Forests
Forest carbon offsets not working as planned, a damning ProPublica piece reveals

Forest carbon offsets not working as planned, a damning ProPublica piece reveals


Forest carbon offsets are a mechanism by which the carbon stored in forests is quantified, sold to those looking to offset their carbon emissions and then landowners or forest stewards are paid to conserve forest versus clearing it for farming, logging, or mining. These offsets have long been touted as a solution to deforestation around […]

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One funny thing: goats to the rescue

One funny thing: goats to the rescue

We wrote today that wildfire season has arrived in California and towns and landowners around the state are deploying armies of goats to help them clear the underbrush. Herds of goats are becoming so popular as a means of fire prevention that some towns are holding “Goat Fund Me” campaigns to ensure that they can […]

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Rainforests are in danger of losing their magical mist

Rainforests are in danger of losing their magical mist

If you’ve ever been to a tropical rainforest you know how magical the layer of mist that hangs over the forest can look. Aside from giving forests their ethereal quality this layer of mist regulates temperatures and maintains humidity levels for plants and animals who are adapted to the very specific conditions of a tropical […]

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Ancient trees that supplied Notre-Dame’s roof no longer exist for rebuilding

Ancient trees that supplied Notre-Dame’s roof no longer exist for rebuilding

After Monday’s tragic fire that ravaged Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed that “the worst has been avoided” and vowed to immediately begin the process of rebuilding the 856-year-old church. While the main structure of the cathedral survived, the wooden roof was destroyed and replacing it with comparable oak will be impossible as […]

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Racing to Save the Last American Gopher Wood Trees

Racing to Save the Last American Gopher Wood Trees

A dedicated team of scientists from the Atlanta Botanical Garden and local volunteers in the Florida Panhandle is racing to save the 750 or so “gopher wood” trees that remain in the U.S. According to Earther, religious scholars have long searched for the tree that Noah used to construct his arc — Genisis 6:14 says it was from “gopher wood.”

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One Tall Thing:  Tallest Tropical Tree Found In Borneo

One Tall Thing: Tallest Tropical Tree Found In Borneo

National Geographic broke the story yesterday that a team of researchers from the U.K. this week found the world’s first 100-meter tall tropical tree in the forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo.  To put it in perspective, if this tree was laid on the ground it would be longer than […]

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