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What’s Up With the Rainforest: Collapsing biodiversity is a “wake-up call for humanity”

The global community has been sent a series of wake-up calls lately: the environmental crisis spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, unprecedented droughts in China, and a report outlining the disastrous impacts of the world’s collapsing biodiversity. If events like these still don’t send the world into action, I have to wonder what kind of devastating catastrophe finally will. Our…

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What’s Up With the Rainforest: United States has higher percentage of forest loss than Brazil

What’s Up With the Rainforest is a weekly series from James Boyce and the Rainforest Alliance – We can’t allow the constant reminders of the damage we have done to our planet overshadow the fact that we still have the chance to prevent the past from repeating itself. With advancements in science and technology developing at an exponentially increasing speed,…

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What’s Up With the Rainforest: More Hope, Less Blame – in Praise of Eco-Warriors

Celebrations of Earth Day last week garnered some more of the world’s attention to the environmental crisis threatening the health of the global community and our planet, but we must not forget that working towards a sustainable future is a responsibility that will require dedication all 365 days of the year. And while some corporations have jumped on the eco-bandwagon…

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Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron, and Joel David Moore of Avatar fame were in Brasilia on April 12, 2010 to add their voices to the strong movement in Brazil to stop Belo Monte Dam.

What’s Up With the Rainforest for Earth Day: Brazil suspends Amazon dam project targeted by Avatar director

With the 40th anniversary of Earth Day upon us, a renewed sense of activism and attention is cast around the present state of our natural environment. What started as a local grassroots effort to increase environmental awareness and provoke action from our political leaders has not only led to significant policy changes, but has also developed into an international celebration of…

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What’s Up With the Rainforest: Are biofuels an ethical solution?

While scientists make strides in researching solutions towards a better future, we have become apathetic to our environmental crisis. Are we falling back on the idea that technology will save us? We need technology and innovation combined with the power of human action and devotion in order to win the fight for a sustainable, clean environment. This week the Rainforest…

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What’s Up With the Rainforest: Will Turning Vegetarian Save the Planet?

With the catastrophic earthquakes in Haiti and now Chile occurring within two months of each other, we can’t help but be reminded just how powerful mother nature can be, possessing the ability to change our entire way of life in an instant. In the wake of such tragedies, the simple fact remains, there are many things in this world that…

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