Reforestation is an essential element of reducing CO2 and helping to restore a healthy environment

The Benefits of Reforestation

Guest post by Mircea Giurca Climate change and reforestation Global reforestation is an important environmental issue of growing concern. International programs like the United Nations  Initiative for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation  (UN-REDD) are key for implementing global programs for reducing deforestation, emissions through reforestation and aforestation projects. Efforts to restore and establish global forest coverage have many benefits on a…

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New Study Confirms Role CO2 Plays in Driving Global Temperature

Two new research studies quantify greenhouse gas contribution and amplifying effect of CO2 It has long been understood that the natural greenhouse effect, the blanket of heat-trapping “greenhouse” gases, clouds, and water vapor keep Earth from being a frozen, ice-covered ball. One principal skeptic argument regarding the role CO2 plays in global warming has been the vast preponderance of water…

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EarthTalk: Greenhouse Gases From Peatlands and the Spread of Disease Through Climate Change

EarthTalk for Monday, May 11. A look at the effects of peatlands on greenhouse gas buildup in the atmosphere and the spread of disease caused in part by global warming.