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

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.

The Tree Hugger Who Inspired Loggers to Lay Their Axes at Her Feet By Living in a Giant Tree for Two Years

February 22, 2018 at 7:16 pm




The epic story of the woman who saved the last of the redwoods by living at the top of a giant tree 738 days

Twenty years ago, 23-year-old Julia “Butterfly” Hill climbed 200 feet to the top of a 1500-year-old giant sequoia tree in Northern California and refused to come down until a logging company agreed not to chop it down.

Living, Plantable Christmas Trees Reforest, Rather than Deforest

December 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm




Living, plantable Christmas tree with soil and roots intact.

Want to make the Christmas spirit last a lot longer than the holidays? Buy a living tree instead of a dead one. And then plant it instead of throwing it in a dump.

Eco-Friendly “Wood” Stove Can Power a Small House, Using Garbage for Fuel

November 10, 2017 at 2:26 pm




A new highly efficient “wood” stove generates electricity while cooking your food and heating your house… AND it runs on virtually any biomass, reducing deforestation

The InStove is built around a large cook pot. It can burn wood, pellets and almost any other biomass fuel including crop wastes, dung, waste paper, and other garbage.