Volvo to go ‘leather-free’ in its EVs to protect animal welfare

The Swedish car manufacturer has made the commitment, as it looks to become a fully circular company by 2040

Could climate change give us a real-life Dumbo?

A new report suggests that animals are growing larger beaks, ears and wings in response to warming temperatures – but is this a sign of survival?

Leather made from fungi ‘eco-friendlier and cheaper’ than animal and plastic alternatives

Fungi-based leather releases less carbon emissions into the atmosphere and is fully biodegradable when used in its pure form

Many bird and animal species ‘not adapting fast enough to climate change’

New research warns slow adaptation is putting ‘a majority of species’ at the risk of extinction

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Average size of animals ‘to plummet as humans drive extinction’

Researchers from the University of Southampton say human-pressures mean the average size of animals on Earth will shrink by a quarter in the next 100 years

UN: Healthy ecosystems can provide 37% of climate solution

Since 1990, deforestation has caused the loss of more than 290m hectares of forests that help absorb harmful carbon emissions from the atmosphere

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2019 is ‘crucial year to protect species from extinction’

The theme for Earth Day this year, taking place on the 22nd of April, will be to ‘Protect the Species’