Category Archives: Environmentalism

Photographer Shares How a Community in Kenya Came Together to Help Orphaned Elephants | My Modern Met

By Jessica Stewart on May 21, 2022 “Everywhere I go, I see people, often with very little, making huge impacts in their communities and the planet.”   Conservation photographer Ami Vitale is known for her incredible ability to support local … Continue reading

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How Studio Ghibli films can help us rediscover the childlike wonder of our connection with nature | Aeon

Studio Ghibli films are replete with artistry depicting different aspects of nature. Kyle Duhamel/Flickr, CC BY-SA Films like Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro and Nausicaä created by Hayao Miyazaki explore the perils of neglecting nature. Films with powerful environmentally centred … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the History of Earth Day

Where did Earth Day come from? On this explainer, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic climate activist co-host Chuck Nice discuss the origins of Earth Day and when we started paying attention to environmental issues on our own planet. When was … Continue reading

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Call for the protection of wild habitats over animal agriculture | Now This News

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Man Wins $217M Lottery & Uses It to Start Environmental Foundation | My Modern Met

By Jessica Stewart on April 13, 2022 Photo: modesto3/Depositphotos “My dream has never been to acquire boats, castles, or other sports cars, it is to be useful and to give meaning to this money, with maximum positive impact.”   A … Continue reading

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The rotten core of the new IPCC report

The IPCC have finally released the Working Group 3 report, detailing how we can combat climate change. Unfortunately there is a rotten core to it… – Read the IPCC WG3 report: https://report.ipcc.ch/ar6wg3/pdf/IPC… – Miriam and Adam’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1d_-… – Drawdown: … Continue reading

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The hidden reason we need more clean energy, fast

… I’ve been thinking about energy use all wrong. Subscribe to support Huge If True, an optimistic tech show. As long as most of our energy still comes from fossil fuels, we’re in kind of a trap. Using less energy … Continue reading

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NEW Zinc catalyst dismantling plastics at room temperature.

Plastic Upcycling may not be a familiar phrase for many people, but it could just be the solution to our global plastic waste problem. Existing recycling methods tend to degrade plastics until they’re only good for landfill. Now a new zinc catalyst has … Continue reading

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UN Begins World’s First Negotiations on Global Plastic Waste Treaty | My Modern Met

By Madeleine Muzdakis on March 16, 2022 Photo: YGRIGORII/Depositphotos There is a general consensus that the nations of the world must come together if there is any remaining chance to avoid climate disaster. While this may seem impossible and unrealistic, … Continue reading

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Man Plants 30 Million Saplings, Creates Forest on Once-Barren Land | My Modern Met

By Jessica Stewart on February 9, 2022 What was once barren land is now a lush forest thanks to this man who planted 30 million saplings. Hikmet Kaya has proved that good intentions and hard work can yield big rewards. … Continue reading

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