Top positive environmental stories from 2020: Species evade extinction, more protected areas, monitoring tech improves
Interest in renewable energy surged, and multiple Indigenous women leaders got some long-overdue credit and recognition in 2020.
Only one in 10 dramatic population declines end in extinctions, but the other losses have repercussions for ecosystems, which could be more dangerous in the long run.
World Environment Day: Data shows the world has lost a Switzerland-size area of primary rainforest in 2019
In order to stop deforestation, researchers say emphasis must be placed on changing the incentives driving forest loss on a domestic, local level.
World Environment Day 2020: Tigers are threatened by a nearly 24,000 kilometers network of planned roads across Asia
The explosion of new roads is driven in part by the global development strategies such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
In October, Dutch nonprofit The Ocean Cleanup (TOC) unveiled a solar-powered river-cleaning device called the Interceptor.