Google, Samsung, BMW and Volvo call for deep sea mining moratorium

The companies have pledged not to source any minerals from the deep sea

Government urged to set 40GW solar target

Group of NGOs suggests a solar boost could bring a range of environmental benefits

Restoring the UK’s seas ‘could boost economy by £50bn by 2050’

A new study estimates almost 100,000 new jobs could be created in the UK from ocean recovery-driven investment

Biodiversity ‘being destroyed at a rate unprecedented in history’

On average, there has been a 68% decrease in the population sizes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016

US industry giants pledge to cut plastic pollution in new pact

They seek to collectively meet impactful goals by 2025 that they could not otherwise meet on their own

Ocean Stewardship Fund awards fifteen fisheries and research projects with £650k

Funds will support projects on their pathway to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies

Earth Hour goes digital in light of coronavirus pandemic

The Earth Hour organising team advise people if they are still considering organising a community event to follow national health guidelines

Around 750,000 seeds planted in UK’s biggest seagrass restoration scheme

The plant absorbs carbon 35 times quicker than rainforest but up to 92% of the UK’s seagrass has been destroyed in the last century

Next government ‘must make nature central to tackling climate change’

Inaction on this issue will lead to ‘irreversible’ damage and unprecedented global warming, claims a new report released by WWF

Climate change’s coastal damage ‘could cost UK £12bn a year by 2050’

That’s the warning from the WWF, which highlights that this figure is equivalent to around 0.8% of GDP