Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon — the planet's largest rainforest — continues to pace well ahead of last year's rate, reveals data released by Imazon, a Manaus-based nonprofit.
The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) has released a draft proposal for action to address highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs), for the consideration of SAICM stakeholders.
To coincide with Earth Day, over 500 new city actions have been added to the Non-State Actor Zone for Climate Action (NAZCA) portal, which was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, in December 2014. NAZCA, a UNFCCC-hosted website, showcases actions of non-state actors, including municipalities, regions and investors, and aims to help build momentum for a global climate agreement in Paris in December 2015. Currently, 400 cities, 71 subnational regions and 264 companies are taking 1514 climate-related actions listed on the NAZCA portal.
Three-quarters of known fossil fuel reserves must be kept in the ground if humanity is to avoid the worst effects of climate change, a group of leading scientists and economists have said in a statement timed to coincide with Earth Day.
Disneynature’s newest film “Monkey Kingdom” — narrated by Tina Fey — is in theaters now. Each year for Earth Day, Disneynature releases a feature film about a different kind of animal and donates a portion of the film’s opening week sales to a designated nonprofit.