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Largely Ignored, High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation Nations and Supporters Meet in Paramaribo

Representatives from a small group of nations providing absolutely essential, increasingly scarce ecosystems services met in Paramaribo, Suriname Feb. 12-15. Swimming against the rising tide of tech-driven industrialization and globalization, deforestation, and a Sixth Great Extinction, the efforts of High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation (HFLD) countries go largely unacknowledged and little valued. Identifying and elaborating ways to increase international…

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Antarctic ice loss

Latest Research Reveals Troubling Signs of Antarctica Ice Loss, Ocean Warming and Climate Warming Effects at World Heritage Sites

Antarctica’s ice sheets are losing mass more than six-times faster than previously believed and ocean temperatures are rising as much as 40-times faster than the latest U.N. IPCC report estimates. One in four UNESCO natural World Heritage sites are “highly threatened” as a result of climate warming, according to recent research.

The corruption of Ryan Zinke

What Are Interior Secretary Zinke and His Department Hiding From the American People?

In the age of Trump, it is open season mission-driven leadership among the government’s most useful agencies. Instead, Trump’s men plunder and hide.

Myanmar Mangrove Restoration Project First to Receive Verified Carbon Standard Certification

Six million mangrove seedlings had been planted with an 86 percent success rate as of the VCS report. Worldview International Foundation aims to restore 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of destroyed mangrove forest in Myanmar over the next 15 years.

Plastic piles up on beach on Niihau island, Hawaii

250 Organizations Launch Effort to Create a Circular Economy for Plastics

A coalition of more than 250 private, government, academic and non-governmental organizations, including some of the world’s largest producers of consumer products, launched the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia Oct. 29. *Beach on the Hawaiian island of Niihau, Wikipedia Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment, signatories committed…

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The corruption of Ryan Zinke

The Latest Happenings of Zinke’s Corrupt Interior Department

The happenings within the Trump administration can read like a soap opera. The recent departures of two top Interior Department officials are the latest storyline. Downey Magallanes, former deputy chief of staff and a top adviser to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, resigned on August 24. She already started a new job at BP. She worked on policy and operations, according…

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reforestation

Rotary Club Helps Fund Innovative Reforestation-Agricultural Development in Haiti

Creating a tree nursery is the first phase of a program, and possibly a global grant, that will see local, smallholder farmers plant and care for trees in return for seed, tools and training.