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Tiny House “Villages” for People Experiencing Homelessness Spreading Across the Country

From NextCity.org Tom Dalton is an anesthesiologist in Wilmington, North Carolina. The voicemail greeting on his cell phone says that he is probably busy putting someone to sleep, or waking them up. Spending most of...

Lasers find forest gaps to aid tree mortality studies in Brazilian Amazon

From MongaBay.com In the skies above far-flung corners of the Brazilian Amazon, a small plane aims laser beams down at the treetops to create a real-time topography down to the ground. Its goal is simple:...

France contributes to protection of Amazon stronghold, Yasuní National Park

From MongaBay.com France has rolled out a new initiative to fight deforestation and promote sustainable development. Under the initiative, announced in Ecuador in early December 2020, the South American country will be the first regional beneficiary...

St. Louisans Mapped Monuments of Their City, and Uncovered Surprising Connections

From NextCity.org To one person who lives in St. Louis, a pine grove in Forest Park is the real attraction in the shadow of the World’s Fair Pavilion. Another St. Louisan dreams of a revitalized Black Wall Street down...

Planned coal-trucking road threatens a forest haven for Sumatran frogs

From MongaBay.com JAMBI, Indonesia — Armed with a flashlight, 43-year-old Musadat walks slowly through the thick and dense Harapan forest, one of the last remaining expanses of lowland tropical rainforest on the Indonesian island of...

Biden’s Pause of New Federal Oil and Gas Leases May Not Reduce Production, but It Signals a Reckoning With Fossil Fuels

From InsideClimateNews.org It’s hard to overstate the symbolic importance of the executive order President Biden signed Wednesday that paused new leasing of oil and gas development on federal lands, among other actions on climate change....

Papua tribe moves to block clearing of its ancestral forest for palm oil

From MongaBay.com JAKARTA — Indigenous people in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua province are protesting against a company that’s preparing to raze their ancestral forest for a plantation megaproject plagued by allegations of irregularities and wrongdoing. Members of...

Florida Students Said They Weren’t Learning About Climate Change. Now They’re Teaching Each Other

From NextCity.org When Nicole Gazo took environmental science as a sophomore at Miami Palmetto Senior High, that was the first time she had been taught about climate change. “I started realizing that the material we...