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Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

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Gold mining restricts Amazon rainforest recovery

Gold mining significantly limits the regrowth of Amazon forests, greatly reducing their ability to accumulate carbon, according to a new study. The researchers warn that the impacts of mining on tropical forests are long-lasting and that active land management and restoration will be necessary to recover tropical forests on previously mined lands.

Why Climate Activists Must Go Nuclear — Or Go Extinct

In October 2019, the British climate activist group Extinction Rebellion carried out two weeks of civil disobedience in London and other cities around the world. Six thousand activists blocked the five main bridges that cross the River Thames, which flows…

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The millenial pre-colonial cultural influence is evident in the Amazon forest

Before the arrival of European colonizers, the Amazonian Indigenous peoples cultivated their food – cassava, corn, pineapple, peppers and squash, among other things. The food of the ancient civilizations of the Amazon also largely consisted of the fruits of palm and Brazilian nut trees. The protection and management of trees across generations have affected the diversity of the rainforest right up until the present time.

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The millenial pre-colonial cultural influence is evident in the Amazon forest

Before the arrival of European colonizers, the Amazonian Indigenous peoples cultivated their food – cassava, corn, pineapple, peppers and squash, among other things. The food of the ancient civilizations of the Amazon also largely consisted of the fruits of palm and Brazilian nut trees. The protection and management of trees across generations have affected the diversity of the rainforest right up until the present time.

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‘Apocalypse Never’ Review: False Gods For Lost Souls

There is a recurring puzzle in the history of the environmental movement: Why do green activists keep promoting policies that are harmful not only to humans but also to the environment? Michael Shellenberger is determined to solve this problem, and…

Forests are a solution to global warming. They’re also vulnerable to it – Mongabay.com

Forest-based solutions play an important role in addressing climate change, but the risks to forests from climate change also need to be calculated, according to a newly published paper in Science. For forests to be good carbon-removal investments, they need…

Forecast: Dust and sand from the Sahara

Masses of dusty air form over the Sahara Desert and move westward across the tropical North Atlantic frequently from spring to fall. A particularly large swath of dust is headed our way now. Watch for hazy skies in the Caribbean by this weekend, and possibly into the U.S. by next week.

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New Argentine fossils uncover history of celebrated conifer group

Newly unearthed, surprisingly well-preserved conifer fossils from Patagonia, Argentina, show that an endangered and celebrated group of tropical West Pacific trees has roots in the ancient supercontinent that once comprised Australia, Antarctica and South America, according to an international team of researchers.