Tag Archives: climate change

Top 5 environmental success stories of 2016

From ocean protections to climate action to eco-activism, 2016 was a big year for the environment.

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The pros and cons of large and small marine protected areas

Are large contiguous marine reserves more effective than small MPAs or MPA networks at protecting the ocean?

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10 everyday activities you didn’t know were eco-friendly

For the eco-conscious citizen who already recycles, conserves water, and turns out the lights but wants to do more to help the planet.

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9 conservation success stories made possible by flagship species

With so many species and ecosystems in dire need of protection, which ones are the most important to save? Do popular iconic species have more conservation value than a obscure ones?

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Lights Out programs prevent over 200,000 bird-window collisions annually

Collisions with windows kill millions of migratory birds each year. As more and more cities find, preventing such bird deaths is as easy as the flip of a switch.

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Are some forests better than others at mitigating climate change?

Carbon sequestration is a powerful argument for wide-scale reforestation. But does reforestation with an agenda pose a danger to the future of forest biodiversity?

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The monarch butterfly’s highway to recovery

Monarch butterfly populations have plummeted due to habitat loss, illegal logging, parasites and climate change. With the future of their spectacular migration in jeopardy, is there any hope for a monarch recovery?