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Tech to recover rainforest: Interview with Osa Conservation’s Carolina Pinto & Paulina Rodriguez

Tech to recover rainforest: Interview with Osa Conservation’s Carolina Pinto &...

Osa Conservation is a nonprofit organization working to monitor and protect biodiversity in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica.The peninsula is home to plants...
Indonesia to offer tax perks to companies investing in reforestation of its new capital city

Indonesia to offer tax perks to companies investing in reforestation of...

The Indonesian government is appealing to the private sector for investors to help transform 82,891 hectares (204,800 acres) of barren lands around the new...
Protection of water resources key; private sector must consider pitching in

Protection of water resources key; private sector must consider pitching in

Johannesburg: Business must consider pitching in to ensure community water security, said Malcolm Curror, Chief Executive of United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK). The company...
Hydropower in doubt as climate impacts Mekong Basin water availability

Hydropower in doubt as climate impacts Mekong Basin water availability

Warmer and drier wet seasons in the upper basin of the Mekong River are affecting the availability of water for hydropower generation along the...
Can ecotourism protect Raja Ampat, the ‘Crown Jewel’ of New Guinea?

Can ecotourism protect Raja Ampat, the ‘Crown Jewel’ of New Guinea?

The world’s most biodiverse marine environment, Raja Ampat in Indonesia, is often seen as a conservation success story.With more than 20,000 square kilometers (7,700...
What principles should define natural climate solutions? A new study has some answers

What principles should define natural climate solutions? A new study has...

The increased popularity of natural climate solutions (NCS), which aim to protect and restore natural ecosystems to address climate change, has resulted in misunderstandings...
Freeze on Russian collaboration disrupts urgently needed permafrost data flow

Freeze on Russian collaboration disrupts urgently needed permafrost data flow

Accelerating Arctic warming threatens to thaw more and more carbon-rich permafrost and release vast amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere, but scientists...
In Cambodia, an official’s cashew factory churns out timber from a protected forest

In Cambodia, an official’s cashew factory churns out timber from a...

A senior Cambodian official notorious for illegal logging appears to be carving out a vast swath of forest in what’s supposed to be a...
‘High Seas Treaty’ name is inaccurate and should center biodiversity (commentary)

‘High Seas Treaty’ name is inaccurate and should center biodiversity (commentary)

A new ocean governance treaty, formally called the “Agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation...
On Kaho’olawe, new technology could restore a sacred Hawaiian island

On Kaho’olawe, new technology could restore a sacred Hawaiian island

The small Hawaiian island of Kaho‘olawe is a sacred site for Indigenous Hawaiians, who used it for navigational training, religious ceremonies, and fishing.But the...
Herbicide used in Bangladesh tea production threatens biodiversity & health

Herbicide used in Bangladesh tea production threatens biodiversity & health

Tea is Bangladesh’s second-largest cash crop after jute, producing more than 60,000 tons (60 million crore kilograms) annually.To rid tea gardens of weeds, producers...
Road project promising access to Indigenous Waorani is ushering in deforestation

Road project promising access to Indigenous Waorani is ushering in deforestation

A new road in Ecuador’s Pastaza province is under construction to improve access to the interior of the country’s Amazonian region.The 42-kilometer (26-mile) project...