People Make Fools Of Themselves For Bullying A 16-Year-Old Activist Who Chose To Travel For 13 Days Instead Of Flying 10 Hours

The reason the 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl is traveling by sea is that she loves the environment so much, she refuses to fly on airplanes. This is just plain awesome. Unfortunately, some people don’t think so and lambasted her because they don’t agree with the message she’s sending. Some made fun of her because they think she just wants attention, while others think there’s nothing wrong with flying and rubbed their opinions in her face. Be sure to scroll down to the very end of this post to read Bored Panda’s interview with Marc Moran, who defended Thunberg on Twitter. Facebook | Instagram Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg is ‘making a splash’ by sailing to New York from Plymouth, England …

Ethiopia Breaks World Record For Tree Planting By Planting 350 Million Trees In 12 Hours

Summer is definitely the perfect time to get dirty, especially if it’s for a good cause! While most people dig around in their gardens, watering flowers and checking on their cherry tomatoes, people in Ethiopia dropped their everyday business to team up for a shared goal. The Green Legacy is an initiative led by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and aims to restore the country’s landscape as well as reverse the damage done by deforestation and climate change. Ethiopian officials claim they planted over 350 million trees in an effort to restore the country’s landscape Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: posted a tweet where he claimed that people who took part in the initiative managed to get …

Bolsonaro pick for Funai agency horrifies indigenous leaders

Marcelo Xavier da Silva is a police officer linked to agribusiness, leading one former agency employee to say: I am scared of him Indigenous leaders and specialists working with Brazils nearly one million tribal people have been stunned and disconcerted by the appointment of a federal police officer with strong connections to agribusiness as the new head of the countrys indigenous agency. Marcelo Xavier da Silvas confirmation as the new president of the Jair Bolsonaros plans to develop indigenous areas which include some of the most protected reserves in the Amazon. Critics said the move effectively puts Brazils powerful agribusiness sector in charge of indigenous affairs. We are worried that indigenous policies may not be properly carried out, considering the …

Trees Emit a Surprisingly Large Amount of Methane

This story originally appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There are many mysteries in the Amazon. Until recently, one of the most troubling was the vast methane emissions emerging from the rainforest that were observed by satellites but that nobody could find on the ground. Around 20 million tons was simply unaccounted for. Then Sunitha Pangala, a British postdoc researcher, spent two months traveling the Amazon’s waterways strapping gas-measuring equipment to thousands of trees. She found that trees, especially in the extensive flooded forests, were stimulating methane production in the waterlogged soils and mainlining it into the atmosphere. Her 2014 expedition plugged a gaping hole in the planet’s methane budget. And she had …

We Need a Data-Rich Picture of What’s Killing the Planet

You’ve probably heard about the plague of plastic trash in the oceans. You’ve seen YouTube videos of sea turtles with drinking straws in their noses, or whales with stomachs full of marine litter. But how much plastic is out there? Where is it coming from? We don’t really know, because we haven’t measured it. “There’s a paucity of data,” says Marcus Eriksen, cofounder of the 5 Gyres Institute, a nonprofit focused on ending plastic pollution. Clive Thompson Why Software Needs to Escape from San Francisco Cheryl Katz The World's Recycling Is in Chaos. Here's What Has to Happen Matt Simon Humans Made This Planet Hell. Hopefully We Can Help Some Species Adapt Marine litter isn’t the only hazard whose contours …

‘No way to stop it’: millions of pigs culled across Asia as swine fever spreads

Experts say region is losing the battle to stop the biggest animal disease outbreak the planet has ever faced South-east Asia is battling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, known as pig Ebola, which has already led to the culling of millions of pigs in China and Vietnam. in Hong Kong two separate cases led to there being no fresh pork in the country for a week. White disinfectant powder is sprinkled on the soil around a pig farm in northern Chinas Hebei province. Photograph: Sam McNeil/AP But Pfeiffer was not optimistic Thailand which has more than 2m pigs could resist the pandemic spreading from neighbouring Vietnam and Cambodia, or China, for much longer, saying it …

Electric ‘flying taxi’ prototype unveiled by German start-up

Lilium says electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft could be in service by 2025 A new flying taxi has been unveiled by German start-up Lilium, which claims the vertical take-off craft could be the basis for an on-demand air service within six years. The electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft is designed to travel up to 300km, a journey that would take it an hour at top speed. While a app-based air taxis in multiple cities by 2025. The latest iteration, with room for a pilot and four passengers, will be the template for Liliums mass production model. With sufficient economy of scale, Lilium believes fares would be around $70 (55) per head for a cross-city hop from, for example, JFK airport to Manhattan. …

The media is failing on climate change here’s how they can do better ahead of 2020

We spoke to climate change experts for advice on how news outlets can cover the environment in ways that make voters listen America elected Donald Trump at the end of the hottest year Democratic National Committee to host a debate solely focused on climate. Bernie Sanders raised the issue during his town hall on Fox News earlier this month and even town halls last week. In the run-up to 2020, as newsroom leaders grapple with their mistakes in the 2016 election from reliance on inaccurate polls to underestimating the impact of fake news the failure to press candidates on climate change is emerging as an area of self-examination. In 2016 there were almost no questions asked , which is insane, …