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.
Lester Brown sat down with Kate Sheppard of the Huffington Post to discuss the release of his memoir Breaking New Ground and reflect on his remarkable life as an environmental leader. "There is perhaps no living environmental analyst and writer as prolific and widely known as Lester Brown," Sheppard writes. Click here for the full interview.