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03/26/2017 at 08:19. Facebook
Did you know some orchids live underground? Talk about hiding your light under a bushel! More of this beauty in the world, please...

Orchid

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yesterday at 20:00. Facebook
The blue-footed booby's name comes from the Spanish word "bobo," which, roughly translated, means doofus :) The bird's large feet give it an awkward gait, but there's nothing awkward about it when it swims or flies!

Blue-Footed Booby

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yesterday at 08:00. Facebook
“They’re such wonderful creatures,” she said. “Wouldn’t you like to fly? Wouldn’t you like to swim underwater for three days? Not to mention stinging. I have a neighbor I would like to sting.”

Couple donates bug collection worth $10m, a goldmine for researchers

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Rainforest Alliance
03/24/2017 at 20:10. Facebook
There are so many reasons to protect rainforests! They provide shelter and livelihoods to traditional forest communities, their trees help combat climate change by storing carbon, and their plants provide important medicines. Not to mention, they give us many of our staple foods!

7 Everyday Foods from the Rainforest

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Rainforest Alliance
03/24/2017 at 20:06. Facebook
Whoooo is heading out to enjoy nature this weekend?

Ural Owl

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Rainforest Alliance
03/24/2017 at 17:24. Facebook
Important article questioning the imperative for unending "growth."

"Clean energy, important as it is, won’t save us from this nightmare. But rethinking our economic system might. GDP growth has been sold to us as the only way to create a better world. But we now have robust evidence that it doesn’t make us any happier, it doesn’t reduce poverty, and its “externalities” produce all sorts of...
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Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can

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Rainforest Alliance
03/24/2017 at 14:29. Facebook
Worth revisiting this story from 2013 about an economic analysis by Trucost on the unpaid environmental costs of industry:

"The majority of unpriced natural capital costs are from greenhouse gas emissions (38%), followed by water use (25%), land use (24%), air pollution (7%), land and water pollution (5%), and waste (1%).

"So how much is that costing us? Trucost’s headline results are fairly...
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None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use

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Rainforest Alliance
03/23/2017 at 20:23. Facebook
"The scent of vanilla in the air kept me strangely satiated; I did not feel hungry even after hours of walking." Read this lovely travelogue from our colleague Sarah Fadika, who visited cocoa and vanilla farms in Madagascar as part of her work to improve sustainable farming practices there.

Doesn't it sound magical?

Where You Can Smell Vanilla in the Air

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Rainforest Alliance
03/23/2017 at 09:01. Facebook
What is the greatest global challenge of our time? Feeding 9 billion people by 2050 on a rapidly shrinking area of arable land ~ amid
droughts, floods, and extreme weather events caused by global warming.

What are we doing about it? Training hundreds of thousands of farmers to get the most out of their land and build climate resilience.

Climate-Smart Agriculture 101

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03/23/2017 at 06:35. Facebook
Rainforest Alliance
03/22/2017 at 23:52. Facebook
Strong forests can help mitigate the global water crisis. Learn more about what we can do to address this challenge together. #worldwaterday

Worried about water shortages? Then do something about them.

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Rainforest Alliance
03/22/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Clean water and good coffee! Two of our favorite things.

#worldwaterday

When Coffee Meets Water

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Rainforest Alliance
03/22/2017 at 20:54. Facebook
Clean water and good coffee! Two of our favorite things.
A happy story about water for World Water Day.

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When Coffee Meets Water

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Rainforest Alliance
03/22/2017 at 19:34. Facebook
It's World Water Day! Did you know that agriculture accounts for about 70 percent of freshwater usage globally? And that in many areas, this precious natural resource is being tapped more quickly than it can be replenished to meet the demands of our growing global population? Here's how we are working to address the global water crisis. #worldwaterday

Farmers on the Front Lines of the Global Water Crisis

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Rainforest Alliance
03/22/2017 at 16:11. Facebook
What better time than World Water Day to reduce your water consumption? Here are our recommendations for simple ways to change your habits. Some of them might surprise you! #worldwaterday

11 Tips for Conserving Water

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Rainforest Alliance
03/22/2017 at 06:03. Facebook
It's World Water Day!

Did you know that agriculture accounts for about 70 percent of freshwater usage globally? And that in many areas, this precious natural resource is being tapped more quickly than it can be replenished to meet the demands of our growing global population? Here's how we are working to address the global water crisis.

Farmers on the Front Lines of the Global Water Crisis

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Rainforest Alliance
03/21/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
The facts are clear: The future health of our planet is in jeopardy. We will not ignore man-made climate change just because the new U.S. administration is. Nor will we stop working to conserve forests—our most powerful ally in the fight to against climate change: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Rainforest Alliance
03/21/2017 at 21:02. Facebook
Deforestation and forest degradation account for 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture, one of the main causes of deforestation, creates even more GHG emissions. In recognition of this fact, the historic United Nations Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 emphasizes the critical importance of conserving forests, reforesting degraded land, and sustainably managing forests.
Rainforest Alliance
03/21/2017 at 20:18. Facebook
Sometimes you just need a sloth face to brighten your day.

Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth

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Rainforest Alliance
03/21/2017 at 06:46. Facebook
If you're wondering exactly how deforestation contributes to global warming, here's a great primer for the layperson.

Deforestation: An Emissions Triple-Whammy

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