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According to the American Automobile Association, most people prefer to see the fall colors by taking a road trip by car. But as Mother Jones points out, there are lots of low-carbon alternatives. For example, in New York City there are trains to the upstate New York trail that only take an hour and a half from Grand Central Station. There are plenty of options in New York City too, which manages some 30,000 acres of public parks filled with historic sites and walkable and bike-friendly paths, as well as lot of trees — Central Park boasts 18,000 trees. And out west, Amtrak’s California Zephyr from San Francisco to Denver cuts through Tahoe National Forest in Utah and several other parks in Colorado. For more options and ideas on how to enjoy fall and keep your carbon footprint small, click here.
As the World Economic Forum recently wrote, miniature urban forests (often no bigger than a tennis court) planted using a method invented by a Japanese botanist in the 1970s are growing in popularity. Known as “Miyawaki” forests, these dense groups of trees are bursting with biodiversity and grow more quickly and absorb more CO2 than […]
By Julia Fine A new study published this month by Jennifer A. Devine et al. found that in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve, forests governed via community-based resource management are more resilient to narco-deforestation than state-run parks. As Fred Pearce reported in Yale Environment 360, the study calculated that up to 87% of the deforestation was […]
A new study published yesterday in the journal Science Advances found that in Indonesia, a country with bountiful but highly exploited natural resources, a national anti-poverty program also reduced deforestation as a side benefit.
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