Birders are keeping hope alive that the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker will re-appear “on the wing” somewhere in the swamps of the Southeastern U.S…
Letting in Lyme Disease Lack of Biodiversity in Fragmented Forests Leads to Increased Spread of Lyme Disease
Forest fragmentation—when forests are cut down in such a way that only small parcels are left intact—leads to a higher incidence of Lyme disease according to a study published in the journal Conservation Biology. The white-footed mouse is one of the prime carriers of Lyme disease. These mice are most often found in small forested […]
E’s Green Home Picks: Clean and Relax Toss Clothes in the Bamboo Hamper, Hook up the Air Purifying Bag and Rest Easy in a Forest-Friendly Chaise Lounge
READY TO LOUNGE Get ready for warmer weather with the Regatta Chaise Lounge ($1,099) from Crate & Barrel, handcrafted from Forest Stewardship Council-certified teak that will weather to a flattering gray. It comes with a fade- and mildew-resistant white cushion. Crateandbarrel.com SORT IT OUT This Bamboo Wicker Corner Hamper ($30.99) fits neatly in a corner, […]
Redwood Wars: Not All Forest Certifications Are Created Equal
Decades of oppressive, one-party rule and economic embargoes have left Armenia overwhelmingly poor and desperate, and poverty has led to destruction of the very natural resources that are the country’s most precious heritage.
It is possible to stand in the midst of a rainforest in Belize, surrounded by dripping trees and the cries of howler monkeys, and think that you’re in a particularly unspoiled corner of Costa Rica. Or maybe Brazil, before that country’s air was choked with smoke from burning trees and the ugly scars of clear-cuts. Possibly because of its small population of 200,000 scattered among 8,876 square miles of coastline, mountains and dense forests, Belize has escaped the headlong development that has marred so much of Latin America’s natural beauty. Even its largest metropolis, Belize City, is home to no more than 60,000 people.