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Dr. Will Steffen Tribute

With great sadness, we share the news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Will Steffen. A leading thinker and steadfast advocate...

Scotland Bans Sport of Fox Hunting

Written by: Kimberly White  The sport of fox hunting has been relegated to the past in Scotland. The Scottish Government has recently passed legislation limiting...

This Biotech Company Wants to Replace Plastics Used in Fast Food Packaging with Seaweed-based...

Written by: Jewel S. Cabrera Seaweed, a common name for thousands of marine plants and algae found in different water bodies, not only provides food...

Green Jobs are Booming, But Too Few Employees Have Sustainability Skills to Fill Them...

Written by: Christopher Boone & Karen C. Seto To meet today’s global sustainability challenges, the corporate world needs more than a few chief sustainability officers...

Birth of a New Blog: “Green Diplomacy”

Written by: Green Diplomacy Staff 2023 ambitiously starts with the launch in January of the new blog "Green Diplomacy": a forum for diplomatic action in...

Satellite Data Reveal Uptick in Cover Cropping on Farms

Written by: Katherine Kornei Agriculture is hard on the planet, at least in the stereotypical caricature of “big ag”: Crops are propelled to maturity with...

U.S. EPA Announces $100 Million in Funding for Environmental Justice Programs

Written by: Kimberly White The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new funding initiative to boost environmental justice programs.  The EPA will award...

Spotlight: City of West Palm Beach Hosts Tree Giveaway to Plant 10,000 Trees by...

Written by: Kimberly White The City of West Palm Beach is hosting its first tree giveaway of 2023. The Florida city is calling on local...

Uruguay is a Sustainability Success Story – Here’s Why

Written by: Stephen Hall Uruguay is the smallest Spanish-speaking country in South America, known for its impressive coastline, high standard of living, low poverty rates...

New Food Technologies Could Release 80% of the World’s Farmland Back to Nature

Written by: Chris D. Thomas, Jack Hatfield, & Katie Noble Here’s the basic problem for conservation at a global level: food production, biodiversity and carbon storage in...

Good-bye, Tiger King: U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes Big Cat Public Safety Act

Written by: Kimberly White  The United States Senate has passed legislation set to restrict private ownership of big cats and ban public contact with these...

2022 Climate-Conscious Gift Guide

Written by: Daisy Simmons 'Tis the season for conundrums — at least for the climate-conscious who find themselves torn between reducing carbon emissions and holiday...

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...

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