Posted on December 28, 2015 by Envirothink
The world has lost over 90 percent of its forests. We’re feeling the impact of this with increasing weather “events”.
One non-profit organization has been stepping up to help turn the tide by cloning and preserving some of our oldest and largest champion trees. And the latest example is Lady Liberty, a 2,000 year old bald cypress tree in Florida.
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, an organization we’ve written much about over the past few years, has plans to scale this magnificent 89 foot tall tree sometime today and collect samples and genetic material so that they can clone and preserve it as part of their genetic living library of trees. Continue reading
Filed under: Reforestation | Tagged: Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, champion trees, clone, forests, genetic living library, Lady Liberty, Senator tree, tree preservation, weather events | 3 Comments »
Posted on December 15, 2015 by Envirothink
Infratech’s floating solar array at a water treatment plant in Jamestown, South Australia
Solar power is continuing its explosive growth. In the first half of this year, the solar industry has supplied 40% of all new 2015 electric generating capacity. The U.S. solar industry is expected to reach nearly 8,000 MW for the year, and 28,000 MW in total.
The ways solar is being utilized is also expanding. Earlier this year, we wrote about solar successfully being used as floating arrays generating power across one of India’s state’s 85,000 km long canal system. Now a city in Southern California’s Imperial Valley plans to float a solar array across the top of a new water treatment plant that will be used for the town’s drinking water supply and irrigation.
Filed under: Solar Power | Tagged: blue-green algae, California drought, Colorado River, earthquakes, farming, fossil fuels, Infratech Industries, solar, solar array | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 3, 2015 by Envirothink
Bee collapse is a serious problem in this country. And while there is still discussion as to what the underlying cause of this is, there is much evidence that toxic neonicotinoids are harmful to wildlife, especially to bees.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: bee collapse, consumer demand, EPA, European Commission, Home Depot, neonicotinoids, pesticides, pollinators, toxic, US Fish and Wildlife | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 1, 2015 by Envirothink
I recently wrote a story on how Republic of Change was empowering people to help with reforestation efforts. Their crowdfunding campaign aims to plant 100,000 trees and to have as many people as possible engage in its efforts. Their initiative will help remove 100,000 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. Trees are the best option we have to do this, by the way.
Now the company has come up with new perks to help the campaign get from 50,000 to its 100,000 goal as quickly as possible.
Filed under: Reforestation | Tagged: Airbnb, CO2, crowdfunding, environmental, fair trade, Jason Corne, Nightswapping, plant trees, recycled paper, reforestation, Republic of Change | Leave a comment »