This vanishing forest protects the coasts—and lives—of two countries
Rising waters and illicit logging are killing the trees in the Sundarbans, the natural wall that protects the India-Bangladesh coast.
Before the arrival of settlers, the Great Northern Plain sprawled across the centre of the continent and rivalled the African savannah for wildlife, with herds of bison and pronghorn antelope numbering in the millions. It was also the home for species of birds and animals that lived nowhere else. Today that range is threatened by human incursion and in some areas there are only pockets of unadulterated prairie grassland left, small islands of a unique environment.
Millions of tons of plastic slip into oceans every year. Some floats and travels slowly with the currents, endangering the health of marine animals. The rest is hardly visible but is far more dangerous. Tiny bits of plastic sprinkle the ocean's surface or mix into the sandy seafloor and beaches. It ends up inside birds, fish, and other animals, harming them-and ultimately humans. Experts struggle with fear and hope as they work to stop the flood of plastic threatening living organisms ...
Beautiful, Large-format photographs of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume distills the essence of Wohlleben’s message to show trees in all their glory and diversity. Through rich language highlighting the interconnectedness of forest ecosystems, the book offers fascinating insights about the fungal communication highway known as the “wood wide web,” the difficult life lessons learned in tree school, the hard-working natural cleanup crews that recycle dying trees, and much…
We Are All Connected is a series that explores how we all live together in a shared balance upon Mother Earth. Each book explores a specific ecosystem with a focus on one animal and its adaptations for survival within that ecosystem. Indigenous interviewees, each living in one of these same areas, have responded to strategic questions as to how their community interacts with the same land, their traditional territory. Explore each text with a sense of inquiry in mind.
Heart Waters delves deeply into the history and ecology of a landscape whose critical value as a watershed is matched by its sheer beauty and diversity. A rich array of stunning images by Jasper-based photographer Brian Van Tighem complements the author’s well-researched explorations of the stories whispered by the living waters that drain from Banff National Park, Kananaskis Country and the famous ranchlands of the Bow River watershed.
How nature can save us from climate breakdown
When living systems – like forests, peat bogs, saltmarshes and the seabed – are allowed to recover, they draw down carbon from the atmosphere, reducing the c...
DVD:A decade ago when Mbarouk Mussa Omar visited Kokota, it was teetering toward collapse. He recognized deforestation and climate change as the culprits. Mbarouk teamed up with Jeff Schnurr, a Canadian visitor with tree planting experience and mobilized local residents to work with innovative solutions to adapt to climate change. Kokota: the Islet of Hope celebrates the engagement of a local community to adapt to a warming climate through reforesting their island.
Rewilding is an important environmental movement to restore habitats to their natural state in order to support native species and make room for animals to move freely. In this comprehensive look at rewilding, the authors present examples from around the world where endangered animals have been rehabilitated and returned to their natural habitats.
Biodiversity is the foundation for maintaining the balance between all living things. When species begin dying out, it upsets this delicate balance and can cause ecological tragedies. Earth's rainforests are homes to vast biodiversity but are also one of Earth's most threatened habitats. Animals risk losing their homes through pollution and deforestation. This book highlights at-risk animal and plant species and discusses ways readers can lessen their carbon footprint.