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    Wild Tiger Population Nearly Doubles in Nepal

    Wild Tiger Population Nearly Doubles in Nepal

    Thanks to dedicated conservation efforts, Nepal now has an estimated 235 wild tigers in the country, a nearly twofold increase from its baseline of 121 individuals in 2009, the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) announced Sunday on the occasion of Nepal’s National Conservation Day. The South Asian nation is now on track to become the first […]

    New Doc on Nearly Extinct Vaquita Features Sea Shepherd

    New Doc on Nearly Extinct Vaquita Features Sea Shepherd

    Last year, an international vaquita recovery committee rang alarm bells after reporting that there were just 30 left on the planet, with more recent estimates pegging the tiny porpoise’s population at only 12. Now, the plight of the world’s most endangered marine mammal—and the intense conservation efforts to save it—is the subject of a new […]

    DiCaprio Backs Solar Firm Offering Low-Cost Clean Energy to Rural Communities

    DiCaprio Backs Solar Firm Offering Low-Cost Clean Energy to Rural Communities

    Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined Kingo—a Guatemala-based business that provides low-cost solar energy kits for off-grid communities—as an investor and member of its board of advisors. “Solar power is key to a future without fossil fuels, and Kingo’s technology will help enable broad use of clean energy across the developing world,” DiCaprio […]

    Seychelles Creates Groundbreaking Marine Reserve With Help From Leonardo DiCaprio

    Seychelles Creates Groundbreaking Marine Reserve With Help From Leonardo DiCaprio

    The Seychelles has created two vast new marine protected areas in the Indian Ocean after a groundbreaking finance deal brokered by the Nature Conservancy and other stakeholders, including environmentalist and Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio. In exchange for writing off a portion of its debt, the island nation agreed to protect a total of 81,000-square-miles of […]

    Schwarzenegger, DiCaprio Slam Trump’s Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

    Schwarzenegger, DiCaprio Slam Trump’s Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

    Arnold Schwarzenegger slammed President Trump‘s plans to dramatically expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling. “Don’t touch California. If you want to drill, do it off Mar-a-Lago,” the former California governor and vocal Trump critic tweeted Monday, referring to the president’s resort in Palm Beach, Florida. “Or better yet, look to the future, follow California’s […]

    14 Notable Climate Influencers of 2017

    14 Notable Climate Influencers of 2017

    This was a year of tug-of-war for the environment. With Donald Trump becoming president of the U.S. at a time when wildfires, hurricanes, and floods were devastating the country, it was challenging for scientists, activists and concerned citizens to get their voices heard. But several stood out as global leaders on climate and helped give […]

    Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Plant-Based Food Company

    Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Plant-Based Food Company

    Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector, but eating a burger doesn’t have to come with a side of guilt. Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in Beyond Meat, the makers of the world’s first vegan burger that’s famously known to look, smell and even taste a […]