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World Wetlands Day: US Wetland Forests are a National Conservation Priority

Danna Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Danna Smith

World Wetlands Day marks the day in 1971 when international governments and nongovernmental organizations who were concerned with conserving Earth's wetlands came together and signed a global conservation treaty. It was the first global intergovernmental environmental treaty in the modern era.

The No Deforestation Revolution: Two Years In

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Two years on, we've seen the beginnings of what could be that revolution: The commitments made in the Wilmar policy have become the new benchmark for responsible commodity agriculture, and have been adopted by major companies.

America's Family Forests: Our Climate Change Solution

Tom Martin | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

Already, President Obama's Climate Action Plan and the building blocks from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have taken steps to help private landowners, the largest ownership base of forests, to conserve, restore, and adaptively manage forests through the changes ahead. But we need to do more.

Fighting Climate Change with Trees in Africa

Wanjira Mathai | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Wanjira Mathai

Restoration is Africa's best chance to protect itself from climate change. Even though the continent as a whole has contributed minimally to the global climate change problem, Africans will be among those most affected.

We'll Always Have Paris: Climate Change Success Runs Through Forests

Jad Daley | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Jad Daley

The Paris agreement was historic, but now the real work begins. If our forests are to play the role envisioned in the Paris agreement, federal and state policymakers will need to make commitments that match the moment.

Paris! What Now?

Keith Gaby | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

What happens now? The diplomats from more than 180 countries who were gathered in Paris have agreed on a historic pact to finally get serious about ...

Japan's Hidden Gems: Kyushu, Hot Springs, Tea Ceremony and Sumo Wrestling

David Code | Posted 12.11.2015 | Travel
David Code

One of the fondest memories of my three years living in Japan was a hot springs pool in the mountains. My Tokyo girlfriend took me to a quaint old ...

Why U.S. Forests Should Be at the Forefront of Global Climate Talks (But Aren't)

Danna Smith | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Danna Smith

The world's attention is focused on Paris for the COP-21 climate treaty negotiations, where international negotiators are attempting to hammer out a t...

COP21 Is Reminding Us That Everyone's Prosperity Relies on Nature

Justin Adams | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Justin Adams

The voices of the world's leaders are echoing the voices of the hundreds of millions of people whose lives and livelihoods depend on the decisions made this week.

Returning to Our Roots: Saving Forests and Curbing Climate Change

Tom Dillon | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Tom Dillon

Carbon reduction pledges going into the Paris negotiations will get us about halfway to where science says we need to be to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Focusing on forests can help bridge that gap.

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...