Posted on November 26, 2015 by Envirothink
Global deforestation is growing at a devastatingly breakneck rate. In the 50 years leading up to December 2014, we lost the equivalent of 68,000 soccer fields daily. Currently we’re losing 72,000 fields every day! That’s over 74,000 acres of trees daily. It’s high time to act according to Republic of Change.
To learn more about this visionary organization’s initiative to empower people to help reforest the planet, see the full article here.
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Posted on November 19, 2015 by Envirothink
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Field Campaign
Bison, otherwise known as buffalo, as iconic to America as the flag and apple pie. They invoke a sense of freedom and awe. The most famous herd of buffalo resides in Yellowstone National Park.
But freedom is a slippery slope, particularly this time of year for these iconic animals. In wintertime, the herd traverses distances outside the Park to find food and shelter. And that’s where the trouble lays.
Filed under: wildlife conservation | Tagged: bison, brucellosis, buffalo, Buffalo Field Campaign, culling, ecologically extinct, Native Americans, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Yellowstone National Park | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 18, 2015 by Envirothink
Imagine this: What if there were ways that would really and effectively fight climate change? Would government leaders embrace them?
It turns out that there already are 17 solutions out there that would let the world could cut annual greenhouse gas emissions by about 12 gigatonnes  in 2030. These are established and proven climate solutions – no new inventions required, and no vast amounts of capital necessary to have them work.
Filed under: Climate Change | Tagged: afforestation, climate change, climate solutions, deforestation, global emissions, greenhouse gases, low carbon, reforestation, renewable energy, solar, think tank, wind power | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 13, 2015 by Envirothink
You may remember the name David Milarch. He’s the founder of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, the organization that gathers genetic material from “champion trees” to create exact clones that will preserve these very special trees and help reforest our planet. David and Archangel have been written about and filmed by a number of entities around the world for the important work they’re doing.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments, Reforestation | Tagged: Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, Banff Mountain Film Festival, champion trees, coastal redwoods, David Milarch, genetic material, giant sequoia, health, reforestation, Sundance Film Festival | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 2, 2015 by Envirothink
Thoughts of Ireland bring to mind green lush hills, fairies and leprechauns, sunshine and blue seas. But throughout this magical country there are few trees or forests.
The ancient wild forests that stood for 9,000 years were cleared long ago. Since the Norman invasions, Ireland’s wild forests cover only 0.02 percent of the country. But remnants of these legendary forests exist and, with help from some innovative Americans, they could be flourishing again in years to come.
Filed under: Reforestation | Tagged: aboriginal, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, carbon, David Milarch, forests, habitat, Ireland, old growth forests, soil erosion, tree surgeons, wildlife | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 23, 2015 by Envirothink
The nationwide movement to take the pressure off our landfills just got another ally. Dart Container Corp. – a leader in the polystyrene foodservice product industry that I’ve been writing about since 2009.
Dart’s President Jim Lammers recently released a video aimed at New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, urging him to recycle, not landfill, the city’s styrofoam.
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Posted on October 21, 2015 by Envirothink
As consumer demand for green business practices grows, companies continue to seek the best solutions and organizations that will help them meet that demand.
In the business of sustainably sourced wood products, there’s been a steady movement away from one of the more favored providers – Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) that in recent days has become controversial amid numerous allegations of greenwashing nasty business practices.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: environmentally responsible, forest management, ForestEthics, Forestry Stewardship Council, FSC, green products, greenwashing, human rights, responsible forestry, SFI, sustainability, sustainably sourced | Leave a comment »