Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...
"This ecologically rich landscape and critical wildlife habitat will be lost forever if industry is allowed to clear-cut our national forest."
"There are a lot of actions that we can take now... But what some of these...
"We have solutions ready to go; we're just missing the political will to act."
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