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Peruvian Government Proposes New Marine Reserve Harboring 1,100 Species

Written by: Maria Salazar Under the sea, jutting into the Pacific from the southern Peruvian department of Ica, rises a mountain range called Dorsal de Nasca. The 93 submarine mountains harbor more than 1,100 species, many of them endemic, and a section of the...

Amazon fires are causing glaciers in the Andes to melt even faster

Written by: Matthew Harris If you have turned on a TV or read the news during the past few months, you have probably heard of the widespread fires that wrought havoc on the Amazon rainforest this year. Fires occur in the rainforest every year, but...

Tracking Bolivian Forest Fires: New App Launched May Aid Firefighter Response Time

Written by: John C. Cannon A new app aimed at tracking forest fires in Bolivia could shake up the way authorities and firefighters battle fires, allowing them to pinpoint their locations more accurately and safely. Called “Amazon Fires — Bolivia,” the application pulls in data on...

Deforestation Intensifies Warming in the Amazon Rain Forest

Written by: Jim Daley Fires raging across the Amazon in recent weeks have gripped the world’s attention and renewed concerns over deforestation in this iconic ecosystem. The widespread use of fire to deliberately clear the rain forest not only endangers its rich biodiversity but also...

New Initiative Launched to Protect Central America’s Five Great Forests

Written by: Kimberly White  Global Wildlife Conservation and the Wildlife Conservation Society are working to save Mesoamerica’s five largest forests. The wildlife groups teamed up with four Central American countries, the Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD), Indigenous peoples, and local communities to...

Costa Rica Named UN Champion of the Earth, Launches Global Coalition to Protect Nature

Written by: Kimberly White  Costa Rica has been awarded the 2019 UN Champion of the Earth award. The Central American country is recognized for its steadfast commitment to the environment and ambitious policies to tackle the climate crisis.  The Champions of the Earth award is the...

Climate breakdown is pushing Brazil’s iconic Araucaria tree to extinction – new research

Written by: Oliver Wilson For hundreds of thousands of years, the distinctive candelabra shapes of Araucaria trees (Araucaria angustifolia) have defined landscapes at the southern edge of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Humans have never known a world without these majestic evergreens. But my new research, conducted with...

Panama Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Written by: Kimberly White  Panama’s plastic bag ban has gone into effect. Panama became the first Central American country to ban single-use plastic bags in 2018.  As of July 20th, retailers, supermarkets, and pharmacies can no longer use polyethylene bags. Similar to other single-use plastics bans, businesses...

Streets of Rio de Janeiro to be Free from Fossil Fuels by 2030

Written by: Kimberly White Best known for its beaches and annual Carnival, the city of Rio de Janeiro has taken a step in its battle against air pollution stemming from the millions of vehicles on the city’s streets. In an effort to work towards a more...

Why Apple is investing in Colombia’s mangroves

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Natasha Vizcarra This topic will be explored at the Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2019 on 22–23 June. Register to attend or tune-in digitally here. It’s easy to get lost in the narrow channels of a mangrove forest. On either side, tangled clumps of curving...
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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...