What on earth can we do to help? It shocked and saddened me to the core when I heard a few days ago about the huge fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. Not only had I heard nothing about it on the news, I was also totally at a loss as to what was causing […]
There are numerous important economic and ecological reasons to conserve forests, in addition to intrinsic and emotional reasons. Meg Lowman explains the value of forests, for the planet and for humans.
A report from GIS Dominica. Tuesday, June 5th was recognized as World Environment Day and that day was marked in Dominica with tree-planting exercise geared at restoring and preserving the island’s natural environment. World Environment Day is a United Nations branded day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. The movement began […]
Lifestyle brand Timberland has committed to support large-scale regreening and tree planting efforts around the world, including Africa’s Great Green Wall, as part of its plans to plant 50 million trees by 2025. Over the next five years or so, Timberland will partner with a range of organisations that support the environment including the Smallholder […]
Deepen Your Love Go wandering. Find a place where you can sit and listen quietly to the poetry of the forest. Take time to look at the different trees, to observe the way they grow. Learn the names of the ferns, wildflowers, and forest birds. Find a space to lie down and gaze up, and […]
ScienceDaily reports on Striped maple trees often change sexes, with females more likely to die: Rutgers study shows how switching sexes could threaten populations Although pollen has covered cars for weeks and allergy sufferers have been sneezing, we think of sex as being the realm of animals. But plant sex can be quite interesting, especially in […]
Ethiopia Breaks World Record For Most Trees Planted In A Day Volunteers sowed 350 million seedlings in only 12 hours. Written by Angela Wilson In an effort to combat climate change and rapid deforestation, Ethiopia is making significant strides by planting 350 million trees in only one day. On July 29, volunteers from across the […]