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 Transforms Barren Farmland Into a Rainforest and Wildlife Sanctuary

January 4, 2019 at 5:56 pm




This husband and wife bought up land destroyed by agriculture and turned it into a safe haven for elephants, tigers and leopards 

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

China is Turning the Rainforest into Cheap Furniture for the U.S.

October 29, 2018 at 10:12 pm




China is rapidly and illegally gobbling up the world’s second largest rainforest, in Africa, to fuel America’s appetite for cheap furniture.

100 Million Trees Killed for Junk Mail Each Year

April 11, 2018 at 4:01 pm




Junk mail destroys 100 million trees and creates 50 million tons of greenhouse gases per year. Most of it goes straight to a landfill. Here’s how to opt out:

Grow a 100-Year-Old Food Forest in Your Backyard in Just 10 Years

March 8, 2018 at 5:05 am




Engineer develops method for growing mature, dense food forests in just 10 years, so we can surround ourselves in our natural habitat

Most of the world we live in today was once forest, our natural habitat for millions of years.

China Tells Troops to Put Down Their Guns, Take Up Their Shovels and Plant Trees

March 2, 2018 at 2:47 am




China deploys 60,000 troops to fight enemy number one in the country — air pollution — by planting 16 million acres of trees

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China is going to war with a new kind of enemy — industrial air pollution. The People’s Liberation Army has reassigned 60,000 troops to plant 16 million acres of trees to help clean the air.