​Developing Nations Deal with Climate Change More Successfully

More than a dozen tropical developing countries have implemented policies to reduce rates of deforestation and cut their net emissions of global warming pollution. According to recent studies, it's working. In fact, these countries may have already accomplished more for the climate than many developed nations. » 6/10/14 7:30am 6/10/14 7:30am

How To Know Where Cutting Down Trees Will Do The Least Damage

In the future, we may be able to farm trees in a much more sustainable way — by paying attention to the microbes that grow in forests. A new study reveals which forests can be farmed without the risk of releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. » 4/03/14 1:04pm 4/03/14 1:04pm

Google Launches Tool to Monitor Deforestation in Near-Realtime

Google has partnered with more than 40 other organizations to create a sobering deforestation-monitoring tool. Called Global Forest Watch, the tool enables visitors to witness worldwide deforestation as it happens, in near-realtime. » 2/22/14 4:00pm 2/22/14 4:00pm

How Drug Trafficking Worsens the Problem of Deforestation

The rainforests of the world are rapidly disappearing due to a range of issues, including illegal logging and cattle ranching. Now, researchers have pinpointed another surprising factor in the destruction of the rainforests in Central America: Drug trafficking. » 1/31/14 11:30am 1/31/14 11:30am

Satellite Shots Of North Korea Reveal A New Menace

Thanks to satellite data from NASA and Google, researchers discovered that North Korea has begun logging the Mount Paekdu Biosphere Reserve, a 326,000-acre United Nations forest preserve and habitat of the endangered Siberian tiger. » 5/18/10 11:17am 5/18/10 11:17am

Joss Whedon and Ron Moore Pencilbath

Here's a video showing Buffy / Firefly creator Joss Whedon and Battlestar Galactica remaker Ronald D. Moore dumping half a million pencils into a box that's being sent to Hollywood fatcats to help illustrate the writer's strike. Here's an idea: let's cut down the entire forest and ship reams of blank white paper to… » 12/12/07 1:00pm 12/12/07 1:00pm