Marine Restoration Week: Restoring Blue Forests–Opportunities for Mangroves

Nature Conservancy - Science

They have to be this way – they live in muddy coastal waters which are among the most dynamic places on the planet. That same year 30 million trees were planted in Senegal. Mangroves grow like weeds, making them easy to restore. But conservationists still must plant carefully.

The Dala Collection Makes Its Mark on Eco-Friendly Furniture

Green Furniture Home Design

Dedon’s 20 years of experience in outdoor furniture is a beacon of social responsibility, so it is no surprise that the origins of Dala—in name, form, and function—grew organically from Burks’ time spent studying traditional handmade craft techniques in Senegal. The Dala collection is another Dedon triumph, reflecting a devotion to the inspiration, comfort, and resources of our planet.

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How Can We Prevent or Reverse Desertification and Save Lands from Desert Encroachment?


This pattern keeps repeating faster and faster–failing areas keep getting larger, our population too, but the land we have available on this planet remains the same. As other natural ecosystems, deserts have their own dynamics independent of human activities.

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New Chief Operating Officer Lois Quam Chats with Mark Tercek

Conservancy Talk

Quam: I remember a trip I took to Senegal, where I met with local leaders to talk about ways to save the lives of mothers by making labor and delivery safer and how to save the lives of kids through vaccinations. What do they think of your new job – saving the planet?

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Tribes and Birds of the Lower Omo Valley by Adam Riley

10,000 Birds

Lake Turkana, the world’s largest permanent desert lake and also the planet’s largest alkaline lake, has no water outflow, so in effect it’s a dead-end for the Omo River. Ethiopia, a landlocked country situated in the Horn of Africa, has firmly established itself as one of Africa’s top birding destinations. Its great diversity of habitats hosts an incredible bird count of over 900 species, including Africa’s 2nd highest list of endemics and near-endemics (after South Africa).

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Sustainable, sharing communities explored in Karen Litfin’s book ‘Ecovillages’

The Green Changemakers

Los Angeles Ecovillage , for instance, is an island of frugality in the heart of Southern California’s consumer culture, whereas Colufifa , a Senegal-based village network, is primarily concerned with hunger prevention. The fields of Konohana Ecovillage all lie under the watchful eye of Mt.

Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

Green Blog

What we are experiencing on this planet is an imperial dictatorship, and from here we continue denouncing it. And long live the people and democracy and equality on this planet! And consequently we will begin to save the planet. “The rich are destroying the planet.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

One hopes that the Climate Creditor countries will insist on full reparations for a polluted planet. At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

According to leading US climate scientist Dr James Hansen, exploitation of the Canadian tar sands will mean “game over” for the Planet. Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.