Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Indigenous leader from Ecuador

Indigenous leader from Ecuador saves 500,000 acres from oil extraction

Dating back to 1989, the Goldman Environmental Prize is an annual award recognizing grassroots activism across six geographical regions around the globe. Among this year’s prize winners is Nemonte Nequimo, an indigenous leader from the Ecuadorean Amazon who last year made headlines for her Read More...

Archeologists discover the Sis

Archeologists discover the Sistine Chapel of the Ancients in the Amazon

The world of archaeology has just been stunned with the recent discovery of one of the world’s largest collections of prehistoric paintings, stretching across an eight-mile-long cliff in Colombia’s Amazon. Hailed as “the Sistine Chapel of the Ancients”, the breathtaking drawings are Read More...

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Citizen science project lets you fight deforestation from your couch

Much of our anxiety surrounding the climate crisis is driven by the feeling that we can do little to influence the rapidly changing climate. So, if you’re looking for a hands-on way to contribute to conservation, we’ve got a solution for you. And you don’t even have to leave your couch to Read More...

The best photos from 2020̵

The best photos from 2020's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

If you love pensive puffins, stoic owls, and magnificent birds soaring above the Swiss Alps, the 56th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition from the Natural History Museum of London is a must see.  This year’s collection of finalists is the best of 49,000 entries from 86 Read More...

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Indigenous communities are using drones to protect Amazon’s iconic jaguar

For many indigenous communities in the Amazon, the jaguar represents a culturally revered animal that, like many other species in the lush Brazilian rainforest, is key to maintaining a thriving ecosystem in the area. In recent years, however, increasing loss of habitat and a surge in illegal Read More...

Tapir dung is the Amazon’s n

Tapir dung is the Amazon’s natural reforestation tool

Reforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is no easy task. Logging, slash and burn agriculture, and wildfires have left areas decimated, but lowland tapirs, a trunk-nosed piglike native species, could hold the key to bringing these areas back to life in their excrement.  Tapirs eat more than 300 Read More...

Amazon India ditches all singl

Amazon India ditches all single-use plastic in packaging to curb waste

Amazon has often been criticized – and rightfully so – for using too much plastic and thermocol to wrap its billions of package shipments, all leading to massive amounts of plastic waste ending up in landfills and leaking into the environment. But a recent move by the company’s Indian unit Read More...

A sustainable farming movement

A sustainable farming movement in Brazil looks to save the Amazon

In the Amazon, more land is cleared for cattle than anything else. It’s easy enough to clear – chop down a few trees, light a few fires. But restoring the forest? Bringing back life and the greenness? That is far, far harder. But that’s exactly what scientists at the Experimental Active Read More...

How a 10-year-old girl sent th

How a 10-year-old girl sent thousands of art kits to kids in foster care

A young girl with a big heart has found just the way to cheer up other kids stuck at home during the pandemic. Chelsea Phaire, a 10-year-old from Danbury, Connecticut, has sent more than 1,500 children in homeless shelters and foster care homes art kits to give them something uplifting to do when Read More...

Ashaninka tribe

Indigenous people in Brazil win historic lawsuit after 24 years in court

During the 1980s, the Ashaninka tribe of Brazil had seen large swaths of its land being devastated by deforestation at the hands of lumber companies seeking to exploit the indigenous reserve for resources such as mahogany and cedar wood. Seeking justice, the tribe managed in 1996 to take the Read More...