Drones: A Case for Conservation

by Leah Feor September 12, 2016

Conservation Drone

It wasn’t until recently that drones really entered my radar.  In the past, I simply associated them with combat missions and delivery services.

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Forest Monitoring Has Reached a New Level in Brazil

by Leah Feor September 01, 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics have come and gone.  While the metal count and winning teams will be talked about for weeks to come, an important message on the environment will hopefully continue to be heard across the globe well into the future.

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Collaboration and Good Governance are Important in Reducing Deforestation

by Leah Feor August 22, 2016

Collaboration

The list is growing on different ways in which humans can help slow climate change.  Many efforts will be made by individuals; however there are some things that can only be addressed collectively. 

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New Fire Risk Tool Can Help Prevent Deforestation in Indonesia

by Leah Feor August 08, 2016

Forest Fire Tool Indonesia

Forest fires are both naturally occurring, and human-caused.  Indonesia - a country about one fifth the size of the United States located in Southeast Asia – sees its fair share of fires on an annual basis. The impact is large, and it can be felt across the globe.

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Cool Facts About the Amazon Rainforest

by Leah Feor July 29, 2016 1 Comment

Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest is possibly one of the most fascinating places on Earth. If you've seen images or footage of the area, it's easy to captivated by its size and unique ecosystem.

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A Forest So Big It Takes Centuries to Discover it All

by Leah Feor July 20, 2016

Amazon Discovery Tree Biodiversity

Last week there were headlines in the news about an important discovery.  Scientists, researchers, and environmental experts came together to present their findings of approximately 12,000 tree species identified in the Amazon Rainforest.

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Here's a Great Reason to Hold On Tight to Old Growth Trees

by Leah Feor July 15, 2016

Carbon Sequestration Old Growth Trees

While it’s understandable that there is a lot to grasp when it comes to carbon, it’s important that we begin to familiarize ourselves with the topic, and not shy away from it. 

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Deforestation: My 2 cents on the subject

by Matt Hill January 05, 2016

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.” This powerful quote stated by Franklin D. Roosevelt accurately sums up the problem with deforestation.  Known as, “the permanent removal of forests or stand of trees to make land available for other uses”, deforestation has truly crippled the environment and continues to plague ecosystems on a global scale.

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THE STORY BEHIND DEFORESTATION AND PALM OIL THAT IS SOURCED SUSTAINABLY

by Cloe Rainville May 28, 2014

There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about Sustainably-Sourced Palm Oil. We wanted to give you a quick summary of the story as well as the players involved on all sides of palm oil production.

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THE HISTORY OF DEFORESTATION IN QUOTES, FROM LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD

by Ben Rummel May 27, 2014

There is a consensus among historians and scientists that deforestation practices likely began when the first humans occupied earth. Wood for fuel and building, as well as agricultural purposes drove it. It is interesting to note that the actual terminology of "deforestation" was first used in 1874,according to Merriam-Webster.

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Fighting to protect the Amazon, 25 years after its most famous defender’s killing

by Ben Rummel December 24, 2013

Renowned Brazilian environmentalist Chico Mendes poses outside the headquarters of his rubber-tappers union in 1988. Dec. 21, 2013, marks the 25th anniversary of his killing.Mr. De Oliveira, a slight, diffident and determined 24-year-old, has plotted all the damaged points in his patch of forest – a designated conservation area – and brought them to the nearest town. Here he works with a geo-processing expert, hunched over a map to match those points with satellite images that show a decline in forest cover and rough roads made by illegal loggers and those who seek to clear the forest to raise cattle and soybeans.

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