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Mexico’s New Strategy to Reverse Semi-arid Land Degradation

Mexican farmers are hit hard by drought and overgrazing. Now they’ve come up with a 100% natural solution that provides both soil nutrients and animal fodder. Scientists warn that land degradation is one of the top priority environmental problems.  About 24 billion tons of fertile soil is lost each year due to unsustainable agricultural practices.  […]

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Argentina’s Jaguar Population Makes A Comeback

Wildlife conservationists have released a mother jaguar and her two cubs to Argentinian wetlands, where they disappeared 70 years ago. Jaguars are possibly one of the most mysterious and beautiful big cats in the Americas, and wildlife conservationists have released a mother and two cubs to Argentinian wetlands, where they disappeared 70 years ago.  This […]

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Brooklyn Energy Company is Turning the City Greener

BlocPower, a Brooklyn-based clean energy business, is providing eco-friendly electric heating and cooling systems to older buildings. They are targeting lower-income areas with the aim of reducing the bill and the carbon footprint. According to CNN Business, BlocPower is backed by Goldman Sachs’ Investment Group and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. The company’s goal is to give […]

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Enhancing organic solar cells’ green glow

Organic solar cells could be made even greener by switching the solvents used in their manufacture. Today’s toxic chlorinated solvents can be replaced by plant-derived alternatives without affecting the resulting solar cells’ light-capturing performance, KAUST researchers have shown. Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are one of the greenest solar cell technologies, contributing as little as three grams […]

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U.N. chief warns we’re on a ‘highway to climate hell’

Last month, world leaders gathered in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt for COP27 to discuss the current state of climate change and how to address it. Government heads are facing calls to cut emissions further and follow through on the promise to offer financial assistance to developing countries that are already facing the devasting impacts of rising […]

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Scientist Proposes Growing a Forest Inside a Bubble on Mars

The human quest to become an interplanetary species isn’t simply just because we’ve seen too much “Star Wars.” Over the past century or so, we’ve put our home planet under an increasingly dire amount of pressure. There’s only so much space, only so many resources, and even if we do make some ecological moves to avoid turning […]

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A deforestation roadmap that leaves a lot to be desired

COP27 started with the announcement of a plan to end deforestation in soy, palm oil and beef but experts think it’s without backbone or bite. This year’s COP27 climate negotiations started on a sobering note for me. The world’s largest commodity traders that control much of the global beef, soy and palm oil supply have […]

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How forest thinning waste could fund California wildfire prevention

Reducing catastrophic wildfire is one of the state’s most challenging climate problems. A recent study by researchers at UCLA and the University of Chicago found that wildfire carbon emissions from the 2020 fire season alone were more than double the amount of overall emissions reduced in California from 2003 to 2019.  The state set a goal of treating 1 […]

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The keepers of Cheewaht: Restoring an ecosystem for generations to come

Cheewaht Lake, BC – Off the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, inland from the West Coast Trail, is a quiet and remote lake brimming with vibrant ecosystems. From trumpeter swans to black bears, the Cheewaht Lake watershed provides a home for dense and rare biodiversity. The Cheewaht Lake watershed is on the traditional territory […]

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7 in 10 young people are worried about the climate crisis – but they also want to make a difference

More than two thirds of children between the ages of seven and twelve are worried about climate change, a new survey reveals. Anxiety about the state of the planet is on the rise – and young people are particularly vulnerable. The survey by eco-grocery start up Modern Milkman found that 71 per cent of children born between […]

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