climate change

  • Ridding the oceans of plastic: Mathilda D'Silva's dream of sustainability

    The founder of Ocean Purpose Project hopes that the coastal district of Pasir Ris will be the model for a sustainable economy and community centred around the production and use of eco-friendly bioplastics produced from the sea.

  • Meet 'the safest person on the planet' during the coronavirus crisis: A man who has been sailing solo for months

    Bert terHart, who hasn’t seen another person since January, shares his tips for self-isolating.

  • How climate change inspired a new dating trend: 'Thunberging'

    Users of dating apps are bonding over climate change and the environmental threat to the planet.

  • Joaquin Phoenix Arrested at Jane Fonda’s Final Washington DC Climate Change Protest

    Fresh off his Best Actor win at the Golden Globes, Joaquin Phoenix was among the stars arrested Friday as part of Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Friday climate change protests in Washington D.C.Phoenix was one of several actors arrested at the rally, at which Fonda, Martin Sheen, June Diane Raphael and Susan Sarandon were also in attendance. Both Phoenix and actor Martin Sheen were among those arrested at the rally Friday, a representative for Fire Drill Friday told TheWrap.Outside the steps of the U.S. Capitol building, Fonda said that this will be the last of the Fire Drill Friday protests in Washington D.C., though the rallies will continue elsewhere.Also Read: Joaquin Phoenix Named PETA's 2019 Person of the YearSince October, Fonda has led the protests every Friday in order to call attention to the impact of climate change. The protests aim to spur action to avert what the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls irreversible climate disaster if atmospheric CO2 warms the planet by another 1.5 to 2 degrees Centigrade in the next 11 years.Phoenix marched with the crowd and briefly went on stage to speak at the rally. He reiterated some of the comments he made during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, in particular, about going vegan and changing eating habits as a way to influence climate change.“I struggle so much with what I can do at times,” Phoenix said. “There are things that I can’t avoid — I flew a plane out here today, or last night rather. But one thing that I can do is change my eating habits.”Joaquin Phoenix: "I struggle so much with what I can do [to combat climate change] at times. There are things that I can't avoid — I flew a plane out here today, or last night rather. But one thing that I can do is change my eating habits." pic.twitter.com/RaZILYq0La— The Hill (@thehill) January 10, 2020Also Read: Golden Globes 2020: Tom Hanks Teases Villain Role and 6 Other Moments You Didn't See on TVSome of the other celebrities who have been arrested at the weekly rallies include Sam Waterston, Ted Danson, Rosanna Arquette and Catherine Keener.Fonda will return to Los Angeles next week to begin filming on the final season of “Grace and Frankie.” She’s been arrested five times in association with the rallies and has even spent the night in a D.C. jail on one occasion.Read original story Joaquin Phoenix Arrested at Jane Fonda’s Final Washington DC Climate Change Protest At TheWrap

  • Russell Crowe gives stern warning about climate change in Golden Globes speech delivered by Jennifer Aniston

    “Make no mistake, the tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate change-based,” Russell Crowe wrote in a speech read by Jennifer Aniston at the Golden Globes.

  • Woman saves £1,600 in a year only buying the essentials after New Year’s resolution

    Becky Dell, from London, only bought key items - like food, drink and basic toiletries - in 2019.

  • One in 10 couples who don’t want children cite climate change

    This is according to a poll of under-35s who have never had children and do not want them in future, conducted by YouGov.

  • Pregnant women spend £700 on maternity clothes

    Is maternity wear 'fast fashion'?

  • How to be a sustainable parent

    Parenting doesn't have to mean drowning in plastic.

  • Why Jane Fonda's iconic red coat is the last item of clothing she will buy

    The 81-year-old actress is making a statement against fast fashion.

  • Roland Emmerich says Hollywood blockbusters should focus more on climate crisis

    Roland Emmerich, the director of 'The Day After Tomorrow', thinks Hollywood is afraid to tell stories about the climate crisis facing the world today.

  • Prince Harry says 'we must overcome greed, apathy and selfishness' to tackle climate change

    The Duke of Sussex, 35, has said while caring about climate change might sound “hippy”, it’s “fundamental to our survival” to intervene.

  • Viral open letter calls out student climate change protesters for being 'selfish'

    “You spend all day and night on electronic devices. More than ever, you don't walk or ride bikes to school but arrive in caravans of private cars that choke local roads and worsen rush hour traffic.”

  • INTERVIEW: Founder, Sue Ye on Marine Stewards Singapore's efforts within the fishing community

    SINGAPORE — It is a bright and humid morning on a Monday in August as I made my way to meet Sue Ye, founder of Marine Stewards Singapore, a marine conservation organisation who is championing marine conservation.

  • Nick Frost and Kim Cattrall think 'Horrible Histories' could tackle climate change (exclusive)

    The cast of 'Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans' discuss future instalments.

  • IKEA launches curtains that purify the air in your home

    The curtains are designed to help people live "healthier and more sustainable lives".

  • Cara Delevingne Takes the White House in Sneakers

    Cara Delevingne Instagram-documented her visit to the White House on Wednesday, and in turn, revealed her aspiration to live there in the future. She may be a Brit, but hey, if Ted Cruz can do it! According to Vogue, the 23-year-old was in The District to participate in a Funny Or Die roundtable discussion regarding climate change—and to apparently challenge Republican frontrunner Donald Trump to a ninja pose-off.

  • Google opens online window on toll of climate change

    As world leaders gathered in Paris on Monday in the hope to stopping catastrophic climate change, Google Maps provided online views of remote locations where wildlife is struggling for survival. A "Street View" feature at the free online map service has grown from simply showing scenes outside of business or residential addresses to allowing arm chair adventurers to virtually explore mountains, rain forests, ocean depths and more. Some settings find creatures in dire straits, such as polar bear in the Canadian Arctic appearing to desperately wait for bay ice that doesn't form because temperatures are too warm.