A recent report from the Global Commission on Adaptation and World Resources Institute reveals what an essential role these underappreciated ecosystems play in addressing the impacts of climate change.
A gold and copper mine proposed for the headwaters of Bristol Bay would hugely impact the watershed—but the federal agency assigned to evaluate the mining company’s plan says there’s no risk. That assessment doesn’t stand up to a fact check.
Anety is one of 16 women recruited in 2004 by Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife to undergo intensive training in order to work as a ranger. It’s more common to see women recruits now than it was 15 years ago, but they are still few and far between “I can’t speak on behalf of other women. Most don’t go out into the field, but we can do the job. Where there are men, I have proved I can do the same as them."
It seems obvious, but sometimes we need a reminder. Food comes from nature. So everything we eat has an impact on the planet – from how it's grown, to how its packaged, to how it gets where it’s going, how it's cooked, and at the end of the meal, where it winds up (say, your tummy, the trash or a compost pile).