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2024 Goldman Environmental Prize
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Meet the champions of the 2024 Goldman Environmental Prize​

The Goldman Environmental Prize celebrates its 35th year by recognizing seven environmental leaders who have made significant impacts in their regions.

Liz Kimbrough reports for Mongabay.

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recovering america's wildlife act (rawa)
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A renewed push for the Recovering America's Wildlife Act faces competition

The outcome of these legislative efforts is crucial for ensuring the protection and recovery of thousands of at-risk species across the U.S.

Erin X. Wong reports for High Country News.

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bighorn sheep protections & pathogens
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This B.C. bighorn sheep herd’s fight for survival

Between a mysterious illness, dangerous weather and vanishing habitat, a herd of bighorn sheep almost disappeared from Tobacco Plains Indian Band’s backyard. To bring them back means returning the land to how it looked generations ago.

old-growth forest protections B.C.

B.C. announces $300M Indigenous conservation fund to protect old-growth

The new funding is welcomed by conservation groups that say the province has voiced support for old forest protections while continuing to allow clearcut logging in rare ecosystems and in the habitat of endangered species.

Congo Basin’s elephants boost carbon capture
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Congo Basin’s elephants boost carbon capture, but need salt-licks to survive

Forest elephants’ browsing habits play a vital role in shaping their habitat, allowing large, carbon-dense tree species to thrive.

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s kelp seed bank

Preparing for the worst with a kelp seed bank

In Washington State, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s new preservation facility offers a back-up plan for an uncertain future.
Burning Man festival opposing Nevada geothermal

Burning Man becomes latest adversary in geothermal feud

Festival organizers are trying to block plans to build a clean energy plant in the Nevada desert, highlighting the struggle to combat climate change and the cost of clean power.