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Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Samoa has launched an ambitious new strategy to protect and preserve its ocean area.  Samoa’s culture and economy are intertwined with its marine health. Samoa’s land mass accounts for less than three percent of...
Written by: Patrick Greiner While fossil fuels were powering wealthy nations’ economic growth in the 19th and 20th centuries, many countries across the Global South remained largely impoverished. Today, all that burning of oil, coal and natural gas has warmed the...
Written by: Bellarmine Nneji One of the goals most of the world has agreed on is education for sustainable development. This means development that considers present concerns without compromising the interests of future generations. Nations develop through education that takes care of...
Written by: Kimberly White  The UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) has officially begun. Over the next two weeks, more than 25,000 representatives from 200 countries will come together in Madrid for the conference. UN Secretary-General António Guterres urges leaders to...
Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins An innovative community-based forest management policy has resolved a long-simmering land-use conflict between migratory yak herders and sedentary residents in a remote area of Bhutan. Where once grazing livestock nibbled vegetation and trampled seedlings,...
Written by: Kimberly White  Two Australian cities are now powered using 100 percent renewable energy. The City of Sydney and the City of Adelaide have announced that as of July 1st, all city operations will be powered using renewable electricity...
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 The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has set out on an ambitious new project to tackle the climate crisis. EDF has teamed up with Ball Aerospace to design and build MethaneSAT, a satellite engineered to measure methane...
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 equipment, it is stocked with gardening tools, fertilizers and ladders. That’s because this converted electric rickshaw...
Written by: Kimberly White  China has announced a new plan to tackle plastic pollution. On January 19th, the National Development and Reform Commission unveiled the plan to begin rapidly phasing out single-use plastics.  Plastic pollution has become one of the most...
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