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A Higher Calling

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News
Maggie Van Ostrand

Once upon a time just a few years ago, a little pine tree stood in the deep forest, isolated and naked. He wondered aloud why he was so small and skinny while a big pine tree standing just several feet away had so many full and lusty branches.

Autumn Reflections

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Some time ago someone asked me: "How on earth do you manage to write complete stories about...NOTHING?!" Well...erhm...lots of fantasy I guess... Tha...

Cruising for Moose in Maine

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It feels like we're flying all over the state of Maine -- and, at one point, we set down on a whim to taxi over to a village where a man sells us homemade root beer out of a refrigerator on his front porch. The only problem is that, although we swoop and dive, circle and fly, we just can't find any moose.

'The Call of the Wildman'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.20.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a homebody whose idea of communing with nature is to open the windows, I could never see the forest for the trees, or even the mushrooms for the pi...

You Can't Eat Your Cake and Have the Forest Too -- or Can You?

Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca

Every unique ecosystem provides significant economic, social, cultural, aesthetic and intrinsic values to humanity. But forests occupy a special class in themselves.

Happy International Day Of Forests

Posted 03.21.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Forests cover a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the p...

Can Nature Save us From Climate Change?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Nature is a powerful tool right at our fingertips offering tangible results. Conserving our natural resources gets to the root of the problem. If we reduce carbon pollution, we will reduce the increasing impacts of climate change.

Keep Popping Those Corks: Forests Need More Wine Lovers

OnEarth | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Elizabeth Royte, OnEarth When my phone rang two months ago, a stranger invited me to visit a Portuguese cork-oak forest. I'd never seen one, so I w...

Wildlife Tracking in the Adirondacks (PHOTOS)

Alissa Rafferty | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Alissa Rafferty

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Embracing Permaculture Gardening on a Personal and National Level

Anthony Anderson | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Anderson

We can have reforestation, and we can feed ourselves at the same time. Edible reforestation.

Put Up a Paradise in That Paved Parking Lot

Gary Gero | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Gary Gero

Trees help address climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon in tree roots, trunks, and branches. And urban forests provide additional positive environmental, health and community benefits.

Man-Eater Swallowed by Man: Tigers As Food

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.10.2012 | Green
Andrew Lam

Once the tiger hunted man. Today the terrifying cat has become high-end gourmet food. As it is, there are far more tigers now living in parks and zoos and farms than in the wild.

Mapping the Forest and the Trees: A Visit With Remote Sensing Expert Alan Strahler

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.24.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Prof. Alan Strahler's current work involves a ground-based LiDAR instrument called ECHIDNA, after the spiky Australian egg-laying mammal.

Last Tree Down: Embracing A New Treeless World

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Landscape by Stuart Hall © Stuart Hall - A future earth without trees? © J F Rauzier - Cranach's Dream - The New Garden o...

Matthew Ronay's Between the Worlds Opens in Chelsea

Ruthie Abel | Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts
Ruthie Abel

Sitting on school chairs with Matthew Ronay in the middle of his Long Island City studio, I had a chance to preview a portion of Between the Worlds, his new sculpture installation, opening today at Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York.

'Timberland-To-Vineyard' Project Pits Winemakers Against Conservationists

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 08.13.2011 | Home

ANNAPOLIS, Calif. -- The ocean fog and cool climate of California's rugged northern coast allow redwood trees to thrive and help give wine grapes a di...

Cancún Opens for GREEN Business, but REDD Will Destroy Indigenous Forest Cultures

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

How would anyone who is supporting REDD feel if they're evicted from their home -- it's been happening a lot in U.S. with the real-estate collapse and no one likes it. So why would we support REDD?

More Than the Million Trees, Where Is Nature in PlaNYC?

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

The loss of doll's eyes from the Big Apple illustrates a disturbing trend -- the local extinction of our wild flora.

Incentives to Save the Planet - Part 2

Tensie Whelan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tensie Whelan

In Part 1 of this blog I outlined how the Rainforest Alliance's sustainable forestry certification program, called SmartWood, pioneered market-based i...

PHOTOS: @HuffPostGreen Asks: What In Nature Can't You Live Without?

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Who knew 140 characters could be so expressive? On Tuesday we asked @HuffPostGreen's Twitter followers what things in nature you just #cantlivewitho...

General Mills Joins Race to Save Rainforests

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Yesterday, General Mills took the lead at the front of an increasing number of companies who are tackling unsustainable palm oil, the controversial substance that is causing rampant deforestation.

The Tongass and the Battle for the Last Great Trees

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

The largest national forest in the U.S., the Tongass, will never be seen by most Americans, but it contains the last significany stands of old growth virgin forest in the nation.

Scientists to Congress & Obama: count the carbon in biomass

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

A group of leading scientists from across the country sent a letter to congressional leaders and Obama officials urging them to carefully count the carbon from biomass burned for energy.

REDD: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Khadija Sharife | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Khadija Sharife

All carbon is not created equal: One ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated in New York from several McDonalds burgers, for instance, clocking in at 16...

Haiti Earthquake: Greening of Hillsides Can Bolster Recovery

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Now with parts of Haiti in ruin and perhaps 200,000 people dead, the tree-planting and the soil sampling have halted. But the catastrophe makes it more critical than ever that Haiti be re-greened.