The noted anti-deforestation and environmental rights activist Isidro Baldenegro was murdered in the northern state of Chihuahua in Mexico on Sunday. Baldenegro was killed by gunmen who subsequently fled the … [Read full article]
Stand.earth (formerly ForestEthics) is working on a campaign to get Starbucks to use recyclable cups, and picked up a check for $40,393 from CREDO’s June (2016) donations program.
A firefighter pauses at the $2013 Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park, August-September 2013 (Calfire photo on facebook). President Obama released the federal budget for 2015 last week. Overall, it … [Read full article]
From Grist, September 24, 2013.
Every one of us is on a learning curve capable of transformation. Every one of us chooses a path, or the path takes us. We grow attached to our efforts, … [Read full article]
No other tribe in the Amazon is experiencing the same type of loss as the Awá. Loggers are taking over the land, often by force, and killing anyone who gets in their way. Without intervention, the entire tribe may soon be extinct.
A new study has shown that selective logging of tropical forests may be one of the few feasible options for conservation in the face of the huge financial incentives … [Read full article]
A new study has found that logging can increase the risk of catastrophic wildfires by changing the predominant variety of tree to one that is younger and therefore more prone to fire.
Jarrah timber is one of the most versatile, durable, and beautiful timbers in the world. It is extremely dense, and is resistant to rot, fungus, termites, and general weathering from … [Read full article]
Sarah Palin had a few words for conservationists in a recent episode of her reality TV show Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Palin had just shown her solidarity with the logging industry … [Read full article]
[UPDATED: Sept. 27, 2013; see addendum at bottom] In the spirit of both Halloween and Environmental Awareness, I hereby offer thirteen environmental horror stories of anthropogenic origin. I have chosen … [Read full article]
A new study suggests that by 2100 only 18% to 45% of the plants and animals that make up tropical forests will still be there. The study, led by Greg … [Read full article]
A new report released shows that after a decade of effort across the planet the fight against illegal logging is finally paying dividends. The assessment, released by Chatham House, is … [Read full article]