Tongass National Forest (U.S. Forest Service)

Carbon Neutral or High Emitter? Canada & The Forest Carbon Loophole

Natural or anthropogenic? Canada’s GHG reporting approach claims GHG emissions from wildfires are natural, but GHG removals from forests at the age of “commercial maturity”, despite being primarily natural disturbance origin, are anthropogenic. Our new study published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change and profiled by CBC shows how Canada’s official report on forest … [continued]

Midjourney-generated image of energy flows around the globe.

Tracking Climate Action: How the World Can Still Limit Warming to 1.5°C

This article focuses on the 2023 findings of the annual State of Climate Action report series. View past articles here: 2022 | 2021 | 2020. Today’s climate change headlines often seem at odds with each other. One day, it’s catastrophic wildfires wreaking havoc around the world; the next, it’s an … [continued]

Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory, NASA.

Indigenous Communities Protect the Amazon

About 1.5 million Indigenous people reside in the forests of the Amazon in South America. Although deforestation and fires have eaten into this iconic forest in recent decades, Indigenous communities are helping protect some of its most intact parts. Standing, healthy forests breathe in carbon dioxide and store it in their trunks, … [continued]

6 Sustainability Stories to Watch in 2022 — From Promises to Action

Originally published on WRI’s Resource Institute. By Sadof Alexander  During these unprecedented times, there’s a great deal of uncertainty about the future. The COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the effects of climate change are already being felt worldwide, and people across the planet continue to face inequity. And that’s just what’s happening on … [continued]

Mutenga Bamboo Introduces A New Range of Bamboo Toothpicks, Pens, & Cooking & Heating Briquettes…

According to Zimbabwe’s Environmental Management Agency (EMA), the major contributors to deforestation are: Tobacco curing Energy provisions Land clearing for various land uses including agriculture. Tobacco remains one of Zimbabwe’s major foreign currency earners, along with gold and nickel. The levels of deforestation mean that a serious forest preservation and … [continued]

Is Meat The New Coal?

Apparently, the major reason for deforestation is the production of beef. Our insatiable appetite for burgers is contributing to climate change. I am not going to suggest that we should all stop eating animal protein, but we might be wise to minimize our dependence on it for several reasons. Like … [continued]