Author Archives: Gary Chandler

About Gary Chandler

Gary Chandler is the founder and Executive Director of Sacred Seedlings, a division of Earth Tones, Inc.

Carbon Capture Market Gaining Momentum

Fossil Fuels Only Part Of The Equation The global carbon capture and storage (CCS) market is expected to exceed US $8.75 billion by 2025, according to a new report. The rising global energy demand along with the growing awareness towards … Continue reading

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Deforestation Surging Again In Amazon Basin

Deforestation In Brazil Not Expected To Stop The Brazilian government estimates that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon has increased by 29 percent over last year. That’s the second year in a row that deforestation in the Amazon accelerated. Last … Continue reading

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Deforestation In Mexico Driven By Illegal Avocado Farms

Agriculture Driving Global Deforestation You might want to think twice about buying avocados the next time you’re at the grocery store. The delicious green fruit has become hugely popular in recent years, topping many a salad and burrito, not to … Continue reading

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UN Recommends Reforestation Of Kilimanjaro

Vital Water Supplies Threatened Across East Africa The greater Kilimanjaro region is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. As the snows, glaciers and rains retreat, millions of lives and the future of nations hang in the balance. A new … Continue reading

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CITES Fails On Elephant Conservation

Nations Fail To Give Elephants Maximum Legal Protections Africa has lost more than a third of its wild elephants to poachers in the past decade. The next decade might be their last without global interventions. Unfortunately, a bid to give … Continue reading

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African Elephant Census Paints Bleak Picture

The Push Toward Extinction Gaining Momentum Results of a new survey reveal that Africa’s savannah elephants are going fast. The Great Elephant Census estimates that about 352,000 elephants remain—down from previous estimates of 419,000 to 650,000 elephants in 2013. The authors … Continue reading

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Deforestation Threatens Critical Ecosystems Across Africa

Campaign Will Help Reforest Kilimanjaro Region Ecosystems around the world are under assault like never before. The collapse of any ecosystem impacts life around the world–especially when the ecosystem is an anchor in Africa’s greenbelt. The greater Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania … Continue reading

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India Plants 50 Million Trees To Fight Climate Change

Reforestation Employed To Defend Ecosystems By Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic India reports that volunteers planted 49.3 million tree saplings on July 11, shattering the previous record for most trees planted in a single day. That record was set by … Continue reading

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Palm Oil Plantations vs. Biodiversity

Palm Oil Plantations Do Not Tolerate Wildlife By Melati Kaye, Scientific American and Mongabay I have been hiking through an oil palm plantation in Borneo for hours but have yet to see a single oil palm. Instead, mahogany and other … Continue reading

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China Reforestation Becoming A Global Model

Economic Growth Has Taken Its Toll On China’s Natural Resources The Chinese government has payed close attention to ecological and environmental issues for years. Contrary to popular belief, sustainability and environmental protection are long-term strategies vital to the country’s health … Continue reading

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