Policy

A striated canyon under a sunrise sky in shades of purple and pink.

Sunrise in southern Utah. (John Fowler/Unsplash https://unsplash.com/license)

American Conservation Coalition
While I went to Glasgow to represent young conservatives interested in combating climate change, I also learned that this issue requires a new, collective shift in approach from people on all sides and in all sectors.
People circle around round, white tables on a green floor beneath an illuminate globe which represents the Earth.

The action zone and globe at COP26 in Glasgow. (COP26/Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
In the aftermath of COP26, PF Correspondent Lily John sat down with social-ecological systems and ecological economics researcher Dr. Valerie Luzadis, who attended the summit virtually.
Water cascading over a rock waterfall.

Cascades at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia (Jeff DeWitt/Unsplash https://unsplash.com/license).

Northwestern University
An EPA federal advisory committee met last week to discuss PFAS research and the EPA's new PFAS strategic plan. Delaney Nelson reports for Medill.

Oljato-Monument Valley (Nik Shuliahan/Unsplash https://unsplash.com/license)

Northwestern University
Tribal leaders and experts urged members of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Thursday to increase funding for tribal climate initiatives and to give Native American leaders a place in shaping climate policy.
A single beach goers sits in a beach chair in the sand in front of a row of palm trees.

Folly Beach in Charleston, South Carolina (Taylor Heery/Unsplash)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | In many ways, the cultural landscape of South Carolina mirrors the physical landscape. How is climate change impacting that?
Foaming tide upon a sandy shore.

Cayo Costa Island, Florida (James St. John/Flickr).

American Conservation Coalition
The Road to COP26 | There is not a one-size-fits-all solution to climate change. That’s why we need a market-based, innovative approach that focuses on issues in a local context.
People in face masks organize food items into cardboard boxes in a gray warehouse space under a green sign that reads "FOOD FOR ALL."

Volunteers work together to organize food at the San Francisco Marin Food Bank (Photo by Sejal Govindarao).

Planet Forward FAO Fellow | George Washington University
The city of San Francisco and local organizations innovated to serve food insecure populations during the pandemic. Can food initiatives have the infrastructure to be durable?
Deer Stands on Beach

White tailed deer stands on beach in Fire Island National Seashore. (Skylar Epstein/George Washington University)

George Washington University
If this goal is met it could help address the twin ecological catastrophes of our time, the biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis — but only with the proper implementation.
Founding Director, Planet Forward
In the midst of the pandemic, protests against racism and police brutality have swept across the country. Wendy Ellis, director of the Building Community Resilience Collaborative, shares the impact of certain policies in America.

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Digital Editor, Planet Forward
The Elephant Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Prohibition Act, first proposed in 2015, was passed after a push from investigative work and grassroots organizing.

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