Kristen Walker Painemilla

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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 …

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>Environmental campaigners fear that removing protection from millions of acres of rainforest will facilitate …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Less than 10 percent of climate aid reaching poorest: researchers

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Less than 10 percent of funds spent to help poorer communities adapt to climate change impacts and adopt clean energy are reaching the people most in need of the money, finance researchers say.<p>A boy stands in front of wind turbines at the Ashegoda Wind Farm, …

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> …

Climate change adaptation: Kenya goes local with a bottom-up approach

It was a modest intervention — a drop in the ocean of global climate finance — yet it has made the difference between profit and loss for a group of …

Leaving the Paris agreement would be a gratuitous thumb in everyone’s eye

By Editorial Board<p>THE NEW YORK TIMES reports that the Trump administration has divided over whether to remove the United States from the Paris climate agreement, a landmark international deal with vast diplomatic and environmental significance. Withdrawing — or asking the Senate to decide what to …

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 …

How Saving Wildlife Benefits Humans – In Ways We Really Need

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 …

How disappearing sea ice has put Arctic ecosystem under threat

From algae to fish and polar bears, the loss of habitat caused by global warming is affecting the food chain<p>In a few days the Arctic’s beleaguered sea ice cover is likely to set another grim record. Its coverage is on course to be the lowest winter maximum extent ever observed since satellite …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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> …

Nunatsiaq News 2015-11-03: 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 …

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 …

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 …