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 […]

via They’re making paper out of stone — and saving lots of trees — fox13now.com

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 […]

via 1,064 ancient woodlands face damage or destruction — James Common

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

via How Trump Administration Has Harmed The National Parks — Natural History Wanderings

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 […]

via Desertification and Drought: An Issue Even in the Tropical Zone | Wildlife Alliance — Wildlife Alliance