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Written by: Michael Beck and Pelayo Menéndez 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 these storms travel across the Atlantic, they also ravage many Caribbean...
Written by: Kimberly White  The world’s leading environmental NGOs have called for the adoption of a global goal to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030.  Governments will convene in late April for the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China,...
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for solutions to tackle some of the biggest problems facing the world’s oceans. The UNDP has launched a new challenge to accelerate momentum on ocean protection and restoration.  Designed to hasten progress...
Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans Indigenous ways of managing landscapes have often been framed as the antithesis to progress. But most Indigenous communities hold intimate place-based knowledge, gained across generations, which is an ideal starting point for addressing contemporary...
Courtesy of Written by: Steve Carver and Lex Comber There aren’t many corners of the world left untouched by humanity. Recent research has highlighted that just 23% of the planet’s land surface(excluding Antarctica) and 13% of the ocean can now be classified as wilderness, representing nearly a 10% decline over...
Written by: Karen Filbee-Dexter Did you know that there are forests in the Arctic? Lush underwater forests of large brown seaweeds (kelps) are particularly striking in the Arctic, especially in contrast to the land where ice scour (scraping of sea ice...
Written by: Mike Gaworecki New research finds that large filter feeders in the waters of Indonesia could be ingesting dozens to hundreds of microplastic particles every hour. Due to their filter feeding strategy, manta rays and whale sharks must swallow hundreds...
Written by: Natalie Marchant What happens to coal mines when they're no longer in use? In Appalachia, United States, one nonprofit has a solution – restoring thousands of acres of once-surface-mined land to their erstwhile natural glory. Kentucky-based Green Forests Work is boosting...
Written by: Kimberly White Before the concrete and container ships, when canoes were more common than cars, the New York Harbor was a pristine biodiverse estuary. Once one of the most productive ecosystems in the world, it overflowed with underground...
Written by: Kimberly White New York City has officially begun enforcing its ban on styrofoam after a 6-month warning period. Businesses were given until the end of 2018 to find recyclable or compostable alternatives. The ban prohibits stores and food-service...
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