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The new dolphin's cousin, Inia geoffrensis. Photo credit: Joachim S. Müller

A New Dolphin and Tapir for the Amazon

2/12/2014 // By Ryan Sarsfield

Wildlife fans rejoice at the frequent announcements of new species. Five to ten new bird species, a few dozen mammals, 100-200 reptiles and amphibians (including a new frog in New York City in 2012), and thousands of plants and insects […] Read more >

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COP 19 Update: Delivering the Message

11/25/2013 // By Ethan Spaner

This weekend marked the official end of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Governments have agreed on a text after working through Friday night and into midday Saturday. Civil society spread its […] Read more >

Sustainable Development key at APEC Symposium on Human Capital Policies for Green Growth & Employment

3/22/2012 // By Kristy Jones

The U.S. Department of Education this week hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Human Capital Policies for Green Growth and Employment Project Symposium. I had the pleasure to participate as an observer on Tuesday. APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum; their […] Read more >

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Here Be Dragons, Hopefully: Sydney Joins Effort to Save Komodo Dragons in 2012

2/1/2012 // By Max Greenberg

We’ve gone a full week without Komodo dragon news on Wildlife Promise (see Megan Blevins’s timely ‘Year of the Dragon’ post here). That’s as intolerable as eating less than 80% of one’s body weight might be to an extremely hungry […] Read more >

Building Bridges: Can Eco-Schools Help Build a Stronger Sustainability Bridge Between Portland and Hong Kong?

1/20/2012 // By Laura Hickey

This week  I had the pleasure of attending a meeting hosted by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Assistant Administrator and Chief Information Officer, Malcolm Jackson, for Portland, Oregon, Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Donald C.K. Tong, of the Hong […] Read more >

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New Documentary on Deforestation’s Threat to Lemurs

9/13/2011 // By Miles Grant

Humans may have only one planet, but imagine if we had only one island? That’s the reality for lemurs, primates that live only on Madagascar. And as a new documentary reports, their home is becoming increasingly inhospitable. Rachel Kramer is […] Read more >

Progress in Cancun Climate Talks, Much Left To Do

12/11/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the wee hours of the morning, international negotiators announced we had an agreement in Cancun on some forward steps, building blocks toward a binding treaty we hope. There’s still a long way to go however, and a lot was left […] Read more >

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In Cancun and Congress, Pressing for Clean Energy Jobs ASAP

12/9/2010 // By Joe Mendelson

  As the Cancun climate talks proceed in balmy 75 degrees weather, the U.S. Senate stands on the precipice of a vote on a controversial new tax bill. Unfortunately, key omissions in both the evolving international climate deal and the […] Read more >

VIDEO – BP Disaster Looms Over Climate Talks in Cancun

12/7/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

The well is capped but NWF President and CEO Larry Schweiger is pressing the case at the climate treaty talks in Cancun that fossil fuel extraction remains an inherently dangerous business.  The industry shows little interest in cleaning up its act […] Read more >

Stopping Massive Deforestation – A Bright Spot at Climate Talks

12/7/2010 // By NWF

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, expectations are pretty modest for climate progress at the international talks here in Cancun. There are some places where we can and must act, and reduced emissions from deforestation (REDD) is one such building […] Read more >

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