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EarthTalk: Rainforest Destruction and Enertia Houses

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Pinning down exact numbers is nearly impossible, but most experts agree that we are losing upwards of 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest daily, and significantly degrading another 80,000 acres every day on top of that. Along with this loss and degradation, we…

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REDD – Stop Deforestation, Reduce Emissions, and Create a Path Toward Sustainable Development

Last week we wrote about REDD, the program to stop deforestation and forest degradation. REDD, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, will be a key aspect of any viable agreement reached this December in Copenhagen. The rate of rainforest destruction is alarming. Estimates indicate they will be virtually destroyed by the end of the century unless a way…

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