FSC has certified 500+ million acres of forest as sustainably harvested since its inception in 1993, but critics wonder if the group’s claims can be trusted.
Streamlining date centers may be the low hanging fruit when it comes to finding ways to reduce the electricity consumption of our Internet usage.
Brazilian environmental journalist Karla Mendes gives listeners the inside scoop on what’s behind the Amazon rainforest fires and how to stop them…
The Amazon rainforest of South America is burning at an unprecedented rate. What can we to stop these forest fires from spreading?
In its most recent Guide to Greener Electronics, Greenpeace ranks Fairphone as the greenest gadget makers, but Apple follows closely on its heals given CEO Tim Cook’s commitment to sustainability.
The cardboard you recycle likely makes a 12,000-mile, fossil-fuel-spewing loop at sea (to China and back) in its journey of rebirth…
Located at the foothills of the Andes, ‘La Reserva de Producción Faunista Cuyabeno’ is the second largest reserve of the 45 national parks and protected areas in Ecuador. For two-thirds of the year, the forest is submerged in water. This unusual occurrence is due to the water that flows from the Cuyabeno River and its […]
The story of Chris McCandless, a 24 year old American who traded in his materialistically comfortable life for one in the wild and who in 1992 two years into his voyage died in the Alaskan outback, has resurfaced recently due to the book ‘The Wild Truth’ published by his sister Candice McCandless in 2014. Over […]
Dear EarthTalk: What can I do to help prevent deforestation in the Amazon even if I don’t live in the region? — Janine Greco, Nutley, NJ The fact that our climate, our air and our water know no national borders means that the forests are our mutual responsibility. We all depend on their services and we […]
This short video and the article that follows by Swedish filmmaker/writer Geir Hansteen Jorgensen shows how deforestation and global warming have combined to plunge Brazil into a record drought… The Brazil record-drought from 2014 continues and looks to be intensifying in 2015. At peak rain season hopes about January rains filling the water reservoirs evaporated. Drought is affecting most […]