Yellowstone, the USA’s oldest park endangered by reckless tourism

Yellowstone, the USA’s oldest park endangered by reckless tourism

Yellowstone was the United States’ first national park, created 140 years ago. It covers an area of nearly 9,000 square kilometres over the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Its natural wonders are well-known worldwide, making it a major tourist attraction with a record breaking four million visitors in 2015 alone. But with popularity, problems

What is World Environment Day and why we celebrate it on the 5th June

What is World Environment Day and why we celebrate it on the 5th June

World Environment Day was established in 1972 during the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, which led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Its aim is “encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment”. Since its inception, WED has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action,

South Africa lifts its ban on rhino horn trade

South Africa lifts its ban on rhino horn trade

South Africa just made a controversial decision. Some say it’s a step backwards in the protection of one of the world’s most charismatic and threatened animals, the rhino, while others say it’s a necessary measure. South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has legalised domestic rhino horn trade, lifting a ban established in 2009 and rejecting an

Central America, indigenous peoples are essential for conservation

Central America, indigenous peoples are essential for conservation

Indigenous peoples usually depend on natural resources to survive. Society, in turn, depends on its role in safeguarding those resources for our wellbeing.     The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) published a map that highlights how governments and environmental organisations would benefit from an increased cooperation with Central America’s indigenous peoples. The

This beer packaging is edible and helps save marine wildlife

This beer packaging is edible and helps save marine wildlife

US-based craft beer company Saltwater Brewery, in collaboration with advertising agency We Believers, has launched a beer packaging that is 100 per cent edible. The problem of ocean plastic The idea stems from the need to protect oceans and marine wildlife from the huge amount of plastic humans dump on the world’s beaches and seas every year. Plastic represents

What’s wrong with the E-waste trade in the USA

What’s wrong with the E-waste trade in the USA

Driven by an endless thirst for new technology, Americans keep buying new gadgets, leaving behind older models. The result is the accumulation of huge amounts of toxic electronic waste. Some companies show ethics and responsibility by recycling within US borders despite high costs and low profitability. However, most manufacturers, more interested in their profits than