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