Ingrid Lobet

Recent Stories

Paper Trees in Precious Ground

Plantation industries have taken root across much of Southeast Asia's peatland forests, disturbing habitat with the highest carbon content in the world. The release of carbon from Indonesia's vast and deep peatlands has made this developing country the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter. Some forest experts say slowing this release could be one avenue for quick action on global warming. But how and whom to pay to stop Indonesia's carbon hemorrhaging in places like Riau province remains unclear.

Clearcut Chemicals

Oregon residents who live near big timber are asking whether an industry practice may be the source of herbicide in their urine.

Replanting Kenya

How Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai’s vision of planting a million trees launched the Green Belt Movement and empowered women across Africa.

The Most Sustainable Street in LA

Neighborhoods at the foot of the hills in Los Angeles are sometimes flooded with heavy rain, but in one area the street has been re-engineered to capture the rain and water the plants.


In the eastern Indonesian province of Kalimantan or Borneo, healthy forest remains. The Nature Conservancy is trying to persuade timber operators and officials there to make one district a model to demonstrate coordinated, reduced emissions from deforestation.