We’ve written before about ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Christmas – from green gift guides to how to choose a tree-mendous tree – and this year we’re sharing info and tips on how to stay stylish and sustainable during the holiday season.
This weekend will see the start of COP27 in Egypt. The 27th UNFCCC Conference of Parties calls on governments around the world to “to rise to the occasion and tackle effectively the global challenge of climate”.
However, before it has even begun, COP27 has been heavily criticised and campaigners have little hope that it will bring about the action we desperately need to address the climate crisis.
In order to capture more of the views of the public and encourage the government to put in place measures to protect nature, the RSPB, WWF, and the National Trust have launched “The People’s Plan for Nature”, a new joint initiative.
A new reservoir has just been approved at the La Clusaz resort in the French alps. The reservoir will be built on the Plateau de Beauregard, an area which is protected under the EU Natura 2000 programme which “offers a haven to Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and habitats”.
Here at Curious.Earth we are looking for new people to join our amazing team of volunteers.
‘Carbon bomb’? That doesn’t sound good… The term carbon bomb has been in use for years, describing large sources of carbon, most commonly fossil fuel projects. Now, new research led by the University of Leeds, has defined the term as applying to projects that have the potential to emit at least 1 billion tonnes (1Gt) of carbon over their lifetime. To give you an idea of exactly how scary that is – 1 billion tonnes is about 3 times the total annual emissions of the UK. Global carbon emissions are currently around 35 billion tonnes a year.
Hey there! This week, we’re taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of the team behind the emails and articles you receive in your inbox and social media feeds every week.
Curious Earth is made up of a bunch of curious (green) beans, who do lots of cool stuff for our planet, besides regularly contributing to this newssite! So we thought we’d take the opportunity to turn the tables and make the interviewers the interviewees, taking this word count to share with you some valuable environmental insight from the brains behind the articles. We hope their thoughts and recommendations continue to inspire you and help you to feel more connected to the environment and environmental causes.
A couple of weeks ago saw the return of the annual Fashion Revolution campaign, designed to raise awareness of the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry. One of the questions they are encouraging consumers to think about is ‘What’s in my clothes?’ and we’re here to take a curious look into that very topic…
Here at curious.earth we’ve written before about ethical investments and ensuring where you save your money aligns with your values…but what about divestment? Divestment is simply the opposite of investment – removing funds from companies that are unethical, for example arms manufacturers, tobacco companies, or fossil fuel companies. For an individual, that could mean switching your banking provider, investing in a green…