The production of eggs, like other intensive farming activities, generates negative effects in nature, such as the emission of greenhouse gases or the contamination of soil and water.
With Australia’s beaches and oceans covered in rubbish, Tangaroa Blue volunteers spend days trying to clean things up.
Data centres and smartphones will be the most damaging information and communications technologies to the environment by 2040, according to new research.
The cow could be left as the biggest land mammal on Earth in a few centuries, according to a new study that examines the extinction of large mammals as humans spread around the world.
The funeral industry is catering for the growing number of people who want to deal with their mortal remains in an environmentally sound way.
Bird populations across the French countryside have fallen by a third over the last decade and a half, researchers have said. The primary culprit, researchers speculate, is the intensive use of pesticides on vast tracts of monoculture crops, especially wheat and corn.
If we managed urbanisation properly, we could nearly remove ourselves from a considerable percentage of the the planet’s surface. That would be good for many of the threatened species we share this planet with, which in turn would be good for us, because we are completely enmeshed in Earth’s web of life.
Study shows for the first time that exposure to green space during childhood is associated with beneficial structural changes in the developing brain.
To think about the coming invertebrate extinctions is to confront a different dimension of loss. So much will vanish before we even knew it was there, before we had even begun to understand it.
Air pollution and climate change policies are pushing coal-fired electricity stations to the brink, says a new report. Closing them would avoid €22bn in losses by 2030.
There is a growing acceptance that trees and access to countryside can benefit not only the economy and environment but also people’s sense of wellbeing and happiness.
Dairy farms in the Netherlands are producing so much dung they can’t get rid of it safely.
Study indicates that India may be world’s top sulfur dioxide emitter.
Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to steep bumblebee declines, surprising scientists and adding to the threats to vital pollinators.
What was once Bolivia's second largest lake is now a salt flat and the vanishing waters are taking an indigenous community’s way of life with them.
As well as environmental degradation, soaring sand prices encourage corruption and spark conflicts within villages.
About 3,000 people work gruelling 10-hour shifts at Ralalitra, one of Africa’s largest rubbish sites. Doctors fear it could become a breeding ground for plague.
Biopolymers can be grown or harvested from other plants like kelp or from living organisms like bacteria or yeast, which produce biopolymers as part of their lifecycle. The resulting fibers can be woven into a variety of textiles akin to polyester, leather, or a cellulose-like yarn.
Christened “China’s Christmas village”, Yiwu is home to 600 factories that collectively churn out over 60% of all the world’s Christmas decorations and accessories, from glowing fibre-optic trees to felt Santa hats. The “elves” that staff these factories are mainly migrant labourers, working 12 hours a day for a maximum of £200 to £300 a month – and it turns out they’re not entirely sure what Christmas is.
Conservationists have warned that the Asiatic cheetah is on the threshold of extinction following a UN decision to pull funding from conservation efforts to protect it.