Italians are protesting a new law on plastic bags, which addresses global pollution. In stores as well as online, people are going nuts over this legislation just because they will have to pay for plastic bags.
Glyphosate is one of the most advanced sales Monsanto has ever made. It's an herbicide that has been declared detrimental for the environment by hundreds of studies, yet one that the EU has avowed harmless. In the midst of the battle between pro-pesticide lobbyists, Member States and NGOs, one group sticks out: individuals dressed up as animals, ready to do whatever it takes to ban the product.
Bertrand Piccard is a pioneer of the skies and is the first person to successfully travel around the world aboard a solar airplane. The 59-year-old Swiss pilot describes himself as a "savanturier" ("a wise adventurer") who dreams of flying fuel-free and wants to change our paradigm of consumption. What he didn't know was that his project actually started as soon as he landed.
Ecosia is a web search engine where you can search for anything you want. Like any other search engine, it earns its profits from advertising. But Ecosia is unique because every month, it invests at least 80% of its profits into planting trees. And have the seeds planted been growing since they started in 2009? Absolutely.
The path to mitigating the effects of climate change is still very long and will depend on the actions of governments across the world, but COP22 has brought good news. [OPINION]
Paris has gone on the warpath against climate change. The French capital has some of the lowest levels of recycling in Europe, which is why mayor Anne Hidalgo has launched an ambitious plan to turn Paris into the one of the world's "greenest" capital cities in four years. Can Paris lead the world by example?
The European Union, once the undisputed champion of the climate, today lags behind the United States and China when it comes to putting the Paris agreement into practice. National pressures hinder the whole ratification process, and the EU risks being left behind altogether. [OPINION]
In the Bay of Scanport, just a few kilometres from central Copenhagen, an old 25-metre sail ship named Hawila sits moored. While waiting to haul anchor and head out to sea, a group of passionate young activists work on its restoration. Their idea? To slow life down a little and urge the world to take a different approach to consumption.
On the 18th of May, activist group "BP or not BP" protested against the petrol company sponsoring an exhibition at the British Museum, ironically named “Sunken Cities”. Their protest once again brings up the question of corporate influence by fossil fuel companies in the UK's public sphere. Let's put an end to Big Oil rigging climate policy. Opinion piece.