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The Narwhal

Stephanie Wood

14 August 2021

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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The Cheakamus forest, which spans 33,000 hectares, is a community run forest, managed by the two First Nations and the city of Whistler, in British Colombia, Canada. By not logging massive amounts of wood, the forest ...

National Geographic

Elizabeth Hewitt

22 June 2021

Netherlands

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In Europe, India, and other countries like the Netherlands tiny forests are being deployed to fight the effects of climate change. The small forests, some about the size of a parking lot or a basketball court, can hel...

Grady Newsource

Jared Gilstrap

9 April 2021

Colbert, Georgia, United States

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After Georgian residents raised concerns about a pollutant that was being emitted by a nearby biomass plant, they banded together to pass legislation that effectively put an end to the practice. These concerned reside...

ProPublica

Lisa Song

22 May 2019

Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil

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This story examines the well-publicized climate-change strategy of carbon credits: the idea that a CO₂-emitting company could offset its emissions by funding anti-logging efforts, effectively "saving" the equivalent a...

Portland Press Herald

Kevin Miller

12 August 2018

Maine, United States

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Maine has 17 million acres of forestland making it the ideal region for implementing a carbon regulatory program. As governments in both the United States and Canada look to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the advant...

Greentumble

Deogracias Benjamin Kalima

10 April 2018

Malawi

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Many areas in Malawi have lost their forest cover entirely, but some farmers are changing their practices to play a part in sustainable forestry implementation. By using the only specific parts of the trees for fuel w...

Sierra Club

Martha Pskowski

11 January 2018

Tres Garantías, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Despite the Yucatan Peninsula being known as a hotspot for deforestation, the Tres Garantías cooperative has found a way to source sap from the forest's trees that doesn’t permanently damage the tree. The sap is used ...

Rock Road Recycle

Gregg Hennigan

4 March 2016

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

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Rahr Malting, a brewery in Shakopee, MN, has found a creative way to sustainably address their energy needs. The company partners with the Mdewakanton Sioux Community to use waste barley hulls from the malting factory...

Bloomberg

Brandon Lisy

13 April 2015

Green Island, New York, United States

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Using mycelium from mushrooms offers a sustainable and biodegradable alternative to synthetic polymers. Mushrooms produce a natural structure that can be used in building and construction, in lieu of plastics or proce...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 March 2012

Asosa, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia

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In Africa, many people rely on wood from trees to cook food over stoves. The tremendous usage of wood contributes to deforestation and environmental decline. Using bamboo instead of wood is a more profitable and green...

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