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What Are the Best Ways to Stop Biodiversity Loss and Fight Climate Change?

Humans are dismantling and disrupting natural ecosystems around the globe and changing Earth’s climate. Over the past 50 years, actions like farming, logging, hunting,...

Are Storms Like Hurricane Laura Becoming More Intense Due to Climate Change?

Hurricane Laura blew up quickly as it headed for the Louisiana coast, intensifying from a tropical storm to a major hurricane in less than...

Does Nature Have Rights? A Battle in Ecuador Is Testing the Concept.

Ecuador’s Los Cedros Reserve, one of Earth’s most biodiverse habitats, could be wiped out by mining. A court case could save it — and...

The Time Is Now: Accepting the Climate Tipping Point

  If we focus on the best possible outcomes, journalist Judith D. Schwartz argues, together we can restore ecosystems. Climate change is the undercurrent that drives...

Toxic Algae Blooms from Chemical Fertilizers and Manure Cost $100M Every Year

Preventing and treating algae blooms in U.S. has cost at least $1.1 billion since 2010. Communities across the United States have spent more than $1...

We All Have a Climate Window. What Do You See?

The climate window is something you possess by dint of being alive right now. If you have no resources and no capacity to act, your...

How Post-COVID Government Funding Can Create a Green Recovery

COVID-19 lockdowns have demonstrated how economy-wide transformations can halt climate change. The blip in emissions will not have a longterm impact unless we invest in...

Annual Flood Damage to Property Exceeds $730 Billion. Mangroves Offer Solutions.

Hurricanes and tropical storms are estimated to cost the U.S. economy more than US$50 billion yearly in damage from winds and flooding. And as...

10 Ways that Trump’s EPA Has Made Life More Toxic

From the beginning, the Trump administration has aggressively slashed environmental regulations. A New York Times analysis identified 100 environmental protections that have been reversed or are...

In the Age of Climate Change, Coastal Mangroves Are Saviors

Mangroves could help save us from climate change, but climate change is killing mangroves. Coastal mangrove forests help protect communities and habitats from storm surges,...

The World’s Population and Power Structures Are Changing; Here’s What to Expect

This century will see massive shifts in the global population, economies, and power structures. A lot of the predictions we hear about the future involve...

How Environmental Orgs Can Bridge Our Racial and Cultural Divides

Environmental organizations have the potential to cultivate genuine inclusivity. As a child growing up in Los Angeles, Erynn Castellanos would spend hours exploring her grandmother’s...
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