Amazonian Tribe Shares The  Secret Of Treating Snake Bites

The Amazonian Yawanawa tribe has successfully fought off deadly snake bites with medicinal plants for generations. This knowledge is in danger of disappearing, however, which has community health and climate ramifications. That’s why the Yawanawa, with help from Forest Trends and partners, are working to preserve this traditional knowledge with living pharmacies and other activities.

Green Biz: Audubon’s upward digital journey: CEO David Yarnold

By Elsa Wenzel — The Audubon Society appears to be doing everything right in social media and marketing. It’s got apps, maps, a buzz on social media, an engaging website

Denise Michaels Named Head of New Sanderson Strategies Group Sports Division

Robert Munson to Partner with SSG Sports as Executive Director and Open Louisiana Office After nearly 25 years representing major U.S. sports, business, political, and non-profit clients, Washington, DC-based Sanderson

Rainforest to Table, el movimiento culinario que busca salvar el Amazonas

Por: Mariana Camacho — Algunos chefs de América Latina participarán en la edición 2016 del Festival de las Ideas de Aspen , el próximo 24 y 25 de junio, para

Chicago Trib: Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred inspires confidence in future of game

By David Haugh — Not that Chicagoans would blame him, but Commissioner Rob Manfred didn’t spend Thursday in town working out logistics for a potential Red Line World Series. “If

Fox 8 NO: For the Birds: Audubon LA creates innovative coastal restoration efforts to save its land

(WVUE) – By John Snell — Spring brings a population explosion to Louisiana’s beaches, marshes and swamps from thousands of pelicans building nests on barrier islands to pink roseate spoonbills

NY Times: Resettling the First American Climate Refugees

By CORAL DAVENPORT and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON — ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. — Each morning at 3:30, when Joann Bourg leaves the mildewed and rusted house that her parents built

Yarnold Op-Ed: How Technology Transformed a Legacy Charity

By David Yarnold — Here’s how I’d describe most nonprofits’ use of technology and communications: old, slow, and ineffectual. And here’s how most tech geeks and communications professionals think nonprofits

NY Times: Fighting to Save Forests in Cambodia, an Activist Puts Himself at Risk

By MIKE IVES — PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Ouch Leng, an environmental activist who operates undercover to fight illegal logging, has had some close scrapes in what is by all

The Advocate Op-Ed: Time to protect coastal funding

Douglas Meffert guest column: Six years after BP’s devastating rig explosion and oil spill, the legal battles are behind us — finally. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has approved the

Huff Post: BP Settlement Money: No Robbing the Coastal Cookie Jar

By David Yarnold — Thanks to a judge’s ruling, BP finally has to pay for what it broke on the Gulf Coast. And the Gulf states can shift their focus

USA Today: Amid fanfare of historic trip, MLB, Cuba aim for common ground

By Jorge L. Ortiz — HAVANA, Cuba – Perhaps buoyed by the goodwill Major League Baseball has engendered in its return to Cuba, Commissioner Rob Manfred is confident a new

NY Post: MLB tries to open Cuba, before another defector puts life at risk

By Joel Sherman — HAVANA – A cockroach had crawled on the table, moving from in front of me toward the commissioner of baseball. After a formal news conference Monday

PNG receiving little finance for forest conservation

Papua New Guinea has been receiving far less finance for forest conservation than most other countries with large tropical forests. That’s the finding from a new report by the NGO,

Greenwire: ‘Broken village’ in La. bayou seeks higher ground

By Abby Kessler, E&E reporter — As the Isle de Jean Charles in southern Louisiana sinks slowly into the Gulf of Mexico, a group of Native Americans who have inhabited

Peace agreements often ignore natural resources, report finds

By Shreya Dasgupta — Ceasefire or peace agreements rarely cover terms about natural resources and vulnerable populations in a meaningful, comprehensive way, a new report has found, often causing conflicts

USA Today: MLB won’t fear going extreme to attract a new generation

By Bob Nightengale — JUPITER, Fla. — OK, maybe it’s a little dramatic for Major League Baseball. Baseball has trouble enough deciding whether the DH should be employed in both

Huff Post/Audubon: Crowdsourcing Science in Just 15 Minutes

By David Yarnold, President, National Audubon Society — How has the most powerful El Niño in nearly two decades and the extraordinary weather patterns it spawned this winter affected birds?

Reuters Q&A: How citizen scientists are transforming conservation

In this piece, we hear from the head of one of the oldest and most respected conservation groups on the planet about how technology, citizen science and new models for

Forbes: Grading MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred After His First Year

By Maury Brown — Today marks the 366th day that Rob Manfred has been the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. After taking over for Bud Selig, many questioned whether Manfred

ESPN: Q&A: Rob Manfred reflects on his 1 year anniversary as MLB commissioner

By Jerry Crasnick — Rob Manfred’s legacy as Major League Baseball’s 10th commissioner is yet to be defined. But in his first 365 days on the job, he crossed off an

Baton Rouge Advocate: River should be harnessed for restoration

By Jeff Hebert and David Muth — The recent opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway is a dramatic reminder of our region’s precarious relationship with water and the responsibility and opportunity

BR Advocate Ed: Long-term plan for coastal diversion projects

Editorial – When Mother Nature gives you an opportunity, you’ve got to be in position to take advantage of it. Now, with the Mississippi River hitting its crest in January, another Missing the Peace for the Trees

BY ARTHUR BLUNDELL, EMILY HARWELL — Natural resources play a role in nearly half of the world’s conflicts, but when it comes to ending wars, they’re almost always forgotten. It has Elections and Economy Offer Challenges to Fundraisers in 2016

By Heather Joslyn — Twice during the most recent year-end giving season, fundraisers at the National Philanthropic Trust, which solicits and manages donor-advised funds, started the paperwork for incoming gifts it

Huff Post: Why Each of Us Can Make a Difference in the Clean Energy Future

By David Yarnold — As the need for renewable energy becomes more pressing, some of the fiercest duels in the West are now being fought over where to put power lines,

Wash Post: Draft climate deal offers balanced plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions

By Joby Warrick and Chris Mooney — LE BOURGET, France — Diplomats from 196 countries prepared to vote Saturday on a far-reaching climate accord that seeks to halt the rapid growth

NY Times: Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s Forests

By JUSTIN GILLIS — LE BOURGET, France — The climate deal being negotiated here is meant to begin a transformation of the world’s energy systems, but it has another goal that