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EU Agrees Groundbreaking New Law to Halt Deforestation in World First

Written by: Kimberly White  Products linked to deforestation will soon be prohibited in marketplaces across the European Union. EU decision-makers have concluded negotiations for a...

Wolves and Brown Bear Numbers Are Up in Europe, a New Report Shows

Written by: Stephen Hall Predators such as wolves and brown bears were once a common sight in Europe and could be found roaming in every...

Carbon-Busting Hemp Could Help Transform Scottish Agriculture to Zero Emissions

Written by: Wisdom Dogbe and Cesar Revoredo-Giha Hemp is one of the oldest traded plants in the world, and cultivation in Scotland started as far back...

Chicago Entrepreneur Uses Clean Energy to Create Opportunities in Disinvested Communities

Written by: Audrey Henderson On a chilly October morning, Arthur Burton stood in the parking lot of the Chicago Urban League. Since its establishment in...

Farm Floods Will Hit Food Supplies and Drive Up Prices. Farmers Need Help to...

Written by: Elisabeth Vogel Some of Victoria’s most important agricultural regions are among the areas worst hit by severe floods inundating the state this week. This...

Maine Farms Could be Ideal Match for Solar Agrivoltaics, but More Funding Needed First

Written by: Annie Ropeik From spring to fall, Michael Dennett spends his days transporting sheep from his family’s homestead in Jefferson, Maine, to graze at...

California Becomes First U.S. State to Prohibit Plastic Produce Bags

Written by: Kimberly White California is cracking down on plastic pollution. Plastic produce bags are soon to be a thing of the past in the...

What are Green Jobs and How Can I Get One? 5 Questions Answered About...

Written by: Shaun M. Dougherty When President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act in August 2022, he called it the “largest investment ever” to fight climate...

Minneapolis is the Latest U.S. City to Demand Emissions-Free Shipping

Written by: Joseph Winters Minneapolis, Minnesota, became the third U.S. city to endorse a carbon neutrality goal for shipping in September, joining the California cities...

Flooding in Pakistan Shows that Climate Adaptation Requires International Support and Regional Co-operation

Written by: Zafar Adeel The monsoon flooding in Pakistan has been referred to as a “monsoon on steroids” and described as a “monster monsoon.” These...

Farmers in Vietnam Want to Foster Coexistence with Elephants, Support Local Livelihoods

Written by: Sean Mowbray Solving human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue and a pressing concern for a wide variety of endangered species, none more so...

Newly-Elected Kenyan President Promises Ambitious Climate Action, Calls for More African States to Follow

Written by: Kimberly White  The Republic of Kenya will continue to chart its path toward 100 percent clean energy. Newly-elected President William Ruto has reaffirmed...

From Hurricane Fiona to Ian: How Disaster-Hit Areas Can Get the Power Back on...

Written by: Amy White and Shannon Engstrom Extreme weather events such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and heat waves, are increasing in intensity, frequency and duration...

Connecticut Becomes One of the First States to Require Schools to Teach Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White Connecticut schools will soon be required to teach students about climate change thanks to a new state law.  The new law requires...

We Don’t Have Time: Climate Solutions for the Here and Now

The reality of climate change is becoming more apparent every day as temperatures rise and extreme weather events plague communities across the globe. The...

On Washington’s Colville Reservation, Solar-Powered Microfarm Looks to Prove Model to Boost Food, Energy...

Written by: John Stang Two geodesic domes are being built in Nespelem, 16 miles north of the Grand Coulee Dam and the headquarters of the...

Rights of Nature: Human Rights or Common Heritage of Humankind?

Written by: Paulo Magalhães Understanding the origin, history, and the reasons behind the approaches of natural assets personification is essential to understand the essence and...

Ag’s Challenging Future in a Changing Climate

Written by: Jeff Masters with contribution from Bob Henson Increased drought and extreme heat adversely affecting agriculture likely pose the highest threat to civilization over...

Rewilding: Reintroduction of Big Cats Brings Back Four Species of Critically Endangered Vulture in...

Written by: Ryan Truscott Four species of critically endangered vulture have returned to a park in southern Malawi from which they disappeared more than 20...

Floating Solar Farms: What are They and Can They Help Us Reach Net Zero?

Written by: Victoria Masterson Floating solar farms are being built in growing numbers around the world. They’re particularly popular in Asia, according to US space agency...

Which Diet Will Help Save Our Planet: Climatarian, Flexitarian, Vegetarian or Vegan?

Written by: Mark Maslin The food we consume has a massive impact on our planet. Agriculture takes up half the habitable land on Earth, destroys forests and...

Judge Revives Coal Leasing Moratorium on All U.S. Public Lands

Written by: Kimberly White  A federal judge in Montana has revived a moratorium halting coal leasing on all public lands. The moratorium has been reinstated...

France Bans Fossil Fuel Advertisements

Written by: Kimberly White  France has become the first European country to prohibit fossil fuel advertising, with some caveats.  The French government has rolled out legislation...

How a Project to Rewild the American West Could Help Tackle Climate Change

Written by: Victoria Masterson Rewilding could help the western US fight climate change and protect more than 90 threatened species, including the grey wolf and...

California Bans Sale of All New Gasoline-Powered Vehicles by 2035, Washington and Massachusetts Set...

Written by: Kimberly White  The most populous state in the U.S. is cracking down on the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles. California has passed a...

Canada Can Hit 100% Zero-Emission Electricity by 2035 Without Nuclear, CCS, Report Finds

Written by: Christopher Bonasia Canada can achieve 100 percent zero-emission electricity by 2035 with an electricity system that prioritizes renewable energy, storage, energy efficiency, and...

Teaching Climate Hope as Students Envision a No-Carbon 2050 Future

Written by: Jill Hopke and Barbara Willard It has been easy to despair about climate change given a summer of relentless heat waves, wildfires, and...

Victory: Indigenous Community Wins Decades-Long Battle to Safeguard Land

Written by: Maxwell Radwin An Indigenous community in Ecuador has finally obtained national protections for part of its territory after decades of fighting off deforestation...

Ambulances for Plants: Meet India’s Ecological Emergency Service

Written by: Simon Read An ambulance speeds through the streets, but it doesn’t have blue lights or any kind of siren. And instead of medical...

Eating Less Food from Animal Sources is Key to Reducing the Risk of Wildlife-Origin...

Written by: Giulia Wegner and Kris Murray The world is at greater risk of infectious diseases that originate in wildlife because people are encroaching on...

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