Tropical Gardening: Plant trees to reduce carbon dioxide and pollutants

  • MCourtesy photo Marine biologist Drew Mcwhirter, the grandson of Tropical Gardening columnist Norma Bezona, and the team he is with clean debris on Kure Atoll. Scientists studying the human impact on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are also cleaning up marine debris that is adversely affecting the life and health of endangered species.

Earth Week officially concludes this weekend, but it reminds us that we should now be focusing on Earth Year and even Earth Century! A serious effort to plant trees in the coming decades can mitigate the effects of global warming.