National Forest protection: a 21st century approach for biodiversity and climate solutions
Did you know that our National Forests are not protected from logging? Many do not realize that the primary activity of the United States Forest Service is to sell timber from our public lands to private logging corporations.
Let our children settle air quality battles
The Trump administration announced recently that it wants to roll back vehicle fuel economy standards and tailpipe pollution limits. The nation’s 78 million kids below the age of 18 will be the ones breathing in this polluted air in their lifetimes. Perhaps we should be giving them a say over these decisions.
Scientists warn: nature is in peril, threatening human wellbeing in every region
Biodiversity – the essential variety of life on Earth – continues to decline in every region of the world, significantly reducing nature’s ability to support the lives of people around the globe.
On World Water Day, a campaign kicks off for #LessOilMoreWater
Amazon Frontlines is launching the #LessOilMoreWater campaign to help reach the goal of bringing clean drinking water to indigenous families affected by oil contamination in the Amazon.
Nature for Water: protection of ecosystems is key to water security
UNDP and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation release white paper detailing the need for environmental conservation to help address a growing water crisis.
We can’t burn our way out of the climate crisis
Burning trees in power plants is a vision from Mordor, not one of clean energy, but electricity generation from wood and other biomass is growing around the world, spurred on by billions in renewable energy subsidies.
View from space reveals extent of fishing on global ocean
Last month, the journal Science published a remarkable new study that reveals the staggering expanse of global fishing in unprecedented resolution. More than 55% of the ocean surface is subject to industrial fishing. By area, fishing's footprint is now over four times that of agriculture.
A wilderness nation launches a conservation comeback
On February 27, the Canadian government announced it will invest an unprecedented $1.3 billion dollars over five years to protect vast areas of the nation’s wild lands and to tackle the calamity of life’s dwindling diversity.
Environment Now joins forces with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Environment Now announced today that it has shifted its programming and grant making activities under the management of LDF in an effort to collaborate and share resources as both organizations seek to address the most urgent environmental issues of our time.
1.5C is possible but only if we radically scale natural climate solutions
A recent scientific assessment tells us we can still reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. Good news: our greater ‘ambition’ to combat climate change should give us more of what we want anyway.
With no sharks to fear, fish forgo defensive gear
Shark fishing on a coral reef drives evolutionary changes in fish.
Leonardo speaks at Postcode Lottery Gala in Amsterdam and celebrates new partnership with LDF
Leonardo DiCaprio spoke as special guest at the Postcode Lottery charity gala in Amsterdam on behalf of LDF. After addressing the audience, he was surprised to be presented with a check for €900,000 for his Foundation to support their efforts to address climate change and protect biodiversity.
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