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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $20 million in Environmental Grants

September 20th, 2017|

Read the full release here

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced today its largest-ever portfolio of environmental grants, increasing the organization’s total direct financial impact to over $80 million since 1998.

The new grants, $20 million to more than 100 organizations, have been awarded for wildlife and habitat conservation, to aid in the defense of indigenous rights, and to support innovative grass roots efforts aimed at combating climate change and solving complex environmental issues. These grants support the work of LDF partners around the world that range from major environmental organizations, to local partners who are fighting to […]

Barbuda Hurricane Relief

September 14th, 2017|

The Waitt Institute and Waitt Foundation, in partnership with the International Community Foundation, have established the Barbuda Recovery and Conservation Trust Fund to support response and restoration in Barbuda. The Waitt Foundation has seeded The Fund with a $100,000 grant. As soon as weather and safety concerns allow, Waitt staff are heading to Antigua and Barbuda to assess the situation on the ground, and work with the Government coordinating aid response, specifically to the people of Barbuda. As you know, the nature of these kinds of recovery efforts are long and expensive. The goal of the […]

Climate change did not “cause” Harvey, but it’s a huge part of the story

September 5th, 2017|

9 things we can say about Harvey and climate.

Several people have written some version of “what you can say about Hurricane Harvey and climate change” in the past few days. I’ll link to some of them below.

But I think they are all saying too little. There’s much more to say, so much more! In fact, here are nine things you can say about Harvey and climate change. Read the full story on Vox.

CGBD Seeks Executive Director

September 1st, 2017|

CGBD Seeks Executive Director

The Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, a 30-year-old association and network of environmental funders, seeks to hire an executive director.

Our ideal candidate has a high quotient of emotional intelligence, warmth, and a sense of humour to deploy in connecting our members with each other and outside experts to enhance our collective knowledge, effectiveness, and inspiration for action. The executive director should have a wide-ranging curiosity for many topics, familiarity with philanthropy, experience organizing conferences and facilitated discussions, and be a practical problem-solver.

They will lead a team of ten staff and oversee programs focused […]

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NASA Sees Fourteenth Eastern Pacific Ocean Potential Tropical Cyclone

August 30th, 2017|

NASA Sees Fourteenth Eastern Pacific Ocean Potential Tropical Cyclone

Potential tropical cyclone 14E of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season appeared to be coming together off the southwestern coast of Mexico. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured temperature data on the storm that is producing torrential rains over southwestern Mexico.

Read the full story at Nasa.gov

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New Funding Opportunity CALIFORNIAN CONSUMERS ADVANCING AGROECOLOGY AND ORGANICS (CACAO)

August 15th, 2017|

The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation (Noyes Foundation) announces CACAO, a new funding opportunity through which it will award one-time grants to eligible non-profit organizations working in California to build the movement for agroecology and organic food and consumer products by: […]

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An Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm

August 14th, 2017|

Click on the link below to access the full article, published in Bioscience.

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The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone Is The Biggest Ever Seen

August 9th, 2017|

From NPR’s Morning Edition(8/3/17)

It has become a rite of summer. Every year, a “dead zone” appears in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s an area where water doesn’t have enough oxygen for fish to survive. And every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration commissions scientists to venture out into the Gulf to measure it.

This week, NOAA announced that this year’s dead zone is the biggest one ever measured. It covers 8,776 square miles — an area the size of New Jersey. And it’s adding fuel to a debate over whether state and federal governments are […]

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Temperatures rising: Achieving the global temperature goals laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement is unlikely, according to research

August 9th, 2017|

Source: University of California – Santa Barbara
The Paris Climate Agreement of 2016, which saw 195 nations come together in the shared goal of ameliorating climate change, set forth an ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Since then, many have wondered, is that even scientifically possible? Unfortunately, the odds aren’t looking good. Read the complete article.

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Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100

August 2nd, 2017|

In the year 2100, 2 billion people — about one-fifth of the world’s population — could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland, according to new research.
Link: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170626105746.htm

Source: Science Daily / Cornell University

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