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When COVID flattened tourism, carbon credits kept these African hills ‘green’

By Kiley Price

April 13, 2021
The pandemic cratered ecotourism in Africa last year, depriving local communities of life-sustaining revenues. However, the people of Chyulu Hills in southeast Kenya were able to tell a different story — and make a number of investments toward their futures. Here's how.
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To prevent pandemics, new plan must invest in nature: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 12, 2021
In case you missed it: Protecting nature is key to preventing future pandemics, underwater odors could provide hints to healthier coral reefs, and lightning storms may fuel climate change in the Arctic.
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As pandemic pounded Peru, one region thrived on coffee, carbon

By Vanessa Bauza

April 9, 2021
Across Peru, the COVID-19 pandemic has left millions without jobs. But in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest, where the Amazon meets the Andes, coffee farmers were spared much of the economic devastation that gripped Peru’s cities and towns.
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Notes from the field: From fighting fires to cleaning seas, communities stand up for nature

By Kiley Price

April 8, 2021
Here are three recent conservation success stories you should know about.
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The problem with white climate anxiety: 3 stories you may have missed

By Bruno Vander Velde

April 5, 2021
In case you missed it: A professor of environmental studies shares why “climate anxiety” is a largely white phenomenon, a new report suggests that securing the land rights of Indigenous communities across Latin America and the Caribbean could reap major climate benefits at low costs, and the world...
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