Category: Forest Trade

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Controversy abounds today: Ecuador institutes a new policy to limit the presence of certain people (poor locals) on the Galapagos, Apple leaves the Chamber of Commerce and concerns are raised about REDD becoming a vehicle for organized crime. Catch up on all the latest news here at Cool Green Morning. They look like shooting stars, but […]

From Forest to Toilet Paper… and Back Again

Written by | July 30th, 2009

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When nature calls, how do you respond? Just 2 percent of us in the United States use 100 percent recycled toilet paper at home, according to a recent New York Times article on the “Charmin effect”. Yet somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 percent of people recycle other products regularly.  We buy local when possible, […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 7

Written by | July 7th, 2009

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It’s a wildlife-friendly day here at Cool Green Morning. We’ve got baby animals (orangutans and lynx), strange animals (swimming mouse-deer), high-profile animals (polar bears) and underwater animals (coral). The news isn’t all good, but it’ll get you going. Could deer provide clues to the evolution of whales? It seems so. Scientists recently discovered two species […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 16

Written by | June 16th, 2009

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We’ve gone from hope and promise to doom and gloom, all in one short day. Yes folks, this morning’s Cool Green News updates will make you contemplate just how bad the future could be. Read ‘em and weep… then polish up your half-empty glass and send us your message of hope (cause we all need it). A new climate change […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2009

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What’s REDD, you say? “Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation,” of course. It’s a hot topic in climate change policy negotiations going on at Bonn this week. Read on for some news about the Conservancy’s stance on REDD, and all the Cool Green News that’s fit to print. A new REDD brief from The […]

Stopping a War…and Promoting Sustainable Forestry in Borneo

Written by | May 15th, 2009

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A story involving poisonous snakes, wild pig hunts, blowguns with poison darts, the ancestors of headhunters and pathbreaking conservation? That’s a hard story to pass up…even if it’s halfway around the world. So I didn’t. In November 2007, I traveled to the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo to report on how The Nature […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2009

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Another Earth Day has come and gone, and whether you’re an Earth Day cynic or you can’t help but look on the bright side, one thing is still true: you’ve gotta stay informed. So read on for our round-up of the day’s top stories from the enviro-blogosphere. Guardians of Forest Carbon: Indigenous people and conservation […]

Expedition to the Solomon Islands: Giant Eels, Strangler Figs and Tasty Yams

Written by | March 17th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Sanjayan, The Nature Conservancy’s lead scientist, is traveling in the Solomon Islands to explore the amazing diversity of life and the fast vanishing marine and terrestrial habitats on these islands. As part of this expedition, Sanjayan’s experiences will be made available to students across the United States by the interactive curricula company Promethean […]

Better a Logged Forest Than None at All

Written by | February 13th, 2009

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Erik makes the case why logging of tropical rainforests is not necessarily bad

Cool Green Afternoon: Monday, January 5

Written by | January 5th, 2009

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Here’s what’s hot and green online this afternoon: Green Cemeteries: The Wall Street Journal says green cemeteries “that eschew caskets and embalming” are growing more popular. “I get a lot of calls from people thinking it’s a groovy alternative to opening a bed-and-breakfast” says Green Burial Council director Joe Sehee. (Hat tip: Environmental Capital.) Cap […]

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