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On Eve of Climate Talks in Lima, Assassinations of Indigenous Leaders Loom Large

Forest Trends | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Edwin Chota at a meeting discussing the practices of sustainable timber harvesting. Photo: Emory Richey Diana Rios Rengifo looked determined as she ...

Breaking New Ground, Connecting Unlikely Allies

Skoll Foundation | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

Since the late 1990s, Forest Trends has been working with indigenous partners to develop and test financing mechanisms that not only meet the rigors of western accounting but respect and reinforce the rights of indigenous people.

The Ecosystem That Is Disappearing Faster Than Any Other on Earth

Forest Trends | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Mangrove forest Mangroves--the uniquely salt-adapted trees and shrubs that line our tropical and subtropical coasts, the critical membrane betw...

Staring Down the California Drought: Looking at Solutions to Our Water Crisis

Forest Trends | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

The punishing California drought has become part of our national consciousness, with the bad news seeming to grow worse each week. Last year was the...

Bead by Bead, Saving the Rainforest and Fighting Climate Change

Forest Trends | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Sergio Polignano, on behalf of Forest Trends Eliza Suruí sits on a palm mat she wove herself, in the shade of her family's maloca, or dwelling. It...

Momentum on Climate Change: NGO Forest Trends Helping to Pave the Way

Forest Trends | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

The People's Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014 Last month, an astounding step was taken in the fight against climate change. More than 400,000 peop...

Amazon Leader Tashka Yawanawá Highlights Indigenous Issues at Global TED Talks

Forest Trends | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Tashka Yawanawá at TEDGlobal 2014 (photo courtesy of TED) As a boy, Tashka Yawanawá watched as the culture of his people was nearly wiped out by ...

The Climate 'Marchers' Who Fought and Died in the Amazon

Forest Trends | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Participants from Physicians for Social Responsibility at the People's Climate March in New York City, Sept. 21 (photo courtesy of Gloria Gonzalez) ...

'Prius Repellents' Versus Indigenous People: A Showdown on Climate Change

Forest Trends | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Turning your truck into a "Prius Repellent" isn't hard. In a process known as "rolling coal," you can modify the engine so that it belches out a huge ...

Reason for Climate Change Optimism as Forest Strategy Is Validated

Forest Trends | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Finally there's good news on climate change: We have part of the solution, and it's already working. For a long time, experts have theorized that in...

Barack Obama And The Rationale For Ecosystem Service Markets

Forest Trends | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Tweet Share If there's one thing US President Barack Obama understands, it's the danger of sticker shock. "People don't like gas prices going up," h...

The World Will End This Summer -- According to Hollywood

Forest Trends | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Forest Trends

In portraying our response to climate change, Hollywood has made an enormous - and erroneous - assumption. The apocalyptic visions presented by the mo...

Hollywood Fails on Climate Change With 'Rio 2'

Forest Trends | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Forest Trends

I took my son to see Rio 2 this weekend. In the movie, a huge flock of bright blue macaws prevents loggers from knocking down the Amazonian rainforest...

Green Radar: Watershed Protection, The Keystone Pipeline And The Mixed Legacy of Ken Salazar

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Lots of interrelated news happening on Thursday. Let's run down some of the highlights: The folks at Forest Trends, an international coalition of ...