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April 24th, 2017|Tags: Longleaf Pine, Wildlands for Wildlife, Wildlands for Wildlife—Southeast, wildlife|0 Comments.fusion-fullwidth-1 { padding-left: px !important; padding-right: px !important; }By Eric Sprague, Director of Forest Conservation You probably see trees everywhere you go: along the road as you drive to work, the woods you pass while walking the dog, or the large stretches of forests you drive through on your way to a national park. However, this apparent abundance can be deceiving. America’s forests...
04/24/2017 - 14:48
Eric Sprague

Earth Day is every day at Surfrider and April 22nd is a great opportunity to highlight our beach cleanups - especially when they break records. Surfrider Chapters in Huntington Beach and Ventura set local records for attendance and/or pounds of litter collected at recent cleanups.
04/24/2017 - 13:44
Surfrider Foundation

There have been times throughout history when great people have acted to better unfortunate situations.  However, if we examine social and political history you will find times where man had great opportunity to act but did not. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged this behavior by questioning, “How can a man sleep through a revolution?” With a consensus among scientists that climate change is attributed to human activities, we have a unique opportunity unlike any other to exhibit consciousness in the face of a changing climate. To me, the Peoples Climate March represents a gathering of the...
04/24/2017 - 13:31
Elise Tolbert

Trump opens door to stripping park and monument protectionApr 24, 2017 Amid a new flurry of executive orders, Trump will direct Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to examine all national monuments designated since the beginning of 1996, presumably with an eye toward shrinking their boundaries and reducing protection. Read more
04/24/2017 - 13:24
Max Greenberg

The Man Who Stopped the Mine. Q&A with Prafulla Samantara, 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize WinnerAdd Comment|PrintPrafulla Samantara, 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize winner. Photo by Goldman Environmental Foundation When British corporation Vedanta Resources needed aluminum, it set its sights on eastern India’s Niyamgiri Hills. The $2 billion project sought to extract 70 million tons of bauxite, an ore used to make aluminum. It would have destroyed more than 1,600 acres of forest,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
04/24/2017 - 12:48
Wil Thomas

Tilting at windmills. Illustration by Charles A. Doyle. Over the past few years, under the banner of preserving military readiness and strengthening homeland defense, legislators at the state and federal level have pushed bills aiming to ban wind turbines from vast buffer zones around military installations. Given that wind turbines and radar can interact, you might just think it appropriate to be grateful for their foresight. The trouble is, before anyone earns a final spot in the pantheon of patriots, a pesky little thing called facts can trip up even the best of heroic narrative arcs. And...
04/24/2017 - 12:05
Julie McNamara

(Beyond Pesticides, April 24, 2017) After contributing $1 million to Donald Trump’s presidential festivities, pesticide maker Dow Chemical Co. is asking the Administration to set aside previous findings of federal scientists across multiple agencies that confirm the risks that organophosphate pesticides pose to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. This comes after the Administration abandoned plans to restrict the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos, also an organophosphate pesticide created by Dow, despite mountains of evidence that show the chemical’s neurotoxic...
04/24/2017 - 00:13
Beyond Pesticides

Editor’s note: Earlier this month, the European Parliament passed a resolution aiming to limit the import of palm oil that
04/22/2017 - 12:00
Bruno Vander Velde

April 21st, 2017|Tags: American Forests|0 Comments.fusion-fullwidth-1 { padding-left: px !important; padding-right: px !important; }Have you ever been interested in who it is working behind the scenes to advance conservation and restoration with American Forests? We’d like to share with you what Earth Day means to some of us here at American Forests, and why we think this important day needs to be recognized. We asked our staff a number of questions — about the environment, about their childhood memories of nature...
04/21/2017 - 16:48
American Forests

April 21st, 2017|Tags: Forest Digest|0 Comments.fusion-fullwidth-1 { padding-left: px !important; padding-right: px !important; }Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest! Landscape near Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil.Photo by Kate Evans/CIFOR Status of forests is ‘dire’ as world marks 2017 Earth Day — Los Angeles Times According to the World Bank development indicators from 2016, the world has lost 1,000 football fields of forests every hour since 1990. That’s 1.3 million square...
04/21/2017 - 15:07
American Forests

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