How are we doing in the battle to stop or slow deforestation, especially in the tropics where forests store so much of the world’s biodiversity?
Though approximately 30% of the world’s land area is still covered by forest, much of it will disappear if the current rates of deforestation continue.
Amazon Fires: How Can We Stop Them? Stopping Current Fires May Be Impossible, But Preventing Future Burns The Key
The Amazon rainforest of South America is burning at an unprecedented rate. What can we do to stop these forest fires from spreading?
Forest therapy uses immersion in nature to soothe frayed nerves and restore a sense of mental well-being, and has even been shown to boost our immunity.
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…
Eric Rutkow’s American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation tells the storied tale of America’s trees and forests and their role in our history…
Whitebark pine forests across the American West are suffering the consequences of global warming in the form of pine beetle infestations, and land managers are trying to respond.
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, […]
Deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than the sum total of cars and trucks on the world’s roads.