Jessica Arriens

Why Cleaning Up Our Degraded Lands—All 4 Million of Them—Is a Climate Solution

What if I told you we have an opportunity to help fight climate change sitting right under our noses? Depending on where you live, you’ve probably driven past a deserted … Read more

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How to help advance climate equity? Build (and use) a better mapping tool

The COVID-19 pandemic was just one of many crises we dealt with in 2021, and continue to deal with. Hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves, drought — in 2021, more than 40 … Read more

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COP26: A Pivotal Moment for the U.S. and Climate

Among all the heightened bustle and activity of climate action since President Biden took office this year is the United Nations 26th annual Climate Change Conference, or COP26. Postponed until … Read more

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Reclaiming Degraded Lands for People and Wildlife

Every day, workers extract resources from the earth that help fuel our modern lives: coal, oil, natural gas, metals, and other critical minerals. But what happens when mine lands no … Read more

Taking Root: Forests As Natural Climate Solutions

Our nation’s forests are home to some of America’s most iconic wildlife, the source of clean drinking water for millions, a place of solace and rejuvenation for hikers, an evergreen … Read more

Why Net-Zero Matters for Chipmunks, Butterflies, Moose, Turtles, and You!

Alpine chipmunks are a little more extreme than their chipmunk cousins—those pudgy-cheeked relatives common to backyards across eastern and central North America. Living 7,800 feet up in California’s Sierra Nevada … Read more