2.5 Million Acres Converted to Cropland Between 2015 and 2016
WASHINGTON, October 24, 2017/3BL Media/ - The Great Plains lost about 2.5 million acres of previously intact grassland to crop production between 2015 and 2016, according to a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Across the US and Canada, the loss of grasslands undermines soil health and degrades water quality for downstream communities, while threatening iconic species, including songbirds and water-associated birds, and is driving the decline in the region’s native pollinators.
September 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the recipients of the 2017 Russell E. Train Fellowship. Funded by WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN), Train Fellows pursue their graduate degrees in conservation-related fields anywhere in the world and then return to their home countries to conduct their research.
Water is essential to society, and to making beer. However, today it is not managed optimally in too many areas of the world, and water scarcity is a major concern.
The Carlsberg Group’s vision for a better tomorrow is a world in which zero water is wasted.
In pursuit of this vision, Carlsberg has developed bold targets – including halving water usage at its breweries by 2030. Carlsberg will also form partnerships to safeguard shared water resources in high-risk areas around selected breweries, identified together with WWF.
Ever wonder what a responsibly managed forest looks like? Take a tour of the independently certified forests that supply Domtar's manufacturing base with a source of sustainable wood fiber. These lands in New Hampshire and South Carolina are just two examples of forests we source from to help make the products you rely on every day.
Through an automotive industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights. The company will develop a set of purchasing requirements, with the intent that the entire automotive industry will join in the movement and together help transform the rubber supply chain.
The seed of what would become Arbor Day was planted when pioneer Julius Sterling Morton moved from Detroit to the Nebraska territory in 1854. A nature lover, Morton began planting trees, shrubs and flowers in the treeless plain around his Nebraska home.
With help from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the World Wildlife Fund is building advanced technology to catch criminals taking more than third of the world’s fish harvest illegally. Detect IT: Fish is the WWF’s winning entry to the HPE Living Progress Challenge to create a more sustainable future.
Globally recognized for its incredible conservation work, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has protected the future of nature for more than 50 years. Domtar has been a part of that journey for nearly two decades now. This month, we celebrate our renewed commitment to collaboratively promoting sustainable forestry for another three years. Learn more about our sustainability efforts with WWF through this historical timeline.
MINNEAPOLIS, October 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, General Mills was named an AgWater Steward by Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for having far-reaching, ongoing water commitments and for showing action across all five categories of the group’s AgWater Challenge -- including water risk assessments and setting reduction goals, reducing water risk in agricultural supply chains and supporting producers in addressing these issues.