Today’s Solutions: November 29, 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.

EPA moves to permanently protect Bristol Bay from mining operations

Alaska’s Bristol Bay is a rich fishing area home to 46 percent of the average global abundance of wild sockeye salmon. Following two decades of back and forth between the Pebble Limited Partnership, conservation groups, Tribes, and state and federal governments, the Environmental Protection Read More...

Good news for our oceans: tuna species no longer on brink of extinction

In 2011, most tuna species were considered at serious risk of extinction, following decades of relentless commercial fishing. Thankfully, some of these species are on the way to recovery, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) which recently released an update of its Read More...

Indigenous resistance has prevented a shocking amount of emissions

Indigenous communities have been at the forefront of many climate action and conservation initiatives. While some, like protesting and blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline, are well known, others, like stopping the Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline and installing renewable energy grids on Tribal lands, Read More...

Seals reveal that the River Thames is healthier than people think

Despite the brown color of London's River Thames, marine biologists are happy to report that the river is actually healthier than people think. In the 1950s, researchers had proclaimed the river “biologically dead,” but these days, the stable seal population suggests that the river is Read More...

Watch and listen to millions of monarch butterflies take flight together

Every winter, monarch butterflies fly thousands of miles from the US and Canada where they breed, all the way down to the forests of central Mexico where they wait out the cold before heading back home in the spring. While this phenomenon by itself is one of the most impressive things in the Read More...

Collaborative project yields first high-resolution map of the world's coral reefs

Climate change is a huge threat to the world’s coral reefs, but targeted conservation efforts can help buy us time in saving these critical marine ecosystems. To help citizens, scientists, and policymakers better understand the world’s reefs, the Allen Coral Atlas has recently finished the Read More...

Midlands National Forest combines rewilding and community

The National Forest in Midlands is the first forest to be created at scale in England in 1000 years. The first tree in this rewilding initiative was planted 30 years ago and today the forest spans 200 square miles across three counties. The forest is not only home to habitat and recreation Read More...

Costa Rica isn’t letting Covid stand in the way of sustainable progress

One small Central American country is making big moves when it comes to combating climate change. Famous for its environmental policy, Costa Rica is making headway against the destruction of its fragile habitats even in the face of budget cuts and setbacks due to the pandemic. Costa Rica is Read More...

Medellín aspires to become Latin America's first "eco-city"

Medellín, Colombia has proven to the world that it is a city capable of transformation. Only three decades ago, it was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. However, by investing in their low-income communities, transportation infrastructure, education, technology, tourism, and Read More...

Mexico is first country in North America to ban animal cosmetic testing

Mexico becomes the first country in North America and the 41st country in the world to completely ban cosmetics testing on animals after Mexico’s Senate voted unanimously to do so. This change in legislation is believed to have been influenced by the Humane Society’s International Read More...