Plans of mapping the entire ocean floor by 2030 are going ahead despite the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, officials leading the project said, with almost a fifth covered so far.
She lives in the 180,000 hectares of virgin jungle belonging to her indigenous Waorani tribe, which she has been fighting to protect from exploitation by oil prospectors.
The smoke left by the wildfires leaves people with long-term health damages including asthma attacks, cardiac arrests and other issues.
There is a new wellness practice on the rise called ‘forest bathing,’ which is a practise of spending time in nature to help with mental health.
Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide and its preservation is vital to curbing climate change.
By 2050, weight of plastic waste could ‘far exceed’ that of fish in all oceans, report says.
"The smog is a huge concern for us because there are so many cars now and the population has increased so much," said Afia Khan, who joined the initiative in August.
Thailand is estimated to be the fifth-biggest contributor of plastic to the world's oceans, according to a report by the U.S.-based group Ocean Conservancy.
This year, 56% of respondents said that they are willing to pay a little more to buy something that protects the environment, 37% said no and 7% did not know or gave no response, according to the survey.