• Modified wheat could help tackle global food shortages

    Modified wheat could help tackle global food shortages

    Researchers at the University of York have created a new modified wheat variety that increases grain production by up to 12%.  Wheat is one of the most important food crops in the world, providing 20% of all human calories. With ever-increasing global food demand and climate change impacting our food security, increasing crop yields is […] More

  • Is it wrong to want ‘happy holidays’ in 2020?

    Is it wrong to want ‘happy holidays’ in 2020?

    Get the latest from Ask Umbra every week Subscribe to Ask Umbra Q. Dear Umbra, I know we’re in the middle of a pandemic and a climate crisis, but I just want to put my head down and focus on the holidays. Does that make me a bad person? — Caramba, It’s Nearly December! Year […] More

  • 3 masked people handling salmon eggs

    The National Wildlife Federation Blog

    As I walk into the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife office, I am nervous, but excited. It is my very first egg delivery day and I have spent a couple months preparing for this moment. Educators are giddy in anticipation for their salmon eggs and students are patiently waiting on Zoom and other platforms […] More

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    For Bangladesh, Climate Change Crisis Is Now

    Around the globe, climate change is now a hot topic. In developed countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Korea, teachers, school children, and even prime ministers are now out on the streets with banners, posters, and slogans because they’re worried about the future. Their future. A future that doesn’t include my relatives and […] More

  • Household waste to make eco-friendly textiles

    Household waste to make eco-friendly textiles

    Researchers to use household and agricultural waste to revolutionise the textile industry.  Researchers at the Universities of York, Leeds, Manchester, Cranfield, Cambridge and University College London are working with the Royal College of Art on a new £5.4m project in a bid to reduce the environmental impact of the textile industry in the UK. The […] More

  • Climate trolls are coming for you

    Climate trolls are coming for you

    Mary Heglar has a “maniacal plan” to save the planet. It doesn’t involve shutting down pipelines or protesting in the streets. Heglar has simply been “trolling the shit out of fossil fuel companies” on social media. Heglar is known for her essays about climate change and for being one half of the duo behind Hot […] More

  • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

    The National Wildlife Federation Blog

    Salmon define the rivers, communities and culture of the Northwest, but they are increasingly at risk. In the Columbia River Basin, 13 different runs of salmon are listed as endangered or threatened, straining the ecosystems and communities that depend on them. At the heart of this issue are the cumulative, negative impacts of the four […] More

  • Disappearance of Butterflies

    The Disappearance of Butterflies –

    In the last fifty years our butterfly populations have declined by more than eighty per cent and butterflies are now facing the very real prospect of extinction. It is hard to remember the time when fields and meadows were full of these beautiful, delicate creatures – today we rarely catch a glimpse of the Wild […] More

  • Engaging farmers and landowners is key to protecting biodiversity

    Engaging farmers and landowners is key to protecting biodiversity

    The planned Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme must engage with farmers and landowners in order to improve biodiversity in the UK, say experts.  According to researchers from the University of Reading and Sheffield, the new ELM, which will replace European payments to farmers and landowners from 2024, has a huge potential to support the agriculture […] More

  • Can Bolivia become the lithium capital of the world?

    Can Bolivia become the lithium capital of the world?

    Last year, when former Bolivian president Evo Morales was forced to resign, it was unclear whether the socialist leader’s dream of transforming his country into a powerhouse lithium producer would survive. Last month, the world got its answer when Bolivians overwhelmingly voted to elect Luis Arce, the candidate representing the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party […] More

  • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

    The National Wildlife Federation Blog

    Houses of worship have always been about more than religious practice. They serve as vital community hubs where people celebrate life events, engage in recreational activities, and join together to support neighbors experiencing hardship. Through our Sacred Grounds project, the National Wildlife Federation is building on this tradition of faith in action by working with […] More

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    Here Are Eco-Friendly Printing Methods And Practices

    Sustainability is a word that we keep hearing time and again. Many large corporations are already practicing the many different doctrines of sustainability, while small and medium-sized businesses have recently increased their commitment to embracing and prioritizing sustainability practices. When a corporation of any size gets on board with practicing sustainability, in essence, they are […] More

  • Electric taxi firm appoints new general manager

    Electric taxi firm appoints new general manager

    Sherbet, one of London’s largest fleet of Electric taxis, has appointed Martyn Hambley as general manager to help fuel its next exciting phase of growth. Mr Hambley comes to Sherbets with a wealth of experience in the Taxi industry and a proven track record of growth both in the UK and internationally. Having previously worked […] More

  • These 5 US maps have nothing to do with the election

    These 5 US maps have nothing to do with the election

    Whether you’ve been frantically refreshing the New York Times’ election results page since Tuesday or mainlining cable news coverage for two days straight, the red-and-blue presidential electoral map has been a source of high anxiety for many of us. As we wait for all the votes to be counted, you can take your mind off […] More

  • Porta Bohemica near Děčín - the site of a planned barrage near the Czech-German border. Photo: Petr Zewlakk Vrabec

    NGT committee renders entire Baghjan oil field illegal

    NGT-appointed Judge Katakey Committee recommends legal action against Oil India Ltd for violating various environmental as well as industrial regulations The Baghjan oil field has been burning since the last 160 days. Photo: @DDNewslive / Twitter The Baghjan oilfield, along with 26 oil wells in Assam was operating without mandatory environmental clearances when one of […] More

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