(EnviroNews World News) — Of Vietnam’s approximately 97 million citizens, only 270 have been confirmed positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and with 225 cases resolved, not one person has died as of Apr. 26. While some may question these numbers, Dr. John MacArthur, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

(EnviroNews World News) — Novaya Zemlya, Russia — As arctic ice melts due to human-caused climate destabilization, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are being forced to move farther inland in search of food. This brings them into closer contact with people and landfills. Now, Russian scientists are sounding the warning about climate…

(EnviroNews World News) — Amid the “sixth mass extinction,” or “Holocene extinction” as it is referred to by scientists, there are few glimmers of hope or good news. Species are dropping off the planet like flies, and despite the best efforts of government entities, NGOs and devoted conservationists,…

(EnviroNews World News) — About 15 percent of Antarctica’s surface melted on Christmas Eve 2019, breaking previous records for ice-melt, according to the Global Forecast System (GFS) by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and the data from the Modèle Atmosphérique Régional (MAR), a model used for meteorological…

(EnviroNews World News) — As bush fires rip through the Mid-North Coast region of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) are being incinerated at an alarming rate. High winds and temperatures have hampered firefighting efforts. Australian Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley fears 30 percent of the area’s…

(EnviroNews World News) — Tel Aviv, Israel — Researchers have created a new strain of Escherichia coli, or E. coli, that can “eat” carbon dioxide and turn it into energy. They say the synthetic life-form could someday help reduce global greenhouse gases. Their hope is that this newly engineered…

(EnviroNews World News) — In Victoria, Australia on Nov. 7, 2019, the government, led by Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews, announced immediate protection for 186,000 hectares (717 square miles) of old-growth forest, and the elimination of logging activities in all old-growth forests in the country by 2030. The announcement…

(EnviroNews World News) — Madrid, Spain — The United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP25) failed to reach any significant agreements in Madrid despite an additional two days being added to the meeting. Held from Dec. 2 through 13, the meeting brought together 195 countries to discuss…

(EnviroNews World News) — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is known for his outspoken candor on a multitude of issues including compassion, inner peace, and maintaining strength through adversity. But on December 5, 2019, he Tweeted a call-to-action, supporting youth climate protestors, and imploring his followers to help…

(EnviroNews World News)— Mexico’s Adrian Lopez and Marte Cazarez have taken the nopal cactus (Opuntia), more commonly known as the prickly pear, and turned it into an environmentally friendly, animal friendly alternative to leather and its oil-based plastic alternative “pleather.” They have been working on the process for…

(EnviroNews World News) — Montreal, Quebec — Many tea makers are substituting plastic for paper with their top-of-the-line, pyramidal tea bags. These expensive, “silken” bags have more room to allow larger leaves to expand, which results in better tasting tea. But these smooth tea bags contain no silk at…