Environmentally speaking, the timber industry bears an infamous reputation. As a whole, loggers and timber producers are often blamed for deforestation, soil erosion, loss of biodiversity, and violations of the rights of indigenous communities—and in many cases these accusations are rightfully leveled. However, the single story of timber production as a social and environmental scourge … Continue reading Timber Demand High, Sustainable Management Restores Land
Estimates suggest that the travel sector accounts for approximately 8% of carbon emissions — a number that is expected to grow by about 4% every year. Airplanes are notorious polluters, and hotels use gallons and gallons of water for guest rooms, pools, laundry, and landscaping. And while travelers have plenty of opportunities to make sustainable … Continue reading Can Travel Really Be Eco Friendly?
From smart devices to robots to electric cars, technology is changing the way we do just about everything. One area that has seen a comparatively slow adoption of technology is farming and agriculture — but it’s not because of a lack of need. The FAO estimates that by 2050, the world will have over 3 … Continue reading How Technology is Changing Agriculture