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Carbon Sequestration an Unintended Benefit of Northwest Forest Plan

Enacted in 1993, the Northwest Forest Plan consists of a series of federal policies and guidelines which govern the use of federal lands in the Pacific Northwest. Researchers have just concluded, however, that as a result of these same guidelines – which were initially introduced in an effort to conserve old growth forests and preserve species like the northern spotted owl – protection of the land increased carbon sequestration as well.

July 25th

2 Eco-Friendly Search Engines to Save the Planet

Are you one of those people who wants to help make a change but doesn’t know how? You can of course readily write a check to a charity of your choice. But with the hard economic times, many people are finding it hard to do just that and sometimes feel bad about not being able to contribute to worthwhile projects.

July 10th

Existence of 'Uncontacted' Amazonian Tribe Confirmed {VIDEOS}

on June 22, the Brazilian Bureau of Indian Affairs announced confirmation of a group of uncontacted people living in the western part of the Amazon’s Javari Valley, which is near the border of Peru. The existence of the group of about 200 or so people were confirmed following an over-flight expedition of the region; a series of aerial photographs clearly show several rounded-top huts in small clearings dotting the forested land. Analysis of the photos also showed that the tribe is growing a variety of crops, including corn, bananas, and peanuts.

June 26th

Barbie's Rainforest Packaging (cartoon)

You’d think a toy company like Mattel would have the foresight to realize they’d eventually be called out on this, (Thank you, Greenpeace!) as well as the money and knowledge to make their packaging from something a bit less middle-finger-to-the-world-esque…say, recycled Barbie dolls?

June 16th

The Great Reversal is Under Way in our Forests

New research shows that forests in many regions across the planet are actually becoming larger carbon sinks, thanks to an increase in density, if not in spread. Europe and North America both saw increases in carbon storage despite little to no expansion of the forest areas.

June 8th

Outrage Grows Over New Brazilian Rain Forest Law

A controversial piece of “forest reform” legislation was passed by the Brazilian senate this past Tuesday that would ostensibly give amnesty to landowners and give more autonomy to Brazilian states over setting their own conservation standards. Environmental groups largely view this as a major mistake and a give-away to ranchers and farmers.

Videos of 7 Activists Who Got Jailed This Week for Hanging “Chevron Guilty: Clean Up Amazon” Banner from Bridge

7 activists from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) got jailed earlier this week for standing with 30,000 Ecuadoreans who were affected by Chevron’s toxic legacy. These activists, as you can see in the videos below, climbed and dropped a banner from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge near Chevron’s Richmond refinery with the statement “Chevron Guilty: Clean Up Amazon” on it.

May 28th

Rainforest Activist and Wife Murdered in Brazil

If you haven’t seen this news, it’s pretty disturbing. A rainforest activist in Brazil (José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva) who had been working to protect rainforests from logging was shot and killed this week, as well as his wife. This, ironically, happened just a few hours before Brazil horrible new legislation that will increase deforestation in the area.

May 27th