McDonald’s to take a bite out of carbon emissions

McDonald’s announced it would eliminate deforestation from its supply chain while reducing its carbon emissions by 36 percent by 2030.

To tackle environmental challenges, start with students

A new partnership between Conservation International (CI) and Arizona State University (ASU) forges a new approach to conservation and sustainable development.

Your food has a climate footprint. Here’s what you can do

In the latest video in the VOX Climate Lab series, CI CEO M. Sanjayan discusses how our diets affect climate change.

U.S. lifts ban on some elephant trophy imports

U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the remains of legally hunted elephants in two African countries can be imported into the United States.

The hidden cost of online shopping — and what you can do about it

In this new Climate Lab video, CI CEO M. Sanjayan takes you inside the world of online shipping and its impacts on the planet.

COP23 update: Forests making news in Bonn

COP23 in Bonn, Germany, is wrapping up this week, and for those looking to protect forests, the weekend brought good news.

The Bonn climate talks: Here’s what you need to know

Two years after the 2015 climate talks culminated in the Paris Agreement, the 2017 talks have seen far less pre-conference hype, but they are no less important.

The climate talks start next week. Here’s what you need to know

Two years after the 2015 climate talks culminated in the Paris Agreement, the 2017 talks have seen far less pre-conference hype, but they are no less important.

Tradition meets tech: Can satellite data help indigenous peoples protect their lands?

A new effort seeks to put data tools in the hands of the people on the front lines of conservation: indigenous communities.

To conserve the ocean, tech helps — but it’s only a start

A tidal wave of technology, from satellite imagery to machine learning, is revolutionizing ocean conservation.

One swamp we don’t want to drain

In a new piece on Medium, Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan discusses Brazil’s mangrove forests — and a global alliance working to protect them.

New climate funding pays to protect forests

On Monday, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) announced that it had dedicated US$ 500 million to help conserve forests and mangroves.

Forests and facts: 5 things to know about a gloomy new study

According to a new study, the world’s tropical forests are in such poor shape that they are emitting more climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than they absorb.

UPDATE: U.S. recommends reductions to 10 national monuments

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended reductions in 10 U.S. national monuments and parks, The Washington Post reported.

In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world, Climate Week edition

Editor’s note: News about conservation and the environment is made every day, but some of it can fly under the radar.

Massive reforestation effort puts down roots in Brazilian Amazon

A new project seeks to kickstart a revival for the world’s largest rainforest by planting tens of millions new trees.

In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world

News about conservation and the environment is made every day. Here are three stories you should know about.

Three things we’re reading about hurricanes

As hurricanes sweep across the Atlantic, experts look at the role of climate change in the frequency and severity of the storms.

Brazil opens massive reserve in Amazon for mining

The announcement from Brazilian President Michel Temer comes at a critical time for conservation in the Amazon.

Agency recommends reductions to some U.S. national monuments, parks

The Trump Administration’s review has ended with unclear results.

In the news: Government report finds climate change impacting U.S.

A U.S. government study finds that climate change is already having effects on many aspects of American life.

Globally, public sees climate change as a top security threat

In countries on the front lines of climate change, public opinion appears to be catching up to reality. Citizens in

New capital of the U.S. ivory trade: Washington, D.C.?

Washington, D.C. appears to be the new hub of the country’s ivory trade, according to a report released Wednesday.