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How The REDD+ Community Leverages Online Learning To Protect Our Forests And Reduce Carbon Emissions

Breen Byrnes | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Breen Byrnes

Forests have a critical role to play in the fight against global climate change. Forest loss accounts for up to 20 percent of global carbon emissions -- more than all the cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships in the world. By reducing forest loss, we can reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. It's that simple.

Conventional Wisdom, Coal and China

Lou Leonard | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green
Lou Leonard

If the world's two largest economies (and largest polluters) lead the way, other countries will follow and a path to a safer and cleaner future will open up.

Conserving Nature Is Good Trade Policy

Carter Roberts | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Carter Roberts

We don't have to trade our planet's future to boost trade among nations. A major trade agreement among these countries that includes strong environmental obligations could provide critical new protections for some of our planet's important natural resources.

A Symbolic Reminder of What's Possible

Carter Roberts | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Carter Roberts

The eagle's recovery inspires us to dream about the possibilities to do equally important work elsewhere on the planet.

Taking a Stand to Crush Elephant Poaching

Carter Roberts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Carter Roberts

Why the renewed concern, when elephants have been killed for their ivory for centuries? It's both because elephants are very near to being at the end of their rope and because nowadays, poaching is a far cry from being a poor man's means of feeding his family.

WATCH: Can We Stop Elephant Slaughter?

Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

Can elephants be saved from extinction? The latest episode of "Stop Wildlife Crime" from the World Wildlife Fund examines the illegal ivory trade a...

WATCH: Wildlife Crime Is 'Dead Serious'

Posted 09.02.2013 | Green

A new online video series from the World Wildlife Fund explores wildlife crime and the global poaching crisis that's devastating populations of some o...

Obama's Lifeline to Africa's Park Rangers

Carter Roberts | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Carter Roberts

It is almost inconceivable that a place as remote, sacred and seemingly well-protected as Dzanga Bai could become a killing ground -- an "elephant mortuary," as sources on the ground described it.

Q&A With Jason Clay: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Next in the series is my conversation with Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation for World Wildlife Fund.

The Amazing Race

Lou Leonard | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Lou Leonard

As Americans, we love reality TV. We particularly love shows that involve a race against time, creative problem solving and a big cash pay-off or othe...

INFOGRAPHIC: World's Most Dangerous Seas

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

The South China Sea, eastern Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea number among the world's most dangerous seas, according to a new study commissioned by th...

Elephants, Bikes and Gardens: Why I Care About All Three - Especially Today

Emily VanCamp | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Emily VanCamp

Today, on this World Environment Day, a day that celebrates all the courageous and positive environmental actions taking place around the world, I stop to reflect on what being an environmentalist means to me.

Dirty Dishes and Climate Change: Taking a Small First Step Toward a Safer Future

Lou Leonard | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Lou Leonard

Urge your community to participate and send a small ripple of change out into the world. Then switch off for an hour -- have a candlelit dinner, host a dance party in the dark. Who says change has to be hard?

Embodying a New Era: Models for NGOs in the 21st Century

Tim Lehmann | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Tim Lehmann

Today's era is unique in its trend of disruptive technologies, new tools-driven objectives of single purpose ventures, and emerging social movements. These are the trends to which NGOs need to develop a response.

The Greatest American (Climate) Heroes

Lou Leonard | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Lou Leonard

While you're waiting for the chance to hold our timid Washington leaders accountable, vote for a real climate hero and catch a glimpse of an amazing future just waiting for us to choose it.

Tech Innovators: Let's Turn Traditional Philanthropy On Its Head

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.27.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Scott Harrison knows his charity has funded nearly 7,000 clean water projects in some of the poorest areas of the world in the past six ...

Google Gives $23 Million To Charities To Boost Science Education For Girls, Minorities

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Google is announcing $23 million in grants to spur innovation among charities and increase education for girls and minority students in ...

Myanmar: The Next Environmental Frontier

Carter Roberts | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Carter Roberts

A tsunami of foreign investors and development projects are eager to capitalize on a country just beginning to introduce itself to the world and anxious to bring in much needed investment. The question is: what will it keep and what will it lose in the process?

Sandy's Wake-up Call: The Future Is Here Early

Lou Leonard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lou Leonard

For the 50 million of us who stood in the path of Sandy and the rest who watched its devastation, isn't it time to ask our leaders how we can avoid a future where Frankenstorms like Sandy become the new normal?

Honoring an Old-School Warrior

Carter Roberts | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Carter Roberts

This week a bipartisan group of leaders from industry, government, and civil society came together to memorialize Russell E. Train, environmental visionary, public servant, author, and self-described "conservative conservationist."

Losing the Top of the World: Breaking the Arctic Sea Ice One Record at a Time

Lou Leonard | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Lou Leonard

Many of the record-breaking weather events we've witnessed in recent years -- from heat waves to droughts to the disappearing Arctic sea ice -- are not isolated, but connected.

The Melting North: Arctic Ice and Climate Change

Lou Leonard | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Lou Leonard

Over the last several years, the loss of Arctic ice has become one of the most prominent harbingers of climate change. The melting ice cap is an impact that we can clearly see and track over time. Sadly, today this is just one of several signs of dangerous climate change.

Police Rescue Over 3,600 Crocodiles

CNN | Molly Gray | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

Chinese police intercepted more than 3,600 crocodiles last week that were destined for dinner plates in the country's Guangdong province....

How Drones Can Help Save Endangered Species

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.21.2012 | Green

Poaching has long contributed to the dwindling populations of endangered species worldwide. Now, conservationists in Nepal are combating the illeg...

The Country Most Dedicated To Cleantech

Posted 06.11.2012 | Green

A new report from the World Wildlife Fund shows that China continues to lead the world in clean energy technology manufacturing (cleantech). Denmark t...