Pasadena settles NRDC lawsuit with water-saving commitments
NRDC reached a settlement agreement with the City of Pasadena after the city failed to comply with state regulations to prevent excessive water use in new landscapes. Hundreds of cities across California are also non-compliant.
Australia's iconic koalas in crisis
A perfect storm of threats is putting at risk the survival of koalas in their east coast heartlands, New South Wales and Queensland.
The climate solutions beneath our feet: Agriculture and soil health
Exploring the role of agriculture in addressing climate change, and a call to action for the development of a carbon market to support it.
Why Investing in landscape scale restoration makes good business sense
Landscape-scale restoration is among the most powerful, cost-effective and sustainable approaches to building long-term resilience for businesses and communities.
Protecting forests is crucial to limiting climate change
Effective land management for meeting the Paris climate agreement often means the best option is to leave existing forests intact and to protect or regenerate natural carbon-storing ecosystems.
Are plastics a major unreported source of greenhouse gas pollution?
Degradation and breakdown of plastic represent a previously unrecognized source of greenhouse gases that are expected to increase—especially as more plastic is produced and accumulated in the environment.
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.