Conquering Deforestation

Conquering Deforestation

The portion of the Amazon located in Brazil has shown a 70% decrease in deforestation over the past decade. Brazil went from clearing an average of 19,500 km2 in 2005 to 5,800 km2 in 2013. If the rate of deforestation in 2005 had gone unchanged, 3.2 billion tonnes of...
What are Superfruits and Where Do They Come From?

What are Superfruits and Where Do They Come From?

You may have noticed the increased advertising of açaí berries at numerous juice companies. Foodies and nutritionists around the world are beginning to praise açaí berries and caja fruits, calling them “super foods” because of their high nutritional power. Both açaí...
New Peru Law Hinders Environmental Protection

New Peru Law Hinders Environmental Protection

A new law, enacted on July 11th after only limited debate in Congress, will weaken environmental protections in the Andean region of Peru. The law will take away Peru’s environmental ministry’s jurisdiction over air, soil, and water quality standards, its power to set...