Finding a refuge for corals amid decimated reefs in the Galápagos
A new global reef survey "Reefscape" series begins in the Galápagos Islands.
Bold initiative aims to protect coral reefs in the Dominican Republic
A new marine protected area, the Southeast Marine Sanctuary, has recently been declared, covering 786,300 hectares of reef environment, thus making it one of the largest protected areas in the Caribbean.
Missed connections: improving prospects for smallholder farmers and wildlife in Africa
We cannot solve the crisis of lost biodiversity without also solving the crisis of rural poverty and hunger.
LDF and Jackson Family Wines announce partnership to promote environmental sustainability
Two environmental leaders, Jackson Family Wines, a leader in sustainability in the wine industry, and the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation announced today they are joining forces to promote environmental sustainability and raise public awareness about environmental issues.
North American cities will see major economic benefits by switching to 100% renewable energy
In a new paper published in Sustainable Cities and Society, colleagues from Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley provide roadmaps for 53 towns and cities across North America to obtain 100% of their energy from wind, water, and solar power plus storage.
A new app puts seagrass mapping in the hands of ocean lovers
Seagrasses are disappearing at alarming rates, and new efforts by marine biologists aim to get anyone with a smart phone involved in their conservation.
Geoengineering will not solve climate change
Geoengineering schemes like BECCS that are meant to manipulate our ecosystems and global natural processes come with great risks and uncertainties, as well as with foreseeable adverse impacts on land ecosystems and human communities depending on them.
Forest Protection in the Trump era
A new essay explores the current threats to our national forests as the Trump administration and new Congress attempt to reduce environmental protections and increase logging.
Underwater: rising seas, chronic floods, and the implications for U.S. coastal real estate
With support from LDF, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a new study that analyzes projected economic impacts caused by accelerated sea level rise for the U.S. coastal real estate market.
One-third of the world’s protected areas are threatened by ‘intense’ human pressure
A new study finds that a full third of protected areas have been converted for human use or are facing major pressures from development. It’s clear governments need to do more to protect vulnerable ecosystems.
Pope Francis to oil executives: ‘no time to lose’ on climate change
Pope Francis urges oil and finance titans to move away from fossil fuels and act quickly on finding clean forms of energy.
6 ways to help pollinator populations thrive
Global food security depends on pollinators, but their populations are under threat. Learn what you can do to help.