Stronghold for community forest conservation is under threat in Guatemala
The remote Maya Biosphere Reserve in northeast Guatemala is the site of a dramatic, politically-charged situation which is currently unfolding at the highest levels of Guatemalan and American government, in corporate offices, and in the tropical forests of the Reserve.
Connect to protect
Connectivity is the safety network for biodiversity conservation.
Global heat waves and their link to climate change
Record high temperatures across the globe in Summer 2018 are part of a long-term trend.
Reefscape: a global reef survey to build better satellites for coral conservation
This post is the first in a series that will chronicle the next year’s worth of field work to build the spectral libraries that will underpin a global coral reef satellite mission.
Finding a refuge for corals amid decimated reefs in the Galápagos
A new global reef survey "Reefscape" series begins in the Galápagos Islands.
Bold initiative aims to protect coral reefs in the Dominican Republic
A new marine protected area, the Southeast Marine Sanctuary, has recently been declared, covering 786,300 hectares of reef environment, thus making it one of the largest protected areas in the Caribbean.
Missed connections: improving prospects for smallholder farmers and wildlife in Africa
We cannot solve the crisis of lost biodiversity without also solving the crisis of rural poverty and hunger.
LDF and Jackson Family Wines announce partnership to promote environmental sustainability
Two environmental leaders, Jackson Family Wines, a leader in sustainability in the wine industry, and the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation announced today they are joining forces to promote environmental sustainability and raise public awareness about environmental issues.
North American cities will see major economic benefits by switching to 100% renewable energy
In a new paper published in Sustainable Cities and Society, colleagues from Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley provide roadmaps for 53 towns and cities across North America to obtain 100% of their energy from wind, water, and solar power plus storage.
A new app puts seagrass mapping in the hands of ocean lovers
Seagrasses are disappearing at alarming rates, and new efforts by marine biologists aim to get anyone with a smart phone involved in their conservation.
Geoengineering will not solve climate change
Geoengineering schemes like BECCS that are meant to manipulate our ecosystems and global natural processes come with great risks and uncertainties, as well as with foreseeable adverse impacts on land ecosystems and human communities depending on them.
Forest Protection in the Trump era
A new essay explores the current threats to our national forests as the Trump administration and new Congress attempt to reduce environmental protections and increase logging.