Monthly Archives: July 2012

We Can Reforest the Earth

By Lester R. Brown Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health. Since 2000, the earth’s forest cover has shrunk by 13 million … Continue reading

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World in Serious Trouble on Food Front

By Lester R. Brown In the early spring of 2012, U.S. farmers were on their way to planting some 96 million acres in corn, the most in 75 years. A warm early spring got the crop off to a great … Continue reading

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Throwaway Economy Headed for Junk Heap of History

By Lester R. Brown In their book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, American architect William McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart conclude that waste and pollution are to be avoided entirely. “Pollution,” says McDonough, “is a … Continue reading

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