News from the Earth — climate change

We’re eating the planet!

We’re eating the planet!

Much of the meat sold in supermarkets is produced in intensive farms: real meat factories. In order to produce and sell more and more and at ever lower prices, animals are subjected to atrocious treatments, water, soil and air are polluted and forests and biodiversity are destroyed to make room for the production of feed.

Let’s change the rules of this system! The food choices we make today determine the state of the planet on which we will live tomorrow. A 50% global reduction in the production and consumption of animal products to 2050 is necessary to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate...


Millions of plastic granules invade the beaches of Sri Lanka

Millions of plastic granules invade the beaches of Sri Lanka

The fire aboard the container ship that remained blocked off the coast of Sri Lanka, was brought to an end on 1 June. Its structure is severely damaged and the ship is currently being towed into deep water, as it is expected to sink at any moment. An international operation was needed to extinguish the flames on the large ship, as well as the participation of the navy. Despite the use of manpower and means, part of the cargo ended up at sea, causing one of the worst environmental catastrophes in the history of the Asian nation.

The ship carried 1,500 containers, 8 of which ended...


The four-day workweek benefits the climate

The four-day workweek benefits the climate

A new British study suggests that this formula can also assist in the fight against climate change.

For Nature, a new short film by Greta Thunberg

A new short film featuring climate action leader Greta Thunberg highlights the connections between the climate crisis, ecological emergency, and the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other public health crises that are likely to arise from humans' exploitation of animals — and explains how communities and policymakers can repair people's relationship to wildlife while radically changing our food systems.

For Nature, conceived of by Thunberg and produced by the animal rights nonprofit organization Mercy for Animals, was released Saturday to coincide with the International Day for Biological Diversity.

In the film, Thunberg "connects the dots" for the audience to...


European Day of Parks 2021

European Day of Parks 2021

The European Day of Parks (EDoP) aims to bring people closer to nature by offering a diversity of activities and events in protected areas across the EUROPARC Network. The European Day of Parks was created in 1999 as a celebration of the first National Parks in Europe (Sweden, 24th of May 1909). Since then, the EUROPARC Federation has been celebration Europe’s Protected Areas on the 24th of May.

Due to the corona crisis, many Parks received a large number of relatively new visitors. Corona has emphasized that green spaces are more than just places for...