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Forest Protection Deal Signed in Canada

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Green groups, forest companies agree to three-year logging moratorium in stretch of Boreal woodlands.

A historic moment for industry and environmentalists in Canada this week, as conservation groups and lumber companies agreed to place a three year moratorium on the logging of a massive swath of northern Boreal forest. At 278,000 square miles, it's one of largest forest conservation settlements ever made, and is widely seen as a win win for all parties involved. In addition to providing......read more

BP: The Gulf Between Image and Reality

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By Wood Turner of Climate Counts

The devastating and escalating events in the Gulf of Mexico underscore an amazing collection of problems: reliance on polluting energy, absence of a coherent national energy plan, the problems with lax government oversight, and dozens of others. Perhaps most clearly, it shows the gulf we should have seen years ago between the image of BP and the reality of BP. This spiraling disaster might......read more

The Perils of ‘Green Watching’

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Wood Turner, head of Climate Counts, discusses the relationship between the media and the environment.

Earth Day is coming, and with it, hours and hours of “green” television programming and print media coverage. People who hardly give the environment a thought all year will be “Green Watching” programs – and advertisements – about how to be more environmentally responsible. In the past, I always thought of this heightened awareness as a good thing. The added......read more

Avatar as Environmental Radicalism

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Producer Harold Linde weighs in on the Hollywood-izing of the environmental movement.

James Cameron’s Avatar is without a doubt the most epic piece of environmental advocacy ever captured on celluloid, and it only very thinly veils its message which, on the heels of a failed Copenhagen summit, is more timely now than ever … Nature will always win. The film hits all the important environmental talking-points — virgin rain forests threatened by wanton......read more

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