Starting with Hiring: How to Welcome Native Leaders to the Philanthropic Sector

Frontline Solutions, in partnership with Melvin Consulting and First Nations Development Institute, is launching a new report entitled Searching for Inclusion in Philanthropy, some key findings of which are described in the article below.  Study after study confirms that philanthropy remains predominantly white. The Council…

XV WORLD FORESTRY CONGRESS (WFC 2021)

Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests. 24–28 May 2021, Seoul, Republic of Korea WFC 2021 The XV World Forestry Congress will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea from 24 to 28 May 2021 and held at the…

Scientists warn of the social and environmental risks tied to the energy transition

To meet the most ambitious 1.5º C climate goal requires a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels and mass use of renewables. However, new international research by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) warns that green energy…

Eagles Attack And Destroy Nine Mining Giant’s Drones

Wedge-tailed eagles do battle with mining giant’s drones, knocking nine out of sky. Eagles and drones have been battling for the skies above Western Australia. Currently it’s the birds of prey that are winning after taking out nine of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)….

Window on Eurasia: Ussuri Activist, Now in US Exile, Recalls First Real Elections in His Home Region in 1987

Paul Goble Staunton, November 8 — It is easy to forget if one lives in a country where voting in multiple candidate elections have taken place for decades or even centuries how new that idea is in the Russian Federation where the first genuinely…

Navajo Teen Harnesses Solar Energy, Wins An Award

New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition. Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs…

Canada’s 1st Indigenous coast guard auxiliary has launched in B.C.

Indigenous members bring extensive knowledge of their territorial waters, says auxiliary director First Nations along B.C.’s West Coast have a long history of responding to emergencies in the Pacific. Now, more than four years since it was announced, the Indigenous Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary has fully launched in…

Chief Darcy Bear appointed to Order of Canada

Chief Darcy Bear has been appointed to the Order of Canada.  He is one of the 114 appointments announced by the governor general on Friday. Bear is being recognized for his “visionary leadership of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation, and for creating economic and…

Russia’s technical agency says melting permafrost did not cause summer oil spill in Arctic

Russia’s technical oversight agency has said that last summer’s massive spill of diesel fuel into the waters of northern Siberia, which was widely blamed on melting permafrost, was instead caused by a poorly maintained reservoir riddled with technical faults. The reservoir, owned by a…

Harmful algae bloom behind mass die off of marine animals in Russia’s Far East, scientists say

Scientists have determined that a mysterious die-off of marine animals off the coast of Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East earlier this month was caused by a harmful algae bloom, officially laying to rest theories that a manmade chemical spill was to blame, Russian media…