• World’s Water Could Become Scarce if the Amazon Rainforest Is Destroyed

    World’s Water Could Become Scarce if the Amazon Rainforest Is Destroyed The world is already facing a severe water crisis. By Joe McCarthy and Erica Sanchez Nov. 20, 2018 The Amazon rainforest is home to 10% of the world’s species, generates 20% of global oxygen, and creates half of its own rain through an intricate […]

  • How Amazon forest loss may affect water — and climate — far away

    How Amazon forest loss may affect water — and climate — far away A surge in deforestation under Brazil’s new president could ‘tip’ the Amazon, affecting weather and water supplies — in Brazil and beyond. BY CRAIG WELCH NOVEMBER 19, 2018 The rate at which rainforest is being cleared in the Brazilian Amazon has increased […]

  • Fall Sustainability Series

    OCTOBER 10: EPA REGULATION ROLLBACKS: NOVEMBER 14: COASTAL RESILIENCE: Ways to Improve It DECEMBER 12: SAVE PLUM ISLAND JANUARY 9, 2019: IT’S A SEAPORT, NOT A MALL   OCTOBER 10: EPA REGULATION ROLLBACKS: Impact on Climate and Our Public Health Bridget Lee – Sr. Attorney, Sierra Club – Litigating Coal Ash RulesAlejandra Nunez – Sr. […]

  • Forest Immersion Provides a Host of Health Benefits

    Most of us sense that taking a walk in a forest is good for us. We take a break from the rush of our daily lives. We enjoy the beauty and peace of being in a natural setting. Now, research is showing that visiting a forest has real, quantifiable health benefits, both mental and physical. […]