News Roundup / Rainforest Alliance

Leaves and Twigs: An Unscientific Roundup of the Best Sustainability Stories on the Web

This week, Live Science busted 10 myths about climate change; a UN report revealed the impact of organized crime on tropical forest cover; and scientists identified one unique way that species are adapting to global warming.

  • Do you want to get serious about sustainability? Start on your next trip to the grocery store. [The Wall Street Journal]
  • Scientists have discovered a menagerie of new mammals in a remote Peruvian cloud forest, including probable species of night monkeys, porcupines, marsupials and gray foxes. [Mongabay]
  • Are species shifting the timing of important life cycle events in response to global warming? [Conservation Magazine]
  • Explore the week in wildlife, including lion cubs fighting, a seal awaiting treatment and a turtle hatchling making its way to the sea.  [The Guardian]
  • 10 myths about climate change. [Live Science]
  • Why does Rainforest Alliance certification matter? [Triple Pundit]
  • Big sustainable business news: Hershey has committed to sourcing 100 percent certified sustainable cocoa by 2020. [Business Wire]
  • Illegal logging is worth somewhere between $30 and $100 billion annually. [Mongabay]
  • Vietnam has a vibrant coffee culture – and a budding commitment to conservation. [Frog Blog]
  • How are these two hotels sustaining the planet and their local communities? [Triple Pundit]
  • A new United Nations report indicates that organized crime is responsible for up to 90 percent of all tropical forest loss. [Huffington Post]
  • The Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half of its coral cover. [The Guardian]
  • Can choosing Rainforest Alliance Certified chocolate help to keep forests standing? [Christina Cooks]
  • One project utilizes fishing to feed a community and enhance local biodiversity. [Frog Blog]

Tell us what stories captivated you this week!

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