Today’s Solutions: December 03, 2021

Conservation

Nature relies on a rich diversity of organisms to keep it in balance. Conservation plays a key role in ensuring that environmental equilibrium is preserved. Learn about the solutions spearheading our efforts to promote biodiversity, safeguard vital ecosystems, and protect endangered species.

Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters are now considered sentient beings in the UK

In a landmark achievement for animal welfare, octopuses, crabs, and lobsters will be considered sentient beings under UK law. The move follows an independent review led by scientists at the London School of Economics (LSE), which concluded that there is strong evidence these animals can feel pain, Read More...

Farmers partner with NatureLife to protect endangered cranes in Cambodia

Cranes in Cambodia are increasingly threatened by climate change, habitat destruction, and saltwater intrusion, but one group of dedicated citizens is working to ensure their survival: local farmers. Farmers from Koh Chamkar village in southwest Cambodia are working with NatureLife Cambodia to Read More...

Monarch butterflies return to California after historic low

As a result of global warming, habitat loss, and food scarcity, the wintering population of the orange and black Western monarch butterfly along California’s central coast declined considerably in 2020. Conservationists recorded about 2,000 individuals, a number that pales in comparison to the Read More...

This NGO clones our greatest allies in the fight against climate change

David Milarch set up an NGO in 1994 called the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, which works hard to preserve and clone the world’s most ancient and resilient trees. Trees play an incredibly important role in the planet’s ecosystem and are one of our greatest allies in the fight against Read More...

7 takeaways from COP26

The 26th annual United Nations climate change summit has officially come to a close. We shared a few updates along the way about coal pledges, carbon-neutral countries, and Indigenous forest protection, but now that COP26 is wrapped up, let’s take a broader look at what the summit Read More...

Florida rejects plan to drill oil well in ecologically sensitive Everglades

From rising sea levels to more frequent and powerful hurricanes, Florida is highly threatened by climate change. That’s why it makes a lot of sense that state environmental regulators have recently rejected a plan to drill for oil in the Everglades. The Florida Department of Environmental Read More...

5 Ways adults can reconnect with a love of scientific learning

Most of our childhood is spent exploring, learning, and absorbing new information, but once we leave formal education, this emphasis on cultivating new knowledge is largely lost to the world of work and adult responsibilities. Simultaneously, large portions of the adult population struggle to Read More...

Newly discovered beaked whale is named after Indigenous whale expert

Every deep-sea species discovery serves as a reminder of how much there is yet to be discovered in the depths of our oceans. These discoveries are especially resonant when the new species in question are giant mammals like whales. Now that’s exactly what scientists have recently identified with Read More...

Nova Scotia will be home to the first whale sanctuary in North America

The Maritime province of Nova Scotia, Canada, will soon be home to the first whale sanctuary in North America. The plans for the sanctuary, which is spearheaded by The Whale Sanctuary Project, commenced after Canada passed the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, which prevents Read More...

Descendents of native British bees found on Oxfordshire estate

An astonishing discovery has been made in the ancient British woodlands of Blenheim Palace. Bee conservationist Filipe Salbany recently found 50 colonies of bees which are believed to be the descendants of indigenous wild honeybees which used to forage the English countryside. Previously, Read More...