Keeping Carbon Stored: Forest Drones and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FOREST UPDATE

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Deforestation robs tiger cubs of their homes. Credit Keven Law at Wikimedia Commons.

Forests supply important nutrition to local people says a new report, but they continue to shrink: NASA satellites show that the Congo rainforest, the second largest in the world, is browning.

After widespread deforestation, China is finally banning commercial logging, while Myanmar (aka Burma) bans timber exports to save its remaining forests.

New ideas in forest conservation include: monitoring deforestation, throughcrowdsourcing and drones. And OCCUPY, as indigenous protesters have, Peru’s largest Amazon oil field.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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