Amazon Deforestation Rate Hits 3 Football Fields Per Minute, Data Confirms

By Jordan Davidson, The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is being clear cut so rapidly — a rate of three football fields per minute — that it is approaching a “tipping point” from which it will not recover, according to the Guardian. As trees are lost, researchers said there is a risk that large areas could transition … Read moreAmazon Deforestation Rate Hits 3 Football Fields Per Minute, Data Confirms

DEFORESTATION OF BRAZILIAN AMAZON RAINFOREST SURGES TO RECORD HIGH, FURTHER DEVASTATION LOOMS

Elias Marat, TMU, The Brazilian Amazon rainforest has suffered a surge in deforestation in recent months, reaching unprecedented levels in May as Brazil’s far-right government under President Jair Bolsonaro continues to grant free license to illegal logging, farming and mining activities in once-protected lands.According to data from the government’s satellite monitoring agency, the Brazilian Amazon lost about 285 … Read moreDEFORESTATION OF BRAZILIAN AMAZON RAINFOREST SURGES TO RECORD HIGH, FURTHER DEVASTATION LOOMS

2019 ‘Dead Zone’ In Gulf Of Mexico May Be Second Largest On Record

A recent forecast of the size of the “Dead Zone” in the northern Gulf of Mexico for late July 2019 is that it will cover 8,717-square-miles of the bottom of the continental shelf off Louisiana and Texas. The unusually high Mississippi River discharge in May controls the size of this zone, which will likely be … Read more2019 ‘Dead Zone’ In Gulf Of Mexico May Be Second Largest On Record

El Salvador Legislative Assembly Declares “Forests Are Living Entities”

By Earth Law Center, Ahuachapán, El Salvador – On June 5, on World Environment Day, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved a pronouncement deeming that “forests are living entities.” The pronouncement also states that each person must commit to caring for, preserving, and respecting forests, and to promoting concrete actions that expand forests in El … Read moreEl Salvador Legislative Assembly Declares “Forests Are Living Entities”

How Can You Become a True Friend to the Earth?

By Burton Smith “The Earth is in trouble.” “The Earth is dying”  “The Earth has only 30 years left” Have you ever encountered such statements? Something is going on that will have a large effect on all of us.. But the Earth? The Earth will be just fine. It’s been around for billions of year and … Read moreHow Can You Become a True Friend to the Earth?

Urban Gardening: Grow Amazing Food In A Limited Space

By Gardening Mentor Kevin,   City life can be hectic. You’re running around all day. You get up early and catch the train to work. You spend a long busy day at the office. And back to your apartment when it’s all done. You want to have some moment of peace. You’ve heard that gardening … Read moreUrban Gardening: Grow Amazing Food In A Limited Space

A Brazilian Photographer Restored An Entire Forest With 2.7 million Trees In 20 Years

By Claire Robinson, A Brazilian photojournalist was utterly stunned on his return home, to a town of the inland state of southeastern Brazil, Minas Gerais. What was once a paradise of tropical forests, filled with birds and wildlife, no longer existed. Can you imagine going away from your home town and on your return, you … Read moreA Brazilian Photographer Restored An Entire Forest With 2.7 million Trees In 20 Years

Earth’s Ecosystems Are On A Collision Course With Extinction: Insect Populations Have Declined By Up To 98 Percent In Some Areas Of The World

Scientists are calling it “the insect apocalypse”, and it has extremely serious implications for the future of our planet.  All over the globe, insect populations are plummeting dramatically.  And since insects are at the very foundation of the global food chain, that is really bad news for all of us.  In fact, one expert described … Read moreEarth’s Ecosystems Are On A Collision Course With Extinction: Insect Populations Have Declined By Up To 98 Percent In Some Areas Of The World

Consciousness in Nature – TED Videos –

By Stefano Mancuso at TEDGlobal 2010, Plants behave in some oddly intelligent ways: fighting predators, maximizing food opportunities… But can we think of them as actually having a form of intelligence of their own? Italian botanist Stefano Mancuso presents intriguing evidence… Transcript Sometimes I go browsing [through] a very old magazine. I found this observation test about … Read moreConsciousness in Nature – TED Videos –

“Below 1%”: The Monarch Butterfly Is Approaching Total and Irreversible Extinction

By Elias Marat, The monarch butterfly, the majestic black-and-orange pollinator that once covered winter trees like leaves from the Baja California Peninsula up to California’s Central Coast, is facing a sharp population decline that could spell its irreversible doom. According to a new survey conducted by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the iconic North American … Read more“Below 1%”: The Monarch Butterfly Is Approaching Total and Irreversible Extinction