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2015 International Day of Trees News Snips

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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

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“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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The Two Faces of Reforestation in Brazil | Care2 Causes | Earth Day 2014

The Two Faces of Reforestation in Brazil

There are two faces of reforestation in Brazil. One is that of a simple country person with her family, bare-footed or flip-flopped, collecting seeds from the Mother trees of their region. They know the trees like they know their own…

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Connect the Dots Interview on GMO Rainforests

October was GMO Awareness Month, and I was honored to be interviewed by Alison Rose Levy for a compelling conversation on her PRN radio program Connect the Dots. She asked such good questions! Let me know what you think…

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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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FRED talk > TED talk – I’m Talking to YOU about Replanting a Degraded Rainforest

TED talks are my absolute favorite form of edutainment, so when I was invited to speak at a Los Angeles Fred Talk in December, I was one happy Brazilian! FRED is based on TED…and the similarity in names is no…

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Marie Diamond Show to Feature Rainforest ECObank Founder Alana Lea

Please join me live on Saturday, October 1, 2011 when I’ll co-host the Marie Diamond Show (online) at 10am Pacific. http://www.vokle.com/events/25069-the-marie-diamond-show If you miss the live interaction (Twitter streams live during show – and you can type in questions for…

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Science has been nearly silent in Brazil’s Forest Code debate

A recent push to revise Brazil’s forest code has emerged as one of the more contentious political issues in the country, pitting agribuisness against environmentalists trying to preserve the Amazon rainforest. Historically, the forest code has required private landowners to maintain a substantial proportion of natural forest cover on their properties, though the law has often been ignored…

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#CALL4TREES – A Conversation about HOPE with Julia Butterfly Hill, Changents and We Forest team members about how YOU can help reverse global warming

Join us for a rare opportunity to have a conversation about HOPE with environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill. (You remember, the young woman who lived on a platform atop a 1,500 year old tree for 2 years to prevent it from being cut down.)

Julia will be joining me, along with the international team from WeForest, our friends at Changents, and hopefully, our field partners in Brazil.

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What If You Could Help Halt Global Warming, Preserve Wildlife Species, and Live with Greater Sustainability – Would You Do It?

Meet the founders of CPR Earth, myEarth360 and Rainforest ECObank on an interactive conference call this Saturday, Aug 6 at 10am PST. Bring your questions and prepare to network with others about your own projects and passions for the Earth. It’s free and HOPE-Full.

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