City farming is big in some parts of the world, but a London-based environmental entrepreneur says the UK has been slow on the uptake. He is doing his bit to plant the concept in the national consciousness.
As the east African island of Zanzibar experiences a growth in both population and number of tourists, its fish stocks are in serious decline. Fishing communities are being encouraged to diversify by cultivating sponges.
Declaring sections of the ocean off-limits through marine protected areas isn't effective without a means to enforce fishing bans. Blue Ventures believes a market-based approach to conservation could be the answer.
International travel and trade provide ample opportunity for plants to find their way into non-native soils. But some are quick to take root and influence both the economy and the environment.
Photographer James Whitlow Delano runs Everyday Climate Change, a successful Instagram feed. It's the best way to reach people, he says. Today, the feed features the work of photographers from all over the world.
A US zoo housing the country's last Sumatran rhino is planning to pack it off to Southeast Asia in a bid to help pull the rare species back from the brink of extinction.
While the rise of soya monocultures is changing the face of rural Paraguay, small-scale farmers are fighting back with traditional and environmentally friendly agriculture.
Beta-carotene enriched Golden Rice is a much touted humanitarian solution to widespread Vitamin A deficiency in poor countries. But many argue the golden grains are only meant to improve the image of big biotechs.
A stunning NASA simulation illustrates how trash accumulates in the world’s five ocean garbage patches and shows how even the tiniest particles move along ocean streams.
Charlotte Slingsby, a graduate design engineer, has invented Moya, a lightweight, flexible curtain that turns a soft breeze into wind energy, even in inaccessible locations.
"My son loved the view too and I just waited for that moment and click and how this photo was created."
"The swan in the picture is the male of the swan family. He is always hungry and he is the guardian of the lake."
"This picture was one of my favorite of the few registered, it can send me a lot of what I felt that day."
We received tens of thousands of entries for our Global Ideas/EyeEm photo mission 'Nature on your Doorstep.' Choosing a winner was tough, so here are some of the photos that made our shortlist.
The winner of our EyeEm photo mission 'Nature on your Doorstep' told us what inspires him to take photos and why the environment is so important to him.
We spoke to the winner of our EyeEm photo mission 'Nature on your Doorstep' about what inspires him to take photos and why the natural environment is so important to him.
We might not be able to see, hear or touch it, but air is everywhere around us. It is the only environment to cover our entire planet. Join us as we explore the endless expanse of air and the wildlife that lives in it.
Fruits and vegetables are sorted before they are sold. What does not reach a certain standard, will be discarded. Uli Westphal takes photos of the rejected goods, so that we can remember how they actually look.
Fruits and vegetables are sorted before they are sold. What does not come up to a certain standard is discarded. Photographer Uli Westphal takes photos of the rejected goods, so that we can remember how they really look.
Britain's royals have been counting how many swans they own since the 12th century. Back then, it was to eat them, now it's to protect them.
As the national symbol of Angola, the giant sable antelope appears on everything from stamps to passports. But one place it is not found in abundance is in its natural forest habitat.
As elephants get poached at unprecedented rates, their numbers are shrinking fast. Five countries have decided to work together to improve their chances of survival.
As elephants get hunted at unprecedented rates, their numbers are shrinking fast. Five countries have decided to work together to improve their chances of survival.
Humans have almost completely commandeered the planet's resources and are now the top predator on land and sea. But we definitely shouldn't be patting ourselves on the back for the achievement.