Environmental Protection Authority gives Australian renewable energy hub approval

The proposed facility in Western Australia is called the Asian Renewable Energy Hub and will cover an onshore and offshore area of 662,400 hectares

WasteAid launches virtual safari to fundraise for waste collectors

The route of the virtual experience is around Lake Naivasha in Kenya, where WasteAid is working with local partners to improve waste collection and recycling

Countryside Alliance warns against lighting sky lanterns for the NHS

The organisation suggests sky lanterns are a serious source of litter in the countryside and can pose a major threat to the environment

Bristol declares ecological emergency

The city council said there has been a ‘worrying decline’ in numbers and diversity of wildlife

Mowing lawns less ‘can boost biodiversity, save money and tackle pests’

Researchers from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres found cutting lawns too much, including those in public areas such as parks, roundabouts and road verges, has negative ecological effects

How do thousands of elastic bands end up on an uninhabited island?

The National Trust says it has solved the mystery of Mullion Island… and the answer is a disturbing one

UK leads new global alliance to protect world’s oceans

The Global Ocean Alliance will push to ensure at least a third of the oceans is safeguarded in Marine Protected Areas by 2030

Plastic waste ‘impairs kidney function and raises cholesterol levels in birds’

New research has found that although most birds only eat a few small pieces of plastic, that doesn’t mean they’re not seriously affected

Japan’s famous Nara Deer killed by plastic pollution

One dead deer’s stomach was found to contain 4.3 kilogrammes of plastic after it ate wrappers and packaging littered in the scenic area

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Average size of animals ‘to plummet as humans drive extinction’

Researchers from the University of Southampton say human-pressures mean the average size of animals on Earth will shrink by a quarter in the next 100 years