News

Are you passionate about environmental issues or do you work for an environmental organisation? Our directory of news sources on the environment provides a thorough overview of the best websites to follow if you want to stay up to date with all the latest news and analysis on the environment.

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Renewable Energy

In 2016, renewable energy achieved record levels of new installations, for the first time surpassing sources that use fossil fuels. Better World Links' Renewable Energy page has over 700 resources on all types of renewable energies. Check it out now!

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Organisations

Interested in getting to know what organizations work in your country to help protect the environment? BTW has over 900 links directing you to organizations working on environmental issues worldwide. 

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Global Climate Change

This worldwide phenomena is mainly caused by human activity observed since the pre-industrial times, the largest contributors being the greenhouse gas emissions. Want to know more about the consequences, solutions and actions that are taken place? Click here to access over 3000 resources!

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Oceans

More than 70% of the Earth's surface is cover by oceans. Urgent need for remedy is required, decreased oxygen levels, in combination with pollutants and overfishing, is compromising the oceans. For more information on this critical issue, view this section which offers you over 2000 resources.

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Forests

It is estimated that more than 80% of the Earth’s forest has been destroyed at a rate of 20,000 hectares per day according to the World Resources Institute. Find out how deforestation contributes to climate change.

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Food & Agriculture

With the increasing world population, there is a rapid rise in the demand for agriculture and food resources. In order to meet the world’s foods needs, achieving the transformation to sustainable agriculture is becoming a major challenge.

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Waste and Toxic Substances

Everything you need to know about waste management and the effects toxic substances can be found here by consulting the 500 resources provided to you by Better World Links.

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Pollution

Are you curious to know why air pollution causes 1 in 8 deaths and involved in the death of 4.3 million people per year worldwide? Find out what communities are doing to tackle the air pollution problem by reviewing our resources on Transport and Air Pollution.

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Policies and Politics

Get a better understanding of how policies and politics impact the environment and health of our communities by reviewing the links provided to you here. 

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Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy accounts for 10% of the global electricity production. Although it is classified as a low greenhouse gas energy supply technology, numerous accidents in the power plants have injured and risked the health of populations. Find out more about the debate and use of this energy here.

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Hot Topics

Fridays for Future

After sitting in front of the Swedish parliament for 3 weeks protesting her country's inaction towards the climate crisis, Greta Thunberg decided to strike every Friday. The #FridaysForFuture movement spread, mobilizing children and adults worldwide to protest locally every Friday noon.

Extinction Rebellion (XR)

A UK non-violent social movement, Extinction Rebellion has the objective of influencing national and international environment politics by civil disobedience to stop climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, ecological collapse and human extinction.

1.5 °C Goal

For years we had the goal to keep the global temperature rise below 2°C, but on October 8th the IPCC argue that we should instead aim for below 1.5°C. Half a degree difference on global warming will have a huge impact in lowering the harmful consequences for ecosystems and peoples’ lives. To achieve this limit, we must make major structural changes of our societies.

Keep it in the ground!

To help reduce the carbon emissions, fossil fuel divestment includes campaigns and efforts in a global scale to pressure institutes and governments to stop funding the extraction of fossil fuels, which is one of the main causes of the world rising temperatures, and invests in the production of clean energy alternatives.

Trans Mountain Pipeline

The Trans Mountain Pipeline in Canada is a controversial project because of its potential environmental impact, having faced legal challenges, as well as protests from environmentalists and First Nations groups. Find out more about it here.

Climate Change Deniers

Climate change denial or skepticism involves denying and dismissing the scientific opinion on climate change. The deniers dismiss the fact that climate change is caused by humans and deny its impacts on human society and nature.

Must Read

Earth defenders

Why we need to stand up for them?

Must Watch

Documentary:

Chasing coral (2017)

Suggested Blog

State of the Planet

News from the Earth Institute.

Featured Hero of the Month

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai (1994-2011) born in Nyeri Kenya, was the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the first woman in East and Central Africa to obtain a PH.D. Author of 4 books, she is also the founder of the Green Belt Movement, an organization that was presented in the documentary Talking Root:the Vision of Wangari Maathai (2008). Find out more about Mrs. Maathai here.

Featured Organisation of the Month

Global movement

350.org coordinates online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions in over 188 countries. They believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. 

Featured Resource of the Month

A clean alternative

RenewableEnergyWorld.com was started in 1999 by a group of renewable energy professionals who wanted to create a long term sustainable business, and they created perhaps the single most recognized and trusted source for Renewable Energy News and Information on the Internet.