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  • Thai Elephant Stature
    Hunting has catastrophic effects on tropical forests
    Doubtful that this news will stop the slaughter, but excessive hunting of elephants, referred to as over-hunting, is not only devastating for elephants, but it also ruins forest habitats, which more than elephants call home.University of Florida...
  • Global piechart of planetary threat
    Environmental scientist Dr. Glen Barry warns of impending biosphere collapse
    According to Dr. Glen Barry, in a statement just released to the press, humans have already exceeded our limits for a life-sustaining biosphere and warns of impending terrestrial ecosystem collapse, unless we take immediate and decisive corrective...
  • August 19: Columbus premiere of 'Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret'
    August 19: Columbus premiere of 'Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret'
    The feature-length documentaryCowspiracy: The Sustainability Secrettakes an unflinching look at an industry that most environmental groups have been afraid to target: animal agriculture. Filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn make the case that...
  • John Kerry
    Deforestation reduction gets $134 million boost from US
    Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a report in The Hill, announced on Wednesday the federal government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will offer $134 million in loans to reduce “deforestation...
  • PepsiCo and palm oil
    It's time for palm oil using PepsiCo to go 'deforestation free' like their peers
    Have you seen the Years of Living Dangerously documentary series on Showtime? The first two episodes featured Harrison Ford in Indonesia, where he explored how irresponsible palm oil production continues to drive massive deforestation while also...
  • Global Forest Watch
    Google and partners create deforestation tracker
    Google is looking to spread awareness about deforestation with a program being launched today. To do that, the’ve partnered with a large group to create what is being called a ‘near-real-time’ deforestation tracker. Right before...
  • Disturbing maps from space show Earth's vanishing forests
    Disturbing maps from space show Earth's vanishing forests
    A new global map of deforestation reveals that 888,000 square miles (2.3 million square kilometers) of forest has vanished since 2000, according to LiveScience on Saturday.Theinteractive map (viewable online) is based on satellite dataand is the...
  • US Agricultural and weather patterns may be affected by global deforestation
    US Agricultural and weather patterns may be affected by global deforestation
    Deforestation has proven to have detrimental effects on local ecosystems with wide range global implications, now, a new report just released from Greenpeace International last month shows that this impact may be far worse than once predicted and...
  • Now you can see it for yourself
    Google Earth to display forest change
    Too often conversations on subjects like; industries effect on biodiversity, cutting down of the rain forests, global climate change, etc, get caught up in ideology and get lost without sufficient facts. It is for this very reason why the internet...
  • The Agua Salud Project in the Panama Canal Watershed.
    Tropical trees found taking responsibility for their own recovery
    Jefferson Hall, a scientist with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and colleagues from Princeton University, Wageningen University, the University of Copenhagen, and Yale University are the first to report that tropical trees take the...
  • Infographic outlines the devastating effects of deforestation
    Infographic outlines the devastating effects of deforestation
    Deforestation typically happens when mostly all trees are cut down and removed in a forested area. When this happens the deforestation can contribute to the pollution of waterways, erode soil and decrease biodiversity through destroying habitat....
  • UN Security Council ban on Somali charcoal has environmental consequences
    UN Security Council ban on Somali charcoal has environmental consequences
    A report published on August 28on MediaGlobal, awebsite featuringnews on the developing world,claims the United Nation’s Security Council ban on charcoal trade in Somalia may have serious environmental consequences.“Banning the...
  • Chopsticks
    Saving the forests two chopsticks at a time
    They date back as far as 3000 years; generally Chinese prefer them tapered but blunt while the Japanese favor a more pointed tapered end. They come in pairs and are used for eating inChina, Japan, Korea and Vietnam as well as Thailand, Laos, Burma...
  • Slash and Burn Children
    Could climate change denial be a right-wing conspiracy
    (Updated 11/1/12)The weather outside is frightful.Truly,cataclysmically, soberingly frightful.Hurricane Sandy, Frankenstorm, is settling over the east coast of the US as I write this.The wind has been howling around my home for over two days now,...
  • Paint the trees blue
    Out of the blue in downtown Sacramento
    No, you aren't hallucinating. At least not yet. October 9th don't be surprised if you're seeing blue. The Blue Trees Project is coming to downtown Sacramento!Inspired by an installation in Seattle, community leaders and artists rose to...