Is it possible to make paper without trees? Australian entrepreneurs Kevin Garcia and Jon Tse were determined to find out. They spent a year researching a possible alternative that could serve as a viable raw material for making paper. “What if we re-engineer how paper is made that’s more in line with our environmental responsibility?” asked Garcia. Then Garcia read about a Taiwanese company making commercial paper out of stone and inspiration struck. A year later, in July 2017, they […]
Figures released by the Woodland Trust show 1,064 ancient woodlands to be at risk of damage or destruction – the highest number since it started compiling the data in 1999. It is thought that this is just tip of the iceberg, as there may well be others it has not been notified of. Of these […]
The Revelator reports on species We Lost in 2019 Three bird species, two frogs, a shark, a famous snail and one of the world’s largest freshwater fish were among those declared extinct this year. Read more at The Faces of Extinction: The Species We Lost in 2019 • The Revelator
Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower.
National Parks Conservation Association reports on home the Trump administration has been destructive to U.S. National Parks It’s been a tough year for national parks. The Trump administration has undermined, degraded, and outright attacked the laws and agencies that protect our public lands. These are the “lowlights.”See the full list at http://www.npca.org/TrumpPolicy
Combat Desertification and Drought One of the biggest and least understood environmental challenges facing the globe, desertification refers to the irreversible degradation of soil through human activities such as deforestation, unsustainable farming, mining and overgrazing. It occurs when trees and root systems that bind the soil are removed, exposing topsoil to erosion, and when unsustainable […]
There is so much beauty on the planet worth protecting, but sometimes such a large idea can seem abstract. For one novelist, his stories about our vast lands and seas are told from the perspective of the endangered species that we wish to protect. John Morano is a professor of journalism at Monmouth University. He’s […]