Keeping Carbon Stored:

Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon



A tribe, its existence threatened by invading fossil fuel companies, literally searches for its ancient identity, a giant face in the forest… The Reunion, an engrossing true story. View it here.

OO Threatened Indigenous Forests Store More Than Half The Amazon’s Carbon


Borneo: Damming the Future is a powerful new youtuber on how big biz is destroying forests, the lives of forest people, and adding to climate change by constructing a series of unnecessary megadams along major rivers there. Check it outhere!

OO Latin America: Initiative To Restore 50 Million Acres Of Degraded Ecosystems By 2020

OO Brazil: Deforestation Threatens Water Supplies, Sparks Debate – a respected Brazilian earth scientist’s recent report contends that the Amazon rain forest’s deforestation is starting to result in a fall of the abundant precipitation that sustains not only animals and plants but also farms and major urban centers hundreds of miles away.

OO Deforestation Jumps In Peru significantly last year, says a top official.


When Indo-Malay forests are destroyed, orangutans die.

OO Indonesia’s Ambitious Plan To Reforest 2M Ha Annually

OO Biodiversity Protection Is Key To REDD Forest Conservation Successstudy shows; hunting must be discouraged.

A viper enjoys a snack. East Africa’s mountaintop forests are among the most biodiverse in the world and need protection. Credit Michele Menegon at

OO One-Two Punch: Farming, Global Warming Destroying Unique East African Forests

There is, of course, much more news on the consequences and solutions to climate change. To get it, check out this annotated resource list I’ve compiled, “Climate Change News Resources,” , at here. For more information on the science of climate change, its consequences and solutions you can view my annotated list of online information resources here.

To help you understand just what science does and does NOT do, check thisout!

Every day is Earth Day, folks, as I was reminded by these snails on a daisy I photographed in rainy Chile recently. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future. If you’d like to join the increasing numbers of people who want to TELL Congress that they will vote for clean energy candidates you can do so here. It’s our way of letting Congress know there’s a strong clean energy voting bloc out there. For more detailed summaries of the above and other climate change items, audio podcasts andtexts are freely available.


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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