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Climate Change and Deforestation Engaging in Vicious Cycle of Destruction

[social_buttons]Most of you know by now that deforestation, and the emissions that cleared forestlands add to the atmosphere, exacerbates climate change. But it may come as a surprise to learn that the opposite is true. New scientific findings suggest that climate change is threatening remaining forests more dramatically than previously suspected. Until recently, climate scientists […]

April 16th

Cut Carbon (not Flowers) for Valentine’s Day

Cut out cut flowers this Valentine’s Day, and you’ll do you part in cutting out carbon. The cut flower industry is among those that raise the ire of the thoughtful environmentalist. Nearly three of every four cut flowers sold in the US are imported, and a large chunk of those come from South America. Colombia […]

February 8th

Environmental Defense Fund: Global Warming’s Silver Lining

This post is by Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund. Earth: The Sequel tells the story of an exciting race that is just beginning — the race to develop low-carbon energy in time to turn our greatest environmental crisis into our greatest economic opportunity. Many people have expressed surprise that I’d write a […]

March 12th