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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
Thrillist

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.

Leading the Fight Against Illegal Logging

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

Did you know that up to 30 percent of all wood traded globally has been obtained illegally? Around the world, illegal logging remains a serious problem, threatening communities, funding organized crime, and undercutting American jobs.

MacArthur Award Validates Climate Strategy

Forest Trends | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

A $1 million award from the MacArthur Foundation confirms a highly effective, sustainable, and groundbreaking climate change strategy. Nine organi...

Family Forests: A Key Piece of Protecting Critical Forestland

Tom Martin | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

More than a third of U.S. forests are owned by individuals and families -- a larger share than the federal government or various companies own. As we work to protect both the environment and rural economies, family-owned forests are hugely important yet too often overlooked.

Momentum Remains High for Forests' Role in Sustainable Development and Tackling Climate Change

Helen Clark | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green
Helen Clark

I hope that the private sector will build and expand on the significant commitments already made to achieve these supply chains.

A Wild Answer to Climate Change

Vance G. Martin | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Vance G. Martin

It's the start of a new year and we need new ways to get the message out there. Climate change is a threat, wilderness is necessary as a solution, and we're all better off with more of wild nature intact.

Now Is the Time for Action to Preserve Our Precious Ecosystems

Paul Polman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Paul Polman

Forests have been centre stage at the climate talks in Lima as people wake up to the scale of the climate challenge, and the importance of an action plan for forests if we are to achieve climate and food security.

A Model for Sustainable Forest Management in the UK

Skoll Foundation | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

The Good Woods project focuses on sustainably managed woodlands in the UK for the benefit of people and natural habitats. The need for the project stems from the fact that timber is a valuable commodity that is constantly in demand.

Experts: Better Policy, Finance Needed To Balance Forests And Farming

Reuters | By Megan Rowling | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green

LIMA, Dec 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Initiatives balancing protection for forests and other natural resources with the interests of farmers need...

Cop 20 Climate Solutions: A Small and Mighty Consortium in the Spotlight

Forest Trends | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

At this year's COP -- where the strong presence of indigenous people is a noticeable difference from meetings of years past -- AIME presents voices that speak of proven strategies and solutions.

Local Climate Change Initiatives Bring Local Benefits and Global Impacts

Gary Gero | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Gary Gero

The community has developed the first forest offset project under the Reserve's Mexico Forest Protocol. The project will help provide clean water, an improved standard of living and improved habitat conditions.