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Norway will pay Gabon to preserve its forests

As part of a 10-year deal, Norway will pay $150 million to Gabon to battle deforestation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Geoff Lawton on food forests

Food forests (or forest gardening) are a gardening or land management technique that seek to create a forest - usually in an urban environment - that is entirely devoted to growing edible plants.

The loss and sadness are real

There’s a fine between focusing on the positive and being in denial about the negative.

The first fire

Our cultivation of fire is what allowed us to grow into the humans we know ourselves as today. The advent of fire lit the symbolic fires of creativity and self-awareness within us that drive our evolution and growth to this day.

A visitor from another planet

If you were an alien observing humanity for the first time, would you deem this species an abysmal failure or a promising, remarkable work in progress?

Indigenous rights get boost as Green Climate Fund approves $1 billion for new projects

The fund - to which countries have pledged more than $10 billion - adopted a landmark policy to protect indigenous people who often live in or near forests, where the fund plans to back conservation projects.

Chile adds 10 million acres of parkland in historic first

At a ceremony on Monday, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet officially declared a major expansion of Chile's parklands, creating two new national parks and protecting vast swaths of the country's rainforests, grasslands, and other wild terrains.

Research breakthrough raises hope of predicting future Ebola outbreaks

Scientists optimistic of creating early-warning system after identifying two-year gap between clearance of forests inhabited by fruit bats and emergence of virus
Hands in crowd

In defense of tribalism

Tribalism is not a failed system. It's just a limited system, one that is healthy and helpful to an extent and dangerous when taken to the extreme.

Vail announces plan for ‘zero net footprint’ by 2030

Vail Resorts announced July 25 they will œaggressively pursue a company-wide sustainability commitment to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030, and zero net operating impact to forests and habitats.


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