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Lungs of the Planet Getting Killed

By Fredrica Syren: As I write this, I’m watching in horror all the images of the Amazon on fire. Although so far away, this event will affect us all. The Amazon, known as the lungs of our planet because it provides 20% of the entire world’s oxygen, helps stabilize the world’s climate.  The …

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Mudslides Caused by Deforestation

By Kim Robson: The frequency of massive, deadly mudslides seems to be on the increase. In California last February, torrential rains triggered mudslides across the state. While mudslides are often a fact of nature, more often lately their cause is being traced to agricultural deforestation. On Dec. 12, 2014, sixteen …

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Brazil Turns to Drones To Protect the Amazon

By James Harker (aka Green Dad): Drones could hold the key to stopping destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Yes, I know it sounds a bit Star Wars, doesn’t it?  The problem of deforestation in the Amazon is not new. But it has gotten much worse since the early 2000s, when Brazil’s …

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