Global Environmental Society

"Japan Factory Ship Nisshin Maru Whaling Mother and Calf” by Customs and Border Protection Service, Commonwealth of Australia. 0

A whale hunt without harpoons

Japanese whalers have become notorious for capturing and killing whales in the waters of the Antarctic, then selling their meat at a high price. Such expeditions were done under the pretext of scientific research,...

Over five trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans, damaging marine life and entering the food chain when ingested by fish. (Photo credit: Agustin Rafael Reyes, flickr) 0

Swimming in a sea of plastic

Over five trillion tonnes of plastic particles weighing nearly 260,000 tonnes are afloat in the world’s oceans, according to a new study. Large plastic pieces are often found on coastlines, while microplastics are mostly...

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Share Ride – Double Profit

Mobility can get substantially more efficient. Traffic jams can be avoided and the negative impact on the climate can be reduced by increasing vehicle occupancy levels. PTV SWISS AG has created a software platform...

The Aral Sea continues to shrink at an alarming rate and is now a fraction of its former size. (Photo: Mentat Kibernes, flickr) 0

Can the Aral Sea be saved?

The Aral Sea is shrinking at an alarming rate as water from its tributaries continues to be diverted for cotton production. In a last-ditch effort to prevent a looming disaster, Uzbekistan has set its...