Jake Anderson, The Mind Unleashed
Antarctica has always tantalized researchers and scientists with its mysterious ice-covered lands.
A newly published study about the climate of the mid-Cretaceous period is adding stunning new questions to the mix as researchers claim to have discovered evidence of a 90-million-year-old temperate rainforest that once existed in the South Pole region. The study paints a picture of a very different prehistoric Antarctica, one that was much warmer and teeming with life. →
Read more via New Evidence Reveals Antarctica Was a Swampy Rainforest Full of Dinosaurs 90 Million Years Ago — Waking Times
(True Activist) Wildfires damaging thousands of kilometres of land are happening all over the world right now. About 21,000 square miles of Siberia’s forests have gone up in flames earlier this month, which brings the worst wildfires in Russia on record. These blazes have shrouded major cities in the country with smoke, including Novosibirsk, and has even crossed the Pacific Ocean sending billowing clouds of smoke to the United States. →
Read more via The Amazon Rainforest Wildfires, Why Brazil’s President Is Being Blamed, And Its Massive Destruction To The Planet — True Activist
Morgan Erickson-Davis, Mongabay
- Newly released data indicate the tropics lost around 120,000 square kilometers (around 46,300 square miles) of tree cover last year – or an area of forest the size of Nicaragua.
- The data indicate 36,400 square kilometers of this loss – an area the size of Belgium – occurred in primary forest. This number is an increase over the annual average, and the third-highest amount since data collection began.
- Indonesia primary forest loss dropped to the lowest level recorded since 2002. Brazil’s numbers are also down compared to the last two years, but still higher than the 18-year average.
- Meanwhile, primary rainforest deforestation appears to be on the rise elsewhere. Colombia recorded the highest level since measurement began at the beginning of the century. Madagascar had the highest proportion of its tropical forest lost in 2018; Ghana experienced the biggest proportional change over 2017.
Read more via The World Lost a Belgium-Size Area of Old Growth Rainforest in 2018 — Waking Times
The mammoth project has planted saplings of more than 290 species of trees, and seen the return of many species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects.
The project serves as a beacon to awaken awareness of the need to restore and conserve forest land.
This project is the result of an ambitious initiative taken in the late 1990s by renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado…..Read more
via The Result of a Brazilian 20-Year Reforestation Project of Over 2.7 Million Trees — Humans Are Free
(Natural News) As the problem of deforestation continues to spread around the globe, one brave orangutan has decided that he’s had enough. Loggers were tearing down trees left and right in the Ketapang Regency on the island of Borneo, when the orangutan began defending its home. Daring to climb across a fallen tree, the fearless creature…..Read more & video
via Orangutan defends forest home from giant excavator ripping down trees — NaturalNews.com
Vic Bishop, Staff Writer
In what is being called the biggest attack on the Amazon in fifty years, Brazil has just opened a massive area of the rainforest up to mining. A formerly protected national reserve twice the size of New Jersey, which is home to several indigenous tribes, has been officially abolished and will be turned over to mining interests.
Sadly, the decision wasn’t even made by a democratic body or informed vote, but by a presidential decree which changes rules, effectively abolishing a protected area known as the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca). Brazilian President Michel Temer’s time in office has been marked by scandal and corruption, most notably for offering concessions to big business interests in exchange for money and votes……
Read more & video at: Waking Times
A team of researchers had discovered a while ago an ancient complex of pyramids and various structures in a remote part of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. They documented the site as best as they could, snapping several images of strange structures and artifacts and filming a couple of videos.This ancient city—beleived to have been built and…Read more
via What Happened to the Long-Lost “City of Giants” Hidden Deep Within Ecuador’s Amazon? — Humans Are Free
In the heart of the Kodagu district, India, lies the SAI Sanctuary – a paradise for native wildlife and plants. However, the sanctuary was not always the lush green forest that it is today. When Pamela Gale Malhotra and her husband, Anil Malhotra, bought the land in 1991, it was a barren wasteland, void of life. “When we…
via Couple Create Sanctuary in India by Replanting Rainforest — Anonymous News
The “War on Carbon” is rooted in the most outrageously dangerous, dishonest and degenerate anti-science bunk that’s ever been shoveled into the minds of the masses. Far from being a “pollutant,” carbon dioxide is the “Miracle Molecule of Life” for re-greening the planet through reforestation. This essential molecule supports the entire web of life on…
via Carbon Dioxide Revealed as the “Miracle Molecule of Life” for Re-greening the Planet — Humans Are Free
“A new report is shining a spotlight on some of the most ruthless destruction of elephant habitat we’ve ever seen. And the massive forest clearance is linked to the suppliers of snack foods sold by companies like PepsiCo across the world.
A field investigation by our partners at Rainforest Action Network uncovered the devastating clearance of already endangered forests in the Leuser Ecosystem. The only place on earth where elephants, tigers, orangutans and rhinos live in the same forest, Leuser is considered one of the world’s top priority conservation areas. It’s also the source of drinking water and livelihoods for millions of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh.
But Leuser’s critical importance is apparently of no concern to rogue palm oil producer PT. ABN. The company has been illegally — and rapidly — turning lowland forests into palm oil plantations despite being ordered out by the Indonesian government. So who has been buying PT. ABN’s conflict palm oil? Wilmar palm oil refineries, supplier of brands like PepsiCo, McDonald’s, and Nestlé.
We can’t let mega-corporations like PepsiCo, Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, and McDonald’s sweep the destruction of this priceless ecosystem under the rug — Watch and Share.