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Amazon Heartthrob

Amazon Heartthrob

October 05, 2009 by 3 Comments

Greenopia made a list of  ”10 Green Guys We Love” and Doug made the list amongst the likes of Jack Johnson, Adrian Grenier and uh, me. Check it out…

The Amazon Rainforest is More Important than Electric Cars

The Amazon Rainforest is More Important than Electric Cars

June 03, 2009 by Comments Off

Someone should contact Neil Young and tell him to stop making albums about electric cars and start writing songs about the Amazon. While I write this in jest, the boringness of someone pulling your ear about the devastation of deforestation should still be as important as talking about topics such as the duel between San Francisco and Portland for electric car supremacy.

40% of Amazon Will Disappear Despite Climate Change Efforts

40% of Amazon Will Disappear Despite Climate Change Efforts

June 03, 2009 by Comments Off

Forty percent or more of the Amazon rainforest will be “decimated” by the middle of the next century even if we cut all CO2 emissions by 2050, said the UK Met Office. The finding was presented this past month in Copenhagen, which is preparing to host the UN Climate Change Conference in December.

Amazon Rainforest Will Suffer Catastrophic Damage, Even in Best Case Scenario

Amazon Rainforest Will Suffer Catastrophic Damage, Even in Best Case Scenario

March 13, 2009 by 1 Comment

The damage will be so severe that it will cause irreversible changes to the world’s weather patterns, which is expected to bring more storms, floods and heat waves to Britain. Up to 40 per cent of the rainforest will be lost if temperature rises are restricted to 2C, which most climatologists regard as the least that can be expected by 2050.

Amazon News: MTV Cuts Down Rainforest for Reality TV Show

Amazon News: MTV Cuts Down Rainforest for Reality TV Show

March 03, 2009 by Comments Off

The television show, which premieres on September 17th, took over the neighboring, inhabited island in militant style by hiring the local police to prevent residents from accessing a public beach. As it turned out, according to local witnesses, MTV had cleared a small patch of rainforest to build a tiki-hut structure near the beach, developed an access road through the forest, and installed generators and lighting on the beach.

Cattle Pastures in Deforested Amazon Now the Size of Iceland

Cattle Pastures in Deforested Amazon Now the Size of Iceland

January 29, 2009 by Comments Off

The largest rainforest in the world is being chopped down almost entirely for a single purpose: beef. That’s right, one of the biggest, most beautifully diverse ecosystems on the planet is being traded in—for hamburgers. According to a report from Mongabay, a full 80 percent of the land cleared by Amazon deforestation from 1996-2006 has been used to create cattle pastures.