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Rain Forests

Regrowing Forests Helps Curb Climate Change More Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.07.2016 | Science

Scientists have long promoted rain forest preservation as a way to mitigate climate change, but now it turns out that regrowing forests is just as imp...

Energy Firms, Health Insurers Deftly Use Others to Spread Propaganda

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While we know how much insurers and oil and gas companies dole out to political campaigns and lobbyists, we don't have a clue how much of their cash is used to establish front groups or how much of it winds up in the pockets of either pundits for hire or tax-exempt organizations that do their bidding.

I'm With Stupid: Fighting Man-made Disasters With Man-Made Disasters

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.28.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I find it awesome that despite the distinct possibility that it won't work and the near certainty of disastrous side effects and suffering for billions of people if it does, scientists are still pursuing geo-engineering

Planetary Watch: U.S. Whiffs on Climate Change While Rain Forests Burn

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Farmers and developers are cutting and burning the rainforests at an alarming rate in order to make a living. We must provide them with sufficient financial incentive so they choose to preserve their forests.

Kaua'i Adventures For Your Heart & Soul

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

Have you ever visited Kaua'i? Chances are, if you did you saw terrific beaches, not to mention great hotels, world-class golfing and sweet local restaurants. Of course, if you go to Kaua'i for spiritual travel, there's a lot more to see and do than have a Mai Tai and take a Jeep tour.

The Conservation Crisis Is a Spiritual Crisis

Eric Dinerstein | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Eric Dinerstein

Compassion alone will not do the trick. Economic incentives for conservation, superb science, and improved governance for everything from a climate change treaty to enforcement of anti-poaching laws are critical parts of the solution.

The Wild Beauty Of Costa Rica

Charlotte Temple | Posted 03.22.2013 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, yet it has some of the most varied landscapes and wildlife on earth.

St. Lucia -- The Shangri-la Caribbean Island

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.19.2011 | Travel
Dwight Brown

St. Lucia is an earthly, verdant, mountainous paradise perfect for exploration and vacations.

Let's Bank on Nature, Not Bankrupt It

Peter Seligmann | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Peter Seligmann

We have learned that we need to do more than mobilize ecological warriors to identify and protect species. We know next to nothing about the estimated 10-30 million more that are yet to be discovered.

Entering Sloth Country: The Best of Ecotourism in Costa Rica (PHOTOS)

Clare Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Clare Richardson


Puerto Rico: A Sea, Sand and City Vacation

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Puerto Rico offers a variety of experiences for those seeking a bit of jungle -- or pavement -- with their beach vacation.

The Security Implications of Climate Change

Justin Mundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Justin Mundy

Climate security, energy security, food security and water security are now all inextricably linked. There is no long term and stable security outcome that is viable unless all four challenges are met.

Indonesia Agrees To Protect Forests In Exchange For Debt Forgiveness

The Wall Street Journal | Tom Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The United States will sign an agreement Tuesday to forgive nearly $30 million in Indonesian debt in return for the large Southe...

The Problem With Palm Oil

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The ubiquity of palm oil in the United States and Europe is driving out the subsistence agriculture that people in Indonesia and Malaysia depend on for food.

Rain Forests to Headline at Poznan...

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Dr. Bill Chameides, recently appointed to America's Climate Choices, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the dean of Duke University's...