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Finding Hope During a Dark Night of the Earth’s Soul

Over the last six years of rainforest renewal projects in Brazil, I’ve had to dig deep to keep finding hope for our beautiful planet’s future. Once a haven of biodiversity, 93% of Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest has been destroyed during the…

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2015 International Day of Trees News Snips

Image: Peter van der Sleen

The flying river is a movement of large quantities of water vapor transported in the atmosphere from the Amazon Basin to other parts of South America. The forest trees release water vapor into the atmosphere through transpiration and this moisture…

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Synthetic RainForests Kill Wildlife

“In my life, I have dreamt of seeing the great herds of wild animals, jungles and rainforests full of birds and butterflies, but now I wonder if they will even exist for my children to see.”

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A Silent Rainforest is a Dead Rainforest

“Genetic engineering (GE) of our food supply amounts to a massive science experiment being performed on mankind, without consent or full disclosure. Although the biotech industry continues to claim GE products are safe, the truth is that no one knows…

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ArborGen reaches agreement with International Paper do Brazil – Lesprom Network

ArborGen has executed an agreement with International Paper do Brazil that grants ArborGen the exclusive right to produce and sell superior Eucalyptus Varietals in Brazil.

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Trees of Transformation – a video book

Trees of Transformation is the first in a series of wake up storybooks about the people who are taking a stand for Nature in the midst of corporate giants. One of those people is Alana Lea, who became a voice…

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If they want to build a prison in your neighborhood – just plant a forest.

Suppose you lived in a beautiful neighborhood of Sao Paulo, and you learn that the City has decided it’s the ideal location to build a new prison. What do you do? Complain endlessly about how wrong this is? Or take…

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Reforestation in Rio

This week I welcomed an invitation to hike through Floresta da Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world. Turns out it’s one of the most successful reforestation projects on the planet, right here, within the city of Rio de…

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#Rio+20 – We must stop treating our rivers, forests and mountains as property…

“We must stop treating our rivers, forests and mountains as property. And now, more than ever, as we face climate change, it is time to raise our ambitions to the level that science and the natural world demands. We are…

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How Steve Jobs Answered My Email

This is the how Steve Jobs answered my email. At 9:35am on September 2, 2011, I forwarded an article entitled: Steve Jobs, World’s Greatest Philanthropist from the Harvard Business Review, to the WeForest founder, Bill Liao, with the question, “Do…

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