Wednesday, December 1, 2021

7 Indigenous technologies changing landscapes

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...

Meet the Farmers Helping to Reforest Timor-Leste

Written by: Andrew Mahar High in the mountains of Timor-Leste, a group of subsistence farmers earn an income by planting trees, leading the way to a future of self-determination for their families and local communities. The...

Jeff Bezos Launches Bezos Earth Fund, Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Climate Crisis

Written by: Kimberly White Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced that he is committing $10 billion to help tackle the climate crisis through the launch of the Bezos Earth Fund.  “Climate change is the biggest threat...

Indigenous Groups Accuse Brazil’s Bolsonaro of Genocide, Call on the ICC to Investigate

Written by: Kimberly White Indigenous groups in Brazil are calling on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro for genocide and ecocide.  The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples from Brazil (APIB) filed a statement...

Former US Vice President Al Gore Honors Florida Climate Activist

Written by: Kimberly White More than 2,000 activists gathered in Atlanta last week to be trained as Climate Reality Leaders by former US Vice President Al Gore, world-class scientists, climate communicators, and grassroots organizers. Bringing...

These Andean Communities are Helping Restore the World’s Highest Forests

Written by: Harry Kretchmer On the misty slopes of the High Andes, villagers are at work planting trees. Some have bundles of seedlings tied to their backs, others have babies. They have been doing this for...

How doctors convinced the world the planet was worth fighting for

Written by: James Dunk Last week, one of the world’s leading medical journals declared the medical community must act now to limit the health effects of climate change. In a stark...

Podcast- John Hewson: These are the Top 10 Megarisks to Civilization

https://youtu.be/oGy4stoloQ8 Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to The Planetary Podcast. Today we are joined by Dr. John Hewson, former leader...

In Africa, Bamboo Bicycles are Shifting Gears for Women in the Workforce

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans Bamboo might seem an unusual material from which to build bikes, but for young Ghanaian entrepreneur Bernice Dapaah, the idea was easy to come by. “When...

Circularity and The Race to Zero: How a Circular Economy Could Help Combat the Climate Crisis

The countdown is on for the Exponential Climate Action Summit: Circularity and The Race to Zero, a global broadcast focused on the challenges, opportunities, and solutions regarding circularity and resource efficiency. The broadcast premieres on September 23rd at 8 am EST. 

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Why Protecting the Okefenokee Swamp Matters for the Climate

Written by: YCC Team Along the Georgia-Florida border, the vast Okefenokee Swamp is home to alligators, tortoises, otters, and...

Why the Fate of Our Planet’s Environment Depends on the State of Its Soil

Written by: Duncan Cameron In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt, then president of the US, wrote...

4 Ways Pakistan is Tackling Plastic Waste and Pollution

Written by: Malik Amin Aslam Khan Plastic waste is a global crisis – one that’s growing more serious every...