the vital link between gender, social equity, and climate change and recognize that without gender equality today, a sustainable future, an equal future, remains out of…

Energy in human affairs

Czech-born professor and Canadian scientist Vaclav Smil from the University of Manitoba,  a world-leading expert on energy and an astonishing polymath, in a thought provoking book  “How the World Works”, encounters the influential thinking, crushes complex data, with fundamental importance of energy in human affairs. We never had so much information or disinformation at our…

169 killed after a powerful Super Typhoon Rai struck

At least 169 people have been killed after a powerful Super Typhoon Rai struck the Philippines on Thursday with winds about 120 mph ( 195km/h) made 300, 000 people on the run for safety. There were fears  widespread landslides and flooding may have claimed more lives. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent…

Deadly Tornadoes kills 100 in Kentucky and does catastrophic damage

Rescue workers  from the National Guards from six states Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missoroi,  Mississippi and Tennessee, are desperately searching for survivors scouring through the rubbles in Kentucky.  100-year-old Mayfield First United Methodist Church in Kentucky was destroyed in seconds by the tornado. Over hundred people have died in Kentucky including dozens in a candle factory,…

Connection between Colonial Exploitation and Climate Change

Amitav Ghosh finds the origins of our contemporary climate crisis in Western colonialism’s violent exploitation of human life and the natural environment. The Nutmeg’s Curse, traces our contemporary planetary crisis back to the discovery of the New World and the sea route to the Indian Ocean. He argues that the dynamics of climate change today…