We can limit global warming to 1.5 degrees — with nature’s help

Conservation International’s climate change lead says despite the findings of the IPCC report, there is reason for hope.

We’re in a global water crisis. It’s time to turn to nature

Freshwater supply is ranked third out of the top 10 global risks for humanity.

Inside a Beverly Hills Mansion, There’s a Gorgeous (and Ginormous!) Green Living Wall – Realtor.com News

Realtor.com NewsInside a Beverly Hills Mansion, There's a Gorgeous (and Ginormous!) Green Living WallRealtor.com NewsInspired by what he saw in restaurants and hotels, Shane Patel added a living wall to the interior of this Beverly Hills contemporary home, which is now on the market for $4.7 million. The luxe home was built this year on what was once a vacant …

Females Dominate the Online Green Living Space, But Guys Can Be Eco Influencers Too – Eco Warrior Princess (blog)

Eco Warrior Princess (blog)Females Dominate the Online Green Living Space, But Guys Can Be Eco Influencers TooEco Warrior Princess (blog)I'll give you five dollars* if you can think of a male eco lifestyle blogger or eco fashion influencer within 10 seconds. Go. Oh, what's that? Did you fail? Don't worry, you're not the only one. I'm still thinking of who else I can put on the list and …

The Trump Administration’s ‘Dishonest’ Attack on Fuel-Economy Standards

By John R. PlattThe Trump administration’s plan to freeze fuel-economy standards is “the most spectacular regulatory flip-flop in history,” said a retired EPA engineer who helped to develop new the standards under the Obama administration.”These standards weren’t going to be the ultimate solution for solving the climate problem, but they were a very, very important first step,”

3 Things You Can Do to Help Avoid Climate Disaster

By Stephanie FeldsteinThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire warning last week: We need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and we need to do it fast to avoid catastrophic climate change.At the current rate, our global carbon budget will be spent in the next 10 to 14 years. We

Witches are hexing Brett Kavanaugh

Witches are holding events to publically curse the guy.

Watch zebras being released in Tanzania after 50-year absence (video)

Half a century ago zebras were hunted to extinction in the region, now the area is being re-wilded and the zebras are leading the charge.

Cutting global emissions in half by 2030? With new roadmap, it’s possible

A new report says drastically reducing emissions is the only way to stop climate change in time.

3 forest stories you should know about

Human Natures shares three positive stories about forests.

End-of-summer reading list: 4 staff picks

As summer draws to a close, here are the five environmental books Conservation International staff can’t put down.

In global climate change fight, half a degree could make all the difference

Scientists say if Earth’s temperature were to warm any more than 1.5°C, we would experience devastating losses.

Can Green Living Really Make You Happier? – E/The Environmental Magazine

E/The Environmental MagazineCan Green Living Really Make You Happier?E/The Environmental MagazineGreen living means anything from using natural light, improving air quality inside and shopping with reusable bags instead of plastic ones. For example, eating more organic products as opposed to meat and processed food counts as green living.

Iowa State celebrates ten years of sustainability initiative ‘Live Green!’ – Iowa State Daily

Iowa State DailyIowa State celebrates ten years of sustainability initiative 'Live Green!'Iowa State DailyThis academic year marks 10 years of the "Live Green!" Initiative at Iowa State. To celebrate, the Office of Sustainability will be hosting events every month highlighting different aspects of the campus-wide initiative. The "Live Green!" movement …

52 Percent of World’s Birds of Prey Populations in Decline

Grim news for the world’s raptors—an iconic group of birds consisting of hawks, falcons, kites, eagles, vultures and owls. After analyzing the status of all 557 raptor species, biologists discovered that 18 percent of these birds are threatened with extinction and 52 percent have declining global populations, making them more threatened than all birds as a whole. Comparatively, 40 percent of the world’s 11,000 bird species are in decline, according to an April report from BirdLife International. The new

Energy Transfer Pipeline Explodes in Pennsylvania

A pipeline exploded in Beaver County, Pennsylvania at approximately 5 a.m. Monday morning, causing a large fire and prompting the evacuation of dozens of homes in the area. The 24-inch natural gas line, owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners and its subsidiary Sunoco, was buried three feet deep and activated only a week ago on Sept. 3. The valves to the pipeline were shut off and the fire extinguished itself by 7 a.m., the company

New study concludes that jet air dryers should not be used in hospitals

They do a terrific job of taking bacteria from your hands and spreading it all over the walls and floors.

Centuries-old distillery converted into multipurpose co-working space

It comes with a tiny bar, housed in the distillery’s old elevator.

‘Absolutely raw’: In remote islands, documenting nature brings high risk, high reward

Editor’s note: Louisa Barnes is Conservation International’s photography manager. Getting to the remote Aleutian Islands, a small chain in the

In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world, World Elephant Day edition

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about in honor of World Elephant Day.

‘La vie en vert’: Green living in the French countryside – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor'La vie en vert': Green living in the French countrysideChristian Science MonitorOver the past 20 years, Langouët has been developing a host of green projects including a canteen that serves 100 percent organic and local produce, passive social housing which uses little to no active heating, a hamlet of “kitchen-garden houses,” a …

Eco Gentrification: Is The Green Living Movement Being Whitewashed? – Eco Warrior Princess (blog)

Eco Warrior Princess (blog)Eco Gentrification: Is The Green Living Movement Being Whitewashed?Eco Warrior Princess (blog)From reading and later writing for EWP, I discovered more green living sites and eco-blogs. At any time, I would have multiple tabs open, digesting various wonderful content, gradually growing on an eco-journey that I never even knew I would embark on.

65 California Cities, Counties Oppose Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan

At least 65 California cities and counties have taken action opposing new fossil fuel leasing in the Pacific Ocean since President Trump proposed a massive expansion of drilling in federal waters last year. That ongoing campaign now represents communities with 21.3 million Californians—more than half the state’s population.These actions, combined with recent public opinion polling showing that 69 percent of Californians oppose new offshore drilling, come as the California Legislature considers Assembly Bill 1775 and Senate Bill 834, which would prohibit new infrastructure to serve expanded federal offshore oil leasing. Members of the Coalition to Protect the Pacific have supported a campaign, which will continue