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'Green News Report' - July 19, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Surprise! Donald Trump's running mate is also a climate science denier; U...

Starbucks Cups Destroy Forests: 8000+ Paper Cups a Minute Used Once & Trashed

Todd Paglia | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

On Thursday, July 7, at 6:20 a.m. a yellow Penske rental truck pulled up in front of Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle. Ten Stand.earth volunteers jum...

"The river is our blood" - standing with the Munduruku in the heart of the Amazon

Bunny McDiarmid | Posted 07.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Bunny McDiarmid

There is nothing quite like flying over the Brazilian Amazon. The forest spreads out like an endless green carpet, crisscrossed by ribbons of water an...

Indonesia's East Kalimantan Province Commits To New Green Growth Pathway

Justin Adams | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Justin Adams

East Kalimantan is a microcosm for many of the world's development dilemmas, with its leaders grappling with the challenge of how to bring millions of people out of poverty without destroying the natural resources that local people and the local economy depend upon.

Climate Change This Week: Where Inaction Leads, Clean Jobs Boom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests Protect The BUB: Bizarre, Useful and Beautiful biodiversity that sustains...

Recreating Forests of the Past Isn't Enough to Fix Our Wildfire Problems

The Conversation US | Posted 05.27.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

It now appears that while restoration may be a permanent principle, one widely adopted, it is not a transcendent one. It only has meaning in particular places and practices and, we might add, times.

Kauai Island, Hawaii

David Code | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
David Code

My greatest moment of trepidation was when I strapped on my tank and flippers, placed the air regulator in my mouth, and stepped off the edge of the b...

'Green News Report' - May 10, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Cooler weather slows growth of Canada's catastrophic oil sands region fir...

'Green News Report' - May 5, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Massive wildfire forces evacuations in Canada's tar sands oil country; FL...

Book Review: 'Unplugged' is a guidebook for getting your kids outside

Joshua Berman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Joshua Berman

PHOTO: Jason Sperling; Members of the Running Wild Family Nature Club construct a shelter during one of their "unstructured" nature play meet-ups. Th...

A Bold New Platform for Forest Action

Paula Caballero | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Paula Caballero

When we think about forests, we should see a web of essential systems that can support growth well into the future.

A Plan to Tackle a Changing Climate

John Roome | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
John Roome

When the rains came to Senegal's capital and largest city, Dakar, in 2009, the people in Cite de Soleil were up to their chests in water. Looking forward, the climate models suggest that this will only get worse.

A Win for Forest Conservation: US Green Building Council to recognize ATFS

Tom Martin | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Tom Martin

All Americans count on the clean water and air, wildlife habitat and wood supply that comes from our forests. In the U.S. the largest share of these forests, more than 282 million acres, are owned by families and individuals, not by the federal government or corporations.

Super Mermaid vs Starbucks Cup Monster: Stand Launches Better Cup Campaign

Todd Paglia | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

Today, Stand launches the Starbucks Better Cup Campaign to demand that the coffee giant stop destroying forests. Starbucks serves four billion disposa...

The Most Beautiful Forests in the World

Thrillist | Posted 04.01.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Elspeth Velten Credit: Sam Strickler/Shutterstock Even if you're one of those people with an "Earth First (We'll log the other planets later)" ...

Carbon Sinks: The Next Big Thing (Part 4)

William S. Becker | Posted 04.01.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

The safest and most sensible strategy to combat climate change consists of two parts. The first is to make the transition from carbon-based to carbon-free energy. Second, we should restore and protect the natural ecosystems that store carbon and provide fringe benefits that include water savings, flood protection, wildlife habitat, food security and many other services.

Calls for Billions of People to Plant Billions of Trees

John J. Berger | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
John J. Berger

Tar sands development has already destroyed many square miles of the Canadian boreal forest and an increase in fire and insect infestations related to climate change have also had a negative impact. Now what?

Carving a Business from 35 Tons of Marble: An Interview with Mattia Ruggeri

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Steve Mariotti

Mattia Ruggeri was born surrounded by creativity and an appreciation of art. His father spent his life thinking about and studying art, and together t...

Saving an Old Forest in Borneo

Robert Hii | Posted 03.29.2016 | Green
Robert Hii

"It takes a village to raise a child" Going through the photos and reports of a flood with water levels never seen before in Tongka village, Borneo, ...

Seeing the Forest and the Trees From Space Could Change Everything

This Planet | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
This Planet

While the world's forests are still being destroyed too fast, there is actually something to celebrate this year.

5 Ways Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Here are some of the ways that science is showing how being in nature affects our brains and bodies.

How Increasing Drought Threatens Most U.S. Forests And Households

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.24.2016 | Science

It turns out that California is not alone in its five-year struggle against the devastating effects of drought. A new paper, published this week in th...

The California Drought's Alarming Toll On Forests

Water Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.19.2016 | Science

New research using high-tech tools to measure the moisture in trees found that 120 million trees across nearly every part of California are at risk of...

The Forgotten Climate Solution

Justin Adams | Posted 02.19.2016 | Green
Justin Adams

Let's face it: technological innovation is attractive. It has solved so many of our problems that people have come to view technology as the key to improving society.

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.