Today’s Solutions: June 19, 2024

A Hakea tree stands alone in the Australian outback during sunset.

Rare fossils found at ancient Australian site

In Australia a number of rare and fragile fossils have been recently excavated by paleontologists. This region in New South Wales was famously called the “dead heart of Australia” over 100 years ago, due to the numerous fossil sites of ancient species found all over the area. The results of Read More...

A coalition of conservationist

A coalition of conservationists purchase and protect Belize Maya Forest

A large section of the tropical forest that spans Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala was previously owned by the Forestland Group, a US logging company, but now, a coalition of conservation organizations have purchased the 236,000-acre area to save it from deforestation. Organizations backing the Read More...

Scientists are listening to Bo

Scientists are listening to Borneo’s rainforest to protect biodiversity

As in many tropical areas around the world, Borneo's lush rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate due to illegal logging. This poses a real threat to the region’s incredibly rich biodiversity that includes 221 species of land-living mammals, 420 species of birds, as well as 15,000 Read More...

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Buy carbon offsets and help indigenous communities with this offset program

Sometimes it feels like there’s only so much we can do in our efforts to be environmentally friendly. We can invest in reusables, but maybe we still need to drive to work if we don’t have reliable public transit. We can eat less meat, but maybe we don’t want to miss out on a trip that Read More...

Scientists have discovered (an

Scientists have discovered (and climbed) the world’s tallest tropical tree

Here’s another reminder of why nature is so amazing. In the midst of the Borneo rainforest in Malaysia, scientists have discovered a behemoth of a tree, measuring more than 100 meters (328ft) tall. The lofty yellow meranti, as it’s known, is so long that if it were laid along the ground, it Read More...

We Live in a Rain Forest

We Live in a Rain Forest

Jurriaan Kamp | April/May 2010 issue Our brains don’t function like a machine; rather they function like an ecosystem. “The brain has a tremendous ability to transform itself in response to change,” writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong in our cover story for this issue. Armstrong believes Read More...