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Is Wilderness Gone Already?

The pandemic has hurt “wildlife tourism” and endangered the wildlife which drew in the tourists. The Guardian announced (May 5) that, “Ecotourism collapse threatens communities and wildlife,” and The Washington Post adds (July 17) that this tourism “is essential to wildlife conservation in many African countries.” These reports are all very true, but send the wrong message and obscure an important …

 
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Reforestation is Essential to Deal with Climate Change

Whatever happened to the estimate that 51% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are from livestock agriculture (“Livestock and Climate Change,” Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang, WorldWatch, Nov.-Dec. 2009)? This certainly supports the vegan cause, but is it scientifically valid? This claim revolves around how much of an impact human land use has on the carbon …

 

Environmental Trivia

Where can you cut down on your energy use?   First, the assumptions: Xcel in Colorado produces 1.3 lb of CO2 per kWH generated (Source: Excel) A car gets 25 mpg. (This is the current average in the US. Source: Wikipedia ) Burning a gallon of gas releases 20 lb of CO2 ( Source: Fuel …