Did you know? China is planting a belt of trees to protect land from the expanding Gobi Desert. This Great Green Wall is projected to extend some 4,480 kilometers (2,800 miles), stretching from outer Beijing through Inner Mongolia (Nei Monggol). Unfortunately, recent pressures to expand food production appear to have slowed this tree planting initiative. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 8 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Transcript of Earth Day Biofuels teleconference with Lester Brown, Ken Cook (President of the Environmental Working Group), and Jonathan Lewis (attorney and Climate Program Coordinator with the Clean Air Task Force. See also op-ed in Washington Post, "Ethanol's Failed Promise."