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New study reveals seaweed’s hidden climate benefits

By Mary Kate McCoy

July 18, 2023
A new study found that seaweed forests may play a bigger role in fighting climate change than previously thought — absorbing as much climate-warming carbon as the Amazon rainforest. But not all seaweed forests are created equal.
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Study: Protected forests are a climate powerhouse

By Mary Kate McCoy

June 1, 2023
Protected forests keep significantly more climate-warming carbon out of the atmosphere than unprotected forests, according to a new study. The research illustrates just how important protected areas are in the fight to curb climate change.
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New ‘Changing Planet’ season highlights progress, hope amid climate crisis

By Mary Kate McCoy

April 26, 2023
Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan embarks on the second year of an ambitious global journey for the PBS series “Changing Planet,” which explores how six of the world’s most iconic biomes — from Africa’s savannas to the icecaps of the Arctic — are adapting to climate change.
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5 experts share how hope fuels their work

By Vanessa Bauza

April 20, 2023
Yes, it’s easy to feel despondent. The planet is overheating and nature is declining at unprecedented rates. But environmental chaos is not inevitable. Conservation International experts share why they have hope for our Earth — and why you should, too.
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Experts see hope in gloomy climate report

By Bruno Vander Velde

March 20, 2023
Humanity is set to blow past 1.5°C of planetary warming by the early 2030s, according to a new report released today by the U.N. But the report also offers hope in the form of actions that could avert the worst impacts of climate change.
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