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For how much longer will our planet remain livable? From the climate crisis to chemical pollution, we’re overstretching the Earth’s limits, and cracks are starting to show.
This month on Landscape News, get the latest on planetary boundaries, find out how to sponsor the ocean, wade into the carbon capture debate, and much more.
Don’t forget: Next week, join us and thousands of like-minded people in forging a new vision for Earth at the GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference. The event is free to attend online, with a wide range of discounts available to attend in person, so grab your ticket now!
The E.U. recently made headlines with its new nature restoration law, but it’s not alone: here are five ways governments are protecting nature across the globe.
The world’s first commercial octopus farm is set to open in Spain. But will it be ethical – or even sustainable?
In India, urban farming has been booming ever since the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s why.
And in Fiji, farmers are turning to a fiddly yet highly profitable crop: vanilla.
Did climate scientists really predict an ice age? Here are 10 myths about the climate crisis you should know how to debunk.
Lastly, here are the winners of the GLF Nairobi Photo Competition, showcasing what climate adaptation looks like on the ground.
Meanwhile, the UN’s first climate ‘report card’ shows us falling well behind. Global emissions would have to be reduced by a staggering 43 percent by 2030 to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
In a landmark case for Indigenous rights, Brazil’s Supreme Court has ruled to enshrine claims to ancestral lands – rejecting a controversial legal argument pushed by agribusiness.
Six young Portuguese activists are taking 32 countries to the European Court of Human Rights. Expect another pivotal ruling within the next year or so.
Amid high prices and frequent outages, households across Sub-Saharan Africa are choosing to live off-grid and generate their own solar energy instead.
If earthworms were a country, they would be the world’s fourth largest grain producer – contributing roughly one slice of each loaf of bread produced.
What makes wildlife thrive in cities? Here’s how urban biodiversity works, and how it can benefit humans, too.
In Iceland, thousands of farmed salmon have escaped into the wild. Now, they could devastate wild salmon populations.
Should rainforest conservation projects be used for carbon offsetting? A new report weighs in on the debate.
Demand for fossil fuels will peak this decade – but not soon enough to prevent climate catastrophe, says the head of the International Energy Agency.
The world’s largest carbon capture plant is set to be completed in 2025. Will it make a difference, or is it mere greenwashing?
This week, the U.A.E. is holding an annual oil and gas conference – less than two months before it hosts COP28.
You can now sponsor the ocean. The Pacific island nation of Niue has launched a scheme allowing individuals and businesses to pay USD 148 to protect one square kilometer for the next 20 years.
At the Africa Climate Summit, African leaders called for global carbon taxes and debt relief to help their countries cope with the climate crisis.
Medellín, Colombia’s second-largest city, is renowned for its ‘green corridors.’ Here’s what other cities around the world could learn from the initiative.
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