How global security is connected to climate change
The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Arab Spring are just two of many major conflicts influenced by misuse of natural resources and environmental stress.
Victory in the fight to keep the Puelo flowing free
On 29 December 2017 the Supreme Court of Chile confirmed the lower Court’s rejection of the developer’s environmental and indigenous rights review for a hydropower project on the Puelo River. This is likely the nail in the coffin for a project that threatened to destroy the traditional way of life for native peoples on the Puelo.
Should ‘regenerative’ agriculture get its own label?
Some groups want to compete with the organic label and raise the standards for eco-conscious consumers. But others worry that another label could end up sowing market confusion.
No more blackouts anywhere in the world with 100% wind, water, and sunlight
The biggest question facing the transition by countries, states, and cities to 100% clean, renewable energy is whether variable energy sources, such as wind and solar, can be combined with storage and transmission to meet variable demand, or whether blackouts will occur.
LDF partners with LACMA to convert Chris Burden’s Urban Light to LED lighting
In honor of the 10th anniversary of Chris Burden’s Urban Light at the Los Angeles County Museums of Art (LACMA), LDF is proud to announce our support of the exhibit’s replacement of all 309 incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs. This retrofit will result in approximately 90% in power savings for LACMA while also reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants.
Finding a refuge for corals amid decimated reefs in the Galápagos
Our new global reef survey "Reefscape" begins in the Galápagos Islands.
10 million acres of new national parks created in Chile
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, President and CEO of Tompkins Conservation, join forces for the official ceremony to complete what they pledged to do last year: create five new national parks in Chile and expand three others. Tompkins Conservation’s two flagship projects in Chile – Pumalín and Patagonia Parks, are now becoming national parks.
Metropolitan water shortages: lessons learned the hard way
In an era of climate uncertainty, one thing we can be sure of is the next drought is coming. Some Californians have learned that planning for scarcity is critical.
Personal stories in a changing world, told by the people who are living the change
Other Story is an ongoing documentary project, comprised of short films presenting personal stories in a world of monumental change. This is an alternative approach to news media, recording human testimonials based on heart-to-heart dialogues.
Transitioning to a zero waste future
The biggest economic opportunity in the history of the planet is figuring out how to finance the transition to a zero waste future, according to Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and co-founder of the Planet Pledge Fund.
Can birds’ genes predict their response to climate change?
A new study published in the journal Science used genomic data to assess the vulnerability of different populations of a migratory bird, the Yellow Warbler, to future climate change.
Don’t be complacent: climate change will ravage rich and poor alike
Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Our work is divided into six main program areas – Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions.Explore Our Programs