Contributing billions of dollars per year to local communities and national economies, UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites provide critical ecosystem benefits and a lifeline that keeps our connection to nature intact.
A coalition of 120 organizations has sent a letter to the White House requesting the first-ever federal regulations governing coal ash disposal be strong and comprehensive. The EPA is expected to issue a final proposed rule by December 19.
A combination of emissions from vehicles, power and industrial plants along with wind and weather patterns is responsible for dangerously high levels of air pollution in Beijing and cities across China, a threat that China’s government are just now taking steps to address.
Researchers and governments in Mexico and Peru collaborated to produce quickly and cheaply produce national inventories of carbon stocks that could prove invaluable to reducing deforestation and carbon emissions, and charting sustainable development pathways.
Now in the public domain, genome maps for Coffee arabica and coffee eugenioides could boost climate change adaptation efforts across the world’s coffee belt. That includes breeding coffee plants resistant to coffee leaf rust, which is decimating production, as well as the livelihoods of farmers, their families and communities.
We may be able to leverage the threats posed by environmental degradation in a way the could contribute to human health and galvanize action on climate change. The deteriorating state of our environment has prompted research that shows how the preservation of the natural world augments our physical and mental wellbeing. Adverse health impacts from climate change combined with the…
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is taking on a higher profile in multilateral efforts to spur ecosystems-based approaches to governance and development. This includes broad-based, far reaching efforts to craft and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation plans.