Tibetan Citizen Science at 5000m
Tibetan nomads are turning into citizen scientists as climate change threatens to turn their water sources dry.
Supreme Court of Texas strikes down Laredo's bag ban - why we should all be alarmed
Last month the Supreme Court of Texas struck down Laredo’s plastic bag ban, finding that a statewide Solid Waste statute adopted in 1993 preempts the local bag ban.
Drones, an unexpected tool in the climate change fight
With high quality, time-stamped images, drones improve traditional monitoring efforts and long-term protection models, making their potential as a climate change tool apparent.
World Oceans Day: Fighting for healthy oceans
It is difficult to be a conservationist in my lifetime. Every single day I hesitate opening the news because I fear that someone will show us yet another ecological catastrophe, to be added to the litany of horrors we’ve been accumulating like plastic in the ocean.
Discovering new life in forests after fire
Conifer forests in the western U.S. are home to a special type of habitat known as “snag forests” that contain some of the highest levels of animal and plant diversity and abundance of any forest type. These important places are created when patches of intense, high-severity fire occur within larger wildfires.
Residential solar is the best deal in town
The California Energy Commission (CEC) passed its 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, requiring that new homes built in California include solar energy generation.
Why mountains matter
Half the world’s population depends on mountain ecosystems, yet climate change is threatening their continued existence. It’s time to protect the world’s mountains for the sake of future generations.
Let our children settle air quality battles
The Trump administration announced recently that it wants to roll back vehicle fuel economy standards and tailpipe pollution limits. The nation’s 78 million kids below the age of 18 will be the ones breathing in this polluted air in their lifetimes.
Transitioning to a zero waste future
The biggest economic opportunity in the history of the planet is figuring out how to finance the transition to a zero waste future, according to Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and co-founder of the Planet Pledge Fund.
Metropolitan water shortages: lessons learned the hard way
In an era of climate uncertainty, one thing we can be sure of is the next drought is coming. Some Californians have learned that planning for scarcity is critical.
Reefscape: a global reef survey to build better satellites for coral conservation
This post is the first in a series that will chronicle the next year’s worth of field work to build the spectral libraries that will underpin a global coral reef satellite mission.
Finding a refuge for corals amid decimated reefs in the Galápagos
A new global reef survey "Reefscape" series begins in the Galápagos Islands.