Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

Rainforest nations join forces

Rainforest nations join forces to protect biodiversity

Late last month, major rainforest nations gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to address the rising problem of deforestation and safeguard the invaluable biodiversity found in tropical rainforests. These regions, which include the Congo, Amazon, and Asia-Pacific basins, are home to Read More...

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Amazon deforestation rates fall 34% in 2023 under President Lula

Preliminary government data indicates a significant milestone in Brazil's campaign against deforestation, with deforestation rates dropping by 34 percent in the first half of 2023.  Tougher environmental regulations have been adopted under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's leadership, Read More...

A Jaguar in the Amazon rainforest. Iquitos, Peru.

Wildlife Conservation Society builds massive database of Amazonian wildlife

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) scientists have been working on an enormous project: building an extensive database of the wide array of wildlife in the sprawling Amazon Basin. For this study, an international team of 147 scientists hailing from 122 research institutions and nature Read More...

Amazon rainforest from above

Can NFTs help save the Amazon?

Non-Fungible Tokens, commonly known as NFTs, are crypto-acquired assets in the form of digital art. These “one-of-a-kind” digital pieces rose in popularity last year, with plenty of influential personalities and celebrities purchasing them, often at exorbitant prices. Well, whether you’re Read More...

California law strengthens pro

California law strengthens protections for mega-retailer warehouse workers

Last week, California became the first state to take action on unethical productivity practices in mega-retailer warehouses. The newly-passed law, AB 701, bars large retailers like Amazon from firing warehouse workers for missing quotas. The new law aims to ensure that productivity goals do not Read More...

Indigenous communities combat

Indigenous communities combat deforestation with smartphones

As the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report made clear, we must act quickly to restore and protect what’s left of the world’s biodiversity while reducing and capturing carbon emissions from the atmosphere. The Amazon rainforest is a vast area of dense forests that Read More...

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This newly-discovered frog gets its name for an unusual reason

A new species of frog, dubbed the “zombie frog,” has been discovered in the Amazon jungle. Fortunately, these frogs are not actually undead, but rather their name was chosen because researchers look like zombies due to the tedious amount of time it takes to dig these little guys up from Read More...

This zoo exhibit is spreading

This zoo exhibit is spreading the word on palm oil sustainability

Zoos offer an opportunity for everyone to witness the magic of wild animals, but unfortunately, many of the animals we see at the zoo are highly threatened in their natural habitats. One zoo trying to enhance the environmental reach of its programs is the Denver Zoo, which uses its adorable sloths Read More...

Rare Amazon cactus blooms for

Rare Amazon cactus blooms for the first time at botanic garden in the UK

A rare cactus from the Amazon rainforest that has attracted interest from around the world has flowered for the first time in a British garden. After keeping a night watch for several days, botanists at Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden finally got to witness the moonflower cactus, also Read More...

Over 90,000 turtles born in ra

Over 90,000 turtles born in rare Brazilian hatching event

It’s been a big year for turtles, with the pandemic allowing turtles to hatch on beaches that are free of humans. This week, however, a remarkable hatching event took place on the Purus River in Brazil as a reported 90,000 giant South American river turtles were born.  Wildlife Conservation Read More...