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Jill Pelto: Creating "glaciogenic art" based on climate change data

Artist and scientist Jill Pelto is constructing new ways to communicate science through art, covering both positive and negative issues that depict the reality of the current ecosystem. 319 more words

Arts

Industrial agriculture main cause for deforestation

It is hard to put the loss of forests around the world into numbers, but most experts estimate that upwards of 80,000 acres of tropical rain forest are lost daily. 186 more words

"Infographic Of The Day: The Human Impact On The World's Forests"

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/human-impact-on-forests/

At the outset of the 20th century, there was approximately 31 million square miles (50 million square km) of forest around the world. Today, that number has shrunk to less than 25 million square miles (40 million square km).

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News

Satellite data can help strengthen policy

Advancing satellite technology can improve monitoring of emissions.  This will in turn help make policies more robust.

There are now around 2000 satellites in earth orbit carrying out a wide range of tasks.  774 more words

Climate Change Policy

Tree-Planting Drones helping to fight deforestation

UK startup, BioCarbon Engineering, has developed a system of drones that can plant 100,000 trees a day to help save the environment.

BCE uses drones to plant trees by shooting biodegradable seedpods into the ground or scattering them in the air.  220 more words

Rosa Medea

How palm oil hurts our orangutans

Palm oil is derived from the oil palm, native to parts of Africa, Central, and South America. It can be found in a large portion of packaged and baked goods as well as beauty products like shampoos and soaps. 428 more words

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The WILD Life Diaries: Agriculture, Reducing Your Impact

Agriculture is one of the biggest drivers of deforestation. Through the cutting down of trees to make room for the intensive farming, animal lives, local people’s way of living and the planet are all at stake. 763 more words