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What on Earth is ‘HFLD’? (Hint: It’s about forests)

By Bruno Vander Velde

March 8, 2023
From “blue carbon” to “ecosystem services,” environmental jargon is everywhere. Conservation International looks to make sense of it in an occasional explainer series. In this installment, we explore the role “HFLDs,” play in storing climate-warming carbon.
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On carbon offsets, Wirecutter story doesn’t cut it

By Bruno Vander Velde

March 1, 2023
A recent article claims that buying carbon offsets for your flight doesn't help the climate crisis. This conclusion is bafflingly wrong: Paying to protect an area of forest to offset the climate footprint of your flight does in fact — demonstrably and verifiably — help.
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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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2021 in review: In a critical year for climate, nature took center stage

By Will McCarry

December 22, 2021
Nature saw ups and downs in 2021, and Conservation News was there for it all. This month, we are revisiting some of the most significant stories of the past year.
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2021 in review: Covid raged on — but nature provided hope

By Kiley Price

December 21, 2021
In 2021, Conservation News covered how nature has helped communities stay afloat during the pandemic — and why conservation is critical for public health. Here are some of our most-read stories of the year.
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