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Connecticut Attorney General warns about widespread plastic microfiber pollution

In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong led 16 states in sounding the alarm over pervasive plastic microfiber pollution, urging EPA and NOAA to use the full extent of their authority to protect public health and the safety of our oceans.

Intrepid launches sustainable rail trips

Intrepid Travel has launched a new range of trips dedicated to rail travel to promote slower, more sustainable travel.

IATA conference raises doubts about sustainable fuel goals

Last week for the IATA Annual General Meeting, airline industry leaders were dubious about whether that target of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) could be met. 

Relais & Châteaux launches #SOSforBiodiversity to save ocean species

Committed to the preservation of marine resources since 2009 alongside Ethic Ocean, the Relais & Châteaux Association has once again joined forces with the NGO by launching a new #SOSforBiodiversity awareness campaign.

New UN Tourism report integrates biodiversity in national tourism policies

While 95% of national tourism policies acknowledge nature as a primary asset for tourism, actual detailed plans for sustainable management practices are often lacking, a new report from UN Tourism reveals.

Water conservation: the next frontier in hospitality sustainability

The changing hospitality landscape has led many businesses to undergo sweeping efficiency projects. Yet, the hospitality sector is missing out on an obvious—and symbiotic—pairing with energy efficiency: water conservation.

Why sand is one of the world’s most vital natural resources?

Apart from admiring a particularly stunning beachfront, chances are you've likely never given much thought to sand. But sand, it turns out, is one of the world's most vital natural resources.

Barcelona grapples with tourism future as rain eases drought

As Barcelona exits its almost four-year-long drought, the aftermath has left many tough questions about the realities of water management and mass tourism.

Rwanda park uses electric motorcycles for wildlife monitoring

Akagera National Park in Rwanda has acquired two electric motorcycles from the company Ampersand to use for wildlife tracking and park operations.

Eurostar commits to 100% renewable energy for trains by 2030

Eurostar has promised to power its trains with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

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