In Brazil, Scorpion Stings Are Becoming Much More Common
The number of people affected by scorpion stings has soared from 37,000 in 2007 to 126,000 in 2017.
The Pencil of the Future is Not Made From Trees
MyraGreens is revolutionizing the way that we make one of the world’s most commonly used writing utensils - and teaching young minds about...
Small Cats Struggle for the Big Spotlight
The wild small cats of the world generally get only 0.1% of the funding amounts that big cats get. We examine the case of the fishing cat to determine...
It Takes a Village: Protecting the Demoiselle Crane
The demoiselle crane, a bird named for its elegant appearance, was facing hurdles and population decline in the Indian town it migrates to. That is,...
Koala Populations Challenged by Habitat Destruction
Though poisonous to several animals including humans, eucalyptus leaves are an integral food source for koalas. What happens when the habitat...
Is the Hilsa Fish Being Eaten to Death?
Researchers fear that the hilsa fish, which is a popular food in many parts of South Asia, may be at risk of being hunted into extinction if...
The Colorful Allure of the Hemis Festival
The Hemis Festival, which is slated to run from June 23 to June 24, 2018, brings energetic dance routines and sacred plays to the top of the...
What the Return of the Nutria Means for California
The nutria, an invasive species brought over the United States during the fur industry's heyday, has a reputation for destruction. While the species...
Replacing Plastic Bottles One Edible Water Bubble At A Time
With the aim of reducing the number of plastic water bottles, Skipping Rocks Lab has created the edible and fully biodegradable Ooho.
New Discovery Called "the World's Smallest Land Fern"
The O. malviae sp., which measures between only 1 or 1.2 cm, is considered to be the smallest terrestrial fern on the planet.
We May Fear Sharks, But They Need Our Help
Within popular culture, there is no denying that sharks get a bad reputation. Learn how an organization called Sharks4Kids, is working to change this...
EU Bans Bee-Harming Pesticides
The European Union voted for a total ban on outdoor usage of three bee-harming pesticides across their 28 member states.
Terra Hale, the Gym Where Workouts Generate Electricity
Terra Hale, which promotes itself as London’s first human-powered gym, uses the energy produced by patrons to power its facilities in off-peak hours.
Swaziland Is Now Called eSwatini
The small mountainous African nation of Swaziland is now called the Kingdom of eSwatini following an announcement made by the country’s king this...
How Goats Help Combat the Spread of Unwanted Plant Species
Kudzu is often called “the vine that ate the south” due to its vast coverage and quick growth. However, containing its spread is now easier than...
Building Bee-Friendly Gardens to Help Threatened Bee Populations
The rusty patched bumble bee is now listed as an endangered species in Canada and the US. Building a bee-friendly garden is one way you can help...
As Grevy’s Zebra Numbers Plummet, New Conservation Initiatives Emerge
The Grevy’s Zebra population numbers are dropping. The Grevy’s Zebra Trust, a Kenya-based grassroots organization, is dedicated to changing this.
Help Rebuild Monarch Butterfly Populations By Planting Monarch-Friendly Gardens
The North American monarch butterfly population is in peril. Local conservation, such as building monarch waystations, can help protect and rebuild...
Reducing Plastic Waste: Could Edible Cutlery Be the Answer?
In a world where billions of plastic cutlery pieces end up in landfills each year, one environmentally-minded entrepreneur has conceived of an idea...
CityTree - Reducing Urban Air Pollution One Bench at a Time
A look at how one company is helping cities deal with rising air pollution in urban environments.
Trek to Teach Connects Teachers With Students In Rural Nepal
Trek to Teach is an organization that seeks to bring accessible education to some of the world’s least accessible regions.
Shark Sanctuaries Play Important Role in Conservation of Threatened Shark Species
Samoa recently became the world's 17th shark sanctuary, joining other countries in the effort to preserve threatened shark species within their...
Making Glamor from Garbage: The Story of Silver Nut Tree
How one Indian start-up is helping to revive enthusiasm for recycling, one beautiful piece of art at a time.
