Project Earth

Project Earth

In this series, CGTN America explores environmental issues that impact our daily lives and ways humans can lead a sustainable lifestyle.

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Project Earth
  • What happens to plastics in oceans?

    More than 78 metric tons of tiny plastic pellets spilled from a sinking cargo ship off the coast of Sri Lanka last week. This week, the 'nurdles' as they're called - pellets about the size of a grain of rice used to make other plastic items - are covering the beach of Sri Lanka. Waves of plasti...

  • Your climate diet

    Cutting back on what you eat can cut back your carbon footprint.

    How the food we choose and the places we buy it from have a major impact on the environment and climate and how average people can improve their diets to make it more friendly to the planet.

  • PPE kits and pollution

    PPE waste risks adding to the amount of microplastic fibers going into the environment. It is estimated that between 15 to 51 trillion particles of microplastic have been floating across the world's ocean since 2014. Scientists don't know the impact of microplastics but know the waste is being in...

  • Changing your laundry habits

    Laundry can spill plastics into the ocean and rivers. How does it happen? With each load of laundry in a washing machine, millions of microfibers come off our clothes.

    They are tiny strands of plastics, almost invisible to the naked eye. They mainly come from synthetic fabrics like polyester, f...

  • Archipelago: Saving Brazil's marine life

    Brazil is considered to be the most biologically diverse country in the world, and while the COVID-19 outbreak continues to hit the country hard, Rio de Janeiro has something to celebrate.

    A small archipelago on the city’s coast has been declared a “Hope Spot” by the international conservation ...

  • Plastic in rivers

    Conservation groups are holding various events around the world to remind people of how vital it is to take care of our oceans.

    One new initiative has pulled together resources to focus on a key source – rivers.

  • Food waste and climate change

    How much does food waste contribute to climate change, and what can we do about it?

    All around the world, millions of tons of food are thrown away, but there’s a way we can all work to minimize the waste and the impact of climate change. CGTN’s Gabriel Yin Yue has more.

  • Heat: A threat to humans

    Florida is a clear flashpoint of the climate change crisis in North America.

    Sea levels are rising, beaches are disappearing, Atlantic Hurricanes are getting stronger.

    But, until recently, little attention has been paid to a more direct and lethal threat to humans: Heat.

  • Video streaming and environment

    Video streaming has come a long way from the days of poor video and audio signals.

    With services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu taking off and more channels creating their own platforms, video streaming grows more popular by the hour.

  • Moms as ‘Secret Weapon’

    More recent studies find the impacts of climate change are already underway. Now some​ female scientists have ​banded ​together to spread environmental education by engaging with what the Washington Post calls ​a “secret weapon.

    ”They’re large in number​s around the world, highly effective in bo...

  • Environmental cost of consumer goods

    Do you know how much your carbon footprint is when you consume some of your favorite foods?

    A podcast by environmental non-profit Fair World Project, For a Better World, is examining the environmental and social cost of common consumer products and goods.

    Anna Canning, the Campaigns Manager f...

  • Upgrading your electricity supply

    During the historic winter storm in February that hit the U.S. state of Texas, freezing temperatures knocked out power for days, leaving millions of people in the bitter cold and darkness.

    Many were left homeless, and more than 100 people died during the storm. In this special report for CGTN Am...

  • Travel with your electric bikes

    The U.S. state of California is making huge investments to boost electric cars, but electric bike advocates are asking if e-bikes can also be prioritized.

    A recent study has shown that e-bike use can have a significant effect on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    And now a coalition of climat...

  • Fracking and environment

    The state of California has never been shy about taking on environmental challenges.

    In an effort to phase out fossil fuels, Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced California would ban fracking by 2024 — a drilling process that involves injecting toxic chemicals into the ground.

    Labor unions ...