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What Can Kids Do About CO2?

Have you noticed that the weather was a bit different this “winter”? From Spring-like days in the middle of February to hailstorms and more, it is evident that climate change is here and it is real. Instead of feeling discouraged by the changes in environmental...
Global Warming Causes Rapid, Drastic Changes

Global Warming Causes Rapid, Drastic Changes

This week, the New York Times reports that a scientific panel warned that “continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems…[such as] the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass...
Gold Mining Devastates Rainforest

Gold Mining Devastates Rainforest

http://youtu.be/D8amzv_kwMs A new study published this week by the Carnegie Institution for Science revealed the true cost of the gold mining epidemic in the Madre de Dios region. Said lead author and friend of AAF Greg Asner, “Our results reveal far more rainforest...
Corruption and Illicit Logging

Corruption and Illicit Logging

The World Bank estimates that every two seconds, an area of forest the size of a football field is clear-cut by illicit loggers around the globe.  Illicit logging is an epidemic, particularly in Peruvian regions of the Amazon where as much as 80% of the areas logging...