biodiversity

For California, a Healthy Economy Is a Green Economy

For California, a Healthy Economy Is a Green Economy

Natural Resources Defense Council This week, Gov. Jerry Brown outlined his policy priorities for the coming year, one that will see California poised to make history by implementing its groundbreaking climate and clean energy law, increasing water reliability, restoring a troubled and neglected Bay-Delta ecosystem, and investing in low carbon fuels that reduce the state’s dependence […]

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    New Database Is a Big Boost for Conservation Efforts

    New Database Is a Big Boost for Conservation Efforts

    National Conservation Easement Database The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities announced the release of the National Conservation Easement Database, the first resource to offer detailed information on the nearly 18 million acres now protected by more than 80,000 easements across the U.S. Until its development, land and natural resource practitioners and decision-makers lacked a […]

    Web Tool Allows Public Tracking of Oil Spills

    Web Tool Allows Public Tracking of Oil Spills

    Oceana An oil spill that began Nov. 8—estimated to have released as much as 157,000 gallons per day into Brazil’s Campos Basin—is the latest evidence of the dangers of offshore drilling. This accident is just one of many oil spills that occur each day, and often go unnoticed. Yet, they do extraordinary damage to marine […]

    Are You Buying Products from Companies that Destroy Rainforest?

    Are You Buying Products from Companies that Destroy Rainforest?

    Greenpeace Walk into major U.S. retail stores and you may find a secret hiding on the shelves—rainforest destruction. It could be there in plain sight, but Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) hopes you’ll never notice. The company—which is responsible for driving massive rainforest destruction in Indonesia—has begun stocking the shelves of U.S. stores with their […]