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This official site of the Arbor Day Foundation provides information about planting and caring for trees, our Rain Forest Rescue and Tree City USA programs, and much more. Buy trees and give a gift of trees through our Trees in Memory and Trees for America programs.
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From Mass Coral Bleaching, A Scientist Looks for Lessons
"Twice a year, climate scientist Kim Cobb travels to Christmas Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to collect core samples from coral reefs. The data help in reconstructing past climate records and improving predictions of future global warming. But when Cobb, a research scientist and professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, arrived on the island earlier this month, she was stunned. The corals she had spent the past 18 years studying were largely dead or dying."

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For climate scientist Kim Cobb, this year’s massive bleaching of coral reefs is providing sobering insights into the impacts of global warming. Yale Environment 360 talked with Cobb about the bleaching events and the push to make reefs more resilient to rising temperatures.
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We can't imagine the world without rhinos. You are indeed fortunate if you have ever seen them, especially in the wild.

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Rhinos, one of the oldest groups of mammals, are close to extinction if action isn’t taken.
Their horns are made of keratin, the same material that is in human hair and fingernails. The increasing demand for rhino horn has driven poaching to record levels. It is estimated that a rhino is poached every 8 hours.  At  this rate, rhinos could become extinct in 15 years. Join us and take charge during Save the Rhino Day, April 30.  
Zoo Atlanta has worked with organizations in Zimbabwe to identify and monitor black rhino populations and curb poaching. The conservancies we’ve supported cover more than one million acres that currently harbor the bulk of Zimbabwe’s black rhino population. Zoo Atlanta’s Mabel Dorn Reeder Conservation Endowment Fund has also provided financial support to the International Rhino Foundation for anti-poaching patrols and veterinary equipment, as well as financial support for operational expenses at the Lewa Rhinoceros Conservancy.
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Yay!  Heard this morning that South Africa has dropped a plan to legalize the rhino horn trade.  But they still need help!  More info:
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Facebook, Google campuses at risk of being flooded due to sea level rise
"Technology giants including Facebook and Google face the prospect of their prestigious Silicon Valley headquarters becoming swamped by water as rising sea levels threaten to submerge much of the property development boom gripping San Francisco and the Bay Area."

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Forecasts show that Silicon Valley is at risk even under optimistic scenarios where rapid cuts in greenhouse gas emissions avoid the most severe increases
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San Francisco adopts law requiring solar panels on all new buildings
"The city’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the new rule on Tuesday, making the metropolis the largest in the US to mandate solar installations on new properties."
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BusinessGreen: Tech capital is first major US city to require all new buildings of 10 storeys or under to have solar panels
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More than half US population lives amid dangerous air pollution, report warns
"A total of 166 million Americans live in areas that have unhealthy levels of of either ozone or particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association, raising their risk of lung cancer, asthma attacks, heart disease, reproductive problems and other ailments."

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American Lung Association’s ‘state of the air’ report finds 166 million Americans are living in unhealthy ozone or particle pollution with serious health risks
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QUAIL SPRINGS PERMACULTURE FARM  We visited this farm in Southern California to learn more about permaculture and how it was applied to this property.  Land restoration, conservation and sustainability are all key components of permaculture.  It encompasses social and ecological design to care for the earth and people, living in harmony and giving back to the land.

A truly fascinating process and wonderful people here.  Tours, classes and more.

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Bison to become first national mammal, joining bald eagle as American symbol
"The bison, an animal once hunted to the brink of extinction in America, is set to become the first national mammal of the US, putting it on a par with the bald eagle as a symbol of the nation."

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The bison will join the bald eagle, the national emblem since 1782, as America’s symbolic animal, in an effort to prevent it from going extinct
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Are you eating palm oil?  You might want to rethink it!

Sign the petition to release these activists!

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Six people were sentenced to several months in prison in a protracted show trial in Sierra Leone for protesting the loss of their land and livelihoods to Socfin, a multinational palm oil company. Tell the Sierra Leonean authorities to stop trampling the land rights of local communities for corporate profits!
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Celebrate Earth Day your way!

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Happy Earth Day!  We ♥ the ocean...

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We value spirituality over money too!
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