Central Europe's last primordial forest in Germany is about to be obliterated to dig up dirty and inefficient lignite coal, despite Berlin's trumpeted green credentials. Insiders talks to all sides of the story, but RWE refuses to comment.
A British woman has decided to travel the length of the Hudson River in the US on a paddle board to raise awareness of plastic pollution. Lizzie Carr will paddle for more than a week consecutively to cover the 275 km (170 miles) long journey.
The day marks when humanity's annual demand on nature exceeds what our planet can renew in that year. This year, it falls on Aug. 1 - one day earlier than in 2017, which fell on Aug. 2, and the earliest since our planet went into "overshoot" in 1970, which fell on Dec. 29.
Five tonnes of plastic waste from the sea is transformed into a leaping 12 metre tall whale in Belgium's Bruges canal
Five tons of plastic waste has been pulled from seawater and transformed into the Bruges Whale, a gigantic sculpture that highlights the staggering amount of waste floating in our oceans.
Boyan Slat went diving in Greece aged 16 and saw more plastic bags than fish. Instead of wringing his hands he went on to set up a not-for-profit that aims to rid the oceans of 90% of their plastic by 2040. And he is well on his way to achieving this.