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12 May 2020
Xingu River Basin, Brazil
A group of women, known as the Yarang Women’s Movement, from villages in Brazil collect and sell seeds to nurseries, landowners, and other organizations to replant degraded land by the Xingu River. While this effort h...
20 February 2020
District of Columbia, Washington, United States
Policymakers, nonprofit leaders, and corporate heads have recently undertaken efforts to increase urban forestry. Urban trees decrease energy use, protect storm drain infrastructure, decrease noise, and help boost wel...
22 January 2020
In an effort to get back to the roots of climate change, Plants for the Planet and other international initiatives plant millions of trees each year to help capture the massive amounts of carbon being released into th...
20 January 2020
Aska, Odisha, India
Pramila Bisoyi, a Member of Parliament hailing from the Indian state of Odisha, has shown the power of women in protecting the environment. She has created and led multiple Women Self Help Groups, who work together to...
24 December 2019
Working with communities to develop alternative forms of livelihood helps to curb unsustainable practices and land degradation. In Uganda, the destruction of wetland habitat by farmers had had a serious impact on the ...
24 December 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The My Roots in Africa Project is an initiative of a group called the Most Influential People of African Descent, which seeks to build connection between Africans in Africa and elsewhere around the world through the a...
12 November 2019
Those who live on the island of Borneo understand that their well-being comes from the Gunung Palung National Park, but logging remained rampant because it was the only way to make money to pay for healthcare. Thus, a...
29 October 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States
Replanting and replenishing damaged ecosystems is crucial to mitigating further adverse effects of climate change. From the forests of the American Pacific Northwest, to the coral reefs around the globe, startups and ...
7 August 2019
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Because deforestation in Uganda is rapidly increasing, including in the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, a new tactic for constructing bricks for housing that didn't require trees was developed by Mercy Corps, UK Aid, and...
2 August 2019
The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda, the largest such settlement in the world, is working with a number of agencies including the UNHCR and The Office of the Prime Minister to address environmental issues in the...
19 June 2019
Across the world, TreeSisters is partnering with local organizations to help reforestation efforts. The nonprofit is centered on bolstering local, community-based, and usually women-led initiatives in countries like K...
29 May 2019
Communities around Kenya address national deforestation by relying on individuals to make changes in the way they use timber as well as to plant trees to repopulate suffering forests. Many towns set strict guidelines ...
22 May 2019
Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
Over 3000 Words
This story examines the well-publicized climate-change strategy of carbon credits: the idea that a CO₂-emitting company could offset its emissions by funding anti-logging efforts, effectively "saving" the equivalent a...
21 May 2019
Rubirizi District, Uganda
Trees for Global Benefits is a carbon offset program that aims to partner with, rather than displace, locals in countries that have space to plant forests. For instance, in the Rubirizi District in Uganda, locals are ...
23 March 2019
Mawphlang, Meghalaya, India
In 2007 a program in Meghalaya, India called The Khasi Hills Community REDD+ Project was created to bring together the community members in an agreement to protect the sacred groves there. This was part of the larger ...
21 March 2019
Paraíso, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
An environmental organization called Restoring Our Watershed, led by a team of ecologists from around the globe, has helped ranchers reforest riverbanks to better preserve their land over the past four years. Rancher...
21 January 2019
Hojancha, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
In 1976, the Costa Rican city Hojancha preserved only 2% of its land as forest, and as a result their water supply (the Río Nosara river basin) dried up from the lack of vegetation. Sixteen years into the crisis, two ...
17 January 2019
Aimorés, Minas Gerais, Brazil
A Brazilian photographer and his wife set out to restore devastated land in the late 1990s by replanting the forest, which would in turn bring back the wildlife. To date the pair and their organization, Instituto Terr...
8 January 2019
In booming cities across India, residents and nonprofits are fighting to save trees from rampant development. One protest in Delhi brought 1,500 citizens out, stalling a proposal to fell 14,000 trees in the city. And ...
6 December 2018
Nishiawakura, a village in Japan, was once the site of complete forest devastation due to the need for timber during and after World War II. Through trial and error, the country has learned what does and doesn't work ...
13 November 2018
To restore degraded lands in Tajikistan, farmers are turning to agroforestry, a traditional cropping method that more closely mimics natural systems. An estimated 45 gigatons of carbon is sequestered by agroforestry s...
28 October 2018
Biomimicry is defined as finding "solutions to man-made problems with designs inspired by the natural world," and some scientists think it could be at least part of the solution to climate change problems. From recycl...
18 October 2018
Under 800 Words
Years of illegal gold mining have left much of Peru's forests desolate and the lands poisoned. However, scientists have recently come across one species of tree that is thriving despite the harsh realities of the land...
20 September 2018
Drones aren't just for filmmaking and covert operation anymore. A team in India has devised a way to turn these flying contraptions into seed-dropping tools that also measure the progress and success of reforestation ...
10 September 2018
To tackle deforestation in Kenya, locals scatter charcoal-coated seeds in their communities to grow forests in the country. The charcoal deters birds and insects from eating the seeds before they can germinate; once t...
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