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The nation is proposing the first Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area in the province to protect the region surrounding one of Alberta' largest lakes, which stores five times more carbon per square metre than the Amazon.

Produced by Colby College, this film features conservationist Steve Tatko. Managing over 100,000 acres of Maine forest for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Tatko focuses on techniques that promote natural regeneration rather than planting trees.

Petaluma high school students who just got back from distant learning are now caring for a federally endangered species with nowhere else to go.

A handful of companies are pursuing airborne seeding, but there’s little evidence so far that the tactic will succeed.

After waiting for years for support from the provincial government and in the face of declining salmon stock, the Gitanyow are independently forging ahead with new protections under traditional law and custom for some 54,000 hectares of land and water.

Composers vie to have their tunes adopted as the official song of the big climate summit in Scotland in November.

Primatologist and conservation icon Jane Goodall has formally joined a global effort to counter climate change and the extinction crisis by planting a trillion trees within a decade.

The new Environmental Protection Agency rules target the use of coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are potent greenhouse gases.
Members of the Vermont Climate Council are seeking input from the public as they hurry to draft the state’s first-ever Climate Action Plan.
Beijing is to end support for overseas coal-fired power projects and plans to up investment in low-carbon energy. It's big news ahead of the November climate summit, but private investors need to follow suit.

Moore, who has been with the Forest Service for 43 years, the last 14 of them in California, seems sanguine about the future of forests and fire-prone towns — if Congress passes an infrastructure package with funding for fire prevention work.

Computer maker HP, coffee giant Nespresso and consumer goods conglomerate Procter & Gamble are among the latest companies to join a global corporate pledge to achieve net zero emissions by 2040.

Experts on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border are wondering if the six uninterrupted river basins of the Bristol Bay watershed — free of fish farms and hatcheries but currently threatened by the proposed Pebble mine — might hold key insights for salmon populations dwindling all across the province of B.C.

Fifty years ago, an ad-hoc group of environmentalists gathered in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood with a shared goal of stopping the U.S. from testing nuclear weapons off the western coast of Alaska. Today, Greenpeace is the most recognized environmental organization in the world.
There is an emerging need for trained EV technicians in this country, and that need is only going to grow.

Canada has a huge role to play in the global fight against the climate emergency — simply by not destroying the intact forests, grasslands and wetlands that naturally store carbon.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has taken the first steps to phase out oil production in unincorporated areas, including the Inglewood Oil Field — a move that environmental justice advocates celebrated as historic after decades of fighting.

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