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Want to fight climate change cheaply? Nature has a deal for you

In 2015, most of the world came together in a rare act of collaboration and set an ambitious goal to limit global temperatures from rising no more …

Climate

Techstars Partners with The Nature Conservancy for New Eco Accelerator

According to the <b>United Nations</b>, less than 3 per cent of the world’s water is fresh (drinkable), households consume 29 per cent of global energy and …

Startups

Want to Save the Planet? Scientists Lay Out 20 Natural Solutions to Curb Climate Change

The Earth has a way of healing itself—particularly if humans help to conserve and restore it.<p>"Natural climate solutions" could help the world reach …

Climate

Enterprise Donates $30 Million to TNC River Conservation Efforts

The Nature Conservancy will use the money to work with four different watersheds over the course of five years.<p>The Nature Conservancy is kicking off a five-year project to improve rivers and regional watersheds across North America and Europe.<p>The project, which is funded by a $30 million donation …

Ecology

The Best Investment Opportunity Ever: Investing In Nature 101

Nine years ago, I said goodbye to Wall Street and became an investment banker for nature. After a 24-year career at Goldman Sachs where I was a partner and led a number of key business units, I left the firm to become president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the world’s largest …

Ecology

This Coral Reef Will Have Its Own Innovative Insurance Policy

Because the reef protects the businesses on the shore in Mexico, it offers an incredible amount of economic value. Now, when it’s damaged, repairing it will be paid for.<p>A 40-mile stretch of coral reef off the coast of Puerto Morelos, Mexico–part of the roughly 700-mile long Mesoamerican Reef, the …

Cancun's coral reef receives a health insurance policy

Coastal hotels and tourism businesses will pay for a policy that protects them, and the coastal reef, from billions of dollars in economic losses.

Insurance

Insuring nature against damage

Could insurance policies offer a new way to protect nature? Mexico's just launched a plan to insure coral reefs at the popular tourism destination of …

New Zealand News

Mexico launches pioneering scheme to insure its coral reef

Hotels and local government in Cancún will pay premiums, and insurance industry will pay out if the reef is damaged by storms<p>A stretch of coral reef off Mexico is the testing ground for a new idea that could protect fragile environments around the world: insurance.<p>The reef, off the coast of Cancún, …

Oceans

The race to save Florida’s devastated coral reef from global warming

Climate Change

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal

Exxon Mobil, other oil companies and a number of other corporate giants announced on Tuesday that they are supporting a plan to tax carbon emissions that was put forth this year by a group of Republican elder statesmen.<p>The group, the Climate Leadership Council, unveiled a “conservative climate …

Climate

ExxonMobil and Stephen Hawking Just Agreed to the Same Climate Fix

Less than three weeks after President Donald Trump pulled the United States from the 195-nation Paris Agreement on climate change, there's a new …

Climate

Minding the Gap: Energy Sprawl and Access in India

<i>By Joe Kiesecker, Scientist for Lands Conservation, The Nature Conservancy</i><p><i>Note: this article is the first in a series on “energy sprawl,” the conversion of new land for energy production. New installments will appear approximately every other week.</i><p>On my very first trip to India I experienced some …

Sustainability

Committed to the Ocean: The First United Nations Ocean Conference

This week, experts and decision makers from around the world gather at the United Nations in New York—to focus on the commitment made by nations in 2015 to protect the health of the ocean. Voluntary agreements have been pledged across the spectrum, from industries to NGOs, in support of Sustainable …

Oceans

Global Collaboration More Crucial Than Ever As U.S. Abandons Climate Change Pact

The world waited with bated breath for U.S. President Donald Trump to announce whether he would move to take the country out of the Paris Accord — a decision that has global ramifications for climate change. Although it’s unlikely to alter the actions already taken to reduce emissions by many of …

Climate

TRUMP WITHDRAWING FROM PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he would pull the US out of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, following through with a key campaign promise.<p>While the decision should galvanize his base, it goes against what some of the largest American companies — and many in the rest …

Development experts dismayed as US exits Paris climate agreement

President Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. would withdraw from the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, a process that can take up to …

Climate

What will the world look like if the U.S. bails on the Paris climate deal?

After weeks of speculation, the White House is expected to renege on America’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement, the Associated Press …

Climate

Paris Exit Removes Last Check on Trump's Climate Reversals

President Donald Trump, four months into office, has already moved to eliminate regulations on power-plant emissions, rethink automobile fuel …

Climate

How the GOP is slowly going green

Conservatives are slowly coming around on climate change.<p>Over the past few years, more than a half-dozen organizations have popped up pushing …

Climate

Interior secretary’s personal schedule shows industry chiefs have frequent access

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent much of his first two months in office meeting with energy and other industry groups, according to personal schedules released this week under the Freedom of Information Act.<p>The schedules, which cover March and April, detail a slew of meetings with oil and gas …

Ryan Zinke

Want to Save the Trees? Unleash the Fungus!

They call it shroom juice, a dark slurry of fungi that will <i>not</i> get you high. Workers dump packages of magic powder into buckets, add water, and stir. …

How the forestry sector can add $120 billion to global GDP

No one predicted the rapid growth of renewables — from 31 GW to 318 GW — within 13 years, said Justin Adams, managing director of The Nature …

Sustainable Business

Keepers of Great Bear

By Amanda Fiegl<p>Out on the remote coastal islands of British Columbia, where cedars tower overhead and ancient shell middens gleam by the cool green …

Conservation

What's Your Nature?

Thanks to all who participated in our 2017 photo contest. The contest will return in Spring 2018—so be sure to check back! <br>Image submitted by Geo …

Nature

Coke and Pepsi, gardening together in Mexican mountains to preserve urban water

The semiarid Mexican city of Monterrey has two major challenges with water: either there is not enough of it, or there's far too much.<p>Improving and fixing the area’s infrastructure could cost billions. But a US environmental organization has a far cheaper solution, and it’s getting rival …

Science takes a back seat in Trump’s first 100 days

When a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011, the White House suddenly found itself confronting a nuclear crisis halfway …

Climate

A Brazilian water company goes back to nature to solve the problem of fluctuating water demand

Co-authors:<i><br>Timm Kroeger <br>Senior Environmental Economist,</i><i><br>The Nature Conservancy<br>Claudio Klemz</i> <i><br>Water Policy Specialist,</i><i><br>The Nature Conservancy</i><p>Balneário …

Ecology

Coalition looks to natural disaster barriers

A group of strange bedfellows, including insurers and environmental groups, is teaming up to quantify and demonstrate the role that natural …

Brazilian water company case demonstrates return on investment for natural solutions

<i>By</i><i>Daniel</i><i>Shemie</i><i>,</i> <i>Timm</i><i>Kroeger</i><i>and</i><i>Claudio</i><i>Klemz</i><i>,</i> <i>The</i><i>Nature</i><i>Conservancy</i><p>Balneário Camboriú is both a famous Brazilian beach destination and a water supply …