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The secret of scientists who impact policy

For influence, engaging stakeholders is key, study shows<p>Why does some research lead to changes in public policy, while other studies of equal quality …

World Wildlife Fund

From land grabs to the Anthropocene: exploring the politics of resources

<i>This second piece in our</i> <i>series of impact stories</i> <i>looks at how the ESRC STEPS Centre intervened in debates on land grabbing following the financial</i> …

Bill Could Put the Amazon at Risk by Opening Huge Area to Mining

By <b>Jan Rocha / Climate News Network</b><p><i>Gold and iron ore are two of the many minerals found in the Amazon rainforest. (Latin Discoveries via Flickr)</i><p>SAO …

David Suzuki on Donald Trump, climate change and the right to a healthy environment

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki was in Montreal Wednesday for a town hall discussion on the future of environmental rights in Canada at Quebec …

Climate

Why Global Efforts To Tackle Climate Change And Sustainable Development Must 'Leave No One Behind'

Two weeks after the Paris Climate Change Agreement officially came into force - marking the first time that governments have agreed legally binding limits to global temperature rises - the leaders of 195 countries are meeting in Marrakech for a critical climate change conference. Faced with the …

Climate

Food security & climate benefits through nationally appropriate mitigation actions in agriculture

The infographic demonstrates that agriculture sectors’ mitigation potential is recognized by 86% countries in their Intended Nationally Determined …

Our opportunity to halt the ocean’s decline

The ocean is in trouble. Its bill of health does not make for happy reading, and there is clear conclusion that human-based activities are the cause …

Sustainability

Five Studies Shaping Policy to Protect the High Seas

The high seas are home to vast biodiversity, including loggerhead sea turtles.<p>The high seas—the waters beyond the jurisdiction of any government—make …

Conservation

Fostering Community Strategies For Saving the World's Oceans

When the U.S. government announced in August that it planned to provide special protections for 20 varieties of coral under the Endangered Species …

Conservation

Will Africa’s Big Five become extinct in the wild?

Changing Planet<p>Our planet teemed with wildlife a hundred ears ago. Theodore Roosevelt saw it when, shortly after leaving office as 26th President of the United States, he explored Africa for nearly a year, collecting thousands of specimens for the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History. His …

Climate

Identifying Conservation Solutions to the Global Climate Crisis

World Wildlife Day 2017: Blogs from the Wildlife Conservation Society<p><b>By Benita Hussain</b><br>March 3, 2017<p>[<i>WCS is recognizing World Wildlife Day with a</i> …

Biodiversity
Africa
Climate

How to save biodiversity? Curb wasteful habits, Vatican event says

Vatican City, Mar 2, 2017 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Vatican conference on biodiversity has found that wasteful attitudes when it comes to …

Catholicism

How Saving Wildlife Benefits Humans – In Ways We Really Need - One Green Planet

It’s no secret that we’ve lost an overwhelming number of species within that last four decades. These species have all but disappeared due to …

Green Living
Global Warming

The Amazon Rainforest Was Profoundly Changed by Ancient Humans

The region’s ecology is a product of 8,000 years of indigenous agriculture.<p>For more than a quarter-century, scientists and the general public have updated their view of the Americas before European contact. The plains and the Eastern forests were not a wilderness, but a patchwork of gardens, …

Anthropology

UN official: Tribe not properly heard in pipeline dispute

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A United Nations official who visited North Dakota in the wake of months of protests over the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline believes the concerns and rights of Native Americans haven't been adequately addressed.<p>North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum says the state has …

North Dakota

Inside the Struggle of Brazil's Indigenous People to Survive a Toxic Spill

On a new episode of 'RISE,' we meet the indigenous Krenak people fighting back against a toxic spill on their land.<p>On an all new episode of <i>RISE</i>, we head to Brazil to meet the indigenous Krenak people as they struggle to survive in the wake of a massive toxic spill that has contaminated their …

Ethnology

RELEASE: First Interactive Global Map of Indigenous and Community Territories Will Help Secure Land Rights Worldwide and Boost Forest Conservation Efforts | World Resources Institute

<i>As Paris climate change talks approach, new online platform promises opportunities to protect human rights and limit emissions from</b> …

11-03: NEWS: Arctic Council, indigenous peoples, prepare for Paris climate change meeting

NEWS: Climate Change November 03, 2015 - 7:00 am<p>Arctic Council, indigenous peoples, prepare for Paris climate change meeting<p>“The Arctic Council is …

Batwa: Indigenous People Must be Given a Voice in Climate Change Negotiations

<b>With two major international conferences on sustainable development and climate change on the global agenda, indigenous peoples, such as the Batwa,</b> …

How much did indigenous peoples alter the Amazon forest?

Before Europeans arrived, indigenous peoples altered the Amazon forest--but primarily along major rivers.Their effects were almost imperceptible in …

Amazon Rainforest

Native Americans revive squash from seeds found in an 800-year-old pot

Some Native Americans found squash seeds in a pot about 800 years old and revived the plant for the first time in centuries. The seeds from the …

A Win For The Amazon: Peru Creates Massive National Park

<b>Larger than Yosemite and Yellowstone combined, the park strengthens an already massive green corridor.</b><p><b>By Vicki Croke</b><p>Jaguars have a home in the new …

National Parks

Learning From Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change

Human Journey<p>For Sapara people in Ecuador, being able to move around their traditional territory is essential to climate change adaptation. Photo by Gleb Raygorodetsky<p>Many of the people likely to be on the front lines of a changing climate are indigenous. Already assaulted by centuries of …

UNESCO Conference on Indigenous Peoples and Climate

UNESCO will sponsor an international conference on “Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change,” the organization …

‘Archipelago of Hope’ Book Project Shares Indigenous Peoples’ Stories of Climate, Resilience

<i>“We have the knowledge that can contribute to finding solutions to the crisis of climate change.</i>...