This Photographer Captured What It’s Like For Activists To Literally Live In Treetops To Block Logging Companies
“I started photographing fairly fast, but I would always ask every time I brought out the camera. People were very guarded,” Cristian Granda told BuzzFeed News.
Prince Harry Talked About How "Everything Really Does Change" When You Become A Father, But Not For The Reason That You Think
"We can leave the world in a better place than when we found it.”
"It's not the landscape of nature but of the landscape of human systems imposed in nature to harvest the things that we need."
Finally, I can enjoy my six daily coffees without harming Mother Nature.
Hurricane Laura, protests against systemic racism, the Republican National Convention, and at-home school — these are the images that moved us this week.
Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.
"I went to college and met people of other races/creeds/sexualities, and I learned empathy."
From Dorothy Wordsworth's early 19th-century journals to Carolyn Finney's interrogation of "wilderness is whiteness" — these women changed the nature writing game.
People Who Voted For Trump In 2016 Are Revealing Their "Breaking Point" Moment When They Stopped Supporting Him
"You literally can’t trust anything he says. It could be blatant lies and he wouldn’t care at all."
Short-term spending, long-term benefits.
Put your green thumb to work for a greener planet.
Wanna save the world? Good. Grab your sun hat.
It's actually really simple.
You're about to get some green thumbs.
This is the ultimate throwback.
Fifty years ago, before the environment was seen as a political cause, it united everyone.
If you blink, you'll miss them.
If books can cure my fears about the future — I'm all for it.
Look after your wallet and the planet!
I returned home for Christmas to find my country — and its consciousness — ablaze. What disasters will prompt similar reckonings elsewhere?
Governments are increasingly casting environmental activism as a new kind of extremism, punishing and marginalizing protesters.
Here's how you can help preserve the future of our beautiful planet.
You'll use most of these products everyday!
Aquaman protecting our oceans IRL.
Our schools profit from oil drilling and extorting communities on the front lines of the climate crisis. A football game can wait.
This goes way beyond images of polar bears.
Being kinder to the planet can be surprisingly simple.
Here's hoping for a collab.
Just in case the environmental impact of plastic hasn't already convinced you to give it up.
My encounter with the man who wants to be president taught me that he is not up to the task.
Young activists are leading global struggles over climate change and civil rights. There's no reason why they shouldn't have a say in who runs their government.
Stop throwing away your food!
With the effects of climate change increasing and becoming more grave, it's pertinent that we do our bit to help our planet recover and rehabilitate.
This is getting out of control.
This is actually easier than you think.
What little steps can you take?
More than 80,000 fires have broken out in the Amazon rainforest in 2019, leaving a trail of ash and devastation in what is often called the "lungs of the planet."
Trash: coming to a waterway near you!
From the wildfires in the Amazon raising awareness of an ongoing climate emergency to the simmering tensions in Afghanistan and Hong Kong, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.
"It’s our responsibility to help to save our planet."
The Amazon is STILL burning.
A World Health Organization-cited research team last year reported that 90% of bottled water sampled contained microscopic plastic fibers.
A critical question has not been answered: how will the mine eventually be closed?
Or, you know, do nothing and embrace our impending doom. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
A big mistake means Glencore's McArthur River Mine will need 1,000 years of monitoring once digging stops. The government is about to decide if it can keep mining.
Heavy industry made my hometown look like a postapocalyptic wasteland, where rivers run red and the snow is black. It also made some men very rich.
I was a 10-year-old in Kiev when the Chernobyl explosion destroyed my faith in my country and my family. Now I wonder if history is bound to repeat itself.
"I think it's astounding how far we've gone backwards since he's been president in terms of environmental law."
Researchers said the results are preliminary, but indicate it’s important to track the chemicals in food.
We only have about 12 years before the changes become irreversible, but who's counting?
What little things can we do to save the planet?
Asked about the trash with its logo on it, Amazon told BuzzFeed News that community partners who have received donated, unsold food may have discarded a heap of its individually packaged meals and grocery items.
Because we stan Mother Earth.
We don't need to be on board with the extreme actions of characters in First Reformed and The Overstory to feel some empathy for the desperation that drives them.
"The destruction of the natural world is far more complex than we think."
Let their soothing voices teach you all the ways the world is burning. JK, but only kinda!
For anyone who loves nature, recycling, and Mother Earth.
They say they want to let politicians know how it feels to have unwelcome machinery on your land.
Trump Keeps Saying Wind Turbines Cause Cancer (They Don’t) And Can Stop You From Watching TV (They Won’t)
The fake “wind turbine syndrome” has long been pushed by online conspiracy theorists who blame the technology for all kinds of illnesses. In at least one case, the spread of the myth was connected to an oil company in Australia.
Food Industry Leaders Say They're So Busy Preparing For A No-Deal Brexit There's No Time To Think About Anything Else
In an extraordinary letter to Michael Gove that was leaked to BuzzFeed News, the UK food industry begged the environment secretary to pause a host of major consultations until after Brexit.
The transition to electric cars and clean energy is happening faster than anyone expected. All politicians can do is choose to accelerate it.
Rescue teams are desperately searching for survivors of the incident, which took place in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
Make drawer organizers out of cereal boxes!
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation Was The Environment Department's Top Pick For $443 Million After Just Three Days
The Environment Department claims other private partner options were considered, but an audit report found no documented evidence of that.
Single-use plastics were brought to their knees in 2018.
There's an eco-friendly alternative for almost everything.
Plastic, plastic everywhere.
TLDR; it's not looking good, guys.
A Massive Study Of Turtles On The Great Barrier Reef Has Found "Alarming" Evidence Of Chemical Contamination
The research was launched after a mass stranding of turtles in 2012.
Maybe you need to take this quiz.
"It Is Going To Get A Lot Worse": 8,000 Australians From A Single Town Are Evacuating Because Of A Fire
"If it was me, I'd go right now, straight away," said state disaster coordinator Bob Gee.
"You have the power and wealth to travel sustainably, and instead you do the opposite. For what? An Instagram flex?"
The news comes amid concerns from environmentalists that the country’s new president-elect will open up more of the Amazon to logging.
As we head for the edge of a climate change cliff, neoliberal market capitalism is chewing up the biosphere and the lives of everyone in it. But it’s not too late to act.
While urban Indians like me run our own home into the ground, the 50% foreign community of Auroville has turned barren land into a lush forest. For more on this story, watch Follow This on Netflix.
This is a really important movement for a growing population of people who are emotionally affected by climate change.
You just have to be extra patient.
The Trump Administration Just Quietly Adopted An “Open Science” Policy That Limits Conservation Science
The order calls for “the best available science.” Critics say it does the opposite.
“From wilderness to pastoral landscape to industrial site and now to wasteland.”
It's supes simple.
But the prime minister says he still has the full support of the cabinet and his partyroom.
And in news that will shock no-one, Tony Abbott isn't happy about it.
A Pesticide Linked To Health Problems In Kids Was Just Banned, Dealing The Trump Administration A Major Defeat
"It attacks anything with a nervous system," said an attorney who worked on the case.
FYI, you definitely shouldn't be leaving out a teaspoon of sugar and water for them.
We don't need an outright straw ban, but the current path is unsustainable. Here's a middle ground.
The campaign of misinformation that laid the groundwork to ban plastic straws must be called out and resisted.
Resistance is futile: It won't be long until a plastic straw is as easy to find as a bowl of shark fin soup.
Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Trump called on California to stop "diverting" water to the ocean. But experts say that has nothing to do with fighting fires.