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Now Is the Time for Action to Preserve Our Precious Ecosystems

Paul Polman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Paul Polman

Forests have been centre stage at the climate talks in Lima as people wake up to the scale of the climate challenge, and the importance of an action plan for forests if we are to achieve climate and food security.

A Model for Sustainable Forest Management in the UK

Skoll Foundation | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

The Good Woods project focuses on sustainably managed woodlands in the UK for the benefit of people and natural habitats. The need for the project stems from the fact that timber is a valuable commodity that is constantly in demand.

Experts: Better Policy, Finance Needed To Balance Forests And Farming

Reuters | By Megan Rowling | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green

LIMA, Dec 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Initiatives balancing protection for forests and other natural resources with the interests of farmers need...

Cop 20 Climate Solutions: A Small and Mighty Consortium in the Spotlight

Forest Trends | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

At this year's COP -- where the strong presence of indigenous people is a noticeable difference from meetings of years past -- AIME presents voices that speak of proven strategies and solutions.

Local Climate Change Initiatives Bring Local Benefits and Global Impacts

Gary Gero | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Gary Gero

The community has developed the first forest offset project under the Reserve's Mexico Forest Protocol. The project will help provide clean water, an improved standard of living and improved habitat conditions.

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...

The Facebook Void: What We're Missing

Abhishek Seth | Posted 10.29.2014 | Technology
Abhishek Seth

Credit: Paul Scott Circa 1860. After the secession of the southern states, Abraham Lincoln signed into effect conceivably one of the most cons...

This Is How America Will Reduce Pollution and Stamp Out Our Carbon Footprint

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The US can become carbon neutral in our lifetimes. In the process, we will put millions of Americans to work, make our companies more competitive, and shield our communities from extreme weather. And we will honor our obligation to leave the world a better place for future generations.

Forests Slow Climate Change, But to Protect Them, You'll Want the Help of Indigenous People

Cándido Mézua | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Cándido Mézua

We can embrace the battle against climate change, but we will continue to protect the forest when new words are used to describe what we do.

The Hummingbird and the Climate Summit

Mia MacDonald | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Climate change will not be mitigated, let alone stopped or reversed, unless all the countries of the world become serious about systemic, total, and orchestrated reorientations of their economies and societies' ways of living on the Earth.

Forests and Food Are on the Front Line of the Battle Against Climate Change

Paul Polman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Paul Polman

Forests are also the lungs of our planet, and play a critical role in regulating our climate. They are second only to the oceans as the largest global store of carbon.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

'Green News Report' - August 5, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drinking water ban in Ohio's 4th largest city is over -- for now; Mine ...

Taiwan Follows in the Scientific Footsteps of Florida State Park

Meg Lowman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Meg Lowman

In 2009 two Taiwanese national-park employees arrived at my doorstep in Sarasota, Florida, determined to learn everything about the canopy walkway built in nearby Myakka River State Park. This unique treetop walkway has not only inspired research discoveries but doubled (or even tripled) visitors to the park.

Forests: Cost-Effective Way to Mitigate Climate Change

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

The capacity of our forests to sequester carbon suggests that optimized forest management and forest carbon storage can be an important and cost-effective tool in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Roads, Suing for Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 22 2014 How unusua...

Public Outcry Grows Over Uncontrolled Growth of the Biomass Energy Industry

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

To date, Enviva and others in the biomass energy industry have operated largely under the radar and with little to no regulation. The North Carolina port expansion would only fuel the unbridled growth of this industry. But this week's public outcry signals that the tide is turning.

Finally! Tree Huggers Create A Bracket We Can Root For

Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

Update: Congratulations to Hawaii’s “Coco” Coconut Palm, voted 2014′s Ultimate Big Tree. Forget the best college basketball team in the cou...

Protecting and Growing Forests to Save the Climate -- a Business Opportunity for Latin America?

Renat Heuberger | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Renat Heuberger

The start of this year's World Economic Forum on Latin America in Panama coincides with a landmark in the research on climate change: More than 2000 s...

Pictures of Chernobyl Prove It's Still Haunting, Nearly 30 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel

After last month's tasteless Top Gear episode with a Chernobyl challenge and a recent Smithsonian article about forests around Chernobyl not decaying ...

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...

A Coal Struggle in the Heart of India

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Chaitanya Kumar

The people of Mahan are demanding what is rightfully theirs and what is protected by clearly defined laws around forests in India.

Why You Should Bring Your Child, and Yourself, Into the Woods This Spring

Suzanne Clores | Posted 05.02.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Clores

Everything had changed, now that we were here. I could see in her eyes that she understood: we had come to the woods.

Ancient Underwater Forest Could Become Marine Sanctuary

Posted 02.22.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: An ancient, underwater forest off the coast of Alabama — hidden until recently by Mother Nature ...

Human Footprints to a Harrowing Future

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I have read dozens of books dealing with the natural world and the environmental crisis. But rarely have I come across the mirror of the world I disco...