Ancient Japanese Forestry Technique Produces Lumber Without Cutting Down Trees

August 29, 2020 at 11:26 am




These Japanese cedar trees are pruned in a way that produces lumber faster and stronger than standard cedar without cutting down any trees!

7 Reasons To Get a Christmas Cactus Instead Of — Or In Addition To — A Christmas Tree

November 18, 2019 at 5:22 pm




Christmas cacti can live in your house for over 100 years and be passed from generation to generation, blooming beautiful red flowers ever holiday season

 

Artist Plants Forest in Football Stadium To Make Statement About Deforestation

October 23, 2019 at 11:42 pm




If we keep losing trees at the current rate of nearly 20 million acres per year, they “could soon be a spectacle found on display in only specially designated spaces, like animals in a zoo,” artist says

Conservation Group Plans to Buy Largest Private Giant Sequoia Forest in the World for $15 Million

October 22, 2019 at 11:25 pm




The “crown jewel” of the 73 remaining giant sequoia groves on the planet is about to be purchased, protected and opened to the public

Alder Creek. Photo Credit: Max Forster, Save the Redwoods League

Deforestation in Brazil is Up 88% Under New President Bolsonaro

July 9, 2019 at 8:40 am




Deforestation of Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rainforest is now happening at nearly double the rate it was last year, as Bolsonaro delivers on campaign promises.

Volunteers Plant 66 Million Trees in 12 Hours, Smashing Guinness World Record

February 21, 2019 at 2:23 am




1.5 million volunteers worked together to help reach a larger goal of reforesting the planet by 2030

Brazil’s New President Hands Amazon Over to Agribusiness His First Day in Office

January 17, 2019 at 6:16 pm




Bolsonaro signs order opening rainforest to agriculture and mining, telling tribal people to integrate or “disappear”

Couple Spends 25 Years Planting a Rainforest, Hundreds of Endangered Animal Species Return

January 4, 2019 at 5:56 pm




This husband and wife transformed barren farmland into a tropical paradise, bringing back rain, rivers and endangered animals including elephants, tigers and leopards

Save Animals Initiative Sanctuary. Planting trees brought rainfall, streams and rivers back to the land. Images via YouTube.

 

Norway Becomes First Country to Ban Palm Oil Biofuel Linked to “Catastrophic Deforestation”

December 13, 2018 at 6:54 pm




Palm oil consumption — which is already devastating the world’s rainforests — is expected to increase sixfold over the next decade largely because of its newfound-use as a biofuel

25 Sneaky Names for Palm Oil and Why to Avoid It

November 11, 2018 at 2:58 pm




Palm oil is destroying rainforests and threatening extinction of orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants