The Dampier Peninsula, in Western Australia, boasts what is probably one the largest areas of dinosaur foot imprints anywhere in the world. And amazingly, many of the sites are still unmapped. But aerial tech is helping to spot and preserve these unique 140 million-year old rock relics.
Last week the Indonesian president signed a ban that forbids further forest clearances across 66 million hectares of designated rainforest. But despite this positive move, companies that have flouted previous bans go unpunished, and clearing continues.
Imported food-dependent Singapore consumes a lot and wastes a lot too. A recent study reveals just how much is lost from farm to market, and wasted at the dining table.
As farmers worldwide confront changing climates and challenging new situations, ideas are beginning to spread that can bring new high-tech solutions for farmers to adapt to a hotter world, wherever they live
The water hyacinth has been clogging waterways and causing havoc and destruction of ecosystems since the 1900s. But researchers are discovering that it can play a role in reducing carbon emissions – as well as providing raw materials for production.
If you love to explore far-flung places but hate creating a trail of waste, fret no more. You can be a zero waste traveller. Gaia Discovery asked a few environmentalists for their views so that, step by step, we can help protect the earth from pollution.
Bats have a poor image. Associated with Dracula, the man who sucks blood, they often feature in movies as part-evil creatures. Maybe that’s why few people seems to pay attention to them - even if they are facing an uncertain future.
A new approach promises to help reduce hunger, fight erosion, promote tree cover, and capture carbon emissions all at once. In southern Philippines, it is happening in upland areas now.
Chewing gum is messy, annoying, hard to get rid of – and everywhere on our pavements. One enterprising UK designer has decided to attack the problem not with a clean up, but by up-recycling.
Research shows that in many conditions, so-called biodegradeable bags will still hold your shopping after three years underground.
Billing itself as Community Powered Tourism, a startup called FairBnB is aiming to bring a change to the way short term, internet-based rentals are offered in cities and tourist destinations worldwide. Into a way that benefits the community as well as the landlords.
In 2013, two students at Imperial College London had an idea. They would use natural materials to replace plastic packaging. Unlike many multi-billion dollar corporations, they succeeded in coming up with a product. It’s called Notpla, and it could just change disposable packaging forever.
Popular wisdom says that urban bicycle riding is on the up. But the truth seems to be otherwise. In many places active urban cycling could be declining in popularity. By James Teo and The Dirt.
The Volvo Ocean Race sees some of the most technically advanced sailboats compete over 83,000 kilometres around the world, using just wind for power. At sea, competitors see a lot of deep-sea pollution - so they are doing their bit to increase sustainability.
News from the aviation world has not been encouraging of late. Increased overall emissions, worries about safety and peripheral noise – but some airlines are making sustainable, safe operation part of their marketing pitches.
Melting ice-caps means rising sea levels and city flooding. But it will open more land for cultivation – for humans. Sadly for polar bears, loss of sea ice means starvation.
Singapore has long been a taxi and public transport-friendly state, but it has lagged some other places when it comes to electric vehicles. But now, its taxi fleet is making up for a slow start.
We all know about the harmful effects UV rays on delicate kiddies’ skins. Sunscreens are being applied by the tube-load every day – but the bad news is, excess washed-off sunscreen could be killing corals.
There is a dark side to internet shopping. And it’s us that is making it worse.
There is plenty of evidence that outdoor activity is a tonic for the senses. But keen proponents of arboreal and aquatic pursuits claim they are good for the body, too.