Forests are an important barrier to the release of excessive greenhouse gases, and greater levels of global climate change.
Harvesting Justice 29: Because the Land Is Ours – The Rights of Mother Earth v. Carbon Trading
Inatoy Sidsagi and his cousin Esteban Herrera, from the indigenous Kuna Yala (also known as Guna Yala) nation in Panama, make up the indigenous rap group Kunarevolution. They rap about Mother Earth and the Kuna’s inalienable right to protect her lands and waters.
We Can Reforest the Earth
Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health.
5 Successful Reforestation Projects
Between the Arab Spring, the weird weather, and, well, the Casey Anthony trial, you may have missed the fact that 2011 was proclaimed “The International Year of Forests” by the [ … ]
More Evidence of the Importance of Forests: They’re Even Bigger Carbon Sinks than Thought
Want to see clear connections between environmental degradation and economic struggles? Deforestation provides about as clear a picture as any example: the loss of ecological services (flood control, water and [ … ]
Five for Friday: Great Green Blog Posts (7/16/10)
Yep… it’s still all oil spill in terms of the top subjects indexed by Regator. Fortunately, it’s been a good week on that front: the cap seems to be holding, [ … ]
Earth Policy Institute: Protecting and Restoring Forests
By Lester R. Brown Protecting the earth’s nearly 4 billion hectares of remaining forests and replanting those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health, an important foundation [ … ]
Earth Policy Institute: Shrinking Forests — The Many Costs
By Lester R. Brown In early December 2004, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo “ordered the military and police to crack down on illegal logging, after flash floods and landslides, triggered [ … ]
Paper appears to be high on the agenda of a number of organizations this week. It’s necessary. Paper is so ubiquitous – from tissues to toilet paper to memo pads [ … ]
Environmental Defense Fund: Global Warming by the Numbers – 13 Scary Facts
Friday the 13th just got a little scarier. Here are 13 facts about the realities of global warming. The numbers speak for themselves — we must make 2009 the showdown [ … ]
Thank Global Warming for New Tree Growth
Quicker-melting snow cover will allow forests to encroach on meadows and, ironically, eventually aid in cooling the planet. Regina Rochefort, a National Park Service science adviser at Mount Rainier, said [ … ]
Trees Emit Chemical to Communicate Danger
During unusually high temperatures and droughts, researchers have found that walnut trees emit large amounts of aspirin into the air, possibly as a warning to other trees to prepare for [ … ]
Eco-Libris: ‘Paper Trails: From Trees to Trash – The True Cost of Paper’
This post was originallay posted on Eco-Libris blog on July 21st. Our book this week on Monday’s green books will take you on a trail that we find one of [ … ]