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News Spotlight: Indigenous land stewardship key to preserving Amazon carbon sinks

By Matthew Ribel

January 23, 2023
In case you missed it: The Amazon is the ecological jewel of the world, home to nearly 400 billion trees and 10,000 species at risk of extinction. It’s also the world’s largest terrestrial carbon sink. Yet a new report shows those climate benefits are not uniformly distributed.
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2023 look ahead: Freshwater takes the spotlight

By Mary Kate McCoy

January 17, 2023
From roaring rivers to seasonal springs, freshwater is essential to life on Earth. Yet these ecosystems — and the species within them — tend to be overlooked, receiving only a fraction of the attention and funding dedicated to nature conservation.
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In race to reach net zero, businesses look to carbon credits, survey finds

By Mary Kate McCoy

January 12, 2023
Business leaders recognize the urgency of the climate crisis — and are taking action, according to a new report.
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A Peruvian forest was vanishing. Coffee and community trust saved it

By Will McCarry

January 10, 2023
In the Alto Mayo Protected Forest in Peru, local farmers have partnered with Conservation International to produce sustainable coffee and halt deforestation. Since 2011, this partnership has helped deforestation decline by 59 percent.
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News spotlight: Could seaweed be our new big climate ally?

By Max Marcovitch

January 9, 2023
In case you missed it: A recent study reveals that underwater forests are much more prolific than previously thought — and may play a key role in stemming the climate crisis.
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