Pictures: Falling water on six continents

January 27th, 2011


Waterfall in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Forest waterfall in Arenal, Costa Rica. Photo by Rhett A. Butler


Waterfall on the summit of Auyantepui, Venezuela. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

Jungle waterfall in Suriname. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.


Waterfall near Skogar in Iceland. Photo by Tina A. Butler.


Tad Lo waterfall in Laos. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

Waterfall on the island of Borneo, Malaysia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.


River and waterfalls on Cradle Mountain in Tasmanian, Australia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

Waterfalls in Milford Sound New Zealand. Photo by Nancy Butler.


Small waterfall in Madagascar. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

Waterfall in Bwindi, Uganda. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

Pictures: nature in Mendocino, California

January 22nd, 2011

Photos taken last weekend in Mendocino, California. Pictures by Rhett A. Butler

View the full set of Mendocino nature photos.

View the full set of Mendocino nature photos.

Forest on New Year’s morning

January 1st, 2011

Huddart County Park, Woodside, CA. Photos by Rhett A. Butler, Jan 1, 2011.

Rhett. Photo by AKB

Pictures: Forest hike in California (today)

December 28th, 2010

Redwood forest in Wunderlich. Photos by Rhett A. Butler

A few pictures from a short hike today in Wunderlich County Park in Woodside, California.

Forest carbon offsets under California’s AB-32

December 7th, 2010

The Tropical Forest Group, a forest policy organization, has released a briefing on California’s AB 32 Regulations, as it relates to the reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) mechanism.

Briefing Note on Proposed CA AB 32 Regulations

An editorial by John O. Niles of the Tropical Forest Group can be found at:

    Can RED Hot California Heat Up A Sedated Cancun?
    (12/07/2010) In his concession speech after the 2010 mid-term elections, President Obama said that prospects for meaningful US climate change legislation are doubtful for years. With the US and the international community unable to take even modest steps to combat global warming, the State of California has stepped up in a big, big way. Despite record unemployment rates, deficits and unemployment, California voters trounced a measure that would have suspended AB 32, California’s landmark climate change law. California’s AB 32 cap and trade program will soon be the biggest market for compliance emission reductions outside of Europe. In
    the wreckage of the Copenhagen talks and the new political landscape in America, California is the most dynamic jurisdiction for climate change implementation in the world.

Photo: Redwood forest in Woodside, CA

October 23rd, 2010

Redwood trees

Grove of young redwood trees in Woodside, CA. Photo taken today (Oct 23) by Rhett A. Butler

Desert horned lizard

October 19th, 2010

Horny toad lizard in Big Sur, California

A desert horned lizard, more commonly known as a horny toad, in Big Sur, California. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

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Photo: Forest canopy near Mount Tamalpais, California

September 27th, 2010
Dispea Trail in Marin County, California

Forest along the Dispea Trail, between Stinson Beach and Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, California. Photo taken September 27, 2010 by Rhett A. Butler.