Floating plastic waste ‘can carry invasive species across oceans’

Environmental non-profit Plastic Oceans UK claims items such as old bottles and packaging can act as a raft, enabling a variety of organisms to reach new habitats

Puffins
Could climate change be the cause of thousands of puffin deaths?

New research led by scientists at the University of Washington suggests changing temperatures are disrupting food chains and may have caused a population of sea birds to starve

UN: Healthy ecosystems can provide 37% of climate solution

Since 1990, deforestation has caused the loss of more than 290m hectares of forests that help absorb harmful carbon emissions from the atmosphere

Bees
Changing environment ‘packs a powerful sting for England’s bees’

A new report from WWF and Bugslife suggests many species are at risk of extinction, with some having already vanished from certain areas

Panda bear
One million plant and animal species ‘now at threat of extinction’

A new report says suggests human behaviours means many of these organisms could die out within decades

Animals and nature
2019 is ‘crucial year to protect species from extinction’

The theme for Earth Day this year, taking place on the 22nd of April, will be to ‘Protect the Species’