How Skipping Plastic Straws Can Have a Bigger Environmental Impact Than You Realize
Plastic straws are making their way into the world's oceans in astonishing numbers and playing havoc on marine wildlife.
The World’s Most Notorious Cup of Coffee Comes at a Cruel Cost
Kopi luwak, the coffee that is made from beans extracted from the feces of a civet, has garnered attention over recent years. Here's why animal...
Project Traffico Offers a New Way to Track Congestion in Singapore
Project Traffico, an ambitious new traffic tracking database, is using bus arrival times to chart patterns and collect data on the busiest roads in...
A New Discovery Means New Hope For a Very Rare Bird
The discovery of a previously unknown breeding site of the white-winged flufftail is very good news for this elusive bird.
The Vervet Monkey is of “Least Concern”, But Should It Be?
Although vervet monkeys may not technically be endangered, it doesn't mean that they do not need some human help.
Is The World Running Out of Water?
On Day Zero, Cape Town, South Africa will turn off the municipal water supply, effectively becoming the first city in the world to have run out of...
Vertical Farming is the Agricultural Revolution We’ve Been Waiting For
In a world of increasing food insecurity, experts are eagerly looking for the best way to feed the expanding population. Why not look up?
How World Sparrow Day Is Leading the Fight for Urban Wildlife
World Sparrow Day, which is observed on March 20th, serves as a reminder that all wildlife, no matter how common, is in need of human support.
With New Development Comes New Concern for Historic Preservation In St. John's
Citizens are worried that a new luxury home project planned for one of St. John's historic districts will negatively affect the city's historic charm.
How India's Heritage Hotels Are Helping to Conserve History
India's palaces turned heritage hotels offer guests a unique opportunity to live like royals.
Cartoons for a Cause: How One Artist is Fighting for Wildlife Conservation
Dr. Rohan Chakravarty, a dentist turned award-winning cartoonist, creates wildlife cartoons that both inspire and inform.
Want to See the Port of the Future? Look to Rotterdam
The Dutch city’s Port Authority has teamed up with IBM to digitize operations, which will maximize efficiency and prepare for a future that includes...
Giraffe Vulnerability is Hidden in Plain Sight
Despite their iconic presence, the world’s giraffe populations are in trouble. And it’s probably more trouble than you think.
Kenya Prepares For The Great Grevy's Rally
The rally, which is set to take place on January 27th and 28th, takes a census of both the endangered Grevy's zebra and the vulnerable reticulated...
Blankets for Baby Rhinos: An Initiative Helping Orphaned Animals
Knitted blankets are helping orphaned animals, including baby rhinos, survive in the absence of their parents, many of whom were victims of poaching.
Dokra: the 4000 Year Old Craft Struggling to Survive
In a rapidly changing world, the ancient art of Dokra, a beautiful technique practiced across India, faces many challenges.
Nubians Holding On To Their Culture Despite the Odds
For the Nubian people of Egypt, the Nile River is synonymous with life itself. What does life look like after relocation?
Combat For Survival In Cambodia: The Case of the Fishing Cat
Scientists and nature conservationists alike were delighted when this elusive species was spotted after years of absence. However, is enough currently...
In Defence of Public Art
The costly reality of public art projects often leaves critics skeptical. However, public art is instrumental in defining a city’s identity – a...
In India, Animal Rights Activists Have Not Given Up
Despite lack of funding and reports of animal cruelty, activists are hard at work fighting for those in India's cities who are without a voice.
A Brief History of Olympic Villages
Housing Olympic athletes is a massive endeavor. We take a look at how a variety of cities have stepped up to the task.
Can We Save the Earth From Plastic Bags?
Plastic bags have longtime been an enemy of the environment. Is it too late to undo the damage done?
Protecting the Leopard Population of India: Could "Project Leopard" Be the Answer?
In India, an initiative called "Project Tiger" has been a widely successful conservation effort. Is it due time for a "Project Leopard"?
Wildlife Extinction is Threatening Global Food Supplies
According to scientists, the Earth is currently going through a "mass extinction event” which threatens the livelihood of plant and animal life alike.