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New Finance Commitments for Forests Build Momentum in Paris; Much More Action Needed

Gustavo Silva-Chávez | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Gustavo Silva-Chávez

Forest Trends applauds today's announcement from the governments of Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom, whose joint commitment of finance to keep tropical forests standing provides positive momentum at the beginning of the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris.

How About Helping Forest Communities Help Us Fight Climate Change?

Robert Hii | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Robert Hii

Several studies over the past few years have indicated that if some of the remaining bits of the planet's forests are to be protected successfully, that the people who live in them must be engaged. I won't link them all here as an online search for "local+communities+conservation" will yield enough reports to support this statement.

Here's What COP21 Can Do for the Climate in 3 Steps

Daniel Mittler | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Daniel Mittler

Governments must hear this call and make the climate negotiations demonstrate that human cooperation can solve our common problems. In order to do that, the Paris climate conference must be a starting point for faster and more decisive climate action. Here are three key criteria that governments must meet.

Family Forests: Not All Benefits Or Threats Are Equal

Tom Martin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

To date, 2015 has been one of the worst fire seasons in history with 9.8 million total acres destroyed. Despite the fact that so many of our West's forests are part of federal lands, wildfire is not just a public lands issue.

Indonesia Is on Fire. Here's How Goldman Sachs Responded

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 11.08.2015 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

The idea behind these sustainable finance policies is that they're supposed to drive positive change in the industries that are hungry for bank loans or underwriting services. But in Goldman Sachs' case, its policies actually lag those of their customers.

5 Reasons Why Treehouse Point Is Your Perfect Glampsite

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Grown ups can actually do what they want and you know you still want to realize those dreams. Here's your chance!

The Top 10 Most Relaxing Hot Springs in America

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

With the crisp air of autumn, can you imagine a better way to spend the afternoon than relaxing in a hot springs pool surrounded by beautiful scenery? We can't either. Check out this list of America's most relaxing hot springs and prepare to unwind.

Why Partnerships for Forests are Critical to Achieving the SDGs

Marco Albani | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Marco Albani

Forests are critical to climate security. According to the latest IPCCC report, about 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are tied to deforestation; with up to 20 percent of all the abatement potential identified in the land-use sector.

Forests For All Forever

Corey Brinkema | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Corey Brinkema

From tissue and paper, to packaging, furniture and building materials, people consume and depend on forest products every day.

President Obama: Please Include the Environment in Your Speech to the CBC!

Audrey Peterman | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices
Audrey Peterman

He will no doubt raise issues commonly identified as Black interests: crime and the justice system; voting rights and what's at stake in the upcoming elections. But if he also introduces the subjects of climate change and conservation of our clean air, water and parks, it could send shock waves through the Black community.

Floored: The True Cost of Unenforced Trade Deals

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 08.24.2015 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

The lack of enforcement of the U.S.-Peru free trade agreement has allowed the illegal timber trade to flourish and has put our environment, climate, businesses and consumer rights at risk. And now the United States is negotiating a new free trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), that includes the U.S., Peru, and ten other countries.

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Quebec Provence, Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
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Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Moving among wildlife and experiencing the outdoors are favorite vacation motivators for me, and knowing this adventure would be special, I invited my 12-year old granddaughter to accompany me to make for a cross-generational experience.

Mist of the Earth: A Stunning Exhibition of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Region

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

It was during a visit to São Paulo that a budding acquaintance with Denise Milan was spawned. I was drawn to her work and a world of discovery that she presented to me through her stone constructs and the multilayered tableaus that resonated throughout her installations.

Liquidating Our Water Resources - California Drought Highlights Unsustainable Agricultural Practices

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

The drought in California is now in its fourth year and the worst on record. All Americans should be concerned, because California produces nearly half of U.S.-grown fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

NASA-Inspired Photo Series Captures The Everyday Beauty of Starry Nights

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts

Ellie Davies grew up in an ancient forest in England -- the sort of place where fairy tales, both dark and whimsical, are set. So she understands firs...

New EIA Report Details Trade Deal Failure to Support the Environment

Ilana Solomon | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Ilana Solomon

As EIA's report demonstrates, however, simply including environmental obligations in trade pacts provides no guarantee that environmental protections will improve in reality.

How Business Leaders Can Help Save the Planet -- and Lead a Joyous Life

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Your businesses have clout. I encourage you to be bolder -- use your clout to push decision-makers and build coalitions that result in win-win strategies that strengthen both business and environmental outcomes.

The Key Steps To Saving Latin America's Forests

Renat Heuberger | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Rainfall will be expected to decrease by 20% over the Amazon basin, a heavily populated area covering large chunks of Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

What Role Do Indigenous Peoples and Forests Have in a Sustainable Future?

A View from the United Nations | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
A View from the United Nations

Indigenous people are, by definition, outsiders, due to their geographic and political remoteness. They make up about 5 percent of the world's population and anywhere from 10 percent to 30 percent of the world's poorest people. Yet they hold the vital knowledge of generations on how to live with nature and be in balance and harmony with the natural world.

The World's 10 Coolest Treehouse Hotels

Thrillist | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel

We found the world's 10 coolest big-boy hideouts that're hung high in the trees and cobbled together with more than leftover wood scraps from behind Dad's shed.

California's Drought Has Killed Over 12 Million Trees In The Last Year

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

California's historic drought is having a major impact on the state's forests. According to an aerial survey conducted last month by the U.S. Fores...

Healthy Forests Mean a Healthy Future for All of Us

Kathy Abusow | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Kathy Abusow

Forests benefit the world, and each of us, every day in countless ways that are all too easy to overlook. On this year's International Day of Forests, let's make a promise to do more to ensure healthy, productive forests for future generations.

We Live With Forest Fires

Jason A. Atkinson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Jason A. Atkinson

Even though this was a big one, it pales in comparison to the fire in Northwest Oregon in 1933, where fishing and timber are inseparable. Both resources must be nurtured, harvested, managed and passed on.

Q&A With Ian McAllister: Protecting the World's Largest Remaining Temperate Rainforest

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

If you visit Canada's Great Bear Rainforest -- and you should -- you'd be lucky to have Ian McAllister as your guide. His knowledge of the world's largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest is unparalleled, and his passion for conserving it is contagious.

New Hope for an Ancient Forest

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

On tonight's episode of PBS's EARTH A New Wild, host M. Sanjayan travels deep into some of the most spectacular forests on the planet, from uncharted areas of the Amazon to the jungles of Sumatra. But this isn't your typical nature documentary. Tonight's episode demonstrates that in forests around the world, nature and people can thrive together.