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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...

United Nations General Assembly Declares Access to a Clean and Healthy Environment a Universal...

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Nations General Assembly has recognized the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a universal human right...

How to Stop Degraded Soil Damaging Food Security and the Climate

Written by: Simon Read Scientists are becoming increasingly alarmed about humanity wrecking something very fundamental to all of us: the soil under our feet. Why?...

Great White Sharks Occasionally Hunt in Pairs – New Research Sheds Light on Social...

Written by: Yannis Papastamatiou Sitting anchored to the rocky reef 70 feet (21 meters) below the surface of the ocean, hundreds of scalloped hammerhead sharks...

‘Enough is Enough’ – Vatican Calls for Immediate End to Fossil Fuels, Bold Action...

Written by: Kimberly White  The Vatican is calling for an immediate phase-out of fossil fuels. A top Vatican official has signaled support for an agreement...

The Volcanic Eruption in Alaska That Rocked Ancient Egypt

Written by: Jennifer Marlon and Joseph Manning Cleopatra wouldn’t have seen the clouds of ash darken the sky from her throne in Alexandria, but the...

Global Faith Institutions Announce Multimillion-Dollar Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

Written by: Kimberly White  Faith institutions from around the globe are taking a stance against fossil fuels. Thirty-five faith institutions from seven countries have announced a...

Here are the Most Effective Things You Can Do to Fight Climate Change

Written by: Max Callaghan Limiting global warming to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels requires reaching net zero emissions by the middle of this century. This means that, in...

Pakistan Moves to Reintroduce Critically Endangered Crocodilians Back to its Rivers

Written by: Abhaya Raj Joshi Pakistan is aiming for the return of an apex predator not seen in the country in nearly four decades: the...

Nature-based Solutions Spending Needs to Rise Four-fold. Here’s How the G20 Can Lead by...

Written by: Teresa Hartmann Nature-based solutions (NbS) refers to the protection and management of natural and modified ecosystems such as forests, agricultural land, peatlands, mangroves...

Ex-Fossil Workers Convert Old Oilfields to Solar Farms After ‘Rapid Upskilling’ in Alberta

Written by: Mitchell Beer A group of 15 trainees will be heading out into the field to begin converting two Alberta oilfield sites into...

Fruit Bats: The Winged ‘Conservationists’ Reforesting Parts of Africa

Written by: Dina Dechmann and Mariëlle van Toor Straw-coloured fruit bats exist throughout most of the African continent. This large fruit bat is one of, if...

Canada Announces Ban on Single-Use Plastics Will Begin This Year

Written by: Kimberly White  Canada is taking a step forward in the battle against plastic pollution. The Canadian government will ban the manufacturing, import, and...

These 3 Smartphone Apps are Helping to Reduce Food Waste Around the Globe. Here’s...

Written by: Victoria Masterson Food waste is a mounting problem globally. About a third of the world’s food is wasted or lost, according to the WWF, with...

Colombian President-Elect Pledges to Shift Away from Fossil Fuels, Protect Amazon Rainforest

Written by Kimberly White  The future of one of the world’s most biodiverse countries may become a little greener following a surprising electoral victory. Gustavo...

California Court Rules Insects Qualify for Endangered Species Protections

Written by: Liz Kimbrough A California court has ruled that state legislation on endangered species can apply to invertebrates. The decision this week by the Third District...

Pacific Island Nation Protects 100% of Its Ocean Territory in Groundbreaking Move

Written by: Kimberly White  The Pacific island of Niue may be small, covering only 261 square kilometers, but it is making waves in the world...

Four Smart Ideas for Keeping Wind Turbine Blades Out of Landfills

Written by: Maria Gallucci Wind energy projects are set to soar this century as countries shift away from fossil fuels, bringing tens of thousands...

What to Expect During the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Written by: Samantha Harrington https://youtu.be/roG6zXTUPgs It’s officially hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s expected to be an active one. In a webinar on Friday,...

A Decade After ‘EVTown,’ Rivian is Making an Illinois City’s Electric Vehicle Vision a...

Written by: Audrey Henderson Normal, Illinois, aspired to be part of the electric vehicle revolution long before Rivian came to town.  In 2011, Normal dubbed itself “EVTown” in...

5 Technologies That Will Help Make the Food System Carbon Neutral

Written by: Rene Van Acker, Evan Fraser, and Lenore Newman Globally, about one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture and food systems. The carbon footprint...

How Innovative Financing Can Help Protect the Black Rhino Population

Written by: Oliver Withers When asked about illegal activity around the world, areas that most people would consider would include drugs, human trafficking and...

From Desert to Forest: Indigenous Communities Restore 20,000 Hectares of Forest in Mexico

Written by: Juan Mayorga In Tepejillo, on one of the many hills in the southern Mexican municipality of San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca, extreme erosion has...

Healing Coral: Harnessing the Power of NFTs to Fund Coral Restoration

Written by: Stella Muzin Healing Coral doesn't want to save the planet, they want to heal with it. This initiative, officially launched in April of...

Vanuatu’s Climate Justice Campaign Wins Support from Island States, More Than 1,500 Civil Society...

Written by: Kimberly White  Vanuatu's call for the International Court of Justice to render an advisory opinion on the issue of climate change and human...

Protecting the Central Arctic Ocean: Why the Arctic Needs to Be Considered a Global...

Interview with Inge Relph, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Global Choices https://youtu.be/PtBLdNTXe7k Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello, and welcome back to Common Home Conversations. Today...

How Children are Helping to Make Their Families More Eco-friendly – New Research

Written by: Shaheen Hosany, Hongwei He, and Sameer Hosany The UN climate change panel IPCC has warned that 2030 is our deadline for halving global carbon emissions to prevent...

Vertical Farming – Is This the Future of Agriculture?

Written by: Victoria Masterson Shipping containers, underground tunnels and abandoned mine shafts are not obvious venues for growing food. Yet many such spaces are being...

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