VN to host int’l workshop on management of marine debris Top Eco Tourism destinations in the World Bengal Tigers May Not Survive Climate Change Everglades in crisis: can this Florida treasure avert an environmental tragedy? Common Diet Supplement May Help with Heart Health Ocean choking on toxic plastic sea: Phelps World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution ‘To save a forest you have to destroy a nicer one’: U.S. Marines target forest in Guam A quarter of Dhaka’s wetlands gone A new initiative lets you do some shopping with zero waste
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VN to host int’l workshop on management of marine debris

HCM CITY — Regional cooperation to preserve the marine environment and ensure sustainable fisheries management and food security in the ASEAN region will be the focus of discussion at an international workshop to be held in Nha Trang in the central province of Khánh Hòa from May 13-15. The event will highlight the effect of marine plastic […]

Top Eco Tourism destinations in the World

If you consider yourself to be a fan of ecotourism, the involvement of fragile and pristine lands and touring these natural areas, you may be interested to know which areas have been ranked as the top eco-tourism destinations in the world. The revelation may fascinate you as the majority of these destinations are affordable to […]

Bengal Tigers May Not Survive Climate Change

NEW DELHI — Climate change and rising sea levels eventually may wipe out one of the world’s last and largest tiger strongholds, scientists warned in a new study. The cats are among nearly 500,000 land species whose survival is now in question because of threats to their natural habitats, according to a report on Monday by the […]

Everglades in crisis: can this Florida treasure avert an environmental tragedy?

At first pass, there seems little amiss in the idyll of Florida Bay. A wedge-shaped expanse of water between the Everglades and the Florida Keys, it is a clean, sun-dappled 1,000 sq mile playground for reddening tourists, grizzled fishermen and loud-shirted locals. But the consequences of Florida’s century-long attempt to bend the environment to its will aren’t hard to find. […]

Common Diet Supplement May Help with Heart Health

A popular and widely used dietary supplement for joint pain could also be beneficial for your heart. According to new researchTrusted Source published in The BMJ, habitual use of the supplement glucosamine was found to be associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its more severe consequences like stroke. However, researchers point out that despite […]

Ocean choking on toxic plastic sea: Phelps

During a live blog with readers of the Wentworth Courier, Kerryn Phelps was asked how she, as an independent, could help address Australia's long-standing waste and recycling crisis. Dr Phelps said her solutions included a packaging law, which Germany recently introduced, that could reduce plastic waste by 40 per cent in the first year. Read […]

World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution

One-third of global plastic production is non-recyclable and at least eight million tons of plastic flows unabated into our oceans and water bodies each year,” said Joyce Msuya, acting Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). “It is ending up in the stomachs of birds, fish, plankton, and in our soil and water. The world is choking on […]

‘To save a forest you have to destroy a nicer one’: U.S. Marines target forest in Guam

The U.S. Marine Corps is building a base on Guam that will destroy 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of limestone forest, habitat for numerous endangered species. Read More: https://news.mongabay.com/2019/05/to-save-a-forest-you-have-to-destroy-a-nicer-one-u-s-marines-target-forest-in-guam/

A quarter of Dhaka’s wetlands gone

At the end of April, at a joint conference that included Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association (BELA), Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and other groups came together to share the findings of a study spanning the last nine years on how there has been a systematic degradation of Dhaka’s overall environment to […]

A new initiative lets you do some shopping with zero waste

There’s a new approach to plastic waste that’s set to launch in France and the United States next month, with some of the planet’s biggest brands on board to help consumers make a zero-waste transition. Read More: https://www.sustainability-times.com/green-consumerism/a-new-initiative-lets-you-do-some-shopping-with-zero-waste/

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